Illuminating Apparatus:

Service Lamp:


Service Lamp Burner:

Service Lamp Burner Level:

Plate Glass:

Lens Cover:

Lantern Curtains:

Carillon or Alarm Bell:

Rod Lamp:


Stairway and Landing:

Inside of tower:

Glazing of Dwelling:

Improvements Needed:




Lighthouse Inspection Reports Database

Clay Island Light Station - 1867

Inspection Reports Page 1 of 2

The old lantern was being taken down; a new one was ready to go up to be lighted on the night of the 8th of October.

In good condition in all respects.

In good condition.

Was clear & very clean.

In fair condition.

Lantern being down could not use the spirit level on the burner.

Glass new - about to be put in.

Lens cover was worn out. Furnished material from the Tender for a new one.




Dwelling was under repair & receiving new paint.

Quite clean.

In good condition.

Repairs to fencing are needed.

very good


In pretty good condition. They appear to receive some attention.

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Premises | Lantern and Fixtures | Ventilators and Watchroom | Illuminating Apparatus | Closets and Storerooms


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Condition of:

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Lantern and Trap Doors:

Watch or Trimming Room:

Lucernes or Matches:




Keeper does not allow lens to be touched except to clean it.

None were to be seen.

None were to be seen.

There is no heater

Keeper understands use of the ventilators & how to air the building.

Lightning conductor was in good condition & led into the ground.

Equipment Care

Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of:

Oil Room:

Oil Carriers:

In tolerable good order, well ventilated.

In good condition & arranged in order for use.

Oil Room

Condition of:

Number of:

100 gallon oil:

50 gallon oil:

Small butts for Waste Oil:

Dripping Buckets:

Oil Tanks:



3 holding 200 gallons.

Oil butts made according to regulation:

Oil butt covers:

Drip Bucket Placement:

Oil Butt Platform:

Empty Oil Butts:

They are so made.

Gutters were not filled. Instructed keeper on the subject.

A vessel was under each butt to catch the drip oil.

The butts were placed on planks.

There was an empty butt clean, & ready for a new supply of oil.

General Information: