Report for Lower Cedar Point (Maryland) - 1909

General
District: 5th
Inspector: Major W.E. Craighill, Lighthouse Engineer
Location: On E'ly end of Yates Shoal, MD., W'ly side of Potomac River, opposite to Lower Cedar Point, & above Kettle Bottom Shoals
Date of Report: 06/20/1909
Latitude: 38° 20' 24"
Longitude: 76° 59' 38"
Premises
Site: Submarine
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:
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: By boat
Distance to Nearest Road: 4.5 miles to Baltimore & Potomac RR station, Popes Creek
Distance to Post Office: 2 miles
Distance to Village: 8 miles
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: By boat, 2 miles
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Dwelling
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1837
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1896
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Square
Form of Tower: No tower
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball:
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 38'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Sky
Color of Tower:
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation: General
Building Materials:
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wooden
Number of Landings: 2
Size of Glass: 8" x 12"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 6; 27" x 28"
Number of Doors: 18
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Not known
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass: 7' 1"
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
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: 3/8"
Size of Plates: 34" x 36.5"
Number of Storm Panes: 6
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron, wood & copper
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Brass
Description of Lightning Rod: Copper; led from spindle to roof & side of house to foundation
Balustrade: Wood
Lantern Doors: Wood, fitted with hinges to frame of lantern
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Ventilators
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: 1, of wood
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Brass, screwed into frame of lantern
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Not Known
Year Made: Not Known
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19.5"
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 4
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 7
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 6
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:
Pedestal: Iron
Service Table: Iron
Draft Tube Description: None
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:
Regulated:
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Improved 4th order, 1 wick
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:


Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1.5"
Diameter of Mantel:
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: On 2nd floor
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity:
Other (Describe): On 1st floor, 1 closet in bed room, 1 in kitchen & 1 in living room; on 2nd floor, 1 closet for glass: Fitted with shelves & hooks.
Suitability: Suited
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Bell & Gamewell machine
Time to Start: Can be started at once
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Manufacturer: Gamewell Fire Alarm & Telegraph Co., Boston, Mass.
Year of Manufacture: Not Known
Characteristic: Single blow every 12 secs
Duplication: None
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location:
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building:
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 1200 lbs
Metal: Bell metal
Diameter: 36"
Height: 30"
Time: 50 minutes
Manufacturer:
Weights for Operation:
Dwelling
Location: No tower
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 7
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 1 keeper & 1 assistant
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses:
Outhouse Coloring:
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
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Cultivation Area Available:
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Stove, Maker:
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Sink, Maker:
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Lamps:
Water
How Procured: From roof
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: Cleaning tanks
Tank Capacity: 4 tanks 200 gal each; on 1st floor
Tank Material: Iron
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
Healthfulness
General Opinion: Healthy
Diseases: Malarial
Prevalency: Fall
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements: