Report for Bird Island (Massachusetts) - 1858

Location: E side of entrance to Sippican harbor
Date of Report:
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:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Stone wall & board fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station:
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:
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date:
Shape of Tower in Plan:
Form of Tower:
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 25' 1/2"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water:
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation:
Building Materials: Stone
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 3'
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 1' 11.5"
Diameter at Base: 13'
Diameter at Parapet: 7' 3"
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Stone
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 8" x 10"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 3, 8 panes in 1, 12 panes in 2.
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Warming stove
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern:
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass: 7' 4"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars:
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 6'
Number of Plates in Height:
Number of Plates Each Side: 6
Thickness of Plates:
Size of Plates: 17" x 24" & 11 1/4" x 18"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Wrought iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl:
Ventilator / Cowl: Cylinder with vane
Lightning Spindle:
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Balcony outside
Lantern Doors:
Floor of Lantern: Cast iron
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 5th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: F.V.F. white
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 360 degrees
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 Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 3 fountain, 9 burners.
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps:
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description:
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity: 2 air tight oil butts, 50-gallons each.
Other (Describe):
Coloring: White, red roof
Construction Materials: Stone, wood roof
Number of Rooms: 6
Number of Dwellings: 1, 20' x 34' to 14' x 15', 1 story
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers:
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouse Coloring:
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated: 1/4 acre
Character of Surroundings:
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
How Procured:
Injury Possible:
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity: 2 cistern, 100 bbls.
Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: 1
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
Tools And Accessories
Lantern Curtains: Cotton
Lens Covers:
Damper Tube and Key:
Spare Damper and Key:
Carillon for Overflow Pump:
Time Marker:
Spare Lamp Ready for Use:
Rod Lamp Ready for Use:
Curtain Hanger:
Spare Lamp Cover:
Lamp Stand:
Mechanical Lamp Cords:
Revolving Machinery Cords:
Revolving Machinery Weights:
Spare Fly Or Governor:
Gauge for Oil Cistern:
Feather Brushes:
Linen Towels:
Chamois Skins:
Chimney Filters:
Coupling Pliers:
Service Box and Implements:
Cleaning Materials:
Keepers Aprons: