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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash. Ter.Continued work on, and inspected Light Keepers Dwelling

Probable Work in December

Completion of Lights Keepers Dwelling

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter.

Landed at Neah Bay about 100 tons freight, continued storm preventing landing on Tatoosh Island.

At Tatoosh Island, the Engine and Fog Apparatus have been cleaned and stored for rainy season; the cement and bricks have been hoisted to the top of the Island and put under shelter; and operations partially suspended until more favorable weather.

Probable Work in December

Further excavation for cistern, and canoe transportation of materials from Neah Bay (7 miles) to Tatoosh Island, so far as the weather will permit. Though it is probable that work can not be prosecuted till some time in January.

Very respectfully,Your obedient servant,Henry M RobertMaj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'rThirteenth District

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Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash Ter.

Completed, finally inspected, & turned over to Light Keeper Light Keeper's Dwelling.

Probable work in January

Make drawings of plans & elevation of Light Keeper's Dwelling as completed.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter.

No work done

Probable Work in January

Resume work on excavation of Cistern and transportation of materials from Neah Bay, if the weather permits.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Henry M RobertMaj. of Eng're & L.H. Eng'rThirteenth District

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Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash TerMade drawings of Light Keepers Dwelling, as completed.Commenced plans for new oil house.

Probable Work in FebruaryComplete plans, & make estimate for new oil house.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter.Made arrangements for immediately resuming work on excavation of cistern & transportation of stores if weather permits.

Probable work in FebruaryExcavation of cistern. Transportation of stores from Neah Bay if weather permits.

Very respectfully,Your obedient servant,Henry M RobertMaj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r,Thirteenth District

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Office of the (Light House Engineer)Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon May 3 (1872)

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR:I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of March 1872.

Cape Foulweather Lt Station Oregon 1871-72Completed and Inspected one third of metal work for Tower.Work delayed by partial wreck of Schooner engaged in Transportation of Light House Materials: no loss to Light House Establishment. Surveyed Lt. Ho Reservation-Probable operations in April.Deliver materials. Commence work on foundation. Continuous Inspection

Cape Flattery Lt. Station Wash. Feb 1872Continued work on Cistern & Transportation of Materials from Neah Bay, but Through the want of mail communications have not yet received definite accounts of the amount of work.Probable Operations in April.Continue excavation and Transportation. Send men to erect Fog Signal.

Very respectfully,Your obedient servent,Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'rThirteenth District.

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Office of the Light (House Engineer - text obliterated)Thirteenth DistrictPortland, Oregon, June 24th (1872)

Chairman Light House Board,Washington, D.C.

SIR:

I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of May:Cape Foulweather Lt. Station Oregon 1871-72 completed metal work for Light House + Inspection of the same. Commenced transportation by land of materials from Newport. Commenced work on foundation for tower.Probable Operations for JuneTransport materials from Portland, San Francisco, & Newport. Continue work on Tower Foundation.

Cape Hancock Lt. Station, Wash. TertyFurnished materials for painting Tower.

Cape Flattery Lt. Station, Wash. Terty.Sent Light House Clerk & men to complete the erection of Steam Fog Signal. Found excavation of cistern completed, & much time expended in transportation of materials from Neah Bay, with only half a dozen canoe loads actually delivered on the Island of materials landed at Neah Bay. Brought 20 Tons of Sand from main land, also the balance of lumber from Neah Bay and the "Warm House" at which point much of the lumber had been landed from a wrecked raft in April.

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Hoisted to the top of the Island & carried to S.H. Site the Brick and balance of materials. Graded around Cistern & for the Wood & Engine House. Completed House except inside work & painting. Emptied Cistern of water 10 or 12 times, the depth of water dipped out running from one to seven feet; & the constant streams of water interfering materially, with the progress of the work. Completed Brick work on cistern, except the floor. Erected Fog Signal apparatus & kept in operation nearly one week instructing the Light Keeper & one assistant in its management.Probable Operations for JuneComplete House, & paint it. Floor, Plastering, & Top of Cistern. Deliver 25 Tons of coal in Wood House, from Neah Bay. Make drawings of completed work. Inspect Light House.Probable General Work for June-Careful Inspection of the following Light Stations, with reference to improvements & repairs; Cape Flattery, Ediz Hook, New Dungeness, Smith's Island, + Admiralty Head.

Very respectfully,Your obedient servant, Henry M. RobertMaj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r,Thirteenth District.

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