Report for Hooper Strait (Maryland) - 1870

District: 5th
Inspector: Commo. Dornin, LH Inspector, 5th District.
Date of Report: 08/29/1870
Date of Reservation:
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Area of the Entire Site:
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Character of Soil:
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Screwpile
Number of Separate Lights: 1
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Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
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Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: There is a marine clock in good condition.
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: There is no ladder for this station.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: There is none required.

How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: There is no bell for calling the relief.
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
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Name of Maker:
Year Made:
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Order of Apparatus: 5th order
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
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Service Table:
Draft Tube Description:
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Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
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Lamp Description: Lens of 5th order, with Franklin lamp.
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 lamp in good condition.
Number of Spare Burners: 2 spare burners 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. There is also a closet provided for paints, oils, spirits of turpentine, paint-brushes, etc.
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Fog-bell worked by machinery
Time to Start:
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 1 stroke 4 times every minute.
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building:
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Boat Number: 0
Length: 5.5'
Width: 18'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Good condition.
Lantern: In good condition
Illuminating Apparatus: In good condition.
Service Lamp: In good condition. The glass was free from soot, smoke & oil.
Oil: Sample examined & found to be free from all objectionable matter.
Service Lamp Burner: In good condition, free from gummy or burnt oil.
Service Lamp Burner Level: Burner was found to be level. The Keeper understands how to center it.
Plate Glass: In good condition, clean, clear, free from scratches, stains or dirt.
Lens Cover: It was on: clean: hung up in the lantern room when not in use, made of white cotton ticking.
Lantern Curtains: 2 sets new containing 18 pieces: put up & taken down at the proper time.
Carillon or Alarm Bell: There is no alarm bell
Rod Lamp: Lamp in good condition & very clean.
Dwelling: General condition good & clean.
Stairway and Landing: Very clean.
Inside of Tower:
Glazing of Dwelling: In good condition.
Improvements Needed: None required.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: Lens is never touched improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: Door fits tight.
Watch or Trimming Room: There are none of these articles to be seen at time of inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: There were none of these things seen in the rooms mentioned.
Heater: The Keeper understands the use of the heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understand the use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: They were painted according to Instructions. The lightning conductor was in good condition & led into the water.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: In very good condition, clean.
Oil Carriers: In very good condition, clean in every thing. properly arranged.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts:
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 2
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil: 1, 10 gallons
Number of Dripping Buckets: 2
Number of Oil Tanks: 3, holding 110 gallons.
Oil Butts Made According to Regulation: They are so made
Oil Butt Covers: Gutters were filled w/ refuse oil, & the 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 on a platform made of plank.
Empty Oil Butts: There was 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: There is none.
Tool Condition: Some few tools in good condition.
Tools Free from Rust: They are clean & free from rust.
Closets Clean: They are clean & properly aired.
Service Box In Good Order: They are.
Trimming Scissors Clean: They are clean.
Brushes and Floor Clothes: They are clean & in their proper place.
Lantern Condition: Very good & arranged in proper order for use.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Keeper is neat & tidy in appearance.
Keeper Interested in Duties: He does
Keeper Capacity for Duties: He shows good capacity & seems to wish to gain every information.
Keeper Understanding of Regulations: He seems to understand the Rules & Instructions & to wish to conform to them.
Keeper Complaints: He made none
Keeper Family: Keeper has a family, but they live on shore.
Keeper Name: John S. Cornwell
Keeper Age: Middle age
Keeper Present or Absent: Keeper was present
Number of Assistants: 1 assistant.
Assistants Attend to Duty: He does
Assistants Capability: He is
Assistants Complaints: He made none.
Assistants Family: The Assistant's family lives on shore.
Assistant Keeper Names: Alexander S. Conway, Middle age, present.
Did Principal and Assistant Keepers Accompany the Inspector?: The principal & assistant accompanied me throughout the 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: Yes
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:
Placards Easily Visible: They are
Books Easily Accessible: They are.
Blank Books and Forms: