1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports
small and movable. If however the changes in the bar are very frequent and extensive, you may consider the advisability of making them both movable and of having a separate dwelling.
This should be considered in the selection of sites and you are requested to make purchase of sites on the best terms you can, subject to the approval of the Board and the Attorney General, the latter as to title.
There will be sent you a drawing of a light suitable for your rear light and drawings of the two range lights at Amelia Island, on of which can serve as a model for your front light. It should be remembered that the main light should be at the same time a range light and a harbor so that the lens and lantern should be made to illuminate the proper arc of the horizon as in other cases but the front light will illuminate but a few degrees.
Please return the drawings which are herewith sent.
I send you by this day's mail a Chart of the Western Coast of the United
the archives of the Light House Board For Enclosure see Column 287 page 72 of Letters Record.
In accordance with the request of the Inspector, you will please to erect as soon as your other duties will permit a small and cheap crane at Tatoosh Light Station the expense of which will be charged to "Repairs"
By today's mail I forward to your address a chart of Yaquina Bay which
1 Tracing and 1 Drawing of Beacons in Newark Bay (West Oyster Bay & Mill Reef). 2 Tracings each of Bullocks, Point and Connimicut Point. Providence River, RI 2 Tracings of Beacons (one iron and one wooden) Billingsgate Shoal, Mass. 1 Facing South West Reef and Moose Rock, Maine. 1 Gilchrist's, Rock, Half Tide Ledge, Snow's, Rock and ship and Barges- Coast of Maine tracings and drawings. You need no return lithographs.
Nov. 19. From Engineer Secretary Major Elliot. To Col. R.S. Williamson, Corps Engineers. Sir: Your letter of the 9th instant relating to purchase of site for Light House purchase at Yaquina Bay Oregon, has been received with the accompanying papers. The purchase, subject to the following modifications in boundary and to the approval of the Attorney General is approved by the Board and you are requested to prepare the papers for his action as required by the Circular. Attorney General on Titles. A copy of which you have. A copy will be enclosed here, with for use of the District Attorney for Oregon. You are requested to prepare a plat of the track proposed to be purchased, and which will show the lots.
1870 Clerk will be competent to make out and certify to this abstract.
1871 Jan. 4.
From Engineer Secretary Elliot. To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps of Engineers. Sir: Herewith there is sent to you a bound volume for each of your offices, containing Plans and Specifications of Light Houses at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and St Simons Georgia.
Jan. 11. From Chrmn. L.H.B. Rear Adml. W.B. Shubrick. To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps Engineers. Sir: Herewith is sent to you a copy of an authorization of the Honorable the Secretary of War for the erection of a house and shop for the Lampist of the Pacific Coast, on the Presidio Military Reservation. The Board requires that the Lampist shall live on the Reservation, and it is desirable that he shall be as near the public wharf at Fort Point as the Military authorities will allow. You are requested to forward
Bien will be paid for the repairs you mention in the same manner as heretofore, and his monthly pay will commence when you have the house and shop ready for him at Fort Point. The Board in authorizing the employment of Mr Bien made it distinctly understood that he was to live and have his shop at Fort Point, and devote his entire time to the Government, and if he is not satisfied with these conditions, he will inform you at once, so that one of the lampists in the service of the Establishment at the Depot at Staten Island may be sent to you. When not otherwise employed, the lampist will be required to make the burners and the tin, copper, and brass utensils for the supply of the Light Stations of your Coast.
Jan. 20. From Engineer Secretary Maj G.H. Elliot. To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps Engineers. Sir: Your letter of the 12th instant transmitting estimates for funds from the appropriations for Yaquina Bay and Trinidad Head Light Houses, is