Report for Maumee Bay Straight Channel Range Easterly Front and Westerly Rear Outer Beacon (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. Bartlett, Chief Clerk and Norris Works, Supt
Location: On axis of Straight Channel thru Maumee Bay, at about midway of its length on outer end of artificial island, 1500' long, 1242' from other tower.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 43' 57"
Longitude: 83° 23' 26"
Site: On artificial island, in navigable waters of the US.
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Area of the Entire Site: About 5920 sq. ft. of concrete area about beacon.
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Means to Reach Light Station: From Inner Tower: by walking along dyke connecting 2 towers.
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Skeleton Iron tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1884
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1898
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 40' 9" above concrete deck
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 42'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky & bay
Color of Tower: Metallic brown, with white watch room & lantern.
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached, 1200' distant at Inner Tower
Object of Navigation: Range light, Maumee Bay Straight Channel
Building Materials: Structural steel
General Description: Skeleton tower
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Diameter at Base: 18' 5.5" sq. C to C legs
Diameter at Parapet: 11' 2.5" sq. C to C legs
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Steel channels, cast iron treads
Number of Landings: None
Size of Glass: 24" x 24"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 3 in watchroom, each with 1 sash having 1 light 24" x 24"
Number of Doors: To Watchroom: iron outer door, wooden inner
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: On piles at 1' MLL tower surrounded with stones & concrete to 6' 5" MLL
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: End of "Dyke", connecting the 2 beacons, was removed down to 1' MLL in 1906 & replaced with a concrete superstructure up to 6' 5" MLL in 1906 & dyke connecting 2 beacons was completed the latter by US Engineers.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass: 7' 2"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 34.5" x 36"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 1 door = 45 degrees
What Bearings: N 80 degrees 15' E to S 57 degrees 45' E; Azimuth 80 - 15 to 122 - 15; Range line bears S 57 degrees 45' W
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Cast iron, zinc lining
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Spindle on top of ball
Description of Lightning Rod: Structure forms conductor down to 3' MLL
Balustrade: Cast iron balcony & iron railings about watchroom & steel lantern.
Lantern Doors: Outside storm door in 2 leaves, wooden inside door
Floor of Lantern: Cast iron
Watchroom Doors: None
Parapet Diameter: 6' 7 1/4"
Location / Number: 7, with brass revolving discs
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: Not required
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Brass, screwed into sides of lantern

How is Watchroom Fitted: Fitted with corner closet for lamps & corner shelf for work table.
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Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
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Name of Maker: Chance Bros. & Co., Ltd. LH engineer & Construction
Year Made: 1891
Marks and Number: Near Birmingham, Eng.
Order of Apparatus: 5th order - 360 degree - 5 day attachment
Inside Diameter: 14 3/4"
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 360 degrees
Number of Panels: 4
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Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Pedestal: Round iron
Service Table: Iron, with shelves underneath
Draft Tube Description: None
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Lamp Description: 5th order, with 5-day attachment
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Number of Spare Lamps: 3
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: 1 in watchroom
Oil House Description: At Inner Tower
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General Opinion: Healthful
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Access to Lighthouse: See Inner Tower
Distance and Direction: Walk along top of "dyke" to boat house at Inner Tower, about 1242'.
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