Report for Long Point (Massachusetts) - 1927

District: 2nd
Inspector: C. H. Robinson, Asso. Lighthouse Engineer
Location: On point, SW side entrance to Provincetown Harbor
Date of Report: 11/12/1927
Latitude: 42° 01' 59"
Longitude: 70° 10' 09"
Site: Purchase
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 06/10/1826
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 4 acres
Area Inclosed: None
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 20'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None - beach landing only
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Boat or team from Provincetown about 4 miles by team - 1 1/4 by boat
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: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1827
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1875
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: 36'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Shore & town of Provincetown
Color of Tower: White, black lantern
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Harbor, bay & local navigation
Building Materials: Bricks
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 9" x 12"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4 - 2' 6.5" X 2' 4"
Number of Doors: 1 - 3' x 7'
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower built on sand & has a heavy concrete base.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10
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: 36.5" x 27.5"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings: None
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron
Ventilator / Cowl:
Lightning Spindle:
Description of Lightning Rod:
Lantern Doors:
Floor of Lantern:
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 2900
Name of Maker: L. Sautter & Cie
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: Paris
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19 5/8"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 90 degrees
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels: None
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5 fixed
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 5 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: Iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: Cone only
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:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Type A 35 mm IOV
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: 2
Candle Power: 600 cp

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 35 mm
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 1 fitted with shelves for spare lamp, etc.
Oil House Description: 80' W of dwelling
Oil House Inside Dimension: 8' 8" x 10' 8"
Oil House Construction Material: Bricks
Oil House Capacity: About 450 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): None
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Fog bell struck by machinery
Time to Start: Instantly
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 1 stroke, 30 sec silent, 2 strokes, 30 sec silent
Duplication: Necessary spare parts
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: E'ly & close to tower, guide to Provincetown Harbor
Distance and Direction: About 30' E'ly
Water Supply: None
Reached from Lighthouse: Plank walk
Description of Fog Signal Building: Skeleton tower enclosing small wooden building
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 987 lbs
Metal: Bell
Diameter: 3'
Height: 2' 3.5"
Time: 8 hours
Manufacturer: G. M. Stevens
Weights for Operation: 1000 lbs
Location: On S side & connected with workroom of tower.
Coloring: White with 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 trim
Paths and Walks: Plank walks from dwelling to fog bell. Concrete walks from dwelling to barn & oil house.
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Shifting sand
Stove, Maker: Howe-Douchess
Stove, Size: 7-18
Sink, Maker: Not known
Sink, Size: 22" x 48"
Pump, Maker: Douglas
Pump, Size: #2
Lamps: 1 brass table, 2 brass hand lamps from General Depot
How Procured: Rain water from dwelling roof
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Frequent cleaning
Tank Capacity: 4680 gals in cellar of dwelling
Tank Material: Bricks cement plastered
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
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Beach landing, no wharf - boathouse, no road.
Distance and Direction: About 150' SW'ly
Miscellaneous Remarks: Station & apparatus in very good condition.
Boat #1
Boat Number: 132
Type: Power dory
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work:
Boat #2
Boat Number: 45
Type: Skiff
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work:

Power Boat
Engine Type: Gasoline
Horsepower: 2
Engine Maker: Arrow K-1 type 1919
Spare Coil: None
Magnet: None
Battery: Dry 6
Propeller Diameter: 10"
Propeller Pitch: 16" - 2 blades

General Information:
Boats on Station: Boathouse