Report for Fairport Pierhead Range Rear Beacon (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. Bartlett, Chief Clerk & Norris Works, Supt.
Location: Near shore end of E pier, 1036.87', S 2 degrees 41' E in rear of Front Beacon, entrance to Fairport Harbor, mouth of Grand River.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 45' 39"
Longitude: 81° 16' 49"
Site: On US pier
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Area of the Entire Site: On inner end of 20' concrete pier
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Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 8'
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Wharf or Landing on Premises: On E pier
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: From dwelling at Main Light, walk thru streets of Fairport & ore docks, 1700' to Rear Beacon at inner end of E Pier.
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Wooden skeleton tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1893
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1898
Condition at This Date: Poor
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 52' 6"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 55'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Ore piles
Color of Tower: Metallic brown
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached, at main light, 1700' distant
Object of Navigation: Range for harbor entrance
Building Materials: Wood
General Description: 4 corner posts 6" x 6" timber, strengthened up to 1st panel height by 4 - 8" x 8" timbers
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Diameter at Base: 14' x 14' x 4" c to c posts.
Diameter at Parapet: 7' 3" square
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden step ladders
Number of Landings: 3
Size of Glass: 8" x 10"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 1 - 20" x 24"
Number of Doors: Trap door in floor of lantern, none below.
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Corner posts bolted to deck of concrete pier.
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower is old & in poor condition. When erected was intended only as temporary structure.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: Special
Shape of Lantern: Square
Diameter to Glass: Inside 6' 9" sq.
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Number of Sides: 4
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Height Glazed: 33.5"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 1 - 33.5" x 30"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: Small window 8" x 10" in E face, other 2 sides unglazed
What Bearings: Glazed side shows 55 degrees each side of range. Range bears N 2 degrees 49' W
Construction Material Lantern: Wood
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Wood, covered with canvas, inside lined with zinc.
Ventilator / Cowl: Sheet tin.
Lightning Spindle: None
Description of Lightning Rod: None
Balustrade: Wood, 2" x 4" wooden rail
Lantern Doors: 1 double wooden door
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Wooden trap
Parapet Diameter: 6' 9"
Location / Number: 4 wooden slide ventilators, screens.
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: 1 wooden
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: No curtains
Illuminating Apparatus
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Order of Apparatus: Lens lantern
Inside Diameter: 11 13/16"
Light Characteristic: Fixed red
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Arc of Each Fixed Part: 90 degrees, visible 45 degrees each side of range, btwn S 47 degrees 49' E to S 42 degrees 11' W; Azimuth 132 - 11 to 222 -11; Range bears N 20 degrees 49' W
Number of Panels: 1 = 90 degrees
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Pedestal: Lens lantern rests on shelf.
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Draft Tube Description: None
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Lamp Description: 5th order, lens lantern lamps, 1 wick, outside dia. 1 1/4"
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Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: None
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: Oil stored at square iron oil house at main light. Temporary supply kept in base of Front Beacon.
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