Report for Lincoln Rock Fog Signal (Alaska) - 1913

District: 16th
Inspector: Various
Location: N'ly part of Clarence St. off SW'ly side of Etolin Island on a small islet on E'ly side of channel, 533 yards 71 degrees true from outer most rock, on which is located Lincoln Rock Light.
Date of Report: 10/13/1913
Latitude: 56° 83' 23"
Longitude: 132° 41' 30"
Site: Public Land set aside by Executive Order
Date of Reservation: 08/06/1911
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Area of the Entire Site: 2.5 acres
Area Inclosed: None
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Wharf or Landing on Premises: None, landing made by derrick on N'ly side of Island.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By water, about 30 miles from Wrangell, or 60 miles from Ketchikan.
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First Built or Established: 1912
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Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: High wooded mountains
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Object of Navigation: Channel, local, as aid to navigating Clarence Straits.
Building Materials:
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: On same foundation as fog signal station, at NW end of bldg.
Oil House Inside Dimension: 19' 8" x 7' x 7'
Oil House Construction Material: Concrete, inc. roof
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe):
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: 3rd class Daboll trumpet
Time to Start: 15 min.
How Long Will Pressure Last: One blast
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 3 sec blast, 27 sec silent.
Duplication: Engines & compressors, & timing devices.
Timing Device: Crosby automatic timing device (2)
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown: 15 lbs
Height Above Water: 40'
Compass Direction: 251 degrees
Location: On small island near Lincoln Rock Light.
Distance and Direction: About 1600' (71 degrees 33') from Lincoln Rock Lt.
Water Supply: Rain water from roof
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building: 2-story frame bldg, foundation & basement of concrete, 1st floor used as fog signal room, store room, work room, fuel room & toilet, 2nd floor used as living room.
Pressure And Recording Gauge: Crosby steam gauge Co; low pressure; registers to 30 lbs.
Internal Combustion Signal
Fog Signal Kind:
Internal Combustion Kind: Mineral oil
Internal Combustion Manufacturer: Hornsby-Ackroyd, DeLaVergne Mfg Co.
Internal Combustion Date: No date
Internal Combustion Size:
Internal Combustion Horsepower: 5
Internal Combustion Fuel: Oil
Internal Combustion Starter: Blow torch
Compressor Maker: No name or date - believed to have been built by Ingersoll Sargeant Co.
Compressor Seat: Same bed, geared
Compressor Machinery: 1.91 ratio
Compressor Diameter: 6"
Compressor Stroke: 6"
Compressor RPMs: 144
Character of Air Inlet: 2 1/4" pocket
Kind of Unloader: Relief
Diameter of Delivery Pipe:

Daboll Signal
Daboll: 3rd class
Daboll Reed:
Daboll Length: 8.5"
Daboll Breadth: 2 3/16"
Daboll Base Thickness: 7/16"
Daboll Tip Thickness: 1/4"

Trumpet Signal
Trumpet Length: 12'
Trumpet Diameter: 3" and 40"
Trumpet Material: Copper

Air Receiver
Number: 1
Diameter: 2' 11.5"
Height: 6'
Capacity Cubic Feet: 42
Pressure in Each: 15 lbs
Make of Reducing Valve:
Location: In same bldg.
Coloring: White, brown roof
Construction Materials: Frame, concrete base & foundation.
Number of Rooms: 5
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant: No. 202 hot water heater (Perfect) set up on 1st floor
Number of Keepers: 2
Furnished Quarters: Both
NOT Furnished Quarters: None
Outhouses: Oil house, boathouse; coal house 14' x 16' x 9' about 20' E from FS station., wooden house, hip roof.
Outhouse Coloring: Oil house, natural concrete; boathouse white, red roof
Paths and Walks: Concrete walks to boathouse & to derrick
Area Inclosed:
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Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Rocky
Stove, Maker: Bridge Beach Co, Superior #268.2
Stove, Size: 6 hole
Sink, Maker: No name
Sink, Size: 18.5" x 27"
Pump, Maker: The Goulds, Seneca Falls, NY
Pump, Size: #4
Lamps: 1 Dresden hanging lamp; 3 table lamps; 3 hand lamps.
How Procured: Rain water from roof passing to cistern in basement
Quality: Fair
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: None as yet
Tank Capacity: 2 cisterns, 4000 gal each; 2 cisterns 16000 gal each in basement
Tank Material: Concrete
Distilling Apparatus: False
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Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used: Hand
Distance from Dwelling: In same bldg.
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: Rheumatism
Prevalency: At all seasons
Local Causes: Excessive damp & cold weather
Recommended Improvements:
Access to Lighthouse: Landing platform in front of boathouse, boats & material hoisted by derrick located alongside.
Distance and Direction: 100' N'ly
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat #1
Boat Number: 14
Type: Dinghy
Length: 4' 8"
Width: 14'
When Built: No date
Date Harbored at Station: April 25, 1912
Sails: True
Suited to Work: Yes
Boat #2
Boat Number: 5
Type: Launch
Length: 6'
Width: 18'
When Built: No date
Date Harbored at Station: Sept. 1913
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes

Hoisting Engines
Hoisting Engine Kind: Fairbanks Morse, gasoline 4 HP
Engine RPMs: 350
Engine Diameter: 5"
Engine Stroke: 8"
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General Information:
Boats on Station: Boathouse