Report for Nantucket East Breakwater (Massachusetts) - 1920

District: 2nd
Inspector: Frank J. Morse
Location: Outer end E Jetty
Date of Report: 08/01/1920
Latitude: 41° 18' 38"
Longitude: 70° 06' 02"
Site: Conveyed by Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 03/11/1919
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 50' x 50'
Area Inclosed: None
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: About 25'
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, about 2 miles from Nantucket, Mass. PO
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Wooden tower
Number of Separate Lights: None
First Built or Established: 1901
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1919
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: 16'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Land
Color of Tower: Black
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Channel - generals
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
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Kind of Stairway and Steps: None
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: None
Number of Windows and Size of Sash:
Number of Doors: 1 - 2' 6" x 6' 8"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: Tower is located on outer end of E Breakwater.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 300 mm acetylene post lantern
Shape of Lantern: Cylindrical
Diameter to Glass: 300 mm
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Watchroom Doors:
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Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 230
Name of Maker: American Gasaccumulator Co
Year Made:
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Order of Apparatus: 300 mm
Inside Diameter: 300 mm
Light Characteristic:
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
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Service Table:
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How Color is Produced:
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Lamp Description:
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Number of Spare Lamps: None
Number of Spare Burners: 1
Candle Power:

Compressed Gas
Gas Container: 4-A-50, 4 spare
Compressed Gas Capacity: 177
Compressed Gas Charge: 10-A
How Supply Renewed: By substitution
At What Intervals: Every 6 months
Spare Containers:
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: 1,000 lb bell
Time to Start: At once
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 1 stroke 10 sec silent
Duplication: None
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: Entrance to Nantucket Harbor
Distance and Direction: Close to light tower on side
Water Supply: None
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building: Bell & striker mounted on wooden framwork. Bell operated by Electric Striker controlled thru cable from Brant Point Light Station
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 1,000 lbs
Metal: Bell metal
Weights for Operation:
General Opinion: Healthful
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Access to Lighthouse:
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Station located on the outer end of E jetty. Fog bell operated by electric striker controlled from Brant Point Light Station.