Report for Manhattan Range Rear Beacon (Ohio) - 1919

District: 10th
Inspector: Geo. B. Kitchens
Location: Near water on slope of NW'ly bank of Maumee River, at outlet of old canal at Manhattan, North Toleo, OH, 3470' S 57 degrees 45' W from Front Beacon.
Date of Report: 01/09/1919
Latitude: 41° 41' 15"
Longitude: 83° 29' 00"
Site: Purchased
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 06/03/1893
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 0.387 acres
Area Inclosed: 7500 sq. ft.
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 10'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Picket fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Low dock extending from rear of boat house out in water about 35'
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By electric car. 3 3/4 miles to Toledo.
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: Steel tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1895
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1918
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: 86'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Range light for navigation of Maumee Bay St. Channel
Building Materials: Steel
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Steel
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 1 18" x 36"; 4 port lights 13" dia.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4 port lights, 1 window.
Number of Doors: 1 door 2' x 6' 7 3/4"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: New tower erected Spring, 1918
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: Rectangular 8' x 8' x 8' 8" inside
Shape of Lantern: Rectangular
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides:
Type of Bars:
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed:
Number of Plates in Height:
Number of Plates Each Side:
Thickness of Plates:
Size of Plates:
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern:
Construction Material Roof / Cowl:
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Copper tinned
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Steel with pipe rail
Lantern Doors: Steel plate hung outside.
Floor of Lantern: Steel
Watchroom Doors: Trap door steel
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Ventilators in cornice
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement:
Curtain Hooks / Hanger:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 56,000
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 5th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: Range lens with electric bulb in red shade (fixed)
Number of Panels: 5th order range lens
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:
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: Red shade same as used on buoys
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: Electric bulb enveloped by red shade resting on a stand.
Form of Colored Glass: Cylindrical
Lamp Description: 32 V 75 W Electric bulb
Type of Illuminant: Electric
Number of Spare Lamps:
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power: 88

Parabolic Mirror
Parabolic Opening:
Parabolic Mirror Depth:
Parabolic Focal Length:
Parabolic Material: Cylindrical reflector, brass, silver plated.
Location: Wooden frame house about 75' NW of tower.
Coloring: Painted drab
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 6 rooms & 1 basement
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Wood house & boat house
Outhouse Coloring: Drab
Paths and Walks: Concrete
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Clay
Stove, Maker: Detroit Stove Works
Stove, Size: 84-20 with Water Font.
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker: Gould Force (anti-freezing)
Pump, Size: 1.5" pipe connection
How Procured: From well about 200' deep & cistern
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: Not
Purity Precaution: Tank & cistern are cleaned once a year.
Tank Capacity: Tank 337 gal. Cistern 2200 gal.
Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: 200' (drilled)
Well Diameter: 5" casing
Well Lining: 1.5" inside suction pipe
Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling: 5'
General Opinion: Good
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Boathouse about 150' from dwelling 18' x 28', fitted with ways having rollers for hauling boats out of water. Bench provided & storage room.
Distance and Direction: About 80'
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat Number: 58
Type: Row
Length: 3' 10"
Width: 14'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station: 1905
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes