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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Inspector, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

9 August, 1904.

The Light-House Board, Washington.

Sirs. I enclose a letter from Mr. Frank M. Plummer, Keeper of the Yaquina Light Station in which he complains that two Keepers are overworked, especially during the season when visitors are numerous. He does not appear to understand that there has been no recommedations made for the appointment of a Second Assistant Keeper to fill the existing vacancy. I respectfully submit this statement for the consideration of the Board as directed by the Board's letter of 9 July, 1904, File No. 1216. I propose to allow him to exclude visitors on Wednesdays and Saturdays only until a Second Assistant Keeper is appointed.

Very respectfully, C. G. Calkins Commander, U.S.N., Light-House Inspector.

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Yaquina Head Light-Station Newport Oregon Aug 6th 1904.

Commander C. G. Calkins Inspector 13th Light-House District

Sir Enclosed find check for signature. I did not receive any Coal-Lime-Blanks and Stationary or receipts for delivery of Supplies from Tender Heather. I have to inform you that two men can't do the duties here properly and admit Visitors to Tower six days in week-We don't have rest enough We only have five hours sleep each out of twenty four-Until the arrival of the 2nd Asst. I should like to have authority from you to admit Visitors to Tower on Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday of each week leaving the other four days to do some of the duties and painting and get more rest and sleep and not be interupted by Visitors

Very respectfully Frank M Plummer Keeper

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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

8: smooth - General duties for the day- Sea makeing up a little at 3 P.M.

9: Fresh breeze East dry and cool there 24 hour - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after Mr. I. L. Smith but though it not prudent to come back as yet.

10: Light East wind clear find and cool weather during the 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day.

11: Light East wind clear find and cool during the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed by for San Francisco - 1st asst went to Newport today.

12: Fresh breeze to a gale to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day -Keeper went to Newport after Mr I.L. Smith. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 5 P.M. His cold is much better and it is better that he should not go on watch for a few days yet. The barometer is going down a little.

13: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - light S. East wind - Sea smooth- General duties for day - Barometer going down.

14: Light S. East to East wind with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate breeze. East to South little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working in shop today.

15: Light to moderate and fresh breeze to a light gale these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper working in shop today.

16: Fresh breeze south to light S.East wind these 24 hours cloudy but dry weather during the 24 hour. Sea rough. Barometer going down- General duties for day. Keeper working in the shop today.

17: Fresh to moderate Breeze South these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours coudy but dry- Sea rough. General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

18: Fresh to moderate breeze south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain. last part of 24 hours coudy but dry. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Str. Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 10 A.M. yesterday to rought to enter and ??? out. Keeper Frank M. Plummer arrived at the station at 1:30 P.M. today.

19: Light variable winds with thick fog showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light N.W. wind fair weather sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper Sweepting out the shop. Two rough for the Willamette to enter Yaquina Bay.

20: Light variable winds & calm fair and clear fair & warm weather during the 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Steamer Willamett Valley crossed the bar this morning - Keeper cleaning illumunating apparatus.

21: Fresh breeze to moderate and lgiht East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper makeing a chimney box for tower - 1st asst went to Newport.

22: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours dry and clear sea smooth - General duties doe the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today - Keeper working in shop today.

23: Light South wind & calm these 24 hours damp during 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 1. P. M.

24: Light and moderate breeze South with rain showers during the 24 hours - General duties

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

24 For the day the barometer is going up Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M.

25 Light to moderate breeze South with fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.

26 Moderate to fresh breeze south to N. West these 24 hours with rain and hail. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr I.L. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. showery first part of 24 hours. last part light N.W. wind & calm with rain. Sea Quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport

28 Light to moderate wind N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst & Mr. Smith went up north beach.

29 Light N.W. to S.East wind to N.W. these 24 hours with fog showers during the 24 hours Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today.

30 Light to moderate N.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to newport today.

31 Light N.W. to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. General duties for the day.

February 1 Light to moderate breeze South to North-West these 24 hours little showery first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours clearing weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper took mail to Newport.

2 Light to moderate breeze East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper scrubbing out oil and office floors. Also changing the burner in Lenses.

3 Light to moderate & fresh breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden. Mr. Smith and Keeper went fishing.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. Dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours showery. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

5 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South with rain shower during the 24 hour. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st asst & Mr. Smith killed a pig today. Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. Mr. I L Smith went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 3 P.M.

6 Fresh and strong breeze S. to South West & West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith returned to the Station at 3 P.M.

7 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after the mail.

8 Light east wind these 24 hours with clean fair but cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

April 1891

10 part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea rough. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

11 Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing up North beach.

12 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down slowly - Light House Tender Manzanita arrived sometime during the morning and crossed the bar at 2:30 P.M.

13 Light E. to S. E. wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith and 1st asst went fishing today - Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

15 Light East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

16 Moderate breeze south to light variable wind & calm first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze N.W. cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today - L.H. Tender Manzanita crossed Yaquina bar bound for Astoria this morning.

17 Fresh breeze N. West with frequent fog showers during these 24 hours - Sea little rough - 1st asst went to Newport and working in garden - Keeper making out requisition for the annual supplies for station the next year.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers cleaning out chicken house and making out requisition for supplies.

19 Light to moderate breeze N.W. to S.E. and South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went trout fishing - Had three visitors today.

20 Light S.E. to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

21 Light variable winds cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to a gale S.E. to South cloudy and little damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Smith went to Newport on important business left station at 8 A.M.

22 Gale to strong & fresh breeze south with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer going up a little. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 4 P.M.

23 Moderate breeze S. to S. East and S. West these 24 hours with some showery weather. General duties for the day. Sea very rough. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived but to rough to cross bar.

24 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S. East and S. West with rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The bar to rough for steamer to cross Today. Mr. I. L. Smith went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 8 A.M.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

October 1891

5: four hours fresh Northwest breeze light fog. Sea rough. General duties. 1st asst went to Newport & returned to station 3 P.M.

6: Fresh Northwest breeze with light fog for the first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours fresh Northwest breeze with thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties. I.L. Smith 2nd asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M.

7: Light variable N.W. to S.E. wind with light fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with light fog to dry weather. Sea smooth. General duties. 1st asst Edward Rice shading up garden.

8: Light S.E. wind with thick fog first part of twenty four hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties. 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport & returned 1 P.M.

9: Light S.E. wind with light fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind with light fog to cloudy but dry weather. Sea smooth. General duties of the day. Filled the oil tanks today.

10: Light N.W. to S.E wind with light showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours S.E. to S.W. wind. with light showers. Sea smooth. General duties. First asst I.L. Smith went to Newport and returned 1 P.M.

11: Light Southwest to Northwest wind with light showers first part of 24 hours. Last of twenty four hours light to Northwest wind with dry clear weather. Sea very rough. General duties.

12: Light N.W. wind with dry clear weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with dry clear weather. Sea smooth. General duties. 2nd asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M. 1st asst went 2 P.M. & returned 7 P.M.

13: Light Northwest to strong southwest wind, dry first part of twenty four hours, last part of twenty four hours strong southwest wind with dry but cloudy weather. Sea rough. General duties.

14: Strong southwest wind with showers of rain first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours strong S.W. wind with showers of rain. Sea rough. General duties.

15: Strong S.W. wind with heavy rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate S.W. wind with dry clear weather. Sea rough. General duties. 1st asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M.

16: Light Southwest to Southeast wind first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours light southeast to East wind with showers to dry but cloudy. Sea very rough. General duties.

17: Light E. to S.E. wind with dry weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours S.E. wind dry and clear. Sea smooth. General duties. 2nd asst I.L. Smith went to Newport for mail & returned 3 P.M.

18: Light Southeast to Northwest wind. Dry and clear first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours dry and clear to thick fog and damp. Sea smooth to rough. General duties.

19: Light Northwest wind to fresh northwest breeze with thick damp fog first part of twenty four hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh N.W. breeze with thick damp fog. Sea rough. General duties.

20: Fresh N.W. breeze to light S.E. wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with damp fog to dry and cloudy. Sea rough. General duties. 2nd asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M. Had 3 visitors today.

21: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours light showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had six visitors today - Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. from Portland where he has been on leave of absence.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

November

26 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with damp weather during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer & 2nd asst I.L. Smith. Steamer arrived today went to Newport.

27 Light S. East to South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cleaning out hen house.

28 Light S.E to South wind with these 24 hours little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 11A.M.

29 Light to moderate strong breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain last part of 24 hours. Fresh breeze South cloudy an threatening weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 P.M.

30 Gale to fresh breeze South to S. West with rain, thunder and lightening during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very ???. Barometer going up. General duties for the day.

December

1 Strong breeze S.E. to S. West & West with rain squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the monthly reports. Left the station at 9A.M.

2 Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind W. N. West with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned at 10A.M.

3 Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale East with cold rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamette sailed today. Barometer down to 29.20 at 2P.M.

4 Moderate & fresh and strong breeze N.W. rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport.

5 Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport.

6 Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day.

7 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Barometer down to 29.76. General duties for the day. Pebbles blew against window in Keepers dwelling and broack two panes of glass. Also blew down considerable fenceing during the storm.

8 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.78 at 2P.M. Keeper repairing the garden and other fences that blew down during the storm of yeasterday.

9 Moderate breeze S.W. to S.East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind rain & hail squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. 1st asst putting dressing on the garden. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 galls of oil in Oil-room.

10 Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on business. Left the station at 9:30 A.M. The O.P. Railroad tug crossed the Bar at 4:30 P.M. to look for a disabled steamer at was reported to be somewhere off Yaquina about 15 miles.

11 Light S. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived sometime during the night with the Steamer Maggie Ross in tow disabled and was towed into Yaquina bay have not learned the particulars yet.

12 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate and fresh and strong breeze South little damp. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Keeper went over to collect date for makeing Wreck report about the diabled condition of steamer Maggie Ross. One man was found ded abord of her. Will probably get a correct report in a day or two and send to Inspector of district.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

Dec

13 Strong to fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.

14 Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind dry. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day.

15 Moderate breeze to light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today. Keeper went to Newport. Had 1 visitor.

16 Moderate breeze to light wind S.E. to South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.W. with frequent rain squalls. Sea rough. Keeper & 2nd asst getting lice off of the hens and cleaning the hen roosts. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get the news about the Maggie Ross that was towed into Yaquina and make out the Wreck report about it. Keeper Frank M. Plummer left the station at 1P.M.

17 Fresh breeze to moderate and light wind S.W. to S.E. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 2nd asst putting dressing on his garden. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. I understand that there is a great ammount of lumber coming ashore on the beach south of Yaquina bay. Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport left the station at 3P.M.

18 Light S.E. wind with fair weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breze S.E. to S. & S. W. with rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day.

19 Light S. to S.W. wind with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

20 Moderate N.W. to fresh breeze South to S.West and West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is 30 and 4/10.

21 Strong West to N.W. breeze with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst makeing a trap door in hen house.

22 Moderate breeze S. to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale S. to S. W. rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the mail. Left station at 9 A.M.

23 Fresh breeze to a gale W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. Steamer Willamett laying off to rough to enter Yaquina.

24 Strong breeze N. West to light North wind with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. to East wind clear and cool weather. Sea little rough. Steamer Willamett crossed bar today. Keeper went to Newport. General duties today. 2nd asst went to Newport to spend cristmas. Left at 10 A.M.

25 Light E. to S.E. wind first part of 24 hours with light hail & snow. Last part of 24 hours Gale South rain. General duties. Sea rough.

26 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.70 at 3 P.M.

27 Gale to fresh breeze S. to W. and S. West first part of 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. showery. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst returned to the station at 1P.M.

28 Fresh breeze S. West to light S.E. wind with hail & rain squall first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain & Gale from the S.E. to ???. Sea very rough. Keeper putting new stove pipe in Oil room stove. 1st asst went to Newport.

29 Heavy gale S. East to S.W. first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W. rain &

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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

September

14 [continued from previous page]: General duties for the day. 1st ass't digging potatoes and went fishing. 1nd ass't packing wood up from the beach. Had one visitor today.

15: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair but smokey. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 14 visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors, working in garden, and went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. Light-House Inspector O.W. Farenholt sent a flag to this station, received it today.

16: Light N.West wind and calm these 24 hours with dry, some high dry fog and smokey. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't graining today. Had 8 visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport and fishing today.

17: Light S.E. to South wind & calm these 24 hours, fair weather but little fog and some smoke. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had 9 visitors today. 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower and graining in his quarters.

18: Light S.E. wind for these 24 hours, light fog and smoke. Sea very smooth. Keeper F.M. Plummer left at 10. A.M. today for Toledo???? on a 6 days leave of absence. 2nd ass't I.L. Smith went to Newport at 10.A.M. and returned at 2.P.M. today.

19: Light S.E. wind for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours dry with light smokey fog, last part of 24 hours damp with light fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't sawing wood & making a table.

20: Light S.E. wind to N.E. and N.W. breeze, dry to rain first part of 24 hours, light S.E. wind, dry last part of 24 hours, fresh N.E. to N.W. breeze with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't whitewashing woodshed.

21: Light N.W. to S.E. wind damp to dry with light fog for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went to Newport for the mail at 8.30 A.M. and returned 12.M. 2nd ass't making wash stand. Sea rough. Had 12 visitors.

22: Light S.E. to S.W. wind to gale with rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain; last part of 24 hours light S.E. to S.W. wind to gale with rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day.

23: Strong S.W. to light S.E. wind with showers to light and thick, damp fog for these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went to Newport for the Mail. 2nd ass't graining quarters. Had 7 visitors today.

24: Light S.E. wind to moderate breeze with rain today for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, last part of 24 hours dry to clear and cloudy. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't sawing wood. 1st ass't same??? Had 2 visitors.

25: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't went to Newport after the Keeper today. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 11.30 A.M. from his vacation of One week. 2nd ass't received his appointment today.

26: Light South wind with thick damp fog during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. Had nine visitors today. 1st ass't and Keeper showing visitors in tower. Keeper and 2nd ass't went 2 1/2 miles from Station and cut a flag pole for the station and brought it to the station. And Keepers making it and getting it ready to put up.

27: Light East to South wind with clear, fine and warm weather during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Had three visitors today. 1st ass't preparing the hole to receive the flag pole. Keeper & 2nd ass't went after a longer pole for the flag today.

28: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers getting flag pole ready to put in and set up. Had two visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport today.

29: Light South to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. Keepers painting and putting pulley on flag pole. 1st ass't went fishing today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

September 3: Calm & light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with fair weather but considerable smook - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for Sanfrancisco today.

4: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind with thick fog and smooth during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst digging potatoes & went fishing - Had 4 visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport today.

5: Light variable wind & calm first part of 24 hours with some fog smook cloudy but dry weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N. West fog & smook - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst getting his crop of potates in - Keeper went fishing also 1st asst - 2nd asst also digging potatoes - Had two visitors today.

6: Light S. wind and calm with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Had four visitors today - Keeper and first asst went fishing today - General duties for the day - The barometer stands 29.64 at 3 P.M.

7: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours with thick damp fog & light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - Had one visitor.

8: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather with moderate breeze S - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Had eleven visitors - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

9: Light S. East & East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. East to South cloudy but dry during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Had 8 visitors - 1st asst putting dressing on garden & went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport.

10: Fresh to moderate breeze East to S. East and South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived & went into Yaquina from Sanfrancisco.

11: Light S. to S. East & East wind first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry weather - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keepers went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst hanging outside storm door - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

12: Light variable winds & calm with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing and working in garden - 2nd asst making an organ box - Keeper went to Newport.

13: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for Sanfrancisco today - 1st asst went fishing and working in garden.

14: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N. West thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had no visitor today - Keeper went to Newport to see if would get a letter from Inspector about going on leave of absence - 1st Asst went fishing and putting dressing on garden.

15: Moderate breeze to light N. W. wind with light fog first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light to moderate and dry - Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Chicago on a sixty days leave of absence - 2nd Asst I. L. Smith went to Newport for the mail at 10 A. M. and returned at 3 P.M. - Sea smooth - 1st Asst working in garden - had 4 visitors.

16: Light north west breeze dry to damp fog first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light North West breeze with damp fog - First asst went to Newport for the mail at 2 P.M. and returned 7:16 P. M. - Sea smooth - no visitors. - Mrs G. L. Smith went on duty tonight.

17: Light North West to South East breeze for these twenty four hours first part of 24 hours - light N. W. to S. E. breeze with light fog last part of twenty four hours - light south East to North West breeze with light fog to dry - sea rough.

18: Light North West breeze to moderate South East wind first part of 24 hours - last part of twenty four hours moderate South East wind with rain - General duties for the day - 1st Asst cleaning burner - Sea smooth

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

December 14: Moderate S. West breeze with rain showers first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fresh N. West breeze with rain showers - Frank M. Plummer Keeper left the station 9 P.M. and went to Salem on business - General duties - Sea rough.

15: Fresh N. West breeze with rain showers first of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fresh South East breeze with rain showers - General duties for the day - first Asst cutting wood - Sea rough.

16: Fresh S.E. to light N.W. breeze dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went at 10 A.M and returned to the station at 3 P.M. - Sea smooth.

17: Light N.East to E. wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on the garden - Keeper returned to station at 10 A.M. from Salem Oregon.

18: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

19: Light East to S. East and South wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

20: Fresh breeze to a gale East to S. East and South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.35 at 3 P.M.

21: Gale to fresh & strong breeze South to S. West these 24 hours with hard rain moste of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on the garden and went to Newport take the mail and get mail.

22: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. & West first part of 2 4hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind fair weather - first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

23: Moderate breeze East to S.East these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

24: Fresh to moderate breeze to light wind S.E to S with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind West fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day.

25: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after the mail & get supplies.

26: Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.East to East with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-room - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

27: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st Asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies today.

28: Light S.East wind first part of 24 hours with dry and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. to N. West with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport.

29: Light W.N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st Asst went fishing - 1st Asst also went to Newport after the mail.

30: Light variable winds 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 makeing out the quarterly & monthly reports - Keeper & 1st Asst also went fishing.

31: Fresh to strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper making out quarterly returns.

January 1: Light South wind with rain showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate

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1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

December

22: Light S.E. to East wind these 24 hours with fair and pleasant weather. Sea smooth. General duties for thd day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. First asst went fishing. Str Farallon and Homer sailed for San Francisco 1 P.M. Barometer 29.85.

23: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. First asst went fishing today. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90.

24: Moderate breeze to light East wind tehse 24 hours with fair wether during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went over in the Timber??? after fish poles. A Steamer crossed in over Yaquina Bar at 1 P.M. Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 today.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze to light wind East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. First asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over to Mr Joseph Briggs after supplies. Keeper writing in Office. Barometer down to 29.75.

26: Fresh to mdoerate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. First asst went fishing. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.42.

27: Moderate breeze East to S.East with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with rain. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. First asst went fishing. Barometer 29.45 to 29.55 today.

28: Light wind S.East to /south these 24 hours with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in garden and working on Quarterly return. First asst went fishing. Barometer 29.55 to 29.80. Had one visitors today.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze East to S.East and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper working on Quarterly returns and went fishing. 1st asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.52.

30: Gale to fresh and moderat breeze S.East with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.West with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. Keeper working on Quarterly reports. Steamer Homer crossed in to Nwport at 8 A.M. Barometer 29.70 to 29.45 today.

31: Fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours rain, hail, thunder and lightening. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper completed Montlhy and Quarterly reports and mailed them today. Barometer 29.50 to 29.95.

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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

August 30: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair and thick weather. Lasat part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing fifteen visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport to take Mrs. Plummer as she is going to Portland. Barometer 29.90

31: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly report to Engineer & Inspector. 1st Asst slakeing line & showing 5 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70.

Special Entry:

August 22: Mr. Frank M. Plummer Keeper Yaquina Head Light Station Newport Oregon. Sir: You are herby authorized to destroy all the empty mineral oil cans to such an extent as to be useless, after which to throw them into the sea, and to use the transportation cases for firewood at the station. By order Commander John C Morong Inspector 13th Light & House District.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

October 1: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to South East these 24 hours with rain hail thunder and lightening. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton working in shope. Barometer 29.52. 1st Asst went to Newport after the mail.

2: Light S.E breeze with rain showers these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heavy rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light showers. Keeper Frank M. Plummer left Station 10 A.M. for San Francisco on business. General duties for the day. Sea rough. Barometer 29.72.

3: Light to strong South Easat wind with rain showers for lthese 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light South East wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours strong S.E. wind with showers. Sea rough. Barometer 29.88.

4: Light S.E. wind with rain showers to dry fog these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with showers to dry. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.80.

5: Light S.E. to East wind clear to cloudy for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind clear. Last part of 24 hours light East wind cloudy. General duties for the day. 1st Asst house cleaining. Mr. Bretherton working in shop. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.90.

6: Light S. to N.W. wind cloudy to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light E. wind cloudy to dry. Lat part of 24 hours light N.W. wind dry. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport for mail. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.90.

7: Light variable winds and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light variable winds dry. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds dry. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton wheeling wood to cellar. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.90.

8: Light N.W. to strong S.W. wind dry to rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. to S.E wind dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to strong S.W. wind dry to rain. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for the mail. Sea smooth to rough. Barometer 29.72.

9: Strong S.W. to light S.E. wind rain to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours strong S.W. wind & light S.E. wind rain to dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind dry. General duties for the day. First Asst went to Newport for the mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.98.

10: Moderate S.E. wind with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours Moderate S.E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate S.E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport. Sea rough. Barometer 30.20.

11: Light S.E. wind with rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain to dry. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for the mail. SEa very rough. Barometer 30.12.

12: Light S.E. wind dry to damp fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours dry to damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light South East wind with damp fog. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton working in shop. Sea rough. Barometer 29.98.

13: Light to strong S.E. wind with damp fog these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours strong S.E. wind with damp fog. Last part of 24 hours strong S.E. wind with damp fog. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.78.

14: Strong S.E. to light N.W. wind with rain to dry for these 24 hours first part of 24 hours. Strong S.E. wind with rain to dry. Last part of 24 hours light S. West to N.W. wind dry. General dutirs for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea rough. Baromoter 30.80.

15: Light N.W. breeze & dry for these 24 hours. Mr. Bretherton received his appointment as 2nd Asst and went on duty today. Weather clear and warm. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for the amil. Sea rough. Barometer 30.34.

16: Light variable wind and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. to S.E. wind dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to S. and N.W. wind dry and warm. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.96.

17: Light E. to N.W. wind with rain showers to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light E. to N.W. wind dry. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.12.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

October 18: Light to fresh N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light to fresh N.W. breeze dry. General duties for the day. First Asst went to Newport for the mail. Sea rough. Barometer 30.20.

19: Light N.W. breeze dry weather quite warm and clear for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst breaking up coal oil ???. 2nd Asst wheeling wood into cellar. Had one visitor today. Sea very rough. Barometer 30.40.

20: Light to fresh N.W. breeze dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze to fresh dry and warm. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cleaning celler and yard. Sea very rough. Barometer 30.00.

21: Light to moderate N.W. breeze light fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze light fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderat N.W. breeze light fog. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.75.

22: Moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers. General duties for the day. SEa moderately smooth. Barometer 29.80.

23: Light N.W. to S.E. breeze rain showers to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. to S.E. breeze with rain showers to dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze dry. General duties for lthe day. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.20.

24: Light S.E. to E. breeze dry and warm for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to E. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light S. breeze dry and warm. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea smooth. Baromter 30.50.

25: Light E. to S.E. breeze dry for these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light E. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze dry. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport for mail. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea quite smooth. Baromter 29.89.

26: Light variable winds with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to S. E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Asst filling oil-butts. Sea rough. Barometer 30.12.

27: Light S.E. wind with rain showers for these 24 hours. First pat of 24 hours. Light S.E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 30.12.

28: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 2:30 P.M. from Oakland Cal. & Portland Oregon. Barometer 30.08.

29: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 today.

30: Light South to N. West wind these 24 hours fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.93 today.

31: Light W. to S. East wind with frequent light rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.10.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

November 18: Light West to variable winds these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd working in the shop. Keeper cleaning out the barn. Barometer 29.63 today.

19: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze West to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. 1st Asst went fishing and sawing wood for Keeper. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 29.54 today.

20: Light W. to S. East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.53 to 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing.

21: Fresh breeze to gale S. East to S. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. and West with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after his uniform. Barometer 29.65 to 29.80.

22: Gresh breeze S.W. & West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport to mail Shipwreck report. Barometer 29.70 to 29.92.

23: Fresh breeze W. to W.N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & Assts putting 200 fallons of oil in Oil-butts. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.80.

24: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.23.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in shop and went to Newport after mail and supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10 to 29.95.

26: Fresh breeze East to S. and West first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. 2nd Asst showing one visitor in the tower. Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 today.

27: Fresh breeze to gale S. to S. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind light rain showers and fair weather. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.65 to 29.75.

28: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail showers during 24 hours. Sea very rough. 2nd Asst working in shop today. Barometer 29.90. Keper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Left station at 1 P.M.

29: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West and West these 24 hours rain & hail showers during 24 hours. Sea rough today. 2nd Asst working in shoe. Barometer down to 29.65. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 10:50 A. M.

30: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with har rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. Barometer 29.65.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

January 18: Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. 1st Asst Edward Rice left the station at 9 A.M. for Portland on important business.

19: Light wind and moderate breeze to gale South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. 2nd Asst working in his celler. Keeper Frank M. Plummer and 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton cleaning lenns lamp the oil is very bad.

20: Moderate gale to fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80 to 30.10. 2nd Asst working in shop and celler. Keeper fileing saws in shop today.

21: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. & N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 30.36. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. SEa rough. Genera duties for the day. Barometer 30.40 today. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper cleaning lantern outside today.

23: Light wind S. East fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moder breeze South light rain. SEa smooth. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Steamer Weeott sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. Barometer 30.20.

24: Light South wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst working on agates in his celler. Keeper sorting over potatoes. Barometer 30.30. 1st Asst Edward Rice returned from Portland at 11:30 A.M. where he has been on important business.

25: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain & fog showers. Last part of 24 hours thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst hauling dressing up to the farden also went fishing on the rocks at the station. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Baromoeter 30.35 today.

26: Light North wind these 24 hours thick fog. Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.30. Keeper and 2nd Asst scrubbing office hall and oil-room floors today. 2nd Asst also went over on the South beach for a walk.

27: Light North wind thick damp fog these 24 hours. General duties for the day. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.20 today.

28: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst working in his quarters. Barometer 30.30. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29: Light North to variable winds these 24 hours with thick fog and fair weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.30 to 30.20. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fog showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst cutting and polishing water and other agates today.

31: Gale South to S.W. and W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and ahil squalls. Sea very rough. Keeper making out monthly reports to Inspector & Engineer. 2nd Asst went to Newport to get supplies & get & post mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

June 16: Fresh and moderate breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst working on the road and went to Newport after supplies. Keeper working on the road. 2nd Asst cutting agates & working in shop. Barometer 30.10 to 30.06.

17: Moderate to fresh breeze North damp fog to dry these 24 hours. F. M. Plummer keeper left the station 9 A.M. for a short vacation. 1st Asst making??? hay. 2nd Asst working in his shop. Sea smooth. Four large steamers passed today. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00.

18: Fresh N. to North West breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant raking hay. Second Assistant went to Mr. Waughs for milk. Sea smooth. Had four visitors today. Barometer 30.10 to 29.82.

19: Fresh N. to light S. breeze with rain showers for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asst puting hay in the barn. Second Asst went to Newport for the mail at 8 A.M. returned 1 P.M. Barometer 29.80 to 30.60.

20: Light South to moderate North breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asstistant working on the road and cleanung windows in his house. Sea smooth. Barometer 31.0 to 30.25.

21: Moderate North to fresh North West breeze dry for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant went to Newport for mail at 7 A.M. and returned to station at 11:30 A.M. Barometer 30.25 to 30.90.

22: Fresh N.W. to moderate N. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst cleaing oil carriers and mesures. 2nd Asst went to Newport at 8 A.M. and returned to station 1 P.M. Barometer 30.70 to 30.00.

23: Moderate to light North breeze and dry weather quite warm for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First and second assistants showing visitors through tower and 2nd Asst cleaning shells. Barometer 30.00 to 29.85.

24: Light variable winds and calm with light rain showers these 24 hours. SEa smooth. General duties for teh day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went over on the rocks after mussells. Barometer 29.83 today. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 3 P.M. from a hunting & fishing trip up the Yaquina river haveing been gone one week.

25: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70. 2nd Asst went up on the North beach for recreation.

26: Fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd working on the road and cutting agates. Barometer 30.02. 1st Asst showeing six visitors in tower.

27: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with light showery weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Keeper working on annual quarterly returns. 2nd Asst cutting shells. Barometer 30.05.

28: Light variable winds with showery weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst cutting shells & showing visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after strawberries. Barometer 30.12. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed this station at 2 P.M. from N entered Yaquina crossed out going North.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing twenty visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & working on annual returns. 2nd Asst went up to Otter rock. Barometer 30.22.

30: Fresh and moderate to strong breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper completed annual quarterly and monthly reports. Also weeding garden. 2nd Asst cleaning out stall in south end of barn & went to Newport. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.20.

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

October

1: Moderate breeze North to light S. East wind and fresh breeze South these 24 - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't putting wood in his celler - Keeper cleaning chicken house - Barometer 29.54 - 1st ass't left the station at 9:30 A.M. for Portland on important business to be absent four or five days. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita arrived off Yaquina bar at 3:40 P.M. and crossed into Newport.

2: Fresh to moderate breeze East and light North wind these 24 hours - with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.50 to 29.60 - General duties for the day - Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3: Moderate breeze East to light S. East and South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and some light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.56 - 2nd ass't putting wood into his celler - Keeper doing house work - Commander W.P. Day Light-House Inspector and Engineer Rickards arrived at station at 11:00 A.M. Inspected Station and left at 12:10 for Newport.

4: Moderate breeze to variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.50 - Keeper went outside of the boundary gate after mushrooms - 2nd ass't working in shop - Keeper and 2nd ass't putting Mineral Oil in Oil-House or butts - Commander W.P. Day left three tons of Franklin Coal at Newport today to burn in hot water heater in watchroom to be hauled by Mr. Woodworth

5: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours frequent hard rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went outside of gate after mushroom - Barometer 29.52 to 30.00 today - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light-House tender came out of Yaquina at 6 A.M. passed Yaquina Head light at 6:30 going North.

6: Light S.E. wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours - Light North wind clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Mr. Woodworth hauling coal from Newport - 1st ass't Edward Rice arrived at the station from Portland at 10 A.M. - 1st and 2nd ass'ts stowing coal away in the barn.

7: Light N. wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.14 - Keeper showing nine visitors in the tower - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went over on beach after rock oysters.

8: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper and asst's cleaning and changing lennes lamp - Mr. Woodworth hauling coal from Newport - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went on the beach after wood.

9: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.02 - 1st and 2nd ass't stowing away coal that Mr. Woodworth hauled from Newport - Keeper went to newport after supplies.

10: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 today - Keeper working in barn and cooking - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze and light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.82 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't putting wood in his celler.

12: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.78 - 2nd and 1st ass'ts putting wood in celler for 2nd ass't - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went after mushrooms.

13: Light North to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.76 to 29.84 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail - 1st ass't working ???

Inspected Oct. 3rd 1900 W.P. Day Comdt Inspector

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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

October

1 Light south wind these 24 - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - 29.89 to 29.94 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

2 Light S. to S.E. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours damp & cloudy. Sea smooth. 29.94 to 29.98. General duties of the day. Frank M. Plummer keeper left the station for Portland at 9 A.M. 1st asst working on house. 2nd working on barn door.

3 Light strong S. to S.E. wind with rain & fog these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S. wind damp. Last part of 24 hours strong south E. wind with rain and fog. 29.98 to 28. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Sea smooth.

4 Strong to light S.E. wind with showers and light fog for these 24 hours. First of 24 hours strong to light S.E. wind showers and light fog. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with showers and light fog. Barometer 28 to 29.5. Sea smooth. General duties for the day.

5 Light E. wind to gale with rain and fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind to gale with rain and light fog. Last part of 24 hours S.E. gale to light wind with light fog. Barometer 29.95 to 29.60 & 70. Sea rough. General duties for the day.

6 Light variable winds with showers today for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to W. wind with showers. Last part of 24 hours light W. to S.W. wind dry and clear. Barometer 29.70 to 30.11. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd assts opening oil cases.

7 Light S.W. to strong N. wind light fog to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.W. wind and light fog. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to strong N. wind dry and cloudy. Barometer 30.11 to 29.89. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Light N. wind with thick to light fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N. wind thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light N. wind with thick to light fog. Barometer 29.89 to 29.61. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Filling oil butts. 2nd asst went to pick berries.

9 Light N. to E. wind with light fog to light rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.E. wind with light fog. Last part of 24 hours light east wind with rain showers. Barometer 29.61 to 29.49. Sea rough. General duties for the day.

10 Strong to light E. to S.E. wind with rain to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours strong E. to S.E. wind with rain. Last part of 24 hours strong to light S.E. wind with rain today. Barometer 29.49 to 30.10. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst wheeling wood.

11 Light S.E. wind with damp fog to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with damp fog to dry. Barometer 30.10 to 30.28. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Light and strong variable winds dry for these 24 hours. First of 24 hours light E. wind dry. Last part of 24 hours strong E. to light N. wind dry and clear. Barometer 30.28 to 30.9. Sea rough. General duties for the dat. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst getting wood.

13 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers and fair. General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.22 - Sea rough - Keeper returned to the station from Portland at 8:30 A.M.

14 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.06 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing today.

15 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.93 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst W.P. Ford went on south beach after wood - Mr. Bain hauling wood for 2nd asst.

16 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper putting new hinges on wood shed door - 2nd asst went over to little creek after berries - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day.

17 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail - Barometer 29.90 to

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1906-07 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

Aug

16 to 29.92 - Mr. Withers putting new steps leading to beach - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

17 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.05 - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning lantern & stairs & landings - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

18 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Barometer 30.20 to 30.12 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - Had 87 visitors today.

19 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Keeper and assts showing 111 visitors in the tower.

20 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather & some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.05 - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd assts showing 77 visitors in tower - Mr. Withers put tight board fence in front of dwelling - Next steps leading to beach and partly completed picket fence around dwelling - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to - Keeper & 1st asst clearing fence lumber from grounds & cleaning out shop - 2nd asst cleaning brass work & went to Newport to post mail.

22 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.95 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst old fence lumber in celler for wood - Had 103 visitors today.

23 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing fifty visitors in tower - 1st asst filling port holes with dirt - And went to Newport after mail & supplies.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours with warm & thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.00 - 1st asst cleaning paint brushes - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies & important business.

25 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.08 - Keeper & assts showing 85 visitors in tower.

26 Light south wind these 24hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 1st asst showing 45 visitors in tower & cleaning up grounds - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper went 3 miles from sta to his new house to mix paint to paint roof.

27 Light S. wind with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and north wind to fresh breeze - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 30.02 - Sea smooth - 1st & 2nd assts showing 50 visitors in the tower - Keeper went over to his cottage to paint the roof and to Newport after supplies - Left sta 6:30 A.M.

28 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling - Barometer 27.82 - 2nd asst went over to keepers cottage to paper for him - Keeper returned to sta at 5:30 P.M.

29 Moderate breeze north & light S. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog and fair - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper & assts showing 45 visitors in the tower - 1st asst cleaning paint brushes in the shop.

30 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst cleaning up the grounds & showing 21 visitors in the tower - Keeper went 3 miles to his cottage to paint the roof - Left sta at 7 A.M. - 2nd asst papering the keepers cottage - Barometer 29.92 to 29.84.

31 Light N. wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine & warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.84 to 29.78 - 1st asst working in the garden - 2nd asst went over to the keepers cottage to paper for him - Keeper returned to the station at 2:30 P.M. - Keeper Frank M. Plummer mailed his resignation as keeper at this sta to take effect September 30th on account of sickness.

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