Report for Havre de Grace (Maryland) - 1867

District: 5th
Inspector: J.M. Berrien, Inspector, 5th LH Dist.
Date of Report: 09/16/1867
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: Partly by a board fence & partly by pilings.
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
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Distance to Nearest Road:
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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:
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:
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation:
Building Materials: Of stone "rough masonry" in good condition & whitewashed.
General Description: Window frames of wood in good condition. Glass in good condition.
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Stone, painted black in the center of the steps, whitewashed elsewhere.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass:
Number of Windows and Size of Sash:
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Keeper cultivates the land. A regulation time piece kept in the parlor of dwelling, in good condition.
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: 2, for outside use.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: No
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 6th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels:
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum:
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: Zlens of 6th order, Fountain or constant level lamp.
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1, in good condition
Number of Spare Burners: 1, 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 kept by themselves in the oil room.
Lantern: In good condition
Illuminating Apparatus: Lens was in good condition & perfectly clean in all its parts.
Service Lamp: In good condition in all respects.
Oil: Specimen examined & found to be clear & clean.
Service Lamp Burner: In good condition in all respects.
Service Lamp Burner Level: Was level.
Plate Glass: Was clean & in perfectly good condition.
Lens Cover: It was on; & clean, made of toweling & is kept in lantern room when not in use. Supplied a new cover here.
Lantern Curtains: None
Carillon or Alarm Bell: None
Rod Lamp: None
Dwelling: Very good
Stairway and Landing: In very good order.
Inside of Tower: Was whitewashed newly put on, in good condition.
Glazing of Dwelling: Very good
Improvements Needed: Do not know of any
Outhouses: In good condition
Boathouse: None
Grounds: In very good condition. They have the appearance of neatness & care.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: It's not allowed to touch the lens improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: Yes
Watch or Trimming Room: There were none of the above named articles lying about.
Lucernes or Matches: There were some matches found in the lantern room. Keeper's attention was called to the impropriety of having them there.
Heater: There is no heater
Ventilation: Keeper understands use of ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: They were so painted. Lightning conductor was in good order, & led into the ground.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: In good condition, ventilation good.
Oil Carriers: In good condition & properly arranged.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts:
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 2
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil:
Number of Dripping Buckets: 2
Number of Oil Tanks: 2 holding 100 gallons
Oil Butts Made According to Regulation: They are so made
Oil Butt Covers: Gutters were filled w/ refuse oil & air cocks closed. Keeper understands use of covers & air cocks.
Drip Bucket Placement: Yes
Oil Butt Platform: Placed upon masonry w/ raised platform (of plank) btwn.
Empty Oil Butts: There were no empty oil butts.

Tool Chests and Presses
Cleaning Materials Put Away: Yes
Paints Separate: Yes
Tool Chest: No
Tool Condition:
Tools Free from Rust:
Closets Clean: Yes
Service Box In Good Order: No regular service box at station.
Trimming Scissors Clean: No tray; but scissors were clean.
Brushes and Floor Clothes: Yes
Lantern Condition: Good

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Neat & tidy as much so as employment will permit.
Keeper Interested in Duties: Yes
Keeper Capacity for Duties: Yes
Keeper Understanding of Regulations: Yes
Keeper Complaints:
Keeper Family: Yes
Keeper Name: Esther O'Neill
Keeper Age: Aged
Keeper Present or Absent:
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 accompanied me throughout the inspection.

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