Report for North Point Eastern Tower (Maryland) - 1867

District: 5th
Inspector: J. M. Berrien, Inspector, 5th District.
Location: Patapsco River.
Date of Report: 09/14/1867
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Detached tower
Number of Separate Lights: 1
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General Description: Built of stone "random" laid as nearly as I could tell. It leaks.
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Kind of Stairway and Steps: Stone - in good condition.
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Size of Glass: In pretty good condition.
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: Wood - in good condition
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Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: No ladders
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: None

How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: No bell for calling relief
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
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Order of Apparatus: 6th
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Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
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Service Table:
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Lamp Description: Lens of 6th order, Franklin lamp
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Number of Spare Lamps: 2, in good condition
Number of Spare Burners: 2, in good condition.
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description:
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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 the oil room by themselves.
Lantern: In good condition
Illuminating Apparatus: Lens was not very clean, owing no doubt to the sickness of the Keeper
Service Lamp: Tolerably good condition
Oil: Specimen examined & found to be clear & clean. It had been filtered.
Service Lamp Burner: In good condition
Service Lamp Burner Level: The burner was found to be somewhat out of level.
Plate Glass: Not very clean - Keeper sick as before stated.
Lens Cover: It was on; was made of cotton ticking - tolerably clean. Is hung up in the lantern room when not in use.
Lantern Curtains: None
Carillon or Alarm Bell: No alarm bell
Rod Lamp: No rod lamp
Dwelling: See account of Western tower.
Stairway and Landing: Tolerably clean
Inside of Tower: Inside of tower was whitewashed.
Glazing of Dwelling:
Improvements Needed:

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: It is not allowed to touch the lens improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: These doors fit tightly.
Watch or Trimming Room: None to be seen at the time of inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: None of these things were to be seen.
Heater: No heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understands use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: Painted according to instructions. Lightning conductor was led into the ground.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: In good condition, well ventilated & no waste of oil.
Oil Carriers: In good condition.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts:
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts: 1
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil:
Number of Dripping Buckets: 1
Number of Oil Tanks: 1, holding 50 gallons.
Oil Butts Made According to Regulation: They are so made.
Oil Butt Covers: Gutters were not filled. Instructed keeper on the subject of filling them.
Drip Bucket Placement: A dripping bucket was so hung.
Oil Butt Platform: The butt was on raised platform.
Empty Oil Butts: There was no empty oil butt.

Tool Chests and Presses
Cleaning Materials Put Away: Yes
Paints Separate: Yes
Tool Chest: No
Tool Condition:
Tools Free from Rust:
Closets Clean:
Service Box In Good Order:
Trimming Scissors Clean:
Brushes and Floor Clothes:
Lantern Condition: Tolerably good.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: See report of Western Tower.
Keeper Interested in Duties:
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Keeper Family:
Keeper Name: Thomas Hamlin
Keeper Age: Middle aged.
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