In dwelling, re-laid three hearths and repaired chimney-backs, plastering, &c.; put three sheet-iron caps on chimneys; painted front gallery; re-glazed windows and painted sash; put in 72 feet of tin gutter, and 40 feet of conducting-pipe; painted cistern two coats.
1863 Pleasanton's island light-house has been repaired, refitted temporarily, and the light exhibited.
1867 Rigolet, (Pleasanton's island.)A new lantern having been provided for this station, a party of workmen was sent there, on the 15th of July, to put it in place. It was found necessary to take down and rebuild about four feet of the tower, in order to enlarge the top, to receive the improved lantern-deck. The work was completed on the 16th of August. The roof of the keeper's dwelling is rotten, and requires renewing.
1868 Rigolets, (Pleasanton's island.)Tower in good condition. The keeper's dwelling requires repairs to roof and galleries, which have been authorized but not executed.
1869 Rigolets, Pleasonton's Island, Pearl River, Lake Pontchartrain. This station is in good condition, with the exception of some slight damage done to the wharf and plank walk by the late September gales. These repairs will be made at the first favorable moment.
1870 East Rigolet, Pleasonton's Island, Louisiana.The keeper's dwelling at this station is old and not worth the cost of the extensive repairs it would require to put it in good order. A new building would cost very little more. It is however habitable for that climate, and no estimate has been submitted for a new structure at this time.
1871 East Rigolet.The brick tower is in good order, exhibiting a light of the fourth order, capable of affording all desirable facilities to navigation. The dwelling-house is old and not worth the extensive repairs necessary to put it in good condition. A new frame dwelling, and new cypress cistern of three thousand gallons' capacity, should be built at this station, and an estimate is submitted.
1874 Rigolets, (Pleasantons Island,) Louisiana.On the 25th of May, 1874, the fourth-order light at this station was discontinued, it being no longer required for purposes of navigation.
1878 East Rigolets, Pleasanton's Island, entrance to Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.All vessels plying between New Orleans and the numerous towns and ports on the sound, Mobile Bay and Pensacola Bay, are compelled to pass through the east entrance to the Rigolets, it being the only navigable outlet to Lake Pontchartrain, and it is difficult to find this entrance at night. It is therefore recommended that $6,000 be appropriated for the re-establishment of this light and the establishment of a day beacon on Long Point.
1879 East Rigolets, Pleasanton's Island, entrance to Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.All vessels plying between New Orleans and the numerous towns and ports on the Sound, Mobile and Pensacola Bays, are compelled to pass through the east entrance to the Rigolets, it being the only navigable outlet to Lake Pontchartrain, the entrance to which it is difficult to find at night. It is therefore recommended that the sum of $6,000 be appropriated to re-establish this light and to erect a beacon on Long Point.