Report for Point No Point (Maryland) - 1927

District: 5th
Inspector: T.S. Johnson
Location: On end of shoal making out from Point no Point, MD.
Date of Report: 09/29/1927
Latitude: 38° 07' 41"
Longitude: 76° 17' 26"
Site: Previous to April 21, 1924, there was no record that state cession was ever secured. On April 21, 1924, State of MD conveyed title over submarine site under waters of Chesapeake Bay for Point no Point Light Station, MD.
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission: 04/23/1924
Date of Lease:
Area of the Entire Site: 5 acres
Area Inclosed:
Character of Soil:
Distance of tower from Nearest High-Water Mark: 1.5 miles
Inclosures to Premises / Type of Fence: None
Wharf or Landing on Premises: None
Road to Land or Wharf Chararacter of and Distance:
Means to Reach Light Station: Boat, 1.5 miles to Post Office at Ridge, MD.
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: Caisson structure, filled with concrete, brick dwelling, lantern on top of dwelling
Number of Separate Lights: One
First Built or Established: 1905
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated: 1926
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: 22'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea: Water
Color of Tower: White brick dwelling on cast iron caisson, painted brown
Color of Tower/ How Produced:
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation: To mark shoal on end of Point no Point
Building Materials: Caisson foundation, brick dwelling
General Description:
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Iron
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 12" x 15"
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 16- 12" x 5", 8 lights each
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks: This is a caisson structure
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern: 4th
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass:
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: 8
Type of Bars: Vertical
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 36 5/8"
Number of Plates in Height: One
Number of Plates Each Side:
Thickness of Plates: 1/4"
Size of Plates: 34 1/8" x 36 5/8"
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern: All glazed
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: C.I.
Construction Material Roof / Cowl: Copper
Ventilator / Cowl: Cast iron
Lightning Spindle: Brass
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade: Wrought iron
Lantern Doors: Made of wood, rabbeted, with hinges & lock
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors: Wood, hinges & rim lock
Parapet Diameter:
Location / Number: Lower part of lantern
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement: 1, wood 5' long.
Curtain Hooks / Hanger: Screwed into top frame of lantern.

How is Watchroom Fitted: Fitted with timing table & shelves
How is Relief Called: Thermostat
Where is Call System Led: To watchroom
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus: 2 hours
Intensity in Candles: W. 24,000 R. 7,200
Name of Maker: No name
Year Made: No marks
Marks and Number: None
Order of Apparatus: 4th
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic:
Time of Revolution: Alternate red & white flash every 10 seconds.
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part:
Number of Panels: 6 - 4 are blank
Number of Flash Panels: 2
Arc of Each: 65 degrees
Number of Elements in Central Drum: Lens is a special bullseye
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum:
Does Apparatus Revolve?: True
Is There a Revolving Belt?: False
Revolving Panels:
How Flash is Produced:
Number of Vertical Elements Panel:
Fixed Lens Covered:
Pedestal: Cast iron
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls: Balls
Chariot Description:
Length of Drop Tube:
Clock Weight:
Length of Winding Time: 2 hours
Drive During Rewind: Yes
Machinery Protection: In glass case
Regulated: Fan governor; Type C clock No. 29
Lens Protection: Linen lens cover
How Color is Produced: Ruby glass outside of lens
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached: To illuminating apparatus; in glass frame screwed to outside frame of bulls-eye
Form of Colored Glass:
Lamp Description: 4th order type B
Type of Illuminant: Kerosene
Number of Spare Lamps: 2
Number of Spare Burners: 1
Candle Power: 600 C.P.

Clock Cord Description
Revolving Cord: Clock cord
Size of Clock Cord: 3/16"
Length of Clock Cord: 50'
How Led:
Diameter and Length of Clock Drum:

Chariot Balls
Balls Description: Raceway
Cage to Separate Balls: False
Number of Balls:
Diameter of Balls:

Vapor Oil Lamp
Number of Wicks or Mantels: 1 I.O.V.
Diameter of Outside Wick:
Diameter of Mantel: 35 m.m.
Diameter of Circum Circle: Only one
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use: None
Oil House Description: Oil tanks in cellar
Oil House Inside Dimension: 36"
Oil House Construction Material: Wrought steel
Oil House Capacity: 2 - 175 gal tanks in cellar
Other (Describe):
Suitability: Dry
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Gamewell No. 3; Bell on stand on roof
Time to Start: 1 minute
How Long Will Pressure Last: Only a bell
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic: 2 strokes, silent 15 sec.
Duplication: None
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location: On end of Point no Point
Distance and Direction: W by N
Water Supply: None needed
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building: None
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 1000 lbs
Metal: Bronze
Diameter: 38" at bottom
Height: 32"
Time: 70 minutes
Manufacturer: Lighthouse establishment
Weights for Operation:
Location: Under tower
Coloring: White
Construction Materials: Brick
Number of Rooms: 5
Number of Dwellings:
Heating Plant: Heating stove - Magnum # 15
Number of Keepers: 2
Furnished Quarters:
NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses: None
Outhouse Coloring:
Paths and Walks:
Area Inclosed:
Area of Garden:
Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available: None
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings: Marine site
Stove, Maker: Improved new Baltimore
Stove, Size: #7
Sink, Maker: No name
Sink, Size: 16 x 24
Pump, Maker: Gould
Pump, Size: Pitcher # 2
Lamps: 1 lighthouse service table lamp; 3 hand lamps
How Procured: From roof
Quality: Good
Quantity: Ample
Injury Possible: No
Purity Precaution: 1st part of rain fall is run off roof before water is cut in to tanks
Tank Capacity: In cellar, 500 gal.
Tank Material: Concrete
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
General Opinion: Good
Diseases: None
Local Causes:
Recommended Improvements:
Boat #1
Boat Number: 247
Type: Motor
Length: 5' 0"
Width: 20'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes
Boat #2
Boat Number: 401
Type: Skiff
Length: 4' 6"
Width: 14'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work: Yes

Power Boat
Engine Type: Bridgeport
Horsepower: 4.5
Engine Maker: Model 50 - No. A50377 Feb 3, 1914
Spare Coil: No marks
Magnet: Bosch - no marks
Battery: 4 No. 6 drycells
Propeller Diameter: 16
Propeller Pitch:

Hoisting Engines
Hoisting Engine Kind: Ordinary boat winder, hand power
Engine RPMs:
Engine Diameter:
Engine Stroke:
Engine Boiler:
Engine Maker and Date:
Serial Number:
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Hoist Starter:
Hoist Miscellaneous:

General Information:
Boats on Station: Hung in davits