Report for Maurice River Rear Range Light Station (New Jersey) - 1908

District: 4th
Inspector: Thos. J. Rout, Jr., Draftsman
Location: In marsh on W'ly side of mouth of Maurice River, NJ & about 1 5/8 miles NNW 3/8 W from Maurice River Lighthouse, Maurice River Cove, N'ly shore of E'ly side of Delaware Bay
Date of Report: 02/27/1908
Latitude: 39° 13' 24"
Longitude: 75° 02' 49"
Site: Purchase
Date of Reservation: 05/24/1897
Date of Deed: 05/24/1897
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 13 45/100 acres
Area Inclosed: None
Character of Soil: Salt marsh
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 340'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Boat landing
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: Boat landing connected to dwelling by elevated walk, distance about 193'
Means to Reach Light Station: By RR to Bivalve, NJ or Maurice River, NJ & thence by small private boat to station.
Distance to Nearest Road: About 1 mile over private marsh to public road. Distance to RR station at Bivalve, about 1 mile by road & 2.5 miles by boat.
Distance to Post Office: About 2.5 miles by boat or by walking about 1 mile to Bivalve
Distance to Village: About 2.5 miles by boat or by walking about 1 mile to Bivalve
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Private boats can usually be hired at Bivalve, or one can walk to station.
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Lantern post
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1898
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: No tower
Form of Tower:
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 17.5'
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 18'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Buildings, trees & sky
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Connected to dwelling by elevated boardwalks
Object of Navigation: Channel & range, for local navigating purposes.
Building Materials: No tower, post of wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: No tower
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
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Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps:
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass:
Number of Windows and Size of Sash:
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Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: No tower
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Salt marsh
Soil Susceptibility: Is susceptible for grass
Miscellaneous Remarks: Both posts are in good condition.
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus: No machinery
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Not known
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: Lens lantern
Inside Diameter: 11 3/4"
Light Characteristic: Fixed red
Time of Revolution: Not moveable
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 180 degrees
Number of Panels: 2
Number of Flash Panels: None
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 1
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 3
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced: No flashes
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: None
Service Table: None
Draft Tube Description: No lens
Revolving Machinery: Not revolving
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube: None
Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time: No machinery
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection:
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced: Ruby chimneys
Red Sectors Description: No red sector. both lights are red
Where Color Attached: Ruby chimneys
Form of Colored Glass: Ruby chimneys
Lamp Description: Std. lens lantern lamp, 1 wick
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 for each light, 4 in all
Number of Spare Burners: None except those on spare lamps.
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: No tower
Oil House Description: See front range
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): Frame storehouse, 8' x 12' in plan, located about 17' N of dwelling. It has a swinging door, no shelves & is used for storage of fuel.
Suitability: Dry & suitable