Report for Eastern Point (Massachusetts) - 1927

District: 2nd
Inspector: J.G. Ramsey, Draftsman
Location: On E side of entrance to Gloucester Harbor
Date of Report: 06/14/1927
Latitude: 42° 34' 49"
Longitude: 70° 39' 54"
Site: Purchase
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 07/26/1829
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 2.02 acres
Area Inclosed: Whole
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Picket fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Boat slip
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat or by public & private highways; about 4 miles to Gloucester, Mass post office
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office:
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1832
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1890
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: 57'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees & hills
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Connected to dwelling by covered way
Object of Navigation: Harbor & general navigation
Building Materials: Bricks
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 10 1/4" x 15 1/4"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 2; 24" x 36"
Number of Doors: 1 - 3' x 7'
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower built upon solid ledge
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars: 1 1/8"
Height Glazed: 35"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 35 5/8" x 33 7/8"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle: Yes with copper lighting conductor down tower to sea.
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Yes, iron
Lantern Doors: Iron fitted with brass hinges & latch
Floor of Lantern: Iron
Watchroom Doors: Iron trap door in floor hinged.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Hooks screwed into sash bars.
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus: 7.5 hours
Intensity in Candles: 30,000
Name of Maker: L. Sautter & Co.
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: Paris
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 20"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution: 60 seconds
Flash Interval: 4 sec
Duration of Flash: 1 sec
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 12
Number of Flash Panels: 12
Arc of Each: 30 degrees
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 3
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5 flashing
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3 flashing
Does Apparatus Revolve?: True
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Cast iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: Cone only
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls: Hardened steel pintal
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube: 24' x 19" ins. dia.
Clock Weight: 150 lbs
Length of Winding Time: 7.5 hours
Drive During Rewind: No
Machinery Protection: Glass case
Regulated: Fan governor
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 200 W, P.S. 30 C7 fil electric or 4th order improved arc light when electric current not available; 30,000 16.7 cp per W
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: One
Number of Spare Burners: One
Candle Power:

Clock Cord Description
Revolving Cord: Steel cord
Size of Clock Cord: 1/8"
Length of Clock Cord: 150'
How Led: Down center tower
Diameter and Length of Clock Drum: 4" x 12"

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 5/8"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: 135' NW of tower
Oil House Inside Dimension: 8' 8" x 10' 8"
Oil House Construction Material: Bricks
Oil House Capacity: About 450 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): 1 closet in service room fitted with shelves for spare lamps, etc.
Suitability: Dry & suitable
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Bell struck by machinery
Time to Start: 10 minutes
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 2 strokes 20 sec silent
Duplication: Engines
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: Guide to Gloucester Harbor
Distance and Direction: About 12' 135 degrees
Water Supply: Town water in year around
Reached from Lighthouse: Covered way
Description of Fog Signal Building: Brick building with concrete floor & foundation, flat canvas roof has 3 windows & 1 door.
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 4,068 lbs
Metal: Bell
Diameter: 5'
Height: 4'
Weights for Operation:

Internal Combustion Signal
Fog Signal Kind:
Internal Combustion Kind: Oil
Internal Combustion Manufacturer: De La Vergne Refg & Mach Co
Internal Combustion Date: Not known
Internal Combustion Size: 4"
Internal Combustion Horsepower: 1.5"
Internal Combustion Fuel: Kerosene
Internal Combustion Starter: Hot ball
Compressor Maker: Right hand engine replaced by 3 HP single phase motor
Compressor Seat:
Compressor Machinery:
Compressor Diameter:
Compressor Stroke:
Compressor RPMs:
Character of Air Inlet:
Kind of Unloader:
Diameter of Delivery Pipe:
Location: Double dwelling 60' E'ly of tower
Coloring: White, with lead colored trimmings
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 6 each half
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant: 2 Direct & separate hot water heating plants
Number of Keepers: 1 keeper & 1 asst.
Furnished Quarters: Both
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Garage - barn demolished 2/8/1927
Outhouse Coloring: White lead trim
Paths and Walks: Paths
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: 1/2 acre
Area Cultivated: 1/4 acre
Character of Surroundings: Fast ground & ledge
Stove, Maker: Magee Grand (2)
Stove, Size: 7-18 (2)
Sink, Maker: Not known
Sink, Size: 22" x 48" (2)
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
Lamps: 2 brass table, 2 hand lamps from General Depot
How Procured: Town water supply
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No, Keepers cistern used as storeroom
Purity Precaution: Cistern not now in use
Tank Capacity: Cisterns in dwelling cellars 2200 gal each; fog signal house 360 gal.
Tank Material: Bricks cement plastered
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Healthful
Diseases: None
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Boathouse & slip & roadway from lighthouse to public highway
Distance and Direction: 180' NNE from tower
Miscellaneous Remarks: Station & apparatus in good condition.
Boat Number: 19
Type: Dory
Length: 4' 6"
Width: 13'
When Built: 1898
Date Harbored at Station: 1898
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes

General Information:
Boats on Station: Boathouse