Report for North Point Eastern Tower (Maryland) - 1870

District: 5th
Inspector: Commo. F.A. Dornin, Inspector 5th Dist.
Location: Patapsco River.
Date of Report: 09/08/1870
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 board & partly by rail fence.
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station:
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: Detached tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
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:
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
Color of Tower: White
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Whitewashed.
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation:
Building Materials: Built of stone masonry.
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Stone painted in center & whitewashed at sides.
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: Glass in very good condition.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: Wood in fair condition
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement:
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:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker:
Year Made:
Marks and Number:
Order of Apparatus: 6th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels:
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum:
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:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: Lens of 6th order (Franklin Lamps)
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1 spare lamp in good condition.
Number of Spare Burners: 2, 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 kept in a corner of the oil room.
Construction Materials:
Number of Rooms:
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers:
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouse Coloring:
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated: All
Character of Surroundings:
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
Pump, Size:
Lamps: There is a regulation clock in good condition.
Lantern: In good condition
Illuminating Apparatus: In good condition & clean in every part
Service Lamp: In good condition & clean: glass chimney is free from soot, smoke or stains.
Oil: Oil examined & found to be free from motes dust or dirt. It had not been filtered.
Service Lamp Burner: In good condition, free from all gummy or burnt oil, wicks are well trimmed.
Service Lamp Burner Level: It was found to be level.
Plate Glass: Free from scratches, stains or dirt.
Lens Cover: Cover on; clean, made of linen ticking - hung up in the lantern room when not in use.
Lantern Curtains: 1 set, in good condition, made of linen ticking, put up & taken down at proper time.
Carillon or Alarm Bell: There is none required.
Rod Lamp: Rod lamp in good condition, clean & ready for use.
Dwelling: General condition good, but requires some slight repairs.
Stairway and Landing: Very clean
Inside of Tower: Clean & whitewashed.
Glazing of Dwelling: Some panes of glass are required.
Improvements Needed: House requires some slight repairs, also the pumps.
Outhouses: In fair condition
Boathouse: None
Grounds: Very good; They have the appearance of neatness & care.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: Lens is never touched improperly
Lantern and Trap Doors: The door fits properly.
Watch or Trimming Room: None of these articles are seen at the time of inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: None of the above mentioned were seen in the rooms mentioned.
Heater: Keeper understands use of the heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understands use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: In good order, painted according to instructions. Lightning conductor was in good condition.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: Very clean ventilated, no appearance of waste.
Oil Carriers: In good condition & well arranged.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts:
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 1
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil:
Number of Dripping Buckets: None
Number of Oil Tanks: 1 holding 50 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 no drip bucket, but a tin cup instead.
Oil Butt Platform: They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.
Empty Oil Butts: There was no empty oil butt.

Tool Chests and Presses
Cleaning Materials Put Away: They are so put up & packed.
Paints Separate: They are kept separate
Tool Chest: None
Tool Condition: None
Tools Free from Rust:
Closets Clean: They are clean & properly aired.
Service Box In Good Order: They are
Trimming Scissors Clean: They are
Brushes and Floor Clothes: In good order & arranged in order for use.
Lantern Condition: Very good.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Keeper is tidy in appearance.
Keeper Interested in Duties: He does
Keeper Capacity for Duties: He shows good capacity, & wishes to gain information.
Keeper Understanding of Regulations: He seems to understand the Rules & directions, & seems to conform to them.
Keeper Complaints:
Keeper Family: Keeper's family occupys dwelling with him.
Keeper Name: Benjamin Cole
Keeper Age: Young
Keeper Present or Absent: Present
Number of Assistants: None allowed.
Assistants Attend to Duty:
Assistants Capability:
Assistants Complaints:
Assistants Family:
Assistant Keeper Names:
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: They are not kept.
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: They are
Books Easily Accessible: They are
Blank Books and Forms: