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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

May

11: [continued from preceding page] Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working on the road. 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

12: Light variable winds with light fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't working on the road today.

13: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers painting the barn and some on the picket fence around dwelling.

14: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.E. wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. The Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 5 P.M. Keeper painting on dwelling today.

15: Light to moderate fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

16: Fresh to strong breeze South thee 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite rough. The barometer is up to 30.50 at 4 P.M. Keeper painting trimmings on Keeper's dwelling today.

17: Moderate breeze S. to light S.E. & East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., fair weather. Sea little rough. Keepers painting chimneys and door??? of Keeper's dwelling.

18: Fresh breeze N. West thee 24 hours, first part of 24 hours little high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't and 2nd ass't painting roof of woodshed & whitewashing tight board fence. At 6. P.M. sighted three ship's boats coming toward the cape and landed, it proved to be the entire crew of the ship St. Charles that blew up by coal gas at 8.40 A.M. the 17th. The Captain and crew taking to the boats. The Capt and two of the crew are badly burned and are at the Station taking care of them the best that we can. Gave the entire crew supper and lodging and breakfast. Have telegraphed to agents particulars concerning the accident.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. thee 24 hours with fair & clear weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after Dr. Rich to attend the sick men also Dr. Smith is attending them. 14 of crew went to Newport today to get accommodations awaiting to go to San Francisco. Had two visitors today. Captain Chapman died at 12 A.M. from the injuries received from the explosion of the ship St. Charles off Cape Foulweather.

20: Light to moderate breeze S.E. to N.West these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keepers went to Newport to get casket and arrange for the burial of Capt. Chapman at 10. A.M. Tomorrow. Mr. Briggs and Joseph Briggs assisting some in taking care of sick men. Keeper had the other two men taken to Newport where they can be better treated by the doctor.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze to a gale N.W. these 24 hours with some high dry fog a flying. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Capt. Chapman was buried on the cape a mile back this morning. The crew came over from Newport to attend funeral. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keepers went to funeral. The two men at Newport are not so well today.

22: Strong to fresh breeze. N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The 1st Mate with four men came over and got the three boats that came from the St. Charles off the beach and the O.G.??? railroad tug towed them to Yaquina city to be sent to owners at San Francisco on the Steamer Willamett Valley tomorrow. Had two visitors today.

23: Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on business and to see the two men that were injured [continued on next page]

Last edit about 2 years ago by Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

1893 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

May 7: Light variable winds & calm with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind S.W. to moderate breeze N. West with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today from San Francisco.

8: Moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keepers painting on pickett fence around Keepers dwellings & tower. 1st asst also working on road. 2nd asst planting potatoes.

9: Light N. West to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keepers painting on pickett fence and painted store & chicken house.

10: Light variable wind & calm with little damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers painted the barn & 1st asst quarters. 2nd asst working the road this afternoon. 1st asst. went to Newport after mail.

11: Light North wind with dry fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. West with some fog. Sea smooth. Keeper painting on the Keepers dwelling. Keeper went fishing today. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

12: Moderate breeze South to light West & N. West first part of 24 hours with light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fresh and strong breeze N. West fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keepers finished painting Keepers dwelling today.

13: Moderate breeze N.W. to light East wind with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze South - foggy weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst went trout fishing up north beach. Had one visitor.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze South 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 - Had three visitors today.

15: Calm to light S. East wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. E. to South with light rain - Sea little rough - Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after the mail and to get supplies - Received a damper pipe from L. H. Engineer - Keeper & 2nd asst painted dome parapet & (stairs???) of tower black today.

16: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea a little rough - The barometer stands 29.74 today - Keepers working on the road today.

17: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze South with rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing - The barometer stands 29.82.

18: Moderate breeze S. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. W. & S with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer stands 29.90 today -Keeper went over to Newport to have chimney pipes repaired - 1st asst went to Newport to see a Doctor Smith about his eye there seam to be something in it. 1st asst left the station at 1 P.M. Steamer Willamette arrived today.

19: Moderate breeze to light S. to S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with hard rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing today.

20: Light S. to S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light west wind fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing - 1st asst returned to station from Newport at 2 P.M. where he went to see the Doctor about his eye - The Doctor advised him to go to Portland and have an operation performed on it. Steamer Willamette sailed for Sanfrancisco - A tug came up from Sanfrancisco to tow the Alac Blanchard to Sanfrancisco and left Yaquina today at 4:30 P.M.

21: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went fishing

Last edit 12 months ago by caroleholmson
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Journal of Light-house Station a Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

June 21: Fresh and moderate breeze N. W. these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper working in garden - 2nd asst working on the road today - Mr. Rice 1st asst went to Newport to get some medicine for his eye.

22: Light N. West wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail & get supplies - Left the station at 9:30 A.M. - Had seven visitors today.

23: 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 returned to the station at 11 A.M.

24: Light N. West to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 2nd asst showing four visitors in the tower - 1st asst working in the garden & went fishing - Keeper working on the annual & quarterly returns - Also went fishing today - Keeper [cooking ???] up the hay in yard.

25: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst putting hay in barn - Had three visitors today.

26: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport.

27: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst went fishing - Also getting stove wood into his celler - Mr. John Fitzpatrick hauling wood for 2nd asst keeper.

28: Light N. West wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N. West with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing and working on annual and quarterly reports - 2nd Asst. went up north beach and getting his wood into his cellar today - 1st Asst. Edward Rice left the station at 10:30 A.M. to go to Portland again to see Doctor & get treatment again on his eye - Sighted U.S. War Steamer Monterrey N. West of Light at 3:55 going north.

29: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper went over on beach digging clams - showing 17 visitors in tower - Also working on annual returns - 2nd Asst went to Newport.

30: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper completed makeing out annual & quarterly & monthly returns - Also went claming & working in garden - 2nd asst getting wood in celler - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived from Sanfrancisco today.

July 1: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail and get some supplies - Had two visitors today.

2: Light N. West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours some foggy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst. and Keeper showing seven visitors in tower.

3: Light wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had three visitors today - 2nd Asst went to Newport - Keeper getting the oil-house ready for the annual supply of oil.

4: Light N. West to South wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair & warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst showed 6 visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport to spend the fourth.

5: Light N. West to South wind first part of 24 hours with little damp weather - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair and warm - Sea very smooth - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for Sanfrancisco today - Had 20 visitors.

Last edit 12 months ago by caroleholmson
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Journal of Light-house Station at

1893

October 23: Fresh to light North West breeze dry with light frost first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light North West breeze dry and warm - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went to Newport 9 A.M. and returned 3 P.M. - Sea rough.

24: Light N. W. breeze dry with light frost first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light to moderat N.W. breeze dry - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst hauling oats from Newport - had one visitor today - Sea smooth.

25: Fresh N.W. breeze and dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light variable winds dry and warm - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went to Newport for oats at 9 A.M. and returned to the station at 3 P.M. - Sea smooth.

26: Light S. E. to N.W. breeze dry and clear first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 light N. W. breeze dry and warm - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went to Newport for Oats 9 A.M. and returned 3 P.M. - had 3 visitors - Sea smooth.

27: Light N.W. breeze dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light to fresh N.W. breeze dry to thick damp fog - General duties for the day - 1st Asst working in garden - U.S.S. Columbine passed going North at 3 P.M. - Sea smooth.

28: Fresh to light N.W. breeze with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze with thick damp fog - General duties for the day - 1st Asst went to Newport 2 P.M. and returned 7 P.M. - Sea smooth.

29: Light North West to South East breeze with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light South East breeze with thick damp to light dry fog - General duties for the day - first Asst Ed. Rice went fishing - Sea smooth.

30: Light South East breeze with light fog first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light South East breeze with light fog to rain - General duties for the day - first Asst Edward Rice went fishing - Sea smooth.

31: Light to fresh S.E. to North West breeze with rain to dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light to fresh North West breeze dry - General duties for the day - 1st Asst Edward Rice went fishing - Sea rough.

November 1: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather with some frost - Sea a little rough - General duties for the day - 1st Asst went fishing - 2nd Asst went to Newport after F. M. Plummer Keeper - Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. from the east.

2: Light N.W. East and S. East wind & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st & 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-room - 1st asst also went fishing - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today.

3: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.90.

4: Fresh to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after some supplies today.

5: Fresh to strong breeze first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds some light rain showers and little thick weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing.

6: Moderate bbreeze to gale South these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Mr. Rice went to Newport at 12 M. after a Doctor Mrs. Plummer being very sick with Pnemonia - 2nd Asst went to Newport after Mrs. Plummers Mother.

7: Gale these 24 hours with rain moste of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is 29.80.

8: Gale to moderate breeze with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West to to South wind fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst sawing wood for Keeper - Also 2nd asst helping - 2nd asst went hunting geese - Keeper went to Newport after medicine for Mrs. Plummer she is some better.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze South to N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea

Last edit 12 months ago by caroleholmson

1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

September

4 [continued from preceding page] warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies. Keeper cutting wood for Furnace. Barometer 29.80 Keeper putting wood in his celler. (Had 13 visitors.)

5: Light south wind first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.88 today. 2nd asst putting wood in celler. Had no visitors.

6: Strong to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport on his way to Portland to see a Doctor, he being sick. Left station at 9 A.M. Keeper went to Newport. 2nd asst's little son has the scalltime???

7: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing and putting wood into celler. 2nd asst sowing six visitors in the Tower. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco and crossed into Yaquina at 10 A.M. Barometer 29.92.

8: Moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with thick fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours some fog and smoke. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper putting wood in his celler. 2nd asst showing 12 visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.90 today.

9: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog & smoke. Last part of 24 hours some fog and smoke. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 2nd asst showing 5 visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.98 today. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco today.

10: Light North wind these 24 hours with thick fog and smoke most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst putting wood into his celler and showing 4 visitors in Tower. Keeper digging potatoes. Barometer 30.00 to 29.96 today.

11: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in the Tower & putting wood in his celler. Barometer 29.84 today. 1st asst returned to the station at 8 P.M.

12: Light S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind, little damp. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing 13 visitors in Tower. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Barometer 29.70. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

13: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst showing 19 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.90 today. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

14: Light South wind with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd asst showing 6 visitors in the Tower at 11.45 A.M. Keepers scrapeing blisters off of and painting the Keeper's dwelling. Also scraping and painting rusty spots under stair landings in Tower as ordered by Inspector. Barometer 29.85 today.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport to see about hay. Barometer 30.10 today.

16: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fog and smoke. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had five visitors. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail and supplies. Barometer 30.10 today.

17: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with smokey weather. Sea smooth. 2nd asst showing ten visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing and digging his potatoes. Keeper writeing in Office today. Barometer down to 29.80 today.

18: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours with fair and smokey weather.Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst digging potatoes and cleaning his garden. Keeper went to Newport to take Mrs Plummer. Barometer down to 29.67 today.

19: Moderate breeze to light N. to N.East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst polishing lamp and other brass work in the Tower. Keeper writeing in the Office today. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco and crossed into Yaquina today. Keeper painting the rusty spots white under the landings in Tower. Barometer 29.55 today.

20: Moderate breeze to light S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had one visitors today. Barometer 29.95 today. 2nd asst's Dauter had the Scarletene???

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

January

1: Fresh breeze E. to light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South hard rain and hail and clearing weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working in garden - Barometer 29.50 to 29.70 today.

2: Fresh breeze East to S. East with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies - Barometer 29.40 to 29.60.

3: Light S.E. to East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper boiling out burner for Lens lamp - 1st ass't wheeling barn dressing up to garden - Barometer 29.78 - 2nd ass't left Sta at 3 P.M. for Salem to procure Medical attandence and to bring his wife home from Hospital at Salem.

4: Moderate breeze to light S. and East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.65 - Keeper repairing 2nd ass'ts pump in his Quarters.

5: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to South rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Baromter 29.44 to 29.54 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper repairing 2nd asst's pump - Barometer 29.86.

7: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale South these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.66 today.

8: Fresh breeze to light West wind with frequent rain squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.32 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper putting panes of glass in Dwelling and barn - Barometer 30.20. 1st ass't went fishing.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze to light S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper working in garden - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 30.20 to 30.12 - 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 11:30 A.M. for Salem where he has been to se[e] a Doctor and bring his wife home from Doctor's care.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.02.

12: Moderate to fresh breeze South with rain and thick weather these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.00 to29.90 - Keeper and 1st ass't cleaning locks on Oil-butts Oil carriers and measures - 1st ass't also sawing wood for 2nd ass't.

13: Light South wind with rain and thick weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain and clearing weather - Sea very rough - Keeper cleaning Burner - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper cleaning out 2nd ass't barn - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80.

14: Light S.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather these 24 horus - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze East with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South with rain - Sea quite smooth - Keeper and 1st ass't scrubbing marble floors in halway and Oil-room - Barometer 29.78.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Barometer 29.80 to 30.02.

17: Fresh breeze to light S. to East wind rain and thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather [continued on next page]

Last edit 6 months ago by WendyO

1902-03 Keeper Logs

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Journal of light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

Aug 1: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine & warm -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower -- Had fifty six visitors today

2: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.14 to 30.10 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 2nd asst went on beach after mussels

3: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 30.10 -- 1st and 2nd assts showing nine visitors in tower

4: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- 2nd asst working in shop & showing visitors in tower -- Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower -- Keeper washing -- Had thirty two visitors

5: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours fair -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.05 to 29.93 -- Keeper & assts went after mussels on beach -- 1st and 2nd assts showing fifty eight visitors in tower -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

6: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair warm & smoky -- Sea little rough -- Barometer 29.82 -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower -- Had thirty three visitors -- Keeper working in shop

7: Fresh breeze North to light South wind first part of 24 hours with fog & smoke -- Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze -- North thick fog and smoke -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 29.82 to 29.87 -- Had thirty visitors -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower

8: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours fog and smoke -- Sea little rough -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Had eighty nine visitors -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower

9: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours fair and thick fog & smoke -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 2nd asst went to Newport after Doctor & assistance for Mrs. Wilson

10: Light South wind with thick fog these 24 hours -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keeper & 1st asst showing fifteen visitors in tower -- General duties for day

11: Light wind South to W. N. West these 24 hours with thick fog -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keeper washing -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower -- Had one hundred and one visitors today -- General duties for the day

12: Light N. West wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Last part of 24 hours fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 -- 1st and 2nd assts putting mineral oil in butts -- and showing visitors in the tower -- Had sixty three visitors today -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

13: Light North to South wind with thick fog & smoke first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair & smoke -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 to 29.94 -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower -- Had eighty visitors today

14: Light North to South wind these 24 hours with thick weather first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours cloudy fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.94 to 30.02 -- Had seventy visitors -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower

15: Light South wind these 24 hours fair and light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.00 -- Had fifty three visitors -- Keeper & assts shwoing visitors in tower -- General duties for day -- 2nd asst went one mile from Sta to assist in the burial of Mr & Mrs Wilsons child

16: Light variable winds these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair and warm -- Sea little rough -- Barometer 30.00 -- Keeper and assts cleaning & scrubbing stairs landing hall office and oil room floors today

17: Light variable winds these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm -- Sea quite smooth -- general duties for day -- Barometer 30.10 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 1st & 2nd assts showed twenty visitors in tower

18: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barom

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1908-09 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

July

1 Fresh north west breeze dry clear. Sea mod. Bar 30.04. Keeper sawing wood. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

2 Light north west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst cleaning lantern windows & showing visitors in tower.

3 Light north west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

4 Calm to light south east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.82. 1st and 2nd asst showing 61 visitors in tower. Keeper working in his quarters.

5 South to south west wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.90. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport to celebrate and get supplies & mail.

6 South west wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. 1st asst working garden. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower. Keeper washing.

7 Calm to light northerly breeze sea mod dry. Bar 30.08. 1st asst cutting wood on the beach. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Calm to light west wind dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.40. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport.

9 Calm to light southerly wind damp light fog showers. Sea calm. Bar 30.04. 1st asst working on the road. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper working in his quarters.

10 Southwest wind stormy rain & fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.82. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

11 South west to light north west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 26 visitors in the tower.

12 Light to moderate breeze N. light mist to fair. Bar 30.20. 1st & 2nd assts showing 20 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Portland for medical treatment. Left station at 10:30 AM.

13 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N. dry. Bar 30.07. 1st asst showing six visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Light to moderate breeze N. fair to high fog. Bar 30. 1st & 2nd assts filling oil butts. 1st asst went one mile from sta on business.

15 Light breeze S.E. to N.W. to calm, cloudy to light mist. Bar 30.12. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies. 2nd asst showing 59 visitors in the tower.

16 Calm to light breeze N.W. fair and warm. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd assts showing 29 visitors in tower and cleaning the lantern.

17 Light south easterly wind and calm. Rain showers to clearing weather. Sea smooth. Bar 30.14. 1st asst went 1 1/2 m from sta after wood. 2nd asst washing.

18 Light breeze S.E. to N. fair to cloudy dry. Sea moderate. Bar 29.94. 1st & 2nd assts showing 61 visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport.

19 Light north west wind clear dry very warm. Sea smooth. Bar 30.08. Keeper returned to station today from leave of absence arvd at 2:00 PM.

20 Light north west wind clear dry & warm. Sea calm. Bar 30.22. Keeper and 1st asst showing 20 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

21 Calm to light north west wind dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

22 Calm to light north west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Calm to light north west wind clear to hazy dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.11. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

24 Light S.E. wind and calm. Cloudy, dry to light rain. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. 1st asst working in the garden. 2nd asst mowing grass. Keeper went to Newport left sta at 6:00 AM.

25 Light south to south east wind showers. Sea smooth. Bar 30.06. Keeper ret to station 6:30 PM. 1st and 2nd keepers showing 61 visitors in tower.

26 Light northerly to south east wind showers. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst showing 50 visitors in tower. New wicks were put in lens lamp burner.

27 Light south east wind lt. showers to fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.92. Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

28 Light south east wind mist & showers to light N. west breeze to dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd asst scrubbing marble floor of store room and front hall. Keeper went to Newport to see doctor.

29 Light north west wind to clam dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.12. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 68 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

30 Light northerly breeze dry to damp fog heavy swell. Bar 30.10. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 48 visitors in tower. 1st asst washing.

31 Calm to light N. west wind to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

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