Report for Pensacola (Florida) - 1928

District: 8th
Inspector: Superintendent
Location: Coast of Florida, entrance to Pensacola Bay
Date of Report: 11/21/1928
Latitude: 30° 20' 46"
Longitude: 87° 18' 29"
Site: Transfer of military reservation
Date of Reservation: 10/07/1927
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 75 acres
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 370'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Wood
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By electric car from Pensacola to Fort Barrancas
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: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established: 1825
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1858
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: 191'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Woods
Color of Tower: Upper 2/3 black, lower 1/3 white
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection: Connected by masonry walls
Object of Navigation: Seacoast
Building Materials: Brick
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 27.5 x 30 7/8; 27.5 x 38 3/8; 27.5 x 39
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 6; sash 2' 7" x 2' 3"
Number of Doors: 1 - 8' x 3' 8"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: High ground, wooded.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 1st
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 16
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 9' 2 1/4"
Number of Plates in Height: 3
Number of Plates Each Side: 3
Thickness of Plates: 5/16"
Size of Plates:
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Yes, on ball
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Iron
Lantern Doors: None
Floor of Lantern: Cast iron
Watchroom Doors: Trap door
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: Yes
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: To inside of dome

How is Watchroom Fitted: Has a moveable closet
How is Relief Called: One cord
Where is Call System Led: To gong in rear hall
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: H. LePaute
Year Made: Not known
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: 1st
Inside Diameter: 6' 1.5"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution: 8 minutes
Flash Interval: 55.7 sec
Duration of Flash: 4.3 sec.
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 8
Number of Flash Panels: 8
Arc of Each: 45 degrees
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 10
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 17, flash
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 6, flash
Does Apparatus Revolve?: True
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Iron, with 4 glass doors
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: Copper, dia. 5" - connected with screws.
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls: Chariot wheels
Chariot Description: 10 wheels, 5 5/8" dia., 20 side guide rollers 3.5" dia.
Length of Drop Tube:
Clock Weight: 80 lbs
Length of Winding Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Drive During Rewind: No
Machinery Protection: Glass & metal case
Regulated: Governor
Lens Protection: Linen lens cover
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 55 mm
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 1
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power:

Clock Cord Description
Revolving Cord: Cord
Size of Clock Cord: 3/8"
Length of Clock Cord: 40'
How Led: Thru 2 sheaves
Diameter and Length of Clock Drum: 8" dia. 11" long.

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 mantel
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 55 mm
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 2 closets in storeroom fitted with shelves
Oil House Description: Detached in yard
Oil House Inside Dimension: 12' x 10' x 8' 9" high
Oil House Construction Material: Brick
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe):
Suitability: Dry & suited.
Location: Connected to tower
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Brick
Number of Rooms:
Number of Dwellings: 1 - double
Heating Plant: None
Number of Keepers: 3
Furnished Quarters: All three
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Oil house & w.c.
Outhouse Coloring: White
Paths and Walks: Brick
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Sandy
Stove, Maker: Perfection (3)
Stove, Size: 3 burner (3)
Sink, Maker: Yes (3)
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker: Keeper none, each asst. 1 No. 2.
Pump, Size:
How Procured: Cistern
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Cisterns screened
Tank Capacity: Under floor of hallway, underground masonry, cistern length 10' 3" width 9' 3", depth 16'; cypress cistern, 9' high, 8' 6" dia.
Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: None
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements: