1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books


Box 254 YB 1890, YH 1893, Isaac L. Smith & Edward Rice 1891



All communications should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD" Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board.

B. Enclosures: One. Subject: Yaquina Bay Whistling Buoy. July 14, 1893 Bearings.

Comdr. O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Light-House District,

Portland, Oregon.

Sir: Referring to forms 87 for Yaquina Bay Outside Bar Whistling Buoy, seacoast of Oregon, transmitted with your letter of 3 July '93, it is found in plotting the position of the buoy on Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 6057 by the sextant angles, using them in two sets, that the two positions are almost identical, while the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and on Yaquina Old Tower of the four bearings given, do not cut the position by angles. The sextant angles and the chart seem to indicate that the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and Yaquina Old Tower should be, respectively, approximately N. and N.E. 1/8 N.

The Board requests you to revise and return From 87 inclosed.

Respectfully, R.D. Evans Commander, U.S.N. , Naval Secretary.

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Box 253 YB 1887 1888



One Enclos.

21 Dec 7

Lieutenant Uriel Sebree, U.S.N.Inspecto 13th Lt. Ho. Dist..Portland, Oreg.


Enclosed is transmitted Senate Bill No. 706.ist introduced 13 Dec. '8th providing for the purchase of a site and the construction of a first order coast lighthouse on the headlands near Newport, at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

The Board requests that you will report, with recommendation, your views as to the necessity for, and advisability of establishing a first order light on the headlands in question, as proposed by this bill.


R.D. Evans

Commander, U.S.N.Naval Secretary

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Box 251 YB YH reprimand stove 1874 to 1875



Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington 22 Oct. 1887


In accordance with the terms of your letter of the 14 Oct. 1887, the Board authorizes you to procure the article mentioned below by open purchase. Advertisement and formal contract will be dispensed with, as provided by Sec. 3709??? Revised Statutes, the case being one where immediate delivery or performance is required by the public exigency.

Very respectfully,

R.D. Evans ??? Commander U.S.N. Naval Secretary

Capt. Chas. F. Powell, U.S.A. Engineer 13th L.H. District Portland, Oreg.

Cape Foulweather Light-Station, Oreg.

Labor and materials for repairs to roof and spouting????? on roof of wood-shed. Replacing worn out door in dwelling Night latch and keys for door leading to tower. Repair of fences.

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