Report for St. Augustine (Florida) - 1911

District: 6th
Inspector: H.A. Field, Capt. USN
Location: On seacoast of Florida, on N'ly end of Anastasia Island S'ly of St. Augustine Inlet; 32 miles SSE'ly of St. John's River Light & 52 miles NNW'ly from Mosquito Inlet Light Station.
Date of Report: 11/28/1911
Latitude: 29° 53' 07"
Longitude: 81° 17' 12"
Site: No record in District
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 17.1 acres
Area Inclosed: 90' x 190'
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: (to fence 725 & to tower 160) = 885'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Brick
Wharf or Landing on Premises: No
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Trolley car from St. Augustine 2 miles distant.
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: Anastasia, 1/5 mile.
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Conical tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1824
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1871
Condition at This Date:
Shape of Tower in Plan:
Form of Tower:
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 161'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees & skyline
Color of Tower: White foundation with black cornice, shaft painted with black & white spiral bands. Lantern red
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Seacoast, for general navigation
Building Materials: Brick - stone - iron
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Circular iron steps from btwn landings.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 9 1/4" x 12" & 10" x 12"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 5 - Upper sash 24x28" 2 swinging sashes 12x54" ea 12 panes 9 1/4x12"; 2 U sash 26x42" 2 swinging sashes 13x54" ea 14 panes 9 1/4x12"; 2 U sash 27x42", 2 swinging sashes 13.5x66.5", ea 16 panes 10x12"; 6 U sash 21x44", L sash 21x48", ea 10 panes 10x12"
Number of Doors: 4; 1 - 26.5" x 80"; 1 - 34" x 79"; 4 - 39" x 90"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower in good condition.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 1st
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 16 (12 - 2" dia)
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 9' 8"
Number of Plates in Height: 3
Number of Plates Each Side: 3
Thickness of Plates: 5/16"
Size of Plates: 27 3/4" x 39 x 30 3/4, 27 3/4 x 44 3/4
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron & brass
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper - zinc lined - iron rafters
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Copper - platinum tipped
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Iron
Lantern Doors: None
Floor of Lantern: Cast iron & glass dead lights.
Watchroom Doors: Single wood iron hinges.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: Iron
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Cup hooks to tie rods

How is Watchroom Fitted: Upper or last landing below service room, fitted with 1 wood locker & drawers for spare parts
How is Relief Called: Bell wires, #16 rubber covered
Where is Call System Led: Inside of tower over draw transom to dwelling to gong in hole in wall btwn dwellings.
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus: 2 3/4 hours
Intensity in Candles: Flash 160,000; Fixed 36, 000
Name of Maker: L. Sautter Limonnier & Cie
Year Made: ?
Marks and Number: L. Sautter Limonnier & Cie
Order of Apparatus: 1st
Inside Diameter: 72.5"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution: 9 minutes
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 360 degrees
Number of Panels: 3 flash panels each 45 degrees, 6 steady panels each 37.5 degrees form the revolving belt
Number of Flash Panels: 3
Arc of Each: 45 degrees
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 17
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 18 (16 fixed panels)
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 8 (14 fixed panels) 2 used as entrance to lens
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: True
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Cast iron base supports 4 columns (within which is glass clock box) on which rests chariot.
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: Russian iron tube 6" in dia. bolted to damper tube.
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls: Chariot
Chariot Description: Steel chariot, 8 brass wheels 6 1/4" dia. worn to flat face) revolving base plate of lens runs on chariot wheels, with 3 1/8" brass friction wheels 8 above, 8 below.
Length of Drop Tube: Drops from 1st landing to pit in floor of tower
Clock Weight: 270 lbs
Length of Winding Time: 2 3/4 hours
Drive During Rewind: No (reqs. 20 sec to wind)
Machinery Protection: Glass case
Regulated: Automatic ball governor & fan
Lens Protection: Linen cover
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 55 mm IOV
Type of Illuminant: Oil
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 used for pedestal of IOV burner
Number of Spare Burners: 2 - 5 wick, 1 IOV
Candle Power: Not known

Clock Cord Description
Revolving Cord: 7/16" steel wire
Size of Clock Cord: 7/16"
Length of Clock Cord: 150'
How Led: From clock to roller & thru fair leads at center of each landing to first one.
Diameter and Length of Clock Drum: 8.5" x 10.5"

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 mantle
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 2"
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 1 small wood in service of watch room
Oil House Description: 75' SE of tower, wood shelves
Oil House Inside Dimension: 12' x 15.5' x 8' 6"
Oil House Construction Material: Brick & tin roof
Oil House Capacity: 500 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): 1 store or work room 50' E'ly of tower, contains paints, tools, etc.
Suitability: Dry & suited.
Location: 100' S of tower
Coloring: Red
Construction Materials: Brick
Number of Rooms: Keeper - 4 rooms, bath & kitchen; 1st Asst. - 2 rooms, bath & kitchen; 2nd Asst. - 2 rooms.
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: Keeper has 1/2, 1st asst 2nd floor other 1/2, 2nd asst, 1st floor other 1/2.
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: 1
Outhouse Coloring: White
Paths and Walks: Concrete from tower to dwelling, yard covered with coquina.
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Sand
Stove, Maker: Monarch Beaver; Minnis Stove Co; New Perfection #3
Stove, Size: No. 8 - 110; Miller Gem #950; 3 burner
Sink, Maker: Porcelain (3)
Sink, Size: 18 x 30 x 6 (3)
Pump, Maker: W. D. Douglas Middletown, CT (2)
Pump, Size: #2 (2)
Lamps: 3 table, 3 hand & 3 lanterns
How Procured: Windmill & well 14' deep
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Cleaned yearly - Kerosened to kill mosquitoes
Tank Capacity: 2 - 6000 gal under dwelling
Tank Material: Brick
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: Driven well 14' deep
Well Diameter: 2"
Well Lining: Yes
Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling: 135'
General Opinion: Healthy
Diseases: None
Prevalency: No
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: No landing. Station on trolley line about 300 yds distant. Then sand road to light station.
Distance and Direction: Stores landed on beach about 1/4 mile N'ly of station.
Miscellaneous Remarks: During winter months & tourist season, station is overrun with visitors; entailing much additional duty to show them tower & clean after them.