Report for Tree Point (Alaska) - 1935

District: 16th
Location: On mainland on E'ly side of S'ly entrance to Revillagigedo Channel
Date of Report: 09/26/1935
Latitude: 54° 48' 07"
Longitude: 130° 55' 57"
Site: Public Land set aside by Executive Order
Date of Reservation: 01/06/1901
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 679 acres
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 80'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station:
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: 42 miles to Ketchikan by launch via regular steam-boat channels.
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern:
Number of Separate Lights:
First Built or Established: Lens lantern displayed, 1903; present light April 30, 1904
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Electrified & new tower March 18, 1935. Reinforced concrete light & fog signal bldg built 1934, placed in commission March 18, 1935.
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: 86'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
Color of Tower: White concrete, black lantern
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation:
Building Materials: Reinforced concrete
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps:
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass:
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 7 windows 24" x 28" glass main b;dg 4 double & 3 single windows, glass 24" x 28"
Number of Doors: 2 front doors 3' 6" x 7', rear doors 2' 6" x 6' 8", tower door 2' x 6' 8"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: At rear of tower, a knoll rises to height of tower at distance of about 80'.
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: 5' 9"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side:
Thickness of Plates: 7/16"
Size of Plates: 9 plates; 2' 7.5" x 5' 8.5"; 1 plate in door 2' 3.5" x 2' 9.5" (1 plate over door 2' 7.5" x 2' 9.5"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron, bronze & glass, sheet iron lining.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Cast iron with zinc lining.
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle:
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Brass railing
Lantern Doors: 1, hung on 3 hinges & closing against rubber strip bolted top & bottom.
Floor of Lantern: Concrete
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Co., St. Louis
Where is Call System Led: From fog signal bldg to each dwelling & to wharf.
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 38,000; standby lamp 13,000
Name of Maker: Henry LePaute
Year Made:
Marks and Number: HL/326 (Ball bearings marked Germany)
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19 11/16"
Light Characteristic: Flash 1 sec., eclipse 5 sec
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 10
Number of Flash Panels: 10
Arc of Each: 36 degrees
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 3
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 6, flash
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3, flash
Does Apparatus Revolve?: True
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Hollow cast iron post, anchor bolted to concrete floor.
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery: Electric motor drive, Jannette Mfg. Co., Chicago. IL 1725R.P. type DS 18, 1/10 HP, 110V DC, 1.2A, 1 RPM, Serial # 241081; Gear reduction 419; 1 type SWD Jannette Lens on 23 ball bearings 5/16" dia.
Standby and Description: Clock works - 4th order, 3/16" dia., clock wire over 4 sheaves. Clock drum 3 11/16" x 5 7/16"; Tube 4" x 30'
Chariot Float or Balls: Ball bearings
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: 150 W lamp; IOV standby
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps:
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power:

Chariot Balls
Balls Description: Ball bearings
Cage to Separate Balls: False
Number of Balls: 23
Diameter of Balls: 5/16"
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Built in work bench along N wall of engine room with drawers & cupboards below. Built-in desk in office room. Flag locker underneath stairs tower 1st floor. 4th floor of tower has built-in cabinet 16" x 12' x 4' 6" fitted drawers & lockers.
Oil House Description: Tanks for diesel oil in steel tanks cast in concrete in basement 5000 gal cap. 2 oil houses, 1 30' & other 80' SE'ly from fog signal bldg.
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material: Concrete foundations, frame covered with galv. corrugated iron, roof same material.
Oil House Capacity: 800 5-gal cans each house.
Other (Describe):
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Type F 2 tone diaphone - top horn #14, bottom horn #2 - built by LHS
Time to Start:
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 5 sec. blast, 35 sec. silent
Duplication: Yes
Timing Device: Furnished with diaphone driven by electric motor with 7.5" pulley with 3/8" V bell to 10" pulley on timer. Drive motor Janette Mfg. Co., Chicago. Type DS 18; 1/10 HP; 110V DC; 1.2A; compound, 1725 RPM serial No. 241080
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water: 50'
Compass Direction: S 66 degrees W
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building: 1 story rectangular reinforced concrete bldg with full basement 18' x 36', with square concrete tower, 15' square attached to front center of bldg. Tower is part of bldg. Tower is 58' high to focal plane. Entire bldg finished with white medusa cement.
Pressure And Recording Gauge: #1 Amer. Steam Gauge Valve Mfg Co., Boston No. 1117095; #2 Name unknown, No. 120 Unloader RC type R. Conrader Co., Erie, PA.
Auxillary Compressors
Compressor #1
Engine Kind: Diesel 2 cycle, 2 cyl
Engine Manufacturer: FAB Tuxham, San Francisco
Engine Serial Number: N engine #2654; S engine # 2653
Engine Cylinder Size: 6 3/4 bore x 7 1/4 stroke
Engine HP: 30 HP
Engine Speed (RPM):
Starter: Air pressure & electrically heated coil plugs
Size, Capacity, Receivers: 2 tanks, 4' dia. x 10' long.
Remarks: Fuel - diesel
Compressor Kind: Air single stage, 2 cyl
Compressor Maker: Rix Co., San Francisco
Compressor Serial Number: Size HD, No. 2372 - 2374
Compressor Cylinder Size:
Compressor Air Capacity:
Compressor RPMs:
Compressor #2
Engine Kind: Type RAY 915 (in duplicate)
Engine Manufacturer: Lawson Engine
Engine Serial Number: 9390 9391
Engine Cylinder Size: 1 cylinder
Engine HP: 1 HP
Engine Speed (RPM): 1750
Starter: Hand
Size, Capacity, Receivers: 12" x 48" (in duplicate)
Remarks: Gasoline fuel
Compressor Kind:
Compressor Maker: Curtis (in duplicate)
Compressor Serial Number: 1542-3908 1540-4112
Compressor Cylinder Size: 2.5" x 2 5/8"
Compressor Air Capacity:
Compressor RPMs:

Engine Generators
Engine Kind: 3 units - type E 63
Engine Manufacturer: Westinghouse
Engine Serial Number: 4453021, 4781452, 4781389
Number of Cylinders (Engine): 1
Engine Cylinder Size:
Engine HP: 3 HP
Fuel: Kerosene or gasoline
Starter: Hand or from 110V source
Date Installed: 1934
Generator Kind: Type E 63
Generator Maker: Westinghouse
Generator Serial Number:
Generator Cylinder Size:
Air Capacity: 1.5 KW
Number of Cylinders (Generator):

Storage Battery
Kind: Exide Iron Clad Type 6V-SB-200 A.H.
Maufacturer: The Electric Storage Battery Co.
Number of Cells: 56
Cells Per Tray: 3 cells/tray, 19 trays, 2 single trays 1 cell each
Capacity: 200 A.H.
Location: 1st floor tower
Date Installed: 1934, Navy Std. contract 8756; Batteries used for heating starting elements on fog signal engines.
Location: 60' NE'ly from tower
Coloring: White with brown roofs
Construction Materials: Wood with concrete basements.
Number of Rooms: 6 rooms & bath each
Number of Dwellings: 3
Heating Plant: "The Capitol" size 6A No. N-1960 US Radiator Corp. Ther Altimeter Jas Marsh Co., Chicago Thermostat No 444 EJ Deegan Mfg. Co. NY; Crane No. 1 sec. boiler Cat. No 1, - 5W Ser. BA (2); Ideal Red flasher boiler No 1-W-5 Ser. 9-13-H American Radiator Co.
Number of Keepers: 1 each dwelling
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: 1 barn, 16' x 30' with 3 rooms, connected with shop, hay loft above
Outhouse Coloring: White, brown roofs.
Paths and Walks: Concrete walks around dwellings & extend to tramway.
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings:
Stove, Maker: Monarch (3)
Stove, Size: Malleable No. 3736K(1); # 5876N (2)
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 20" x 30" (3)
Pump, Maker: None
Pump, Size:
How Procured: Obtained from small creek & piped by gravity
Quality: Good in spring during heavy rains, bad in summer
Quantity: Supply short at times in summer.
Injury Possible:
Purity Precaution: Water passes thru filter cistern before entering main cistern.
Tank Capacity:
Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
Access to Lighthouse: Landing in small bay. Inclined tramway leads from boathouse to wharf, distance abt. 175'. Wharf 28' x 40' built on creosoted timbers set on concrete footings fastened to solid rock. Supplies & boats landed on wharf by stiff leg derrick having a 60' boom.
Distance and Direction: About 1800' E'ly from tower.
Miscellaneous Remarks: Shop machine: lathe 5" screw cutting 4 to 40 threads, change gears (Dayton Hardware Co., Portland OR). Wooden stiff leg derrick with bull wheel operated by Clyde 2 drum hoist 60' boom.
Boat #1
Boat Number: 86
Type: Launch
Length: 7' 1"
Width: 24'
When Built: August 1931
Date Harbored at Station: Dec. 1931
Sails: False
Suited to Work:
Boat #2
Boat Number: 84
Type: Dinghy
Length: 4' 11"
Width: 16'
When Built: 1930
Date Harbored at Station: Jan. 1931
Sails: False
Suited to Work:
Boat #3
Boat Number: 93
Type: Whaleboat
Length: 4' 8"
Width: 16'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station: May 1933
Sails: False
Suited to Work:

Power Boat
Engine Type: Palmer PWR 2 type, 2 cyl, 4 cyc. Ser. No. 2370927
Horsepower: 12
Engine Maker:
Spare Coil:
Magnet: Bosch
Propeller Diameter: 20"
Propeller Pitch: 18" 3-blades

Hoisting Engines
Engine #1
Hoisting Engine Kind: Le Roi Model 2c
Engine RPMs: Le Roi Engine Co.
Engine Diameter:
Engine Stroke:
Engine Boiler:
Engine Maker and Date:
Serial Number: 28301
Cylinders and Size: 4
Horsepower: 15
Fuel: Gasoline
Hoist Starter: Electric
Hoist Miscellaneous:
Engine #2
Hoisting Engine Kind: Horizontal
Engine RPMs: Meitz & Weiss
Engine Diameter:
Engine Stroke:
Engine Boiler:
Engine Maker and Date:
Serial Number: 2042
Cylinders and Size: 1 cyl 7" x 8"
Horsepower: 6
Fuel: Kerosene
Hoist Starter: Hand starter after preheating with torch
Hoist Miscellaneous: