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

Cove Point Light Station - 1870

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In good condition

In good condition, lens clean in all parts.

In good condition in all respects.

Oil examined & found to be free from motes, dust or dirt. It had not been filtered.

Clean & in good condition.

Found to be level, the keeper understands how to center.

Very clean, much scratches, 3 of them fractured.

Covers on, clean, made of linen ticking, hung up in lantern room when not in use.

2 sets: very clean: in good condition, put up & taken down at proper time.

There are none required.

In good condition, & trimmed ready for use.

Bldg in good condition with exception of ceiling, which requires replastering.

Whitewashed & very clean.

whitewashed, very clean.

Some of the glass is broken.

Cistern requires immediate attention. Gutters require renewing.

Very good


Good condition. They are kept very neat.

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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:




The lens is never touched improperly

They fit properly

There are none of these articles to be seen at the time of Inspection.

None of the above mentioned articles were to be seen in the rooms specified.

The keeper understands the use of the heater.

The keeper understands the use of the ventilators & how to air the bldg.

They are painted according to instructions. The lightning conductor was in good condition.

Equipment Care

Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of:

Revolving Machinery:

Weight of Machine:

Screwjacks for Raising Machinery:

The wood box thru which weight runs is about 10" out of center. In good condition.

It is placed during the day according to instructions.

There are none.

Revolving Machinery Condition

Oil Room:

Oil Carriers:

In good condition, well-ventilated, with no appearance of waste.

In good condition.

Oil Room

Condition of:

Number of:

100 gallon oil:

50 gallon oil:

Small butts for Waste Oil:

Dripping Buckets:

Oil Tanks:




2 holding 150 gallons.

Oil butts made according to regulation:

Oil butt covers:

Drip Bucket Placement:

Oil Butt Platform:

Empty Oil Butts:

They are so made.

The gutters were filled with refuse oil, & covers on, the keeper understands use of covers & air cocks.

There was a dripping bucket so hung.

They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.

There are none.

General Information: