Report for Cedar Point Rear (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. C. Bartlett & Norris M. Works
Location: On Cedar Pointm E'ly side of entrance to Sandusky Bay, Ohio, 1200' from Front Beacon of Sandusky Bay Inner Range.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Site: Purchased, consideration $500
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 09/09/1838
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Area of the Entire Site: 1.5 acres
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil: Sand
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Board fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Boathouse & landing about 200'
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat from Sandusky, Ohio.
Distance to Nearest Road: 4 miles to L.S. & M.S. RR in Sandusky - 2.5 miles to B&O RR in Sandusky.
Distance to Post Office: 3 miles, Sandusky, OH
Distance to Village: Sandusky 2.5 miles
Facilities for Public Conveyance: In summer season frequent boats go between Sandusky & adjoining summer resort on Cedar Point, from which place one may walk along beach of the dwelling.
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First Built or Established: 1839
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1862
Condition at This Date: Fair
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Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Sand
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Miscellaneous Remarks:
Location: Light discontinued (Lantern rose from center of dwelling)
Construction Materials: Lent limestone on rubble stone foundation.
Number of Rooms: 6 beside kitchen, cellar & oil room. Wooden washroom & woodshed attached.
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Outhouses: Boat house, buoy house, & unpainted plain workshop.
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Paths and Walks: Board walks
Area Inclosed: Picket fence (about 2 acres) on all sides except N
Area of Garden: None
Area Timber or Shrubbery: A few grape vines & some fruit trees
Cultivation Area Available: None, clear pond, cultivation not possible.
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Sand, covered with some trees & brush.
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How Procured: From well in cellar
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity: 20 brls, under watchroom
Tank Material: Stone
Distilling Apparatus: False
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Well Description: 8'
Well Diameter: 3.5'
Well Lining: Stoned up & cemented
Pump or Bucket: Pump in kitchen - 60' pipe to kitchen
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling: In cellar
General Opinion: Healthful
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Access to Lighthouse: Boathouse, 14' x 4' x 26' 4", built of wood, fitted with winch for pulling boat up & boat ways with rollers on lake side. Pier, 400' long, built of piles, with plank & timber deck, extds from buoy house out into lake, affording a landing for tenders etc.
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Miscellaneous Remarks: Buoy house on shore at end of pier built 1897, 24.5' x 96' 5", used for strg of buoys, etc. Equipped w/ overhead tramway, w/ hoisting apparatus for lifting buoys etc. RR track extends from outer end of pier to buoy house, & alongside same.