Report for La Trappe Creek Island Inner (Maryland) - 1910

District: 5th
Inspector: John Murdoch, Assistant Lighthouse Engineer
Location: On the E'ly side of entrance to La Trappe Creek, MD., NE'ly side of Choptank River about 1/6 mile NE'ly from Outer Beacon
Date of Report: 05/04/1910
Latitude: 38° 37' 34"
Longitude: 76° 07' (10)
Site: Submarine
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Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: Stands in 7' of water at high tide
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises: 1 iron ladder on foundation cylinder
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance: None
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat from Baltimore, and small boat
Distance to Nearest Road: Cambridge, 5 miles
Distance to Post Office: Trappe, 2.5 miles
Distance to Village: Trappe, 2.5 miles
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: None, except by boat
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Cylindrical foundation pier surmounted by cylindrical service box.
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 11/1/1908.
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Cylindrical
Form of Tower: Cylindrical
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 27'
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 18.5'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Water
Color of Tower: Red
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation: Local
Building Materials: Iron & concrete
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Diameter at Base: 10'
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Number of Doors: 1, in service box
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Iron cylinder filled with concrete; penetration in the sand bottom 2'.
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Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5-day lens lantern
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Balustrade: Iron railing on top of foundation cylinder
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Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: 1 iron ladder to top of service box
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Illuminating Apparatus
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Name of Maker: Not known
Year Made: Not known
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Light Characteristic: Fixed red
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Number of Panels: 4
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Number of Elements in Central Drum: 1
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 3
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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How Color is Produced: By red chimney
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Lamp Description: Lens Lantern Lamp
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Number of Spare Lamps: 1 Lens Lantern Complete
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Miscellaneous Remarks: The foundation cylinder is surrounded by riprap stones