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Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, May 7th, 1874

SIR: The following report of Engineer operations in the Thirteenth Lighthouse District during the month of April is respectfully submitted for the information of the Board. Cape Foulweather. Two lightning rods were put up on the Keeper’s dwelling at this station, in accordance with instructions given by the late Engineer of the District Yaquina Light Station. A lighting rod was also put up at the Keeper’s dwelling at this station by directions of my predecessor Major H M Robert. Columbia River Light Station. In compliance with the directions of the Board Proposals were invited by public advertisement in certain newspapers, dated April 8th, for building lighthouse for mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon. The bids will be opened May 11th instant; an abstract of said bids will awarded with such recommendations

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, June 10th, 1874 SIR: The following Report of Engineer Operations in the Thirteenth Light House during the month of May, is respectfully submitted for the information of the Board. Yaquina Light Station. By direction of the Board the Officers of this District visited this station in order to examing and report as to the expediency of discontinuing the Light House located there; a special report on the subject dated May 20th, has been submitted. A detailed inspection was made and a description dated May 20th, has been submitted. A detailed inspection was made and a description of Light House Tower, Buildings, and Premises, forwarded to the Board. Cape Foulweather Station. A thorough inspection was made at this Station, and a description of Light House Tower, Builds, and Premises was forwarded to the Board. Columbia River Light Station. The bids for building the Light House at the mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon, were opened in accordance with published advertisements

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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1873 Mch. 5 Foulweather Lantern vault covers - sent. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: I have to inform you that the following articles were shipped you at Portland, Oregon, per ateamer "Rising Star" on the 26th February , 1873, by Colonel J. C. Woodruff Light House Engineer 3rd District, viz: Fourteen (14) prismatic vault covers for the Cape Foulweather Lantern ________________________________ Mch. 6. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: General Woodruff Engineer 3rd and 4th Light House District requests funds to the amount of $ 105: to pay for 14 prismatic vault covers for the Cape Foulweather lantern. As there are no funds in the Treasury available for this purpose, you are requested to deposit that amount to the credit of the Treasure of the United Sates from the amount in your hands belonging to the appropriation for Cape Foulweather lightstation. Oregon 1871-72 and to forward the original certificate of deposit to this office. ________________________________

Mch. 7. Mouth of Columbia River ??? ???: light houses fog signal location of sites From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: You are requested to confer with Captain Spotts, the Inspector of the 12th and 13th Districts, either by correspondence or in person (at the site) as to the proper location of the small light -house and fog-signal at the mouth of the Columbia river, which you are to erect. Also in regarding to

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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September

17 Moderate and fresh breeze northe these 24 hours with fair smoky and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Had one visitor.

18 Fresh and moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair smoky and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.80 to 29.76 - Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had five visitors - 2nd asst is promoted and ordered to Coquille River Light Station - He is packing and getting ready to go Friday.

19 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog & smoky - Last part of 24 hours foggy & smoke - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.86 - Had thirteen visitors - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst packing his house hold goods preparing to be transfered & promoted to Coquille River Light - 2nd asst left the station at 3 P.M. for Coquille River.

20 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick weather & light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.62 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

21 Gale to fresh and moderate breeze south to S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.34 to 29.50 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer.

22 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.45 - 1st asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies - Keeper writing in office.

23 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea moderately smooth - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil cases & showing four visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport on business - Barometer 29.42 to 29.66.

24 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.78 to 29.60 - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita crossed into Yaquina at 8:15 A.M. - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

25 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.33 to 29.60 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & showing one visitor in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports & putting locks on doors in keeper's dwelling.

26 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.93 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower.

27 Light S. east ??? north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog & light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - Keeper & 1st asst emptying 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Also cleaning brass work & cleaning out chicken house.

28 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea very smooth - Keeper writing and working on quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer - Barometer 30.16 to 29.90 - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower & went fishing - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and went south.

29 Light south to north wind and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.55 to 29.70. General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer & showing four visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & went fishing.

30 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.63 to 29.76 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport to mail quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer - Keeper showing two visitors in tower.

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