Lighting the Way: A History of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse

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Lighting the Way: A History of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse

Lighting the Way: A History of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse

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Since they produced such a remarkable amount of light, the lamps also gave of a large amount of heat, so much so that elaborate ventilation systems were necessary to prevent the lantern houses from burning down. In its complete form, this oil cistern would have had a clockwork mechanism underneath the cistern and a wick holder with glass chimney above it. The heavy oil that formed the lamp's fuel, which could be any form of oil ranging from whale-oil to rapeseed oil (in times before the discovery of paraffin or kerosene), was kept in the slightly tapered copper cistern on a tripod stand with adjustable legs, and kept at a constant pressure by means of a weight floating on the top of the oil.

Since they are hand-made NO TWO ARE EXACTLY ALIKE, mostly the pattern of the verdigris (green area) may differ, the style, verdigris coverage area and size are always extremely similar.By July 1864 the third and last payment was made on the completed Copper Point beacon and Goat Island was completed in September. the Rupert Street manufacturer of French bronze and ormolu, who was employed both by Hope and George, Prince of Wales, later George IV (Hope, ibid.

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