Bakers Island Light Station is located on Bakers Island in Salem Sound, a 60-acre island with a large summer colony. The lighthouse stands at 59 feet tall and continues to guide ships in and out of Salem Harbor with an alternating 20 second white-red light. The 10 acre light station, which includes 6 historic structures such as two keepers houses, an oil house, and a lantern room (now operating as a gift shop) is located in the northwest quadrant of the island, and was formally owned and operated by the US Coast Guard. The rest of the island is in private ownership including the Bakers Island Wharf. The deed to historic Bakers Island Light Station was transferred on August 27, 2014, from the United States government to the Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage). Currently, the only way for the public to access the island is aboard Essex Heritage's landing craft the Naumkeag for tours, overnights, or special trips from June until September.