1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books


1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336



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Notice to Mariners (no. )

United States of America {carat: "Northwest Coast. "} Oregon. Light-House at Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Point Head).

Notice is hereby given that a Light-House has been erected Cape Foulweather. (Yaquina Point Head) Oregon, and the lights will be erected on or about the night of the 1st of March 1st of February 1873, and every night after from sunset to sunrise.

The focal plane is 81 feet above the ground, and 150 feet above sea level. The lights can be seen in clear weather from the deck of a vessel, 15 feet above the sea, at a distance of eighteen {carat: "and a half"} nautical miles. The lens {carat: "is dioptic, of the"} a 1st order Fresnel, illuminating of the horizon 240 degrees {carat: "and"} will show a fixed white light.

The tower {carat: "is"} of brick, is painted white, and the lantern {carat: "is painted"} black.

The Keepers' Dwelling, a two-story frame building, east of the tower is painted white.

{circled:A} Latitude 44 {degree symbol} 40' North. Longitude 124 {degree symbol} 04' West.

Last edit over 2 years ago by Siobhan

p-2 Notice To Mariners



Notice to Mariners (No. 90.) United States of America - Pacific Coast

Oregon - Yaquina Bay

Notice is hereby given, that a light will be exhibited on the evening of October 1, 1871, and on every evening thereafter, from sunset to sunrise, from a recently erected low square wooden tower, rising from the keeper's dwelling (painted white) on the north front of the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

The structure stands 120 feet above the mean sea level, and the light 40 feet from the base of the tower, giving a focal plane of 160 feet above mean sea level.

The light will be a fixed white (underlined) light, of the 5th order of Fresnel, illuminating an arc of 240 degrees of the horizon.

The dwelling and tower are painted white (underlined). The dome of the lantern and gallery balusters are painted red (underlined).

Last edit about 3 years ago by Wjhoward


Notice to Mariners No. 26 of 1874

United States of America - Pacific Coast, Oregon

Discontinuance of Yaquina Bay Light

Notice is hereby given that the light at Yaquina Bay, Oregon, will be discontinued on and after the 1st day of October, 1874.

By Order of the Light-House Board:

Joseph Henry, Chairman.

Treasury Department, Office Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., July 3, 1874

Last edit about 3 years ago by Wjhoward
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