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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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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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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

Portland, Oregon, July 9, 1872

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR:

I have to submit the following Report of Operations for June: Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Oregon. Shipped metal work to San Francisco, as no vessel could be chartered from Portland to Foulweather except at exorbitant rates. Shipped stone work & miscellaneous freight from San Fran- to the Cape; also all the L.H. materials (per??? schooner) from Newport to the Cape. Completed grading about L.H. Site, and collection of sand. Continued work on Tower foundation. Transported all materials at top of Tramway to L.H. Site. Probable Operations for July. Transportation of materials from San Francisco. Continue work on Tower. Commence work on Light Keeper’s Dwelling. Cape Flattery Lt. Station, Wash. Ter. Completed & painted wood & engine house, & cistern. Delivered 25 tons coal from Neah Bay, in Wood House. Made drawings of completed work. Inspected Lt. Station. Left Fog Signal in charge of Keeper and one assistant, who did not wish further instruction in its management. Cistern has no water, and the Whistle can not be regularly blown (except for practice) early??? winter, without great expense. Will transmit at an early day, in-

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