- The deed for the property was dated 12/07/1822
- Access to the light was by wooden steps; then an iron ladder to the lantern room.
- The illuminating apparatus is "4th Order"
- The glass in the lantern is 1/4" thick
- The light is produced by a vapor oil lamp with one 35mm wick
- A 1200 gal. oil storage tank is located outside of the concrete oil house.
- The keeper's house has 6 rooms, and is heated by an L.Coles Wood heater, #618
- The keeper and his wife cooked on a #7 Grand Susquehanna range
- Drinking water was procured from rain water collected in a 2000 gal. cistern
- Access to the lighthouse was via a private wharf 1/4 mile distant
|Ocracoke's 4th Order Fresnel Lens|
You can read the entire report here: http://uslhs.org/inventory/light_station_report.php?id=874.