Report for Gasparilla Island Front Range (Florida) - 1911

District: 7th
Inspector: Inspector
Location: On S'ly end of Gasparilla Island, N'ly side of Boca Grande entrance to Charlotte Harbor on W coast of FL.
Date of Report: 11/14/1911
Latitude: 26° 43' 11"
Longitude: 82° 15' 41"
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site:
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Small wharf
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat or rail.
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: S. Boca Grande PO & Ry station dist. 1/4 mile.
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Wooden frame tower.
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1890
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Thoroughly repaired, October 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: 20'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Rear light
Color of Tower: Black
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Chiefly range for crossing bar at entrance to Charlotte Harbor of incidental use to coastwise traffic.
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Ladder
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: See desc. of dwelling, rear range.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: See desc. of dwelling, rear range.
Number of Doors: See desc. of dwelling, rear range.
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
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:
Height Glazed: 2' 11.5"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 3' x 2' 10"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Copper
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wood - floor covered with zinc.
Lantern Doors: Well made, heavy; hinged on side; opening in middle; made of iron
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Trap door.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed into lantern
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 1 under stairs - 2 shelves, no door.
Oil House Description:
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