Report for Sea Haven (New Jersey) - 1910

District: 4th
Inspector: Ray L Hankinson
Location: On N'ly side of Little Egg Inlet, on extreme S'ly point of Tucker Beach
Date of Report: 02/19/1910
Latitude: 39° 29' 08"
Longitude: 74° 18' 26"
Site: Purchase /condemnation proceedings
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 09/13/1909
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 1 1/5 acres
Area Inclosed: No
Character of Soil: Sand
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 130'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None except beach
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: Drive to tower on beach
Means to Reach Light Station: By launch or by team
Distance to Nearest Road: About 8 miles to Beach Haven RR station
Distance to Post Office: 8 miles to Beach Haven
Distance to Village: 8 miles to Beach Haven
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Launch or team from Beach Haven or Tuckerton
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Structural steel tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1909 November
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Excellent
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: No ventilator ball
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: About 25'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Distant trees
Color of Tower: Brown
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: No Keeper's dwelling at site, Keeper lives at Tucker Beach Light station
Object of Navigation: Harbor in Channel light for local navigation purposes.
Building Materials: Steel on concrete base
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Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron to be changed to wood later
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Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Concrete 3'
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Sand
Soil Susceptibility: No
Miscellaneous Remarks: Site low & liable to be covered with water at extreme high water.
Lantern and Fixtures
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Ventilator / Cowl: None
Lightning Spindle: None
Description of Lightning Rod: None
Balustrade: Wooden gallery & rail around lens lantern to be put on later
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Illuminating Apparatus
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Name of Maker: Barbier, Benard & Turenne
Year Made: Probably 1909
Marks and Number: None, except name of maker
Order of Apparatus: Lens Lantern
Inside Diameter: 11 13/16"
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Pedestal: Lantern sets on a small wooden base.
Service Table: None
Draft Tube Description: None
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Length of Drop Tube: None
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Machinery Protection: No machinery
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Red Sectors Description: None
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Lamp Description: 5th order Burner, 1 wick
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Number of Spare Lamps: 1
Number of Spare Burners: 1
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/8"
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: No closets
Oil House Description: At base of tower
Oil House Inside Dimension: 6' 8" square
Oil House Construction Material: Wood
Oil House Capacity: About 180 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): None
Access to Lighthouse: No landing except on beach
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Wooden stairs on outside of tower soon to be installed in place of iron ladder now in use.