Report for Stage Harbor (Massachusetts) - 1931

District: 2nd
Inspector: H. L. Bartlett, Junior Engineer
Location: On Hardings Beach, NW side of Chatham Roads
Date of Report: 07/22/1931
Latitude: 41° 39' 32"
Longitude: 69° 59' 03"
Site: Purchase by condemnation
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 10/27/1879
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 3 acres more or less
Area Inclosed: Whole
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 400'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises: No wharf - beach landing
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Boat, about 2 miles to Chatham PO or by carriage
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office:
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1880
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Has never been rebuilt
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: 40'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees & town of Chatham
Color of Tower: White, black lantern
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Yes, by covered way
Object of Navigation: Bay, harbor & local navigation
Building Materials: Iron, brick lined
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 21" x 10.5"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 3; 24 3/4" x 48"
Number of Doors: 1; 2' 9.5" x 6' 3"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower in good condition. Old barn at station demolished by keeper. Authority to demolish barn obtained from Bureau, November 24, 1926 (Bureau notified December 17, 1926)
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10, 4.5 sides blank
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars: 1"
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 27" x 36.5"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 4.5 plates 162 degrees of arc
What Bearings: 314 degrees & 116 degrees
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle: Yes, with conductor leading down into ground
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Yes
Lantern Doors: Iron - fitted with hinges
Floor of Lantern: Iron
Watchroom Doors: Wood trap door hinged
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern - 5 each
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: No
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Spring roll curtains

How is Watchroom Fitted: Fitted with closet for storing spare parts
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 680
Name of Maker: L. Sautter & Co.
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: Paris
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19.5"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 90 degrees
Number of Panels: 4 (one open)
Number of Flash Panels: None
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5 fixed
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3 fixed
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: None - cone only
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: Aladdin lamp
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: 2
Candle Power: 88 cp

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick & 1 mantel
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 1 5/8"
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: 200' SW'ly of tower
Oil House Inside Dimension: 8' 8" x 10' 8"
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity: About 450
Other (Describe): None
Location: 15' E'ly
Coloring: White with lead colored trimmings
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 6
Number of Dwellings: One
Heating Plant: Direct hot water
Number of Keepers: Keeper only
Furnished Quarters: Keeper
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Fuel house
Outhouse Coloring: White lead trim
Paths and Walks: Plank walks between dwelling & fuel house
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Sandy
Stove, Maker: Hawes-Lincoln
Stove, Size: 8-18
Sink, Maker: Not known
Sink, Size: 22" x 48"
Pump, Maker: Douglas
Pump, Size: #2
Lamps: 1 brass table 2 brass hand lamps from General Depot.
How Procured: Rain water and well
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Frequent cleaning
Tank Capacity: 2865 gals. In cellar of dwelling
Tank Material: Bricks, cement lined.
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: 7' deep
Well Diameter: 21"
Well Lining: Yes, tile
Pump or Bucket: Bucket
What Power Used: Hand
Distance from Dwelling: About 100'
General Opinion: Healthful
Diseases: None
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Beach landing, no wharf or boathouse. Sandy & poor road from main highway to lighthouse
Distance and Direction: Beach landing about 700' SW'ly
Miscellaneous Remarks: Station in very good condition.
Boat Number: 17
Type: Power Dory
Length: 5'
Width: 18' 8"
When Built: 1898
Date Harbored at Station: Dec. 1925
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes

Power Boat
Engine Type: Gasoline
Horsepower: 3
Engine Maker: Minaus Motor Works - Stamford Conv. Engine # 31565
Spare Coil: Enduro - make & break American Electrical Works, Phillipsdale, RI
Magnet: None
Battery: 6 dry cells
Propeller Diameter: 15"
Propeller Pitch: 22"

General Information:
Boats on Station: At mooring & on beach