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1900 2nd asst quarters Vol. 1385

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It is ?? suitable building can be ??? $4,500.00.

At New Dungeness Light-Station the dwelling is arranged for one family but as there are two keepers with families employed and a third keeper necessary, there is insufficient accommodation and a new dwelling is urgently needed. Recommendation has been made in last six annual reports that an appropriation be obtained. It is estimated that a suitable dwelling can be constructed for $4,500.00.

At Robinson Point Light-Station the dwelling is arranged for the accommodation of one family, but as there are two keepers employed the quarters are insufficient and a new dwelling is an urgent necessity. Recommendation has been made in last four annual reports that an appropriation be obtained. It is estimated that a suitable building can be constructed for $4,000.00.

I would respectfully request to be informed if these dwellings can be built out of any funds available, especially the one for Yaquina Head. If no funds are available then it is respectfully suggested that special effort be made to obtain these funds during the present session of Congress.

If the Board thought advisable it would seem that a joint resolution could be readily obtained transferring the amount needed for the erection of these dwellings from the balance in the Treasury to the credit of Grays Harbor Light-Station, Wash. This balance as shown by the records of this office is $17,978.81 ($18,704.42) and the amount needed for these dwellings can be easily spared from that appropriation as the station has been practically completed.

Respectfully yours, W. C. Laugfitt??? 164 Captain, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Vol 705 New Barn 1886

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Office of U.S. Light-House Engineer, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon July 14th, 1886.

To the Chairman Of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith report of engineer operations in this district for month of June, 1886. 626 – Cape Blanco. Lumber and posts for re-building fence around dwelling and tower were delivered at the station. 627 – Cape Arago The re-building of the tramway and steps, from beach to the top of bluff, was completed. The timbers of the new work were raised clear of the ground and all the lumber was planed and painted.

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was completed, under the bid of D. P. Blue, contract having been waived. The barn is two story, 20 ft. x 45 ft. divided into 3 compartments, each having 3 stalls and a store-room on the lower floor, and a hay loft on the upper floor. 629 – Tillamook Rock. Advertisements were issued for bids for furnishing the iron and wood work to re-build the landing bridge. The lowest bid was by Trenkman and Wolff, Portland, Or., which was accepted. The contract was signed and forwarded June 30th. An apparatus for obtaining a supply of salt water for running the fog-signal in case of failure of the cisterns was sent to the station. The apparatus consists of a forcing injector with 25 ft.

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boundary line, the barb wire having been sent to the station. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant. Chas F. Lowell Captain of Engineers, Engr. 13th. L.-H. Dist.

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Letter #752

628 – Cape Foulweather. ( 3rd ) No work of repairs done during the year. ( 4th ) The station is in good condition. (5th ) A store-house for mineral oil is needed.

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Vol 704 WG Emery Laborer Payment

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Office of Light-House Inspector, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon, 30th June, 1887

Sir: In compliance with the directions contained in the Board's letter ???, dated 11 June '87. I have the honor to forward herewith a certificate on Form 12, to cover the time of W.G. Emery as laborer at Cape Foulweather light station, prior to the date of his appointment, viz 29th Nov. 1886, as 2d Assistant Keeper at the station. I am sir, very respectfully Your obedient servant U.Sebree Inspector 13th LH District

The Chairman Light House Board Washington, DC

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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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In June the roof of kitchen at principal keeper’s dwelling and part of roof of 2nd assistant keeper’s dwelling were re-shingled. A new sill was placed under the latter building. About 150 tons of gravel were hauled up from the beach by the tramway and used in repairing roads and filling up holes around the tower where the sand had been blown out.

(4th) The station is in good condition.

No. 599 – Tillamook Rock (3d) In July, the keepers fitted a steam jet in the smoke stack and dampers in the branches of the stack in order to increase the draught of the furnaces; for the same purpose four grate-bars with larger spaces were place in the furnace. In October, some broken places in the galv. Iron

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The plastering in the dwelling, the window blinds, and plank walk from dwelling to tower were repaired and some new branch walks were made. Work by hired labor assisted by keepers.

543 – Cape Arago The brush on the land cleared last spring was burned and the clearing away of the logs and residue left was commenced and nearly completed.

544 – Cape Foulweather The iron work for the tramway car and winch were obtained and shipped to the station. The lumber for the tramway was obtained at Yaquina Bay and work commenced. Some minor repairs were made by the keepers to the dwelling occupied by the 2nd assistant keeper.

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be hauled up by horses. 546 – Point Adams The work of prevention of sand drift was closed on the 16th. All the sands of the L. H. reservation were operated upon and most of the beach fronting the reservation. Three coils of barbed wire, for fencing out cattle from the reservation were sent to the station; also a grindstone for repairing tools. 565 – River Light, Three-pile beacon The lantern, parts of which were worn out, was replaced be a spare one, and the lantern was repaired at Portland.

564 – Shoalwater Bay The keeper reports that the drifting sand is worse this year, than formerly. The plank road, from barn to light house

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which was raised in August, is again covered 2 feet deep by the sand.

574 – Point–No-Point The galv. iron chimney top on a chimney of the dwelling was blown down and broken in pieces. A new one was sent to the station to replace it.

A stations not mentioned in the foregoing there are no operations reported. Very respectfully, Your obedient Servant Charles F. Lowell Captain of Engineers Eng. 13th L.H. Dist.

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Office of Light-House Inspector, Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon 14th August, 1884

Sir, I have the honor to recommend that Cape Foulweather Light Station be furnished with a derrick, or other suitable means, for hoisting supplies from the beach on the south east side of the light house reservation to the top of the bluff, by which it is loaded. The beach which has been used for landing heavy supplies, since the station was established is a mile from the station, is shoal and rocky, and can be used only when the sea is smoothest. The beach on the reservation is

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Vol 575 1882 and 1883 repairs

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seed for a pasture. 521. Cape Foulweather Light Sta, Ore. The keeper reported that during Aug. the fence that was blown down and broken, has been rebuilt and repaired. 522. Tillamook Rock Light Sta. Ore. The valve stem for governor of fog-signal engine, ordered last month from the manufacturers, was received and forwarded to the station by the “Shubrick”. 528. Cape Flattery Light sta. W.A. The tower has been painted inside and outside by the keepers and painting of the dwelling completed. Point Robinson Fog Signal Sta. A tracing of the land survey of the Point and a copy of the notes was obtained. The Sups. Of Construction visited the Point selected the ground required, made a survey of it,

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540- Cape Flattery Lt. Sta. Some window sash in the light-house and dwelling were repainted and some rooms in the dwelling whitewashed. A machinist, from Seattle, W.A, has been engaged to go to the station and repair the fog-signal boiler and make other repairs that may be found necessary. 542- New Dungenness Lt. Sta. The packing of man-hole plate in boiler, the packing and valves of pumps were received. Very respectfully, Your obedient Servant Chas F. Lowell Captain of Engineers L.H. Engr. 13th Dist.

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The following authority and necessary work is intended to be done during the present season:- A brick cistern, capacity 5000 gallons, to be built for storing water for domestic use, the present storage capacity having proved insufficient. A drain, 60 feet long, of fire clay drum pipe to be laid from the kitchen. Blinds on dwelling to be renewed and repaired and other minor repairs to the dwelling to be made. With the exception of these, repairs needed, the station is in fair condition.

533- Cape Foulweather, on westerly end of Cape Foulweather, Oregon. A portion of the fence enclosing the light-house grounds, blown down during a gale was repaired by the keeper. Three new burners and one damper + pipe and

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damper were supplied to the station, to replace ones worn out. One, damper-pipe was repaired. Nine rooms and the two back entrances in the dwelling were painted. One years allowance of paints and oil was sent to the station; also material for kalsoming in dwelling and material for fencing around dangerous part of bluff. The station is in good condition.

534-Tillamook Rock on Tillamook Rock, 18 miles south of entrance to Columbia River, Oregon During a storm on January, stones were thrown on the roof of the fog-signal building by the action of the waves, and broke 20 holes in the iron roofing which were temporarily repaired with red lead putty; subsequently repaired with galvanized sheet iron. the hoisting engine boiler has been thoroughly

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Vol 446 RA Bensell letters YB repairs 1878

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Office of Light-House Engineer, 433 Thirteenth district, Portland, Oregon, January 2, 1878 R.A. Bensell Esg Yaquina Light station Newport, Oregon Sir, Your letter reporting repairs necessary of Yaquina station was forwarded by me to the Lighthouse Board, with the suggestion that repairs should be made. I have this day received a reply stating that “the board would prefer to spend no money on the station unless absolutely necessary” As the facts were plainly set forth in your letter and mine, I conclude that they

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Vol 1063 1894 repairs

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The right to use the water and lay a pipe etc. from a spring outside the reservation was purchased, and a fence has been placed around the spring, a water tank purchased, and a fence has been placed around the spring, a water tank made, and pipes are being laid connecting it with the buildings and tower to supply water to the station for fire protection and irrigation.

This station is in good order.

No. 927. Yaquina Head,

The cellar floors of the dwelling were concreted and cemented over, drain tiles put in around the buildings and the brick foot walks cemented over. The neck of the cistern was raised and the grounds around it properly drained. Further repairs are to be made to the front of the dwellings, and the required materials have been purchased and delivered at the station.

Small repairs have been made to the roof and chimneys, of the work-room attached to the tower.

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this dwelling, on account of the exposure, are useless to the keepers in bad weather, on account of the fire-places not giving out sufficient heat, the rooms are damp and cold and remain so, much of the winter, crowding the families into the rear rooms. Two small furnaces located in the front of the cellars will be a great improvement and aid in keeping the cellar and rooms dry. The total cost of these changes and repairs will be about $550.00. The sewerage from the kitchens to the cesspool is in very bad condition and to put them in good order will cost about $15.00. The footwalks around the dwellings, tower, etc. require repairs, and the roof of the work room of the tower needs some soldering down. The estimate cost for this is $33.00. The barn is too small for the accommodation of the wagons and utensils of the station, and it is proposed to add a small wagon shed that will cost $30.00, and give more room. The road leading from the station requires a new bridge

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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon July 20 (1872) Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sir: I have the honor to submit the following Report of Operations for the year ending June 30th. Thirteenth District The Thirteenth District embraces all aids to navigation on the Pacific Coast of the U.S. north of the southern boundary of Oregon and embraces the coast of Oregon and the Washington** Territory. (of Washington) Engineer Major H. M. Robert Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. There are in this district Light-houses 11

(insert from left side of page ) Buoys actually in position show? buoys for relief? and to supply tower. ??? ??? ??? ??? to 12th 13th Districts.

The number preceding the name and the station corresponds with those of [the Lt. Ho. List - crossed out] (Same as last year)** for 1871 (2).

[407 - crossed out] (422)** Yaquina Bay, Oregon. The Lt. Ho. at this point was commenced May 1, 1871 and completed the following October; ??? [owing to the fact that chimneys were not included in the supplies first shipped. The light was not exhibited till - crossed out] (and lighted)** November 23 1871. ["ber 23 1871" crossed out and rewritten]

408 Cape Foulweather, Sea Coast of Oregon Work on this station has been seriously hindered by the difficulties

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**Items in parentheses were written above or on top of original writing.

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Royal Bensell letters 1877 Vol. 439

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Office of Light-House Engineer, Thirteenth district, Portland, Oregon, ??? 187

A railroad is now in process of construction from Corvallis Oregon on the Willamette River to Yaquina bay and it is probable that a harbor light may be required at no??? distant day. If the board desires to keep up the buildings, extensive repairs will be needed, and the estimate of W. Bensell should be at least doubled, that is should be $300.00; the expense of getting lumber from San Francisco to the station will be large compared to other places.

I make no recommendation in this case, not knowing whether

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You will confer a favor ?? by sending Capt Wass an order to burn over time the hand irons and fire fender belonging to the Yaquina Light Station. There is none in the Station now and it would be convenient to have them.

Bensell

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon. December 17 1872

Chairman Light House Board Washington, D. C.

Sir: I have the honor to make a Report of Operations for the month of November, 1872. Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn - Received cargo of Materials at Newport, & hauled same to L.H. Site. Brick work finished to within 2 1/2 feet of top of tower. Floors laid. Cement wash & white wash finished on outside, and 1 coat white-wash on inside walls. Carpenter work finished on Tower & oil-house. Parapet plates put up. Continued Painting wood & metal work. Probable Operations for December Finish brick-work. Put in new landing & 2 flights of stairs. Clear away scaffolding. Commence putting up Lantern &Lens if new landing received. Cape Hancock Lt Station, W. T. Purchased materials & secured transportation & men for work. Probable Operations in December. Transport Men & Materials to L.H. site. If weather permits, & transportation to landing on beach to L.H. site can be secured so as to cause no delay, the station walls will be built & the Oil-House enclosed

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p-1 District 13 Reports, Keeper Appointment Records

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1873

446. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.--- the keepers dwelling was completed in September, 1872. Notwithstanding the delays connected with transportation, the light-house would have been completed and the light exhibited as early as January, 1873, but for the fact that a part of the lantern had been lost at sea in transportation from the East, a fact not discovered in time to prevent delay. Duplicates of the missing pieces have at length been received, and the light will be exhibited on the 20th of August, 1873.

1874

459. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---This station was completed and the light exhibited for the first time on the night of August 20, 1873.

1874

460. Cape Foulweather, (Yaquina Head,)sea-coast of Oregon.---At this station the two sides of the keeper's dwelling most exposed to severe rain and wind storms, and which leaked badly, have been covered with rustic siding. They will now be perfectly tight. The tower has been whitewashed, and the dwelling painted. Some work has been done by the keeper on the road between the station and Yaquina Bay. Many minor details have received attention. The entire station is now in excellent order.

1877

475. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---Repairs to the building and tower are required, materials for which have been purchased.

1878

474. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---The dwelling and tower were during the year thoroughly repaired and painted, and the station is now in good order.

1879.

493. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head), sea-coast of Oregon.--- High winds prevailed at this station for a period of 7 days during March, and broke many panes of glass in the storm-sashes, inside sashes, and windows attached to the keeper's dwelling. Twenty running feet of shingles were blown from the roof of the oil-house, and about 50 feet of the picket-fence, which was old and decayed, was blown down and completely destroyed. All the articles necessary to replace those destroyed, together with paint, &c., have been shipped to the station by the Shubrick, and the repairs will soon be made.

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1880

503. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head), sea-coast of Oregon.---This is also an exposed head-land where violent gusts of wind are not infrequent. The soil near the upper surface is very friable and is filled with gravel and small pebbles. During squalls the face of the cliff is swept by winds and great quantities of sand and gravel are lifted from their beds and driven against the buildings, injuring the shutters and breaking glass. To screen the station in a moderate degree against this influence a close board fence about 8 feet high was built, in August around the crest of the bluff close up to the margin, to arrest as far as practicable the flight of the gravel and throw it back upon the beach below. It has worked very satisfactorily. In January, the roof of the dwelling was greatly injured, the fences were blown down, the pickets broken off, and the displaced material scattered, drift-like over the station. In October and January, sea-fowls broke, in the night-time, several panes of glass in the lantern. All repairs have been made and the station is in good order.

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1884

544. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head), on westerly end of Cape Foulweather, Oregon.---A survey of the reservation was made and a wire fence 120 yards long was put around the pasture, and various repairs were made. The station is in good condition except as to the drainage.

An. Rep. 1885

598. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head), on westerly end of Cape Foulweather, Oregon.---A new drain of 6-inch fire clay pipe, 90 feet long, was laid by the keepers from the vaults at the dwelling to the bluff. The kitchen-sink drains were well trapped and connected with the new drain. An apparatus for hoisting supplies and material from the beach to the top of the bluff was constructed opposite a sheltered cove, where there is a good boat-landing on the southwest side of the cape, about 1,000 feet from the light-house. The apparatus consists of a tramway 3 feet wide and 130 feet long, extending up the slope of the bluff, which is 85 feet high, and a suitable car with a geared winch at top. A snatch-block was provided for hauling up light loads with a team of horses. Steps were fitted between the sides of the tramway. The roof of the kitchen at the principal keeper's dwelling and part of the roof of the second assistant keeper's dwelling were reshingled. A new sill was placed under the latter building. About 150 tons of gravel were hauled up from the beach by the tramway and used in repairing the roads and filling up the holes around the tower where the sand was blown out.

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An Rep. 1889. 709. Cape Foulweather, on Yaquina Head, sea-coast of Oregon.---An oil-house of galvanized iron resting upon a brick foundation was built.

1891.

829. Cape Foulweather, Oregon.---A 3,000-gallon redwood water-tank was put up near the barn, with new eave-troughs to the outbuildings, to increase the water supply.

1896

1033. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---Two small furnaces were put in. The barn being too small for the accommodation of the wagons, etc., a wagon shed was built. Various repairs were made.

1899

67. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1900

70. Yaquina Head, Oregon,---A hot-water heating apparatus was installed in the tower. A new cistern of 15,000 gallons capacity was built to replace the old one.

The following recommendation made in the Board's last annual report is renewed;

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1901

81. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The following recommendation made in the Board's last two annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1902

83. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---A new walk was laid from the dwelling to the workshop, and the foundations of the woodsheds were inclosed. Gates were put in the boundary fence, and much work was done on the road leading to the station in widening and draining it.

The following recommendation made the Board's last three annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1903 Sec. Try

87. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The road leading to the station was repaired by grading, ditching, and removing fallen trees and various other repairs were made.

1903 C???L

87. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last four annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1904

90. Yaquina Head, seacoast of Oregon.---The boundary fence was rebuilt. The following recommendation, made in the Board's last five annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1905

90. Yaquina Head, seacoast of Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last six annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1906

91. Yaquina Head, seacoast of Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last seven annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

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1870

Yaquina, Oregon, entrance to Yaquina Bay.---An appropriation was made at the last session of Congress for lighting the entrance to this bay. An examination of the locality has been made, and the work will be commenced as soon as a proper site and valid title can be obtained.

1871

407. Yaquina Bay, Oregon.---The light-house at this point as commenced May 1, 1871. and will be completed about September 30, 1871.

1872

422. Yaquina Bay, Oregon.---The light-house at this point as commenced May 1, 1871. It was completed the following October, and lighted November 3, 1871.

1874.

458. Yaquina, entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon.---Since the establishment of the light upon Cape Foulweather, (Yaquina Head,) Yaquina light is no longer necessary. An examination of this station was made in May last, by the inspector and engineer of the district, and its discontinuance recommended. The light will be extinguished October 1.

1877

---. Yaquina Bay unlighted station, Oregon.---The buildings are not in good condition. An effort was made to sell the station during the year, but the price offered was so small that the property was withdrawn.

1878

---.Yaquina Bay unlighted, sea-coast of Oregon.---The dwelling as in such wretched condition as to be almost uninhabitable. Anticipating the relighting of the station on the completion of the railroad from the Willamette River to Yaquina Bay, and to prevent the building from going to ruin, the roof and the outside sheathing have been renewed and other actually necessary repairs have been made.

1884

---.Yaquina, at entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon.---Discontinued. The roof of the dwelling was repaired, but only such work was done as was necessary to preserve the building.

1890

---.Yaquina Bay, Oregon.---Vessels now have occasion to pass in and out of the bay during the night, and lights are needed to prevent accidents. During a part of the year the mail has to be carried before day-light in the morning and after dark at night. The necessities of commerce in this locality are such as to demand the establishment of inexpensive lights at this point. It is estimated that they could be established at a cost of about $300, and it is recommended that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1892 + 1891

---.Yaquina Bay, Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last two annual reports, is renewed:

Vessels now have occasion to pass in and out of the bay during night, and lights are needed to prevent accidents. During part of the year the mail has to be carried before daylight in the morning and after dark at night. The necessities of commerce in the locality are such as to demand the establishment of inexpensive lights at this point. It is estimated that they could be established at a cost of about $300, and it is recommended that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1893

---.Yaquina Bay, Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last three annual reports, is renewed:

Vessels now have occasion to pass in and out of the bay during night, and lights are needed to prevent accidents. During part of the year the mail has to be carried before daylight in the morning and after dark at night. The necessities of commerce in the locality are such as to demand the establishment of inexpensive lights at this point. It is estimated that they could be established at a cost of about $300, and it is recommended that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

lights are needed to prevent accidents. During a part of the year the mail has to be

194 REPORT OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD. 1894

Thirteenth District.

carried before daylight in the morning and after dark at night. The necessities of commerce in the locality are such as to demand the establishment of inexpensive lights at this point. It is estimated that they could be established at a cost of about $300.

The Board proposes, when funds are available, to establish two inexpensive beacon lights at the mouth of the bay, and to pay therefor from the general appropriation for repairs, etc., of light-houses, which provides for such expenditures.

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Box 45 CF missing boxes of lens glass and skylights 1873

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January 29 (187)3

Sir:

Referring to the matter of Cape Foulweather Light. you are requested to telegraph the new date for lighting as soon as possible: but do not light the station until you receive orders from the Board to do so.

The Places for floor lights must be temporarily covered. ((illegible)) death ??.

Very respectfully George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary.

Major H. M. Robert. U.S.A. L. H. Engineer Portland, Oregon.

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Box 255 CF to YH 1896, YB 1894 1895

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(All communications should be adressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, 16 September '96.

Lieut. Commander J.P. Merrell. U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:- Referring to your report of operations of the tender Manzanita, of 8 September, '96, and the statement there in that "materials for Cape Foulweather Light Station" were landed, the Board invites your attention to the fact that the official name of the station has been Yaquina Head since the publication of the List of Lights, Pacific Coast, 1895, and requests that you use the official name in all future correspondence relative to the station.

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

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p-1 1881 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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7 How machinery is protected.

How regulated; describe.

How the flashes are produced: By the whole apparatus revolving; by the central belts only revolving; by vertical elements-panels off vertical revolving outside of fixed lens, and, if so, the number of such panels, or how?

If Colored Light. How is the color produced? Describe. Lamps and Burners. Description of lamp in use and number of wicks to burner. Funck’s hydraulic float lamp, - 4 wicks Number of spare lamps at the station. One Number of spare-lamp burners at the station. Three Tools, Implements, And Accessories. Lantern curtains. Two sets Lens covers. Two sets Damper tube and key. Two Spare damper and key. One Carillon, or alarm bell, for overflow lamp. None

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