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:




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Fort Carroll Light Station - 1870

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In good condition

Lens is perfectly clean inside & outside.

In very good condition.

The oil was found to be free from all dirt & motes. It had not been filtered.

In good condition & free from all gummy or burnt oil. The wicks are well trimmed.

It is level.

They are clean, 1 of them badly broken.

The cover is on, clean, made of linen ticking & kept hung up in the lantern room when not in use.

2 sets in good condition, put up & taken down at the proper time.

None required.

Rod lamp in good condition & clean.

General condition of dwelling is very poor & will be necessary to make some improvement to make it comfortable for the Keeper & family.

They were painted & clean.

Not very good.

A general repair & improvement needed throughout.

Very poor

There is none


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Lantern and Trap Doors:

Watch or Trimming Room:

Lucernes or Matches:




Lens is never touched improperly.

The trap door fits properly, no lantern door.

There are none of the above articles seen in the lantern room at time of inspection.

None of the articles mentioned were seen in or about the rooms mentioned.

Keeper understands the use of the heater.

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

They were painted according to Instructions. There was no lightning conductor.

Equipment Care

Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of:

Oil Room:

Oil Carriers:

It is in good condition & no waste to be seen.

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:



2, holding 100 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 filled with refuse oil, covers on. Keeper understands use of covers & air cocks.

They were so hung.

They are placed upon a raised platform of plank.

There was no empty oil butt.

General Information: