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1900 2nd asst quarters Vol. 1385
RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD Lighthouse Service LETTERS RECIEVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853- DEC. 1900
Twelveth District Inspector, Jun.-Dec. 1900, Thirteenth Dis. Enbineer, July- Dec. 1900
Vol. 1369, part 3, Vol. 1385 Box 417 entry 24
Vol 705 New Barn 1886
Vol 704 WG Emery Laborer Payment
Office of Light-House Inspector, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon, 30th June, 1887
Sir: In compliance with the directions contained in the Board's letter ???, dated 11 June '87. I have the honor to forward herewith a certificate on Form 12, to cover the time of W.G. Emery as laborer at Cape Foulweather light station, prior to the date of his appointment, viz 29th Nov. 1886, as 2d Assistant Keeper at the station. I am sir, very respectfully Your obedient servant U.Sebree Inspector 13th LH District
The Chairman Light House Board Washington, DC
Form No. 12
(This Certificate is to be attached to vouchers for payment of Laborers as Light-Keepers.)
CERTIFICATE FOR SALARY VOUCHER
I hereby Certify, That the service rendered by William G Emery, as specified in the annexed voucher, as in a case of emergency, when the exigency of the service required the immediate performance of the services, and pending the nomination to the Department of some person for appointment.
(Signed) U. Sebree Lieutenant U.S.N., Inspector, 13th L.H. District
APPROVED: ??? Commander U.S.N., Naval Secretary L.H. Board.
630 Duplicate To be retained by the Disbursing Officer
US Light-House Establishment
To William G Emery
(Appropriation for Salaries of Keepers of Light Houses. 1884)
Date When Bill Rendered. 1886 For services as laborer in lieu of Asst Keeper at Cape Foulweather Light Station from the 13th day of November to the 28th day of November 1886, inclusive, at $550 # per Annum ----------
Dollars Cts 23 91
I HEREBY CERTIFY that the above account is correct and just, and that the expenditure was necessary for the service of the Light-House Establishment.
U. Sebrer Inspector 13th Lighthouse District
Received, at Portland Oregon this 31st day of December, 1884 Signed Lieut U Sebrer, USN Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, the sum of Twenty - Three and 91/100 Dollars in full of the above account.
$23 91/100 (Signed in Duplicate.) William G Emery
N.B. - This receipt should by signed only by the person in whose favor the voucher is drawn, or by his authorized attorney; in the latter case, power of attorney must be furnished. When previously furnished, state with what voucher. [Ed. 6_16_'81__20,000.]
by Check No. 911, dated 31 Dec, 1886 011 1st Nat Bank, at Portland for 43 23/100
Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885
Sir, I have the honor to recommend that Cape Foulweather Light Station be furnished with a derrick, or other suitable means, for hoisting supplies from the beach on the south east side of the light house reservation to the top of the bluff, by which it is loaded. The beach which has been used for landing heavy supplies, since the station was established is a mile from the station, is shoal and rocky, and can be used only when the sea is smoothest. The beach on the reservation is
Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations for the fiscal year ended June 30th 1885 In this district there are – Light-houses, and Lighted beacons ------------------------------ 39 Day of Unlighted beacons ------------------------------------------14 Fog signals operated by steam ------------------------------------4 Fog signals struck by machinery -----------------------------------2 Whistling –buoys in position ----------------------------------------2 Other buoys in position ----------------------------------------------127 Buoys, Duplicate, and spare ----------------------------------------106 Steamer, “Shubrick” Buoy tender and for supplies and Inspection – 1 Light-Houses The numbers preceding the names of the stations correspond with the List of Light Houses
Vol 601Topographical survey and lens description 1883
Vol 439 Cook appt 1875
Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, E.C. Merriman L.H. Inspector 13th Dist.
Chairman Light House Board Washington DC
Sir, I respectfully request authority to purchase a cook stove for the use of the principal keeper at Cape Blanco Light Station, as the one he has is entirely worn out & has been in use since the light was established.
Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued
RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD
LETTERS RECEIVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853-DEC. 1900
Twelveth District Engineer, 1873-74, and Thirteenth Dis. Eng and Inspector, July 1873- Aug. 74
Vol. 348, parts C-D
Box 361 entry 24
Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon July 26, 1873 Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the Month of June, 1873. Yaqunia Bay LH Ogn. Examined land with reference to 20 acres being sufficient for LH purposes. Cape Foulweather Lt Station Ogn. Shipped missing parts of Lantern from San Francisco. Sodded yard where wind was tearing away soil. Made arrangements for re-whitewashing tower. Probable Operations in July. Rewhitewashed Tower. Begin the erection of the Lantern. Point Adams Lt Station, Ogn. In company with Capt. Spotts LH Inspector, selected LH Site. Carefully examined different roads from Steamer landing as Fort Stevens, to proposed LH Site, and made rough plan & estimate for Road over the best route. Advertised for Proposals for Fog Signal Boilers for this station and New Dungeness LH Station, W.T. Cape Flattery Lt. Ho. W.T. Took men and materials to this station and area by completed carpenter work on Tank for Water. Commenced caulking tank. Probable Operations for July. Complete Tank and fill with water from cistern. Repair fog signal and put into operation. Stay rotten joists in Lt. House Very respectfully, Henry M Roberts Chairman Light-H0use Board. Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Washingotn DC Thirteenth District
SIR: I enclose herewith for the information of Board, copy of a letter of the Hon J.H. Mitchell State Senator from Oregon, calling attention to the disposition on the part of the Light House Board to abolish the light at Yaquina Bay, Oregon. A copy of the letter of the Hon Ben Simpson on the same subject, transmitted with that of the Hon Mr. Mitchell is also enclosed. In this connection I have the honor to report that accompanied by the Commodore Spotts, Inspector of Lights, I left this city December 4th hesitant, for the purpose of visiting Yaquina Bay with the view of reporting upon the expediency of discontinuing the light at that station, but arriving to the unprecedented snow storm was unable to proceed beyond Albany. Very respectfully, ??? Lighthouse Engineer
Chairman Lighthouse Board Washington City, DC
further up the Coast. The latter is a most prominent head-land, and the Lens is one of the First Order; that of the Yaquina Bay Light is only of the Fifth Order. No suggestions are recommended as to what distribution should be made of the Dwelling and Reservation. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, JH Spotts Commander USW Inspector 12th & 13th Districts ??????? Engineer 13th LH District The Chairman LH Board Washington, DC
Board June 10, 1874 referred to Committee on Lighting. Sent Committee June 11/74 Reported on June 17/74
I have the honor to report my return to this office from Yaquina Bay after continuing with your instruction of November 12th 1873. The joint report on the subject of the Engineer and myself have been forwarded to the Board from Portland Oregon. Upon examination at Cape Foulweather we found that it would be impossible to be build a tramway that would not be washed away every winter, and every summer it is a bad landing and could only be used in very smooth weather, it will
therefore be necessary to land the supplies at Yaquina Bay to guard against any unnecessary risks, I have examined the channel and directed the Light-Keeper at that station to place range poles on certain points on shore to mark the channel in crossing the bar, hereafter I think the Tender will be able to enter that place without any difficulty where she can land supplies and replace the necessary buoys. Very Respectfully, Your obedient Servant JH Spotts Com. USW Inspector
Vol 1063 1894 repairs
YH LH location and building Vol. 311
Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, July 22 ???? (1871)
Rear Admiral W.B. Shubrick
Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.
The following is my annual report of Light House Operations to July 1, 1871.
This district embraces all aids to navigation on the Pacific Coast of the United States north of the boundary between California & Oregon (crossed out "42nd parallel of latitude).
Inspector - Commodore Alfred Taylor, USN
Engineer to March 31, 1871. Major L.S. Williamson Corps of Engineers.
Major Henry M. Robert Corps of Engineers U.S.A. present Engineer
Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon October 26, 1871 (partially obliterated)
Rear Admiral W.B. Shubrick Chairman Light House Board Washington, D.C.
I have the honor to state, that among the stores received at Yaquina Light House Chimnies for Lamp cannot be found. This will cause some delay in lighting the lamp which is otherwise all ready.
I have written to Commodore Taylor L.H. Inspector to please at once forward the chimnies. The day the chiminies are rec'd at Yaquina the Lamp will be lighted.
Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District
Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon November 1, 1871 (writing obliterated)
Rear Admiral W.B. Shubrick, Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.
I have the honor to submit the following Report of Light House Operations for the month of October, 1871.
Yaquina Light House, Oregon All the work completed, including erection of Lantern and Lens and painting of Lantern.
Machinist traveled for Portland to Newport & back on his arrival the L.H, Overseer had succeeded in putting up the Lantern & Lens, so that his services were not needed.
Light House has been turned over to the L.H. Keeper. As no chimneys have been sent, I made application to the L.H. Inspector at San Francisco, and as soon as they are received, the lamp will be lighted.
Cape Foulweather Light Station, Oregon Completed Overseer's House, Tool House, Bridge(on road to Newport), Tramway, Road to Tramway, Road to Sand- ??? and Grading at L.H. Site.
Enclosed Mess-house and Men's quarters.
Royal Bensell letters 1877 Vol. 439
1898 Keeper Harry Littlefield Vol. 1245
The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.
I have to state that the Keeper informed me at the time of my inspection of that Station that Littlefield was physically unable to perform his duties. Littlefield told me that the Keeper's statement was true, that he found it difficult to perform his duties, and that he wished to resign.
His resignation was forwarded to the Board on the 18 August, '98, the acceptance of which I recommended.
Commander, U. S. N., Light-house Inspector.