1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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expense -- On this coast where the travel is so difficult and expensive, there??? will be great difficulty in collecting any number of the assistants, unless their travelling expenses are paid. Very Respectfully Your Obt. Serv. J.H. Spotts Capt. U.S.N. Inspector

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Box 251 YB YH reprimand stove 1874 to 1875

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the tender for the purpose. It may be better to contract with private parties to put??? the buoys in place and to keep them in order.

Very respectfully, ??? Naval Secretary.

Comm. J. H. Spotts

Inspector, 12th & 13th L.H. Dists. San Francisco, Cal.

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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1873 Apl. 9.

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

Sir: There is required the sum of $803.58 to pay for duplicate parts of the Cape Foulweather lantern. If that amount can be spared from the appropriation, you will please deposit it at once and forward certificate of deposit to this office.

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

Sir: In reply to your letter of the 9th instant, recommending that beacons be placed on Sand Island, and on "the rock" by the wreck of the ship "Silvie de Grace" at the mouth of the Columbia River, you are informed that no funds can be expended this year for either purpose, but you are requested to present the matter in your annual estimates.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. TO Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Referring to your letter of the seventh instant relative to the location of a Light House and steam fog signal at the mouth of Columbia River, I have to state that the views of yourself and Captain J. H. Spotts, U.S.A. Inspector, on this matter are approved, and that the exact site will not be fixed until you and he can visit the locality in person and select it with a view to its permanency on account of the encroachments of the sea, and the lateral range of the light. The Light House will be of a class called

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1873-75 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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1874 April 1 Joe C Mann and John Jessup left the Station as assistants

1874 April 8 James A Cook assumed the duties as 1st assistant

1874 May 1 James H Blain assumed the duties as 2nd assistant

1874 May 17 Com J. H Spotts U.S.N Gen Light House Inspection, Gen N. Michler Light House Engineer, Mr H. S. Wheeler Superintendant of construction, Inspected this Station

1874 July 24 US Steamer Shubrick arrived here with Com J. H. Spotts Light House Inspector, Capt Davis of the Light House board at Washington, Mr. Winship Lampist and D W Lowell Suply Clerk, inspected the Station and left supplies

1874 December 21 Mr. F. S. Crosby, Keeper Cape Foulweather Light Station. Sir after January 1 1875 you will please send all communications to Lieut-Commander Lewis Kempff U.S.N Inspector 13th Light House District at Astoria Oregon Very Respectfully J H Spotts U.S.N Com U.S.N Inspector A.D. 1875

1875 April 20 U.S. Steamer Shubrick arrived here with Commander Lewis Kempff U.S.N. Light House Inspector, Mr Winship Lampist and Mr H. S. Wheeler Supt of construction, Inspected the Station. Steamer sailed 5 O'c P.M.

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