Vol 575 1882 and 1883 repairs
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.
1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336
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
Box 253 YB 1887 1888
21 Dec 7
Enclosed is transmitted Senate Bill No. 706, introduced 13 Dec. '84 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.
Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary
January 18th 8
"Capt. W. Kelly Jr. of the ??? ??? "Willamette Valley, reports the following on buoys at Yaquina City - the whistling buoy drifted N.E. 1/4 N. No. 1 black buoy, gone
(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
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.
James ??? Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary