Report for Hawkins Point Range Lights (Maryland) - 1870

District: 5th
Inspector: Commo. T. A. Dornin, Inspector, 5th District.
Location: Patapsco River, MD
Date of Report: 09/07/1870
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Screwpile
Number of Separate Lights: 2
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Miscellaneous Remarks: Marine clock in good condition.
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Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: There are no ladders at this station.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: There are none required.

How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: There are none required.
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
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Order of Apparatus: Range lights
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Lamp Description: Each fitted with 2 Franklin lamps.
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Number of Spare Lamps: 2 spare lamps in good condition.
Number of Spare Burners: 4 spare burners all in good condition.
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Closets and Store Rooms
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Other (Describe): There is a closet provided for the preservation of utensils, wicks, chimneys and cleaning materials. There is also a closet provided for paints, oils, spirits of turpentine, paint-brushes, etc.
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Miscellaneous Remarks: Weather boarding leaks very much & req's immediate attention. Pipe of cooking stove causes it to smoke so badly that at times it is impossible to keep a fire in the bldg. A set of boat falls is very much req'd as they are compelled to moor to a buoy.
Boat Number: 0
Width: 16'
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Sails: False
Suited to Work: Not suitable for this station.

General Information: Boats are in very good condition. They require new set of falls as the present ones are all stranded.
Boats on Station:
Lantern: In good condition.
Illuminating Apparatus: Clean in all parts.
Service Lamp: In good condition in every respect. Chimney was clean & free from smoke soot or stains.
Oil: Oil was found to be free from all motes, dust or dirt. It has not been filtered.
Service Lamp Burner: Free from gummy or burnt oil, the wicks are well trimmed.
Service Lamp Burner Level: It is level.
Plate Glass: Clean & free from scratches, dirt or stains.
Lens Cover: Cover was on; clean; made of linen ticking hung up in lantern room when not in use.
Lantern Curtains: 2 sets each in good condition, made of linen ticking, put up & taken down at the proper time.
Carillon or Alarm Bell: There are none required.
Rod Lamp: 2 rod lamps, both in good condition & kept ready for use.
Dwelling: Dwelling is in good condition, but leaks badly.
Stairway and Landing: Clean & painted
Inside of Tower: Very good condition.
Glazing of Dwelling: In good condition.
Improvements Needed: The house leaks & requires to be remedied.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: The lens is never touched improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: They fit properly
Watch or Trimming Room: There are none of the above articles seen at time of Inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: None of the above mentioned articles were seen in the rooms mentioned.
Heater: Keeper understands use of heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understands use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: In good order & painted according to Instructions.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: Clean, well ventilated, & no appearance of waste.
Oil Carriers: In good condition & well arranged.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts: 2
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 2
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil: 1, 25 gallons
Number of Dripping Buckets: None
Number of Oil Tanks: 5 holding 325 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 were no dripping buckets - tin measures instead.
Oil Butt Platform: They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.
Empty Oil Butts: There is a clean empty butt ready for use.

Tool Chests and Presses
Cleaning Materials Put Away: They are
Paints Separate: They are kept separate
Tool Chest: There are 2 tool chests.
Tool Condition: In good condition & properly arranged.
Tools Free from Rust: They are.
Closets Clean: They are kept clean & properly aired.
Service Box In Good Order: In good condition & well arranged.
Trimming Scissors Clean: They are.
Brushes and Floor Clothes: In good order, & in their proper places.
Lantern Condition: Very good condition.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Keeper is neat & tidy in appearance.
Keeper Interested in Duties: He does
Keeper Capacity for Duties: He does
Keeper Understanding of Regulations: He seems to understand the Rules & Regulations & endeavors to conform to them.
Keeper Complaints: He made none
Keeper Family: Keeper's family occupy the dwelling with him.
Keeper Name: Samuel Waterworth
Keeper Age: Elderly
Keeper Present or Absent: Keeper was present
Number of Assistants: There is 1 assistant at this station.
Assistants Attend to Duty: He does
Assistants Capability: He appears to be capable.
Assistants Complaints: He made none
Assistants Family: The assistant has no family.
Assistant Keeper Names: Ross Johnston, young, present.
Did Principal and Assistant Keepers Accompany the Inspector?: Keeper attended 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: They are
Shipwreck and Vessels Passed Book: They are not kept at this station.
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
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