Report for Charlotte Harbor (Florida) - 1913

District: 7th
Inspector: Wm W. Demment
Location: In 1 2/3 fathoms of water off Cape Haze, near the turn of the channel isnside the bay and near the middle of the harbor
Date of Report: 04/02/1913
Latitude: 26° 45' 35"
Longitude: 82° 06' 29"
Site: Submarine site
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site:
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
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: By A.C.L.RY and CH&N frm the north to So Boca Grande FL, then by boat 8 1/2 miles to light. Nearest P.O. S. Boca Grande
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: In S. Boca Grande
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Wooden dwelling on structural iron substructure
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1890
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Repaired Oct 1911. Changed lt to acetylene Oct 1, 1912
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: 36'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Low green trees in the distance with the sky above
Color of Tower: White dwelling on brown pile foundation
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection: Lantern on top of dwelling and forms a part of same
Object of Navigation: Harbor and channel; for local navigation
Building Materials: Iron substructure surmounted b wooden dwelling
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron from landing platform to dwelling wooden to lantern
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass:
Number of Windows and Size of Sash:
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5th order
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8 sides
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 3 ft
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 27 1/4" x 36 1/2'
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 0
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Wrought and cast iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper over cast and wrought iron frame work
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Copper on top of ball
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wood
Lantern Doors: Singel wooden door on hinges, to gallery
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Trap door in lantern floor
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Five in parapet walls
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None, not necessary
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Yes, screwed into framework

How is Watchroom Fitted: Rectangular shaped room under lantern, has no permanent fixtures
How is Relief Called:
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 530
Name of Maker: Not known
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: 5th order lens
Inside Diameter: 14.8 " 375mm
Light Characteristic: FL.W. 0.3 sec eclipse 0.7 sec
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: A W 0.3 sec. Eclipse 0.7 sec; 360 degrees
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels: 0
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
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Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Cast iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: No
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
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Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time:
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection:
Lens Protection: No
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description:
Type of Illuminant: Acetylene gas
Number of Spare Lamps: None
Number of Spare Burners: One
Candle Power:

Compressed Gas
Gas Container: 6-A50
Compressed Gas Capacity: 1062 cu. ft.
Compressed Gas Charge: 17 atmos.
How Supply Renewed: Substitute of full containers.
At What Intervals: 206 days - Station equipped with sun valve.
Spare Containers: 0

Gas Light
Gas Light Kind: Acetylene
Gas Light Number of Burners: 1
Kind of Burner: AGA 1 cu ft flat flame
Candlepower Per Burner: 40
Total Candlepower: Lens 530
Consumption Gas Burner Per Hour: Main burners .3 pilot .0133 cubic feet
Total Consumption Per Hour: .3133
How Gas Obtained: Through pipes from gas magazine of 6-A-50 accum.

Occulting Light
Characteristic: Fl W..O.3 sec. Eclipse 0.7 sec
Time Limit: 16sec min light 3.8 sec max light periods
Eclipse Type: Valve AGA Flasher
Size and Amplitude:
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Screen Number:
Screen Time:
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Screen Mounting:
Screen Order:
Screen Date:
Valve Maker: American Gasaccumulator Co.
Valve Pattern: Dalens patent K130 without gear:
Reliability: Yes
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: One under dwelling also called paint locker
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material: Wooden
Oil House Capacity: Annual Supplies 30 cases
Other (Describe): One locker for cooking utensils and one store room in kitchen, one store room in dwelling for rations and a paint locker under dwelling
Location: Lantern surmounts dwelling
Coloring: White, green blinds, red roof, lantern black
Construction Materials: Wood, sheet iron roof
Number of Rooms: 5 two second story, 3 lower story
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: (he indicates none!)
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How Procured: Station is unattended
Injury Possible:
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Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
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Distance from Dwelling:
Access to Lighthouse: Wooden landing platform about 3 feet abouve M.H.W. sspending under dwelling and from which an iron ladder leads up to dwelling gallery.
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