Report for Turkey Point (Maryland) - 1870

District: 5th
Inspector: Commo. T.A. Dornin, LH Inspector 5th District.
Location: Entrance to Susquehanna & Elk.
Date of Report: 09/02/1870
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:
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Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
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Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Detached tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Good
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:
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Whitewashed
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation:
Building Materials:
General Description: Built of brick, in good condition, whitewashed outside & inside.
Wall Thickness at Base:
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Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wood in good condition.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: Glass is in good condition.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: Wood in good condition.
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: There is a Regulation Clock in good condition.
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: There are no ladders.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: There is none required.

How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: None required.
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
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Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
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:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 4 order lens (Franklin Lamp)
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 in good condition.
Number of Spare Burners: 2 in good condition.
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description:
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): There is a closet provided for the preservation of utensils, wicks, chimneys and cleaning materials. Paints, oils, spirits of turpentine, paint-brushes, etc. are placed in a corner of the oil room.
Construction Materials:
Number of Rooms:
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers:
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouse Coloring:
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed: Enclosed by a board fence.
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: Keeper cultivates the land.
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings:
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
Access to Lighthouse:
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: There is a Lucerne Lantern required & a new roof for the house & to be raised so as to give more ventilation to the upper rooms.
Lantern: In good condition
Illuminating Apparatus: Lens is in good condition clean in all respects.
Service Lamp: It is in good condition & perfectly clean.
Oil: Sample examined & found to be free from all objectionable matter. It had not been filtered.
Service Lamp Burner: It was free from gummy or burnt oil, & the wick well trimmed.
Service Lamp Burner Level: It was found to be level.
Plate Glass: It is clean, free from scratches, stains or dirt.
Lens Cover: It was on: clean: made of linen ticking put up & taken down at the proper time.
Lantern Curtains: 2 sets in good condition put up & taken down at the proper time.
Carillon or Alarm Bell: None required.
Rod Lamp: Rod lamp in good condition.
Dwelling: Very good condition.
Stairway and Landing: They are clean.
Inside of Tower: In good condition, whitewashed.
Glazing of Dwelling: In good condition.
Improvements Needed: The house requires a new roof & to be raised to give more ventilation.
Outhouses: In good condition.
Grounds: In most excellent condition. They appear to receive every attention.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: Lens is never touched improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: They fit properly
Watch or Trimming Room: There are none of the above mentioned articles to be seen at the time of inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: There were none of these articles seen in the rooms mentioned.
Heater: The Keeper understands the use of the heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understands the use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: They were painted according to Instructions. The Lightning Rod was in good condition, the end led into the ground.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: Good condition. No appearance of waste.
Oil Carriers: Good condition, clean & arranged in order for use.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts: 1
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 1
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil:
Number of Dripping Buckets: 3
Number of Oil Tanks: 2 holding 150 gallons.
Oil Butts Made According to Regulation: They are so made.
Oil Butt Covers: Gutters were filled w/ refuse oil & covers on. Keeper understands use of covers & air cocks.
Drip Bucket Placement: There was a dripping bucket so hung.
Oil Butt Platform: They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.
Empty Oil Butts: There is no empty oil butt.

Tool Chests and Presses
Cleaning Materials Put Away: They are so put up & packed.
Paints Separate: They are kept separate.
Tool Chest: None
Tool Condition:
Tools Free from Rust:
Closets Clean: They are kept clean & well aired.
Service Box In Good Order: They are
Trimming Scissors Clean: They are
Brushes and Floor Clothes: They are in good order & in their proper places.
Lantern Condition: Very good.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Keeper is neat & tidy.
Keeper Interested in Duties: He does
Keeper Capacity for Duties: He shows good capacity & seems to wish to gain information.
Keeper Understanding of Regulations: He seems to understand the Rules & Directions & to wish to conform to them.
Keeper Complaints:
Keeper Family: Keeper's family occupy dwelling with him.
Keeper Name: John M. Crouch
Keeper Age: Elderly
Keeper Present or Absent: Keeper was present.
Number of Assistants: None allowed.
Assistants Attend to Duty:
Assistants Capability:
Assistants Complaints:
Assistants Family:
Assistant Keeper Names:
Did Principal and Assistant Keepers Accompany the Inspector?: Keeper was present & accompanied me throughout my Inspection.

Account and Regulations Books
Account Books
Daily Expenditures Posted: They are
Quarterly Returns on Hand: They are
Receipt and Expenditure Accounts Kept: Yes
Shipwreck and Vessels Passed Book: They are not kept
Regulations, Instructions, and Directions
Rules and Regulations Copies: 1
Instructions and Directions Copies: 1
Placard Directions Copies: 1
Notice to Visitors Copies: 1
Summary of Duties: 1
Index of Instructions: 1
Guide for Mixed Paints: 1
Directions for Purifying Water: 1
Placards Easily Visible: They are
Books Easily Accessible: They are
Blank Books and Forms: