Report for Maumee Bay Straight Channel Range Easterly Rear (Upper) Inner Beacon (Ohio) - 1909

District: 10th
Inspector: Chas. Bartlett, Chief Clerk and Norris Works, Supt
Location: On axis of Straight Channel thru Maumee Bay, 1242' S 57 degrees 45' W from Outer Beacon on inner end of artificial island.
Date of Report: 02/03/1909
Latitude: 41° 43' 51"
Longitude: 83° 23' 40"
Site: On artificial island or "dyke", submarine site granted by state - Ohio
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 04/08/1883
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: Area granted 11.9 acres, 1/2 never used. Concrete area around Inner tower = 3025 sq. ft.; area around wharf 9616 sq. ft.; Dyke = 47, 904 sq. ft.; Concrete around outer tower = 5920 sq. ft. = total 66, 465 sq. ft. = 1.52 acres.
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Boat house, over slip, adjoining dwelling.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat
Distance to Nearest Road: To nearest public road about 3 miles; to Ohenry St. Bridge, Toledo, 9 mi.
Distance to Post Office: 9 miles - Toledo, OH.
Distance to Village: 9 miles - Toledo, OH.
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: By boat from Toledo
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Structural Steel Tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
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: Above concrete deck 63'
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 64'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky & bay
Color of Tower: Metallic brown, white lanterns & watchrooms.
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached. Dwelling 65' distant
Object of Navigation: Middle range for navigation of Straight Channel
Building Materials: Structural steel towers. Cast iron watchrooms & lanterns.
General Description: Skeleton tower.
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base: 23' 11.5" cc posts
Diameter at Parapet: 11' 2.5"
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Steel channels, cast iron treads
Number of Landings: 4 intermediate
Size of Glass: 24" x 24"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 3 in each watchroom - each 1 sash, 1 light 24" x 24"
Number of Doors: 1 outer iron & 1 inner wood in each watchroom. 1 double iron & 1 single wooden in each lantern.
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Piling at 1' MLL - Tower surrounded with stone & concrete to 6' 3" MLL
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility: Yes
Miscellaneous Remarks: There are 2 lanterns in this skeleton iron tower, each contains a square iron watchroom surmounted by an octagonal lantern. Watchrooms & lanterns are painted white.
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"; Glass sash made to provide for double panes inner & outer, sep'd by abt 3" air space.
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: 1 door 45 degrees
What Bearings: N 35 degrees 15E to N 80 degrees 15 E; Azimuth 35 - 15 to 80 - 15.
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Cast iron, zinc lining
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Brass spindle on top of ball with platinum point.
Description of Lightning Rod: Iron tower, forms conductor down to 3' MLL
Balustrade: Iron balcony & railing, about watchrooms & lanterns
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 in parapet, with brass revolving discs.
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Brass, screwed into iron.

How is Watchroom Fitted: Square iron watchrooms of cast iron, painted white. Fitted with corner closet for lamps, etc., & corner shelf for work table.
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Sautter, Harbe & Co. Paris
Year Made: 1891
Marks and Number: No. 352
Order of Apparatus: 5th
Inside Diameter: 14 3/4"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 2
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
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: Round iron
Service Table: Iron, over stairs, with 3 shelves beneath
Draft Tube Description: None
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: 5th order
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 3 for each lantern
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 1/4"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Corner closet in watchroom fitted with shelves for lamps, etc.
Oil House Description: Square iron oil house on concrete foundation, located about 30' SW of tower.
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): None
Location: 65' NE'ly from Inner Beacon, on concrete superstructure resting on crib 40' x 60'
Coloring: White, lead colored trimmings.
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 5, plus attic & cellar
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Boat house & privy under 1 roof, 1 coal & wood house attached to boathouse. Buoy shed adjacent to dwelling
Outhouse Coloring: White, lead colored trimmings.
Paths and Walks: Plank deck on pile structure, surrounding crib under dwelling, extending from concrete deck about beacon to earth filling of "dyke"
Area Inclosed: Not inclosed
Area of Garden: 0.73 acres
Area Timber or Shrubbery: None
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated: 30' x 30' = 900 sq. ft.
Character of Surroundings: Artificial Island in Maumee Bay. Soil has been washed out of island or dyke, in places.
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
How Procured: Rain water from roof of dwelling.
Quality: Good
Quantity: Always has been ample
Injury Possible: Not liable
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity: 54 brl in cellar
Tank Material: Concrete
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: By pump from cistern.
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Healthful
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Access to Lighthouse: Frame boathouse, built with matched siding & board sheathing, over small boat slip, cut into wharf on SW'ly side of dwelling. Boat is hoisted from water in boat well by means of Stanchan patent boat hoist.
Distance and Direction: 9' above water. Buoy house, built of wood, with vertical board sheathing, 21' 6" x 31' 6", is located 20' to N of dwelling. This is used for storing buoys.
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