Report for Cleveland East Breakwater West End (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. C. Bartlett & Norris M. Works
Location: Side of tower 21' from W'ly end of E Breakwater, W entrance to Cleveland Harbor, OH., S'ly shore of Lake Erie.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 30' 31"
Longitude: 81° 42' 49"
Site: On US Breakwater
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: No particular area, occupies end of breakwater
Area Inclosed: Not inclosed
Character of Soil: None
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Located on breakwater
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat
Distance to Nearest Road: 5/8 mile to Front Ave.
Distance to Post Office: Light to dwelling - 1 mile; Dwelling to PO 3/4 mile
Distance to Village: In Cleveland Harbor
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: 1 mile from dwelling, by walking, & small boat from W Pier
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Skeleton tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1892
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1897
Condition at This Date: Poor
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal surrounded by inclosed section with vertical sides.
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 31' 9"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 35'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Bldgs & smoke of the city
Color of Tower: Skeleton front, reddish brown, enclosed section, buff.
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Lead & oil paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Marks E side of Main Harbor entrance
Building Materials: Wood, iron truss rods.
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: Open framework 14' sq.
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 6"
Diameter at Base: 14' square
Diameter at Parapet: 5' 3.5" sq. inside 6' 2 5/8" outside
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron ladder
Number of Landings: None
Size of Glass: 3 round port lights with iron & brass sash frames 9 3/4"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 3
Number of Doors: 1 double door
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Bolted to walls of timber crib breakwater
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: None
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5th order lens lantern with 5 day tank
Shape of Lantern: Octagonal
Diameter to Glass: 3' 1/2"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Wooden vertical with iron tie rods
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 2' 1"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 15" x 27"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: All glazed
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Oak frame, tied together with iron rods
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Roof of lower part, "watch room" of galv. iron. Roof of lantern, copper lined with zinc.
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Copper
Description of Lightning Rod: None
Balustrade: Wood, covered with galv. iron, iron pipe railing.
Lantern Doors: 1 double from watch room to balcony or ladder landing.
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter: 5' 3.5"
Location / Number: 3 revolving brass
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: None - no curtains.

How is Watchroom Fitted: 5' 3.5" sq. inside measurement, immediately under lantern. Lens hoisted from watchroom to lantern by galv. wire cord & ? on pedestal.
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker:
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 5th order lens lantern with 5 day tank
Inside Diameter: 11 3/4"
Light Characteristic: Fixed red 360 degrees
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 1 - 360 degrees
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 3
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:
Service Table: 2' 8" high, 20" x 20"
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery:
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Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube:
Clock Weight:
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Drive During Rewind:
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Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced: Ruby chimney
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 5th order
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/4"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Small closet in corner of watchroom, 3 shelves.
Oil House Description: Non - oil kept in oil house on W Pier.
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe):
Suitability: Suited
General Opinion: Healthful
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Access to Lighthouse: Wooden ladder on side of breakwater. Boathouse on W Pier.
Distance and Direction: Boat house about 1/2 mile by water from light.
Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower of poor design, getting old & somewhat out of repair & will req. being replaced or done away with before long. In June, 1908, tower moved 194.5' E'ly along breakwater from its former posn (27' from end of wall) to new posn (21' from new W end wall)