Report for Havre De Grace Light Station (Maryland) - 1909

District: 5th
Inspector: Major W.E. Craighill, Lighthouse Engineer
Location: On Concord Point, MD., near Havre De Grace, W'ly side of the mouth of Susquehanna River.
Date of Report: 07/17/1909
Latitude: 39° 32' 27"
Longitude: 76° 05' 06"
Site: Purchase
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 06/01/1827
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: Dwelling site, 43,200 sq. ft.; Tower site 484 sq. ft.
Area Inclosed: Entire site
Character of Soil: Loam
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 20'
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Wooden rail fence
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: None
Means to Reach Light Station: Wagon.
Distance to Nearest Road: 1/4 mile. RR station 1/2 mile
Distance to Post Office: 1/2 mile
Distance to Village: 1/2 mile
Facilities for Public Conveyance: Wagon
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Wagon
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1827
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Round
Form of Tower: Conical
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 35'
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 38.5'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Woods
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Whitewash
Tower Connection: Detached
Object of Navigation: Bay; for general navigating purposes
Building Materials: Stone
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 3' 1"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 18"
Diameter at Base: 17' 6"
Diameter at Parapet: 10'
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Stone
Number of Landings: One
Size of Glass: 8" x 10"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 3
Number of Doors: 1
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Not known
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse: Loam
Soil Susceptibility: Yes
Miscellaneous Remarks: Deed for dwelling site, May 21, 1827
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass: 7' 1"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 9
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 3/8"
Size of Plates: 28 1/4" x 36"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: All glazed
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Copper, iron & wood.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Brass
Description of Lightning Rod: Copper. Led from roof down side of tower to ground.
Balustrade: Iron
Lantern Doors: Fitted with hinges to frame of lantern
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Trap door from tower. No watchroom.
Parapet Diameter: 6'
Location / Number: In parapet
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed into frame of lantern
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: No name
Year Made: Not given
Marks and Number: No marks
Order of Apparatus: 5th
Inside Diameter: 14 3/4"
Light Characteristic: Fixed red
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
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:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Iron
Service Table: Iron
Draft Tube Description: None
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: By ruby chimney
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: To illuminating apparatus
Form of Colored Glass: Chimneys
Lamp Description: Improved - 1 wick
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: None. Oil stored in lower section of tower.
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe):
Location: NW'ly 210'
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Brick & stone
Number of Rooms: 6
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Stable, kitchen & coal house
Outhouse Coloring: White
Paths and Walks: Wood
Area Inclosed: By wooden rail fence; entire site
Area of Garden: Entire site
Area Timber or Shrubbery: None
Cultivation Area Available: Entire site
Area Cultivated: Entire site
Character of Surroundings: Fast ground
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
How Procured: Well
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity:
Tank Material:
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description: 8'
Well Diameter: 5'
Well Lining: Lined with stone
Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling: 30'
General Opinion: Healthy
Diseases: None
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements: