1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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Vol 575 1882 and 1883 repairs

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and located positions of the buildings. Plans, estimate &c have been forwarded to the Board. Stakes Lights on Columbia & Willamette Rivers A requisition for lens lanterns for three lights, has been forwarded to the Board. A supply of paints, oils, point brushes &c, for one year, has been sent to the Buoy Depot, for the Light Stations of this district. A supply of stationary for use in this office, has been received. At stations not mentioned above, no changes are reported to have occurred during the month. This report has been delayed, by my absence from stations on duty. Very respectfully Your obedient Servant Chas F. Lowell Captain of Engineers L.H. Engr. 13th Dist.

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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Office of Light-House Inspector, Twelfth District, San Francisco, Cal., Feb 21st, 1873

Professor Joseph Henry Chairman L.H. Board Washington, D.C. Sir, In obedience to your order of Jany. 4th 1873, the Board for the examination of such persons as might be brought before it for Keepers and assistant Keeper, was convened at Astoria, Oregon, Feby., 10th, 1873, and examined and found qualified the only two persons present, for assistant Keeper at Cape Foulweather. The assistant Keeper in the Astoria Su- perintency were duly notified, but failed to appear, on account, as I understand, of the uncertainty of getting the position of Keeper, they were not willing to incur the necessary

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Box 253 YB 1887 1888

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Lt. U. Sebree, USNInspector 13th L.H. DistrictPortland, Oregon

Sir:

The copy given below of a memorandum furnished the Board by the Hydrographic Office, Navy Department, is sent you for your information, and the proper action in the premises, namely:

"Capt. W. Kelly Jr. fed Au. sh. "Willamette Valley, reports the following on buoys at Yaquina City - the whistling buoy drifted N.E. 1/4 N. No. 1 black buoy, gone

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(All communications should be addressed to "THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board

Washington, 7 June, 1888

Lieut. Uriel Sebree, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 3 Jan'y, '88, relating to the establishment of a 1st order coast light-house on the headlands near Newport, at Yaquina Bay, Oreg., I have to inform you that the Board at its session held on 4 June, '88, considered the subject and came to the conclusion that there is at present no necessity for the establishment of a 1st order coast light-house at Yaquina Bay, Oreg., in view of the fact that the 1st order coast light on Yaquina Head, known as Cape Foulweather light is less than four miles north of the entrance to Yaquina Bay; that the channel is very narrow and that no vessels are ever known to attempt the bar at night; and that there is a whistling buoy off the entrance to Yaquina Bay.

Respectfully,

James ??? Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

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(All communications should be addressed to "THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, July 19th, 1889.

Lieut. Comdr. U. Sebree, U.S.N. Inspector 13th Light-house District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

As requested in your letter of 12 June '89, the Board approves your action in establishing buoys in the 13th Light-house District, as follows:

A 3rd class nun buoy, red, No. 2, on starboard side of channel, inside the bar, Yaquina Bay, Oreg.

An horizontal striped spar buoy on a shoal (not shown on the chart and called by you Argyle Shoal) in the norther part of Griffin Bay, Wash.

Hereafter you are requested to obtain the consent of the Board before establishing new aids to navigation, unless the case is one not permitting delay.

Respectfully,

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Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary

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