Detail View: South Haven Michigan Lighthouse Logs: Journal of daily expenditure of oils, wicks, and chimneys at the South Haven Michigan light station on Black River

Identifier: 
exwa_LHL_04
Title: 
Journal of daily expenditure of oils, wicks, and chimneys at the South Haven Michigan light station on Black River
Alternative Title: 
Daily expenditure of oils, wicks, and chimneys at the South Haven Michigan light station on Black River
Creator: 
Donahue, James S., 1842-1917
Description: 
United States Light-House Establishment daily expenditure journal for the South Pierhead Light, South Haven, Michigan, from September 1, 1888 through August 31, 1892, recorded by the keeper James S. Donahue. Donahue's entries give details on the amount of oil, wicks and chimneys used at the lighthouse and also taken for consumption within the keeper's home. Keeper notes the light's order of lens, kind of light, number of wicks in burner, and diameter of outer burner. There is also details on the weather of the day and what time the light in the lighthouse was lit and also when it was extinguished and the length of time the light remained lit. The journal measures 13 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches, 48 pages, marble boards. It includes one page of entries for each month.
Date: 
1888-1892
Location: 
South Haven, Michigan
Time Period: 
19th century
Subject: 
Donahue, James S., 1842-1917--Diaries
Subject: 
Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--South Haven--Diaries
Subject: 
Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--South Haven--1870-1890
Subject: 
Lighthouse keepers--Michigan--History--19th century
Subject: 
Lighthouses--Michigan--South Haven
Subject: 
South Haven (Mich.)--Climate
Places Identified: 
South Haven South Pierhead (Mich.)
Publisher: 
Western Michigan University
Type: 
Text
Source: 
John B. Donahue Collection, A-2909. Western Michigan University, Archives and Regional History Collections.
Language: 
eng
Collection: 
South Haven Michigan Lighthouse Logs
Rights: 
Copyright 2015 Western Michigan University Libraries. The digital version is available for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the WMU Libraries: lib-dc@wmich.edu
File Format: 
image/jp2
Digitization Date: 
2015
Digitization Specifications: 
Scanned by Digitization Center, Western Michigan University Libraries using Hasselblad H4D-200 MS camera, processed in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Archival file is .tif. Item viewed as a LUNA BookReader object.