Instructions to Light Keepers

United States Lighthouse Board

"Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-keepers. They are required to read them carefully and attentively, and to refer to them whenever they are any doubt in regard to their duties or the manner of performing them. Each keeper and assistant keeper will be furnished with a copy, to be kept and used at the light-stations where they are employed; to be handed over to their successors when they are relieved or discharged or left at the light-stations in case there should be no successors. By order of the Light-House Board." (from introductory notice to book)

Genre(s): Reference, Technology & Engineering

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 General Instructions to All Light Keepers Maria Kasper
Play 02 Care of Lights and Their Appurtenances Maria Kasper
Play 03 Funck Lard-Oil Float-Lamp; Funck Mineral-Oil Float-Lamp; Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth-Order Lights Maria Kasper
Play 04 Instructions to Keepers of Light-Ships Maria Kasper
Play 05 Use and Management of Fog Signals Maria Kasper
Play 06 Siren; Steam-Whistle; Stevens Fog-Bell; Andersons Hand Fog-Signal Maria Kasper
Play 07 Instructions for Painting; Recipes; Allowances of Provisions Maria Kasper