1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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1871. May 27.

(SIDE BAR) Yaquina Bay-Chart of entrance Sect.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Today is sent you a Coast Survey Chart of entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

May 31. (SIDE BAR) Yaquina L.H.-rel. reversion of balances

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: In reply to your letter of the 12th of April, relative to the reversion to the Treasury of the appropriation for Yaquina Light House, I transmit herewith for your information a copy of the Circular containing letter of Commissioner of Customs dated April 29th relative to contracts and reversion of balances.

June 15. (SIDE BAR) Names of clerks in office asked.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Your letter of the 1st instant is received, and the employment of the clerk and overseer referred to is approved.

You will please to furnish the names of these persons, stating date of employment and amount of salaries for the confirmation of the Secretary of the Treasury. Their official oaths will be also sent to this office.

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answer your purpose the general supervision of the works to continue in yourself without the necessity of a Superintendent of Construction.

However if you cannot get along without such an employee, the Board will forward your nomination to the Secretary of the Treasury with its approval, when you send the name of the person you desire for the position.

Feb. 13

From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Sixteen boxes in addition to three boxes glass for Foulweather lantern were shipped in March by Ocean Queen. Bills of lading were sent to Williamson. Michler has been directed to have Winship hunt them up and inform you. If necessary go to San Francisco yourself and inform Board of results.

Feb. 18

From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Were the bronze rabbets of the missing lantern posts received? Michler says the three boxes were lost.

Feb. 20

From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Missing parts lantern will be shipped in four weeks.

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"C" of which plans and specifications will be sent you, and both it and the fog - signal house will be built by contract. Authority will be asked at once from the Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury for your publication of a notice of the form herewith and you will send and abstract of the bids received for approval to the Board, with your recommendation in regard to the award. A lantern will be sent to you on your requisition, and it should include all the lanterns which will be required in your District under existing appropriations. A twelve inch (12") steam for whistle, with everything connected therewith has been ordered to be made by the Engineer of the First District and sent to you. A syren is not considered as desirable at Point Adams, on account of the drifting sand and its liability to get out of order. Application should be made at once to the State authorities (if the land has passed out of the control of the Government) for sufficient land, extending southward from the Military reservation, to cover the proposed site. If the land is yet under the control of the General Land Office, immediate application should be made to the Board by you (telegraph) for its reservation from sale by his Excellency, the President.

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Apl. 28. Cape Foulweather Lighthouse

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert, Corps Engineers.

Sir: You are requested to telegraph to the Board the date at which the Light at Cape Foulweather can be lighted as soon as you can determine the

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"C" of which plans and specifications will be sent you and both it and the fog-signal house will be built by contract. Authority will be asked at once from the Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury for your publication of a notice of the form herewith and you will send an abstract of the bids received for approval to the Board, with your recommendation in regard to the award.

A lantern will be sent to you on your requisition, and it should include all the lanterns which will be required in your District under existing appropriations. A twelve inch (12") steam fog-whistle, with everything connected therewith, has been ordered to be made by the Engineer of the First District and sent to you. A ??? is not considered as desirable at Point Adams, on account of the drifting sand and its liability to get out of order.

Application should be made at once to the State authorities (if the land has passed out of the control of the Government) for sufficient land, extending southward from the Military reservation, to cover the proposed site. If the land is yet under the control of the General Land Office, immediate application should be made to the Board by you (telegraph) for its reservation from sale by his Excellency, the President.

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Apl. 28. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: You are requested to telegraph to the Board the date at which the Light at Cape Foulweather can be lighted as soon as you can determine the

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1873. July 14.

From Naval Secretary Comdr. J. G. Walker To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: Herewith enclosed please find a copy of a letter from the Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury respecting the basis of currency upon which payments are to be made for services rendered and materials procured withinthe United States for the Government.

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July 22.

From Acting Engineer Secretary Major O. M. Poe. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: I herewith enclose for payment a bill for advertising in the "Alta California" Boilers for Fog Signals, approved by the Secretary of the Treasury and amounting to $8.75.

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July 25.

From Acting Engineer Secretary Major O. M. Poe. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Exhibit Foulweather light August 20th, and thereafter.

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July 25.

From Acting Engineer Secretary Major O. M. Poe To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: Herewith enclosed are transmitted three copies of contract duly approved made with James A. Robb for completion of Cape Foulweather Light-House, Oregon. One copy for file in the Engineer's office, one for the Superintendent of Construction, and one for delivery to the contractor.

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