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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, 5x7 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, 5x7 photographs of the interior and exterior of the Cape Spencer Light Station, taken for the Historic American Engineering Record.