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...which I would be glad to have your opinion.

First, can an incandescent light be made of sufficient candle – power to equal, say, the harbor light on the North End of Goat Island?

2ndly, would there be any practical difficulty in transmitting the electric current to the radii of the revolving wheel as in Fig 1.?

3rdly, what do you think of the practicability of the plan.

I would like to see some experiments with the system tried on a small and inexpensive scale, but do not want to ask the Dept to sanction such a trial unless in the opinion of Experts, it offers a reasonable hope of success.

Hoping all goes well with you, I am very truly yours

S.B. Luce

Com J.A. Converse U.S.N.


Luce, lighthouse


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