Report for Hawkins Point (Brewerton Channel Range) (Maryland) - 1909

District: 5th
Inspector: Major W.E. Craighill, Lighthouse Engineer
Location: On a shoal near Hawkins Point, southwesterly side of Patapsco River, MD., & on the westerly prolongation of the axis of Brewerton Channel
Date of Report: 04/30/1909
Latitude: 39° 12' 28"
Longitude: 76° 31' 58"
Site: Submarine
Date of Reservation:
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Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By launch from Curtis Bay
Distance to Nearest Road: 1/8 mile to steamboat landing, Hawkins Point.
Distance to Post Office: 6 miles
Distance to Village: 5 miles to Curtis Bay
Facilities for Public Conveyance: By Rock Creek Steamboat Co.
Facilities for Private Conveyance: By launch from Curtis Bay
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Dwelling
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1868
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: July, 1909
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: No tower
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 27'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Hills
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Object of Navigation: Front range light of Brewerton Channel
Building Materials:
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Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden
Number of Landings: 1
Size of Glass: 8" x 12"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 10; each 27" x 27"
Number of Doors: 3
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Wooden piles with iron sleeves
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: Locomotive Headlight
Shape of Lantern: Square
Diameter to Glass:
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Number of Sides: 4
Type of Bars:
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 3' 9 1/4"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 3/8"
Size of Plates: 3' 9 1/4" x 3' 6.5"
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Construction Material Lantern: Wood
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Tin
Ventilator / Cowl: None
Lightning Spindle: Copper
Description of Lightning Rod: Down from spindle to water
Balustrade: Wooden
Lantern Doors: None
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Wooden door on hinges
Parapet Diameter: None
Location / Number: In wall in lower part of lamp room
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: One
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: None
Illuminating Apparatus
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Order of Apparatus: Locomotive headlight
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Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Arc of Each Fixed Part: Locomotive headlight with reflector
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Pedestal: Wooden table
Service Table: Wooden
Draft Tube Description:
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Lamp Description: 4th order locomotive headlight
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: One
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels:
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 3/8"
Diameter of Mantel:
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Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 1; fitted with shelves
Oil House Description: Oil is kept on upper floor
Oil House Inside Dimension:
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Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): 2; fitted with shelves for clothes & groceries
Suitability: Dry & suited
Location: No tower
Coloring: Brown
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 2
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1
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How Procured: From water boat from Baltimore City
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity: 1000 gal,; in kitchen & sitting room
Tank Material: Iron
Distilling Apparatus: False
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General Opinion: Fair
Diseases: Malarial
Prevalency: Summer & Fall
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: