1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

April 1891

10 part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea rough. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

11 Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing up North beach.

12 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down slowly - Light House Tender Manzanita arrived sometime during the morning and crossed the bar at 2:30 P.M.

13 Light E. to S. E. wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith and 1st asst went fishing today - Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

15 Light East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

16 Moderate breeze south to light variable wind & calm first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze N.W. cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today - L.H. Tender Manzanita crossed Yaquina bar bound for Astoria this morning.

17 Fresh breeze N. West with frequent fog showers during these 24 hours - Sea little rough - 1st asst went to Newport and working in garden - Keeper making out requisition for the annual supplies for station the next year.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers cleaning out chicken house and making out requisition for supplies.

19 Light to moderate breeze N.W. to S.E. and South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went trout fishing - Had three visitors today.

20 Light S.E. to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

21 Light variable winds cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to a gale S.E. to South cloudy and little damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Smith went to Newport on important business left station at 8 A.M.

22 Gale to strong & fresh breeze south with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer going up a little. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 4 P.M.

23 Moderate breeze S. to S. East and S. West these 24 hours with some showery weather. General duties for the day. Sea very rough. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived but to rough to cross bar.

24 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S. East and S. West with rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The bar to rough for steamer to cross Today. Mr. I. L. Smith went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 8 A.M.

Last edit 12 months ago by Jayk

1902-03 Keeper Logs

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1903 RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c. MONTH February 1: Light S. West to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail and snow squalls - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.90 - Keeper writing in Office today. *W.P. Ford received final appointment as 2nd asst the 1st of Feb.

2nd: Light East wind cleary dry & cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - Keeper washing today - 2nd asst W. P. Ford went to Toledo on important business & get supplies - Left Sta at 8:30 A.M.

3rd: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with cold weather - Sea smooth to rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.65 - Keeper working in shop - 2nd asst W.P. Ford returned to the Sta at 4:30 P.M.

4th: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.10 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst washing - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies.

5th: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cold weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.12 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood one mile from sta for himself & Keeper - Keeper making on requisition for annual supplies.

6th: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear & cool - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.94 - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working requisition for annual supplies.

7th: Fresh breeze S. East to Gale South and S. West these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.94 to 29.30 - Keeper making out the annual requisition for supplies to L.H. Inspector.

8th: Fresh breeze S. West to light wind West first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze S.W. to S. with rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.92 - 2nd asst planting garden today.

9th: Gale South to light S.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 to 29.98 - 2nd asst cleaning out South end of Barn - Taking covers off of Coal Oil Cases - and went to Newport after supplies - Keeper washing and working on annual requisition for supplies to Light House Inspector.

10th: Moderate breeze West and N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.92 to 30.12 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for the day.

11th: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear and cold - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.24 to 30.10 - 2nd asst W. P. Ford went one mile from the Sta cutting wood for himself & Keeper - Keeper working on requisition.

12th: Light East wind dry & cold these 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood.

13th: Light East wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cold - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

14th: Light N. and East wind these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

15th: Light N. & E. wind these 24 hours with clear and cold - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 - 1st asst went fishing today.

16th: Light North and East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 30.12 - Keeper washing - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

17th: Light North and East wind with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for day - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 2nd asst washing & cutting wood half mile from sta.

18th: Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer

Last edit 8 months ago by mvmatherly

1904 Keeper Logs

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1904 March 18. Gale and fresh breeze S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - 1st asst spading garden - 2nd asst & Keeper getting wood on beach - Keeper writing in Office 19. Light East to S. East wind with first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours heavy Gale South with rain - The gale today fencing dow all about the Station - Barometer 29.10 to 28.70 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - The gale also blew window panes out of windows in Dwelling - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies 20. Gale to fresh breeze S. West and West first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. West with light rain showers and fair - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 28.70 to 29.56 - Keeper and assts repairing fence that blew down the 20th from bluff to Barn 21. Fresh breeze S.W. with frequent hail & snow squalls these 24 hours - General duties for day - Barometer 29.56 to 29.50 - Sea quite rough - Keeper washing today 22. Fresh breeze S. West to light S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent hail and snow squalls - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.52 to 29.47 - Keeper getting wood on beach & working in shop - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst putting dressing on the garden 23. Light East wind with snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze South fair and frequent hail squalls - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.47 to 29.55 - Keeper and assts repairing fences that the gale blew down the 19th - 2nd asst working in shop 24. Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow and rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather - Sea smooth - Baromter 29.55 to 29.72 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on requisition 25. Light East and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow - Past part of 24 hours light snow & rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.72 to 30.60 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working on road next to beach - Keeper getting wood on the beach 26. Moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather & cool - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cleaning out barn & working in shop - 1st asst repairing picket fence around Dwelling 27. Fresh breeze & light East wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.66 today 28. Light wind and moderate breeze East with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind cloudy & fair - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.66 to 29.35 - 2nd asst working in shop & putting two panes of glass in Dwelling that the gale of the 19th blew out - 1st asst went on the beach at Sta fishing - Keeper getting wood on the beach and working on requisition for annual supplies 29. Light wind to moderate breeze W.N.W these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ast went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.35 to 29.70 - Keeper working on Quarterly reports & requisition 30. Moderate breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 80.12 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning out the Barn - Keeper working on reports 31. Light N. East to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & assts repairing garden fence - Keeper spading garden & getting wood on beach - 1st asst cleaning in his Quarters - Barometer 30.20 to 29.88 - 1st asst also went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to post Quarterly and monthly & requisition reports get mail and procure supplies

Last edit 10 months ago by mvmatherly
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