The mystery of Baker's Island
John Blanding/Globe Staff
Full story Baker's Island residents wary of visitors
On a 60-acre island 5 miles off the coast of Salem, about 100 summer residents are fiercely dedicated to protecting their privacy. There are no public roads on the privately owned parcels of land, and residents glide along on golf carts to social outings, make do with wells and cisterns for drinking water, and use solar power and propane gas to provide heat and electricity for their cottages.
Baker's Island in July of 1995.