1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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Vol 705 New Barn 1886

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Office of U.S. Light-House Engineer, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon Nov. 27th, 1886.

To the Chairman Of the Light House Board. Washington, D.C.

Sir: Referring to the Board’s letter of May 10th, 1886. requesting plots of the light station of this district, I have the honor to forward in separate package plots of the following stations:---- Cape Blanco. Cape Arago. Cape Foulweather. Tillamook Rock. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant. Chas F. Lowell Captain of Engineers Enclosures in separate package) Engineer 13th L.H. Dist.

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Office of U.S. Light-House Engineer, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon July 14th, 1886.

To the Chairman Of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith report of engineer operations in this district for month of June, 1886. 626 – Cape Blanco. Lumber and posts for re-building fence around dwelling and tower were delivered at the station. 627 – Cape Arago The re-building of the tramway and steps, from beach to the top of bluff, was completed. The timbers of the new work were raised clear of the ground and all the lumber was planed and painted.

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Letter #732

Office of U.S. Light-House Engineer, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon August 15th, June 30 1887.

To the Chairman of the Light House Board. Washington, D.C.

Sir: I have the honor to submit the following annual report, to June 30th, 1887, of engineer operations in the 13th L.-H. Dist.:------ This District extends from the southern boundary of Oregon to the boundary between the United States and British Columbia and embraces all aids to navigation on the Pacific Coast of Oregon and Washington Territory and in the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, Straits of Fuca and Puget Sound. In the district there are Light-Houses and lighted beacons 46 Fog-signals operated by steam or hot air 6 “ “ clockwork 2.

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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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Office of Light-House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Oct. 16th 1884

To the Chairman Of the Light House Board Washington, DC

Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith report of engineer operations in the district during the month of September, 1884. 542 – Cape Orford (Blanco) The new barn was finished according to the plans and in addition large grain boxes, with hinged covers, were placed in each compartment. In the tower a box with partitions was made for holding the storm glass panes. New platforms at the kitchen entrance and new cistern covers were built.

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Vol 601Topographical survey and lens description 1883

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Office of Light-House Engineer, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT Portland, Oregon, July 7th, 1883

To the Chairman Of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sir:

I have the honor to request authority to continue detailed topographical surveys of light stations similar to those authorized by the Board’s telegram of May 23rd, 1883. Of the $500.00 then allotted, from appropriation for “Repairs & C of Light-House, 1883”, but $276.86 were used, owing to the short time before close of fiscal year. Such surveys are needed of seven stations, and estimates for them were included in the statement of expenditures from appin for “Repairs & C of Light-House, 1884,” forwarded on the 3d inst., as follows:---

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