Report for Point Lookout (Maryland) - 1870

District: 5th
Inspector: Commo. Dornin, Inspector 5th District.
Location: Entrance to Potomac River
Date of Report: 09/23/1870
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
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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 fence.
Wharf or Landing on Premises:
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Means Used for Support of Lantern: Keeper's dwelling
Number of Separate Lights: 1
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Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
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Miscellaneous Remarks: There is a Regulation Clock in good condition.
Location / Number:
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: 1 ladder without hooks.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: None required.

How is Watchroom Fitted:
How is Relief Called: None
Where is Call System Led:
Illuminating Apparatus
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Order of Apparatus: 4th
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Light Characteristic: Fixed white
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Does Apparatus Revolve?: False
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
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Service Table:
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Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
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Lamp Description: Lens of 4th order - Franklin Lamp
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps: 1, 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 one corner of the oil room.
Access to Lighthouse:
Distance and Direction:
Miscellaneous Remarks: The Lantern leaks very much during rains & bad weather & it will be necessary to repair it.
Lantern: The paint is in good condition
Illuminating Apparatus: Clean outside & in
Service Lamp: In good condition; The glass chimney is free from all dirt, soot, stains, etc.
Oil: Oil examined & found to be free from all objectionable matter & had not been filtered.
Service Lamp Burner: It is free from all gummy or burnt oil & the wicks are well trimmed.
Service Lamp Burner Level: It was found to be level.
Plate Glass: Clean & free from scratches, stains or dirt.
Lens Cover: Cover was on; clean; made of white linen, hung up in the lantern room when not in use.
Lantern Curtains: 2 sets clean; & in good condition, put up & taken down at the proper time.
Carillon or Alarm Bell: None
Rod Lamp: There is a Rod Lamp in excellent condition & trimmed ready for use.
Dwelling: Everything in very good & clean condition.
Stairway and Landing: Clean & painted
Inside of Tower: Very good order.
Glazing of Dwelling: In good condition.
Improvements Needed: Lantern leaks much during bad weather.
Outhouses: Very good
Boathouse: None
Grounds: In good condition. They are neatly kept.

Equipment Care
Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of
Lens: The lens is never touched improperly.
Lantern and Trap Doors: They fit properly.
Watch or Trimming Room: There are none of those things to be seen at the time of inspection.
Lucernes or Matches: None of the above articles were seen in the rooms mentioned.
Heater: The Keeper understands the use of the heater.
Ventilation: Keeper understands the use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.
Dome: They were painted according to instructions & the lightning conductor was in perfect order.

Oil Room
Oil Room Condition: Clean well ventilated & no appearance of waste.
Oil Carriers: In very good condition.
Number of 100 Gallon Oil Butts: 3
Number of 50 Gallon Oil Butts:
Number of Small Butts for Waste Oil:
Number of Dripping Buckets: 2
Number of Oil Tanks: 3 holding 300 gallons
Oil Butts Made According to Regulation:
Oil Butt Covers: The gutters were so filled & the covers were on. The Keeper understands the use of the covers & air cocks.
Drip Bucket Placement: They were so hung.
Oil Butt Platform: They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.
Empty Oil Butts: None.

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: Clean & properly aired.
Service Box In Good Order: They are
Trimming Scissors Clean: They are
Brushes and Floor Clothes: All in good condition & in their proper places.
Lantern Condition: Very good.

Keeper and Assistants
Keeper Appearance: Keeper is neat & tidy
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 & Instructions & endeavors to conform to them.
Keeper Complaints:
Keeper Family: Keeper's family occupy dwelling with him.
Keeper Name: Wm. Moody
Keeper Age: Young
Keeper Present or Absent: He was present.
Number of Assistants: None allowed.
Assistants Attend to Duty:
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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
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: Yes
Blank Books and Forms: