1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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on the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific Coasts of the United States, corrected to January 1st 1885.

596 Cape Blanco on the highest point of the cape, Oregon. This station is in good order. 597. Cape Arago. (Gregory) On a small island at the western extremity of Cape Arago. (Gregory) Oregon This Station is in good order. 598. Cape Foulweather. On the westerly end of Yaquina Head. This station is in good order. A derrick for hoisting stores from the beach has been built. 599. Tillamook Rock on Tillamook Rock, Oregon. 18 miles South of entrance to the Columbia River. This station is in good order. A new iron landing bridge was built. 600. Point Adams. South of, and near the entrance to the Columbia River. This station is in fair order. The grass planted on the ocean beach near the Lighthouse for the purpose of holding the drift sand, is

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Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, Sept 9, 1873

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

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, May 7th, 1874

SIR: The following report of Engineer operations in the Thirteenth Lighthouse District during the month of April is respectfully submitted for the information of the Board. Cape Foulweather. Two lightning rods were put up on the Keeper’s dwelling at this station, in accordance with instructions given by the late Engineer of the District Yaquina Light Station. A lighting rod was also put up at the Keeper’s dwelling at this station by directions of my predecessor Major H M Robert. Columbia River Light Station. In compliance with the directions of the Board Proposals were invited by public advertisement in certain newspapers, dated April 8th, for building lighthouse for mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon. The bids will be opened May 11th instant; an abstract of said bids will awarded with such recommendations

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, June 10th, 1874 SIR: The following Report of Engineer Operations in the Thirteenth Light House during the month of May, is respectfully submitted for the information of the Board. Yaquina Light Station. By direction of the Board the Officers of this District visited this station in order to examing and report as to the expediency of discontinuing the Light House located there; a special report on the subject dated May 20th, has been submitted. A detailed inspection was made and a description dated May 20th, has been submitted. A detailed inspection was made and a description of Light House Tower, Buildings, and Premises, forwarded to the Board. Cape Foulweather Station. A thorough inspection was made at this Station, and a description of Light House Tower, Builds, and Premises was forwarded to the Board. Columbia River Light Station. The bids for building the Light House at the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon, were opened in accordance with published advertisements

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, July 20th, 1874 SIR: The following report of Engineer Operations the 13th Light House District during the month of June, is respectfully submitted for the information of the Board. Cape Gregory Light Station. The Keeper’s dwelling, tower, outbuildings, and fences require whitewashing which will be attended to where funds are on hand. Cape Foulweather. This station is in excellent is condition, with the exception of the Tower and Keeper’s dwelling which need painting; the outbuildings and fences also need whitewashing. Materials for the work required will be sent as soon as this office is placed in suspension of the necessary funds. Yaquina Bay. At this station the Keepers dwelling, outbuildings and fences, require whitewashing; about five hundred feet of fence to enclose the premises should be built. These will be attended to when funds are received. Columbia River Lt Station. Up to July 1st no ????? was received respecting the approval of the Board of the contract made with M Ray

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