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Historic American Engineering Record Cape Spencer Light Station records

Guide to the Historic American Engineering Record
Cape Spencer Light Station records
1924-1973

Collection number: HMC-0391.
Creator:
Historic American Engineering Record.
United States. National Park Service.
Title: Historic American Engineering Record Cape Spencer Light Station records.
Dates: 1924-1973.
Volume of collection: 0.41 cubic feet.
Language of materials: Materials in the collection are in English.
Collection summary: Plans and photographs of a light station located at the entrance to Cross Sound in Southeast Alaska.

Organizational history:
The Cape Spencer Light Station, located at the entrance to Cross Sound in southeast Alaska, was first lighted in 1913 with a small, unmanned beacon. In 1923, Congress approved funding for a fully manned light station and work began the following year. The manned station was lit on December 11, 1925. In 1926, the station was equipped with a 200-mile radio beacon, making it the first station of its kind in Alaska. The station operated as a manned station until 1974, when it was changed to an automated station. The building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in December 1975.

Collection description:
The collection consists primarily of elevation plans; electrical and mechanical drawings; and as built drawings of the interior and exterior of Cape Spencer Light Station. Included are elevation plans of the Fog Signal Building, A-C conversion drawings, Automated Station drawings, helipad and dock plans, and other drawings. There are also twenty-seven black and white, 5×7 photographs of the interior and exterior of the station, taken for the Historic American Engineering Record.

Arrangement: Materials are arranged by type of document.

Digitized copies: Selected items have been digitized and can be viewed on Alaska’s Digital Archives. For information about obtaining copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: Materials in the collection are in the public domain.

Preferred citation: Historic American Engineering Record Cape Spencer Light Station records, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Acquisition note: The collection was presented to the archives by the Alaska Regional Office of
the National Park Service in 1991.

Processing information: This collection was described prior to 1993. The guide to the collection was converted to current standard by Gwen Higgins in 2018.

Container list:
Item numbers reflect the order of items in the folder, with multiple items printed on a single sheet of paper denoted by letters.

Folder Item Description Date
1 1-27 Photographs of the interior and exterior of the Cape Spencer Light Station, taken for the Historic American Engineering Record. undated
OSF 1 1a Cape Spencer Light Station – Gasoline House, drawing no. M-135, scale: ½” = 1′ 1932
OSF 1 1b Cape Spencer Light Station – Cargo Basket, drawing no. 32.5101, scale: 1″ = 1′ 1951 September 24
OSF 1 2a Cape Spencer Light Station – Radio Room Exhauster, drawing no. M-615 1958 October 31
OSF 1 2b Cape Spencer Light Station – Derrick Sheave Replacement, drawing no. M-674, scale: 1½” = 1′ 1960 November 1
OSF 1 3a Cape Spencer Light Station – Derrick Boom Tag Line, drawing no. M-771, scale: 1″ = 10′ 1964 May 27
OSF 1 3b Cape Spencer Light Station – 5-Ton Derrick, Alterations in Design; drawing no. 32.2403, scale: 1½” = 1′ 1924 October 25
OSF 1 4 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, North Elevation; drawing no. 32.2501; scale: ¼” = 1′  1925 March 9
OSF 1 5 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, South Elevation; drawing no. 32.2502; scale: ¼” = 1′ 1925 March 9
OSF 1 6 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, East Elevation; drawing no. 32.2503; scale: ¼” = 1′ 1925 March 9
OSF 1 7 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, West Elevation; drawing no. 32.2504; scale: ¼” = 1′ 1925 March 9
OSF 1 8 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Foundation Plan; drawing no. 32.2505; scale: ¼” = 1′ 1925 March 9
OSF 1 9 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Floor Plan; drawing no. 32.2506; scale: ¼” = 1′ 1925 March 9
OSF 1 10 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Roof Plan; drawing no. 32.2507; scale: ¼” = 1′ 1925 March 9
OSF 1 11 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Typical Section; drawing no. 32.2508; scale ¾” =1′ 1925 March 9
OSF 1 12 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Tower and Platform; drawing no. 32.2509 1925 March 9
OSF 1 13 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Reinforcement Details; drawing no. 32.2510 1925 June 17
OSF 1 14 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Details, Windows and Door Frames; drawing no. 32.2511 1925 March 9
OSF 1 15 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fog Signal Building, Details, Coal Room Window and Entrance Door; drawing no. 32.2512; 1925 March 9
OSF 1 16a Cape Spencer Light Station – Approximate Location of Buildings and Wharf; drawing no. 32.2517; scale: 1″ = 20′ 1925 January 5
OSF 1 16b Cape Spencer Light Station – Lantern Ventilator; drawing no. 32.4511; scale: 1″ = 1′ 1944 June 6
OSF 1 17a Cape Spencer Light Station – Landing Ladder, As Built Drawing; drawing no. M-493 1953
OSF 1 17b Cape Spencer Light Station – Cast-Iron Base Ring for Lens Pedestal; drawing no. 32.2519; scale: 1½” = 1′ 1925 July 6
OSF 1 17c Cape Spencer Light Station – Derrick Boom Plates; drawing no. 32.3502; scale: ¾” = 1′ 1935 August 6
OSF 1 18 Cape Spencer Light Station – Electric Drive for 3rd Order Mercury Float Pedestal; drawing no. 32.4402; scale: 1″ = 3″ 1944 September 22
OSF 1 19 Cape Spencer Light Station – Fire Alarm and Floodlight Protection Facilities; drawing no. 772 1955 April
OSF 1 20 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, As Built 1st Floor Plans; drawing no. 869, 1 of 17; scale: ¼”= 1′ 1956 July
OSF 1 21 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, 1st Floor Plan; drawing no. 869, 2 of 17; scale: ¼” = 1′ 1956 August 3
OSF 1 22 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Main Building 1st Floor Plan; drawing no. 869, 3 of 17 1956 December 26
OSF 1 23 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Waste Heat Recovery Piping, as Built Mechanical Drawing (Schematic); drawing no. 869, 4 of 17 (2 copies) 1958 October 27
OSF 1 24 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Engine Room Piping, as Built Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. S-869, 5 of 17; scale: ½” = 1′ 1958 April 1
OSF 1 25 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Heating System and Machinery Installation Details, as Built Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 869, 6 of 17 1958 July 2
OSF 1 26 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Piping-Domestic Water, Sewer and Vents, as built Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 869, 7 of 17 1966 December 13
OSF 1 27 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Electrical-Wiring-Lighting, First Floor, as Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, 8 of 17 1957 July 9
OSF 1 28 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Electrical-Wiring-Lighting, Basement Floor, as Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, 9 of 17; scale: ¼”= 1′ 1957 July 10
OSF 1 29 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Electrical Layout, Power Wiring, as Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, 10 of 17; scale: ½” = 1′ 1956 August 3
OSF 1 30 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Electrical Layout, South and West Elevations, As Built Drawings; drawing no. 869, 11 of 17; scale: ½” = 1′ 1957 July 22
OSF 1 31 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Schematic Wiring and Switchboard Details, As Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, 12 of 17 1959 May 9
OSF 1 32 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Tram Hoist; drawing no. S-869, 13 of 17 1957 September 16
OSF 1 33 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Main Floor Plan, Architectural Modifications, As Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, 14 of 17 1958 April 3
OSF 1 34 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Miscellaneous Details, As Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, no. 15 of 17 1958 March 24
OSF 1 35 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Miscellaneous Details, As Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, no. 16 of 17 1958 March 31
OSF 1 36 Cape Spencer Light Station – A-C Conversion, Miscellaneous Details, As Built Drawing; drawing no. 869, no. 17 of 17 1958 April 3
OSF 2 1 Cape Spencer Light Station – Main Light Lens Pedestal; drawing no. 917, 1 of 2; scale: 1″, 1½”, 6″= 1′ 1958 April 30
OSF 2 2 Cape Spencer Light Station – Main Light Lens Pedestal; drawing no. 917, 2 of 2; scale: 3″ = 1′ 1958 April 5
OSF 2 3 Cape Spencer Light Station – Erection Diagram, 80′ Signal Tower for Radio Station drawing no. S-293, 1 of 2 1958 June
OSF 2 4 Cape Spencer Light Station – Helipad Plan and Details; drawing no. 1666 undated
OSF 2 5 Cover and Index for Cape Spencer Light Station drawing no 2086 undated
OSF 2 6 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Main Light-Details, Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 1 of 8 1971
OSF 2 7 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Plot Plan and Fuel Oil Piping, Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 2 of 8 1971 October 1
OSF 2 8 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Floor Plan, Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 3 of 8 1971 October 1
OSF 2 9 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Elevations, Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 4 of 8 1971 October 1
OSF 2 10 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Equipment Removal, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 5 of 8 1971 October 1
OSF 2 11 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Revised Plan, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 6 of 8; scale: ½” = 1′ 1971 October 10
OSF 2 12 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Details, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 7 of 8 1971 October 1
OSF 2 13 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Main Light and Panel Schedule, Electrical Drawing; 2086, 8 of 8 1971 October 1
OSF 2 14 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Monitor Wiring, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 9 of 10 1973 November 28
OSF 2 15 Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Interconnection Diagram, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086 undated
OSF 2 16 Cape Spencer Light Station – Dock Sections 1961 March 31
OSF 2 17 Cape Spencer Light Station – Dock Plan 1961 March 31
OSF 2 18 Cape Spencer Light Station – Dock Sections; drawing no. 1136 1961 March 31
OSF 2 19 Cape Spencer Light Station – Five Ton Derrick, Details; drawing no. 8821-A 1964 May 25
OSF 2 20 Cape Spencer Light Station – Five Ton Derrick, Details undated

 

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