Report for Mount Pleasant Range (South Carolina) - 1914

District: 7th
Inspector: T.H. Gregg, Superintendent
Location: Charleston, SC, harbor, in the town of Mount Pleasant.
Date of Report: 03/19/1914
Latitude: 32° 47' about
Longitude: 79° 52.5' about.
Site: Purchase.
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 07/08/1857
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 10,000 sq. feet.
Area Inclosed: About 4,000 sq. feet.
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Iron wire fence.
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Yes, light boat landing.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Ferry from Charleston, SC.
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: Concrete & wood substructure for range, 3 wooden piles for beacons.
Number of Separate Lights: 7; 5 5-day post lanterns, 2 locomotive headlites.
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1913
Condition at This Date:
Shape of Tower in Plan:
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Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water:
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
Color of Tower:
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation: Harbor & channel, general & local.
Building Materials:
General Description:
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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:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 770 (reflectors), 2500 cp
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
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Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
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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:
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Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
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Lamp Description: 5 5-day post lanterns, 2 5th order.
Type of Illuminant: Oil.
Number of Spare Lamps:
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power:

Parabolic Mirror
Parabolic Opening: 22"
Parabolic Mirror Depth: 13"
Parabolic Focal Length: 2"
Parabolic Material: Copper with silvered reflector.
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: East of dwelling-wooden shelves & roof.
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material: Brick
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): 1 from each sleeping room, lower hall.
Suitability: Yes.
Location: Water front Mt. Pleasant, SC, Charleston harbor.
Coloring: White, Slate trimmings.
Construction Materials: Wood.
Number of Rooms: 5 & attic.
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: 3 - oil, store, toilet.
Outhouse Coloring: White, slate trimming. Oilhouse, brick.
Paths and Walks: Cement
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None.
Area Cultivated: None.
Character of Surroundings:
Stove, Maker: King Beaver, No. 8-188
Stove, Size: 31" x 27" x 31" high.
Sink, Maker: Porcelain enamel, Sink should be renewed; smells
Sink, Size: 21.5" x 13.5" x 5" deep.
Pump, Maker: Pitcher ONo Goulds.
Pump, Size: 1.25 suction.
Lamps: 1 table, 5th order, Funk-Heap, 3 handlamps.
How Procured: Cistern, Rain
Quality: Good in winter.
Quantity: Ample.
Injury Possible: No.
Purity Precaution: Screened - Charcoal
Tank Capacity: 8' x 8' 6" deep, East of dwelling.
Tank Material: Brick, cement lining.
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
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What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Excellent
Diseases: Typhoid fever
Prevalency: Summer.
Local Causes: No.
Recommended Improvements: No.
Access to Lighthouse: Light wharf extending about 300 ft. into the harbor to about 4 ft. MHW.
Distance and Direction: Starts from front gate & runs about West.
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat Number: 11
Type: Motor launch
Length: 7 feet
Width: 24 feet
When Built: 1910
Date Harbored at Station: Dec. 1, 1911
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes.

Power Boat
Engine Type: Internal combustion
Horsepower: 6 HP
Engine Maker: Lathrop gasoline
Spare Coil: Not started on coil. That regularly furnished by the Lathrop Co.
Magnet: Holtzer-Cabot, Type W.S.-10 volt, 1200 RPM.
Battery: 6 dry cells.
Propeller Diameter: 21"
Propeller Pitch: Unknown

Hoisting Engines
Hoisting Engine Kind: None.
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General Information:
Boats on Station: At anchor in Charleston harbor.