Report for Lorain Range Rear Beacon (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. Bartlett, Chief Clerk & Norris Works, Supt.
Location: On shore end of W pier, 992' S 41 degrees 10' E in rear of Front Beacon, Entrance to Black River, Lorain Harbor, OH.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 28' 22"
Longitude: 82° 11' 01"
Site: On US Pier
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Means to Reach Light Station: By walking thru docks, about 1000' from Lake St., Lorain, OH.
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1893
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1894
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 65.5'
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 65 1/4'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Ore piles
Color of Tower: White tower, lantern roof, black
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: No dwelling, owned by US
Object of Navigation: Range for entering harbor
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 5"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 1"
Diameter at Base: 12' 5" sq.
Diameter at Parapet: 8'
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden step ladder
Number of Landings: 4 intermediate
Size of Glass: 12" x 14"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 8 lts - 12" x 14" (4 windows) sash 28 1/4" x 31"
Number of Doors: 1
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Beacon rests on 4 corner concrete piers, resting on rubble foundation at water level.
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Sandy
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Miscellaneous Remarks: In Oct., 1899 rear beacon was moved lake-ward 191.5' & 14.2' W'ly from old range. Removal done by C.L & W. Ry. under approval of LH Board & under immediate direction of Engr. 10th dist.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: Special
Shape of Lantern: Square
Diameter to Glass: 7' sq.
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Number of Sides: 4
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Height Glazed: 24"
Number of Plates in Height: 3
Number of Plates Each Side: 3
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 3 plates 24" x 24"; Plates above one another, separated by spaces of about 2' 4"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 3 sides - 270 degrees
What Bearings: S 3 degrees 50' W to S 96 degrees 10' E; Azimuth 183 - 50 to 93 - 50
Construction Material Lantern: Wooden frame & boarding, not sheathed inside.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Wood
Ventilator / Cowl: Wood
Lightning Spindle: None
Description of Lightning Rod: None
Balustrade: Wood, painted white, wood railing
Lantern Doors: Wooden, single
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Wooden trap door
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Order of Apparatus: 90 degree lens lantern
Inside Diameter: 11 13/16"
Light Characteristic: Fixed red
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Arc of Each Fixed Part: 90 degrees visible bearing S 86 degrees 10' E to S 3 degrees 50' W; Azimuth 93 - 50 to 183 - 50; 45 degrees on each side of Range line. Range bears S 41 degrees 10' E.
Number of Panels: 1
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Pedestal: Shelf
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How Color is Produced: Ruby Chimney
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Lamp Description: 5th order, lens lantern lamp.
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Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: None
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Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/4"
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Lamps are kept in lantern, no closets.
Oil House Description: Same as for Front Beacon. Round iron oil house, situated on pier on stone foundation at end of old pier.
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General Opinion: Healthful
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