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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.April 1: Light south east wind cleary to hazy fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop and in the garden.

2: Light south east wind rain fog sea smooth Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

3: Light south west to north west winds rain squalls sea mod Bar 29.88. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers.

4: Light variable westerly winds showers sea smooth Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst working around the grounds. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

5: Variable westerly winds squally showers sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keeepers working in garden and in the shop.

6: Fresh south east breeze occational showers sea rough Bar 29.90. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to newport for mail.

7: Light to moderate north west breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth bar 30.02. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in the tower.

8: Calm to moderate north west breeze clear dry sea mod Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers cleaned all white paint work in lantern & watch room. Swept wall of tower top & bottom.

9: Fresh north west breeze cloudy dry sea rough Bar 29.60. Keeper and 1st asst painted all white iron interior of lantern. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

10: Moderate north west breeze squally lt showers sea moderate Bar 29.68. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning and painting watch room of tower.

11: Fresh northerly breeze cloudy dry sea rough Bar 29.66. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning and painting watch room and tower windows. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12: Light variable west wind showers to light south wind sea moderate Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbed tower stairs and all paint work in work shop on north side.

13: Calm to light northerly breeze clear dry sea smooth Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst painted tower stairs all ??? half of tread & balister??? keeper went to newport for mail.

14: Calm to light northerly wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. General duties for the day.

15: Light northerly breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers painted brackets and panels also window sashes under lower balcony outside.

16: Light west wind showers damp sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and 1st asst scrubbed south work room of tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. 1st asst showed 8 visitors in tower.

17: Moderate south west breeze showers misty damp sea moderate Bar 30.18. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst painted all windows and window sashes in tower hall & work room & blackened the heater.

April 18: Station inspected. Observations and orders: There is not enough system order and cleanliness in the storeroom workshop etc. Store a place for everything and keep everything in its place. Tear down the old contractors house, the old carriage shed and the waste tank at the barn. Scale iron on balcony of tower especially on iron ladder. White wash inside of tower. Continue painting when necessary. Steny L. Beck, Inspector .

19th: Variable westerly winds squally showers sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop.

20th: Variable westerly winds showers sea smooth Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers painted roof - upper & lower gallery & railing parapet & floor of gallery. Scaled iron rust from iron ladder.

21: Westerly winds showers to clear sea smooth Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower.

22: East to south west wind clear till 3:00 P.M. then showers sea smooth Bar 30.02. Scraped and red leaded foundation and water table of tower. Painting oil house & lattice front of privy.

23: Light south east breeze rain squally sea moderate Bar 29.96. Keeper and 1st asst put soft patch on storm door of Tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

24: Light east to south west winds showers sea smooth Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers polishing lens. Keeper made inspection of all keepers quarters.

25: Light northerly breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers painting oil house lattice work & scraped and painted Tower foundation. 1st asst went to newport for mail.

26: Light northerly wind to calm clear sea smooth Bar 29.94. Keeper and asst keepers finished painting oil house, lattice work, and Tower foundation.

27: Light to squally southerly breeze showers misty sea mod Bar 29.66. 1st and 2nd assts washing clothes etc. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

28: Light southerly wind rain misty damp sea smooth Bar 29.25. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

29: Fresh south east breeze rain misty sea rough Bar 29.70. Keeper and asst keepers polished all brass work in the tower and work room.

30: Fresh southerly breeze squally rain sea mod Bar 29.40. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. Recvd from ??? invoice ??? for hauling supplies. From ??? Invoice of 6 ??? time.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.

May 1st: Fresh south west shifting to north west breeze squally rain sea mod Bar 3010. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. 2nd asst left station for Newport at 5:00PM

2: Light north west wind squally showers sea smooth Bar 3030. 2nd asst returned to station at 9:00 AM. All keepers at work tearing down wagon shed. All empty oil cans were put in Barn.

3: Calm to light westerly wind misty showers sea calm Bar 3028. Keeper and asst keepers tearing down wagon shed, water tank and cleaning up grounds.

4: Light southerly wind fog damp misty sea smooth Bar 3004. 1st and 2nd tearing down old contractors house. Keeper went to Newport to see about the supplies. McDonalds team delivered a few of their supplies today.

5: Light southerly wind fine rain misty to northerly breeze dry sea south Bar 300?. General duties for the day 5 visitors were shown in the tower.

6: Light to fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough Bar 3004. F. H. McDonald team delivered part of their supplies today. Keeper and asst rigging staging for painting.

7: Fresh northerly breeze thick fog damp sea rough Bar 2980. McDonalds team brough out a few of their supplies today. Keeper and 1st asst whitewashing inside tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

8: Fresh northerly breeze thick fog to clear dry sea rough Bar 300? Two cases of oil mineral and 2 Bbl??? lime delivered by McDonalds team, Keeper and assts scraping off whitewash inside tower

9: Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea moderate Bar 3001. Keeper and 2nd asst painting on west end of dwelling and putting roof???wash ??? inside of tower. 1st Asst went to Newport for ???

10: Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea rough Bar 3010. Put alum wash on tower wall. Painted all of each end of dwelling, painted trimming & windows in west end 8 to 4.

11: Moderate north west breeze clear dry to calm sea moderate Bar 30.00 McDonald & team delivered 1 blue cement and 1 Bbl lime, 26 lbs Kalsomine, cases of oil. 1st & 2nd Asst painting north end of dwelling. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

12: Calm to fresh north east breeze to calm. Very warm sea smooth Bar 3??? General duties for the day Keeper & 2nd Asst showing visitors in the Tower.

13: Calm to light East wind to calm very warm smokey, sea smoth Bar 29??? Keeper and Assts painted N.East ell of dwelling and back end of wood shed, all windows, trimming.

14: Fresh south wind to lt breeze misty damp sea smooth Bar 3006. Keeper and 1st Asst whitewashing interior of tower 2nd Asst went to Newport for mail.

15: Light south wind to calm light fog in P.M. sea smooth Bar 3010. Keeper and Assts painted west ell of dwelling all windows and trimmings. Also the cornise of front side.

16: Light south west to west wind dry to the fog damp sea smooth Bar 30??? Keeper and 2nd Asst painted all window sashes in north side of K dwelling and all window sashes in work room. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail.

17: Calm foggy to light north west wind dry heavy west swell Bar 3006. Mr Mathy carpenter arrived at this station this a.m. Painted all of lead color paint work of work room of tower.

18: Calm lt fog to Light south west wind misty sea smooth Bar 2980. 1st Asst acting as cook. 2nd Asst finished whitewashing inside tower Keeper went to Newport for mail.

19: Calm to light south wind sprinkles to misty sea smooth Bar 29.70. General duties for the day. Keeper showing 6 visitors in tower. 2nd Asst went to see dentist at Newport.

20: Fresh south west breeze squally showers sea rough Bar 29.74.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-Station at Yaquina Head OregonMONTH 1912 DAY RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.July 1st: Calm to light south east wind hazy showers sea smooth Bar 29.98. Keeper and 2nd asst clearing away old shingles around the barn and showing visitors in tower.

2nd: Light south east wind showers hazy sea smooth Bar 30.00. Keeper helping carpenter on barn gutters. Carpenter shingling gable of barn. 2nd asst went to Newport.

3: Light north west wind clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.01. Keeper working on rain spouts of barn. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers. 2nd asst cleaning up around barn. Carpenter working on carpenter shop.

4: Calm and light south east wind fog misty to showers sea calm Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. 39 visitors were shown in the tower. 1st asst left station at 8:30 am for Newport.

5: Calm to moderate north east breeze dry fog at times sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper working on annual report of P??? 1st asst returned to station at 7:30am.

6: Light northerly breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.18. Keeper went to newport for supplies. 2nd asst painting new work on barn and carpenter shop.

7: Light south east wind misty damp foggy sea smooth Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. 49 visitors shown in tower by keeper and 2nd asst.

8: Fresh north west breeze foggy sea rough Bar 30.00. Keeper and 2nd asst tearing down old contractors house and showing visitors in the tower.

9: Fresh north west breeze foggy damp sea rough Bar 30.00. Keeper puttying nail holes in new work of carpenters shop and showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to newport for mail.

10: Fresh north west breeze dense fog damp sea rough Bar 30.10. Keeper painting new wood work on barn. 2nd asst mowing the lawn. Keeper inspected quarters of asst keepers today.

11: Fresh north west breeze fog to clear dry to dense fog damp sea rough Bar 29.98. Keeper painting the barn. 2nd asst cutting the grass and showing visitors in tower.

12: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog very demp sea rough Bar 29.87. Keeper painting and puttying up holes in NE corner of dwelling. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

13: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea moderate Bar 29.92. 2nd asst working in the tower and helping carpenters. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

14: Fresh northerly breeze hazy sea moderate Bar 29.98. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst showing visitors through tower. Keeper left station at 3 P.M.

15: Fresh northerly breeze hazy sea moderate Bar 29.96. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst showing visitors through tower.

16: Fresh northerly breeze foggy sea smooth Bar 29.96. 1st asst working in his quarters and showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower.

17: Light Southerly wind clear to foggy sea smooth Bar 29.98. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst working in tower and around station.

18: Light south wind clear to dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 30.00. Keeper returned to station at 7:30 P.M. 2nd & 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

19: Light south wind hazy to fog damp sea smooth Bar 30.01. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. Keeper cleaning up grounds and painting fence.

20: Light south wind hazy to calm sea calm Bar 30.20. Keeper went to Newport for supplies. 2nd asst cleaning up grounds. 2nd asst left station at 4:00 P.M.

21: Light south wind hazy fog dry sea calm Bar 30.16. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst returned to station at 4:00 P.M.

22: Light south wind hazy dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. L.H. Tender passed station going north 7:20 P.M.

23: Light southerly breeze damp sea smooth Bar 29.90. Keeper washing & cleaning up quarters. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower.

24: Moderate south wind rain hazy sea smooth Bar 29.98. Keeper working in carpenter shop and tower. 2nd asst cleaning tower stairs and landings. Keeper Inspected quarters of asst keepers found in good order.

25: Calm to light south wind warm dry to dense fog in PM sea calm Bar 30.10. Keeper 1st & 2nd assts showing 145 visitors in tower with general duties for the day.

26: Calm light south to north west wind hazy to fog sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 96 visitors in the tower and cleaning up grounds.

27: Light to moderate north west wind hazy dry sea smooth Bar 30.14. 2nd asst cleaning in the tower and cleaning up grounds. Keeper went to newport for supplies.

28: Moderate north west breeze hazy dense fog in P.M. damp Bar 30.00. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

29: Fresh north west breeze dense fog clear at times sea mod Bar 29.94. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. All oil cases moved from south to north side of barn.

30: Fresh north west breeze dense fog at intervals damp sea mod Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. Keeper insp. quarters of assts & station.

31: Light north west wind foggy to lt N. west wind wind to calm sea smooth Bar 30.08. Keeper painting fence and carpenter shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head OregonMONTH. 1912 DAY. RECORD OF IMPORANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.

December 1st: Fresh south west breeze rain squalls sea rough Bar 29.80. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showed 5 visitors in the tower.

2: Fresh south east breeze rain sea rough Bar 29.80. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the carpenter shop and washing clothes.

3: Fresh south west to north west winds rain squalls sea rough Bar 29.9 (cut off). Keeper and 2nd asst working in shop and in the barn.

4: North west rain squalls to light north east wind clear sea mod Bar 30.0 (cut off). Keeper splitting stove wood. 2nd asst went to Newport for official packages at ??? office.

5: Light north west breeze clear sea moderate Bar. 30. (cut off). Keeper left station at 10:30a.m. 1st Asst. and 2nd Asst. working around station.

6: Light north west breeze clear sea moderate Bar. 30.3 (cut off). General duties for the day. 1st Asst. working in his quarters. 2nd Asst. splitting wood.

7: Light variable wind clear, sunshine, sea moderate Bar. 30.3 (cut off). General duties for the day. 1st Asst. working in his quarters. 2nd Asst. splitting wood.

8: Fresh east wind clear, sunshine sea moderate Bar 29.9 (cut off). General duties for the day. 1st Asst. and 2nd Asst. showing visitors in tower.

9: Fresh south west breeze hazy dry sea moderate 30.04. Keeper returned to station at 9:00 am. 1st and 2nd asst cutting cord wood.

10: Fresh south west wind rain in evening sea moderate Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers splitting cord wood.

11: Moderate south west breeze showers sea moderate Bar 30.10. Keeper put in new kitchen pump. 1st and 2nd asst splitting cord wood.

12: Light south wind cloudy showers heavy west swell Bar 29.88. Keeper and first asst splitting cord wood. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

13: South west wind half a gale rain thunder & lightening sea rough Bar 29. (cut off). Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective. Keeper inspected quarters of asst keepers.

14: Light east to fresh south east to south west breeze rain sea rough Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst putting new kitchen pump in. 1st asst in quarters. 2nd asst splitting wood.

15: Fresh south to south west breeze squally rain sea rough Bar 29.72. General duties for the day. 1st asst showen one visitors in the tower.

16: Fresh south west to westerly breeze squally rain sea rough Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst working in barn and shop. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

17: Moderate to fresh south west breeze squally rain sea rough Bar 30.25. Keeper and 1st asst running pipe to kitchen pump. 2nd asst working in carpenter shop.

18: Light North East wind. Clear Dry. Sea Moderate Bar 30 36. Keeper visited quarters of Asst Keepers. Found in good order. All Keepers splitting stove wood.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.}FORM 306.}JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head

Record of Leave of Absence and other absences

1913 Record of Important Events at the Station, Bad Weather, Etc.

January8th Keeper left Station at 3:00P.M9th Keeper Returned to Station at 9:00AM 1 day

May

April26 J.W. Collins 2nd asst left Station 3:00P.M27 J.W. Collins 2nd asst arrd Station 2:30P.M = 1 day

June 19133rd H.E. Higgins left Station on leave of absencegranted by Lt H. Inspector??? at 3:00P.M28 HE Higgins returned to Station at 8:00P.M = 25 days

July 4 JW Collins left Station 11:00AM returned 5th at 11AM 1 day6 Keeper left Station at 2:00P.M7 Keeper returned to Station at 8:00P.M 1 dayJuly

August

Sept 2 Keeper left Station at 4:00AM5 Keeper returned to Station at 7:30P.M8 J.W. Collins second asst left Station at 4:30AM on leave of absence granted by Insper???26 J.W Collins second asst returned to Station 10:00AM26 H.E. Wilson Keeper left Station for Portland 4:00P.M.30 HE Wilson Keeper Returned to Station at 8:00P.M

Nov19 J.W. Collins left Station at 2:00P.M 1 day20 J.W. collins Returned to Station at 1:00P.M27 J.W. Collins left Station at 9:00AM27 J.W. Collins Returned to station at 10:00AM 1 day

Dec15 Keeper on sick leav from 15 to 25th Dec 10 days4 Keeper left Station for Portland 3:30P.M7 Keeper returned to Station on Sat 8:30P.M9 H.E Wilson, Retireing Keeper left Station 5:12P.M

Record of Leave of Absence and other Absence 1914

Keeper

April 30 2nd Asst left Station at 5:00P.M. (corrected on log from 4:00)

May 1 Returned to Station at 3:00P.M

June 7 2nd Asst left Station at 2:30P.M.

July 5 2nd Asst Returned to Station 12:30P.M.

Aug 18 Keeper left Station on leave of absence at 4.A.M.

Sept 5 Keeper Returned to Station at 8.P.M.Sept 18 1st Asst left Station on leave of absence at 12:30.PM

Oct 21 1st Asst left Station on leave of absence at 7.PM

1915

Jan 19. 1st Asst went to Newporet at 3P.M. Returned Next Day at 3P.M.

Sept 26. 1st Asst left Sta at 2P.M. Returned on Oct 21 at 7P.M. Annual leave of absence

1916

Feb 9 1st Asst went to Newport at 10A.M Returned Next Day at 4P.M. 30H

April 10 2nd Asst went to Newport at 9.A.M. Returned Next Day at 9A.M. 24 HApril 15 1st Asst went to Newport at 9.A.M. Returned Next Day at 11A.M. 26 H

May 6 1st asst went to Newport at 9.a.m. Returned Next Day at 8:30.A.M. 23 1/2May 27 1st asst went to Nedwport at 9.A..M. Returned Next Day at 1P.M. 28H

July 25 Keeper left Station at 10:30A.M. Returned Next Day at 7.30P.M. 34H

Oct 9. 1st Asst left Sta at 1P.M. Returned Nov 1 at 7.20P.M. 20 6/24 Days

Dec 9 1st Asst left Sta at 10A.M. Returned Next Day at 10A.M. 1 Day

1917

June 2 1st Asst left Sta at 2P.M. Returned Next Day at 7A.M. 17Hours

July 25, Keeper left Sta at 5:30A.M. Returned Aug 7 at 3.P.M. 11 9/24 D.O.

Oct 12 1st Asst left Sta at 3P.M. Returend Nov 4 at 3.P.M. Period charged 19 10/24

Nov 29 1st Asst left Sta at 7A.M. Returned Nov 30 at 5P.M. 36 Hours

Dec 11 2nd Asst left Sta at 10A.M. Returned Dec 12 at 11A.M. 25 Hours

1918

Feb 22. 1st Asst went to Newport at 3P.M. Returned at 1P.M. 22 Hours

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.}FORM 306.}JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1914

February

1 Light north west to northerly wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.30. General duties for the day. Keeper working on annual requisition.

2 Light north wind showers to clear frosty sea moderate. Bar 30.20. Keeper and assts sawing and splitting cord wood and piling it up.

3 Light north wind clear frosty to west wind showers sea smooth. Bar 30.2. Keeper and assts sawing and splitting cord wood.

4 Fresh west wind showers to nort wind clear sea moderate. Bar 30.6. Keeper and assts sawing and splitting cord wood. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good order.

5 Moderate to light south wind misty rain to clear calm sea smooth. Bar 30.4. Keeper and assts sawing and splitting corden wood and piling it up.

6 Light south to moderate north wind showers to clear sea smooth. Bar 30.30. Keeper and asst sawing, splitting and piling wood.

7 Light north wind clear sea smooth. Bar 30.24. Light house Tender Manzanita passed the station going north at 8:45 AM.

8 Light north east wind bright & clear sea calm. Bar 30.08. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst showing visitors in the tower.

9 Light east to south west wind clear to rain misty sea moderate. Bar 29.98. Keeper and assts piling stove wood and cleaning up grounds.

10 Fresh south west breeze misty rain sea rough. Bar 29.86. Keeper and piling stove wood and cleaning up quarters.

11 Fresh southerly breeze misty rain clear at times sea rough. Bar 30.08. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

12 Moderate south to south west wind rain sea moderate. Bar 29.96. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good order. General duties for the day.

13 Light south west wind showers to north east wind clear sea smooth. Bar 30.30. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the shop. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

14 Light to fresh north east to easterly breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.4. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden.

15 Fresh easterly breeze very dry clear sea smooth. Barr 30.00. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower.

16 Fresh easterly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers sawing and splitting cord wood. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

17 Moderate east to south east wind rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 29.8. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

18 Fresh to moderate east wind showers sea smooth. Bar 29.50. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers in good order.

19 Fresh easterly breeze to high wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.30. Keeper and asst keepers working in garden and in there respective quarters.

20 Fresh east to south east breeze clear to showers sea moderate. Bar 29.50. Keeper and assts working in garden and carpenter shop.

21 Fresh south east wind south west rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29.60. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

22 Fresh south east breeze S.W. squalls rain sea rough. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day.

23 Fresh south east to south west breeze stormy rain sea rough. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers put braces on picket fence west side carpenter shop. Put 1- cases of oil in settling tank.

24 Fresh northeast to south east steady rain sea rough. Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good order.

25 Light and east to south east wind showers to clear sea rough. Bar 30.2. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

26 Moderate south east wind rain misty sea moderate. Bar 30.10. Keeper and assts working in the tower polished all brass work in tower & workroom.

27 Variable winds to fresh south east breeze fog rain misty sea rough. Bar 30.00. Keeper and assts working in there respective quarters.

28 Moderate south east breeze rain to south west squalls sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.}FORM 306.}JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Light Station

May 1914

Friday 1 Strong N.W. Wind Foggy Weather Sea Strong Barm 3004. Keeper and 1st Asst Digging under Picket fence and walk to Shop. 2nd Asst returned at 3.P.M.

Saturday 2 Fresh N.W. Wind Weather foggy Sea Mod Barm 3004. Keepers Painting window Sashes in Tower and cleaning Paint from Plate Glass.

Sunday 3 Light N.W. Rain A.M. clear P.M. Sea Mod Barm 3010. Regular Duties for the Day.

Monday 4 Light to Strong N.W. Wind clear. Sea Mod Barm 3008. Keepers Painting Picket fence and Office and other Duties.

Tuesday 5 N.W. Wind Hazy Sea Calm Barm 30.00. Keepers Painting front of Office & end of 1st Assts quarters.

Wednesday 6 Light to fresh S.E. wind Sea Mod Barm 2990. Painting on the 1st Assts quarters visited the assts quarters and found them in good order.

Thursday 7 S.E. Wind Rain in A.M. cloudy P.M Sea Mod Barm 298??? Regular Duties 1st Asst and 2nd Asst working in their Respective quarters Keeper working in Carpenter Shop.

Friday 8 Light to Strong S.E. Wind Rain Storm in P.M. Sea Mod Barm 29??? Began Painting on 1st Assts quarters Rain Stopped us. 1st Asst went to Newport.

Saturday 9 Westerly wind laight cloudy. Sea Smooth Barm 3000. Polished all Brass work in the Tower and other Duties.

Sunday 10 Light westerly wind. Clear Sea Smooth Barm 3024. Regular Duties for the 2nd Asst showing visitors in the Tower. 1st Asst went to Agate Beach.

Monday 11 Strong N.W. Wind. clear Sea Mod Barm 3020. Keepers Painting the Keepers & 1st Assts quarters and other Duties.

Tuesday 12 N.W. wind foggy Sea Mod Barm 2994. Regular Duties Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport 1st Asst doing odd jobs around the Station.

Wednesday 13 Variable wind from S.E. to N.W. Foggy Sea Mod Barm 2986. Keeper went to Newport to See Teamsters about Hauling Supplies 1st & 2nd Assts working around the Station.

Thursday 14 Strong N.W. wind foggy A.M. Hazy P.M Sea Rough Barm 2990. Regular Duties, Visited Assts quarters and found them in good order 2nd Asst went to Agate Beach.

Friday 15 N.W. Wind Strong Hazy Sea Mod Barm 3014. Regular Duties for the Day 1st & 2nd Assts went to Nye Beach to vote Keeper showing 19 Visitors in the Tower.

Saturday 16 Stong N.W. Wind Clear Sea Mod Barm 3006. Keepers Painted East end of Keepers Dwelling and other Duties.

Sunday 17 N.W. Wind Hazy Sea mod Barm 3010. Regular Duties for the Day. Keepers Showing Visitors in the Tower.

Monday 18 Strong N.W. wind Hazy Sea Mod Barm 3002. Keepers Painting the Front of Keepers quarters and other Duties.

Tuesday 19 Strong N.W. wind Hazy Sea Mod Barm 3000. Keepers Painting the front of Keepers and 1st Assts quarters & other Duties.

Wednesday 20 Light N.W. Wind Foggy in A.M. Hazy P.M. Sea Mod Bar 2996. Regular Duties. Keepers Cutting grass in the yard put 12/14 glass in the keepers cellar window.

Thursday 21 Light N.W. Wind Hazy Sea Strong Barm 2972. Painted on North Side of Keepers & 1st Assts quarters & inspected assts quarters found them in good order.

Friday 22 Light S.E. wind wet Foggy weather Sea Strong Barm 298? Regular Duties. Cleared up the Yard Keeper went to Agate Beach to get Bidders on Next Years Wood.

Saturday 23 S.E. wind Rain showers sea Mod Barm 2976. Keepers overhauled the Stores Made fire in Tower folded New Curtains Emptied leaky case of oil in Butt.

Sunday 24 Moderate S.E. Breeze Rain Showers Sea Mod Barm 2988. Regular Duties for the Day.

Monday 25 Fresh Southerly wind with Rain Squalls Sea Mod Barm 3000. regular Duties. Slacked lime. Cut grass in the Yard and other Duties.

Tuesday 26 Fresh Southerly wind Rain Showers Sea Strong Barm 30. Regular Duties Asst Keepers Cut grass in Yard & around the fences. Keepers Showing visitors in the Tower.

Wednesday 27 Fresh Westerly Breeze clear in P.M. Rain in A.M. Sea Mod Barm 3028. Regular Duties Keeper working in Carpenter Shop 1st Asst worked in his quarters 2nd Asst went to Newport.

Thursday 28 Light to Strong N.W. wind clear Sea Strong Barm 301? Keepers Painting on N. End of Store room & Base of Tower inspected assts quarters found them in good order.

Friday 29 Strong N.W. wind clear Sea Rough Barm 3008. Keepers Painting steps leading into Keepers & Assts quarters & foundation of wood sheds & base of Tower.

Saturday 30 Strong N.W. wind Hazy Sea Strong Barm 2996. Regular Duties. Observed Memorial Day.

Sunday 31 Strong N.W. wind Hazy Sea Rough Barm 2984. Regular Duties. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower.

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Visitor Logs August 15th 1887

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1890. MONTH DAY RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 10 C. F. Gladding San Francisco" " [ditto for September 10] Miss Myrtle Carr. Newport 1256" [ditto for September] 11 D. H. Glass St John Wa." " [ditto for September 11] J Fullerton Philomath Oregon" " [ditto for September 11] Mrs O Fullerton " " [ditto for Philomath Oregon]" " [ditto for September 11] Mary Ross Hillsboro Or.," " [ditto for September 11] Margaret Buckingham North [Y. ambril?]" " [ditto for September 11] Mrs. Mark A. Fullerton & son Colfax Wash." " [ditto for September 11] Josie Fullerton Philomath, Org." " [ditto for September 11] Anna Stockton Independence" " [ditto for September 11] P L Smith Portland 1265" [ditto for September] 12 Mary Mackay Toldeo" " [ditto for September 12] Miss Lewis Covallis" " [ditto for September 12] Wm MacKay Covallis" [ditto for September 12] H. W. Vincent Toledo" " [ditto for September 12] Georgia Vincent " [ditto for Toledo] 1270" [ditto for September] 13 W H D [Joyre?] Portland" " [ditto for September 13] C H [Joyer?] " [ditto for Portland]" " [ditto for September 13] P. B. Young " [ditto for Portland]" " [ditto for September 13] Ellen Dunn Newport" " [ditto for September 13] Jennie Alexander Toledo" " [ditto for September 13] Gertie Mackay Toledo" " [ditto for September 13] Fred W Chambers " " [ditto for September 13] Fannie Baker Lyons Iowa." " [ditto for September 13] Maude Beard Tangent" " [ditto for September 13] Claud Beard " [ditto for Tangent]" [ditto for September] Bernie " [ditto for Beard] " [ditto for Tangent]" [ditto for September] Jeb " [ditto for Beard] " [ditto for Tangent]" [ditto for September] Miss G J Beard " [ditto for Tangent]" [ditto for September] William Sharp " [ditto for Tangent]" [ditto for September] Trixie Morgan " [ditto for Tangent]" [ditto for September] Harri Beard " [ditto for Tangent] 1286" " [ditto for September 15] J. E. Loggan Philomath" [ditto for September] Ellsworth Bethers Philomath

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