Report for Bloody Point Light Station (South Carolina) - 1914

District: 6th
Inspector: F. P. Dillon, Asst. Supt.
Location: On S'n end of Daufuskie Island, SC. Keepers at this station attend Bloody Point Front & Rear Range, Jones Island Front & Rear Range, Oyster Beach Front & Rear Range & Tybee Island Front Range.
Date of Report: 03/18/1914
Latitude: 32° 05' 52"
Longitude: 80° 52' 16"
Site: Purchased of H. M. Stoddard, April 14, 1882 for $425.00
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed: 04/16/1882
Date of Permission:
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 5 acres
Area Inclosed: 5 acres
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark:
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: Barb. Wire
Wharf or Landing on Premises: Palmetto piles, 3' wide. Lt. Sta. 3/8 mile.
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Steamboat from Savannah or Beaufort. Most convenient way by tender & tender's launch.
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Number of Separate Lights: 7
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: Repaired March, 1913
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Miscellaneous Remarks:
Location: S end of Daufuskie Island
Coloring: White, lead color trimmings
Construction Materials: Wood, shingle roof
Number of Rooms: Keeper - 4 & separate kitchen, Asst. - kitchen only
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant: Stoves
Number of Keepers: 1
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: Storehouse
Outhouse Coloring: White
Paths and Walks: Grass
Area Inclosed:
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Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated: None
Character of Surroundings: Sandy
Stove, Maker: Miller Gem (2)
Stove, Size: # 950, # 930
Sink, Maker:
Sink, Size: 16" x 26" (2)
Pump, Maker: Gould # 3
Pump, Size: 1 1/4" suction
Lamps: 2 tubular, 4 hand, 2 handlantern
How Procured: Rain
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: Not
Purity Precaution: Cisterns cleaned at frequent intervals.
Tank Capacity: 3000 gal under dwelling
Tank Material: Brick
Distilling Apparatus: False
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Pump or Bucket: Pump
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling: Underneath
General Opinion: Malaria fever is common in this vicinity
Diseases: Malaria
Prevalency: Summer months
Local Causes: Standing fresh water & marshes
Recommended Improvements: No
Access to Lighthouse: Palmetto piles, 1 1/4" deck 3' wide, wharf 40' long
Distance and Direction: 3/8 mile NW
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Boat Number: 18
Type: Carvel, round bottom motor boat
Length: 7' 6"
Width: 24'
When Built: 1894
Date Harbored at Station: 12/1/1894
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes, out of repair.

Power Boat
Engine Type: Lathrop make & break
Horsepower: 8
Engine Maker: J.W. Lathrop
Spare Coil:
Magnet: Holtzer-Caoot
Battery: 8 - 1900 dry cells
Propeller Diameter: 19"
Propeller Pitch:

General Information:
Boats on Station: In creek 3/8 mile from station