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Lighthouse Inspection Reports Database

Chester Rock Light Station

Premises page 2 of 2





Channel both sides


natural color of shingles

no dwelling



Crib extends up to high water, above this there is a frustrum of a square pyramid 15' at base, 10' at top & 6' 8" high filled with small tone; sheathed at sides & top with 3" planking; corners are protected by 1/4 x 18" boiler plates & angle irons 4.5".

2" sheathing & shingles on frame.

2" sheathing & shingles on frame.

8' across hexagon

4' across hexagon at top.

wooden ladder with small platform at top to enable keeper to attend to lamp.

no windows

no windows

1 door with upper portion glazed.

15' square crib foundation made of yellow pine timbers sheathed w/ 3" planking & filled with small stone; resting on rocky bottom of river. Foundation is protected by rip rap.

water site

water site

The up-stream sides are protected by 1/4 x 18" horizontal strips of iron at freshet level.Tower is a frustrum of an hexagonal pyramid surmounted by a small lantern set on top frame. Inside has planed joist & ceiling varnishes; outside is shingled.

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Premises | Lantern and Fixtures | Ventilators and Watchroom | Illuminating Apparatus | Closets and Storerooms


Fog Signal General | Fog Signal Equipment | Dwelling | Asst. Keepers Dwellings | Water | Healthfulness


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