Report for St. Johns River (Florida) - 1913

District: 6th
Inspector: T.H. Gregg, Superintendent
Location: On seacoast of Fl., S side of mouth of the St. John's River & entrance to Jacksonville, FL.
Date of Report: 01/28/1913
Latitude: 30° 23' 37"
Longitude: 81° 25' 27"
Site: Purchased - deed recorded in office Registrar of Deeds, Duval, FL. NOTE: Data taken from copy of survey of reservation.
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 43.21 acres
Area Inclosed: 1/2 acre
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 200'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Wood picket fence with cement posts.
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By rail or boat from Jacksonville, FL.
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: 1/4 mile, Mayport, FL.
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Brick tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1830
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Rebuilt 1859, Repaired 1912
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: 77'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Clear sky - low marsh
Color of Tower: Red
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Seacoast.
Building Materials: Brick
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Stone
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 8" x 10"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 6 - sash 28" x 45"
Number of Doors: 1 - 6' 10" x 39"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Fast soil - sand - grass. Tower solid brick.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 3rd
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 69.5"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 5/16"
Size of Plates: 32" x 69.5"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper on iron frame, zinc lined.
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Copper, platinum point.
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Cast iron
Lantern Doors: None
Floor of Lantern: Cast iron
Watchroom Doors: Wooden trap.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Copper
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Button & ring

How is Watchroom Fitted: No locker - oil & air tank with air pump located here. 1 window - sash 28" x 36" - glass 7.5" x 10"
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 13,000
Name of Maker: Henry LePaute
Year Made: Unknown
Marks and Number: A Paris
Order of Apparatus: 3.5
Inside Diameter: 27 7/8"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: Fixed 315 degrees Naked light shows btwn 0 degrees & 45 degrees true (bearings from seaward)
Number of Panels: 4 of prisms, 1 blank
Number of Flash Panels: None
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 7
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 8
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube:
Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time:
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection:
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Type B IOV
Type of Illuminant: Mineral oil
Number of Spare Lamps: 1
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power: 1600

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 mantel
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 55 mm
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: 40' W of tower. Fitted with 4 wooden shelves.
Oil House Inside Dimension: 9' 2" x 11' 1"
Oil House Construction Material: Brick, tin covered; wooden roof.
Oil House Capacity: 244 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): 4 lockers in vestibule at base of tower
Suitability: Dry & suitable for their purposes.
Location: 75' NE
Coloring: White, lead trimmings, green blinds
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 8, unconnected kitchen
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: 2 - 1 shed & storeroom, 1 toilet.
Outhouse Coloring: White, lead trimmings
Paths and Walks: Concrete
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: 1/2 acre
Area Cultivated: 66' x 78'
Character of Surroundings: Sandy, low marsh
Stove, Maker: Miller Gem
Stove, Size: No. 950
Sink, Maker: Galv. iron
Sink, Size: 6" x 15.5" x 27"
Pump, Maker: Douglas
Pump, Size: No. 2 Pitcher
Lamps: 1 table lamp, 2 hand tubular lantern.
How Procured: Cisterns, 2
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: Not liable
Purity Precaution: Washed & cleaned once a year.
Tank Capacity: About 2000 gals., each 8' x 8' x 4' 6"
Tank Material: 1 brick, 1 concrete
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: Malaria
Prevalency: Early fall, but not prevalent
Local Causes: Yes
Recommended Improvements: No