Report for Point Judith (Rhode Island) - 1922

District: 1st
Inspector: H. E. Litchfield
Date of Report: 12/16/1922
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site:
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 170 feet
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Carriage
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office: 6 miles to Narragansett Pier
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: 1810
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1857
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: 65 feet
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
Color of Tower: Brown & white
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint & work
Tower Connection: Connected by covered walk.
Object of Navigation: Seacoast for general navigation.
Building Materials: Stone & 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: 11 3/4" x 14"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4-Iron, sashes, 6 lts
Number of Doors: 1, 3' 0" x 6' 5.5"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th order
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 10
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: 1
Number of Plates Each Side: 1
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 27" x 36"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle: Iron
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Iron
Lantern Doors: Iron hinged & bolted.
Floor of Lantern: Iron
Watchroom Doors: Rtap door.
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: In parapet
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Hook in each angle.

How is Watchroom Fitted: None.
How is Relief Called: Electric alarm
Where is Call System Led: Led to each quarters.
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: McBeth-Evans.
Year Made:
Marks and Number: U.S.L.H.S. #490
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 6
Number of Flash Panels: 0
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 6
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 4
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: 4th order pedestal
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description: None.
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube: 40 feet, 8" x 9"
Clock Weight: 4-3/4" x 18" long
Length of Winding Time:
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection:
Lens Protection: Yes, zinc cone
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Type "A" IOV
Type of Illuminant: Mineral oil
Number of Spare Lamps: 3
Number of Spare Burners: None.
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 34 mm
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None.
Oil House Description: 3 tanks located between engine house & tower at 10 feet from engine house.
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): None
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: 1st class siren
Time to Start: 10 minutes.
How Long Will Pressure Last: None.
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 5 sec blast, 40 sec silent, 5 sec. blast, 40 sec. silent
Duplication: Engines, compressors, sirens & automatic locks.
Timing Device: Automatic clocks
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown: 40 lbs.
Height Above Water: 50 feet.
Compass Direction: South
Location: Between tower & fairway.
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply: Rain water cisterns.
Reached from Lighthouse: Path.
Description of Fog Signal Building: Hollow Tile
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Siren Signal
Siren: Yes.
Siren Diameter: 6"
Siren Built Date:
Siren Manufacturer: General Depot
Siren Ports:
Siren Revolutions:
Siren Governor:
Siren Condition:

Internal Combustion Signal
Fog Signal Kind:
Internal Combustion Kind: Horizontal
Internal Combustion Manufacturer: De La Vergne Machine Co.
Internal Combustion Date:
Internal Combustion Size: 12 x 16
Internal Combustion Horsepower: 16 hp
Internal Combustion Fuel: Kerosene
Internal Combustion Starter: Heating vaporizor
Compressor Maker: Ingersoll-Rand
Compressor Seat: Same bed geared
Compressor Machinery:
Compressor Diameter: 10"
Compressor Stroke: 8"
Compressor RPMs:
Character of Air Inlet:
Kind of Unloader:
Diameter of Delivery Pipe:
Location: North
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Brick
Number of Rooms: 9
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant: Hot water heating system installed in 1931.
Number of Keepers: 1 of each
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Oil house, privy, barn, 2 fuelhouses, signal houses & hen house.
Outhouse Coloring: All white.
Paths and Walks: Both
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: 1/2 acre.
Area Cultivated: 1/4 acre.
Character of Surroundings: Soil.
Stove, Maker: S. R. Co.
Stove, Size: 8"
Sink, Maker: Unknown
Sink, Size: 2' 9" x 16" x 6"
Pump, Maker: Doughlas
Pump, Size: N2
Lamps: 1 table, 2 hand, by General Depot.
How Procured: Rain water from roofs.
Quality: Good.
Quantity: Ample.
Injury Possible: No.
Purity Precaution: Occasional cleaning.
Tank Capacity: Unknown
Tank Material: Bricks.
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: Well
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket: Bucket
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Keeper says unhealthy, old brick house, very damp.
Diseases: Rheumatiam.
Prevalency: Cold weather.
Local Causes: Yes.
Recommended Improvements: New wooden house might be an improvement.
Access to Lighthouse: No landing
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat Number: 1
Type: Flat Bottom
Width: 14'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes.