Report for Bloody Point Bar (Maryland) - 1909

District: 5th
Inspector: Major W.E. Craighill, Lighthouse Engineer
Location: E side of Chesapeake Bay, 1 1/8 miles W of Kent Point, Kent Island, N side of the entrance to Eastern Bay, MD.
Date of Report: 04/26/1909
Latitude: 38° 50' 01"
Longitude: 76° 23' 31"
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: Boat
Distance to Nearest Road: 3.5 miles to Claiborne
Distance to Post Office: 3.5 miles
Distance to Village: 3.5 miles
Facilities for Public Conveyance: Boat
Facilities for Private Conveyance: Boat, 3.5 miles
Means Used for Support of Lantern: Tower
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1882
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
Condition at This Date: Good
Shape of Tower in Plan: Round
Form of Tower: Conical
Height from Base to Ventilator Ball: 59'
Height of Focal Plane Above Mean High Water: 55' 6"
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Woods
Color of Tower: Brown
Color of Tower/ How Produced: By paint
Tower Connection: Tower & dwelling one structure
Object of Navigation: Bay; general
Building Materials: Iron
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base: 24"
Wall Thickness at Parapet: 6"
Diameter at Base: 14'
Diameter at Parapet: 7'
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Spiral, iron
Number of Landings: 3
Size of Glass: 19.5" x 23"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4 windows, 2' x 2'
Number of Doors: 8
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface: Sand, 20' below high water
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'
Diameter in the Clear: 6' 6"
Number of Sides: 10
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: 36.5" x 27.5"
Number of Storm Panes: None
Unglazed Side of Lantern: None
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Iron
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle: Iron
Description of Lightning Rod: Copper with platinum point
Balustrade: Iron
Lantern Doors: Iron, fitted with hinges on outside of lantern
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Wood, fitted in floor of lantern
Parapet Diameter: 7'
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: None
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed

How is Watchroom Fitted: With trimming table & closet
How is Relief Called:
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: L. Sautter, Lemonnier et Cie
Year Made: Not given
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter: 19 1/4"
Light Characteristic: Fixed white with fixed red sector between 292 degrees true (NW by W 9/16 W mag.) & 21 degrees 20' true (NNE 3/8 E mag.)
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 6
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum: 5
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum: 6
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum: 4
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: Wood
Draft Tube Description: None
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
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Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time:
Drive During Rewind:
Machinery Protection:
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced: Ruby glass
Red Sectors Description: 290 degrees true (NW by 9/16 W mag.) & 21 degrees 20' true (NNE 3/8 E mag.)
Where Color Attached: To lantern
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 4th order lamp, 1 wick
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: 1
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: 4, fitted with shelves
Oil House Description: Open room fitted with small pans for leaky cans
Oil House Inside Dimension: 13' 6" x 8'
Oil House Construction Material: Wood
Oil House Capacity: 30 5-gal cans
Other (Describe): 1 on 1st floor, 2 on 2nd floor, 1 in watchroom. For general purposes
Suitability: Dry & suitable.
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Bell & Gamewell Machine
Time to Start: 3 minutes
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Manufacturer: Gamewell Fire Alarm & Telegraph Co., Boston, Mass.
Year of Manufacture: Not given
Characteristic: Single blow every 12 sec.
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 lbs.
Metal: Bell metal
Diameter: 30"
Height: 30"
Time: 1.5 hours
Manufacturer: Gamewell Fire Alarm & Telegraph Co., Boston, Mass.
Weights for Operation:
Location: Dwelling & tower one structure
Coloring: Brown
Construction Materials: Iron
Number of Rooms: 4
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers: 2
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouse Coloring:
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Area Inclosed:
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Cultivation Area Available:
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Character of Surroundings:
Stove, Maker:
Stove, Size:
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size:
Pump, Maker:
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How Procured: Roof
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: By cleaning of tanks
Tank Capacity: 1000 gals. on main gallery
Tank Material: Iron
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: Malarial
Prevalency: Spring & Fall
Local Causes: No
Recommended Improvements: