Report for Pago Pago Front Range (Samoa) - 1911

District: 19th
Inspector: Lieut. C. S. McDowell, USN
Location: On N side of Pago Pago Bay
Date of Report: 03/03/1911
Latitude: 14° 17' 29" S
Longitude: 170° 41' 50" W
Site: Property of Catholic Mission
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission: 09/03/1900
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site:
Area Inclosed: None
Character of Soil: Earth & rock
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 150'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: Road about 100' from tower - road leads around Bay.
Means to Reach Light Station: On foot from road - by road either foot or horseback to Naval Station. By boat from Naval Station.
Distance to Nearest Road: Across bay to dock 5/8 mile.
Distance to Post Office: 2 miles
Distance to Village: 500' from Lepua
Facilities for Public Conveyance: Good road or boat.
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: Prior to September 1, 1900
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: February, 1910
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: Pyramidal
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 11'
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 75'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Thickly wooded hill
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Whitewash & cement
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Range for entering Pago Pago Harbor.
Building Materials: Oregon pine around 6" iron pipe in center
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 2"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 2"
Diameter at Base: 12' square
Diameter at Parapet: 4' square
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Ladder on outside
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Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Iron pipe set in rock with cement
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Earth & rocks
Soil Susceptibility: Yes
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5 day lens lantern
Shape of Lantern: Cylindrical
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Construction Material Lantern: Brass
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Canvas cover over lantern during the day.
Ventilator / Cowl: None
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How is Watchroom Fitted: Light keeper at Catholic Mission about 800' from light.
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Illuminating Apparatus
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Order of Apparatus: Lens lantern
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Arc of Each Fixed Part: Fixed 90 degree arc.
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Lamp Description: 1 wick
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Number of Spare Lamps: None
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: Shelf inside tower
Oil House Inside Dimension:
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Oil House Capacity: 2 5-gal cans
Other (Describe):
Location: Private dwelling Catholic Mission 800' from tower.
Coloring: White
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General Opinion: Healthy
Diseases: Native diseases
Prevalency: No
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Boat landing thru reef
Distance and Direction: S'ly about 900' from tower.
Miscellaneous Remarks: 1 4th order lens & set of 4th order lamps are being sent out for this light.