Report for Sandy Point (Maryland) - 1938

District: 5th
Inspector: Gregory & Watson
Location: W side Chesapeake Bay off Sandy Point, marine site
Date of Report: 03/31/1938
Latitude: 39° 0' 57"
Longitude: 76° 23' 05"
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site:
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station:
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office:
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern:
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date:
Shape of Tower in Plan:
Form of Tower:
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water:
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Trees on Sandy Point
Color of Tower: Red house on brown base
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation: Bay - general navigation
Building Materials: Iron base, brick house
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Spiral of wood
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 10 x 14
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 14 - 4 rounded at top
Number of Doors: 9
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Good location & an important aid
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 35 3/4"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 33 3/4" x 36 1/4"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Metal frame
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Yes
Lightning Spindle: Yes
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Yes
Lantern Doors: Wood (hinged)
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Stairway with no door
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Yes 3
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: Yes
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed in frame

How is Watchroom Fitted: Bell machine apparatus, 4 windows, 21" x 9" 4 panes
How is Relief Called:
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Henry Le Paute - Paris France
Year Made:
Marks and Number: USLHS 459
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19 3/4"
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 90 degrees
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced: By LSR 700A timer
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Cast iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube:
Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time:
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection:
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: Lantern
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 150 W. 120 V. In. frosted, electric
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 - I.O.V.
Number of Spare Burners: 1 burner
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 5 rough finish used for storage
Oil House Description: Basement fitted with tanks gasoline stored on main galley deck
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material: Steel
Oil House Capacity: 2 250 gal each total 500 gal
Other (Describe):
Suitability: Dry OK
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Cunningham horn No. 4; Bell when horn is disabled, 1 stroke every 10 sec.
Time to Start: 2 minutes
How Long Will Pressure Last: 5 blasts
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 3 sec blast, 12 sec silent
Duplication: 2 compressors (engine driven) 1 extra solenoid valve. 7 extra diaphragms for horn.
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown: 32 lbs
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: Correctly placed as to location
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply: Rain water
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building:
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 1000 lbs
Time: 20 m
Weights for Operation:

Compressed Air
Compressed Air Machinery:
Date Made:
Nominal Size:
Compressor Manufacturer:
Compressor Bed and Gear: Same base direct connected, both units

Whistle Signal
Whistle Diameter: Diaphragm 7 3/4" x 1/16"
Whistle Height:
Whistle Orifice:
Whistle Tone: Single
Whistle Chime:
Coloring: Red & brown
Construction Materials: Iron & brick
Number of Rooms: 8
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1 keeper, 1 assistant
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouse Coloring:
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Water
Stove, Maker: Pennant #20
Stove, Size: Kerogas #20 3-burner
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 5" x 14" x 26"
Pump, Maker: Gould Pitcher
Pump, Size: 1 1/4"
How Procured: Rain
Quality: OK
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Cleaning tanks
Tank Capacity: 3 - 250 gal tanks
Tank Material: Wood
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: OK
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Boat #1
Boat Number: 116
Type: Motor boat
Length: 6.5'
Width: 18'
When Built: See boat card in office
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work:
Boat #2
Boat Number: 518
Type: Skiff
Length: 4.5'
Width: 16'
When Built: See boat card in office
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work:

Power Boat
Engine Type: Lathrop
Horsepower: 4
Engine Maker: # 19548
Spare Coil: Detroit Coil Co.
Magnet: Bosch
Battery: 6 No. 6 dry cells
Propeller Diameter: 18"
Propeller Pitch: 20"

General Information:
Boats on Station: In davits