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Box 255 CF to YH 1896, YB 1894 1895

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Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, 8 Nov. '94.

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: The Board, at its session on 5 Nov., '94, decided to establish inexpensive beacon lights at Yaquina Bay, Oreg, at a cost not to exceed $300., to be paid for from the appropriation, Repairs of Light-Houses.

The Engineer of the 13th Light-House District has been directed to take the proper measures for the establishment of these lights. The Board requests you to take the proper measures for employing a laborer to act as keeper of these lights, as not more than ten dollars per month, each.

Respectfully, Geo F.F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.") 4 Inclosures. Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington D.C., Nov. 23, 1894.

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector, 13th Light House District, Portland, Oregon,

Sir: Referring to your letter of the 17th November, 1894, the Board has to say that your recommendations are approved and that you are authorized to pay Mr. J. McCullum of Newport, Oregon, $100.00 for the recovery and delivery on the Government wharf at Newport, Oregon, of the Yaquina Bay whistling buoy which went adrift and lodged among the rocks north of the Cape Foulweather Light Station, and which can not be recovered by the tender. The authority to pay the above amount for the recovery of the buoy is conditional upon its delivery at Newport, Oregon, in fair condition. The bids forwarded with your letter are returned herewith. Respectfully, Geo. F.F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.") Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington D.C., 1 Dec., '94

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Your letter of 24 Nov., '94, relating to the lights to be established at Yaquina Bay, has been received. In reply, the Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the District, and with him make a joint report and recommendatioin as to the location of these lights, and the number of lights now recommended. Respectfully, Geo. F.F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasurey Department

Office of the Light-House Board.

Washington. January 14, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to the joint report of the Inspector an Engineer of the Thirteenth Light-House District, dated 13 Dec. '94, the Board informs you that, as its session of 7 Jan'y '95, it was ordered that beacon lights be established in Yaquina Bay, Oregon, as follows:

Two white range beacon lights as guides to cross in over the bar: the front light to be placed on a two pile beacon on the sand flats opposite the town of Newport, and the rear light to be erected at McLean's Point.

A white beacon light to be placed on the Government wharf at Newport.

The Engineer of the district has been requested to take the proper measures to carry the order of the Board into effect, paying for the establishment of the lights from the appropriation

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., 27 Feb'y, '95.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

The following is a copy of a telegram sent you to-day:

"Put laborers in charge of Yaquina beacons. Light beacons. Issue local notice."

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., 19 March, '95.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

The Board returns to you enclosed; for revision, Forms 87 for post lights recently established in Yaquina Bay, Oreg., enclosed in your letter of 12 March, '95.

The Board requests you to substitute bearings on objects shown on the chart, as required by the explanatory heading of the space in the form set apart for bearings, in order that the positions of the post lights may be accurately plotted from them.

Referring to your Notice to Mariners of the establishment of these post lights, of which you enclosed a copy with the above named letter, the Board requests that when you again issue a Notice you will give bearings so chosen that the mariner will be enabled to plot the aids on his charts without being obliged to seek additional information from other sources.

The Board is of the opinion that the lights marking the chan-

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to your letter, Dated inside 13 November, 1895, and on the briefing 13 March, 1895, the Board has to say that you are authorized to prepare a gallows frame for and put up the beacon light at Sitka, Alaska, authorized in previous correspondence, providing that there shall be no specific outlay for the purpose, but that only material on hand shall be used, and that the work shall be done by the crew of the tender.

The Board also authorizes you to pay a laborer at the rate of $12. per month to care for the light.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Inclosed is transmitted, for your information, a copy of Notice to Mariners No. 47 of 1895, giving notice that, on March 7, 1895, four beacon lights were established in Yaquina Bay, Oreg.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., 22 March, '95.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Enclosed is sent you a copy of a letter from Hon. Binger Hermann, M. C., dated 19 March, '95, together with a copy of its enclosure, a petition of citizens of Yaquina Bay, Oregon, asking for the establishment of a stake light on Ford's Point (Coquille Point,) for the purpose of defining the channel between McLane's Point and the end of the Bulk Head at Yaquina: and a tracing of Yaquina Bay.

The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation as to the necessity for and advisability of establishing the light in question.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., May 23, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to the joint report of the Engineer of the Thirteenth Light-House District and yourself, dated 14 May, '95, relative to the establishment of a post light at Coquille Point, Yaquina Bay, Oregon, for the purpose of defining the channel between McLean's Point and the end of the Bulkhead at Yaquina, the Board has to say that you recommendations are approved.

The Board therefore directs you to erect the post light in question with the assistance of the tender.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, July 1, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District. Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 21 June '95, transmitting data for Notice to Mariners, of the change in height of Yaquina Bar Range Rear Beacon Light, and proposed establishment of Coquille Point Beacon Light, the Board has to say that the bearings given to locate the last mentioned light do not agree with the position of the light as shown on the chart. The chart is returned herewith in a separate package with the request that you make the necessary correction and return the chart.

The Board directs your attention to the concluding paragraph of its letter of 28 Feb. '95, relative to the Yaquina Bay Beacon Lights, and requests that hereafter data for Notices to Mariners be forwarded not less that four weeks before the establishment of new lights and that when practicable more time be given.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, July 8, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Inclosed is transmitted a copy of Notice to Mariners No. 105 of 1895, giving notice that the rear beacon light of the Yaquina bar Range has been increased 10 feet in height, and also that a fixed white beacon light was established July 1 near the outer end of the cribwork bulkhead at Coquille Point, entrance to Yaquina River, Oreg.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, August 9, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Inclosed is transmitted, for your information, a copy of Notice to Mariners No. 124 of 1895, giving notice that on July 29, 1895, the front light of the Yaquina Bar range, Oregon, was discontinued.

Respectfully, John ??? Captain, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., August 17, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

The Board approves the recommendations made in your letter of 9 Aug., '95, and authorizes you to establish a fixed white tubular lantern light on the North Jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg., and to increase the height of Middle Ground Beacon Light in the bay, the two lights to then form a range for crossing Yaquina Bar, and to avoid the recently discovered Mid Channel Rock.

The Board will issue a Notice to Mariners giving the date of the proposed changes as August 31, 1895.

Respectfully, John ??? Captain, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., August 17, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

The Board approves the recommendations made in your letter of 9 Aug., '95, and authorizes you to establish a fixed white tubular lantern light on the North Jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg., and to increase the height of Middle Ground Beacon Light in the bay, the two lights to then form a range for crossing Yaquina Bar, and to avoid the recently discovered Mid Channel Rock.

The Board will issue a Notice to Mariners giving the date of the proposed changes as August 31, 1895.

Respectfully, John ??? Captain, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, August 20, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Inclosed is transmitted a copy of Notice to Mariners NO. 126 of 1895, giving notice that, on or about August 31, 1895, a fixed white tubular-lantern light will be established on the north jetty at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon, and that the height of the Middle Ground beacon light will be increased to 32 1/4 feet above the water.

The Board requests you to see that the provisions of the notice are carried into effect, reporting the date of so doing to this office.

Respectfully, John ??? Captain, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer Secretary.

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Box 254 YB 1890, YH 1893, Isaac L. Smith & Edward Rice 1891

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All communications should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD" Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board.

B. Enclosures: One. Subject: Yaquina Bay Whistling Buoy. July 14, 1893 Bearings.

Comdr. O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Light-House District,

Portland, Oregon.

Sir: Referring to forms 87 for Yaquina Bay Outside Bar Whistling Buoy, seacoast of Oregon, transmitted with your letter of 3 July '93, it is found in plotting the position of the buoy on Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 6057 by the sextant angles, using them in two sets, that the two positions are almost identical, while the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and on Yaquina Old Tower of the four bearings given, do not cut the position by angles. The sextant angles and the chart seem to indicate that the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and Yaquina Old Tower should be, respectively, approximately N. and N.E. 1/8 N.

The Board requests you to revise and return From 87 inclosed.

Respectfully, R.D. Evans Commander, U.S.N. , Naval Secretary.

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(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD") Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, M.M.B. Washington, 9 Oct. '93 Inclosures..... One Subject: Yaquina Bay, Oreg. Additional Lights.

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L. H. Districts, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Enclosed is sent you a copy of a letter from Hon. Binger Hermann, M.C., dated 3 Oct. '93, relating to the necessity for stake lights at the entrance to, and on Yaquina Bay, Oreg.

The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation as to the necessity for the lights in question. The Engineer has been requested to make an estimate of the cost of these lights, if any are recommended, which should be embodied in the joint report.

Respectfully, signature ??? Captain of Engineers, U.S.A, Engineer Secretary.

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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

September

14 [continued from previous page]: General duties for the day. 1st ass't digging potatoes and went fishing. 1nd ass't packing wood up from the beach. Had one visitor today.

15: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair but smokey. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 14 visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors, working in garden, and went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. Light-House Inspector O.W. Farenholt sent a flag to this station, received it today.

16: Light N.West wind and calm these 24 hours with dry, some high dry fog and smokey. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't graining today. Had 8 visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport and fishing today.

17: Light S.E. to South wind & calm these 24 hours, fair weather but little fog and some smoke. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had 9 visitors today. 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower and graining in his quarters.

18: Light S.E. wind for these 24 hours, light fog and smoke. Sea very smooth. Keeper F.M. Plummer left at 10. A.M. today for Toledo???? on a 6 days leave of absence. 2nd ass't I.L. Smith went to Newport at 10.A.M. and returned at 2.P.M. today.

19: Light S.E. wind for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours dry with light smokey fog, last part of 24 hours damp with light fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't sawing wood & making a table.

20: Light S.E. wind to N.E. and N.W. breeze, dry to rain first part of 24 hours, light S.E. wind, dry last part of 24 hours, fresh N.E. to N.W. breeze with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't whitewashing woodshed.

21: Light N.W. to S.E. wind damp to dry with light fog for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went to Newport for the mail at 8.30 A.M. and returned 12.M. 2nd ass't making wash stand. Sea rough. Had 12 visitors.

22: Light S.E. to S.W. wind to gale with rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain; last part of 24 hours light S.E. to S.W. wind to gale with rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day.

23: Strong S.W. to light S.E. wind with showers to light and thick, damp fog for these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went to Newport for the Mail. 2nd ass't graining quarters. Had 7 visitors today.

24: Light S.E. wind to moderate breeze with rain today for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, last part of 24 hours dry to clear and cloudy. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't sawing wood. 1st ass't same??? Had 2 visitors.

25: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't went to Newport after the Keeper today. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 11.30 A.M. from his vacation of One week. 2nd ass't received his appointment today.

26: Light South wind with thick damp fog during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. Had nine visitors today. 1st ass't and Keeper showing visitors in tower. Keeper and 2nd ass't went 2 1/2 miles from Station and cut a flag pole for the station and brought it to the station. And Keepers making it and getting it ready to put up.

27: Light East to South wind with clear, fine and warm weather during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Had three visitors today. 1st ass't preparing the hole to receive the flag pole. Keeper & 2nd ass't went after a longer pole for the flag today.

28: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers getting flag pole ready to put in and set up. Had two visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport today.

29: Light South to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. Keepers painting and putting pulley on flag pole. 1st ass't went fishing today.

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1893 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

March 10: Light wind to moderate breeze & Gale S. East to S. & S.W. these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer went down to 29.30 during the 24 hours.

11: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50 during 24 hours. Keeper sawing wood in cellar.

12: Moderate breeze and light West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W. to S.W. with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.30 at 4 P.M.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. General duties for the day. Keeper spading up his garden. Also went to Newport to take Mrs. Plummer, she['s] going to Portland. 1st asst also went to Newport and fishing. 2nd asst returned to station from Newport at 6 P.M. his sister being some better.

14: Strong breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper spadeing up his garden and went fishing. 1st asst also went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport to see how his sister is getting along. Left the Station at 10 A.M.

15: Moderate breeze East to light variable wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. 1st asst spading & planting garden. Fresh breeze S.W. last part of 24 hours. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 5 P.M.

16: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. 1st asst spadeing in garden. Had three visitors. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. [Inspector's signature inserted within this day's log entry: Commander O.W. Farenholt, March 16th '93 including other??? unintelligible comments] 16 [continued below signature] U.S. Light House Inspector visited and inspected the station at 6.30 P.M. and left for Newport at 7 P.M.

17: Moderate fresh breeze and Gale S.E. to S. & S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. The barometer went down to 29.64 today. General duties for the day.

18: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

19: Light S.W. to West wind these 24 hours with rain and hail showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco today.

20: Light wind to moderate fresh & strong breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing. The barometer down to 28.9

21: Strong to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. 2nd ass't working in garden.

22: Light N. West to West & S. West wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

23: Light S.to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to gale S. East to South with light rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. The barometer down to 29.55.

24: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours [continued on following page]

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

August 7: Light S. East to East wind and calm with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. West clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Had 16 visitors - Keeper went to Newport today.

8: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had thirty six visitors today - Keeper showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst went to Newport also working in the garden - U.S. Steamer Columbine Light House tender passed this light going south at 2:30 P.M. she is laying off the entrance of Yaquina bar intending to enter and lieve annual supplies for this station.

9: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had eleven visitors today - Light House Inspector Commander O. W. Farenholt arrived at this station at 9:30 A.M. - Inspected station and left for Newport at 10 A.M. - Also left annual supplies for the station - Mr McCullen hauling supplies from Newport to station - 1st asst showing visitors in tower also polishing storm pane clamps & crank for winding up plunger in lamp - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

10: Moderate breeze to light wind N. West first part of 24 hours with fair weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West some fog but mostly fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning the dust out of the ventilators in lantern - painting step ladders - Laying coal oil cases in barn - 1st asst polishing storm pane clamps also working his garden - Had twenty six visitors today - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Keeper taking account of supplies on hand at date of making delivery of annual supplies - Mr. McCullen hauling supplies.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Mr. McCullen and Mr Oliver hauling supplies today - Had five visitors - Keeper cleaning out lockers in oil-room and cleaning oil butts ready to paint them.

12: Light N. West to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport to see about some hay - 1st asst slaking line and showing visitors in the tower - Had seven visitors today - Mr. Jack McCullen completed hauling annual supplies today.

13: Light S. East wind & calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog & rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport and borrowed a wagon to haul hay - Had six visitors - 1st asst went fishing - U.S. Light-House tender Columbine passed this light at 7 P.M. going north to Astoria.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst painting oil-butts and showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing - Had thirty nine visitors today.

15: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty eight visitors.

16: Light N. West to South wind with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport to take a beef - 1st asst went fishing and showed twelve visitors in tower - Keeper painting oil-butts green.

17: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and a little scattering fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing - Had twenty six visitors today.

18: Light South and variable winds & calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had fourteen visitors today - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower.

19: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with cloudy but fine dry & warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the

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1894 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1894

December

12: Light variable winds with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room. Mr Whitten hauling sand. Mr Withers putting new valleys in room of Barn. Mason and laborer cementing walks today. 1st asst went to Newport. Steam schooner South Coast laying off the Yaquina bar trying to enter since the 7th of Dec.

13: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Mr Withers finished repairing the barn. Mason Cementing in cellar and walks. Laborer laying tileing and digging in ground at base of tower getting ready to put strip for lightening rod. Mr Isaac L. Smith received orders from Commander O.W. Farenholt to proceed to Umpqua light to arrive there not later than Dec 29th.

14: Light wind S. East to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst packing house-hold goods ready to move to Unpqua Light Station. Mr Withers putting pipe and coak??? for the new lightening rod on the tower. Also putting a new cover over Cistern. And putting conductor from Dwelling to Cistern. Mason cementing walks and cellar floor. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco.

15: Light N.W. to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 2nd asst packing up his things preparing to leave the station tomorrow for Umpqua light station on Steam Schooner Bandorville from Newport. Mr Withers fixing cover to Cistern. Mason plastering window working on walks.

16: Gale to fresh breeze S. E. to S. West with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper & 1st asst helping 2nd asst pack his house-hold good. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith left the station for Umpqua Light at 10 A.M. 1st sweeping and cleaning on 2nd asst Quarters he not having time to do it before going. Mr Withers completed cementing cellar floors and cementing the walks around the Keeper's Dwelling today.

17: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, little damp. Sea rough. Keeper & 1st asst helping Mr Withers put up new and take down old Lightening rod today. Mr Withers completing the new Window put in 2nd asst Quarters also conductors for Dwelling to cistern. 1st asst went to Newport after a piece of lightening rod.

18: Fresh breeze East to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain or a little damp. Sea a little rough. Mr Withers completed the repairs with the exception of the strip stacked on the tower for lightening rod. It is 4 ft too short. Keeper will solder the piece on when it arrives from Light House Engineer. Mr Whitten came after Mr Withers at 9 A.M. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning the grounds, shop and etc today.

19: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Greg Robarts crossed in over Yaquina bar. The barometer 29.42 at 3 P.M. and still going down.

20: Light wind to fresh breeze S. E. to South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light S. East wind with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail. Mr Jos. B. Hermann arrived at the station at 1 P.M. from Umpqua and went on duty as 2nd asst Keeper. I understand the Schooner Mary Gilbert of San Francisco was wrecked trying to enter Alsye harbor the 14th of December the wind dying out while entering. As near as I can find out there were no lives lost, but the vessel will be a total loss.

21: Moderate breeze to light wind S.E. to East with rain showers during these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General [continued on next page]

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1895 Keeper logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

February 15: Moderate breeze East to S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - Barometer down to 29.88

16: Gale to moderate breeze S. To N. West first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing. The barometer 30.22 today.

17: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer 30.20 today. Steamer Alcatraz arrived and crossed in over Yaquina bar at 4 P.M.

18: Light South wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather with light variable winds - Sea very rough - Gneral duties for the day - 1st asst went Newport after the mail - The barometer 30.20 today.

19: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Homer arrived from Sanfrancisco - The barometer 29.95 today.

20: Moderate breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Bandorville went into Yaquina at 1:30??? A.M. - Steamer Alcatraz sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina - Mr. Hermann had a load of Household goods from Newport - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing.

21: Moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - The barometer down to 29.80 today - 2nd asst painting floors in his Quarters and putting matting and carpets down - Keeper and 1st helping him.

22: Light South to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze East to S. East with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning and fixing up his Quarters.

23: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. West with frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport to meet his Wife and family this evening. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

24: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Received the following order from Commander O.W. Farenholt Inspector 13th Light House District - With the exception of Light-House Keepers no person will be permitted inside the Light House or Watchroom between the hours of sunset and sunrise - The Keeper on watch will give his undivided attention to his duties - Night reliefs of Watches will be made in the watchroom and not outside the tower or at the dwellings of the Keepers - At stations where there are other government or outside employees Keepers while on duty are forbidden to stand watches, reliefs or do any work for remuneration or otherwise for the aforementioned persons - This does not apply to Light House employees sent to the station to effect repairs or alterations. In such cases every Keeper will assist to the best of his ability - During the salmon-fishing season, Light-House Keepers outside their own wants are forbidden to employ themselves in seine trap or net fishing either for favor, gain or traffic??? These orders are signed by all the Keepers, posted in the Watch room and the Keeper has informed the Inspector that they are thoroughly understood and will be obeyed. 2nd asst returned to the station at 4 P.M. with his Wife and Family.

25: Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and cooler weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day. 2nd asst helping Mrs. Hermann put down carpets and put his Quarters in order. The barometer 30.10 today.

26: Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair and warmer weather. Sea very rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst putting down carpet and fixing up his Quarters.

27: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part [continued on next page}

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 July 1: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind North with fair and warm weather during 23 hours - Sea smooth - Schooner Kate and Anne arrived and anchored south side of the cape at 11 A.M. Keepers cleaning and rakeing up around the buildings - Keeper cleaning and polishing table lamp and oil filler - 1st asst polishing storm pane clamps burner filler etc. today - 2nd asst showing eight visitors in the tower. 2: Light North wind these 23 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper cleaning and polishing lamp oil cans etc. today - 2nd asst showing vitiors in tower - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport - Had 11 visitors - Steamer Farallone sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina - Barometer 29.82. 3: Light variable winds and calm with fair and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower - Had eighteen visitors - Barometer 29.70 today. 4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South to S. E. to S. West these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to spend the fourth - Hoisted american ensign today - The barometer down to 29.68 today - Schooner Kate and Anne crossed in over Yaquina bar at 8 A.M. 5: Moderate breeze S. West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on important business - 1st and 2nd assts showed visitors in tower - Had 27 visitors - Barometer 30.00 today. 6: Light variable wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keepers scrubbing hall office and oil-room floors - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Had 7 visitors today. 7: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst and 2nd showing vitiors in the Tower. 8: Fresh to moderate breeze North to light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd ass't showing visitors in Tower - Keeper went to Newport. 9: Moderate breeze and light East to N. East wind with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Farallone arrived from Sanfrancisco today - Keeper showing seven visitors in the Tower - Barometer 29.82. 10: light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in Tower - Had thirteen visitors - Keeper went to Newport to post mail - Barometer 29.86. 11: Light South wind these 24 hours thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had 3 visitors - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Steamer Farallone sailed for San Francisco at 2:30 P.M. 12: Light South wind thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Had three visitors - Keeper showing visitors in Tower - Barometer 29.90. 13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours little hazey and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Had six visitors - U.S. Light-House tender Columbine arrived off the bar at about 11:30 A.M. from the South and corssed in to Newport at 3:30 P.M. 14: ??? Light wind to modeate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers showing visitors in the Tower - Had visitors today - Commander O. W. Farenholt Inspector arrived and inspected station at 10 A.M. and left for Newport at 11 A.M. 15: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. West with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Keeper went to Newport to mail 1/2 dozen??? No. 5 wicks to Keeper of Hecata Head-light - 1st and 2nd asst picking out the rusty coal Oil cans and strewing them over the bluff - Those not rusty saveing them and storeing them away.

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1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

May

3: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain tehse 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Farallon sailed at 5 A.M. for San Francisco. Barometer 29.50

4: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. & S.W. thee 24 hours with rain, hail, thunder, and lightening. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.Barometer 29.45 to 29.70. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Left the Station at 2.30 P.M. Keeper working in shop painting flower pots. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar at 3.30 P.M. from the South and crossed into Newport at 5.40 P.M.

5: [in a different hand] Inspected station by order of Cmdr O.W. Farenholt U.S.N. Inspector 13th??? L.H. District by Theo Barker - Inspector's Clerk.

5: Light W.N.W. wind to moderate and fresh breeze thee 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst to Newport. Barometer 29.90. Mr. Theo Barker, Commander O.W. Farenholt, Light-House Inspector's Clerk arrived at the station at 10.30 A.M., made Inspection and left for Newport 11.30 A.M.

6: Fresh to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with high dry fog last part of 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in garden on the beach. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 today. James B. Hermann 2nd asst returned to the station at 10.40 A.M. from Newport where he had been to procure supplies & recreation. U.S. L.H. Tender crossed out over Yaquina at 7 A.M. and passed this light going north.

7: Light wind to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with light rain showers. sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.96 today.

8: Fresh breeze W.N.W. to N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80

9: Light variable winds these 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors today. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today.

10: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hour hard rain. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80 to 29.49 today.

11: Fresh and strong breeze South to N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.West with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper fileing saw. 1st asst went fishing and went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 29.50 to 29.90 today.

12: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea rough. Keeper and 2nd cleaning barn preparing to paint it. Keeper mixing paint to paint barn & workshop & Dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. Barometer 30.30 to 30.40 today.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and cool weather. sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.40 today.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze North to W.N.West these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.40 to 30.15 today.

15: Fresh variable winds first part of 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and breeze South, rain. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went fishing. Had 4 visitors. Barometer 29.99 to 29.80

16: Fresh breeze to light wind S. to S.W. and West with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. to West with rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 to 29.90 today.

17: Moderate breeze to light S.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, cloudy and little fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing three visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.97 today.

18: Light variable winds with cloudy weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West, clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea smooth. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco at 1 P.M. Keeper painting the barn today. Keepers [continued on following page page]

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