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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

June 1891

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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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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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1891

November

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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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

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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April 12: [continued from preceding page] Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 1030 A.M. Keeper making a dark room for Mrs. Plummer to develop pictures in.

13: Moderate breeze S. to East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind and calm, first part dry and fair. Last part little damp. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd ass't making a hen coop. 1st ass't went to Newport and also went fishing. Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport after the mail I presume. Left the station at 2.30 P.M. The barometer is going down.

14: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S. East first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze to Gale S.E. to S. and S.W. damp. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer went down to 29.54 up to 29.90 at 4.P.M. Mr. Edward Rice, 1st ass't returned to the station at 5.30 P.M. The barometer is going up.

15: Fresh breeze S.W. to S.E. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today.

16: Light S. East to South and S.W. wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours rain and hail showers. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after some supplies. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't making a Incubator??? today.

17: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing Steamer Willamett sailed today. Had two visitors today.

18: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went to Newport on business. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 8.A.M.

19: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport. Keeper making out the requisition for annual supplies for year for 1892 to 1893. 2nd ass't returned to the station at 1.P.M.

20: Light N.W. to S. East wind fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going down. Keeper and 2nd ass't went trout fishing up the North beach today & cau[gh]t 40??? fish.

21: Light South toe N.W. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport on business and recreation. Left station at 8.A.M.

22: Light W. to S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South with frequent light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't returned to Station at 11.30 A.M.

23: Light S. to S.East wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd ass'ts went fishing. Keeper went to Newport.

24: Moderate and fresh to gale S. to S.W. these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea very rough. The barometer went down to 29.55 it is going up very fast, it is 30.16 at 5. P.M. General duties for the day.

25: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather. Keeper making out a bill of lumber to repair fences, steps around Keeper's dwelling and went fishing. 1st ass't went to Newport. Steam[er] Willamett crossed bar this morning.

26: Light N.W. to S.E. to S. West wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went up north beach trout fishing.

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April

27: Light variable winds and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper making out a bill of lumber for repair of fence & steps.

28: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze to a gale. E. to S.E. and South with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. The barometer went down to 29.80???

29: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport after the mail and supplies.

30: Light S Wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. & S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper fixing hen coop. 1st ass't also went to Newport.

May

1: Light South to S. East and East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light South wind rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper went clamming today.

2: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with fair and dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

3: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours with a little thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Keeper working in the garden. Steamer Willamett crossed bar from San Francisco. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after the mail. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 4.P.M. U.S. Light House Tender passed pay??? the rap??? going South to attend to the buoys at Yaquina bay.

4: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with clear fine weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

5: Light S. to S.E. wind with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper went to Newport on May 5th, 1892 Inspection Important business. Left the Station at 9 A.M. The barometer stands 30.8 at 1 P.M. today. U.S. Light House tender arrived at 5 P.M. Inspector landed and made inspection and left for Astoria at 5.30 P.M.

6: Light N.W. to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

7: Light S.W. to South wind with frequent rain & hail showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going up stands 30.22 at 7 P.M. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

8: Light S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair and dry weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors today. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing today.

9: Light N.W. wind with fair weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to N.W. wind, rain. Sea very smooth. Keeper went to Newport on business. 1st and 2nd ass't painting roof of store house, 1st ass't quarters, and Oil house.

10: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd ass't mixing paint to paint buildings. 1st ass't working on the road and went to Newport today. 1st ass't Edward Rice and 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith putting 200 galls of Mineral oil in Oil room today.

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11: [continued from preceding page] Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working on the road. 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

12: Light variable winds with light fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't working on the road today.

13: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers painting the barn and some on the picket fence around dwelling.

14: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.E. wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. The Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 5 P.M. Keeper painting on dwelling today.

15: Light to moderate fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

16: Fresh to strong breeze South thee 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite rough. The barometer is up to 30.50 at 4 P.M. Keeper painting trimmings on Keeper's dwelling today.

17: Moderate breeze S. to light S.E. & East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., fair weather. Sea little rough. Keepers painting chimneys and door??? of Keeper's dwelling.

18: Fresh breeze N. West thee 24 hours, first part of 24 hours little high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't and 2nd ass't painting roof of woodshed & whitewashing tight board fence. At 6. P.M. sighted three ship's boats coming toward the cape and landed, it proved to be the entire crew of the ship St. Charles that blew up by coal gas at 8.40 A.M. the 17th. The Captain and crew taking to the boats. The Capt and two of the crew are badly burned and are at the Station taking care of them the best that we can. Gave the entire crew supper and lodging and breakfast. Have telegraphed to agents particulars concerning the accident.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. thee 24 hours with fair & clear weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after Dr. Rich to attend the sick men also Dr. Smith is attending them. 14 of crew went to Newport today to get accommodations awaiting to go to San Francisco. Had two visitors today. Captain Chapman died at 12 A.M. from the injuries received from the explosion of the ship St. Charles off Cape Foulweather.

20: Light to moderate breeze S.E. to N.West these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keepers went to Newport to get casket and arrange for the burial of Capt. Chapman at 10. A.M. Tomorrow. Mr. Briggs and Joseph Briggs assisting some in taking care of sick men. Keeper had the other two men taken to Newport where they can be better treated by the doctor.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze to a gale N.W. these 24 hours with some high dry fog a flying. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Capt. Chapman was buried on the cape a mile back this morning. The crew came over from Newport to attend funeral. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keepers went to funeral. The two men at Newport are not so well today.

22: Strong to fresh breeze. N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The 1st Mate with four men came over and got the three boats that came from the St. Charles off the beach and the O.G.??? railroad tug towed them to Yaquina city to be sent to owners at San Francisco on the Steamer Willamett Valley tomorrow. Had two visitors today.

23: Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on business and to see the two men that were injured [continued on next page]

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23: [continued from preceding page] on the wreck of the St. Charles, they are not quite so well as they were here at the Station. The first mate of the St. Charles is paying the expenses of death of Capt and leaves for San Francisco tomorrow. 15 of the crew went down to San Francisco this morning on Willamett Valley.

24: Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers painting dome and parapet & scraping rust off iron railing preparatory to painting it black.

25: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with little cloudy weather. First part clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers painting brackets fixing stage for painting tower & mixing paint. 1st ass't went to Newport.

26: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers whitewashing and painting Oil House and working on the rhoad today.

27: Moderate to light N.W. wind and dry first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable to S.W. and South wind with light rain. Sea smooth. Keepers painting the main part of the tower white from brackets to base today.

28: Light South to S.W. wind these 24 hours with light rain during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't whitewashing in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport to order the lumber to do the needed repairs at the station.

29: Light S.West to N. West to moderate breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't weeding out his garden.

30: Light N.W. wind with light fog shower first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clearing weather. Sea smooth. 1st ass't whitewashing fences and painting base of tower black. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had four visitors today.

31: Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours. First part little cloudy. Last part clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st ass't painting railing and parapet and painting roof of Oil House. Steamer Willamett arrived today. Had six visitors today.

June

1: Light South to N. West wind with rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed at 4 P.M. for San Francisco and took the two men that were burned so bad that were from the St. Charles to the hospital at San Francisco. Keeper went to Newport on business. 1st ass't painting and whitewashing in his quarters today.

2: Light variable wind & calm with frequent light rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Sea smooth. The barometer is up to 30.50. Keepers whitewashing fences and painting the lattice work green on front porch of Keeper's dwelling.

3: Light N.W. wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. The barometer 30.40. Keepers cleaning paint work in lantern preparing to paint it also cleaning illuminating apparatus. 1st ass't working on road today.

4: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours, cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with light rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper painting the interior of lantern white, sash, & etc.

5: Light South to S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fine & warm weather. sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors today. Keeper working in garden today.

6: Light S. East wind and dry fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went to Newport to vote today.

7: Moderate breeze to light South wind, rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh & moderate breeze South, rain & hail squalls. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning lens plate glass of Lantern also brushing the interior of walls of tower preparing to whitewash them.

8: Light S. East wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm [continued on following page]

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8: [continued from preceding page] with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett arrived today. Keepers painting lantern and watch room floors whitewashing inside of tower, also cleaning in windows in Oil house. 2nd ass't went to Newport.

9: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. thee 24 hours with fair weather during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. Had two visitors today. Keepers painting the tower stairs and landings. 1st ass't whitewashing and painting his quarters.

10: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours with light rain and mist showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't painting in his quarters also working on the road. Keeper went to Newport on business.

11: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, clearing weather; first part little cloudy. Sea smooth. Keepers painting picket fence around dwelling & tower & cleaning paint on the outside of lantern. 1st ass't went to Newport. Keeper also working in his garden. Willamett Valley sailed today for San Francisco.

12: Light variable winds and calm first pat of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze, fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today.

13: Moderate to fresh breeze NW. These 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours some thick fog. Sea smooth. Keepers painting stairs and landing inside of tower. 1st ass't painting in his quarters. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport, bought nails today to do the repairs at Station.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind and calm with frequent fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper cleaning the tower windows and repairing the door that leads t othe balcony. 1st ass't painting in his quarters and working [on] road. 2nd ass't went to Newport for recreation: Left the station at 6 A.M.

15: Light N.W. wind and calm with fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W., fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9 A.M. 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 5. P.M.

16: Light N.W. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. with cloudy weather but dry and warm. Sea smooth. 1st ass't & 2nd cutting grass inside of yard. Keeper went to Newport on important business and to get some supplies. Had five visitors today. Keeper left the station at 7.30 A.M.

17: Light variable winds and calm with fair and warm weather during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't cutting grass inside of the yard today and also went fishing. Mr Whitten and Mr Stimpson hauling lumber to do the repairs reported to be done the 30th of April to Light House Engineer. 2nd ass't went to Newport today. Keeper returned to the station at 4.30 P.M.

18: Light South wind and calm first part of 24 hours with fog showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm, fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors. 1st ass't went fishing, working in garden, and went to Newport, hauling lumber today.

19: Light N.W. to South wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with frequent fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had five visitors today.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went over to the Jeffries estate to see about building a fence. Hauling lumber today. Mr. Ford the Carpenter went to work today building the steps around Keeper's dwelling. 2nd ass't went to Newport on important business. Left Station at 7. A.M.

21: Moderate breeze and light N.W. wind these 24 hours. First part fog showers. Last part clear, fine weather. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't cutting grass around dwelling. Carpenter working on repairs. Laborer will come to work tomorrow. Hauling lumber and posts today. 2nd ass't returned to the station at 6.30 P.M.

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22: Moderate breeze to 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 during 24 hours. 1st and 2nd ass't raking up the hay around dwelling in rows today. 2nd ass't & keeper painting hew??? steps on dwelling. The Laborer came and worked today. Carpenter worked also. Hauling lumber today.

23: Fresh and moderate to strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't raking up the hay made around the dwelling. Carpenter and Laborer working today. Hauling lumber & posts today. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keeper went on business, 2nd ass't left the station at 8.A.M. went on important business. Had ??? visitor/s???

24: Moderate breeze N.W. to South with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind, clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't raking and putting hay into the barn. Carpenter and laborer working on steps, garden fence and steps leading from the bluff down to the beach. Mr Whitter also got through hauling lumber from Newport to Cape Foulweather today. Keeper went to Newport to send the bills to L.H. Engineer for lumber delivered to Cape. 2nd ass't returned to station at 4.30 P.M. Had eight visitors today.

25: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West first part high dry fog. Last part clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd ass't painting steps around dwelling. 1st & 2nd ass't went to Newport today. Keeper also putting dressed lumber into the barn. Carpenter & Laborer rebuilding steps from top of bluff down to the beach today.

26: Light N.W. wind to moderate breeze with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went ??? claming. 1st ass't went fishing. Had two visitors today.

27: Moderate breeze to light N.W. and South wind with thick damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Carpenter & Laborer working on the steps leading form top of bluff to beach today. Keeper making out the Quarterly, Monthly & Annual reports. Keepers scrubbing the hall office and oil room floors. Also cleaning the weeds??? from the brick walk and went fishing today. 1st ass't working in garden. Had 6 visitors.

28: Light South wind &??? calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog showers most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper making out the reports today. 1st ass't went to Newport after the mail. 2nd ass't went fishing today and showing visitors in the tower. Also 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Carpenter & Laborer working on steps down to the beach, and the garden fence. Had 32 visitors.

29: Light S. East wind and calm with damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind, high dry fog and warm. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working in garden. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today. Carpenter and Laborer rebuilding the garden fence and grading on one side of fence.

30: Light South wind, cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze South with light rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper making out the reports today. 1st ass't went fishing today. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from San Francisco today. Carpenter and the Laborer working on the garden fence today.

July

1: Light South wind and calm with frequent fog showers. Sea smooth. Keeper and the Laborer working on the rail fence along the North side of bluff. Carpenter also working on cellar steps. 1st ass't went fishing. Also 1st and 2nd ass't piling lumber away on south side of bluff. Keeper went to Newport to send mail off.

2: Light N.W. wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and strong breeze N.W., clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today. 2nd ass't [continued on next page]

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2 [continued from preceding page]: went to Newport on business. The carpenter and Laborer are working on the tight board fence North of dwelling.

3: Fresh to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper and 2nd ass't hanging storm door & back wood shed door today. Carpenter building the cellar stairs in Keeper's dwelling this forenoon. Had eighteen visitors today.

4: Fresh to moderate N.W. with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working in garden, Keeper and 2nd ass't sawing off top of posts in garden fence also went to Newport after the mail. Carpenter and laborer working on the tight board fence north of dwelling and other minor repairs. Had twelve visitors today.

5: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport to get supplies. 1st ass't whitewashing the new fences that were built also showering visitors in tower. Had 17 visitors. The carpenter got through work on repairs. Laborer at work tearing down old fences.

6: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. with clear, fine weather most of 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keepers whitewashing garden and tight board fence. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco today. Laborer completed his work and clearing up the grounds today.

7: Moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to a gale N. West clear, fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to take 2nd ass't so he could go camping out. 2nd ass't left the station at 5.30 A.M. for 21 days leave of absence to camp out on Rock Creek 30 miles from Station.

8: Gale to strong breeze N.W. with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours strong to fresh breeze N.W. clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper getting oil house ready for the annual supply of oil. Had six visitors today.

9: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. thee 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't clearing Oil buckets cocks on Oil butts. Showing visitors in tower & working in garden. Also clearing up the grounds.

10: Light N.W. wind with clear, fine weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to West wind, little cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Steamer Harrison sailed from Yaquina for Alsea??? General duties for the day. Had eleven visitors today.

11: Moderate & fresh to strong breeze South with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze South West clearing weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper clearing oil buckets, burner, lantern, and filler. 1st ass't cleaning walk back of dwelling.

12: Light S. East to South wind little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm with clearing weather. Sea smooth. Had eight visitors. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport. Keeper & 1st ass't cleaning and painting frame of Lens.

13: Light variable winds and clam first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear, fine weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Had eleven visitors. Steamer Willamett arrived. Keepers painting the steps around Keeper's dwelling.

14: Light N. West wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind and calm. First part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Last part of 24 hours little fog. Sea smooth. Had one visitors. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't went fishing.

15: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had seven visitors today.

16: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett sailed today. 1st ass't went fishing today.

17: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to N.W. wind and calm with frequent rain & [continued on next page]

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17: [continued from preceding page] fog showers first part cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had seventeen visitors today.

18: Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear, fine weather during the 24 hours. sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working in garden and showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

19: Light N.W. to East wind and calm first part of 24 hours, with cloudy weather but dry. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting 2nd ass't's back steps and pump covering. Had six visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport.

20: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm. Sea very smooth. Had fourteen visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

21: Light N. West to S.E. wind and calm first part of 24 hours with little damp weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper weeding out his garden & showing visitors in tower.

22: Light N.West wind and calm with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W., clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper showing visitors in tower. 1st ass't went fishing. Had eight visitors today.

23: Light N. West to East wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing visitors in tower. Had 34??? visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport. Steamer George M. Chance??? crossed Yaquina bar at 5 A.M.

24: Light wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with with high dry fog during most of 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had seventeen visitors today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little thick damp fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 26 visitors today. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower & went fishing. A.H. Hampton, Mr. George Washington & an Indian were crossing the bar this morning and were capsized but were picked up by another boat and were saved.

26: Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirteen visitors today. 1st ass't went fishing today. Keeper showing visitors in tower. U.S. Steamer Marzanita??? passed by light going north at 6 P.M. 2nd ass't returned to station at 7.30 P.M. from his 21 days leave of Absence.

27: Light N. West wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Had seven visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower & went fishing. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on important business.

28: Light South wind & calm and variable winds these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours. General duties for the day. Had twenty-one visitors today. 1st & 2nd ass'ts went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower.

29: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind and calm, cloudy and some fog but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't showing 32 visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport.

30: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't showering visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had eight visitors today.

31: Light S. East wind and calm first part of 24 hours with high, dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather with calm & light N. West wind. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had eighteen visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

August

1: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours, little cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower and watering his garden. Keeper sawing wood. Had 18 visitors. Mr. Isaac L. Smith, 2nd ass't, went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9. A.M.

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2: Moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had twenty-eight visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower, watering his garden and went to Newport. Keeper cleaning up the yard a little. 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 3. P.M. Had 28 visitors. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today.

3: Moderate breeze to light wind and calm these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower. Had 24 visitors today.

4: Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea very sooth. General duties for the day. Had thirty-eight visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower today.

5: Light to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine wether. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning the Illuminating apparatus. Had 20 visitors. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today.

6: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West, some fog but mostly clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went to Newport. Keeper went berrying.

7: Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours, first part damp fog. Last part some fog but mostly fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirty-two visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower today.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh brreze N.W. with thick damp fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't showing 21 visitors in tower. 1st ass't went fishing. Steamer Chance??? passed by cape going north at 1 P.M.

9: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to N. West wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower. 1st ass't went fishing and working in garden. Had 39 visitors.

10: Light N. West wind with thick dap fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W to South wind cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower. Had sixty two visitors today. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith went to Newport to see his wife off to Willamett Valley. Left station at 1.P.M. Keeper went to Newport on business.

11: Light S. East to South wind with light rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing. Had twenty visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 5 P.M.

12: Light East to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours with cloudy but dry and fair weather during 24 hours. Keeper and 2nd ass't went up the north beach on a picnic. 1st ass't showing 33 visitors in tower and went fishing. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today.

13: Moderate to fresh breeze 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. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had thirty-nine visitors.

14: Light South wind with light rain & fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick fog most of the time. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. Keeper went to Newport. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

15: Light variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear, fine, warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing. 1st ass't went to Newport. Also 2nd ass't and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had 59 visitors today.

16: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine, and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had 61 visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower.

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August

17 [continued from preceding page] with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Had 24 visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

18: Moderate breeze to light N.West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze to a gale N.W. clear, fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 41 visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower.

19: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower and went to Newport on business. Had twenty-seven visitors today. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 10.A.M.

20: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 29 visitors. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. 2nd ass't returned to station at 3.30 P.M.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirty one visitors today. Keeper and 2nd ass't showing visitors the tower.

22: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick, damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower. 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had 18 visitors.

23: Light South wind & calm with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds to N.W. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. 2nd ass't went to Newport on business.

24: Light N.W. wind & calm with little damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower. Had 50 visitors. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9.A.M.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 11 A.M. 1st ass't went to Newport. Had [blank space, apparently left for insertion of # of visitors] today. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

26: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather most of the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. Had 27 visitors. Steamer Willamett sailed at 1.P.M.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 21 visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport.

28: Moderate to fresh breeze N. to N.W. these 24 hours with clear but somewhat smooky??? [smokey?} weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. today. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. Mr. A. J. Brownlie, Superintendent of L. House Construction visited the station at 10.A.M. and left for Newport at 11.A.M. U.S. L.House tender passed by the light at 2.30 P.M. and crossed the Yaquina bar to Newport.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to South wind & calm. Thick, damp fog. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport to take the Library and get another. Had 44 visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower. U.S. Light-House Inspector arrived at the station at 9.30 A.M. Inspected the station and left for Newport at 10 A.M. Also landed the annual supplies for the station.

30: Light South wind with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Oliver hauling supplies. Keeper storing away supplies and showing visitors in tower. Had 22 visitors. Keepers putting new stove up and new stove in 1st and 2nd ass'ts quarters today. [continued on next page]

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September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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September

30: Light variable winds to light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't making out the Quarterly returns. Keeper hoisting and setting the flag pole and raised the American ensign today.

October

1: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with cloudy but dry weather. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather with variable winds. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport to take the mail and get some supplies. 2nd ass't sent off today to Philadelphia for his uniform, having received his appointment as 2nd ass't September 25th.

2: Light N. West to variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours lightSouth wind with thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 3 visitors today. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st ass't Edward Rice left the station at 1.30 P.M. for Portland on important business and to procure needed supplies.

3: Light South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with thick damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Had seven visitors. 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower.

4: Light S.E. to South wind with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair to cloudy but dry & warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on business and to get Oates and Wheat.

5: Light S. East wind to light and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick, damp fog during the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. 2nd ass't painting in his quarters and showing visitors in tower. Keeper sawing wood and getting Mushrooms. Had 17 visitors today.

6: Light N.W. to S. wind with thick, damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't returned to the station at 7. A.M. Had 4 visitors today. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on business today. Steamer Chance arrived from Portland at 9 A.M.

7: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm. Sea quite rough. Keeper digging potatoes. 2nd ass't painting in his Quarters. 1st ass't went fishing today.

8: Light wind to fresh breeze East to S.E. with dry weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

9: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st ass't went over on beach after his shot gun. Barometer 30.7 at 4 P.M.

10: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy with some light rain showers. Sea little rough. General duties for day. 2nd ass't graining his quarters. 1st ass't went hunting geese. Ste[eamer] Willamett Valley arrived and crossed the bar from San Francisco. 1st ass't also went to Newport.

11: Moderate to fresh breeze West to N. West with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours little cloudy but mostly fair weather with light S. East wind. Sea very rough. Keeper sawing wood. 1st ass't went hunting Ducks and Geese.

12: Light S. East to East wind first part of 24 hours with little cloudy but dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport on business. 1st ass't went fishing.

13: Light to moderate & fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper taking covers off of Mineral Oil cases & went fishing. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail.

14: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after Oates & Wheat. 2nd ass't also went to Newport to hear Senator Dolph??? speak. Left at 3 P.M.

15: Light S. East to S.W. wind with frequent rain showers during these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't putting 200 gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-room. 1st ass't also went fishing. Had two [continued on next page]

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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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October

31: Moderate breeze and light west to W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers most of the time - Sea very rough - General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood - The barometer is up to 30.30 at 3.P.M.

November

1: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind - First part cloudy but dry - Last part clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport on business - 1st asst went fishing today.

2: Light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper putting stove pipe in bedroom & went fishing - 1st asst went fishing & to Newport - 2nd asst also went fishing.

3: Light N. West wind these 24 hours - with clear fine & warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing today.

4: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog most of the time - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood. The barometer is down to 30.5 at 2 P.M. - 2nd asst went to Newport today - Left the station at 1.30 P.M.

5: Moderate breeze S. to N. W. with rain during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with little cloudy but mostly fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley - arrived from San Francisco. Keeper sawing wood - 1st ass't wheeling cabbage from garden to the barn - 2nd asst, Isaac L. Smith arrived at the station at 3 P.M. Had 3 visitors today.

6: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - Had 3 visitors today - The barometer is down to 30.20 at 3.P.M.

7: Light N. W. to variable winds and calm these 24 hours little cloudy but fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco today. Keeper sawing wood - 1st asst went fishing today.

8: Light S. E. to East & North wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth - Steamer George Chance arrived from the South - General duties for the day - Keepers went to Newport to vote today.

9: Light N. to E. & S. East wind these 24 hours with cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper went over on the beach after wood. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst & Keeper fixing a place to keep China Pheasants.

10: Light South wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing and taking covers off of coal oil cases - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport on important business.

11: Light N.West wind first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with rain. Sea little rough - Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room - 1st asst went hunting Geese - The barometer was down to 30.

12: Moderate & fresh breeze W. with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport to see if his Uniform had come - 1st ass't packing up wood off the beach - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

13: Light N. West to East wind with clear fine and cool weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer down to 30. at 1 P.M. - Keeper returned to the Station at 1.30 P.M.

14: Gale to fresh & strong breeze S. to S. W. and West with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. W. with rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport on business.

15: Fresh & strong breeze S. W. to W. and N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and [continued on next page]

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November

15 [continued from preceding page]: hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper putt a pane of glass in window of hen house - The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2.30 P.M.

16: Strong & fresh breeze N. W. to light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Steamer Willamett arrived off bar to rough to enter.

17: Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale S. East to South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is 30.16 at 2. P.M.

18: Fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - The barometer is 30.13 - Keeper packing wood up from the beach -

19: Fresh and strong breeze S. to N. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper painting window sill in his quarters - 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport today.

20: Light variable wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today.

21: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South - with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst scrubbing his floors in his quarters. Steamer George Chance crossed by today.

22: Gale to fresh breeze S. East to South and S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of the 24 hours. Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went on the beach and packed up some wood - The barometer is down to 29.64 today. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

23: Strong to fresh breeze West & S. W. with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind with rain & cool weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst packing up wood from the beach. The barometer down to 29.78 during 24 hours.

24: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze S. W. to South with frequent rain & hail showers and thunder & lightening - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

25: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

26: Light S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.70.

27: Fresh to strong breeze to a gale East to S. E. with frequent rain showers - during these 24 hours - Sea moderately rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is down to 28.90 at 3.P.M. the lowest since having the barometer at the station.

28: Gale S. East South and S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - during 24 hours. Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper packing wood from beach - The barometer is down to 29.15.

29: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over on the beach and hauled some wood - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. The barometer stands 29.40 today.

30: Moderate breeze S. East to South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went on beach after mussells - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer is 29.32 today.

December

1: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail the monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing today.

2: Light S. East wind to gale & fresh S. W. breeze with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. [continued on next page]

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