Report for Maryland Point (Maryland) - 1938

District: 5th
Inspector: William Asher
Location: In the Potomac River off Maryland Point
Date of Report: 01/13/1938
Latitude: 38° 21' 17"
Longitude: 77° 12' 26"
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: 1/2 mile to landing
Distance to Post Office: 1.5 miles
Distance to Village: King George CH, VA is 12 miles
Facilities for Public Conveyance: None
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Auto & Boat, 12 miles
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 navigation purposes
Building Materials: Galvanized 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: 36-5/8" x 34 3/4"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 8 sash, size 36 5/8" x 34 3/4"
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:
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 over roof down side of house to foundation & Water.
Balustrade: Wood
Lantern Doors: Wood, fitted with hinges to frame of lantern
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 & red sector
Time of Revolution: 5 second flash, 50 second revolution
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: 5
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 2
Does Apparatus Revolve?: True
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels: By complete revolution of lens
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Iron
Service Table: Iron
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery: By hand wound clock gear
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls: Balls
Chariot Description: Semicurcular 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: Fy 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: Aladdin
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1
Number of Spare Burners: None
Candle Power:

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

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: One
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 8"
Diameter of Circum Circle:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description: On second floor
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity: 275 gal tank
Other (Describe): Closet on first floor fitted with shelves for general pupposes
Suitability: Dry suited to purposes for which used
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Stephens Machine, Bell on 2nd floor, North Side
Time to Start: 2 minutes
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Manufacturer: Stephens Co. Boston, Mass.
Year of Manufacture: Sept 25, 1877
Characteristic: Gp. 2 blasts 15 seconds
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 with red roof
Construction Materials: Wood
Number of Rooms: 9
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant: B8-816 Columbria Expert, S.G. Reagle Co. Balt, MD.
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: Magner, #15
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 18" x 30" x 5" Enamel flat rim, rt. drain
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
How Procured: From Roof
Quality: Good
Quantity: Yes
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: By cleaning tanks
Tank Capacity: 4 tanks, 200 gals each on 1st floor
Tank Material: 3 Cypress, 1 steel - (2 cypress leaking)
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 and fall
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Boat #1
Boat Number: 488
Type: Launch
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work:
Boat #2
Boat Number: 349
Type: Rowboat
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work:

Power Boat
Engine Type: Lathrope
Engine Maker: Lathrope #23970
Spare Coil:
Propeller Diameter:
Propeller Pitch: