Report for Chapel Hill Beacon (New Jersey) - 1930

District: 3rd
Inspector: C. W. Ingram
Location: About 1.4 miles 185 degrees 50' in rear of Conover Beacon on S shore of Sandy Hook Bay
Date of Report: 02/14/1930
Latitude: 40° 23' 54"
Longitude: 74° 03' 33"
Site: Purchased from Timothy B. Mount for $750.00. Quit claim deed 1/25/1854
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 07/22/1853
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: About 6 acres
Area Inclosed: 3 acres
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 1.4 miles
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Wood picket fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Walking by road, about 1 mile to Leonardo, NJ
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 on dwelling
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1856
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Electric lights & hot water heat in 1929
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: 221'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Tree covered hills
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Wooden tower built on dwelling in middle of house
Object of Navigation: Range with Conover Beacon for Chapel Hill Range cut channel, lower New York City
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden ladder & stairs
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 2 pieces about 24" square clear
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 1; 28" x 54" built into walls
Number of Doors: 1; 1.5" x 18" x 6' 6" wood
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Fire extinguishers on station.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 6' x 6' room in tower, sheathed with wood
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 4
Type of Bars: None
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: None
Number of Plates in Height: None
Number of Plates Each Side: None
Thickness of Plates: 1 sash, glazed with 2 lights each 23.5" x 23 3/4"
Size of Plates:
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Wood
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Wood, covered with galvanized tin
Ventilator / Cowl: Galv. iron & bug screening
Lightning Spindle: Iron, 1/2" square
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wood, covered with sheet copper
Lantern Doors: Outer door - battened - 1 1/4" x 20" x 5' 8"; Inner door - 2 panel - 1.5" x 18.5" x 5' 6.5"
Floor of Lantern: Wood, covered with sheet copper
Watchroom Doors: Wooden trap, copper covered, brass butts.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: In lens room - 4 brass swivel slotted discs. 5.5" diam
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Roller shade, secured to trim

How is Watchroom Fitted: 1 wooden closet, 1 window, sash 2" x 22" x 54" glazed with 8 lights 9" x 12"
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 1,000,000
Name of Maker: Barbier & Fenestre
Year Made: (transferred from Waachaack 1/29/1924
Marks and Number: Paris
Order of Apparatus: 4th order range lens - focal length 250 mm
Inside Diameter: 26" dia., 12" dia bullseye & 4 concentric rings
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: One
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: Bullseye & 2 rings
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 4
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 4
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: Cast iron column, flanged top & bottom, 43" high
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: 6" galv. iron flue into ventilator ball.
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: 115 V, 500 W G40, electric incandescent, C-5 filament, Flood lighting type rated initial lumens 8300
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 6 electric, 1 35 mm IOV Auxiliary
Number of Spare Burners: One
Candle Power:

Parabolic Mirror
Parabolic Opening: 14"
Parabolic Mirror Depth: 3.5"
Parabolic Focal Length: 8"
Parabolic Material: Silver plated copper
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 1 cupboard with shelf & 3 doors used to store spare parts & light equipment
Oil House Description: E side of dwelling, concrete & asbestos roof
Oil House Inside Dimension: 12' x 14'
Oil House Construction Material: Concrete
Oil House Capacity: About 800 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): 4 built in closets, fitted with shelf & cllothes hooks
Suitability: Dry, suited
Location: Light tower on roof of dwelling
Coloring: White, dark lead trim
Construction Materials: Wood clapboard
Number of Rooms: 5 including built on kitchen
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: 2; barn & oil house
Outhouse Coloring: Natural shingle & concrete gray oil house
Paths and Walks: Concrete & ash cinders
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: 900 sq. ft.
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Clay, marsh, woods
Stove, Maker: Magnetic # 818
Stove, Size: 35" x 29"
Sink, Maker: Mott Iron Wks
Sink, Size: 33" x 16" x 6"
Pump, Maker: Douglas
Pump, Size: #2
Lamps: 1 table lamp, 1 hand lamp, 1 hand lantern (lighthouse mfg)
How Procured: Rain from roof
Quality: Fair
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Cistern to be cleaned by keeper
Tank Capacity: 1900 gals. outer edge, N side of kitchen
Tank Material: Brick & cement, 7' 2" x 6' dia.
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used: Hand
Distance from Dwelling: On kitchen sink
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: None
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Access to Lighthouse:
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Has a cesspool