Report for Lazaretto Point (Maryland) - 1870

District: 5th
Inspector: Commo. T. A. Dornin, Inspector, 5th LH District.
Location: Baltimore, MD
Date of Report: 09/07/1870
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: Inclosed partly by a board & partly by a paling fence.
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
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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: Good
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: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Whitewashed
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation:
Building Materials:
General Description: Built of brick, whitewashed & in good condition.
Wall Thickness at Base:
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Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wood & in good condition.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: All in good condition.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: Wood & in good condition
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: Regulation clock in good condition kept in the sitting room.
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: There are 2 ladders in good condition.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: There are none required.

How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: There is no bell necessary.
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
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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: Lens of 4th order, Franklin lamp.
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 spare 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. in the oil room.
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Fog bell worked by machinery.
Time to Start:
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
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:
Access to Lighthouse:
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: It will be necessary to repair roof of dwelling to prevent it from leaking; also 1 of the outhouses, which has nearly been destroyed by the wind & is now in a tumble down condition. Keeper req's a hammer, monkey wrench, screwdriver & chisel.
Lantern: In good condition.
Illuminating Apparatus: Lens in good condition & clean in every part.
Service Lamp: In good condition & very clean.
Oil: Oil was found to be free from all dust, dirt or motes & had not been filtered.
Service Lamp Burner: In very good condition with no gummy or burnt oil attached to it. Wicks are well trimmed.
Service Lamp Burner Level: It is level.
Plate Glass: Quite clean & free from scratches stains or dirt.
Lens Cover: It is on, clean & made of linen ticking hung up in the Lantern room when not in use.
Lantern Curtains: 2 sets containing 16 pieces, in good condition, put up & taken down at the proper time.
Carillon or Alarm Bell: There are none required.
Rod Lamp: Rod lamp in good condition.
Dwelling: Dwelling is in good condition. The roof requires repair.
Stairway and Landing: Clean & painted.
Inside of Tower: In good condition, whitewashed.
Glazing of Dwelling: In good condition
Improvements Needed: 1 of the outhouses requires repairs.
Outhouses: Fair condition
Grounds: In very neat condition. They appear very clean & neat.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: Lens is never touched improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: They fit properly.
Watch or Trimming Room: There are none of these to be seen at the time of Inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: There were none of these articles found about the rooms.
Heater: The keeper understands the use of the heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understands the use of the ventilators, & how to air the bldg.
Dome: Painted according to Instruction. Lightning Conductor was in good condition & let into the ground.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: Clean & seemed to have had attention paid to ventilation.
Oil Carriers: In good condition & well arranged.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts:
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 3
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil:
Number of Dripping Buckets: 3
Number of Oil Tanks: 3 holding 150 gallons.
Oil Butts Made According to Regulation: They are so made.
Oil Butt Covers: Gutters were filled with refuse oil & covers on. Keeper understands the use of the covers & air cocks.
Drip Bucket Placement: There was one so hung.
Oil Butt Platform: They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.
Empty Oil Butts: There was 1 empty oil butt, clean & ready for use.

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: There are none, but some are required.
Tools Free from Rust:
Closets Clean: They are clean & seem to be properly aired.
Service Box In Good Order: They are in proper order.
Trimming Scissors Clean: They are
Brushes and Floor Clothes: Good condition & well arranged.
Lantern Condition: In very good condition.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Keeper is neat & tidy
Keeper Interested in Duties: He does
Keeper Capacity for Duties: He does & also seems to wish to gain every information.
Keeper Understanding of Regulations: He understands the Rules & Instructions & shows a desire to conform to them.
Keeper Complaints:
Keeper Family: Keeper's family occupy the dwelling with him.
Keeper Name: William Jones
Keeper Age: Young
Keeper Present or Absent: Keeper was present.
Number of Assistants: There are none allowed at this station.
Assistants Attend to Duty:
Assistants Capability:
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Assistants Family:
Assistant Keeper Names:
Did Principal and Assistant Keepers Accompany the Inspector?: Keeper was present & attended me during 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: These books are not kept
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
Blank Books and Forms: