Professor Joseph Henry, Chairman Light House Board Sir: I have the honor to report the sailing of the Shubrick for the ninth with the Lampist on board provided with the lathe, necessary tools and material for the thorough repair of all the Light Houses north of this place. The lampist was also ??? to instruct the Keepers in their duties and see that everything is in thorough order. Major Robert, Light House Engineer of the 13th District has had great difficulty in procuring transportation to Cape Foulweather, of the light house, and at his request. I had it placed on board the “Shubrick” with orders to the Captain to deliver it at that place. It will delay the Shubrick but ??? and be a great saving of
I judge the Lampist will consume aboard ??? months on the Northern tour after which I will send him South. In the mean time, I shall go South on a tour of inspection and supply, in the “???”_General Michler having ??? offered me the use of that vessel for the purpose. Respectfully Your obedient servant Charles J. McDougal, Commander USA Inspector
Office of Light-House Inspector Twelfth District, San Francisco, Cal. Feb 6th, 1873
Professor Joseph Henry Chairman ??? Washington, D.C. Sir, In obedience to instructions, letter Jany. 4th 1873, will leave him tomorrow, for Astoria Oregon to meet the ??? and Engineer of 13th Dist. to examine ??? for Keeper and assistant Keeper for Cape Foulweather Lt. Station and also examine the assistant Keeper in the Astoria Superintendencey demand worthy of promotion as Keeper, and attend to such other business as may be brought before the local board.