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Box 258 Ewad 1902, Booth 1903

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June 9 - 03

TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, 3 June, 1903.

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Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. E. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 22 May, '03, asking the appointment of Mr. Fred J. Booth as Laborer in the Light-House Service, to care for the Yaquina Bar Range, Government Wharf, and Middle Ground Beacons Lights, Yaquina Bay, Oreg., with pay at the rate of $40. a month from 1 may, '03, in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Rule 3 Section A, the Board states that it infers that you mean Civil Service Rule III. Section 8(a), which is now, under the Revised Civil Service Rules, Rule II. Section 3. The rate of pay which you recommend, $40. a month, is in excess of the rate allowed for Laborers appointed without examination, the limit being $300. a year.

The Board requests you to make further explanation in regard to the nomination of Mr. Booth and also requests you to state how these beacon lights have been cared for up to the present time, as the records of this office do not show that any Laborers have been authorized to care for them.

Respectfully,

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary.

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June 30, 03

TREASURY DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. Washington, June 23, 1903.

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Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 9 June, '03, relative to the appointment of Mr. Fred J. Booth as Laborer to care for Yaguina Bar Range, Government Wharf and Middle Ground Beacon Lights, Yaquina Bay, Oreg., and referring to the Board's letter of 13 May, '03, in regard to the localities in which post lights are to be maintained under the appropriation for Lighting of Rivers, the Board states that Yaquina Bay, in which these light are situated, does not come within the localities named in the appropriation for Lighting of Rivers. These lights are therefore beacon lights, as you designate them in the first paragraph of your letter, and not post lights, and the Laborer in charge of them should never have been paid from Lighting of Rivers. Instructions in regard to the payment of the Laborer, and the reasons therefor, to the end of the present quarter, have been given in a letter dated 18 June, '03. Your attention is also invited to a telegram, dated 23 Oct. '94, sent to your office, in regard to these lights.

The Board has to-day asked the Department to authorize a Laborer to care for the lights above-named, to date from

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Box 255 CF to YH 1896, YB 1894 1895

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(All communications should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., August 17, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

The Board approves the recommendations made in your letter of 9 Aug., '95, and authorizes you to establish a fixed white tubular lantern light on the North Jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg., and to increase the height of Middle Ground Beacon Light in the bay, the two lights to then form a range for crossing Yaquina Bar, and to avoid the recently discovered Mid Channel Rock.

The Board will issue a Notice to Mariners giving the date of the proposed changes as August 31, 1895.

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

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(All communications should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., August 17, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

The Board approves the recommendations made in your letter of 9 Aug., '95, and authorizes you to establish a fixed white tubular lantern light on the North Jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg., and to increase the height of Middle Ground Beacon Light in the bay, the two lights to then form a range for crossing Yaquina Bar, and to avoid the recently discovered Mid Channel Rock.

The Board will issue a Notice to Mariners giving the date of the proposed changes as August 31, 1895.

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

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(All communications should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, August 20, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Inclosed is transmitted a copy of Notice to Mariners NO. 126 of 1895, giving notice that, on or about August 31, 1895, a fixed white tubular-lantern light will be established on the north jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon, and that the height of the Middle Ground beacon light will be increased to 32 1/4 feet above the water.

The Board requests you to see that the provisions of the notice are carried into effect, reporting the date of so doing to this office.

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

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Box 245 1893 to 95 YB lights CF repairs

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Treasury Department Office of the Lighthouse Guard Washington, January 14, 1895

Major James C Post, U. S. A., Engineer 12th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon

Sir: Referring to the joint report of the Inspector and Engineer of the Thirteenth Light-House District, dated 13 Dec. '94, the Board informs you that, as its session of 7 Jan'y '95, it was ordered that beacon lights be established in Yaquina Bay, Oregon, as follows:

Two white range beacon as guides to cross in over the bar; the front light to be placed on a two pile beacon on the sand flats opposite the town of Newport, and the rear light to be erected at McLean's Point.

A white beacon light to be placed on a one pile beacon on the Middle Ground near spar buoy No. 4, as an aid in the narrow and sharp turn of the channel.

A red beacon light to be placed on the Government wharf at Newport.

The Board requests you to take the proper measures to carry the above order into effect, and to pay the costs thereof

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Treasury Department, ESH Office of the Light-House Board, 1 inclosure. Washington, August 20, 1895.

Major James C. Post, U.S.A., Engineer 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir: Inclosed is transmitted, for your information, a copy of Notice to Mariners No. 126 of 1895, Giving notice that, on or about August 24, 1895, a fixed white tubular-lantern light will be established on the north jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon, and that the height of the Middle Ground beacon light will be increased to 32 1/2 feet above the water. Respectfully, John ??? Captain, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer Secretary.

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