Report for Oyster Beach Range Rear (South Carolina) - 1914

District: 6th
Inspector: F. P. Dillon, Asst. Supt.
Location: On S'n end of Daufuskie Island, SC. Lat. 32-05-52 N; Long, 80-52-16 W
Date of Report: 03/18/1914
Latitude: 32° 02' 20"
Longitude: 80° 53' 33"
Site: Purchased of H. M. Stoddard, April 14, 1882 for $425.00
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 04/16/1882
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 5 acres
Area Inclosed: 5 acres
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: Highwater touches base.
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Barb. Wire
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Palmetto piles, 3' wide. Lt. Sta. 3/8 mile.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Steamboat from Savannah or Beaufort. Most convenient way by tender & tender's launch.
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: Brick tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 184x, rebuilt 1866
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: (lt. Sta.) repaired March, 1913
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: 31'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Main channel range for general navigation coming up Savannah River.
Building Materials: Brick
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden step ladder
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 9" x 14"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4' x 1' 10"
Number of Doors: 1 - 3' x 7'
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
Name of Maker: Gen. Depot
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
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Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
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:
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 chimneys
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 5th order
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 2 - 4th order
Number of Spare Burners: 1 for each lamp
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 3/16"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:

Parabolic Mirror
Parabolic Opening: 22"
Parabolic Mirror Depth: 13"
Parabolic Focal Length: 2"
Parabolic Material: Copper silvered
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description:
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): Rear & 50' from dwelling. Shelves & racks.
Suitability: Dry & suited