Report for Love Point (Maryland) - 1927

District: 5th
Inspector: T. S. Johnson
Location: On shoal east side Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Date of Report: 09/28/1927
Latitude: 39° 03' 28"
Longitude: 76° 17' 01"
Site: State of Maryland conveyed title & ceded jurisdiction to US
Date of Reservation: 07/24/1874
Date of Deed: 07/24/1874
Date of Permission: 07/24/1874
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 5 acres
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence:
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Boat, Love Point, 3/4 mile away.
Distance to Nearest Road:
Distance to Post Office:
Distance to Village:
Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Standard screw pile
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1872
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Only minor repairs each year.
Condition at This Date:
Shape of Tower in Plan:
Form of Tower:
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 38 feet
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Woodland
Color of Tower: White, on brown piles
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection: Above dwelling
Object of Navigation: General navigation
Building Materials: Wood
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wood
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass:
Number of Windows and Size of Sash:
Number of Doors: 8 - 2' 6" x 6' 6"
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: This is a screw pile lightstation, and entirely surrounded by water.
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 5th
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 9 sides
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36.5"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 28" x 36"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Cast iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Copper
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wood
Lantern Doors: Wood, rabbeted, hinged with lock
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Hinged & locked
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: Step ladder
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed into top part of window frame.

How is Watchroom Fitted: Timing table, sloset with shelves & hooks
How is Relief Called:
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles: 350 C. P.
Name of Maker: Henry LaPaute, Paris
Year Made: No mark
Marks and Number: Henry Lepaute, Paris
Order of Apparatus: 5th order
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each: 90 degrees
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
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: Yes, linen cover
How Color is Produced: Red sector
Red Sectors Description: 184 degrees to 213 degrees covers Swan Point Bar
Where Color Attached: To lantern
Form of Colored Glass: Secured inside of storm panes of lantern.
Lamp Description: 5th order, 1 wick
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 3
Number of Spare Burners: 3
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: Fitted with shelves and hooks
Oil House Description: Oil tank. 1 tank, 275 gal. capacity.
Oil House Inside Dimension: 36" x 6' 0"
Oil House Construction Material: Steel
Oil House Capacity: 275 gal.
Other (Describe): Stores under roof near eaves
Suitability: Dry & suitable
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Steven
Time to Start: 2 minutes
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: Rung every 8 seconds
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: Marking shoal, on which lighthouse is built.
Distance and Direction: None needed
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building:
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 750 lbs.
Metal: Bronze
Diameter: 36"
Height: 26"
Time: 3 hours
Manufacturer: Regester & Son, Baltimore, MD. No date
Weights for Operation:
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 4
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1 keeper, 1 Asst. Keeper
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouse Coloring:
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Marine site
Stove, Maker: Imp. New Balt.
Stove, Size: No. 700
Sink, Maker: No name
Sink, Size: 16" x 30"
Pump, Maker: No Pump
Pump, Size:
How Procured: From roof, by gravity to tanks
Quality: Good
Quantity: Yes
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: In tanks, Wash off roof, before water enters tanks.
Tank Capacity: 200 gallons, Placed on 1st floor.
Tank Material: 2 wood, 1 iron
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: None
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: Marine site
Access to Lighthouse: Land alongside of lighthouse
Distance and Direction: Landing made at lighthouse.
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat #1
Boat Number: 433
Type: Motor
Length: 4' 6"
Width: 16 feet
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes
Boat #2
Boat Number: 346
Type: Skiff
Length: 4' 6"
Width: 16 feet
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes

Power Boat
Engine Type: Lathrop
Horsepower: 3
Engine Maker: Lathrop
Spare Coil: No name
Magnet: Bosch No Number
Battery: 6- No. 6 dry cells.
Propeller Diameter: 16"
Propeller Pitch:

General Information:
Boats on Station: Hung in davits