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1565. (photo) Hospital Point Lighthouse, Beverly, Mass. c.1906.

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1565. (photo) Hospital Point Lighthouse, Beverly, Mass. c.1906.

1565. (photo) Hospital Point Lighthouse, Beverly, Mass. c.1906. Close early photo of the light tower and keeper’s house at Hospital Point. For decades, Beverly, Massachusetts, boasted an active fishing and trading port, but it took the maritime commerce in adjacent Salem to motivate The Lighthouse Board to establish a lighthouse at Hospital Point. Joseph Henry Herrick served as Hospital Point Light Keeper for the 43 years between 1873 and 1917. This photo was taken during Keeper Herrick’s tenure. Keeper Herrick never received a pay raise from the Lighthouse Service and he never missed a day of work while he kept the light and raised his family in the keeper’s house. Photo remains clear and sharp and measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” on postcard paper. Postmarked April 16, 1906. (VG+). $24.