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Vol 575 1882 and 1883 repairs

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seed for a pasture. 521. Cape Foulweather Light Sta, Ore. The keeper reported that during Aug. the fence that was blown down and broken, has been rebuilt and repaired. 522. Tillamook Rock Light Sta. Ore. The valve stem for governor of fog-signal engine, ordered last month from the manufacturers, was received and forwarded to the station by the “Shubrick”. 528. Cape Flattery Light sta. W.A. The tower has been painted inside and outside by the keepers and painting of the dwelling completed. Point Robinson Fog Signal Sta. A tracing of the land survey of the Point and a copy of the notes was obtained. The Sups. Of Construction visited the Point selected the ground required, made a survey of it,

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540- Cape Flattery Lt. Sta. Some window sash in the light-house and dwelling were repainted and some rooms in the dwelling whitewashed. A machinist, from Seattle, W.A, has been engaged to go to the station and repair the fog-signal boiler and make other repairs that may be found necessary. 542- New Dungenness Lt. Sta. The packing of man-hole plate in boiler, the packing and valves of pumps were received. Very respectfully, Your obedient Servant Chas F. Lowell Captain of Engineers L.H. Engr. 13th Dist.

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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Probable Work in November Excavate for Tower. Finish Men's Quarters, Make Water Tanks and Sheds for Lime & Co. Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash. Ter. Continuation of Construction of Light Keeper's Dwelling

Probable Work in November Completion of L.K. Dwelling

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter. Shipped all materials from Portland Port Townsend,& thence reshipped in part to Cape Flattery, where boiler was floated ashore, & balance of cargo landed by means of Indians & canoes. At last advices a severe storm had prevented the sailing of the vessel with balance of material. Commenced digging cisturn.

Probable Work in November Such work will be done as the weather will permit.

New Dungenness Light Station, Wash. Ter. Chimney-tops were shipped from Portland

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash Ter.

Completed, finally inspected, & turned over to Light Keeper Light Keeper's Dwelling.

Probable work in January

Make drawings of plans & elevation of Light Keeper's Dwelling as completed.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter.

No work done

Probable Work in January

Resume work on excavation of Cistern and transportation of materials from Neah Bay, if the weather permits.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng're & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash Ter Made drawings of Light Keepers Dwelling, as completed. Commenced plans for new oil house.

Probable Work in February Complete plans, & make estimate for new oil house.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter. Made arrangements for immediately resuming work on excavation of cistern & transportation of stores if weather permits.

Probable work in February Excavation of cistern. Transportation of stores from Neah Bay if weather permits.

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 March 1, (1872)

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sir:

I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of February, 1872

Yaquina Light Station, Oregon. Completed drawing of finished light house. Made Estimate for improvements.

Cape Foulweather Light Station Oregon Removed a portion of the materials at Newport, so as to protect from salt water. Made drawing of reservation for surveyor

Probable Work in March Preparations for Spring work. Surveying L H Reservation.

Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash. Ter. Completed drawings of finished keeper's dwelling.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash Ter. Excavated cistern to the depth of 3 ft below former bottom.

Probable Work in March. Continue work on cistern. Transport materials if weather permits.

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Office of the Light House (Engineer) Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon, May 3rd, 1872

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C. Sir:

I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of April 1872.

Cape Foulweather Light Station Oregon, 1871-2. Inspected by L.H. Clerk. Delivered Rock, Gravel, sand. Laborers commenced work on Foundation. Probable Operations for May, Grading, Building foundation, Transportation of Materials. Inspection

Yaquina Bay Lighthouse Oregon. Inspected by LH Clerk.

Cape Flattery Light station, Wash Terry 1872 Continued work of previous month. no definite Reports. Preparations for sending LH Clerk with men and materials for completing the erection of Steam Fog Signal. Probable Operations for May, Building Cistern, wood and Engine houses, raising boiler to top of Island, transporting sand ect from main land to Tatoosh Island.

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 - text obliterated) Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, June 24th (1872)

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.

SIR:

I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of May: Cape Foulweather Lt. Station Oregon 1871-72 completed metal work for Light House + Inspection of the same. Commenced transportation by land of materials from Newport. Commenced work on foundation for tower. Probable Operations for June Transport materials from Portland, San Francisco, & Newport. Continue work on Tower Foundation.

Cape Hancock Lt. Station, Wash. Terty Furnished materials for painting Tower.

Cape Flattery Lt. Station, Wash. Terty. Sent Light House Clerk & men to complete the erection of Steam Fog Signal. Found excavation of cistern completed, & much time expended in transportation of materials from Neah Bay, with only half a dozen canoe loads actually delivered on the Island of materials landed at Neah Bay. Brought 20 Tons of Sand from main land, also the balance of lumber from Neah Bay and the "Warm House" at which point much of the lumber had been landed from a wrecked raft in April.

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Hoisted to the top of the Island & carried to S.H. Site the Brick and balance of materials. Graded around Cistern & for the Wood & Engine House. Completed House except inside work & painting. Emptied Cistern of water 10 or 12 times, the depth of water dipped out running from one to seven feet; & the constant streams of water interfering materially, with the progress of the work. Completed Brick work on cistern, except the floor. Erected Fog Signal apparatus & kept in operation nearly one week instructing the Light Keeper & one assistant in its management. Probable Operations for June Complete House, & paint it. Floor, Plastering, & Top of Cistern. Deliver 25 Tons of coal in Wood House, from Neah Bay. Make drawings of completed work. Inspect Light House. Probable General Work for JuneCareful Inspection of the following Light Stations, with reference to improvements & repairs; Cape Flattery, Ediz Hook, New Dungeness, Smith's Island, + Admiralty Head.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Henry M. Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r, Thirteenth District.

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Office, Light-House Engineer, 13th District, Portland, Oregon June 24th 1872.

Henry M. Robert, Maj. of Engr's and L. H. Eng'r, Thirteenth District

Report of Operations for May 1872

Ack. The ??? that neither form of notice to ??? should have been sent to the Board in advance of the sounding the signal at Cape Flattery in time

Answd July 10/72.

(continued on right panel) (line obscured) ??? to fix the exact date, the time of commencing the light in sounding signal may be notice of it in or about. The form in regard to Cape Felicity? will be forwarded at once, giving

(continued on left panel) ???

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that could be purchased with advantage as that point. (text obliterated) be bought elsewhere. There is ample work needed in This District (missing text) employ a Tender during the whole season of navigation, and The ??? of the country Traversed by the North Pacific Rail Road require that the improvements to the navigation of the North Pacific and Puget Sound should not be hindered by lack of such an important aid. An appropriation is recommended for a Steam Tender, thoroughly fitted for handling and carrying freight. (entire section above crossed out)

The following are the names of light stations in this district not mentioned ???. -

420 (405 - crossed out) Cape Blanco. - Sea Coast of Oregon. 421 (406 - crossed out) Cape Arago '' '' '' '' 424 (410 - crossed out) Shoulwater Bay. Territory of Washington 428 (414 - crossed out) Smith's (or Blunt's) Island Washington Sound

Fog Signals operated by steam or hot air Cape Flattery. - a (ten - crossed out) 12 inch steam fog whistle.

Day or unlighted Beacons There are none in the District

Depot There is no depot in this district

(Very respectfully Your obedient servant Henry M. Robert Maj. of Eng'rs and L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District - all crossed out)

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

Portland, Oregon, July 9, 1872

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR:

I have to submit the following Report of Operations for June: Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Oregon. Shipped metal work to San Francisco, as no vessel could be chartered from Portland to Foulweather except at exorbitant rates. Shipped stone work & miscellaneous freight from San Fran- to the Cape; also all the L.H. materials (per??? schooner) from Newport to the Cape. Completed grading about L.H. Site, and collection of sand. Continued work on Tower foundation. Transported all materials at top of Tramway to L.H. Site. Probable Operations for July. Transportation of materials from San Francisco. Continue work on Tower. Commence work on Light Keeper’s Dwelling. Cape Flattery Lt. Station, Wash. Ter. Completed & painted wood & engine house, & cistern. Delivered 25 tons coal from Neah Bay, in Wood House. Made drawings of completed work. Inspected Lt. Station. Left Fog Signal in charge of Keeper and one assistant, who did not wish further instruction in its management. Cistern has no water, and the Whistle can not be regularly blown (except for practice) early??? winter, without great expense. Will transmit at an early day, in-

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bringing materials to Foulweather ??? is ??? to secure transportation of the balance of freight to The Cape this season. ood??? work in Oil House to be completed. Iron work to be placed as far as the Brickwork can be finished. Complete walls of Tower, if materials can be freighted.

Cape Flattery Lt. Station, W.T. Probable Operations in October Purchase & ship Tools & c, and send Machinist to fit Engine for Salt Water.

Ediz Hook Lt Station W.T. Probable operations in October Transmit Estimates for Repairs. Prepare for some indispensable repairs.

New Dungenness Lt Station, W.T. Purchased materials and ??? on Spit. Prepared quarters for Men. Excavated for cistern & foundation for Wood house & c. Commenced hauling Materials to L.H. Site, including sand & water. Selected earth for garden; laid out all work for the season. Probable Operations for October - Complete Woodhouse & Store-room and Cellar. Complete woodwork inside of Lt House. Complete Picket Fence; Garden; Transportation of Water, Sand, & Rails & Cisterns. Commence laying Post-Rail Fence enclosing Pasture.

Very Respectfully, Your obedient servant, Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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THIRTEENTH DISTRICT PORTLAND, OREGON Dec 17 187???

???man Light House Board, Washington, D.C. Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of October 187??? Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Received 1 cargo of Materials. Hauled materials, including Sand Water to L.H. Site. Roof, Cornice & ceiling of Oil-House completed - Iron Work fitted & placed, to the top of 4th stairs. Tower walls completed to top of necking??? course. 2 Coats Cement Wash put on Tower Wall so??? - as completed. Commenced 1st coat of paint on Oil House. Probable Operations in November. Receive 1 cargo materials. Complete carpenter work & painting. Finish Tower walls. Get casting from Portland to replacea landing which does not fit. Cape Flattery Lt. Station, W.L. Sent machinist. who put the Fog Signal apparatus into complete order, fitted Boiler for use of salt water & instructed Keepers (none of whom has had experience in running a steam engine) in the use of salt & fresh water in boiler. Supplied station with Stove, Engine, Clock, & complete set of tools needed for Signal; delivered 10 cords of wood for Fog Signal.

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon March 5", 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir:

I herewith submit report of operations for the month of February:

Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Put 2 coats of paint on Watch-room, & lantern deck. Completed brickwork. Removed all scaffolding & e So Store-House. Cape Hancock Lt Station, W. L. Commenced Painting.

Probable Work for March. Finish painting. Strengthen Chimney leaks. Put eave troughs & pipes on Oil-House.

Inspected work at Cape Foulweather , Ediz hook, New Dungeness, & Admiralty-Head. Attended meeting of Board of Examiners for Light Keepers at Astoria.

Sent Lampist & Machinist to Cape Flattery Lt Station to put fog Signal into repair.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L. H. Eng'r, Thirteenth District

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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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Office L.H. Engineer, 13" Dist. Portland, Ogn. June 14", 1873

Chairman Light-House Board Washington, D. C.

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

Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Work delayed by non-arrival of the missing parts of the Lantern. Overseer in charge of property. Probable Operations for June. Work on Lantern if missing parts are received. Point Adams Ogn and New Dungenness, W. T. Lt Stations. Made Plans & Specifications for Boilers for Steam Fog Signals. Probable Operations for June: Locate Pt Adams Light Station & secure land for the same. Advertise for Bids for Boilers. Cape Flattery Lt Station W.T. Completed plans for Water Tank Probable Operations for June. Build Water Tank and secure from falling decayed joists by under-pinning

Very Respectfully Henry M Robert Maj Engrs. LH Engr. 13" Dist.

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-asked for, to construct a 3rd Order Light House & Steam Fog Light House recommended in the joint report of April 30 1873. From all the information I have been able to get I do not think the erection of a Lt House at the mouth of Umpqua River, Ogn required by the present & prospective trade of that river There should doubtless be a sea-coast light between Cape Foulweather, Ogn and Pt Adams, Ogn, probably at Tillamook Head or False Tillamook: also one or more sea-coast lights, between Shoalwater Bay WT & Cape Flattery, WT: and I would recommend that authority & ??? be given for an examination of the above points as a basis for future estimates. Repairs have also been made during they year at Cape Flattery, Ediz Hook & Admiralty Head Lt Stations. Stations not else where mentioned are 443 Cape Blanco. 444 Cape Arago. 445 Yaquina Bay.

Very Respectfully Henry M Robert Maj Engrs LH Engr 13" Dist.

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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(con)taining the 1st order lens, F. 240°, Cape Blanco 935,971: with lamps supplies, &c for Cape Foulweather Light House.

Apr. 18. From Engineer secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: In reply to your letter of the 2nd instant, I have to inform you that monthly reports of operations should be forwarded to the Board as soon after the close of the month as possible, so as to embody the month's actual operations.

Apr. 22. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: The U.S. Treasurer informs this office that your deposits with the Sub Treasury at San Francisco and with the 1st Nat'l Bank, Portland, Oregon, are not divided into Light House funds and Engineer funds.

It is important that this division be made at the bank and you will please attend to it that it be done as soon as practicable, and hereafter you will keep the accounts at the bank separate.

May 18 From Naval secretary C. S. Boggs. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Referring to your letter of the 2nd

(On the side bar) Cape Flattery L.H.

Referring to your letter of the 2nd

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Box 252 List of supplies 1885, YB, YH Emery Pay 1887

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Cape Disappointment Light Station, Wash. 2 Barrels Lime 5 Pounds Rice 2 Fire backs for cooking stove 1 Scythe.

Point Adams Light Station, Oreg. 1 Barrel Lime.

Shoalwater Bay Light Station, Wash. 2 Barrels Lime.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. 1 No. 8 Buck's Cooking stove, with fixtures complete. 1 Fire back for cooking stove 1 Grate " " " 1 Firmer chisel 1 1/2 inch. 1 " " 9/8 " 1 Barrel Lime

Ediz Hook Light Station, Wash. 3 Barrels Lime.

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