Report for Conneaut Harbor Rear Range (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. C. Bartlett & Norris M. Works
Location: Center of beacon 25' from outer end of W Pier, 1250' S 18 degrees 45' E from Front Beacon, entrance to Conneaut Harbor.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 58' 32"
Longitude: 80° 33' 07"
Site: On US West Pier
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Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: On US Pier, base + 5' 7" high M.L.L.
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Wharf or Landing on Premises: On US West Pier. Steps, boathouse & davits at inner end of pier, about 996' from Rear Beacon.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: Elevated walk of stone rails with plank boatway along W pier, 800' long.
Means to Reach Light Station: From dwelling - walk thru streets & thru docks of B&L E RR Co. about 1900' to boat house, thence out W Pier 196' to elevated walk, thence 800' along elevated walk to Rear Beacon, a total distance of 2896' = about 1/2 mile.
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Frame tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1835
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1897 - new covering of galv. corrugated iron placed in 1907.
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 38' 7"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 61' 7"
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Iron ore docks, iron ore unloading machinery, houses, woods, fields.
Color of Tower: Dark red
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached, about 1/2 mile S 10 degrees W
Object of Navigation: Range (rear) for entering Conneaut Harbor
Building Materials: Wood, covered with galv. corrugated iron.
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 8"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 8"
Diameter at Base: 16' 4 1/4"
Diameter at Parapet: 8' 10.5"
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden
Number of Landings: 3 main landings with intermediate btwn each floor
Size of Glass: 10" x 16"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4
Number of Doors: 1
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Tower rests on 8 concrete piers on deck of concrete superstructure of W pier.
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: On pier
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Miscellaneous Remarks: E'ly side of tower 2' from E'ly side of pier.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass: 7' 1/2"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10 sides above a wooden parapet
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36.5"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 5/16" or 3/8"
Size of Plates: 26 3/4" x 36.5"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 3 = 108 degrees; Range line bears N 18 degrees 59' W
What Bearings: Bearing S 73 degrees 46' W to N 34 degrees 14' W & N 1 degree 46' E to N 37 degrees 46' E; Azimuth 253 degrees 46 tp 325 - 46 & 1 - 46 to 37 - 46;
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron lantern proper, resting on a circular wooden parapet, covered with galv. iron.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Cast iron lined with zinc.
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Iron
Description of Lightning Rod: 3/8" copper wire, fastened to iron lantern sill, just below glass, by 2 bolts & clamping plate, thence down to balcony deck, over deck & down side of tower to deck of pier & thru hole drilled in pier down to water & into water perhaps 2'.
Balustrade: Wood, covered with galv. iron. Iron posts & rail.
Lantern Doors: 1 wood, double.
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: None
Parapet Diameter: 6' 9"
Location / Number: 4 wooden ventilators in parapet wall, covered with galv. iron, wire screens on outside & brass revolving discs inside.
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Brass hooks, screwed into lantern posts.
Illuminating Apparatus
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Name of Maker: F. Barbier & Co., Paris
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Marks and Number: G ie BF/94
Order of Apparatus: 5th
Inside Diameter: 14 3/4"
Light Characteristic: Fixed red
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Arc of Each Fixed Part: 360 degrees, visible btwn Bearing N 37 degrees 46' E to S 73 degrees 46' W & N 34 degrees 14' W to N 1 degree 46' E; Azimuth 37 - 46 to 253 - 46 & 325 - 46 to 1 - 46; Range line bears N 18 degrees 15' W
Number of Panels: 4
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Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 7
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 5
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Pedestal: Wooden
Service Table: Wood, painted green, over stairs
Draft Tube Description: None
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How Color is Produced: Ruby chimney
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Lamp Description: 5th order, with 5 day tank & constant level float valve.
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Number of Spare Lamps: 3
Number of Spare Burners: None
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Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/4"
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 1 corner closet in 4th story, fitted with 1 broad counter shelf & 4 shelves above same, door above counter shelf & below.
Oil House Description: Red square iron oil house, lined with brick, provided with shelves for 5 gal. boxed cans, located 50' from S side of beacon, on W'ly side of pier.
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Other (Describe): 3 lower stories each containing a room 15' x 15', 13' x 13', 11' x 11', that may be used for storage.
Suitability: Dry, suited.
Access to Lighthouse: Team may be driven along beach to point at inner end of W pier, 900' distant from tower. Boat raised from water by 2 davits on face of pier in front of boat house. Landing is made from boat by means of steps in base of pier.
Distance and Direction: Boat house 9' x 18', located at inner end of W pier, 996' from rear beacon, on back (W'ly) side of pier.
Miscellaneous Remarks: All in good condition.