Report for Monomay Point (Massachusetts) - 1922

District: 2nd
Inspector: F. J. Morse, 1st Asst. Supt.
Location: On Monomay Point near S end of Cape Cod.
Date of Report: 03/13/1922
Latitude: 41° 33' 34"
Longitude: 69° 59' 39"
Site: Purchase
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 06/25/1823
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: About 4 acres
Area Inclosed: None
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 500'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat or by team over the beach about 10 miles to Chatham Post Office
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: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1823
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1849
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: 47'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky line & sand dunes
Color of Tower: Red
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Yes, by covered way
Object of Navigation: Sea coast general navigation
Building Materials: Iron lined with bricks
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron - spiral
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: None
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: None
Number of Doors: 1; 3' x 6' 10"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 16
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars: 1"
Height Glazed: 3' 10 5/8"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 16" x 48"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle: Yes, conductor down into earth
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Yes
Lantern Doors: Iron - hinged
Floor of Lantern: Iron
Watchroom Doors: None
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Hooks screwed into lantern
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: W 2400 R 720
Name of Maker: Henry LePaute
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: Paris
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19 1/4"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 90 degrees
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels: None
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5 fixed
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3 fixed
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: Iron
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 sector - colored glass
Red Sectors Description: 255 degrees to 267 degrees
Where Color Attached: Red glass attached to lantern
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 35 mm IOV
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 1
Number of Spare Burners: 1 burner for emergency oil lamp
Candle Power: 500 cp

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 mantel
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 1 1/4"
Diameter of Circum Circle: One only
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: Oil house 123' NNW'ly of tower
Oil House Inside Dimension: 8' 8" x 10' 8"
Oil House Construction Material: Bricks
Oil House Capacity: About 450 gallons
Other (Describe):
Location: Dwelling attached to tower by a short covered way
Coloring: White with lead colored trimmings
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 6
Number of Dwellings: 1
Heating Plant: Direct hot water
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters: Keeper
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Fuel house & barn
Outhouse Coloring: White lead trimmings
Paths and Walks: Path to barn
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Shifting sands
Stove, Maker: Magee Grand
Stove, Size: 7-18
Sink, Maker: Not known
Sink, Size: 22" x 48"
Pump, Maker: Douglas
Pump, Size: #2
Lamps: 1 brass table, 1 brass hand lamp from General Depot
How Procured: Rain water & driven well
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Frequent cleaning of cistern
Tank Capacity: About 1200 gal
Tank Material: Bricks cemented
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: Driven well about 20' deep
Well Diameter: 1 1/4" pipe
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used: Hand
Distance from Dwelling: About 60'
General Opinion: Healthful
Diseases: None
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: No landing, boat house or wharf on reservation. Beach road (very poor) from lighthouse to Chatham.
Distance and Direction: 1 SE'ly on beach about 1/4 mile & 1 on beach about 1/2 mile from lights.
Miscellaneous Remarks: Station in very good condition.