Report for Point of Shoals (Maryland) - 1858

General
District: 5th
Inspector:
Location: James River, VA on the point of Shoals, about center of curve in river forming Burwell's Bay a little below Mulberry Island, point & on starboard side of river going up.
Date of Report:
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Premises
Site:
Date of Reservation:
Date of Deed:
Date of Permission:
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Area of the Entire Site:
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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:
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Facilities for Public Conveyance:
Facilities for Private Conveyance:
Means Used for Support of Lantern:
Number of Separate Lights: 1
First Built or Established:
Last Rebuilt, Repaired, or Renovated:
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: About 27'
Background of Lighthouse as Seen from Sea:
Color of Tower: Lantern black; piles painted red, woodwork white, roof etc. red
Color of Tower/ How Produced: Paint
Tower Connection:
Object of Navigation:
Building Materials:
General Description: A wooden structure resting on 5 iron screwpiles, surmounted by a lantern
Wall Thickness at Base:
Wall Thickness at Parapet:
Diameter at Base:
Diameter at Parapet:
Kind of Stairway and Steps: Wood
Number of Landings:
Size of Glass: 12 panes ea window, 12 x 9
Number of Windows and Size of Sash: 4
Number of Doors:
Kind of Foundation and Depth Below Surface:
Character of Soil Surrounding the Lighthouse:
Soil Susceptibility:
Miscellaneous Remarks:
Lantern and Fixtures
Order of Lantern:
Shape of Lantern:
Diameter to Glass: 5'
Diameter in the Clear:
Number of Sides: Circular
Type of Bars:
Thickness of Bars:
Height Glazed: 26"
Number of Plates in Height:
Number of Plates Each Side: 10
Thickness of Plates:
Size of Plates: Irregular
Number of Storm Panes:
Unglazed Side of Lantern:
What Bearings:
Construction Material Lantern: Iron
Construction Material Roof / Cowl:
Ventilator / Cowl: Iron
Lightning Spindle:
Description of Lightning Rod:
Balustrade:
Lantern Doors:
Floor of Lantern: Wood
Watchroom Doors:
Parapet Diameter:
Ventilators
Location / Number: 5
Ladders / Cleaning Arrangement:
Curtain Hooks / Hanger:
Illuminating Apparatus
Kind of Apparatus:
Intensity in Candles:
Name of Maker: Brooklyn Flint Glass Co.
Year Made:
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Order of Apparatus:
Inside Diameter:
Light Characteristic: Fixed white
Time of Revolution:
Flash Interval:
Duration of Flash:
Arc of Each Fixed Part: 360 degrees, about 27' above sea level
Number of Panels:
Number of Flash Panels:
Arc of Each:
Number of Elements in Central Drum:
Number of Prisms Above Center Drum:
Number of Prisms Below Center Drum:
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:
Service Table:
Draft Tube Description:
Revolving Machinery:
Standby and Description:
Chariot Float or Balls:
Chariot Description:
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Clock Weight:
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Machinery Protection:
Regulated:
Lens Protection:
How Color is Produced:
Red Sectors Description:
Where Color Attached:
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Lamp Description: 1 - bowl, 3 burners.
Type of Illuminant:
Number of Spare Lamps:
Number of Spare Burners:
Candle Power:
Closets and Store Rooms
Tower Closet Use:
Oil House Description:
Oil House Inside Dimension:
Oil House Construction Material:
Oil House Capacity: 2 air tight oil butts, 1 of 60 gallons, 1 of 50 gallons
Other (Describe):
Suitability:
Fog Signal General
Fog Signal Kind: Bell & horn
Time to Start:
How Long Will Pressure Last:
Manufacturer:
Year of Manufacture:
Characteristic:
Duplication:
Timing Device:
If whistle, siren, or trumpet, Pressure at Which Blown:
Height Above Water:
Compass Direction:
Location:
Distance and Direction:
Water Supply:
Reached from Lighthouse:
Description of Fog Signal Building:
Pressure And Recording Gauge:
Bell Signal
Weight: 209 lbs
Metal:
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Height:
Time:
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Weights for Operation:
Dwelling
Location:
Coloring: White, red roof
Construction Materials: Wood, tin roof
Number of Rooms: 1-story, 4 rooms
Number of Dwellings: 1, 18' sq.
Heating Plant:
Number of Keepers:
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NOT Furnished Quarters:
Outhouses:
Outhouse Coloring:
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Area Inclosed:
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Area Timber or Shrubbery:
Cultivation Area Available:
Area Cultivated:
Character of Surroundings:
Stove, Maker: Cooking, "Morningstar"
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Pump, Maker:
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Lamps:
Water
How Procured:
Quality:
Quantity:
Injury Possible:
Purity Precaution:
Tank Capacity: 1 cistern, about 300 gallons.
Tank Material: Iron
Distilling Apparatus: False
Distilling Manufacturer:
Well Description:
Well Diameter:
Well Lining:
Pump or Bucket:
What Power Used:
Distance from Dwelling:
Boats
Boat Number: 0
Type: Flat bottom
Length:
Width: 16'
When Built:
Date Harbored at Station:
Sails: False
Suited to Work:


Miscellaneous
General Information:
Boats on Station: Hoisted to davits.