Report for Green Island (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. Bartlett, Chief Clerk & Norris Works, Supt.
Location: On W'ly end of Green Island, 1 mile W'ly of S Bass Island, W'ly part of Lake Erie.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 38' 48"
Longitude: 82° 52' 04"
Site: Purchased from Alfred Edwards, consideration $500
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 12/28/1851
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: Deed calls for 32 acres, Survey 1885 - 17.1 acres
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil: Rocky - only thin layers of soil
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 150'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: About 100' of stone fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Wharf & boat house at E end of island, 1100' distant.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: Board walk from rear door of dwelling to boat house 1100'
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat
Distance to Nearest Road: 3 miles to Put-in-Bay steamers thence to Detroit, Toledo, Sandusky. Steamer to Sandusky runs all the time, except when stopped by ice.
Distance to Post Office: Put-in-Bay 3 miles
Distance to Village: Put-in-Bay 3 miles
Facilities for Public Conveyance: Only by steamer to Put-in-Bay thence by small boat to Green Island.
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Only by steamer to Put-in-Bay thence by small boat to Green Island.
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1854
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1865
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Right prism
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 49' 3"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 60'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
Color of Tower: Gray
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Natural color of limestone
Tower Connection: Rises in front of & attached to dwelling
Object of Navigation: Lake Coast
Building Materials: Limestone
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 2' 4"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 1' 6"
Diameter at Base: 9' x 9'
Diameter at Parapet: 9' x 9' sq.
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron circular
Number of Landings: 2
Size of Glass: 10" x 14"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 1 with 2 lights - 1 with 8 lights - 1 over door, 4 lights.
Number of Doors: 1
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Stone foundation on bedrock
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Loam & rocks
Soil Susceptibility: Grass will not grow.
Miscellaneous Remarks: In 1908, barn was rebuilt & all bldgs reshingled.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass: 6' 11 1/4"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36.5"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 3/8" to 5/16"
Size of Plates: 26 3/4" x 36.5"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron & brass
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron, lined with zinc
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle: Copper, 3 tips
Description of Lightning Rod: Stairs form conductor to 1st floor, thence copper cable to ground. Another copper wire runs to floor of outside gallery.
Balustrade: Cast iron, 12' square
Lantern Doors: 1 iron
Floor of Lantern: Cast iron
Watchroom Doors: Iron trap door
Parapet Diameter: 6' 6"
Location / Number: 5, each in walk of lantern, with brass revolving discs.
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: 1 iron, 7' 9" long
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Brass hooks, screwed into lantern posts.

How is Watchroom Fitted: 1 locker in wall
How is Relief Called: Electric bell in hall of dwelling, connected to governor on lens, rings automatically when lens stops revolving.
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus: 4 3/4 hours
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Lemonnier & Co.
Year Made: Installed 1906
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19 3/4"
Light Characteristic: Flashing alternately red & white, interval btwn flashes 30 sec.
Time of Revolution: 3 min
Flash Interval: 30 sec
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: Light obscured by trees between S 56 degrees 15' W to N 56 degrees 15' W; Azimuth 236 degrees 15' to 303 - 45
Number of Panels: 6 bulls eyes
Number of Flash Panels: 6
Arc of Each: 60 degrees
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum:
Does Apparatus Revolve?: True
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Brass
Service Table: None
Draft Tube Description: 2.5" brass tube, 36' long, screwed to lens ring.
Revolving Machinery: Clockwork in pedestal, made at lamp shop, Buffalo LH Depot. Installed 1906.
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls: Balls
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube: 21' 10" from upper pulley to bottom.
Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time: 4 3/4 hours
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection: Brass case, glazed. See Instructions to Light Keepers 1902.
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced: By red glass screens outside of alternate bulls-eyes.
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: To outside of lens - 3 glass screens 12" x 18.5"
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 4th order
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 3
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:

Chariot Balls
Balls Description: Flat surface
Cage to Separate Balls: False
Number of Balls: 21
Diameter of Balls: 3/16"

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1.5"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Closet in tower wall under lantern
Oil House Description: Red, square iron oil house located about 50' W'ly from base of tower. Built in 1901.
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe):
Location: Dwelling 2 stories high with tower attached in front
Coloring: Gray
Construction Materials: Limestone, with wood partitions. Stone kitchen 1st story attached, also wooden summer kitchen.
Number of Rooms: 6 rooms, kitchen, office, & cellar.
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Privy, boat house, barn, paint house.
Outhouse Coloring: Barn - white, oil house - red.
Paths and Walks: Plank walk 11' long from rear door of dwelling to boathouse. Covered walk 36' x 48" wide & 226' x 30" wide about dwelling to out house & to front of island.
Area Inclosed: Island
Area of Garden: 60' x 40' = 2400 sq. ft.
Area Timber or Shrubbery: About 11 acres
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: 60' x 40' = 2400 sq. ft.
Character of Surroundings: Rocky, only thin layer of soil.
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
How Procured: Well
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: None
Tank Capacity: 20 brls. under wood shed
Tank Material: Brick & cement
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: Drilled well
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: 2 pumps, 1 for cistern & 1 for well
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling: In kitchen.
General Opinion: Healthful
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Access to Lighthouse: Boat house 18' x 35' on E end of island with protection & landing pier 15' x 112' with L at center end to S 15' x 18'
Distance and Direction: 1100' E'ly from tower.
Miscellaneous Remarks: