Report for Great Salt Pond Breadwater Inner End (Rhode Island) - 1933

District: 1st
Inspector: E. S. Gordon
Location: On inner end of breadwater, northwest side of Block Island at entrance to Great Salt Pond.
Date of Report: 08/13/1933
Latitude: 41° 11' 45"
Longitude: 71° 35' 25"
Site: Parcel #2, tract of land in town of New Shoreham, RI by deed.
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 07/26/1931
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 4.58 acres
Area Inclosed: None.
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 15 feet
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Beach
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Roads are accessible to within 1/2 mile of station.
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: Station is about 3 miles from New Shoreham PO.
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: 1896
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1933
Condition at This Date:
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal skeleton tower on concrete base
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 25 feet
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Land
Color of Tower: Red
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached, about 75' from keeper's dwelling.
Object of Navigation: Harbor channel.
Building Materials: Steel angles & plates.
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Ladder rungs on corner of tower.
Number of Landings: None
Size of Glass: None
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: None.
Number of Doors: None.
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Concrete
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower is standard skeleton steel 20' tower.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 300mm
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides:
Type of Bars:
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed:
Number of Plates in Height:
Number of Plates Each Side:
Thickness of Plates:
Size of Plates:
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern:
Construction Material Roof / Cowl:
Ventilator / Cowl:
Lightning Spindle:
Description of Lightning Rod:
Lantern Doors:
Floor of Lantern:
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 850 cp
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 300mm
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed red.
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels:
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum:
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 shade.
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: Inside lens.
Form of Colored Glass: Red shade for 300 mm lens.
Lamp Description: 200 watt, 220 volt
Type of Illuminant: Electric incandescent
Number of Spare Lamps:
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power:
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: 75' from tower.
Coloring: Red
Construction Materials: Brick
Number of Rooms: 6
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters: 1
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: 1 fog signal control house.
Outhouse Coloring: Red
Paths and Walks: None.
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None.
Area Cultivated: None.
Character of Surroundings: Shifting sands.
Stove, Maker: Richardson & boynton
Stove, Size: 29" x 41" Perfect Range, right hand oven.
Sink, Maker: Crane Co.
Sink, Size: 20" x 28" x 6" deep, roll rim, sink & drain board,
Pump, Maker: Fairbanks Morse
Pump, Size: 210 hal. per hour. 40 lbs press. 1/4 HP motor, 110 volts.
Lamps: 21 electric incandescent 40 watt Hazda lamps.
How Procured: Well driven into ground 12 feet.
Quality: Good.
Quantity: Ample.
Injury Possible: No.
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity:
Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: Driven 12 feet.
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling: 15 feet.
General Opinion: Good.
Diseases: None.
Prevalency: No.
Local Causes: No.
Recommended Improvements: No.