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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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Portland, Oregon August 19th, 1872 (Stamped) H.M. ROBERT, US Engineers. AUG 19 1872 Maj. Henry M. Roberts L.H. Engr. 13th L.H. Dist. Sir: In consequence of the unavoidable delays which have attended the construction of the Keepers Dwelling at Cape Foulweather Light House Station, I am obliged to ask for a further extension of sixty days time in which to complete the work.

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Owing to the stranding of the schooner Elnorah at Yaquina Bay, the vessel I had engaged to transport my materials from San Francisco, and the inability of her owners to procure another vessel, I was compelled to make different arrangements for the transportation of my materials,

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It was the principal cause of the delay mentioned. It will not require sixty days actual working time to complete the building, but in consequence of the dense fogs prevalent at Cape Foulweather at this season of the year, there will be time lost in waiting for the plastering to dry; therefore it will require at least sixty days to complete the work. The work is being prosecuted vigorously, and every effort is being made to complete the building as soon as possible.

Very respectfully, Chas L. Brown

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Correspondence of LH board 1901-1910

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[top left]DForm 149No. 1053One inclosure

[top center]AUTHORITY FOR EXIGENCY PURCHASE----------------------------------------------Department of Commerce and LaborLIGHT-HOUSE BOARDWashington [8?] June, 1906.

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The Engineer Thirteenth L. H. DistrictPortland, Oreg.

Sir: In accordance with the terms of your letter of 1, June, 1906, the Board approves the open purchase of the articles named below. Advertisement and formal contract will be dispensed with, as provided by Sec. [S?]709, Revised Statues, the case being one where immediate delivery or performance is required by the public exigency.Respectfully, [signed][D Northwood?][/signed]Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.,Engineer, Secretary.[table]--------------------------------------------------[form version?]11-961[/form version]

ARTICLES: Shingles for use at

APPLICATION: Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oreg.

ESTIMATED COST: $93.50

Our original proposal returned herewith.

NO. OR QUANTITY: @----------------------------------------------------[/table]

To be paid for from funds: Heretofore allotted.

Appropriation for: Repairs &c., of Light-Houses, 1906.

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DDepartment of Commerce and LaborLIGHT-HOUSE BOARDWashington 31 May, 1907.

File No. 1053

The Engineer Thirteenth L.H. District Portland, Oreg.

SIr: - As recommended in your letter of 25 May, 1907, the Board authorizes you to make the repairs at the Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oreg., at an estimated cost of $480.00, the work to be done under your direction, by persons in your employ and by the purchase of the necessary materials in accordance with existing regulations.

The above-named work is to be paid for from funds herto-fore allotted your from the appropriation, Repairs &c.,, of LIght-Houses, 1907.

Respectfully,[illegible signature]Lt. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.,Engineer Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor D LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington 12 September, 1907

File No. 1063,

The Engineer Thirteenth L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: -

As recommended in your letter of 4 September, 1907, the Board authorizes you to make repairs to railing at the Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oreg., at an estimated cost of $225.00, the work to be done under your direction, by persons in your employ, and by the purchase of the necessary materials in accordance with existing regulations.

The above-named work is to be paid for from funds hereto-fore allotted you from the appropriation, Repairs &c., of Light-Houses, 1908.

Respectfully, [illegible signature] Lt. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer Secretary.

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1895 Keeper logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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February 1: Light S. East to N. West wind these 24 hours with light fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea is smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail to see if he could get a letter from his wife - 2nd asst also painted his kitchen floor - Keeper went to Newport on important business and after supplies - Left the station at 9:45 A.M.

2: Light variable winds with fair dry and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing today. Keeper returned to the station at 11:45 - 2nd asst went to Newport to see if he could hear from his family - Left the station at 11:45 P.M. [illegible text on left margin]

3: Light North to N.W. wind clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed in over Yaquina bar at 7:15 A.M. today having come from the South - The barometer 30.20 today - 2nd asst James B. Herman returned to the station at 10:45 A.M.

4: Light North wind fair and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst. painted a small spot in hall in his quarters - 1st asst. went fishing - Lieut Blish and Insqpector inspection station at 2:30 P.M. and left for Newport at 3:15 P.M.

5: Light S.E. to North wind these 24 hours cloudy but dry and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after mail. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed??? out of Yaquina bar at 5:30 P.M. and steamed north.

6: Light North wind dry clear and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst also went to Newport on business.

7: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. 2nd asst cleaning up his Quarters a little - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper digging clams today. Barometer 30.04 today.

8: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze to N. to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours - clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing. Had three visitors - Steamer Alcatraz sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina - 2nd asst went to Newport expecting his son from Umpqua - Left the station at 4:30 A.M.

9: Light North to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with clear fine ??? weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Bandorville arrived and crossed in over Yaquina bar at 1 P.M. - The barometer down to 29.72 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst returned from Newport at 11:45 A.M. where he has been to meet his son.

10: Fresh to strong breeze East dry and cool these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.80 today - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail and get some supplies.

11: Fresh and strong breeze to a gale East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours sleet - Last part of 24 hours damp. Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50. Keeper repairing door on Chicken-House.

12: Strong breeze to a gale East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. East with some showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - steam Bandorville sailed for Portland - Homer for Sanfrancisco - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

13: Moderate breeze to ligth East wind these 24 hours little damp and warmer - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went over in the woods east of station after fish poles - Also putting sod around Keeper Dwelling.

14: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over to Newport after his Uniform - The barometer 29.95 at 4 P.M. and going down.

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