Report for Salem Creek (New Jersey) - 1910

District: 4th
Inspector: Thos. J. Rout, Jr. Superintendent
Location: In 4.5' of water in Salem Cove, NJ, at entrance to Salem Creek on E'ly side of Delaware River, NJ
Date of Report: 12/22/1910
Latitude: 39° 34' 17"
Longitude: 75° 03' 07"
Site: Located in navigable waters in Delaware River
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site:
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: Surrounded by water
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Crib is provided with wooden ladder extending down to water.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: No road
Means to Reach Light Station: By RR to Salem, NJ thence by private conveyance & boat to light station.
Distance to Nearest Road: About 1.5 miles by boat to public road; distance to RR sta. about 4 miles.
Distance to Post Office: About 3.5 miles (Salem, NJ)
Distance to Village: About 3.5 miles (Salem, NJ)
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Team can be hired at Salem, NJ to water's edge; & private boat to light station
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Post on wooden crib
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1896
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1910
Condition at This Date: Gppd
Shape of Tower in Plan: No tower; Foundation crib, square 24' x 24'
Form of Tower: Crib is pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 21'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees & farm lands
Color of Tower: Post, tank house, ladder etc - white
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: No dwelling
Object of Navigation: Marks mouth of Salem Creek, NJ for local navigating purposes
Building Materials: Foundation crib is of wood with an iron covering.
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: Crib 8"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: Crib 8"
Diameter at Base: Crib 24' c 24' square
Diameter at Parapet: Crib 8' x 8' square
Kind of Stairway and Steps: None - ladder used
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: No windows
Number of Windows and Size of Sash:
Number of Doors: 1 door; entrance to tank house.
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Foundation - 12" x 12" timbers bolted together & resting on wood pile
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: At base of lantern post is a small frame tank house painted white.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: AGA standard 200 mm lantern
Shape of Lantern: Cylindrical
Diameter to Glass: 200 mm
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: Round
Type of Bars: Helical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 7 3/4"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: Round lantern
Thickness of Plates: About 1/4"
Size of Plates: Standard plates for 200 mm AGA lantern
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Metal & glass
Construction Material Roof / Cowl:
Ventilator / Cowl:
Lightning Spindle:
Description of Lightning Rod:
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Floor of Lantern:
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
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Name of Maker: American Gasaccumulator Co
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: On sun valve # 206 S10
Order of Apparatus: Standard 200 mm lantern
Inside Diameter: About 7 3/4"
Light Characteristic: White light during period of 0.3 sec, separated by eclipse of 2.7 sec duration
Time of Revolution: Not moveable
Flash Interval: 2.7 sec.
Duration of Flash: 0.3 sec
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 360 degrees
Number of Panels: AGA lantern used
Number of Flash Panels: None
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: One
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum:
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced: Eclipses are produced by an automatic device operated by flow of gas consumed by light.
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: None
Service Table: None
Draft Tube Description: None
Revolving Machinery: Not revolving
Standby and Description:
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Chariot Description:
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Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection: No machinery
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced: Not colored
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Single 1/2 c ft burner
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: None
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:

Compressed Gas
Gas Container: 4 tanks 9" x 60" each of 177 cft cap.
Compressed Gas Capacity: 4tanks each 177 cft = 708 cft
Compressed Gas Charge: About 140 lbs
How Supply Renewed: By having them recharged at factory
At What Intervals: About 20 months
Spare Containers:

Gas Light
Gas Light Kind: Acetylene, high pressure
Gas Light Number of Burners: 1 burner
Kind of Burner: Gas 1/2 cft
Candlepower Per Burner: 166
Total Candlepower: 166
Consumption Gas Burner Per Hour: 1/20 cft
Total Consumption Per Hour: 1/20 cft
How Gas Obtained: From tanks in tank house

Occulting Light
Characteristic: White light during period of 0.3 sec, separated by eclipse of 2.7 sec duration
Time Limit: Any desired characteristic can be obtained
Eclipse Type:
Size and Amplitude:
Axis Rotation:
Axis Relation:
Screen Revolution:
Screen Number:
Screen Time:
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Screen Date:
Valve Maker: AGA Company
Valve Pattern: Standard valve
Reliability: Yes
Access to Lighthouse: Crib is provided with wooden ladder by which landing can be made from small boat.
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: This is a 4-tank AGA acetylene system, 2nd one installed in this district.