U.S. DOI, NPS, HAER, Cape Spencer Light Station Collection Description

UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. NATIONAL PARK
SERVICE. HISTORIC AMERICAN ENGINEERING RECORD. CAPE SPENCER LIGHT
STATION. Records; 1924-1973.
1 cu. ft.

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. It was listed in the National Register
of Historic Places in December 1975.

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.

Presented to the archives by the Alaska Regional Office of
the National Park Service in 1991.

HMC-0391

Inventory:

Series 1. Plans and Drawings; 1924-1974.

Map Folder 1

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

Map Folder 2

37. Cape Spencer Light Station – Main Light Lens Pedastal;
drawing no. 917, 1 of 2; scale: 1″, 1½”, 6″
= 1′; April 30, 1958.
38. Cape Spencer Light Station – Main Light Lens Pedastal;
drawing no. 917, 2 of 2; scale: 3″ = 1′; April 5, 1958.
39. Cape Spencer Light Station – Erection Diagram, 80′
Signal Tower for Radio Station drawing no. S-293, 1 of 2; scale:
” = 1′; June 1958.
40. Cape Spencer Light Station – Helipad Plan and Details;
drawing no. 1666; scale: as shown; n.d.
41. Cover and Index for Cape Spencer Light Station drawing
no 2086; n.d.
42. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Main
Light-Details, Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 1 of 8;
scale: as shown; October 1, 1971.
43. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Plot
Plan and Fuel Oil Piping, Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086,
2 of 8; scale not given; October 1, 1971.
44. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Floor
Plan, Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 3 of 8; scale not
given; October 1, 1971.
45. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Elevations,
Mechanical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 4 of 8; scale: as shown;
October 1, 1971.
46. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Equipment
Removal, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 5 of 8; scale
not given; October 1, 1971.
47. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Revised
Plan, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 6 of 8; scale: ½”
= 1′; October 10, 1971.
48. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Details,
Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 7 of 8; scale: as shown;
October 1, 1971.
49. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Main
Light and Panel Schedule, Electrical Drawing; 2086, 8 of 8; scale
not given; October 1, 1971.
50. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Monitor
Wiring, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086, 9 of 10; scale:
none; November 28, 1973.
51. Cape Spencer Light Station – Automated Station, Interconnection
Diagram, Electrical Drawing; drawing no. 2086; scale: none; n.d.
52. Cape Spencer Light Station – Dock Sections; no drawing
no.; no scale given; March 31, 1961.
53. Cape Spencer Light Station – Dock Plan; no drawing
no.; no scale given; March 31, 1961.
54. Cape Spencer Light Station – Dock Sections; drawing
no. 1136; no scale given; March 31, 1961.
55. Cape Spencer Light Station – Five Ton Derrick, Details;
drawing no. 8821-A; scale not given; May 25, 1964.
56. Cape Spencer Light Station – Five Ton Derrick, Details;
no drawing no; scale not given; n.d.

Series 2. Photographs; n.d.

Twenty-seven black and white, 5×7 photographs of the interior
and exterior of the Cape Spencer Light Station, taken for the
Historic American Engineering Record.

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