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1900 2nd asst quarters Vol. 1385

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Subject: Portland, Oreg., Dec. 29, 1900

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs; I have the honor to report that additional quarters are very badly needed at the Yaquina Head, Or., Ediz Hook, Wash., New dungeness, Wash., and Robinson Point, Wash., Light-Stations.

At Yaquina Head Light-Station there are three keepers, the quarters comprise one double dwelling which is occupied by the keeper and one assistant with families. This leaves the other assistant without quarters as there is no room in the double dwelling. This condition of affairs has existed ever since the light was established in 1881 and one assistant has been compelled to occupy a building erected for temporary use as an office by the contractors for the erection of the tower and dwelling, being flimsily constructed in the first instance, its condition has gradually grown worse and worse until now it is practically uninhabitable and new quarters should be provided. It has been patched and repaired all it will stand. For the last two years recommendation has been made in the annual report that an appropriation be obtained for a new dwelling but so far without avail. A suitable dwelling can be constructed for $4,000.00.

At Ediz Hook Light-Station the dwelling is arranged for the accommodation of one family, but as there are two keepers employed the quarters are insufficient and a new dwelling is urgently needed. 163

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1898 Keeper Harry Littlefield Vol. 1245

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Light-House Establishment, Office of the Light-House Inspector, Thirteenth District Inclosures. Portland, Oregon, 20 September, 1898.

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The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs:

Referring to the Board's letter of the 15th. instant regarding the statement in the case of the Second Assistant Keeper Harry S. Littlefield of Yaquina Head Light Station.

I have to state that the Keeper informed me at the time of my inspection of that Station that Littlefield was physically unable to perform his duties. Littlefield told me that the Keeper's statement was true, that he found it difficult to perform his duties, and that he wished to resign.

His resignation was forwarded to the Board on the 18 August, '98, the acceptance of which I recommended.

Respectfully,

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Commander, U. S. N., Light-house Inspector.

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p-1 District 13 Reports, Keeper Appointment Records

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Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---An estimate was submitted last year for a sea-coast light at this point. A reservation of the necessary land has been made. This being one of the outlying points on the Pacific coast upon which a first-class light must be placed, sooner or later, and in consideration of the commerce of that coast, the estimate is renewed this year.

408. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---For the erection of a first-class sea-coast Light at or near this point there was appropriated at the last session of Congress $90,000. It is proposed to erect a brick tower eighty feet from the ground to the focal plane, giving the focal plane a height of about one hundred and fifty feet above sea level. The plans have been completed; work was commenced about September 1, and will be completed during the present fiscal year.

Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light Station List for 1893 N.E. by N., 2 miles.

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YAQUINA HEAD LIGHT-STATION, OREG., NE. by N., 2 MILES 1897 ??? 1901

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p-1 1910 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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13- Seattle Light-House District

Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

DESCRIPTION OF

Buildings, Premises, Equipment, Etc.,

At Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon February 26, 1910

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Thirteenth- Seattle Light-House District

Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

DESCRIPTION OF

BUILDINGS, PREMISES,EQUIPMENT, ETC.,

At Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon February 26, 1910

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Name And Position Of Station. Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon located on the westerly extremity of Yaquina Head seacoast of Oregon, about 3 ½ miles northerly of the entrance to Yaquina Bay. 1. By whom described, Major J. F. McSadac, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. 2. Date of description, February 26, 1910 3. Distinguishing character of light or lights, Fixed white, first order 4. Latitude of light, 44° 40’ 35” 5. Longitude of light, 124° 04’ 40”

Premises—A Detailed Description Of. 6. Site of station—Public land, purchase, lease, military or naval reservation: Reserved by Executive Order 7. Date of Reservation, June 8, 1866 8. Date of deed, 9. Date of lease, 10. Date of permission to occupy, 11. Area of the entire site, 19.35 acres 12. Area inclosed, About 13 acres 13. Character of surface soil, Sandy loam 14. Distance of tower from nearest high-water mark, 150 feet 15. Inclosures to premises, Garden and door yard (boundary fence)

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Correspondence of LH board 1901-1910

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg. Feb. 24, 1910.

Yaquina Head, Ore. Installing oil vapor light.

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The Light-House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sirs:

1. I have the honor to report that it is desireable to install a vapor lamp at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon. The estimated cost of this work is $340.00, per detailed estimate herewith, and, if approved, the cost will be paid from funds now on hand, belonging to the appropriation, Repairs & Incidental Expenses of Light-Houses, 1910.

2. The work will be done by hired labor and the necessary materials purchased under existing regulations.

3. A requisition for the outfit to be supplied from the General Depot is forwarded today, for use in the event of the Board's approving the installation.

Very respectfully,

J. F. McInddoe

Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.

Mch. 7th 10, wrote 13 Engr.

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1053 Sheet 2 YAQUINA HEAD L.S., Oregon. Continued 8 Sep. 2 Sep. 13 ??? writes rel. to ??? of Keepers at ----- 9 Sep. 31 Aug. Mr. Edwin Stone writes rel to lease of land at ------- for hotel purposes. 9 Sept. Wrote 13 D. O. and refd letter of Mr. Stone rel to lease of land, for joint report. 29 Sept 24 Sept 13 D.O. send jt pert rel to leasing old light house reservation 2 Oct. Wrote 13th D.O. rel to leasing Yaquina Bay L.H. Res. 1904________________________ 3 Aug 29 July. 13 Inspr. sends resignation of E. Rice & c Aug. 9. ??? & ??? ??? 12 Aug. 9 Aug. Dept accepts resignation of - Edward Rice. 15 Aug. Wrote 13 Inspr. that Dept. has accepted resignation of --Edward Rice, take effect 30 June 17 Aug. 9 Aug. 13 Inspr trans complaint of F. M. Plummer, kpr at rel to appt of a 2nd asst keeper. 30 Aug Wrote 13 Inspr. requesting to nominate suitable person for 2nd Asst. Kpr at-as it h as decided to allow 2 n A.K. 12 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Inspr. sends letter recommending Mr. Michael Ludescher for appointment as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon. 16 Sept. Wrote 13th Inspr askg further rec for proba appt to position od 2nd Asst. Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Lht. Station 30 Sept 24 Sept. 13 Inspr. writes rel to appt of MichaleLudescher as 2nd asst kpt at 1 Oct. Wrote Dept askg proba appt of Michael Ludescher as 2nd Asst. Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station. 17 Oct. 4 Oct. ept. makes proba appt of Michael Ludescher. 18 Oct. Sent 13 Inspr, prob. appt. Michael Ludescher, Informed 13 Engr 31 Oct 26 Oct. 13 Inspr. req temp appt of M. Ludescher from 13 Sept 1 Nov. Wrote Dept askg temp appt of Michael Ludescher, 2nd Asst.

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1906 1053 Sheet 4

YAQUINA HEAD LIGHT STATION.

21 April 20 April Hon. J.M. Grain writes rel to L.H.Reservation at Yaquina Bay

21 April 18April War Dept. refers by end., correspondence rel to abandoned site at Yaquina Bay Ore.

24 April Dept wrote Sen. J. M. Gearin that matter of request of D. J. Maher to lease or purchase Yaquina Bay lighthouse reservation, was refd by Bd to 13 D. O. 25 April Wrote 13 D.O. and sent papers rel to request of D.J.Jaher, as to lease or sale of reservation to Engr, asking for jt report and return of papers.

26 April Recd press copy of letter of 24 April to Hon. J.M.Gearin rel to leasing of reservation

4 May 3 May Treasy Dept writes rel to use of L.H. Site at Yaquina Bay Oreg. by Life Saving Service.

(test crossed out) 8 May Dept. Grants permission to Life SAving Service to use bldgs &c.at Yaquina Bay Oreg. 6419

9 May Tele'd 13 Inspr: Life-Saving Service wish to estbaish station on old lighthouse reservation Yaquina Bay & sue present buildings. Any objections to revocable permit. Consult Engr.

10 May 10 May 13 Inspt teleg: " No objection to grant revocable permit Life Saving Service to establish station on old res. Yaquina Bay and use present buildings if proper repairs are kepp up

12 May Wrote Treas Dept. Rel. to grant permiss. to use bldgs. at Yaquina Bay for life-saving purposes. 15 May Wrote 13 D.O. rel. to granting permission to Life-Saving Ser. to sue blidgs. at Yaquina Bay.

15 May 10 May 13 Inspr confirms teleg rel to L.S. Service using bldgs

15 May 10 May 13 Inspr confirms teleg. recd from Bd rel to establishing station by L.S. Service

22 May Wrote Hon. J. M. Gearing reservation has been turned over to Life-Saving Service.

21 May 18 May Treasy. Dept ack receipt of authy to Life Saving Ser. to use L.H.Res. and buildings

23 May Recd pre ss copy of letter of 22 May to Hon. J.M. Gearin rel to reservation

7 June 1 June 13 Engr. encloses bids recd for shingles for repairs to dwelg 8 June Form 149 authzd. shingles for See sheet 5 -

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1906 1053 1053 Sheet 5

YAQUINA HEAD LIGHT STATION

6 Aug 30 July R.G. Buesell req information rel to renting or leasing portion of land

7 Aug. Wrote Mr. Buesell rel to leasg or rentg part of --------reservation.

27 Aug. 22 Aug 13 Engr. req authy to repair workship &c at L.S. 27 Aug Bd. Authzd. repairs at the

11 Oct 5 Oct. 13 Engr trans bids for lumber

12 Oct Form 149 - Authzd pchs of lumber for repairs to --- $168.63

25 Oct 13 Oct. 13 Inspr req appt of H.E. Higgins as 2nd asst (10107)

1907.--

7 Mch. 4 Mch. Sen. Jonathan Bourne asks if B. F. Jones, Independence, Oreg., can secure 1/2 acre of each at Newport, Oreg., on L.H. Reservation.

8 Mch. Wrote Sen. Bourne that Yaquina Bay L.H. Reservation is udner the War Dept and Bd. cannot grant Request.

11 Mch. P.C. of lttr to Sen. Bourne.

1907

6 Apr. 3 Apr. War Dept trans letter from Chief of Engineers as to whether Dept of C. & L. has assumed control over reservation.

8 Apr. 6 Apr. Hon. Jonathan Bourne, U.S.S. asks that matter of jurisdiction of reservation be settled that Mr.Jones can secure land desired.

8 Apr. Dept wrote Sen. Bourne that matter referred to in his lttr is receiving attention.

10 Apr. Dept. Wrote Sec. of War giving status of old light-house site at Yaquina Bay, Ore.

11 Apr 8 Apr Press copy of letter to Sen. Bourne.

12 April. Dept Wrote Hon. Jonathan Bourne, statg that it is not advisable in opinion of Light-House Board either to sell or lease--- 13 Apr Press copy of letter to Secy of War dated 10 Apr from Dept 15 Apr 12 Apr Press copy of letter to Sen. Bourne rel inadvisability of selling or leasing reservation.

30 Apl. 29 Apl. Dept trans lttr from Sen Bourne dated 27 Apl urging further consideration of req to allow B.F.Jones to lease portion of Yaquina L.H. Re??? See Sheet 6

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Y.H. 11. Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT 4 Inclosures.

Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg. December 16, 1907.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. Sirs: Referring to Board's letter of September 12, 1907, No. 1053, authorizing repairs to lantern railing at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, I have the honor to inclose herewith three original proposals received in response to circular letter of Dec. 4, 1907.

The Lowest Proposal received, that of the Westerman Iron Works, of Seattle, Wash., in the sum of $128.40, is reasonable and the firm known to this office to be responsible. I would recommend that I be authorized to accept this bid.

Abstract of proposals in inclosed herewith. Proposals were mailed to the following firms:

Westerman Iron Works, Seattle, Wash., Northwestern Iron Works, " " The Moran company, " "

Respectfully yours, S.W. Rocasler ??? Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer 13th Light-House district.

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Abstract of sealed proposals received in response to circular letter of December 4, 1907, for Galvanized Iron Work for Tower Railing at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Ore.

Name Address Bid. Westerman Iron Works, Seattle, Wash. $128.40 The Moran Company, " " 171.45 Northwestern Iron Works, " " 151.00

I certify that the above is a true abstract of all bids received.

[unintelligible signature] Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer 13th Light-House District.

Office Light-House Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon, December 14, 1907.

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Department of Commerce and Labor OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Washington

1053 September 17, 1907.

Gentleman: In accordance with the Board's indorsement of the 14th instant, the Department accepts the resignation of Frank M. Plummer as keeper of Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, $800 per annum, effective at the close of September 30, 1907.

Yours very respectfully, Lawrence O. Murray Assistant Secretary.

The Light-House Board.

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OFFICE OF ENGINEER, 13TH DISTRICT PORTLAND,OREG. Sept. 4, 1907.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sirs: I have the honor to report that the main gallery railing on the tower at Yaquina Head Light-Station is so badly corroded and wasted as to be unsafe. It is proposed to renew this railing at an estimated cost of $225.00 per detailed estimate herewith, all new work being galvanized. Authority is respectfully requested to carry out this work by hired labor and purchase of necessary materials under existing regulations. The cost to be paid from funds no on hand belonging to the appropriation, Repairs & Incidental Expenses of Lighthouses, 1906. I hereby certify that, in my opinion, this method is the most economical and advantageous to the Government. Respectfully yours, SW Rocooler??? Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHTHOUSE ESTABLISHMENT OFFICE OF INSPECTOR, 13TH DISTRICT PORTLAND, OREG. No.34-55. 3 September, 1907.

The Light-House Board, Washington.

Sirs. Herewith is forwarded resignation of Frank M. Plummer, Keeper of Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon, with recommendation that it be accepted, effective at the close of business on 30 September, 1907. Very respectfully, Or. Soo.??? P.J. Werlick Commander, U.S.N., Light-House Inspector.

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Yaquina Head Light-Station Newport Oregon Aug 31st 1907. ATJ. Copy. File No.

P.J. Werlick Commander U.S.N., Light House Inspector Thirteenth District Portland Oregon

Sir I hereby tender my resignation as Keeper of Yaquina Head Light Station to take effect September 30th 1907. Very Respectfully Frank M. Plummer Keeper Yaquina Head Light-Station

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg. May 25, 1907

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The Light-House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sirs:

I have the honor to report that the fences and windbreaks around the dwellings at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, are decayed and beyond repair. The estimated cost of their renewal is $480.00, per detailed estimate herewith.

Authority is respectfully requested to carry out this work by hired labor and purchase of necessary materials under existing regulations. The cost to be paid from funds now on hand belonging to the appropriation, Repairs & Incidental Expenses of Light-Houses, 1907.

I hereby certify that, in my opinion, this method is the most economical and advantageous to the Government.

Respectfully yours,

S.W. Roessler

Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

3 Inclosures. Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

October 5, 1906.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: Referring to Board's letter of August 27, 1906, No. 1053, authorizing repairs at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, I have the honor to enclose herewith proposals for lumber, etc., received in response to circular letter of September 22, 1906. The lowest proposal received is that of the Clatsop Mill Co., of Astoria, Oregon, in the sum of $168.63. The prices are considered reasonable and, the firm being responsibe, it is recommended that I be authorized to accept this proposal. Owing to the small amount involved, I have to request that the formality of contract be waived.

Respectfully your,

S. W. Roessler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S. A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Abstract of sealed proposals received in response to circular letter of September 22, 1906, for furnishing Lumber, Etc., for use in repairs at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon.

Name Address Bid.

Clatsop Mill Co., Astoria, Oregon. $168.63

Astoria Box Co., " " 189.12

I certify that the above is a true abstract of all bids received.

S. W. Rossler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S. A. Engineer 13th Light-House District

Office Light-House Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon, October 1, 1906

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

August 22, 1906.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: I have the honor to report that the building occupied by the Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, is absolutely unfit for human habitation. This matter has been repeatedly reported and the recommendation for a new dwelling has been made in the Boards's last six annual reports. A carpenter work-shop and store house are urgently required, the present work shop building being old and dilapitated. It is believed that this building can be repaired and temporary quarters provided for this Keeper who is a single man. Authority is therefore respectfully requested to repair and remodel this building at a cost of not to exceed $500.00 per detailed estimate herewith, the cost to be paid from funds now on hand belonging to the appropriaton, Repairs & Incidental Expenses of Light-Houses, 1907. If this estimate be approved it is recommended that the work be done by hired labor and purchase of necessary materials

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Abstract of sealed proposals received in response to circular letter of May 12, 1906, for Shingles for use in Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon.

Name Address Bid

Nordby Lumber Company Portland, Oregon $93.50

I certify that the above is a true abstract of all bids received.

S. W. Roessler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S. A., Engineer 13th Light-House District.

Office of Light-House Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon May 21, 1906.

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Department of Commerce and Labor Lighthouse Estabishment

2 Inclosures Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

June 1, 1906.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: Referring to Board's letter of September 14, 1905, No. 1053, authorizing repairs to dwellings at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon. I have the honor to state that sealed proposals were asked for furnishing necessary shingles. Only one proposal was received, that of the Nordby Lumber Co., in the sum of $95.50. As these shingles were desired at once I accepted the proposal and respectfully request the Board's approval of my action. The proposal received, together with abstract, are enlosed herewith.

Respectfully yours,

S. W. Roessler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Light-House District

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer,13th District Portland, Oreg.

April 22, 1905.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: Replying to Board's letter of April 14, 1905, No.2169, regarding recommendation for an appropriation of $4000.00 for the construction of a keeper's dwelling at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, made in last annual report, we are of the opinion that an appropriation should be made for this purpose for the reasons heretofore given.

Respectfully yours,

L. Cokeluer ??? Commander, U.S. Navy Inspector 13th Light-House District

W. Claupfitt ??? Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S. A. Engineer 13th Lighthouse District

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer,13th District Portland, Oreg.

April 22, 1905.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: Replying to Board's letter of April 14, 1905, No. 2169, and referring to joint report of Inspector and Engineer of this District in response to same, as regards for an recommendation for an appropriation of $4000.00 for the construction of of a keeper's dwelling at Yaquina Head Light- Station, Oregon, I am of the opinion, from the cost of dwellings recently constructed at other stations in favorable localities, that the appropriation asked for should be increased to $5000.00 to cover increased cost of transportation and other expenses incident to the location.

Respectfully yours,

W Claupfitt ??? Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S. A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

5 Inclosures. Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

October 9, 1905.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: Referring to Board's letter of September 14, 1905, No. 1053, authorizing repairs to dwelling at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, I have the honor to report that sealed proposals, after ten days notice, were asked for furnishing the necessary material. The proposal of Hirschberger & Sweeney of Portland, Oregon, in the sum of $131.00 being the lowest is recommended. Thte estimate of the Engineer for this work is $150.00. Owing to the smallness of the amount it is recommended that formality of contract be waived. The proposals received, together with abstract of same, are enclosed herewith.

Respectfully yours,

S.W. Roessler Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg. September 8, 1905

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: I have the honor to report that the shingling, gutters and down spouts of the dwelling at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon are in need of renewal. The estimated cost of this work is $455.00 per detailed estimate herewith. Authority is respectfully requested to carry out this work by hired labor and purchase of necessary materials under existing regulations. The cost to be paid from funds now on hand belonging to the appropriation, Repairs & Incidental Expenses of Light-Houses 1906. I hereby certify that, in my opinion this method is the most economical and advantageous to the Government.

Respectfully yours, S.W. Roessler Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Light-House District

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Deparment of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR, 13th District PORTLAND, OREG.

26 October, 1904

The Light-House Board, Washington.

Sirs. Referring to Department letter of 14 October, 1904, forwarded by Board on 18 October, 1904, File No. 1053, appointing Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon, with pay at the rate of $550.00 per year, to take effect on 4 October, 1904, I have the honor to state that Mr. Ludescher entered duty on 13 September, 1904, as directed by my predecessor, Comdr. C. G. Calkins, U.S.N., therefore, I have to request that he receive a temporary appointment from the latter date to 3 October, 1904, inclusive.

Very respectfully, [unintelligible signature] Commander, U.S.N. Light-House Inspector

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishement

Office of Inspector,13th District Portland, Oreg.

24 September 1904

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs. With reference to the Board's letter of 16 September, 1904, File No. 1053, in regard to my recommendatiom of 6 September, 1904, for the appointment of Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon, I have to submit the following statement. Mr. Geo. O. T. Knudsen was offered an appointment as Assistant Keeper at Desdemona Sands Light Station, Oregon, and declined to accept on account of sickness in his family (letter of 30 March, 1904, enclosed.) As his reason for declining appeared to be of a temporary nature Mr. Knudsens's name was not removed from the list, but no further direct communication having been received from him, although another offer was addressed to him, I have now to consider his declination as permanent. This leaves Mr. Ludescher one of the first three available for appointment, and I have therefore to renew my recommendation.

Very respectfully,

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

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Inspector, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

6 September, 1904

The Light-House Board, Washington.

Sirs. In accordance with the Board's letter of 30 August, 1904, File No. 1053, I recommend the appointment of Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon, at a salary of $550.00 Mr. Ludescher has an average of 87.40 per sent in the list of eligibles for Assistant Keepers in Class 4, certified to the Board 2 April, 1904. Of those whose names stand above his on that list Mr. Otto Hansen (letter enclosed with recommendation of Mr. Cornelius W. Stidham (letter of 5 July, 1904, enclosed) have declined appointment to New Dungeness Light Station on account of the lack of suitable quarters for their families. THe same objection applies in the present case, as Yaquina Head Light Station has quarters for the families of only two Keepers. I was instructed br the Board's letter of 15 August, 1904, File No. 1053, to recommend for appointment at this station only "Assistant Keepers without families, or who understand that no accomodations for their families will be provided."

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Department of Commerce and Labor Office Of The Secretary Washington

August 9, 1904

Gentleman:

In accordance with the Board's approval of August 9, 1904, File No. 1053, the Department hereby accepts the resignation of Mr. Edward Rice, of New York, as first assistant keeper at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, at a compensation of $600 per annum, effective from the close of busness June 30, 1904.

Respectfully,

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Secretary. JAD.

The Light-House Board.

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