Vol 601Topographical survey and lens description 1883
A report on the necessity for these surveys was submitted by me Dec. 5th 1882 in compliance with request from the Board.
With the results of these surveys and the maps and notes of the other light stations in the district now on file, it is intended to compile a uniform set of charts showing in detail the topographical features and location of all structures at each station. The charts to be about 24 by 36 inches in size and as far as possible on the same scale.
Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued
Supported decayed joists on south side of 1” of 2” floors of Keeper’s dwelling with girders and posts. Replaced outside cellar doors. Commenced running Fog Signal during foggy weather- Inspected Station and made estimates for thorough renovation repairs. Ediz Hook Lt Station, W.T. Inspected Station & made rough plans & estimate for Repairs. New Dungenness Lt Station, W.T. Inspected Station, and made plans & estimates for work of c-reading Steam Fog Signal Smith Island Lt Station, W.T. Indspected & made estimates for repairs- Admirarlty Head LH Station, W.T. Inspected and made estimaties for thorough repairs, and rough plans. Very respectfully, Chairman Light-House Board, Henry M Robert Washington DC Maj of Eng’rs & LH Eng’r Thirteenth District
SIR: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of August 1873. Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn Completed work on Lt-House & lantern, instructed keepers to exhibited the light for the first time on the night of August 20”. New Dungenness Lt Station, W.T. Completed detail plans and estimates of fog signal house. Purchased materials and sent men in charge of Supt of repairs, to erect fog whistle. Make contract for boiler for Fog Signal. Probable Operations for September Commence building house and cistern. Complete transportation and hauling of material. Admiralty Head Lt Station, W.T. Probable operations for September. Commence painting dwelling. Columbia River LH Station, Ogn Begin building Road in September, if plan forwarded is approved by Light House Board. Point no Point LH Station, W.T. Begin in September building road and clearing land of heavy timber, if Report of April 30th is approved by the Light-house Board. Very Respectfully, Chairman Light-House Board, Henry M Robert Washington DC Maj of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r
1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336
(burned page corner) report, & estimate for repairs & improvements. Cadiz Hook, New Dungenness, Smith’s Island, & Admiralty Head Light Stations, Wash, Ter. Made careful inspection (with LH Clerk) with reference to Repairs & improvements, which are much needed at these stations, where no Engineer Officer has inspected for several years. Inspection Reports, Estimates will be forwarded at the earliest date practicable.
Very respectfully, Your obedient servant Henry M. Robert Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Thirteenth District.
Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon May 7th 1873
Sir: There will probably be a small surplus of the Cape Foulweather appropriation, not to exceed one thousand dollars. ??? the completion of the work. I would respectfully ask if I can use it - the entire balance - in the purchase of material for repairs made at other Light Houses, & also whether the funds are available after June 30th. Every Light House on the Sound except New Dungenness, is in need of repairs, some of them very badly, & if allowed this balance could thus be saved from reverting to the Treasury.
Very respectfully Your obedient servant Henry M. Robert Maj Engr & LHouse 13th Dist