Report for Sandusky Bay Outer Range Rear Beacon (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. Bartlett, Chief Clerk & Norris Works, Supt.
Location: In 6.5' of water, on W'ly prolongation of the axis of the improved channel on Sandusky Bay, about 2620' S 57 degrees W in rear of Front Beacon.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 29' 00"
Longitude: 82° 42' 44"
Site: On crib in navigable waters of Sandusky Bay.
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Area of the Entire Site: Crib 40' x 40' = 1600 sq. ft.
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Wharf or Landing on Premises: Landing stairs in SW face of crib.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat from Front Beacon 2620'
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: Built in 1898 - lights 1st exhibited in 1900.
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Superstructure of pier decayed.
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 57' 2"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 60'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky & bay
Color of Tower: White, on red crib
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached, at Front Beacon, 2620' distant.
Object of Navigation: Rear beacon of range for entering Sandusky Bay Outer Channel from lake
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 10"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 10"
Diameter at Base: 18' 2"
Diameter at Parapet: 9' 7"
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden
Number of Landings: 3
Size of Glass: 10" x 12"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 10 windows, each with 2 sash, each with 4 lts 10" x 12"
Number of Doors: 1 entrance door to tower, vestibule on SW face.
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Timber crib filled with stone, resting on lake bottom at 12'
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: Foundation pier, superstructure is decayed.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass: 7' 2.5"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4" to 3/8"
Size of Plates: 2 panes 33" x 36" and 5 panes 35" x 36"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 1 door 45 degrees
What Bearings: S 55 degs 30 E to S 10 degrees 30 E; Azimuth 124 - 30 to 169 - 30 Bearing of range S 57 degrees W Center of door on line at right angles to NW range
Construction Material Lantern: Wood
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Wood, copper covered & zinc lined.
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Brass pinnacle, platinum point.
Description of Lightning Rod: Galv. twisted conductor led down side & thru pier into water.
Balustrade: Wooden, covered with copper.
Lantern Doors: 1 double wooden door
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: None
Parapet Diameter: 6' 6"
Location / Number: 4 brass ventilators with revolving discs.
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: Small wooden step ladder inside.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Brass, screwed into sides.

How is Watchroom Fitted: Closet with shelves in corner
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Illuminating Apparatus
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Name of Maker: Sautter, Haile & Co., Paris
Year Made: 1891
Marks and Number: No. 351
Order of Apparatus: 5th order
Inside Diameter: 14 3/4"
Light Characteristic: Fixed white - with constant level & reservoir, attachment for 5-day service.
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Arc of Each Fixed Part: 180 degrees - visible S 33 degrees E to N 33 degrees W; Azimuth 147 degrees to 327 degrees; Range bears S 57 degrees W. Light visible 90 degrees on each side.
Number of Panels: 2 90 degree panels, 2 90 degree prismatic reflectors
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Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Pedestal: Wooden
Service Table: Wooden
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Lamp Description: 5th order
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Number of Spare Lamps: 2 with connection for 5-day tank, 1 without connection.
Number of Spare Burners: None
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Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/4"
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: Oil kept in oil rooms at front tower in basement of dwelling.
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