Report for Bullocks Point (Rhode Island) - 1937

District: 2nd
Inspector: J. K. Ramsey
Location: Providence River
Date of Report: 08/11/1937
Site: Submarine Site
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site:
Area Inclosed: None
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: Submarine site
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Land on foundation directly
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Boat from W. Barrington
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: One
First Built or Established: 1872
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1937 Foundation only
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: 48'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: High wooded land, small towns
Color of Tower: White, black trim
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Tower mounted on top of dwelling.
Object of Navigation: Channel - Providence River
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wood - spiral
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 10 1/4" x 11.5" - 2 lts each window
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 2 - 12" x 26.5"
Number of Doors: 1 - 2' x 7'
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Wood dwelling on granite pier, protected by rip rap. Lantern on top of gallery
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed:
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 2' 10 1/4" x 3' 3/4"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Wood & iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Zinc
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle: Copper - about 2' long
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wood gallery - zinc covered iron rail
Lantern Doors: Wood doors - hinged
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Wood
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower wall of Lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None needed
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed into astragals

How is Watchroom Fitted: No watchroom
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 870
Name of Maker: Henry LePaute, Paris
Year Made:
Marks and Number: USLHS # 4991
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19 7/8"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 3
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, 4 columns - Top, intermediate & bottom plates
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: Zinc with hood no damper.
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 shade
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: Secured to illuminating apparatus
Form of Colored Glass: Cylindrical shades in 4 sections - hinged.
Lamp Description: 35 mm type A
Type of Illuminant: Oil
Number of Spare Lamps: 1
Number of Spare Burners: 4
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 mantle
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 35 mm
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: 600 gal tank on lower gallery
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): At foot of tower stairs, general storage of equipment
Suitability: Dry - suitable
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Bell - 1,000 lbs - Striker B type clock work.
Time to Start: At once
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 2 strokes every 15 sec.
Duplication: None
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: E side of Providence River Channel
Distance and Direction: SW 25'
Water Supply: None
Reached from Lighthouse: Gallery walkway
Description of Fog Signal Building: Small bldg on platform extended over water.
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 1,000 lbs
Metal: Bell metal
Diameter: 3'
Time: 2.5 hrs
Manufacturer: LHS 1878
Weights for Operation: 8 pcs 20" dia 1.5" thick e.i.
Location: Tower mounted on roof of dwelling
Coloring: White paint, black trim
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 5
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant: Stoves
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters: 1 keeper station
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Privy & Fog signal house
Outhouse Coloring: White, black trim
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Submarine site
Stove, Maker: Barstow
Stove, Size: Senate
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 15" x 25"
Pump, Maker: Seneca Falls
Pump, Size:
Lamps: 2 table, brass; 2 hand, brass; 1 lantern
How Procured: Rain water from roof of dwelling
Quality: Good
Quantity: Sufficient
Injury Possible: Not liable
Purity Precaution: Annual cleaning
Tank Capacity: 5' 7" high x 7' x 7'
Tank Material: Stone - brick lined
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used: Hand
Distance from Dwelling: In kitchen
General Opinion: Healthful
Diseases: None
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements:
Access to Lighthouse: Landing ladders, davits for boats - no boathouse.
Distance and Direction: At lighthouse
Miscellaneous Remarks: Old wooden landing platform removed & new concrete platform with additional riprap installed, August 1937.
Boat #1
Boat Number: 14
Type: Motor Dory
Length: 5'
Width: 16'
When Built: 1926
Date Harbored at Station: Oct. 9, 1935
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes
Boat #2
Boat Number: 57
Type: Row
Length: 4'
Width: 12'
When Built: 1924
Date Harbored at Station: Aug., 1930
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes

Power Boat
Engine Type: Gasoline - 2 cycle
Horsepower: 3
Engine Maker: Lathrop - # 23117
Spare Coil:
Magnet: None
Battery: 6 dry cells #6
Propeller Diameter: 14'
Propeller Pitch: 20'

Hoisting Engines
Hoisting Engine Kind: Hand winch, rope falls.
Engine RPMs:
Engine Diameter:
Engine Stroke:
Engine Boiler:
Engine Maker and Date:
Serial Number:
Cylinders and Size:
Hoist Starter:
Hoist Miscellaneous:

General Information:
Boats on Station: At mooring or on davits