Report for Leading Point (Maryland) - 1870

District: 5th
Inspector: Commo. Dornin, Inspector 5th LH Dist.
Location: Patapsco River, 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: Enclosed by a paling fence.
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
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Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Keeper's dwelling
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date:
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Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
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Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: There is a Regulation clock kept in the Sitting room. In good condition.
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: There are no ladders.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: There is none required.

How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: There is none required.
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: Range Light
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
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Fixed Lens Covered:
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: Range light fitted w/ 4th order Franklin Lamps.
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. Paints, oils, spirits of turpentine, paint-brushes, etc. are placed in a corner of the oil room.
Boat Number: 0
Length: 4' 6"
Width: 15'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work: In good condition, requires repairs.
Lantern: In very good condition
Illuminating Apparatus: In very good condition & very clean
Service Lamp: In good condition & very clean in every respect. Chimney is free from soot smoke or stains.
Oil: Oil was found to be free from all motes, dust or dirt. It had not been filtered.
Service Lamp Burner: It was free from all gummy or burnt oil & the wicks were well trimmed.
Service Lamp Burner Level: It was level.
Plate Glass: In good condition free from scratches stains or dirt.
Lens Cover: Lens on, clean. Made of linen ticking hung up in the lantern room when not in use.
Lantern Curtains: 2 sets in good condition made of linen ticking. Taken down & put up at proper time.
Carillon or Alarm Bell: There is none required.
Rod Lamp: In good condition, clean & kept ready for use.
Dwelling: In good condition.
Stairway and Landing: Very clean & painted.
Inside of Tower: In excellent condition.
Glazing of Dwelling: Some of the panes are broken
Improvements Needed: None
Outhouses: Very good condition.
Boathouse: None
Grounds: Clean & very good. They have the appearance of great care.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: Lens is not touched improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: They do.
Watch or Trimming Room: None of the above articles are seen at time of inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: None of these articles were to be seen in any of the rooms.
Heater: Keeper understands use of heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understands use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: They are painted according to Instructions. The lightning conductor is in good condition.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: Very clean & well ventilated, & no appearance of waste.
Oil Carriers: In good condition & properly arranged.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts:
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 3
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil: 1 - 25 gallons
Number of Dripping Buckets: None
Number of Oil Tanks: 4 holding 175 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 was a tin measure used instead of buckets.
Oil Butt Platform: They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.
Empty Oil Butts: There is one 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 a tool chest.
Tool Condition: In good condition & properly arranged.
Tools Free from Rust: They are clean & properly greased.
Closets Clean: They are kept clean & properly aired.
Service Box In Good Order: They are kept in good order & well arranged.
Trimming Scissors Clean: They are & in good order.
Brushes and Floor Clothes: They are in good order & arranged in their proper places.
Lantern Condition: Very good.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Keeper is neat & tidy
Keeper Interested in Duties: He does
Keeper Capacity for Duties: He shows good capacity & seems desirous of gaining information.
Keeper Understanding of Regulations: He seems to understand the Rules & directions & desires to conform to them.
Keeper Complaints:
Keeper Family: Keeper's wife occupies bldg w/ him.
Keeper Name: John Cooper
Keeper Age: Middle age
Keeper Present or Absent: Keeper was present.
Number of Assistants: No assistant allowed at this station.
Assistants Attend to Duty:
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Did Principal and Assistant Keepers Accompany the Inspector?: Keeper 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: They are
Shipwreck and Vessels Passed Book: 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: Yes
Books Easily Accessible: Yes
Blank Books and Forms: