Report for Nantucket Harbor Range (Massachusetts) - 1910

District: 2nd
Inspector: Lt. Col. Edw. Burr, Engineer 2nd Lighthouse Dist.
Location: Front tower on Brant Point, Mass, W'ly side of Nantucket Harbor & on S'ly prolongation of axis of dredged channel entering harbor between jetties. Rear tower 240' in rear of preceding.
Date of Report: 02/14/1910
Latitude: Front: 41° 17' 24"; Rear 41° 17' 22"
Longitude: Front: 70° 05' 34"; Rear 70° 05' 33"
Site: Granted by Commonwealth of Massachusetts & purchase
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 08/08/1856
Date of Permission: 06/25/1795
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: About 49 acres
Area Inclosed: Entire site
Character of Soil: Sandy
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: Front: about 250'; Rear about 10'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Fence (Note, as Nantucket Harbor Range towers are on Brant Point Reservation, above desc is of the latter)
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Boatslip only
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: Road to landing
Means to Reach Light Station: Boat or carriage
Distance to Nearest Road: Public road to premises
Distance to Post Office: 3/4 miles Nantucket
Distance to Village: 3/4 miles Nantucket
Facilities for Public Conveyance: Public carriage
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Boat or carriage
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Towers
Number of Separate Lights: 2
First Built or Established: 1908
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: Front: 36' to top of roof; Rear: 52' to top of roof
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: Front: 35'; Rear: 51'
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 into Nantucket Harbor between the lights on the ends of the jetties
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 6"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 6"
Diameter at Base: Front: 12' square; Rear: 16' square
Diameter at Parapet: Either tower 3' 2" square at top
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Ladder only
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 15" x 15"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4 in either tower 18.5" x 19.5"
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: 4 concrete pieces about 4'
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Sandy
Soil Susceptibility: Yes
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: Lens lantern in each tower, inclosed by 4 windows, 1 of which is hinged
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
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Lightning Spindle:
Description of Lightning Rod: Copper ribbons to platinum tipped copper pinnacle led down side of tower with end buried about 4' in the sand
Lantern Doors:
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Location / Number: Through shaft to cleaning room in base of tower
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: Ladder from ground to enclosed space for lantern
Curtain Hooks / Hanger:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
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Name of Maker:
Year Made: Unknown
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Order of Apparatus: Lens lantern
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
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Red Sectors Description:
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Lamp Description: 1 day lens lamp
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 3
Number of Spare Burners: 3
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: Oil stored in Brant Point Oil house
Oil House Inside Dimension:
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Other (Describe):
How Procured: Town water
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution:
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Distilling Apparatus: False
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General Opinion: Healthful
Diseases: No prevalent diseases
Prevalency: No
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Boathouse & boatslip
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Towers & illuminating apparatus are in good order. Nantucket Harbor Range towers stand on the Brant Point Reservation.