Report for Maryland Point (Maryland) - 1909

District: 5th
Inspector: William J. Humpriy
Date of Report: 06/23/1909
Latitude: 38° 21' 17"
Longitude: 77° 12' 26"
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: 3/4 mile to Steamboat landing
Distance to Post Office: 1 mile
Distance to Village: 1 mile
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: None
Means Used for Support of Lantern: House
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1892
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan:
Form of Tower:
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 48' 0"
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 41' 6"
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Woods
Color of Tower: White dwelling with red roof
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection: On dwelling
Object of Navigation: Channel for local navagation purpours
Building Materials: Galvainzed iron
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: 2
Size of Glass:
Number of Windows and Size of Sash:
Number of Doors: 2
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern: Polygonal
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed:
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side: One
Thickness of Plates: 3/8
Size of Plates:
Number of Storm Panes: 8
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Wood, iron & Copper.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Copper
Lightning Spindle: Brass
Description of Lightning Rod: Copper led onver roof down side of house to foundation and water.
Balustrade: Wood
Lantern Doors:
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed into frame of lantern
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus: 3.75 hours
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Henry LePaute, Paris
Year Made: 1892
Marks and Number: HL/335
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: White flash
Time of Revolution: 5 second flash
Flash Interval: 5 seconds
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 10
Number of Flash Panels: 10
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 6
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 3
Does Apparatus Revolve?: True
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced: By complete revolution of lens.
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Iron
Service Table: Iron
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery: Clockworks
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls: Balls
Chariot Description: Semicurclar raceway
Length of Drop Tube: 20 feet
Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time: 3.75 hours
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection: By glass case
Regulated: By fans
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced: Red Glass
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: Directly against latern glass
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Improved
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:

Clock Cord Description
Revolving Cord: Wire
Size of Clock Cord:
Length of Clock Cord:
How Led: Led through center of house
Diameter and Length of Clock Drum:

Chariot Balls
Balls Description: Semicurcular raceway
Cage to Separate Balls: False
Number of Balls: 8
Diameter of Balls: 3/8"

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: One
Diameter of Outside Wick: 1 5/8"
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: 67 - 5 gallon cans
Other (Describe): Closet on 1st floor fitted with shelves for general purposes
Suitability: Dry suited to purposes for which used
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Stephens Machine
Time to Start: 2 minutes
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Manufacturer: Stephens Co. Boston, Mass.
Year of Manufacture:
Duplication: None
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:
Bell Signal
Weight: 1200
Metal: Brass
Diameter: 36"
Height: 30"
Time: 1.25 hours
Weights for Operation:
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 9
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 2
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:
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
How Procured: From roof
Quality: Good
Quantity: Yes
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: By cleanning tanks
Tank Capacity: 3 tanks, 200 gal each on first floor
Tank Material: Wood
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Healthy
Diseases: Malaria
Prevalency: Spring & Fall
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements: