Report for Egmont Key (Florida) - 1913

General
District: 7th
Inspector: W.E. Dibrell, Insp. 7th dist.
Location: On Gulf coast of FL, on N'ly end of Egmont Key & S'ly side of N channel entrance to Tampa Bay
Date of Report: 01/02/1913
Latitude: 27° 36' 04"
Longitude: 82° 45' 40"
Premises
Site: Reserved by order of Pres. James K. Polk
Date of Reservation: 08/23/1847
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 15 acres
Area Inclosed: 0.54 acres
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 300'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Iron fence around Keepers dwelling. Wooden fence around assts. dwelling.
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Wharf
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat from Port Tampa, FL. 22 miles & daily except Sundays by US Quartermaster Str. from Tampa, FL. dist. 29 miles.
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: 1
First Built or Established: 1848
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Rebuilt 1858; repaired 1905
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: 84 3/4'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky
Color of Tower: White tower, black lantern
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Secondary seacoast light
Building Materials: Conical brick tower on masonry foundation
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Spiral iron stairway & steps
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 9" x 12"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 5 - 28" x 31" sash
Number of Doors: 1 - 6' 10" x 3' 6.5"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 3rd
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 5' 9.5"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 5/16"
Size of Plates:
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: On ventilator ball.
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Yes
Lantern Doors: None
Floor of Lantern: Iron
Watchroom Doors: Has hinged door.
Parapet Diameter:
Ventilators
Location / Number: In parapet wall
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Secured to inside roof of lining.


Watchroom
How is Watchroom Fitted: Has closet for spare lamp
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: W 28,000; R 7000
Name of Maker: L. Sautter & Cie, Paris
Year Made: Unknown
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: 3rd
Inside Diameter: 39.5"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: FW 30 to 97; 98 to 29; FR 29 to 30 & 97 to 98
Number of Panels: 14
Number of Flash Panels: None
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 13
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 11
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 4
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: Cast iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: Galvanized iron 5" dia. connected to corner piece.
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:
Regulated:
Lens Protection: Linen curtains
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description: Btwn 29 & 30 and 97 & 98
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 3rd O IOV type B
Type of Illuminant: IOV
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 spare IOV lamp; 1 spare wick lamp.
Number of Spare Burners: 3 for wick lamps.
Candle Power: 28000 in white sectors, 7000 in red


Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: Single tank system, 1 mantel
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 55 mm
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: Brick oil house about 50' N'ly from tower.
Oil House Inside Dimension: 8' 10" x 9' x 13' 4"
Oil House Construction Material: Brick, sheet iron roof
Oil House Capacity: 900, full
Other (Describe):
Suitability:
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Lathrop mechanical hand fog horn operated by means of lever
Time to Start: None
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Manufacturer:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: Fog signal sounded only when vessel's fog signal heard. 5 sec blast, 15 sec silent. Characteristic authorized by Bureau on Jan. 3, 1913.
Duplication: No duplicate
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: Sounded on gallery of tower
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building:
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Dwelling
Location: 1 W'ly & 1 S'ly from tower
Coloring: White with green blinds
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 6
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1 keeper
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Wash house
Outhouse Coloring: White
Paths and Walks: Brick & plank walks
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: Very small portion
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Sandy
Stove, Maker: Std. Oil Co.
Stove, Size: 3 wick oil stove
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 18" x 30"
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size: #2
Lamps:
Assistant Keepers Dwellings
Location: 1 W'ly & 1 S'ly from tower
Coloring: White with green blinds
Construction Materials: Brick
Number of Rooms: 8
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1 asst.
Outhouses: Wash house
Outhouse Coloring: White
Paths and Walks: Brick & plank walks
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: Very small portion
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Sandy
Stove, Maker: Std. Oil Co.
Stove, Size: 3 wick oil stove
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 18" x 30"
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size: None
Lamps:
Water
How Procured: Rain
Quality: Excellent
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Cisterns covered
Tank Capacity: 1 cistern & 2 tanks in yard, 14000 gal.
Tank Material: Cistern brick, tanks cypress
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
Healthfulness
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: None
Prevalency:
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements:
Miscellaneous
Access to Lighthouse: Wharf & pierhead to about 15' of water. 2 large warerooms (Egmont Key Depot) on shore at head of wharf.
Distance and Direction: About 500'
Miscellaneous Remarks: