U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor

List of Post Lights on the Western Rivers

List of Post Lights on the Western Rivers - September 1, 1903

DESCRIPTION: Small, antique, pocket size book of lights on all the U.S. Western Rivers corrected to September 1903. Lights are grouped into three sections by Lighthouse District each with a sectional title page. The 3 book sections are:
  • Fourteenth District: List of Lights on the Ohio, Kanawa, and Tennessee Rivers.
  • Fifteenth District: List of Lights on the Mississippi (above Cairo, Ill.) Missouri, and Illinois Rivers.
  • Sixteenth District: List of Lights on the Mississippi (Below Cairo, Ill.) and Red Rivers.
Format is the same throughout: the left page header contains the river name and the starting point from which river channel mileage is measured. Detail columns on left pages capture the light number, official light name, distance from the starting point, side of channel, and color of light. Right facing pages are ruled and blank for use of the reader to record notes; the header reads: "Remarks, Changes, Etc."

Each sectional title page bears a request to readers for help in identifying lights with usability issues:
"Pilots and all masters are particularly requested to report to the Light-House Inspector at Cincinnati, Ohio, lights which are out or dim or burning during the day; also changes in location of lights required, using the official name and number of the light. Pilots are also requested to blow their whistles when a light is out to notify the keeper."
The Ohio River distances are measured from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Kanawa River distances from Point Pleasant; Tennessee River Distances from Paducah, Kentucky; Upper Mississippi River distances from St. Paul, Minnesota; Lower Mississippi River distances are measured starting from Cairo, Illinois.

A few user manuscript pencil entries of birthdays and other notes on the first few notes pages. 253 pages total.

CREATOR: U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor



BODY OF WATER: U.S. Western Rivers

CONDITION: Good  Brown calf-covered wrapper intact but 1" loss at bottom front cover. Pages very tight. Marbeled edges.



SIZE: 3 " x 6 "


PRICE: $165


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