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Vol 439 Cook appt 1875

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Custom House, Astoria Oregon Collectors Office, May 2nd, 1872

Sir, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Department Letter of April 17th, 1874 enclosing appointment of Jas. A. Cook 1st Asst at Cape Foulweather at a compensation of $630 per annum. Is this not a mistake, the other 1st assistants in this district got but $628. At what rate shall J. A. Cook be paid?

Very respectfully, William D. Hare Collector Honorable Joseph Henry Chairman Lt. House Board Washington D.C

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Correspondence of LH board 1901-1910

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Yaquina Head Light-Station Newport Oregon May 31st,1904.

C. G. Calkins, Commander U. S. N. Light House Inspector, Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon

Sir: I hereby tender my resignation as 1st Asst. Keeper at Yaquina Light Station to take effect June 30th, 1904.

Respectfully yours, (Signed) Edward Rice, 1st Asst. Keeper, Yaquina Head, Light-Station.

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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

24 For the day the barometer is going up Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M.

25 Light to moderate breeze South with fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.

26 Moderate to fresh breeze south to N. West these 24 hours with rain and hail. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr I.L. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. showery first part of 24 hours. last part light N.W. wind & calm with rain. Sea Quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport

28 Light to moderate wind N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst & Mr. Smith went up north beach.

29 Light N.W. to S.East wind to N.W. these 24 hours with fog showers during the 24 hours Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today.

30 Light to moderate N.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to newport today.

31 Light N.W. to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. General duties for the day.

February 1 Light to moderate breeze South to North-West these 24 hours little showery first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours clearing weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper took mail to Newport.

2 Light to moderate breeze East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper scrubbing out oil and office floors. Also changing the burner in Lenses.

3 Light to moderate & fresh breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden. Mr. Smith and Keeper went fishing.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. Dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours showery. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

5 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South with rain shower during the 24 hour. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st asst & Mr. Smith killed a pig today. Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. Mr. I L Smith went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 3 P.M.

6 Fresh and strong breeze S. to South West & West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith returned to the Station at 3 P.M.

7 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after the mail.

8 Light east wind these 24 hours with clean fair but cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

February 1891

9: Light East to S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day.

10: Light winds varying from N.W. to S.W. first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. showery. Sea smooth General duties for day. Mr. Smith went to Newport.

11: Light to moderate and fresh breeze to a gale South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W.NWest rain hail & snow squalls. Sea little rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport.

12: Fresh breeze W. N.W to S.W. and South with rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours gale S. to S.W. rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for the day.

13: Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind S.West to S. East with rain, hail & snow squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived off the bar but to rough to enter. Keeper went to Newport to get some supplies, left the station at 9.30 A.M.

14: Fresh breeze West to S.East & South these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail & snow squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. Had 3 visitors.

15: Light S.East to South wind these 24 hours with rain, hail and snow showers first part of 24 hours. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley outside yet. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today. Str Willamett Valley crossed the bar at 4 P.M.

16: Light East to South wind these 24 hours, clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went fishing today.

17: Light S.East wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours hail & snow. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Mr Isaac L. Smith left the station at 11 A.M. for Newport to bring Mrs Smith home.

18: Light to moderate & fresh breze S.E. to S. and S.West & South with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keepers killed a hog today. 1st went to Newport. Mr Smith returned to the station at 11.30 A.M.

19: Fresh breeze S.West to light West wind to fresh breeze W. these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail and snow squalls. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper wen to Newport to get supplies. Left the station at 1 P.M.

20: Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail & snow squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 3 P.M. Mr Isaac L. Smith went to Newport after his Wife. Left the station at 4 P.M.

21: Strong breeze S.W. to light East and N.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, hail and snow. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going down quite low. Steamer Chance crossed over the Yaquina bar. Mr Smith returned to the station at 3 P.M.

22: Light N. East wind first part of 24 hours with light rain. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, light showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Barometer down to 29.16.

23: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S.W. with hail & snow squalls during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

February 1891

24 Light and moderate breeze S.E. to N.W. these 24 hours with hail snow and rain squalls - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer going up fast - Keeper went to Newport after mail I hear that there is a small Sloup on North beach about 2 miles that came ashore about the 20th of month.

25 Light to moderate and fresh breeze W. to S.W. these 24 hours - little damp during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst and M. I. L. Smith putting 200 galls of Mineral oil in Oil room. Today Keeper went up north beach to see [w]reck of the sloop - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Left station at 2:00 am.

26 Fresh to moderate breeze S. W. to S. East these 24 hours first half of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing today - Steamer Willamette Valley]] sailed today - Barometer going down - Keeper returned to the station at 9.30. A. M.

27 Light S. E. to East wind these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last half of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing - Mr. Smith also working in shop today.

28 Moderate and light E. & N.E to North west these 24 hours first half of 24 hours rain - Last part fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and M. I. L. Smith went to Newport

March

1 Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours dry during 24 hours and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day . Keepers went fishing Today.

2 Moderate & light East to N.W. these 24 hours clear day and cold during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keepers went fishing Had three visitors - 1st asst went to Newport.

3 Light N. East to North wind and calm day and cold and clear weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst and Mr. Smith went fishing

4 Light variable winds these 24 hours snow hail & rain during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar at 1 P.M and put some buoys down. And at 2:30 P.M. is laying off West of the light and then sailed north

5 Moderate and fresh breeze S. E. to East with rain and snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light East to N.W. wind fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing today.

6 Light N.W. to East calm dry & fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Mr. Smith working in garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9 A. M. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived this morning

7 Light east to N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fair but cool weather during 24 hours Sea very smooth - 1st asst and Mr. I. L. Smith working in garden - Keeper returned to the station at 3:00.

8 Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale South rain Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

9 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. to N.W. rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day -

10 Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

March 1891

10: and fresh breeze N.W. clear fair and cool weather sea smooth - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden

11: Moderate and light N. W. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fair and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden.

12: Fresh to moderate breeze East to S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

13: Moderate and wind East to S. E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick weather and light rain showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Steamer George Chance crossed the bar - Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left at 10 A.M.

14: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper planting garden - 1st asst showing visitors in tower Had 4 visitors Today - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 1:00 am.

15: Light humid S. to S. East with fair weather during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze South rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

16: Light S. to S. East wind with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & Mr. I. L. Smith planting garden.

17: Light N.W. to S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate & fresh breeze S. E. to S. rain - Sea smooth - Keeper & Mr. I. L. Smith planting garden. - Also went fishing today.

18: Light S. East wind and fair weather first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Mr. Smith spading in garden - Keeper went to Newport on bussiness - Left the station at 9 A.M. - 1st asst also went to Newport.

19: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to West and N. West these 24 hours - Rain & fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze South with fog and light rain showers - during 24 hours sea little rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down a little.

21: Fresh breeze S. to S. W. West and N. West

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

March 1891

26 with frequent rain squalls - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper painting desk - Mr. Smith painting chair

27 Fresh breeze to light. West wind with rain shower during the 24 hours - Sea little rough. General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

28 Light N. W. wind with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

29 Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. E. to South wind fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

30 Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea little rough - Keepers putting 200 galls of Mineral Oil in oil room and went fishing - Keeper making out the quarterly and monthly reports - Had one visitor

31 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather during the 24 hours - Sea smoothing down - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper and Mr. Smith went fishing - Keeper also marking out the reports

April

1 Fresh breeze East to the light S. East wind dry and fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to moderate breeze N.W. rain. Sea smooth - Mr. Smith went fishing today - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Steamers Willamette Valley & George Chance arrived today.

2 Light N.W. to N. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N.W. fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport. Keeper Mr. F. M. Plummer went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 9 A.M.

3 Moderate breeze N.W. to light to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 1. P. M.

4 Light to moderate & fresh breeze S.E. to S. and N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going up. General duties for the day.

5 Light N.W. to S.E. wind to fresh breeze and gals during 24 hours, first part of 24 hours with fog showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea moderately smooth- General duties for day - Barometer going down.

6 Gale to fresh and moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is going up a little

7 Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport .

8 Light West to S. East wind damp during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

9 Light to moderate breeze S to S. East with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - The barometer is going up. Keeper returned to the station at 5:00 P.M.

10 Light to S. E. wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

April 1891

10 part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea rough. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

11 Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing up North beach.

12 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down slowly - Light House Tender Manzanita arrived sometime during the morning and crossed the bar at 2:30 P.M.

13 Light E. to S. E. wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith and 1st asst went fishing today - Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

15 Light East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

16 Moderate breeze south to light variable wind & calm first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze N.W. cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today - L.H. Tender Manzanita crossed Yaquina bar bound for Astoria this morning.

17 Fresh breeze N. West with frequent fog showers during these 24 hours - Sea little rough - 1st asst went to Newport and working in garden - Keeper making out requisition for the annual supplies for station the next year.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers cleaning out chicken house and making out requisition for supplies.

19 Light to moderate breeze N.W. to S.E. and South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went trout fishing - Had three visitors today.

20 Light S.E. to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

21 Light variable winds cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to a gale S.E. to South cloudy and little damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Smith went to Newport on important business left station at 8 A.M.

22 Gale to strong & fresh breeze south with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer going up a little. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 4 P.M.

23 Moderate breeze S. to S. East and S. West these 24 hours with some showery weather. General duties for the day. Sea very rough. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived but to rough to cross bar.

24 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S. East and S. West with rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The bar to rough for steamer to cross Today. Mr. I. L. Smith went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 8 A.M.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

April 1891

25 Light S.E. and East wind to South. Fresh breeze and gale these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamette Valley crossed bar today - Keeper went up north beach - 1st asst went to Newport - Mr. Smith arrived at the cape at 11:30 AM

26 Strong breeze S. to light S.East wind and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze to a gale south with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 8 A.M.

27 Strong breeze to light South wind with hard rain during the 24 hours - Sea very rough. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 5:00 P.M.

28 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. and S. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport

29 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. little cloudy first part of 24 hours - fair weather last part Sea smooth - Keeper went fishing and working in the garden - 1st asst & Mr. Smith also working in garden. - Str Willamette Valley sailed today.

30 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing today.

May

1 Moderate and light N.W. winds first part of 24 hours with clear fair weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N.W. little foggy - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport.

2 Fresh and moderate breeze to light N.W. wind and thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to South wind fair weather and heigh dry fog - General duties for day - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport.

3 Fresh and moderate breeze South damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South. Damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went 10 miles up the coast.

4 Fresh breeze to moderate wind during these 24 hours with hard rain most of the time - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

5 Light S.E. wind and rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds damp - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Had three visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer arrived today.

6 Light to moderate breeze S.W. to South rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South to N.W. wind showery - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith sawing wood on the beach.

7 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours little damp but mostly fair weather - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today - Sea smooth - Two visitors today - Keeper & Mr. Smith sawing wood on beach - Keepers painting on picket fence today.

8 Moderate breeze to light wind and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fair weather - Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport on business - 1st asst and Mr. I.L. Smith painting the picket fence.

9 Fresh breeze to light and fresh breeze - There 24 hours clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers painting on picket fence and completed it today - The barometer is going down a little.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

May1891

10 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. Thick fog most of 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went clamming. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport.

11 Moderate and light N.W. wind with frequent light fog showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & the 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & Mr. Smith cutting wood on the beach.

12 Light N.W. wind & calm with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea very smooth. Keeper went fishing. Mr. Smith painting in his quarters. 1st asst keeper working in the garden He also went to Newport.

13 Moderate and light to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Steamer J. Chance crossed bar today - Keepers painting the barn and store house.

14 Moderate and light to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fine last part of 24 hours - First part cloudy - Sea smooth - Keepers painting in Keepers dwelling today. Half and hour late in lightning and something got into the supply tube had to take it apart and put it together again.

15 Light N.W. winds to variable wind and calm these 24 hours cloudy but dry and warm weather - Sea very smooth - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived this morning - Keepers painting on the dwelling today.

16 Light variable winds and calm with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting on the Dwelling and 1st asst Quarters - Also cleaning out the lamp in ???

17 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 8 visitors - Keeper went to Newport today.

18 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. Steamer Willamette Valley and Mischeif sailed yesterday - Keepers whitewashing fences today.

19 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with fog showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers whitewashing fences and oil-house also painting the south end of oil house - 1st asst went to Newport.

20 Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning in the lantern getting ready to paint and mixing paint - 1st asst also working in garden. Keepers also polishing the reflectors and illuminating apparatus and oil carriers and cocks to oil butts.

21 Fresh breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and strong breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the lantern inside with white paint today.

22 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing - Mr. Smith getting wood off beach - 1st asst went to Newport - Keepers painting pane of Lennes and cleaning it also painting the pedestal green.

23 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport after some supplies 1st asst painting the water tank - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

May 1891

24 Light N.West wind these 24 hours with damp fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

25 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth. Keepers painting dome railings & parapet - Also whitewashing inside of tower.

26 Light S. to S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours with light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went after razor clams. Keepers painting lantern floor stairs and watchroom floor black also getting stage ready to paint Bracketts - 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

27 Light variable winds cloudy but dry these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - The barometer is going down a little - Keepers painting the bracketts and getting stage ready and mixing paint to paint tower.

28 Light S. to S.W. and West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with some fog showers mostly first part of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the main part of tower white and putting away staging.

29 Moderate and light S. to S.E. and S.W. winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith painting tower winds and base of tower.

30 Light South wind and calm damp during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport to attend decoration day.

31 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today.

June

1 Light N.W. wind & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left station at 8 A.M. - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working on the road today.

2 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. Keeper returned to the station at 8 A.M. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 1 P.M. Keepers painting iron railings and floor black - 1st asst and Mr. I.L. Smith working on the road today.

3 Moderate breeze to light N.W. and North wind these 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst cleaning and painting in his quarters. Keepers also painting window sash in tower and oil room also chimneys of oil house and steps of dwelling and cellar doors.

4 Light N.W. to S.E. wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting the grass inside of the yard - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

5 Light South wind these 24 hours with little damp and cloudy - Sea smooth - 1st asst painting in his quarters and working in garden & cutting grass - Mr. Smith also working in the garden today.

6 Light S. to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea very little rough - 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst also painting in his quarters and cleaning weeds from the brick walk around dwelling - Keeper writing out the reports.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

June 1891

7 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours showery - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Had two visitors today.

8 Light variable winds with rain shower first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & 1st asst cleaning weeds from walk & 1st asst painting his floor in his quarters - Keeper also painting back steps of dwelling and went clamming - Mr. Smith painting back steps and went clamming this morning.

9 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - Had two visitors today.

10 Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours with light rain most of the time - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst & Mr. Smith went fishing - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

11 Light variable winds and calm with light rain showers during most of 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

12 Light N.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keepers went fishing - Had two visitors - 1st asst went to Newport.

13 Light variable winds with frequent fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties today - Had 5 visitors - Keeper went to Newport on business.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers went fishing and putting hay in the barn - Had three visitors today.

15 Light variable winds dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. West and South - rain - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 gall of mineral oil in oil house - 1st asst weeding in garden

16 Light S.E. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair warm weather-srea smooth-General duties for day

17 Light to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours-first part of 24 hours rain showers-Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp-Sea little rough-General duties for day

18 Moderate to fresh breeze these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls-Sea quite rough-The baromiter is going down a little-General duties for day

19 Moderate breeze to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light gale to moderate breeze South with rain most of 24 hours-Sea quite rough-General duties for day-Keeper F.M. Plummer went to Newport on import business- Left the station at 9 A.M.

20 Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers most of the time-Sea quite rough-Steamer Willimgton arrived into Yaquina Bat at 9 A.M. for wood having got out of coal before geting to Coos Bay-General duties for day- Keeper returned to thevstation at 6 P.M.

21 Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours hard rain- Last part of 24 hours rain showers-General duties for day-1st asst went to Newport

22 Light S.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours with hard rain & hail showers--Sea quite rough

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22 General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 7:30 A.M.

23 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather - Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

24 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp and little light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather wind light N.W. - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper writing on the reports - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport.

25 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours some light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today - Had two visitors.

26 Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper writing out the annual returns.

27 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport. Had 12 visitors today.

28 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 29 visitors - Keeper showing visitors into the tower.

29 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on business. Mr. Smith left the station at 8 A.M. for the Willamette Valley after two horses for the keeper. 1st asst scrubbing hall and oil room floors.

30 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea smooth. 1st asst went to Newport. - Keeper making out the reports today - Had twelve visitors.

July

1 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty two visitors today.

2 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh (sp) dry fog - Sea very smooth. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport - Had fourteen visitors.

3 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - Had sixteen visitors - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower. Mr. Isaac L. Smith returned to the station from Willamette Valley at 7 P.M.

4 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Had 12 visitors.

5 Light S. East to S. wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - General duties for day - Had sixty eight visitors.

6 Light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport - 1st asst and Mr. Smith showing visitors in the tower - Keeper painting the covers of oil-butts.

7 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm cloudy but dry - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

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July 1891

7 Had twenty two visitors - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport.

8 Light variable wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went up North - beach.

9 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry and very warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst & Mr. Smith went fishing - 1st also went to Newport.

10 Moderate breeze South with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

11 Light N.W. wind with frequent fog showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm little damp. - Sea smooth - General duties for day. Had two visitors today - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

12 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Keepers showing visitors in tower - General duties for day - Had twelve visitors

13 Moderate and light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours with fog - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport.

14 Moderate N.W. wind fair weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 1st asst cutting thistle from the yard - Had 12 visitors - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport on business - Left the station at 1 P.M.

15 Moderate and light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours with fog - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 14 visitors - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

16 Fresh breeze to moderate and light N.W. wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Had 9 visitors. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

17 Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting weeds from around dwelling - Had 6 visitors - General duties for day.

18 Light N.W. wind and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting grass & weeds around dwelling. Also showing visitors in tower - Had seven visitors today - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport today.

19 Light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Had 6 visitors today.

20 Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had fourteen visitors today - Keeper went to Newport on business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

21 Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Had 26 visitors. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

22 Fresh to moderate breeze to light N.W. wind these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - Mr. Smith went hunting - Keeper & 1st asst putting hay in barn - Had thirty visitors.

23 Light variable winds and calm with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze South thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Mr. Smith went to Newport. - Had 23 visitors today.

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July 1891

24 Moderate breeze to light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm high dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had four visitors - Mr. I.L. Smith went 12 miles up the north beach hunting and trout fishing - Left the station at 1 P.M.

25 Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with high dry fog during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - Had twenty three visitors - General duties for the day - Mr. I.L. Smith returned to the station at 7:45 P.M.

26 Light N. West wind with high dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate fresh and strong breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for day - Had 20 visitors - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth. Keeper packing the coal oil cans in oil house to make room for the annual supply of oil - Had seventeen visitors today.

28 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. - Sea very smooth - Keepers putting 200 gals of mineral oil in oil room. Had twelve visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Steamer Manzanita passed cape at 2 P.M. and crossed bar to Newport. W.W Rhoades Inspector

29 Light N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours high dry fog- Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day- . U.S. Light House Steamer Manzanita landed annual supplies at Newport - Lieut Commander W.W. Rhoades arrived at the station at 10:30 A.M. inspected station and left for Newport at 11:45 A.M. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport - Had 31 visitors - Mr. Meyers hauling annual supplies from Newport to station.

30 Light to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 fair weather- Sea very smooth - Keepers putting oil in oil house and taking invoice of annual supplies. Keeper and Mr. Smith went to Newport - Mr. Wiley hauling supplies to the station today.

31 Light N.West wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers putting oil in oil house - Mr. Willey hauling annual supplies from Newport to cape - Had 25 visitors today.

August

1 Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Had 14 visitors. Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Mr. Wiley hauling supplies Today.

2 Moderate & light N.W. wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith showing visitors in tower - Had twelve visitors today.

3 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine & warm weather - Mr. Wiley hauled the last load of oil today - Had 17 visitors. Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing in boat today - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived from San Francisco.

4 Light South East wind showery weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport after mail - General duties for the day - 1st asst and Mr. Smith putting hay into the barn - Had seventeen. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

5 Light to moderate wind these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours

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August 1891

5 (continurd) fair weather. Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. - 1st asst and Mr. Smith putting hay in barn - Keeper killing beef - Had eight visitors today.

6 Light to moderate South wind 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 - Mr. I.L. Smith went berrying - Had 15 visitors today.

7 Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Had 10 visitors - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

8 Light N.W. wind with damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers putting hay in the barn - 1st asst went to Newport - Had sixty five visitors today.

9 Fresh breeze to moderate and light wind N.W. with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostly fine warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Had nine visitors today.

10 Light South wind & calm with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith blacking harness - Had thirty six visitors today.

11 Light variable winds and calm with high dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper having 13 1/2 cords of wood hauled to the cape for use of Keepers - General duties for day - Had twenty visitors today.

12 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and very warm - Sea smooth - General duties today - Had 32 visitors - Indian Frank hauling wood to the keepers.

13 Light variable winds and calm fair and warm during these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - General duties for the day - Had thirty eight visitors. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport after supplies - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today.

14 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours. Clear fine & warm & sea smooth - General duties for the day - Indian hauling wood - Had twenty seven visitors today.

15 Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine and warm during 24 hours - General duties for the day - Sea smooth - Had 6 visitors - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

16 Light N.W. wind and calm and fair weather during these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Smith went to Newport today - Had twenty seven visitors today. Steamer sailed today.

17 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind South little damp - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Indian hauling wood to cape for the keepers - Had twenty six visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

18 Moderate breeze South with rain first 20 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind cloudy but dry - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport. Had eight visitors - Indian hauling wood to the cape for the keepers.

19 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours ?faith? clear fine weather during 24 hours - Indian has hauled

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August 1891

20 the wood to the keepers - General duties for the day 1st asst went to Newport after mail - Had thirty two visitors today.

21 Fresh to moderate breeze and light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport - Had eighteen visitors today. Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport and took the oath of office as 2nd asst at this station.

22 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had twenty three visitors today - The barometer is going down a little today. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 9 A.M.

23 Fresh to moderate and strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Had thirty two visitors. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. - Mr. I.L. Smith 2nd asst went to a wedding at Newport - Left the station at 9 A.M.

24 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Had nine visitors today. Keeper went to Newport after a new pump for cistern. Mr. I.L. Smith 2nd asst returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

25 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning out hen house - Had thirty four visitors.

26 Moderate breeze N.W. to light south wind with thick damp fog - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind smookey & warm - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst whitewashing hen-house - 1st asst went to Newport. Had twenty eight visitors today. Willamette Valley sailed today.

27 Light N.W. to south wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Keeper also repairing horse stall in barn - Had twelve visitors today.

28 Light south wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Had fourty five visitors today - Keeper F.M. Plummer went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 9 A.M.

29 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during these 24 hours - General duties for the day. Had twenty one visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper Mr. F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 10 A.M.

30 Light N.W. wind with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Had nine visitors today.

31 Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Watson brought 19 chickens to Keeper & 2nd asst - Had nine visitors today.

September 1991

1 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather but smooky - Sea smooth - Had 25 visitors - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst. went to Newport - Keeper got the [galvanized pipe]] today for house.

2 Light N.W. to S wind with thick damp fog during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - Had three visitors - General duties for the day - Keeper digging a few potatoes today.

3 Light South wind and calm with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate N.W. wind clearing weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport.

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September 1891

4 Moderate to light wind to fresh breeze N.W. with clear fine weather during the 24 hours - Sea smooth. Had nineteen visitors today - 1st asst taking covers off coal-oil house - Keeper repairing water conductors of dwelling.

5 Fresh breeze to light N.W. wind with thick damp fog during these 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Had sixteen visitors today - Keeper went to Newport.

6 Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind & calm with thick fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport - Had 3 visitors today.

7 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Had 15 visitors - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport on business.

8 Light variable winds with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst digging his potatoes today - Keeper went to Newport today. Had no visitors - 2nd asst went to rock creek today for a weeks vacation. Left the station at 8 A.M.

9 Light S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze S.E. to South with rain - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - General duties for day -Had two visitors today.

10 Light S. East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper weeding in the garden - Had two visitors today.

11 Light S. East wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light mist showers. Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Keeper weeding in the garden - Had no visitors today.

12 Light south to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had no visitors today.

13 Light S. East to East and south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear and fine - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today - Had fifteen visitors.

14 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper digging potatoes. Had thirty six visitors - 1st asst went to Newport today.

15 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind and calm clear fine and warm during 24 hours - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Had six visitors today - 2nd asst returned to the station at 11:30 A.M. from his vacation.

16 Light to moderate breeze South with damp weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper putting his wood in the cellar today - 2nd asst working in the garden today - Had five visitors -

17 Light to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper putting wood in cellar - 1st asst went to Newport today. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day. 2nd asst and keeper went to Newport - Had two visitors today.

19 Light S.E. to south wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport.

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September 1891

20 Light S.E. to East and South these 24 hours first partof 24 little cloudy but by laat part of 24 hours fair weather Sea quite smooth General duties for the day-Had seventeen visitors-Keeper went to Newport today

21 Light S. to S.E. and East wind first part of 24 hours-Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with frequent rain shower during the 24 hours- Sea little rough-1st asst tacking on cloth in his quarters getting ready to paper his rooms -Keeper went to Newport- Also 1st asst- 2nd asst boiling out burner

22 Light S.E. wind rain showers first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather Sea quite rough Keeper & 2nd asst polishing lamp and illuminating apparatis -1st asst getting ready to paper his rooms-Has two visitors.

23 Light to Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather during 24 hours Sea smooth General duties for the day - Had 4 visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today

24 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather- Sea very smooth- Keeper scrubbing Office hall and Oil room floors - 2nd asst bringing his potatoes from garden to the dwelling-1st asst getting ready to paper his rooms

25 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 houts thick damp fog-Last part of of 24 hours high dry fog -Sea moderately smooth- General duties for the day- Steaner Willamey Valley arrived today- Keeper went to Newport and berrying -1st asst went to Newport and papering his house today.

26 Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours-Sea smooth-General duties for the day- Keeper sold his Black Mare for 75 bushells of oates -Keeper and 2nd asst stowing away the oates in boxes

27 Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weaher-Sea smooth- Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today-General duties for the day-Had nine visitors-Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today.

28 Light N.W, wind to S.E. first part of 24 hours with clear fine weather- Last part of 24 hours Moderate to fresh and strong breeze South rain- Sea little rough= Keeper making out the Quartly returns- 2nd asst went to Newport.

29 Moderate and fresh breeze S.W. to West first part of 24 hours with frerquent rain and hail squalls-Last part of 24 rain hail thunder & lightening with variable windsp Sea very rough- General duties for the day-

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October 1891

5: four hours fresh Northwest breeze light fog. Sea rough. General duties. 1st asst went to Newport & returned to station 3 P.M.

6: Fresh Northwest breeze with light fog for the first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours fresh Northwest breeze with thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties. I.L. Smith 2nd asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M.

7: Light variable N.W. to S.E. wind with light fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with light fog to dry weather. Sea smooth. General duties. 1st asst Edward Rice shading up garden.

8: Light S.E. wind with thick fog first part of twenty four hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties. 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport & returned 1 P.M.

9: Light S.E. wind with light fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind with light fog to cloudy but dry weather. Sea smooth. General duties of the day. Filled the oil tanks today.

10: Light N.W. to S.E wind with light showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours S.E. to S.W. wind. with light showers. Sea smooth. General duties. First asst I.L. Smith went to Newport and returned 1 P.M.

11: Light Southwest to Northwest wind with light showers first part of 24 hours. Last of twenty four hours light to Northwest wind with dry clear weather. Sea very rough. General duties.

12: Light N.W. wind with dry clear weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with dry clear weather. Sea smooth. General duties. 2nd asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M. 1st asst went 2 P.M. & returned 7 P.M.

13: Light Northwest to strong southwest wind, dry first part of twenty four hours, last part of twenty four hours strong southwest wind with dry but cloudy weather. Sea rough. General duties.

14: Strong southwest wind with showers of rain first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours strong S.W. wind with showers of rain. Sea rough. General duties.

15: Strong S.W. wind with heavy rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate S.W. wind with dry clear weather. Sea rough. General duties. 1st asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M.

16: Light Southwest to Southeast wind first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours light southeast to East wind with showers to dry but cloudy. Sea very rough. General duties.

17: Light E. to S.E. wind with dry weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours S.E. wind dry and clear. Sea smooth. General duties. 2nd asst I.L. Smith went to Newport for mail & returned 3 P.M.

18: Light Southeast to Northwest wind. Dry and clear first part of twenty four hours. Last part of twenty four hours dry and clear to thick fog and damp. Sea smooth to rough. General duties.

19: Light Northwest wind to fresh northwest breeze with thick damp fog first part of twenty four hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh N.W. breeze with thick damp fog. Sea rough. General duties.

20: Fresh N.W. breeze to light S.E. wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with damp fog to dry and cloudy. Sea rough. General duties. 2nd asst went to Newport & returned 1 P.M. Had 3 visitors today.

21: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours light showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had six visitors today - Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. from Portland where he has been on leave of absence.

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October 1891

22 Light to moderate fresh & strong breeze S. E. to S. & S. West these 24 hours with rain. Sea moderately smooth. The barometer is going up. 2nd asst killed a goose today. General duties for the day.

23 Moderate to fresh and strong breeze South E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea moderately rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst killed a Goose today. Keeper and 2nd assistant went to Newport after some supplies.

24 Fresh to moderate breeze and light wind S. E. & South with rain these 24 hours the barometer is going up. Sea little rough. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. 1st asst went Geese hunting. General duties for day.

25 Light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Had four visitors today.

26 Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. and South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport.

27 Moderate breeze S. to East & S. these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours dry & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day.

28 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day. - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport today.

29 Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls with thunder & lightning - Sea quite rough - Keepers cleaning out the ??? and illuminating apparatus - the barometer is going up.

30 Moderate & light S.W. to East wind with damp weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed. 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport.

31 Moderate to light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went hunting and after mushrooms - 2nd asst also working in garden.

November

1 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze East to S.E. and South - these 24 hours - with cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Had five visitors.

2 Fresh to strong breeze South to a light gale first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze and light wind South with rain most of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - A duck struck the lantern & killed itself.

3 Light wind to fresh breeze & gale East to S. East and South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over to Mr. Megginsons to have a cow killed.

4 Strong to fresh & moderate breeze South these 24 hours with hard rain during the 24 hours - Sea very rough. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to take a beef. General duties for day - Mr. Jhon Graves the forman on the Government duty was knocked off by the heavy seas and drowned at about 10.30 A.M. this morning.

5 Moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers during these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd asst went geese hunting today - 1st asst went to Newport on business - Steamer arrived today.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze South to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze. A light S.W. to West clearing weather - Sea quite smooth - 1st & 2nd asst geese hunting also 2nd asst working in garden.

7 Light W. N. West wind with rain and hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours little showery but mostly fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

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8 Light N.West to E and S. East and South these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing today.

9 Moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day.

10 Light variable winds these 24 hours with light showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers cleaning out two oil butts and putting 200 galls of oil in them - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing.

11 Moderate & light East to S.E. and S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper making a rabbit house - 1st and 2nd asst went fishing - 1st asst also went to Newport.

12 Moderate to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper making a rabbit house and went fishing. 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst fixing his stove ??? and fishing.

13 Moderate breeze East to light S.E. wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind light showers - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

14 Light N.E. to S.E. little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport.

15 Light variable winds to moderate breeze N. West with little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of the 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing.

16 Light N.W. wind to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear & cool - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on business. Acting asst Keeper Isaac L. Smith went to Newport to take the Oath of Office as 2nd asst and went on duty as such.

17 Moderate to light wind East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours - light to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S dry during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers went fishing - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived - 1st asst went to Newport.

18 Fresh breeze South to light variable winds with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keepers killing a small pig for 2nd asst.

19 Light N.W. to light S.E. wind with dry weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer went to Newport on business. Left at 9.30 A.M. - Steamer sailed today.

20 Moderate to fresh & strong breeze South first part of 24 hours with hard rain - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. damp - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

21 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. wind with light rain during 24 hours - General duties for day - Sea quite smooth.

22 Moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst also went to Newport.

23 Light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

24 Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers went fishing today - 2nd asst putting dressing on his garden.

25 Light S. East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather - Sea little rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

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November

26 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with damp weather during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer & 2nd asst I.L. Smith. Steamer arrived today went to Newport.

27 Light S. East to South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cleaning out hen house.

28 Light S.E to South wind with these 24 hours little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 11A.M.

29 Light to moderate strong breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain last part of 24 hours. Fresh breeze South cloudy an threatening weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 P.M.

30 Gale to fresh breeze South to S. West with rain, thunder and lightening during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very ???. Barometer going up. General duties for the day.

December

1 Strong breeze S.E. to S. West & West with rain squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the monthly reports. Left the station at 9A.M.

2 Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind W. N. West with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned at 10A.M.

3 Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale East with cold rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamette sailed today. Barometer down to 29.20 at 2P.M.

4 Moderate & fresh and strong breeze N.W. rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport.

5 Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport.

6 Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day.

7 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Barometer down to 29.76. General duties for the day. Pebbles blew against window in Keepers dwelling and broack two panes of glass. Also blew down considerable fenceing during the storm.

8 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.78 at 2P.M. Keeper repairing the garden and other fences that blew down during the storm of yeasterday.

9 Moderate breeze S.W. to S.East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind rain & hail squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. 1st asst putting dressing on the garden. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 galls of oil in Oil-room.

10 Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on business. Left the station at 9:30 A.M. The O.P. Railroad tug crossed the Bar at 4:30 P.M. to look for a disabled steamer at was reported to be somewhere off Yaquina about 15 miles.

11 Light S. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived sometime during the night with the Steamer Maggie Ross in tow disabled and was towed into Yaquina bay have not learned the particulars yet.

12 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate and fresh and strong breeze South little damp. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Keeper went over to collect date for makeing Wreck report about the diabled condition of steamer Maggie Ross. One man was found ded abord of her. Will probably get a correct report in a day or two and send to Inspector of district.

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13 Strong to fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.

14 Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind dry. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day.

15 Moderate breeze to light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today. Keeper went to Newport. Had 1 visitor.

16 Moderate breeze to light wind S.E. to South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.W. with frequent rain squalls. Sea rough. Keeper & 2nd asst getting lice off of the hens and cleaning the hen roosts. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get the news about the Maggie Ross that was towed into Yaquina and make out the Wreck report about it. Keeper Frank M. Plummer left the station at 1P.M.

17 Fresh breeze to moderate and light wind S.W. to S.E. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 2nd asst putting dressing on his garden. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. I understand that there is a great ammount of lumber coming ashore on the beach south of Yaquina bay. Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport left the station at 3P.M.

18 Light S.E. wind with fair weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breze S.E. to S. & S. W. with rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day.

19 Light S. to S.W. wind with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

20 Moderate N.W. to fresh breeze South to S.West and West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is 30 and 4/10.

21 Strong West to N.W. breeze with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst makeing a trap door in hen house.

22 Moderate breeze S. to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale S. to S. W. rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the mail. Left station at 9 A.M.

23 Fresh breeze to a gale W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. Steamer Willamett laying off to rough to enter Yaquina.

24 Strong breeze N. West to light North wind with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. to East wind clear and cool weather. Sea little rough. Steamer Willamett crossed bar today. Keeper went to Newport. General duties today. 2nd asst went to Newport to spend cristmas. Left at 10 A.M.

25 Light E. to S.E. wind first part of 24 hours with light hail & snow. Last part of 24 hours Gale South rain. General duties. Sea rough.

26 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.70 at 3 P.M.

27 Gale to fresh breeze S. to W. and S. West first part of 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. showery. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst returned to the station at 1P.M.

28 Fresh breeze S. West to light S.E. wind with hail & rain squall first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain & Gale from the S.E. to ???. Sea very rough. Keeper putting new stove pipe in Oil room stove. 1st asst went to Newport.

29 Heavy gale S. East to S.W. first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W. rain &

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January 1892, 1: Fresh and moderate breeze South to S. East for first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to take mail.

2: Gale to fresh breeze and light South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for that day. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport.

3: Light N. West to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East to N. E. and North wind with rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper taking cover off of oil cases.

4: Light variable winds these 24 hours with light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper fitting panes of glass in Keepers dwelling that the storm broke out. 1st asst went to Newport.

5: Light East wind these 24 hours dry and cool during 24 hours & clear - Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport to take the burned out Lamp pipe [?] and key [?] to sent to Portland by express. 1st and 2nd Assts putting 200 Gall of Oil in Oil room. 6: Strong to moderate breeze East dry fair & cool weather during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left station at 9.A.M. 7: Light East wind these 24 hours with cloudy but dry during 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Keeper G.M. ??? returned to the station at 1.30. P.M. 8: Light variable winds with light rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. Steamer Chance??? crossed the bay into Newport. Keepers went fishing. Keeper taking old lock off of tower door and fitting a new one on. 9: Light S. East wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper & 2nd Asst putting new knob and lock on tower door. !st asst Mrs??? Edward Nice??? went to Newport and fishing. Also Keeper & 2nd Asst went fishing. 10: Light N. East to N. and N.W. wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went fishing today. 11: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm cloudy but dry during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper also digging clams on beach. 1st asst fishing and went to Newport. Received new lamper??? pipe and key from Eugene??? today. 12: Light 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 very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. 13: Moderate to fresh freeze East dry and cool first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 2nd Asst went to Newport. 14: Moderate breeze S. E. to light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport. A steamer came down from north and crossed in to Yakima at 9.A.M.

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14: 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport to attend Grand Army meeting. Left the station at 1.P.M.

15: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst returned to the station at 10.A.M. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 10.A.M.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Had 4 visitors- Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

17: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light N. West to North wind first part clear & cool last part of 24 hours a little cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Steamer Willappa sailed from Yaquina to Coos Bay today. General duties for day.

18: Light N. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning illuminating apparatus today. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail.

19: Light S. East to N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers scrubbing hall and Oil room floors. 1st Asst went to Newport today.

20: Fresh and moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea Smooth. Keepers went fishing. Keeper cleaning paint work in lantern. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail.

21: Light S.E. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail.

22: Strong breeze to light Gale East these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail.

23: Fresh breeze East to South these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea little rough. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd Asst went up North beach to try and fish for trout.

24: Moderate breeze S. East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went over and cleared logs from the roaid so that the team could go to Newport. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

25: Strong breeze East first part of 24 hours, cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale. S.E. to South, light rain shower. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.55 Keeper putting wood in 2nd Asst cellar today.

26: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, cloudy but dry. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after the mail.

27: Moderate breeze to light S.W. to South wind these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day.

28: Strong to fresh breeze South these 24 hours and rain most of the time. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1.30 P.M.

29: Fresh to strong breeze South to S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to West wind with rain most of 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after the mail. Steamer George Chance started to cross into Yaquina don't know wheather she got in safe or not - too thick to see from the light.

30: Light N.W. to East and S. East winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst Isaac L. Smith went to Newport today.

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1892 January 31: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather dry & cool during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today for San Francisco.

February 1: Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 gals of Mineral Oil in Oil room.

2: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East to N.W. wind. Clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing today. 1st asst fixing garden fence. 2nd asst putting a frame of glass in cellar window.

3: Light N.W. to fresh breeze East to S.E. first part of 24 hours. Cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind; rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29.80 Had a light shock of Earthquake at about 8.20 P.M. from N.E. to S.W.

4: Light S.E. to East and N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine, and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport today.

5. Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours, little cloudy but dry during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went over to beach to clear out the rhoad (sp). Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

6: Light S. East to East and N.W. winds these 24 hours with clear, fine, and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 2 P.M.

7: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

8: Light South to East wind, damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport today. Steamer Maggie Ross??? sailed for San Francisco today at 8 A.M.

9: Moderate breeze N.W. to S.W. and South these 24 hours with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst Edward Rice??? went to Newport for the day.

10: Light South wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick damp fog. General duties for the day. Keepers went fishing today.

11: Light variable winds & calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm wind light N.W. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport today.

12: Light N.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours with thick fog, showers most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 8.30 A.M.

13: Light winds to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport today.

14: Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze. N.W. clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day.

15: Light N.W. to variable winds and calm for first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. A boat with six men & mate landed here at 11 A.M. from the Sealing schooner Oscar and Hattie hunting for a missing boat. [continued on following page]

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February 15: [continued from preceding page] from the schooner - the boat had three men. The hunter boat puller and stearer (sp). The men went to Newport to intercept them if they came that way.

16: Light East wind these 24 hours with cloud but dry weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today. Steamer Willamette Valley crossed the bar from San Francisco.

17: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry last part of 24 hours, clear, fine and warm. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies also to find out about the drounding (sp) of some of the crew from the Sealing schooner Oscar & Hattie. It seems a boat with 6 men in it put off from the schooner yesterday at 9 A.M. about 14 miles north West of the light (house, presumably) to land on the beach about 18 miles north of the light to hunt from the three men that did no return to the schooner the 14th and while going through the surf the boat capsized and drowned 5 men the Capt was one of them, his name is A.M. Gault. The schooner sailed past the light this morning at 9 A.M. and lowered a boat and came ashore at the light, landed a man and went to Newport to send word up to Yaquina and have a tug tow the schooner into Newport, which she did. There are still fifteen men on board the schooner yet. Had three visitors.

18: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with fair weather. During 24 hours Sea very smooth. Keeper making out report about the drownding (sp) of five men off the Schooner Oscar & Hattie. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed at 2 P.M. today for San Francisco. 1st Asst spading in the garden. 2nd asst went to Newport to see a sick person. Left at 9.30 A.M.

19: Light North wind and calm with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather. Sea very smooth. Some of the crew of the Schooner Oscar & Hattie went up the beach to see if they could find any of the bodies that were drowned. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing, spading in his garden and went to Newport. Isaac L. Smith, 2nd asst returned to the station at 11.30 A.M.

20: Light N.W. to S. East and South breeze these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. The boat that the Capt and 4 men that were drowned from the Oscar & Hattie came ashore on the beach at the light house and was picked up by Keepers and William Megginson and 4 others and put up where it is safe from the breakers. 1st asst working in the garden.

21: Moderate to light Gale S. to S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours strong breeze S.W. squalls with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. William Megginson carried off the sail belonging to the boat on the beach.

22: Fresh breeze S.W. to light S. to S.E. wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport.

23: Light N.W. to East winds & calm with fair weather during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day.1st and 2nd assts working in the garden. 1st asst also went fishing. Keeper went over to Newport to the Capt of the Sealing Schooner Oscar and Hattie about the boat that came ashore at the cape. Left the station at 9. A.M. Mr. William R. Megginson threatens to put a ball through any Keeper that puts their hands on the boat.

24: Light East to S. East and South wind and calm these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours.

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March

11: Moderate breeze to S. to S.E. to light wind first part of 24 hours with frequent fog showers. Last part of 24 hours light S. to No.W. wind, fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport.

12: Light variable wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and dry weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper, 2nd asst, & Mr Ford cleaning hack??? ready to paint. Had five visitors. The barometer is going down a little.

13: Light variable winds and little damp first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light S. E. to South wind cloudy and little damp. See smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst went fishing today.

14: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. E. to North wind fair weather. Sea smooth 1st. asst went to Newport. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

15: Light variable winds and calm rain thunder and lightening & thunder first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and some thick fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went after some brush??? to support his peas.

16: Light N. W. to S. E. wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. See little rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport today.

17: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. with frequent fog showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Williamett Valley arrived and crossed bar at 10.30 A.M.

18: Light S. E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.E. to S. and S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't planting some garden today.

19: Moderate breeze S.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport today. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 8.30 A.M.

20: Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and a little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going up. Mr. I. L. Smith returned to the station at 3.30 P.M. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco today.

21: Light W.N.West wind first part of 24 hours with little damp weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather. Sea little rough. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't painting the Keeper's hack???.

22: Light East and S.East wind with cloudy but dry weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain showers. Sea quite smooth. 1st ass't went to Newport. Keeper and 2nd ass't painting hack???

23: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to West and N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper painting on hack today. Had two visitors.

24: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. to S.W. fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport today.

25: Moderate breeze S.W. to N.W. with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't vanishing hack today.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze S. East to South and S. West these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day.

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

October

15 [continued from previous page] visitors today - 2nd asst arrived at the station at 1.P.M. from Newport and brought some Oates for horses.

16: Light wind East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showed two visitors in the tower.

17: Light wind N.W. to moderate breeze W. to S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after Oates - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper sold boat belonging to Pacific Sealing Company at Victoria - to Mr McDonald of Newport for the sum of $25.00 by order of said Sealing Company.

18: Light variable winds with light rain showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Oates from Newport to Cape Foulweather today.

19: Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Oates & Wheat from Newport - 1st and 2nd assts also went fishing today.

20: Light N. West wind & clam first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light, East to N. West wind clear fine and warm, during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport and hauled wheat for chickens. Mr McDonald of Newport who bought the boat belonging to Pacific Sealing Co of Victoria and took it around to Newport today.

21: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather but a little heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Wheat for chickens - 1st asst went fishing today.

22: Light South East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind - Cloudy but dry most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper cleaning the burner preparing to change it monday - Keeper also went to Newport to attend at political meeting - Left the station at 1.P.M.

23: Light to N. West wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & cloudy during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

24: Light N. West wind with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from San Francisco today - Keepers cleaning illuminating apparatus and changing burner - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing today.

25: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze East with clear dry and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning and whitewashing hen house - 1st asst went fishing today.

26: Fresh to strong breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport on business today. Hoisted American Ensign on account of Mr Harrison's Death.

27: Fresh breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.E. to South - with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco at 2 P.M. - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2 P.M.

28: Moderate breeze to light S to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over on the beach hunting for water agets.

29: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Georg Chance arrived from Astoria. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer is down to 27.88 at 4. P.M.

30: Fresh to strong & moderate breeze S. East to S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but mostly fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day.

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