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

Thomas Point Light Station - 1867

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Not in very good condition.

Lens was clean in all its parts

In good condition. Glass chimney free from soot & smoke.

Examined & found to be clean & free from all objectionable matter.

Free from gummy or burnt oil, clean & wick well trimmed.

Burner was found to be somewhat out of level.

Clean & free from scratches & stains but the keeper states that they leak badly in storms.

It was on, was tolerably clean & made of white sheeting. It is hung up in the lantern room when not in use.




Dwelling requires repairs, especially as relates to walls & ceilings.

Whitewashed but not very clean.

Whitewashed, not very clean.

In bad condition

A general repair is needed.

They require repairs.


Not very good. They have the appearance of neglect.

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Lantern and Trap Doors:

Watch or Trimming Room:

Lucernes or Matches:




It is not allowed to touch the lens improperly.

The trap door fits tightly; the lantern door does not.

There were none of these articles to be seen in the rooms mentioned.

There were none of these articles to be seen in improper places.

Keeper understands use of the heater.

Keeper understands use of ventilators & how to air bldg; but from fact of tower windows being down & fast it's found that he does not pay proper attention to this part of his duties.

They were painted according to instructions. Lightning conductor was in good order & reached the ground.

Equipment Care

Does Keeper Understand the Use and Care of:

Oil Room:

Oil Carriers:

Not in good condition; ventilation good.

Not in very 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

Gutters were not properly filled. Air cocks were closed.


They are placed on a raised platform.

There was no empty oil butt.

General Information: