Report for Cleveland East Pier (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. C. Bartlett & Norris M. Works
Location: On E pier, 31' from its outer end, entrance to Cuyahoga River, Cleveland Harbor, OH., S'ly shore of Lake Erie
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 30' 18"
Longitude: 81° 42' 44"
Site: On US pier
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: No particular area, occupies end of pier
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 pier
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat. By walking along "Penna. RR" wharf & out E pier.
Distance to Nearest Road: 1/3 mile along E Pier to Front Ave.
Distance to Post Office: Light to dwelling 3/4 mile; dwelling to PO 3/4 mile.
Distance to Village: In city of Cleveland.
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None from dwelling
Facilities for Private Conveyance: 3/4 mile from dwelling in Cleveland, by public street & E Pier
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Wooden tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1869
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1875
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 32' 2"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 36.5'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Bldgs & smoke of city.
Color of Tower: Brown
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Lead & oil paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Marks outer end of E Pier at entrance to inner harbor.
Building Materials:
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 10"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 8'
Diameter at Base: 14' 3" x 14' 3"
Diameter at Parapet: 8'
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden step ladder
Number of Landings: 1 intermediate
Size of Glass: 12" x 14"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 5 - 14" x 32"
Number of Doors: 1
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: 4 concrete piers under corners of tower resting on concrete - E Pier
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: None
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Cylindrical
Diameter to Glass: 7' 3/4"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10 sides glass, round parapet
Type of Bars: Vertical iron
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 27" x 36.5"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 2 sides darkened = 72 degrees
What Bearings: Bearing N 68 degrees 21' W to N 3 degrees 39' E; Azimuth - 291 -39 to 3 degrees 39
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron above parapet, parapet of wood.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Cast iron lined with zinc
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Iron
Description of Lightning Rod: Iron links, hooked onto iron band
Balustrade: Copper covered floor - flat iron railing.
Lantern Doors: Low windows, double doors, in parapet, beneath glass of lantern
Floor of Lantern: Wood, covered with copper.
Watchroom Doors: Wood, covered with copper, trap door in floor.
Parapet Diameter: 6' 8 1/4"
Location / Number: 4 wooden sides
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Hooks in corner posts

How is Watchroom Fitted: Room below lantern is fitted with copper covered floor, small closet & step ladder to lantern. 1st floor room is fitted with combined coal bin & bunk, large closet with 4 shelves & table.
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Lamp shop USLH Depot - 3rd dist. Staten Island
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: USLH Depot, 3rd dist. Lamp shop Staten Island
Order of Apparatus: 6th
Inside Diameter: 11 7/8"
Light Characteristic: Fixed red
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: Fixed red 270 degrees, silvered reflector 90 degrees.
Number of Panels: 3 panels of lens, 1 panel of silvered reflector - each 90 degrees.
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 1
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:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: 4' 2" high
Service Table: Small shelf on S side, place below for fan.
Draft Tube Description: None
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 chimney
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 5th order
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 3
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels:
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/4"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Small closet in room below lantern, for wicks, chimneys, etc. Large closet with 4 shelves for paint etc., on 1st floor & a coal bin.
Oil House Description: Oil kept at W Pier in iron oil house.
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: Iron rings are placed in E side of E pier to serve Keeper in landing on pier from his row boat.
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower & light are in good condition