Report for Daufuskie Island Range Front (South Carolina) - 1914

District: 6th
Inspector: F.P. Dillon, Asst. Supt.
Location: On Northeast point of Daufuskie Island, SC
Date of Report: 03/15/1914
Latitude: 32° 08' 21"
Longitude: 80° 49' 50"
Site: Purchased from Sarah L. Pipe, Eliza C. Woodward, Anna S. Pope, Heph. J. Pope.
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 05/22/1872
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 2 acres
Area Inclosed: 2 acres
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 300 feet
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Concrete posts with wire fence.
Wharf or Landing on Premises: 325 feet metalled pile wharf.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Tender or Savannah Line of steamers,
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: Daufuskie Island PO. distant 5 miles.
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Wooden tower.
Number of Separate Lights: 2
First Built or Established: 1873
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Auguest 1911
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: 18 feet
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Woods,
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Small frame structure separate.
Object of Navigation: Local; entrance harbor for light draft vessels.
Building Materials: Wood frame.
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wood.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 8" x 10"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 2 - 20" x 25"
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
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 9
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: 1
Number of Plates Each Side: 1
Thickness of Plates: 5/16"
Size of Plates: 24" x 36"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 6 blank sides filled in with sheet metal.
What Bearings: From 54 degrees to 294 degrees
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron frame, wood sheathed covered with galv.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: 1/2" galv. pipe
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wood rail, tin floor.
Lantern Doors: Double outside, wood, trap in floor.
Floor of Lantern: Wood.
Watchroom Doors: Hinged trap.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: 3 in lower part of lantern.
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement:
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Top of inside of lantern.

How is Watchroom Fitted: No furniture or fittings.
How is Relief Called:
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 170 cp
Name of Maker: Barbier & Fineshl
Year Made: Unknown
Marks and Number: None.
Order of Apparatus: 6th
Inside Diameter: 12"
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 120 degrees
Number of Panels: 1
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 7
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 0
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 0
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description:
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: Hains 5th order
Type of Illuminant: Oil
Number of Spare Lamps: 1
Number of Spare Burners: 3
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1" flat
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Cupboard or locker
Oil House Description: Shelves
Oil House Inside Dimension: 9' x 11' x 8' 0" high
Oil House Construction Material: Brick, wood rafters, tin roof.
Oil House Capacity: 200 cans.
Other (Describe): Near dwelling, used for tools & general supplies. 1 in dwelling 2nd floor over hall, fitted with bench & shelves.
Suitability: Dry, suitable
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: None.
Time to Start:
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building:
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Location: Part of rear tower.
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Wood frame dwelling.
Number of Rooms: 6 rooms
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant: None.
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Water closet & storehouse
Outhouse Coloring: White.
Paths and Walks: Shell
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated: 3 acres.
Character of Surroundings: Low marshy.
Stove, Maker: Economist Bridgeford & co., Louisville,
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 15" x 25"
Pump, Maker: Gould #2
Pump, Size: 1.25"
Lamps: 1 table, 1 handlantern, 1 handlamp.
How Procured: Rain water
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No.
Purity Precaution: Cut offs provided for downspouts.
Tank Capacity: 4000 gallons.
Tank Material: Brick, shingle roof.
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: Pump.
What Power Used: Hand
Distance from Dwelling: Cistern alongside, 5 feet away.
General Opinion: Malaria prevalent
Diseases: Malaria
Prevalency: Summer months.
Local Causes: Stagnant fresh water.
Recommended Improvements: No.
Access to Lighthouse: 300 feet long, 1.25" decking, hand rail each side, metalled piles 10' C. to C. Boathouse at end of wharf. Goathouse 18' x 10'.
Distance and Direction: North 200 feet.
Miscellaneous Remarks: