Report for Georgetown (South Carolina) - 1918

District: 7th
Inspector: W.G. Will
Location: On south end of North Island, on easterly side of entrance to Winyah Bay, SC.
Date of Report: 03/20/1918
Latitude: 33° 13' 22"
Longitude: 79° 11' 07"
Site: Purchase, deed, 1 pound
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 03/02/1795
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 7 acres
Area Inclosed: Aprox. 1 acre
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 300 feet.
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Wire fence with 3/4" pipe at top, 5" x 5" concrete posts.
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Boat house, with wharf on outside, on creosoted piles. Connected to shore with a pile trestle 125' long.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat,
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: Georgetown, 13 miles.
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower, brick & stone.
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1801
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1916
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: 82 feet.
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees & sky.
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Whitewash.
Tower Connection: Detached.
Object of Navigation: Bay.
Building Materials: Brick & red sandstone.
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Spiral stone.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: Various.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 10
Number of Doors: 2; 1 of ceiling, 2' 6" x 6' 0", 1 of planking 3' 0" x 7' 0"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Well built through very old tower. Site is not so important since establishment of jetty light.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass: 87"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 37"
Number of Plates in Height: 1
Number of Plates Each Side: 1
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 27" x 36.75"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None.
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper.
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron.
Lightning Spindle: Iron with platinum point.
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Iron.
Lantern Doors: Single outer iron.
Floor of Lantern: Iron.
Watchroom Doors: Trap door, iron.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Wall.
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed into lantern frame.

How is Watchroom Fitted: Door 28" x 76", with 8" x 10" glass panes.
How is Relief Called: Thermostat alarm.
Where is Call System Led: Keepers' dwelling.
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Sautier Co. Paris
Year Made: Unknown
Marks and Number: Sautier Co. Paris.
Order of Apparatus: 4th.
Inside Diameter: 500 mm
Light Characteristic: Fixed white.
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 360 degrees.
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 7
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
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: 4th order
Type of Illuminant: Oil
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 spare, also 2 oil wick lamps for emergency use.
Number of Spare Burners: 1 for each oil lamp.
Candle Power: 600 c[

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 Mantel
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 35 mm
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None.
Oil House Description: Near base of tower.
Oil House Inside Dimension: 11' x 9' x 8' high.
Oil House Construction Material: Brick
Oil House Capacity: 200 cans.
Other (Describe): Storehouse in East corner of enclosure. Frame building on concrete foundation, asbestor shingles.
Suitability: Dry, suited.
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: Keeper's , 100' west; Asst. Kpr's 44' south.
Coloring: White.
Construction Materials: Wood.
Number of Rooms: Keeper's, 5, bath, hall & 2 in detached kitchen. Asst.'s, 6 bath & hall.
Number of Dwellings: 2
Heating Plant: Keeper, 4 fireplaces; Asst. Keeper, 1 fireplace.
Number of Keepers: 1 keeper, 1 assistant
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: 1
Outhouse Coloring: White.
Paths and Walks: Wood. from wharf to enclousre; concrete in fron & behind houses to tower & storehouse also a connecting walk
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: 40 sq. rods.
Area Cultivated: 40 sq. rods.
Character of Surroundings: Sandy shifting.
Stove, Maker: New Perfection, 3 burner Blue Flame, No.3
Stove, Size: Monarch Beaver, 8 - 10
Sink, Maker: Standard Plumbing Co.
Sink, Size: Splash board & drain board.
Pump, Maker: The Gould, Seneca Falls
Pump, Size: No.2
Lamps: 1 Table lamp, 1 hand lamp, 1 lantern.
How Procured: Rainwater in cisterns, Ground water in well.
Quality: Good.
Quantity: Yes.
Injury Possible: No.
Purity Precaution: Cleaned annually.
Tank Capacity: Cisterns; 3800, 1450, 900 gal. 800 gal. on 18' pipe tower over well pump & engine.
Tank Material: Brick with concrete cover for Cisterns.
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: 7', pipe driven in sand.
Well Diameter: 2"
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: Pump, McDonald Mfg. Co. #0 pump.
What Power Used: Fairbanks-Mores, 3/4 HP Eclipes Pumper Connected
Distance from Dwelling: About 50'
General Opinion: Good.
Diseases: Malaria
Prevalency: Summer.
Local Causes: No.
Recommended Improvements: No.
Access to Lighthouse: Wharf 43' x 23'. creoscted piles, with boat house 35' x 16' on back side. Connected to shore by a pile trestle of about 100' length.
Distance and Direction: 500' West.
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat #1
Boat Number: 41
Type: Batteau
Length: 6'
Width: 14'
When Built: 1914
Date Harbored at Station: July 2, 1914
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes.
Boat #2
Boat Number: 28
Type: Launch, Carvel, Knuckle Trunk cabin
Length: 7'
Width: 24'
When Built: 1912
Date Harbored at Station: March, 1915
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes.

Power Boat
Engine Type: Lathrop
Horsepower: 6 HP
Engine Maker: J.W.Lathrop Co. #110064.
Spare Coil: Enduro.
Magnet: Holtzer, Cabot
Battery: 6 dry cells.
Propeller Diameter: 19"
Propeller Pitch: 22"

Hoisting Engines
Hoisting Engine Kind: None, chain blocks.
Engine RPMs:
Engine Diameter:
Engine Stroke:
Engine Boiler:
Engine Maker and Date:
Serial Number:
Cylinders and Size:
Hoist Starter:
Hoist Miscellaneous:

General Information:
Boats on Station: In boathouse, hoisted from water's surface by chain blocks.