Report for Nantucket Harbor Range (Massachusetts) - 1928

District: 2nd
Inspector: C.H. Robinson, Assoc. Engineer
Location: On Brant Point W'ly side of entrance to Nantucket Harbor, Mass.
Date of Report: 07/20/1928
Latitude: Front: 41° 17' 24"; Rear 41° 17' 22"
Longitude: Front: 70° 05' 34"; Rear 70° 05' 33"
Site: Granted by Commonwealth of Massachusetts & by Purchase (located on Brant Point reservation)
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 08/08/1856
Date of Permission: 06/25/1795
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 4.9 acres
Area Inclosed: Whole
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: Front: 250'; Rear: about 5'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Picket fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: No wharf, beach landing
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Boat or by public highway 3/4 mile. Nantucket 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: 2 skeleton wooden towers
Number of Separate Lights: 2
First Built or Established: 1908
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Has not been rebuilt.
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: Front: 33'; Rear: 48'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Guide through Nantucket Harbor dredged channel
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: None - ladders only
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: None
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: None
Number of Doors: None
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 300 mm Lens Lantern enclosed by 4 windows 1 of which is hinged.
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 4
Type of Bars: None
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed:
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 32" x 34"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: All sides glazed
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Wood
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Wood - canvassed
Ventilator / Cowl: None
Lightning Spindle: Yes, with conductor down into ground
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: None
Lantern Doors:
Floor of Lantern:
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 160
Name of Maker: Barbier-Benard-Turenne
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: Paris
Order of Apparatus:
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: About 120 degrees
Number of Panels:
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
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: Small cone & ventilator
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 Imp
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: 2
Candle Power: 35 cp

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: Single wick
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 3/8"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: Oil stored in Brant Point oil house
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe):
General Opinion: Healthful
Diseases: None
Prevalency: No
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Brant Point landing & boat house use in common
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Range lights are located on the Brant Point reservation & are cared for by the Brant Point keepers.