Report for Lake Borgne (Mississippi) - 1927

District: 8th
Inspector: Superintendent
Location: In marsh, near S end of Lower Point Cear, N side of entrance to Borgne from Mississippi Sound
Date of Report: 09/09/1927
Latitude: 30° 10' 29"
Longitude: 89° 27' 44"
Site: Purchased
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 06/28/1888
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 1 acre
Area Inclosed: None
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 100'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Yes, 300' wharf
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat from English Lookout, LA 5 miles
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: From lantern on roof of dwelling
Number of Separate Lights: 2
First Built or Established: 1889
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1921-1922
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: 44'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky
Color of Tower: White dwelling surmounted by black lantern.
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection: Lantern on top of dwelling
Object of Navigation: Lake coast local navigation
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: Watchroom 14" x 14"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: Watch room, 4 windows, 2 sash, 4 lights each
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: In the marsh
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5th
Shape of Lantern: Cylindrical
Diameter to Glass: 7' 1 9/16"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides:
Type of Bars: Helical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 3' 1 1/4"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side:
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 2' 10 3/4" high
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron & brass
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron; zinc lined
Ventilator / Cowl: Yes
Lightning Spindle: Yes
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wood; gallery covered with sheet iron
Lantern Doors: In parapet
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: In parapet
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: 12 metal hooks

How is Watchroom Fitted: Stairs to watchroom, ladder to hatch
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 350
Name of Maker: L. Sautter & Cie, Paris
Year Made:
Marks and Number: As above
Order of Apparatus: 5th
Inside Diameter: 1' 2 3/4"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5 fixed
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3 fixed
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: Cast iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: No draft tube
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: Linen lens cover
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 5th order
Type of Illuminant: Oil
Number of Spare Lamps: One
Number of Spare Burners: One
Candle Power: 38 cp

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 3/8
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: Circular cistern foundation
Oil House Inside Dimension: 8' 7" dia. 7' 10" high
Oil House Construction Material: Brick
Oil House Capacity: 150 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): 1 large, with shelves
Suitability: Dry & suitable
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Gamewell No. 3 striker & bell.
Time to Start: About 1/2 minute
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: On SE corner of gallery facing channel
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building: Room 4' x 6' 4" on gallery on SE corner of dwelling
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 1,765 lbs
Metal: Bell metal
Diameter: 3' 10.5"
Height: 2' 9.5"
Time: 3.5 hours
Manufacturer: Gamewell No. 3
Weights for Operation:
Location: Dwelling is surmounted by lantern
Coloring: White, green blinds
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 5
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant: None
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Separate building for kitchen
Outhouse Coloring: White, green blinds
Paths and Walks: 414' 2 plank walks to outhouses & rear bayou.
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Salt marsh
Stove, Maker: Perfection kerosene stove
Stove, Size: 3 burner
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 16" x 27"
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
Lamps: 2 table lamps
How Procured: Rain water in cistern
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Cover on top of cistern
Tank Capacity: 7' high, 10' dia. h. lo corner
Tank Material: Cypress
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Not unhealthful
Local Causes: Swamp, but no malaria reported
Recommended Improvements: Impossible
Access to Lighthouse: Wharf 300' long, 6' wide & 5.5' above mean high water. Boathouse end of wharf 20' x 10', on 6 round creosoted piles. 414' of 2 plank walk from house to outbuildings to bay are on the rear.
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat #1
Boat Number: 125
Type: Launch
Length: 5' 4"
Width: 20'
When Built: 1916
Date Harbored at Station: Nov. 1925
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes
Boat #2
Boat Number: 114
Type: Skiff
Length: 4' 3"
Width: 16'
When Built: 1917
Date Harbored at Station: Jan. 1917
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes

Power Boat
Engine Type: Gasoline
Horsepower: 5
Engine Maker: Fay & Bowen - No. 6443
Spare Coil:
Battery: 1 Dry cells
Propeller Diameter: 16"
Propeller Pitch: 20"

General Information:
Boats on Station: In bay on back of station