Report for Great Salt Pond Breakwater Outer End (Rhode Island) - 1933

District: 1st
Inspector: E. S. Gordon
Location: On outer end of breadwater, northwest side of Plock Island, at entrance to Great Salt Pond.
Date of Report: 08/12/1933
Latitude: 41° 11' 58"
Longitude: 71° 35' 38"
Site: Parcel #1, Rip rap breadwater by State cession. Parcel #2, Tract of land in town of New Shoreham, RI by deed.
Date of Reservation: 02/22/1919
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: 10 feet
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
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 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: 1998
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1933
Condition at This Date:
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square pyramidal skeleton tower
Form of Tower:
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 50 feet
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Land
Color of Tower: Red
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached, about 1300 feet from keeper's dwelling on end of rip rap breadkwater.
Object of Navigation: Channel & harbor entrance.
Building Materials: Steel angles & plates
General Description: Square pyramidal red painted skeleton tower.
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Kind of Stairway and Steps: Steel ladder, part of tower.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: None.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: None.
Number of Doors: 1 door, 1' 8" wide x 6' 1" high
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower is standard skeleton steel 40' tower with tank house, 3rd District drawing #6136.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 375 mm
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Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 9000 cp
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
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Order of Apparatus: 375mm with Auziliary 300mm
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Number of Panels: 6
Number of Flash Panels:
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
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Service Table:
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Red Sectors Description:
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Lamp Description: 500 watt, 220 volt, Auxiliary 200 watt, 220 volt
Type of Illuminant: Electric incandescent
Number of Spare Lamps:
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Candle Power: Main 9000 cp, Auxi 3200 cp
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: 300mm long horn Tyfon blown by air furnished by Beach Russ rotary compressor driven by 3 HP elec. motor at 15 lbs. pressure.
Time to Start: 30 seconds.
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Manufacturer: Beach Russ compressor
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 3 sec. blast, 7 sec. silent, 3 sec. blast, 7 sec. silent.
Timing Device: Cam
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water: 18 feet.
Compass Direction:
Location: On outer end of rip rap breaakwater at entrance to channel to New Harbor.
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply: None.
Reached from Lighthouse: Reached from dwelling by walk on rip rap breadwater.
Description of Fog Signal Building: White tank house on concrete foundation. Signal controlled from red brick fog signal house next ot keeper's dwelling. see drawings #7553 & 7804.
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Internal Combustion Signal
Fog Signal Kind:
Internal Combustion Kind: Elec. Motor
Internal Combustion Manufacturer: Master Electric Co. Dayton, Ohio.
Internal Combustion Date:
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Internal Combustion Starter: Switches located in brick fog signal house.
Compressor Maker:
Compressor Seat: Direct connected to motor.
Compressor Machinery:
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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 gal./hr. with 40 lbs pressure. 1/4 HP elec. motor, 110 volt.
Lamps: 21 electric incandescent 40 watt Mazda lamps.
How Procured: Well driven into ground 12'
Quality: Good.
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No.
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity:
Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: Driven 12 feet deep.
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.