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Vol 705 New Barn 1886

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RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECEIVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853- DEC. 1900

Thirteenth District Engineer, July 1886- June 1887

Vol. 705

Box 395 entry 24

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Vol 704 WG Emery Laborer Payment

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RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECEIVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853- DEC. 1900

Thirteenth District Inspector, July 1886- June 1887

Vol. 704

Box 394 entry 24

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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

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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.

[Ed. 1-15-'83--20,000]

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630 Duplicate To be retained by the Disbursing Officer

Form 6

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

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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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RG 26 - RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service LETTERS RECIEVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853 - DEC. 1900

Thirteenth District Inspector, July 1884 - June 1885 Vol. 631

Box 387 Entry 24

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Vol 601Topographical survey and lens description 1883

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RG 26 - Records of the US Coast Guard

Lighthouse Service

Letters received from district engineers and inspectors, Feb. 1853 - Dec. 1900

Thirteenth District inspector an Engineer, July 1883 - June 1884

Vol. 601

Box 384 entry 24

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Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued

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RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

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

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Vol 1063 1894 repairs

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RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECIEVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853- DEC. 1900

Thirteenth District Engineer, July 1894- June 1895

Vol. 1063

Box 409 entry 24

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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECEIVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, Feb. 1853-Dec. 1900

Twelveth and Thirteenth District Engineer and Inspector, July 1871- May 1872

Vol. 311, parts A-B Box 358, entry 24

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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.

Sir:

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

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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.

Sir:

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

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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.

Sir:

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.

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Royal Bensell letters 1877 Vol. 439

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RG 26- RECORDS OF THE U.S COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECEIVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853- DEC. 1900

Thirteenth District Engineer and Inspector, July 1877- June 1878

vol. 439

Box 375

entry 24

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1875 Gambel letters YB Vol. 389

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RG 26 - RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECIEVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853-DEC. 1900

Thirteenth District Engineer, July 2, 1875-June 30, 1876

?? Vol. 389, part A

Box 373 entry 24

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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RG 26 RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECIEVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853 – DEC. 1900

Twelveth and Thirteenth District Inspector, July – Dec. 1872

Vol. 336 – part A-C

Box 359 entry 24

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Officice of Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon April 14 1873

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, DC

Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of March 1873.

Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Completed painting of Iron Work of Tower. Graded outside of enclosure on west side of tower.

Probable Operations for April Complete work, if missing parts of Lantern are received.

Point Adams, Ogn. Inspected, in company with Capt Spotts, LH Inspector, with reference to location of Light House & Fog Signal.

Cape Hancock Lt Station, W.T. Completed painting. Put up eave-troughs & pipes. Repaired chimney. Inspected Oil House as completed - Examined, with Capt. Spotts, Keeper & Assistants.

Cape Flattery Lt. Station, W.T. Put Fog Signal into complete repair. Inspected Fog Signal, & examined Keeper & Assistants, with Capt. Spotts.

Probable Operations for April. Make estimate & plans to submit to Lt. Ho. Board for tank for temporary ??? & water fog Signal.

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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875

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Mar 8 2

Mail

2 Receipts of New Keeper at Yaquina LH, for your files.

George H. Elliot Com A. Taylor LH Inspector San Francisco

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Mar. 8 2

12th ???; enclosing Oath & Receipts of New LH Keeper at Yaquina LH, is received, & the receipts are sent to the LH Inspector, 12th & 13th Districts, for his office file, where you will please transmit them in every case hereafter. (this line underlined)

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

A. Henman Eg. Supt. Lights Astoria

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Box 254 YB 1890, YH 1893, Isaac L. Smith & Edward Rice 1891

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RG 26 RECORDS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Series

LETTERS SENT TO DISTRICT INSPECTORS AND ENGINEERS, 1853-1910

Press Copies District 13 Insp. (Duplicate) Jan. 1, 1887-Dec. 31, 1889 Jan. 1, 1890-June 30, 1893 V. 479 Box 254 NC-31 Entry 23

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All communications should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD" Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board.

B. Enclosures: One. Subject: Yaquina Bay Whistling Buoy. July 14, 1893 Bearings.

Comdr. O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Light-House District,

Portland, Oregon.

Sir: Referring to forms 87 for Yaquina Bay Outside Bar Whistling Buoy, seacoast of Oregon, transmitted with your letter of 3 July '93, it is found in plotting the position of the buoy on Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 6057 by the sextant angles, using them in two sets, that the two positions are almost identical, while the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and on Yaquina Old Tower of the four bearings given, do not cut the position by angles. The sextant angles and the chart seem to indicate that the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and Yaquina Old Tower should be, respectively, approximately N. and N.E. 1/8 N.

The Board requests you to revise and return From 87 inclosed.

Respectfully, R.D. Evans Commander, U.S.N. , Naval Secretary.

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(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD") Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, M.M.B. Washington, 9 Oct. '93 Inclosures..... One Subject: Yaquina Bay, Oreg. Additional Lights.

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L. H. Districts, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Enclosed is sent you a copy of a letter from Hon. Binger Hermann, M.C., dated 3 Oct. '93, relating to the necessity for stake lights at the entrance to, and on Yaquina Bay, Oreg.

The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation as to the necessity for the lights in question. The Engineer has been requested to make an estimate of the cost of these lights, if any are recommended, which should be embodied in the joint report.

Respectfully, signature ??? Captain of Engineers, U.S.A, Engineer Secretary.

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5 March, 1890

Lieut. Comdr. W. W. Rhoades, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 2 Jan'y '90, relating to Senate bill No. 459, making an appropriation for the purchase of a site and the construction of a light-house on the headlands near Newport in Yaquina Bay, Oregon, you are informed that the Board considered the matter at its session of 3 March, and finds itself unable to recommend the passage of the bill in question.

Respectfully,

James F. Gregory

Major of Engineers, U.S.A. ,

Engineer Secretary.

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[pencil notation at top] P. 290

[typed] M.M.B.

[pencil notation] Aok. Mch. 14/90

Letterhead: Treasury Department OFFICE OF THE LIGHT HOUSE BOARD Washington, [typed date inserted] 8 March, 1890.

Lieut. Comdr. W.W. Rhoades, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: [ink mark, possibly initial???]

Referring to the joint report of yourself and the Engineer of the 13th Light-House District dated 29 Jan'y '90, the Board at its session of 3 March '90, ordered that measures be taken to obtain an appropriation for the establishment of harbor lights in Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Respectfully,

[unintelligible signature] Major of Engineers, U.S.A.,

Engineer Secretary.

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P. 370

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4 September, 1891

Cape Foulweather, Oreg.

Lieut.-Commander William W. Rhoades, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House Dist., Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

The Board had received from the Collector of Customs of Portland, Oregon, the nomination of Isaac L. Smith, to be Acting Second Assistant Keeper, at Cape Foulweather, Oregon, in the place of Mr. Edward Rice, resigned. Information is desired as to whether or not this nomination was submitted in response to a request from you. If it was, please forward to the Board the resignation of Mr. Rice, which has not yet reached this Office. Respectfully, [unintelligible signature] Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Box 253 YB 1887 1888

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RG 26 RECORDS OF UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Series

LETTERS SENT TO DISTRICT INSPECTORS AND ENGINEERS, 1853-1910

Press Copies District 13 //Engineer// (striked out) Insp July 1, 1887- Dec. 31, 1889 Box 253 NC-31 Entry 23

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Box 251 YB YH reprimand stove 1874 to 1875

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RG 26

RECORDS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Series

LETTERS SENT TO DISTRICT INSPECTORS AND ENGINEERS, 1853-1910

Press Copies District 13 Engineer Jan. 1, 1887-Dec. 31, 1889 Jan. 1, 1890-June 30 1893 v. 479 Box 244 NC-31 Entry 23

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Box 247 1899 to 1900 JA land 4000 app 1866 reserved

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RG 26 RECORDS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD Lighthouse Series LETTERS SENT TO DISTRICT INSPECTORS AND ENGINEERS, 1853-1910

Press Copies District 13 Engineer Jan. 1, 1899-Dec. 31, 1900 V.729 Jan. 1, 1901-Dec. 31, 1901 V.775 Box 247 NC-31 Entry 23

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Box 245 1893 to 95 YB lights CF repairs

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RG 26 RECORDS OF THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD

Lighthouse series

LETERS SENT TO DISTRICT INSPECTORS AND ENGINEERS, 1853 - 1910

Press Copies District 13 Engineer July 1, 1893 - June 30, 1895 V.528 July 1, 1895 - Dec. 31, 1896 V.572 Box 245 NC-31 Enrty 23

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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1873 abstract of the bids so obtained will be sent to the Board with your recommendation for awards. Before the boiler are accepted they must be tested by the United States Inspector of Boilers for your (U. S.) District, and his certificate as to their strength, Vc., must be obtained before payment is made on the contract. The whistles, machinery Vc, have been ordered to be sent to you by the Engineer of the First District.

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Apr. 7 Cape Foulweather Lantern freight From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Referring to your communication of the fourteenth instant relative to the bill for freight on the sixteen (16) cases and sixteen (16) pieces castings of Foulweather Lantern, you are requested to pay the amount as stated in your letter, viz: four hundred and seventeen dollars and twenty nine cents (417. 29/100) It is presumed no damages can be obtained.

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Apr. 7 Cape Foulweather Lantern freight From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Herewith please find invoice of duplicates of the parts of Cape Foulweather lantern, which were thrown overboard at sea. Major Michler, Engineer of the Twelfth District has been directed to make such dispositions of the packages as you may request; the freight therefor to be paid by you from the appropriation for Cape Foulweather Light House

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