Report for Hyannis Range (Massachusetts) - 1922

District: 2nd
Inspector: F. J. Morse, 1st Asst. Supt.
Location: South Hyannis
Date of Report: 03/09/1922
Latitude: 41° 38' 11"
Longitude: 70° 17' 20"
Site: Purchase
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 01/03/1849
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: .73 acres
Area Inclosed: .33 acres
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: Front on RR wharf, rear 375 yards 10 degrees 42' from front on land
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Wire, wooden post fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Town road - 1/4 mile - S. Hyannis, P.O.
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office:
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: 2 towers, front wood, rear brick
Number of Separate Lights: 2
First Built or Established: Rear, 1849; front 1885
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1917
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: Rear 43'; front 22'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees & buildings
Color of Tower: Front, lead color; Rear white
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Covered way
Object of Navigation: Harbor
Building Materials: Front wood; rear bricks
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Rear, cement; Front none.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 19 1/4" x 16.5"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 1 - 23" x 38"
Number of Doors: 1 - 2' 6 3/4" x 5' 10"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 9
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars: 1 1/8"
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: Rear: 27 7/8" x 35 7/8"; Front: 19 7/8" x 19 7/8"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: Rear: 3 -120 degrees
What Bearings: 70 degrees & 310 degrees
Construction Material Lantern: Wooden parapet cast iron lantern
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Yes
Lightning Spindle: Yes
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Yes
Lantern Doors: Yes, in parapet
Floor of Lantern: Concrete
Watchroom Doors: None
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: In parapet wall - 3
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Yes, screwed to frieze

How is Watchroom Fitted: None
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: Rear: 600; Front 300
Name of Maker: Not known
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: Reflector
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
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:
Pedestal: Rear: wooden; Front: none, suspended
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: Colored chimneys
Red Sectors Description: None
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Constant level
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: 2
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/16"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:

Parabolic Mirror
Parabolic Opening: Rear: 21"; Front 12.5"
Parabolic Mirror Depth: Rear 9"; Front 5 2/8"
Parabolic Focal Length:
Parabolic Material: Silvered copper
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: Brick oil house 175' SSW
Oil House Inside Dimension: 8' x 10'
Oil House Construction Material: Brick
Oil House Capacity: About 500 5 gal cans
Other (Describe): Covered way - 1 - fitted with shelves & used for spare material
Location: W'ly of tower
Coloring: White - lead colored trimmings
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 6
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant: Direct hot water
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters: Keeper
NOT Furnished Quarters: None
Outhouses: Fuel house & barn
Outhouse Coloring: White, lead trimmings
Paths and Walks: Plank walk to barn
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: 1/4 acre
Area Cultivated: 1/8 acre
Character of Surroundings: Sandy
Stove, Maker: Magee Grand
Stove, Size: 7-18
Sink, Maker: Not known
Sink, Size: 20" x 36"
Pump, Maker: Douglas
Pump, Size: #2
Lamps: 1 brass lamp, 1 brass table lamp from General Depot
How Procured: Town system & cistern for domestic use
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Frequent cleaning
Tank Capacity: About 1500 gallons
Tank Material: Bricks, cement lined
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Healthful
Diseases: None
Prevalency: None
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Beach landing - no boat house, town road from village to lighthouse.
Distance and Direction: About 400' S x W
Miscellaneous Remarks: Station in good condition.