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1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

October

8 [continued from preceding page] duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst painting rust spots on Iron work inside Tower. Barometer 29.90 to 29.95.

9: Light variable winds for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours light N.W. to S. wind and dry, last part of 24 hours light S. to N.E. and N. wind, sea smooth, weather quite warm. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 to 29.76.

10: Light N.E. to S.E. wind with damp to rain for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours Light N.E. to S.E. wind with damp to rain, last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain, sea smooth to rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.76 to 29.62.

11: Light South East to South wind and calm for these twenty four hours, first part of twenty four hours light S.E. to S. wind with rain to dry, last part of twenty four hours light South wind and dry. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barome 29.62 to 31.2.

12: Light E. wind to moderate N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours light E. wind, dry, last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. dry. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst cleaning stove pipe and chimney in dwelling. Barometer 31.2 to 25.89.

13: Moderate to light N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours moderate to light N.W. breeze, dry; last part of 24 hours light N.W.breeze, dry; sea rough; weather quite warm. First asst went to Newport at 8 A.M. and returned 12. M. Barometer 29.89 to 29.88.

14: Light to fresh N.W. breeze with light to thick fog for these 24 hours; first part of twenty four hours light North East breeze with light fog; last part of twenty four hours light to fresh North East breeze with thick fog; sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.88 to 28.90.

15: Fresh to light N.W. to S.E. breeze with thick damp fog to light and thick fog for these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours thick to light and thick fog with fresh to light N.W. breeze; last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze, thick fog; sea rough. General duties for day. Bar 29.88 to 29.80.

16: Light South East breeze to calm with thick damp fog for these twenty four hours; first part of twenty four hours fresh South East breeze to calm with thick damp fog; last part of 24 hours calm, thick fog; sea rough. General duties for the day. Bar. 29.90 to 30.

17: [here text returns to earlier handwriting/Keeper's notes] Light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst cleaning windows in his dwelling. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. from leave of Absence. Keeper went to Newport after baggage. Barometer down to 29.85 today.

18: Light South to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today. Str Alcatraz arrived from San Francisco. Barometer down to 29.95 today.

19: Light East to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain showers. Sea rough. Steamer Alcatraz laying off the bar waiting for the sea to go down to enter Yaquina bar. Keepers cleaning out chimney in Keeper's dwelling. Keeper also working in shop. Barometer down to 29.90.

20: Light S. East to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Str Alcatraz still laying off the bar waiting until it gets smooth to enter. Barometer 30.02 today.

21: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10.

22: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning and polishing all brass work today. Steamer Farallon started to go out over Yaquina bar. But turned and went back into Newport. Str Alcatraz crossed in over the bar. Barometer down to 29.80 today. 1st asst went fishing.

23: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and cooler weather. Sea little rough. 1st asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Keeper working in garden. Barometer 29.88 today. Had one visitors today. Capt W.L. Fisk arrived at the station at 3 P.M. Inspected station and left for Newport at 3.30 P.M.

24: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with high dry fog & cloudy. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.78. [continued on following page]

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

October

24: [continued from preceding page] Keeper went to Newport after supplies and the mail. 1st asst went fishing. Strs Farallon & Alcatraz waiting for the bar to smooth down to sail for San Francisco.

25: Light S.East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.75. Steamers Farallon and Alcatraz sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco at 1 P.M. today.

26: Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. to East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Had two visitors. Keepers putting 200 Gall of Mineral Oil in Oil room. Barometer down to 29.33.

27: Moderate breeze East to light North wind these 24 hours. First pat of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport and working in the shop. Barometer down to 29.40 to 29.74 today.

28: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale S.East to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst working in shop. Barometer 29.73.

29: Fresh to strong breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and damp. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer down to 29.98 today.

30: Fresh breeze to gale S. with rain these 24 hours. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.90 and 29.63 today.

31: Fresh breeze South to light S.W. and West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. And mail monthly reports. barometer down to 29.85 today.

November

1: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale South to S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.90 to 29.70.

2: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers with some lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 30.03 today. Keeper went to Newport on important business and get the mail. Left station at 1 P.M.

3: Moderate breeze to light West wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.East wind, fair weather. Sea very rough. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport to vote. Barometer 30.24 today. Keeper returned to the station at 9.45 A.M.

4: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze South to S.West first part of 24 hours with hard rain. Last part of 24 hours light West N.West wind with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05 today.

5: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst went to Newport & fishing. Barometer 30.20 today.

6: Light East to N.East wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today. 1st asst went fishing today. Keeper & assts grinding an axe today to cut wood. Strs Farallon & Alcatraz crossed into Yaquina today.

7: Moderate & fresh breeze to gale East to S.E. and South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.55. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

8: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze to light variable winds these 24 hours with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.55 and 29.65 today.

9: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. & W. these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.55 today.

10: Fresh breeze West & S.West tehse 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. Barometer 29.60 to 29.73 today. Keeper and assts cleaning out Cistern and repairing conductors on Keepers dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies & mail.

11: Moderate breeze and light wind W. to S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

December

Written vertically across first column: By order of Commander Jno P. Merrell, Inspector 13th district - that reports of Shipwreck Form No 70 hereafter must be promptly forwarded to this office in duplicate. Portland Dec 19th 1896 By order of Commander Jno P. Merrell, L.H. Inspector 13th Dist the signatures on payrolls reports, and other official docments of all employees holding written appointments from the L.H. Board must correspond exactly with the name under which they were appointed - Portland Dec 29th 1896

2: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light fog showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.08 to 30.04 today.

3: Moderate to fresh breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers and thick fog. Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working on flower pots. Barometer 29.90 today.

4: Fresh to mdoerate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.95.

5: Light South wind rain, first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather to light rain shoers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper putting dressing on the garden. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 today.

6: Light North to East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South, fair to cloudy weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 today.

7: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.15.

8: Moderate breeze to light South wind with light rain shwoers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.20 to 30.15.

9: Fresh breeze to light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. to S.West, fair weather and cloudy. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Nwport after supplies & mail. Barometer 30.05 to 29.90.

10: Gale to fresh breeze Wouth first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to West wind with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.74 to 29.84 today. Keeper writing in Office today.

11: Light S.East wind, light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.65.

12: Gale to fresh breeze South to S.W. these 24 hours with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.22 today.

13: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to West first part of 24 hours with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze East with rain. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 29.55. Str Farallon off the bar waiting for sea to smooth down to enter Yaquina.

14: Moderate breeze West with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair and cooler weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper putting dressing on his garden. Str Farallon crossed into Yaquina at 7 A.M. Barometer 29.60 today.

15: Light wind N.E. to mdoerate breeze N. to N.West these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Office. Barometer 29.60 to 29.70 today. 1st asst went fishing today.

16: Moderate breeze N. to light S.East wind these 24 hours with fair & cool wether. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.70 to 29.90.

17: Light wind S.E. to fresh breeze S.West these 24 hours wiht hard rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 1 P.M.

18: Light EAst wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst working on the road. Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper returned to the station at 3 P.M. with supplies.

19: Fresh breeze to light S. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.07 today.

20: Light S.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.10. 1st asst went fishing.

21: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours some fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Steamer Homer crossed into Yaquina at 11 A.M. Barometer 29.95.

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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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January 1898

1: Fresh breeze East with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 today.

2: Light East to S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 to 29.90 today - 1st asst went fishing.

3: Light East to S.E. and south these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 today - Keeper and assts polishing Lenns Lamp and all brass work about the station - Keeper & 1st asst scrubbing stairs and landings.

4: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours light rain showers - last part of 24 hours little damp and fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.95 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & assts scrubbing hall oil-room and office floors.

5: Light South to N. West wind these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours thick fog showers - last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers - Keepers & assts cleaning out the Lenns Lamp - the mineral oil is so bad have to clean it out every two or three months - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Sea quite smooth - 1st asst went fishing.

6: Fresh breeze West to N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper sawing wood for furnace and writing in office - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

February 13: Light wind to moderate breeze S. with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.20

14: Light S. wind and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.20. General duties for day.

15:Fresh breeze to light wind South to W.N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. Keeper went on the beach after clams. 1st asst went fishing.

16: Fresh and moderate breeze to light wind W.N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain hail & snow squalls. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea rough. Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of Oil in Oil Butts. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper went fishing. Barometer 29.98.

17: Light wind N.W. to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.60.

18: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

19: Moderate breeze W.N.W. to South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.60. Keeper returned to the station at 2 P.M.

20: Gale S. to moderate breeze S.W. to West with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.40 to 29.47.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper putting dressing on his part of garden. Barometer 29.45 to 30.00. 2nd asst went over to Mr. Briggs one mile from the station.

22: Light wind moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper hoisted American ensign for Washington berth day - Barometer 29.90.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 - 1st Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

24: Fresh and moderate breeze to heavy gale S.E. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.18 today.

25: Gale to fresh & moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went over to Mr. Briggs one mile from the station to see his Daughter who is sick. Barometer 29.73.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze E to S.East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went over to Mr. Briggs one mile from station to see his Daughter who is sick. Barometer 29.67.

27: Moderate breeze East to light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst Daughter was brought home from Mr. Briggs where she has been sick. Barometer 29.60.

28: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S.E. wind with frequent light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly reports. Barometer 30.20. 1st Asst went fishing.

March 1: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst polishing oil carriers measures and reflectors. 1st Asst went fishing and to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 today.

2: Light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate rain. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport to mail pay-rolls. 2nd asst cleaning lenns lamp lantern oil filler etc. Barometer 29.85.

3: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours [cont'd on next page].

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

[in a different hand in the far left column]: Circular LetterHereafter in opening oil cases care must be taken not to break the lids, and after the cans are emptied, they must be replaced in the case and the lid of the same be secured. In opening the oil cans do not make a larger hole than is absolutely necessary. By order of Commander Geo. C. Resiter Inspector 13th Light-House District]

March 3: [Cont'd from previous page] fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper putting dressing on his garden. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00

4: Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather and light frost. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper spading in his garden. Barometer 29.85. 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport to take the train for Portland to procure supplies. Left station at 11:45 A.M.

5: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.85. Keeper planting potatoes, peas, and doing other work in his part of garden.

6: Light wind South to N. West 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 six visitors. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.85.

7: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85 to 30.00.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd having his garden spaded up and some of it planted. Barometer 30.10 today.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and get mail. Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 today. 1st asst Edward Rice returned from Portland at 11.45 A.M. 1st asst went up the north beach at 2. P.M. to deliver a letter to a miner.

10: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst planting peas, potatoes, etc. today in his part of his garden. Barometer 30.10 today.

11: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10. Keeper went trout fishing up on North beach.

12: Fresh breeze S. to W.N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

13: Fresh and strong breeze West with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light wind West and S.W. rain showers. Sea very rought. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 today.

14: Fresh and strong breeze S.W. to West first part of 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light West wind rain & hail. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood for funace. Barometer down to 29.62.

15: Light variable winds with rain hail and snow these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.65. 1st asst takeing covers off of Coal Oil cases preparing to empty them.

16: Light East wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst spadeing up his part of garden. Keepers & assts putting 200 Gallons of Oil in Oil butts. Keeper went after clams on Beach.

17: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours with clear and cool weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather & warmer. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst digging clams on beach. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80.

18: Light North to variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went over 1/2 mile from the station on important business. Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 today.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. barometer 30.00 today. 1st asst went fishing.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

May 7: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts Whitewashing tight board fence in front of dwelling. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 today.

8: Moderate breeze and light N. wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steam schooner entered Yaquina bay at 10 A.M. arrived from the south. Barometer 30.10 to 29.96.

9: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. Heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours damp fog - Sea smooth. Keeper and assts painted bracketts put stage up to paint white part of tower and mixed paint. Barometer 29.95 today.

10: Moderate breeze North and light West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and assts painting the brick part of tower white and mixing paint. Barometer 30.10.

11: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth. Keeper and assts whitewashing fences. Barometer 30.05. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

12: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 29.77 today. Keeper and assts whitewashing wagon-House and fences. Also painting on the Tower white. 1st asst cleaning his Quarters.

13: Fresh breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Baromoter 29.70 today. 1st asst cleaning painting and whitewashing in his Quarters today

14: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth. Had seven visitors today. Barometer 29.60. Keeper and assts painting brick work on the tower. Also painted base of tower black. Also took stage down and put away.

15: Light South wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with cloudy and heigh dry fog during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

16: Moderate breeze N. West to light South wind these 24 hours with frequent thick fog showers - Sea smooth. Barometer 29.60 to 29.90. Keeper and assts cleaning lantern to paint some. Also getting ready to whitewash inside of Tower. 1st asst painting in his Quarters.

17: Light South wind light rain and fog showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 today. Keeper and 1st and 2nd assts painting Lantern inside white watch room and painting window sash.

18: Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough. Keeper and assts whitewashing inside of the tower - painting window frames table tool chest step ladder and rack. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

19: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough Barometer down to 29.90 today. Had two visitors. Keeper and assts polishing all brass work at the Station. Also painted one half of stairs and landings inside of the tower.

20: Light wind East to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.65. Keeper and assts painting lantern floor and stair cases - Balcony railings - Also painted portch & steps on Dwelling and wagon house doors.

21: Fresh breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very rough. Keeper and 2nd asst painting stairs and landings black today. Barometer 29.65 to 29.80 today.

22: Moderate to fresh breeze and light South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today. Had three visitors.

23: Light S. East to West and N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning Lenns plate-glass of lantern - painting celler doors & steps & tower door. Barometer 30.10

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

June 9: [continued from preceding page] four visitors today. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst cutting grass and rakeing up and throwing hay over bluff. 2nd asst packing goods. Barometer 29.70.

10: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst throwing grass over the bluff. Barometer 29.70. 2nd asst packing his household goods.

11: Light variable winds with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.80. Had eleven visitors.

12: Light South wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75 to 29.70 today. 2nd asst James B. Hermann packing household goods and left the station at 6.15 P.M. for Grays Harbor light.

13: Light S. East to S. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in Tower. Also rakeing up hay. Barometer 29.70.

14: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst rakeing hay around Keepers dwelling. Also cleaning out under 2nd asst wood-shed. Barometer 29.80.

15: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours. Frist part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.60 to 29.85. 1st asst working in garden. Mr. H.S. Littlefied arrived at the station at 3 P.M. and reported for duty the 16th.

16: Light East wind first part of 24 hours and little damp. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm dry fair and warm. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.86. 2nd asst had House-hold goods and other things to go house keeping. Keeper 1st and 2nd assts cleaning whitewashing and painting rooms and halway in 2nd assts Quarters.

17: Light variable to East and S.East wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.85. Keeper showing 14 visitors in the Tower. Keeper & assts cleaning and painting in 2nd asst's Quarters.

18: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.85. 1st asst painted in 2nd asst Quarters. Had five visitors.

19: Light West wind to moderat breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies.

20: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and assts cleaning and painting 2nd assts Kitchen. 1st asst showing visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.95 today. 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

21: Light South wind to moderate breeze these 24 hours with rain and rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on Quarterly and annual returns. 2nd asst cleaning water closet. 1st asst went fishing and showing 13 visitors in Tower.

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts went fishing. 2nd painting walls of his Water-closet. Keeper painted 2nd asst's Kitchen floor. Keeper also working on Quarterly and annual reports. Barometer 29.80. Had one visitors.

23: Light S.East to variable winds with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing and showing twelve visitors in the tower. Barometer down to 29.90.

24: Light wind S.W. & N.W. to fresh breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. [continued on following page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

July 11: Light North wind these 24 hours with high and thick fog. Sea very smooth. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper and assts polishing all brass work at the station. 2nd asst cleaning out his woodshed. Barometer 29.90

12: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing and showing two visitors in Tower. 2nd asst cleaning lamp chimney. Keeper cleaning reflectors. Barometer 30.05.

13: Light North wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in the Tower. 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had seven visitors. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 30.13. 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail.

14: Light North wind and calm wiht clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.78. Keeper showing visitors. Had 7 visitors.

15: Light North to variable winds and calm these 24 hours with cloudy and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 today. 1st asst went fishing and showoing visitors in Tower. Had 22 visitors. 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower.

16: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.65 to 29.95. 1st asst went fishing today.

17: Light South to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing five visitors in the Tower & went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 30.10. A small Schooner supposed to be the Kate & Ann arrived from the S.W. and anchored one mile south of Cape.

18: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. The crew of the Schooner Kate and Anna that is anchored south of the cape are hunting sea otter. 1st asst & Keeper showing 16 visitors in Tower. General duties for day. Barometer 30.05.

19: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning windows in his part of Dwelling. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower & went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.92. Had 16 visitors.

20: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had four visitors. Keeper went to Newport for supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 29.94 today.

21: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower. Keeper cleaning Tower windows. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.93. Had seventeen visitors today.

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keepers cleaning up the back yard. Had nine visitors. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing . Barometer 29,90 to 30.15. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

23: Light variable winds to moderate fresh breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 today. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper went over to Big Creek after Bearberries. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation. Left the Station at 11:30 a.m.

24: Fresh & moderate breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.00 today. Had five visitors. 1st asst went fishing & showing visitors in the Tower. 2nd asst returned to the Station at 10 a.m.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

August 1: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport to post and get the mail. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty eight visitors. Barometer down to 29.72. U.S. Light House tender crossed into Yaquina at 9:30 a.m. Commander J??? C. Morong arrived at the Station at 2:30 p.m. Inspected the Station and left at 4 p.m. for Newport where he attend to the buoy work there.

2: Light North and South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to receive annual supplies. 1st asst showing 14 visitors in tower & went fishing. Barometer down to 29.90 today.

3: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Stimpson hauled one load of supplies. Barometer 29.90. Had eight visitors. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper taking account of supplies.

4: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in Tower and putting Mineral Oil in Oil house. Had twenty visitors. Barometer 29.70. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita passed out of Yaquina & passed North at 3:15 p.m.

5: Moderate breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had nine visitors. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper putting annual supplies away.

6: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours heigh gof. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers stowing Mineral Oil in Oil house. Mr. Stimpson hauling annual supplies. Had seven visitors today. Barometer down to 29.92. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper showing visitors in Tower.

7: Light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry & thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. had 3 visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.80 today.

8: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 18 visitors in Tower & went to Newport after mail. Barometer down to 29.90.

9: Light wind to moderate breeze S. to North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 41 visitors. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90. Mr. Stimpson hauling arrual supplies. Keeper & Assts stowing away annual supplies. keeper went to Big Creek after Mr. Plummer.

10: Light North wind thick damp fog moste of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Assts stowing mineral oil away in oil house. Mr. Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies. Keeper went to Newport to mail receipts to Inspector & Capt of Ste Manzanita. Had thirty three visitors. Barometer 29.90.

11: Light Variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing seven visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper went over to Big Creek after rasberries. 2nd Asst Harry Sherman Littlefield resigned to take effect the 15th. He having got a position in the wooling mills at Oregon City if he would come at once. The Keeper let him leave the station at 1 P.M. today four days before the time.

12: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower & went to Newport. Barometer 29.96. Had 34 visitors. Keeper also showing visitors in tower.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

August 30: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair and thick weather. Lasat part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing fifteen visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport to take Mrs. Plummer as she is going to Portland. Barometer 29.90

31: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly report to Engineer & Inspector. 1st Asst slakeing line & showing 5 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70.

Special Entry:

August 22: Mr. Frank M. Plummer Keeper Yaquina Head Light Station Newport Oregon. Sir: You are herby authorized to destroy all the empty mineral oil cans to such an extent as to be useless, after which to throw them into the sea, and to use the transportation cases for firewood at the station. By order Commander John C Morong Inspector 13th Light & House District.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

September 18: Fresh breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog and smooky weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st Asst showing ten visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70.

19: Moderate breeze to light South wind with rain showers these 24 hours. Thunder & lightning first part of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.70 to 29.80.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Had four visitors. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.80 to 29.70. Mr. Breatherton hauling his household goods from Newport.

21: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog & cloudy weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 to 29.70. Mr. Breatherton completed moving over from Newport today.

22: Fresh and moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers and thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper showing 6 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.60 to 29.84. Mr. Breatherton went on Watch and duties at the station to learn everything so that the Keeper could leave the 1st Asst on his 30 day leave of absence.

23: Light S. East wind these 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea rough. Steam Schooner laying off Yaquina Bar waiting to enter. 1st Asst showing six visitors in tower. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.60. Keeper & Mr. Bretherton went to Newport after supplies.

24: Light East to S. East wind with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair and warm weather. Sea rough. Steam Schooner came out & went to Yaquina. Barometer 29.56 to 29.70. 1st Asst working in garden. Mr. Bretherton working in shope.

25: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. SEa little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst showing fourteen visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80. Keeper working on quarterly returns.

26: Moderate breeze to light N. wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable and South wind thick fog & cloudy. Sea very rough. Keeper & 1st Asst and Mr. Bretherton put 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-butts. Keeper went to Newport to post & get mail and supplies. Mr. Bretherton & 1st Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.80.

27: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea very rough. Keeper & 1st Asst and Mr. Bretherton changing lenns lamp. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies & showing 3 visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90 to 30.15.

28: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst and Mr. Bretherton polishing oil-carriers measures stop-cocks on oil-butts. Keeper went to Newport to post mail. Barometer 30.06 to 29.85.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze S. West to South these 24 hours frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General guties for the day. keeper makeing out quarterly & monthly reports. Barometer 29.90 to 29.82. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport today.

30: Light wind to moderate breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post quarterly returns. Barometer 29.62 to 29.72 today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

October 18: Light to fresh N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light to fresh N.W. breeze dry. General duties for the day. First Asst went to Newport for the mail. Sea rough. Barometer 30.20.

19: Light N.W. breeze dry weather quite warm and clear for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst breaking up coal oil ???. 2nd Asst wheeling wood into cellar. Had one visitor today. Sea very rough. Barometer 30.40.

20: Light to fresh N.W. breeze dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze to fresh dry and warm. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cleaning celler and yard. Sea very rough. Barometer 30.00.

21: Light to moderate N.W. breeze light fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze light fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderat N.W. breeze light fog. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.75.

22: Moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers. General duties for the day. SEa moderately smooth. Barometer 29.80.

23: Light N.W. to S.E. breeze rain showers to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. to S.E. breeze with rain showers to dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze dry. General duties for lthe day. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.20.

24: Light S.E. to E. breeze dry and warm for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to E. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light S. breeze dry and warm. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea smooth. Baromter 30.50.

25: Light E. to S.E. breeze dry for these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light E. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze dry. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport for mail. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea quite smooth. Baromter 29.89.

26: Light variable winds with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to S. E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Asst filling oil-butts. Sea rough. Barometer 30.12.

27: Light S.E. wind with rain showers for these 24 hours. First pat of 24 hours. Light S.E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 30.12.

28: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 2:30 P.M. from Oakland Cal. & Portland Oregon. Barometer 30.08.

29: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 today.

30: Light South to N. West wind these 24 hours fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.93 today.

31: Light W. to S. East wind with frequent light rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.10.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

November 18: Light West to variable winds these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd working in the shop. Keeper cleaning out the barn. Barometer 29.63 today.

19: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze West to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. 1st Asst went fishing and sawing wood for Keeper. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 29.54 today.

20: Light W. to S. East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.53 to 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing.

21: Fresh breeze to gale S. East to S. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. and West with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after his uniform. Barometer 29.65 to 29.80.

22: Gresh breeze S.W. & West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport to mail Shipwreck report. Barometer 29.70 to 29.92.

23: Fresh breeze W. to W.N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & Assts putting 200 fallons of oil in Oil-butts. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.80.

24: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.23.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in shop and went to Newport after mail and supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10 to 29.95.

26: Fresh breeze East to S. and West first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. 2nd Asst showing one visitor in the tower. Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 today.

27: Fresh breeze to gale S. to S. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind light rain showers and fair weather. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.65 to 29.75.

28: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail showers during 24 hours. Sea very rough. 2nd Asst working in shop today. Barometer 29.90. Keper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Left station at 1 P.M.

29: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West and West these 24 hours rain & hail showers during 24 hours. Sea rough today. 2nd Asst working in shoe. Barometer down to 29.65. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 10:50 A. M.

30: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with har rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. Barometer 29.65.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

January 18: Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. 1st Asst Edward Rice left the station at 9 A.M. for Portland on important business.

19: Light wind and moderate breeze to gale South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. 2nd Asst working in his celler. Keeper Frank M. Plummer and 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton cleaning lenns lamp the oil is very bad.

20: Moderate gale to fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80 to 30.10. 2nd Asst working in shop and celler. Keeper fileing saws in shop today.

21: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. & N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 30.36. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. SEa rough. Genera duties for the day. Barometer 30.40 today. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper cleaning lantern outside today.

23: Light wind S. East fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moder breeze South light rain. SEa smooth. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Steamer Weeott sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. Barometer 30.20.

24: Light South wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst working on agates in his celler. Keeper sorting over potatoes. Barometer 30.30. 1st Asst Edward Rice returned from Portland at 11:30 A.M. where he has been on important business.

25: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain & fog showers. Last part of 24 hours thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst hauling dressing up to the farden also went fishing on the rocks at the station. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Baromoeter 30.35 today.

26: Light North wind these 24 hours thick fog. Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.30. Keeper and 2nd Asst scrubbing office hall and oil-room floors today. 2nd Asst also went over on the South beach for a walk.

27: Light North wind thick damp fog these 24 hours. General duties for the day. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.20 today.

28: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst working in his quarters. Barometer 30.30. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29: Light North to variable winds these 24 hours with thick fog and fair weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.30 to 30.20. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fog showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst cutting and polishing water and other agates today.

31: Gale South to S.W. and W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and ahil squalls. Sea very rough. Keeper making out monthly reports to Inspector & Engineer. 2nd Asst went to Newport to get supplies & get & post mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

February 1: Fresh breeze West to N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind damp and fair weather. Sea very rough. 2nd Asst making a book case in shop. Barometer 29.30 to 29.45 today.

2: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair and cold weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies post and get the mail. 2nd Asst working on agates. Barometer 29.68.

3: Light East wind clear dry & cold weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 30.04 today. 1st Asst cleaning his quarters and taking covers off of mineral oil cases. Keeper & 2nd Asst cleaning oil carriers ??? oil filler and hand-lanterns.

4: Moderate breeze to light East wind clear fair and cold weather. Sea very smooth. 1st Asst and Keeper putting dressing on garden. 1st Asst cleaning reflectors and draw off cocks on oil-butts. 2nd Asst went to Newport to get supplies & mail. Barometer 30.10.

5: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours snow. Last part of 24 hours fair & cold. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.90 to 3.10.

6: Light East wind dry fair and cold weather these 24 hours. SEa very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.24. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita arrived off the bar at Yaquina from the South at 4:45 P.M. and anchored.

7: Moderate to fresh breeze to gale S. East to South these 24 hours with hard rain moste of 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.03. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain these 24 hours & thick fog last part of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst takeing water out of his celler Barometer 3.12 today. Mr. J.G. Kelley Superintendent of Construction arrived at the Station at 3:30 to see what is needed in the sake of repairs and left the station at 4:30.

9: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in the shop repairing his agate cutting machine. Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 today.

10: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.10 to 30.15 today.

11: Fresh & moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.02. 1st and 2nd Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-butts today.

12: Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 30.10. U.S.L. Tender Manzanita laying off the Yaquina bar all day. siter her there at 8 A.M.

13: Light South and variable winds these 24 hours with thick fog & light rain showers moste of 24 hours. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst makeing a cold frame in his garden and getting coal oil cases for kindling. Keeper went over to Mrs Megginson after a plant about 1/2 mile from station. Barometer 30.20. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita off the Yaquina bar putting down a whistling buoy & left for the North at 1:30 P.M.

14: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.10. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. U.S. Light-House Tender off the bar attending to whistling buoy & passed the station at 8 A.M. going North. 2nd Asst makeing cold frames in his garden.

15: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequentlight rain & fog showers. SEa rough. General duties for teh day. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek. Barometer 30.32 today. 1st Asst working in his garden fixing his pie??? plant.

16: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair [Cont'd on next page]

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February 16: [Cont'd from previous page] thick and damp weather. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst working in garden & repainting garden fence. Barometer 30.30. Keeper & 1st Asst repairing wire fence.

17: Fresh to moderate breeze S. rain and thick foggy weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.25 to 30.30 today.

18: Light South wind these 24 hours with rain and thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. 1st and 2nd Assts went to Newport after supplies & mail. Keeper & 1st Asst went fishing. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.40 today.

19: Light South wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.35. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

20: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.25 today.

21: Light wind West to N. WEst light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst polishing short??? chimney in office. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.10.

22: Light North wind clear fine & cool weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst spadeing in his garden. Barometer 30.12 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. 2nd Asst went to Newport for recreation left station at 7:30 A.M.

23: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South to W. N.West these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.75 to 29.80. Bernard J. Bretherton 2nd Asst arrived at the station at 4 P.M. from Newport.

24: Light wind N. WEst to moderate & fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.96 to 29.80. Keeper sawing wood for furnace.

25: Fresh & moderate to light wind West these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 today. Bernard J. Bretherton 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26: Light N. West wind to moderate fresh breeze and gale S. East to South with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Steam Schooner Weeott started out of Yaquina to rough to cross out & turned back. Barometer 30.00 to 29.83.

27: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to West N.W. rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South fair & damp weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Keeper cleaning up back yard. Barometer 29.93 today.

28: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. and S. WEst these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers & damp weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst polishing agates. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 29.32 to 29.60.

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April 1: Light West wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea moderately smooth. 1st Asst went ocean fishing. Keeper went trout fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.81.

2: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 clearing weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 29.93.

3: Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair & warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper planting garden. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 29.88 to 30.12 today.

4: Light East to North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Mr. E.A. Withers arrived at the station at 10:30 A.M. to do some repairs. 1st Asst polishing oil carriers reflectors etc. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 30.24 to 30.12. Keeper went to Newport to post & get mail and supplies.

5: Moderate to fresh breeze N. to East with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South rain . Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to newport after Mr. Withers tool chest and get mail & supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 30.10 to 29.98. U.S. Light-House Tender Columbine arrived off the bar from the South at 6 P.M. and entered yaquina.

6: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Withers putting up stageing to shingle roof of wood shed. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Mr. J. G. Kelley and Mr. C. W. Leick arrived at the station at 9:30 A.M. to see what is needed for repairs and left the station at 3:45 P.M. Keeper showed Mr. J.G. Kelley what there is to do at the station in the shape of repairs. 2nd Asst cleaning lenns lamp & cover.

7: Fresh & moderate breeze & light wind North wind with clear fine weather these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing one visitor in the tower. Teamster??? hauling shingles lumber chain pipe & other supplies. Laborer digging ditch to lay sink drain. Barometer 29.98.

8: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick dry fog. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.94 to 29.88. 1st Asst went over on the road then side of the South beach to put in a culvert. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper takeing cover off of coal-oil cases to empty them. Mr. Withers working on repairs at the station.

9: Light S. wind to moderate breeze N. W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went over on South beach hunting agates. U.S.S. Columbine came out of Yaquina and passed station at 11:00 A.M. going North.

10: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business and cutting water and other agates today.

11: Fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in the shop today. 2nd Asst cutting water agates. The weather is to strong for Mr. Withers to work. Barometer 29.70. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail.

12: Fresh breeze South to N. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind W.N.W. light rain showers & fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st and 2nd Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office. Barometer 29.70 to 30.10 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. Mr. Withers shingling wood shed & working on barn.

13: Light West to S. E. wind first part of 24 hours cloudy weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmweather. Keeper & 1st Asst putting old shingles in celler. Mr. Withers shingling wood shed & laying drain for sinks. Barometer 30.12 today.

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April 14: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies for the years 1899 & 1900. 1st Asst cleaning shingles up in the yard and sweeping sidewalks. 2nd Asst went to Newport on business. Keeper and 1st Asst assisting Mr. Withers put up stage to shingle wood shed. Mr. Withers shingling wood shed & putting sink drains in. Barometer 30.10 today.

15: Light N. to S. East wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South rain. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 today. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies. Mr. E. A. Withers shingling wood shed roof & laying sink drains.

16: Fresh variable inds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went up on North breach. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.80 to 30.10.

17: Light wind North to S. East fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South rain. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst planting garden cutting water agates and picking up old shingles and putting the down in his celler. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper & Assts cleaning lamp and burner today. Barometer 30.10 to 29.60. Mr. E.A. Withers shingles roof of wood shed putting cupboard catches & crawer pulls in dwelling and laying sink drain.

18: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. Keeper working on annual supply light for the years 1899 and 1900. 1st and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst mixing roofing paint to paint roof of wood shed. Barometer 29.55 to 29.98. Mr. Withers completed shingling wood shed and laying sink drains for Keepers swelling.

19: Light S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea rough. 1st and 2nd Assts cleaning up the back yard. 1st Asst went ocean fishing, Keeper went trout fishing. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 30.20. Mr. E. A. Withers completed shingling wood shed roof also working on other small repairs.

20: Light S.E. to South wind with fair and warmer weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and Assts painted wood shed roof today. keeper working on requisition for annual supplies. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.14. Mr. E. A. Withers working on small repairs at the station. 1st Asst went fishing .

21: Moderate breeze to light wind N.W. with damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.20 today.

22: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind with grequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst cleaning out spring on the hill. Keeper makeing out annual requisition for supplies. 2nd Asst wen to Newport after mail & supplies. Mr. Withers working on sink in Keeper Dwelling.

23: Fresh breeze North with fair and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.65. 2nd Asst and Mr. E.A. Winters went up on North beach trout fishing. Steamer Weeott arrived at Yaquina today.

24: Fresh breeze East to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst breaking up coal oil cases and putting them in his celler to burn them up. Keeper completed makeing out requisition for annual supplies. Baromter 29.55 to 29.66. Mr. Withers working on sink in 2nd Asst quarters.

25: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Keeper went to Newport to post requisitions for supplies. Barometer 29.85 today. [Cont'd on next page]

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April 25: [Cont'd from previous page] Mr. E.A. Withers putting slop hoppers in Keepers and Assts dwelling and other repairs.

26: Fresh breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Keeper cleaning out the barn and sawing wood for furnace. Mr. E.A. Withers completed slop hoppers and other small repairs at the station.

27: Fresh breeze W.N.W. to North with frequent rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to take Mr. E.A. Withers tool chest. Barometer 29.78 to 29.98. 2nd Asst cutting agates.

28: Moderate breeze to light North wind with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.16 today.

29: Light North to West wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South rain. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went trout fishing up on North beach. 1st Asst went fishing and to Newport. Barometer 29.88 today.

30: Fresh breeze South to N. West and West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.65 to 29.87. Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly reports.

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May 1: Moderate breeze and light West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind moderate & fresh breeze W. N.West with frequent hail & rain squalls during 24 hours. Sea suite rough. Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05 & 2nd Asst washing.

2: Light N.West wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & cool. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.10 today.

3: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. 2nd Asst went over on South beach to meet his wife. Barometer 30.10 to 29.97.

4: Moderate breeze S. to light S.West wind with light rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & walm cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper working in garden. 1st Asst diffing sod away from the building to keep from rotting the building. 2nd Asst went over on South beach after rock Oysters. Barometer down to 29.84.

5: Light S. to moderate breeze W. N.West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst getting off the beach. Barometer 29.94 today. 2nd Asst planting garden.

6: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Keeper & 1st Asst mixing white paint. Barometer 30.10.

7: Light N.West wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing on the South beach. 1st Asst went to Newport. 2nd Asst went over in the woods about one mile from station. Barometer 30.15.

8: Light North to South wind light rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper writeing in office and cleaning paintbrushes. Barometer 30.05 today. 1st Asst went to Newport.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst cutting agates. 1st Asst taking covers off of coal oil casses & working in garden. Barometer 30.20 today. Keeper working in office.

10: Light N. to E. & S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze South hard rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went over on the South beach after razor clams. Keeper also went to Newport after a cow. Barometer 30.05 to 29.98 today.

11: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm light rain showers & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper writeing in office. Barometer 30.24 today. Keeper and Assts painted the barn and shop & chicken house. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail.

12: Light variable winds & calm light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and Assts painted water tank. 1st Asst dwelling water closet oil house and put up stage to paint double dwelling. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.10.

13: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind dry fast part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West rain showers & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & Asst painting on keepers dwelling. Barometer 30.06 today.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderate smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went 2 1/2 miles from the station for recreation. Barometer 30.04. Had 6 visitors. Keeper went trout fishing 3 miles from station.

15: Fresh breeze to light N.Wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.East wind cloudy and [Cont'd on next page]

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May 15: [Cont'd from previous page] fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.10. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and putting up stage. 2nd Asst went one mile from the station after butter.

16: Fresh breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & west wind. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst and 2nd Asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Barometer 29.80.

17: Light West wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and painted covering on oil house and offices and takeing stage down from dwelling.

18: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts cleaning white paint work in lantern & watch-room. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd went over to big-creek hunting for snipes.

19: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts painting in lantern and watch-room white. Keeper mixing whitewash to whitewash outside tower.

20: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning paint off the lantern glass of tower cleaning lenns whitewashing watch-room and cleaning walls inside of tower prepairing to whitewash same. 2nd Asst went to Newport for recreation. Left station at 3 P.M. Barometer 30.10.

21: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing over to big and little creek. 1st Asst painting service table. Barometer 29.88. 2nd Asst returned to station at 4 P.M..

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts painting lantern floor stair cases & landing black & whitewashing insided of tower and cleaning stairs and landings to paint black. Keeper & 1st Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.83.

23: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting stairs and landings black. Painted dome parapet and drum black outside and putting up stage to paint bracketts and painted tool chest. Barometer29.80 to 29.95 today.

24: Light North to S.W. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.88.

25: Light S. to S.West wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Keeper and Assts painted stairs and landings inside of tower.

26: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.W. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sa smooth. Barometer 29.96 today. Keeper & 1st cleaning office and painting floor and other wood work. 1st Asst also whitewashing on light board fence. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business. 2nd Asst also painting in his part of dwelling today.

27: Fresh breeze South to N.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light N. wind fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04. Keeper & 2nd Asst painting base of tower. 1st Asst whitewashing fence. 2nd Asst painting in his quarters and working in garden.

28: Light N. to S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather light rain showers & fresh breeze South. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.82. 2nd Asst went to Newport today.

29: Fresh breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 30.00. Keeper painted steps around dwelling & celler door on keeper side and 1st and 2nd Asst whitewashing fence.

30: Fresh breeze to gale South rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.70. 1st Asst cleaning whitewashing & painting in his quarters today.

31: Fresh breeze S. to E. & S.E. with rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.32. 1st Asst painting on his quarters. 2nd Asst working in wagon house???

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June 16: Fresh and moderate breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst working on the road and went to Newport after supplies. Keeper working on the road. 2nd Asst cutting agates & working in shop. Barometer 30.10 to 30.06.

17: Moderate to fresh breeze North damp fog to dry these 24 hours. F. M. Plummer keeper left the station 9 A.M. for a short vacation. 1st Asst making??? hay. 2nd Asst working in his shop. Sea smooth. Four large steamers passed today. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00.

18: Fresh N. to North West breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant raking hay. Second Assistant went to Mr. Waughs for milk. Sea smooth. Had four visitors today. Barometer 30.10 to 29.82.

19: Fresh N. to light S. breeze with rain showers for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asst puting hay in the barn. Second Asst went to Newport for the mail at 8 A.M. returned 1 P.M. Barometer 29.80 to 30.60.

20: Light South to moderate North breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asstistant working on the road and cleanung windows in his house. Sea smooth. Barometer 31.0 to 30.25.

21: Moderate North to fresh North West breeze dry for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant went to Newport for mail at 7 A.M. and returned to station at 11:30 A.M. Barometer 30.25 to 30.90.

22: Fresh N.W. to moderate N. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst cleaing oil carriers and mesures. 2nd Asst went to Newport at 8 A.M. and returned to station 1 P.M. Barometer 30.70 to 30.00.

23: Moderate to light North breeze and dry weather quite warm for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First and second assistants showing visitors through tower and 2nd Asst cleaning shells. Barometer 30.00 to 29.85.

24: Light variable winds and calm with light rain showers these 24 hours. SEa smooth. General duties for teh day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went over on the rocks after mussells. Barometer 29.83 today. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 3 P.M. from a hunting & fishing trip up the Yaquina river haveing been gone one week.

25: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70. 2nd Asst went up on the North beach for recreation.

26: Fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd working on the road and cutting agates. Barometer 30.02. 1st Asst showeing six visitors in tower.

27: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with light showery weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Keeper working on annual quarterly returns. 2nd Asst cutting shells. Barometer 30.05.

28: Light variable winds with showery weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst cutting shells & showing visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after strawberries. Barometer 30.12. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed this station at 2 P.M. from N entered Yaquina crossed out going North.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing twenty visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & working on annual returns. 2nd Asst went up to Otter rock. Barometer 30.22.

30: Fresh and moderate to strong breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper completed annual quarterly and monthly reports. Also weeding garden. 2nd Asst cleaning out stall in south end of barn & went to Newport. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.20.

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July 17: Fresh and moderate breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.04 today. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst cleaning out his celler. Had three visitors.

18: Fresh & moderate breeze North these 24 hours thick damp and heigh dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties fort he day. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Had three visitors. 2nd Asst went about one mile from the station hunting. Barometer 30.10. U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 3:30 P.M. going south.

19: Fresh and moderat breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.94. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst went over to Little Creek after black sand. 1st Asst showing 10 visitors in tower.

20: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. 2nd and Keeper showing visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper weeding out his part of garden. Barometer 29.92. Had seven visitors today.

21: Light S.E. to South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper & Assts cleaning lamp reflectors and all other brass work. Had five visitors. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04.

22: Light S.East wind and calm fair and cloudy. Last part of 24 hours moderat to fresh breeze N.West clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing visitros in the tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Had thirty nine visitors. Barometer 30.00 to 30.13. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and post mail. General duties for the day.

23: Inspected Station W.L. Field Commander - Fresh breeze to gale North these 24 hours with fair weather hazy and thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 29.95. Keeper went over on the south beach after razor clams. 1st Asst showing sixteen vistors in tower. U.S. Light House Tender arrived off the Yaquina bar at 2:30 P.M. and crossed into Newport. Commander W.L. Field arrive at and inspected the station at 5 P.M. and left station at 6 P.M. for Newport.

24: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. SEa smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and toke medicine chest & library to Steamer Manzanita. Mr. Whitten and Stimpson hauling annual supplies. 1st and 2nd Assts stowing oil in oil-house and showing visitors in the tower. Had twenty nine visitors. Barometer 29.87. U.S. Light House Tender came out of Yaquina at 1 P.M. and went North.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Mr. Whitter and Stimpson hauling supplies. Keeper & Assts showing 31 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.80.

26: Moderate breeze to light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst showing fifty visitors in tower. Barometer 29.86. 2nd Asst went toNewport after supplies. Mr. Witten and Stimpson hauling annual supplies.

27: Light South to variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. Steamsters hauling annual supplies. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Had seventeen visitors.

28: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Asst stowing away mineral oil in oil-house. Steamsters hauling oil. Assts showing seventeen visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.84.

29: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts putting mineral oil in oil-house. Mr. Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies today. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 [Cont'd on next page].

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August 1: Light variable winds and calm with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Had twenty one visitors today. Keeper and Assts showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.97. Keeper and Assts takeing flag-staff out of the ground and repairing and putting new signal halyards in.

2: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather with some heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post mail and get supplies. Barometer 29.95. 1st Asst showing 18 visitors in tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

3: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing two visitors in the tower. Baormeter 29.87. Keeper and Assts putting flat staff up today.

4: Fresh breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. General duties for day. 1st Asst showing twelve visitors in tower. Barometer 29.84 today.

5: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and have some teeth pulled. Barometer 29.87. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 51 visitors in the tower.

6: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 2 4hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst showing twenty nune visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Yaquina. Left station at 9 A.M. Barometer 29.91.

7: Moderate breeze North with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had sixty eight visitors. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst returned to the station from Yaquina and Newport on important business. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail and get supplies.

8: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. Keeper takeing covers off of mineral iol cases & showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower. Had 32 visitors. Barometer 29.80. 1st Asst wen to Newport.

9: Frsh breeze S.East to South the 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.70 to 29.86. 2nd Asst repairing pump in his quaters. Had no visitors today. 10: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea little rough. Asst showing five visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

11: Moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. SEa smooth. Barometer 29.87 today. Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower. Had 50 visitors. Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts.

12: Light N. to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the ddya. Keeper wen tot Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.82 to 29.85. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 32 visitors in the tower.

13: Moderate breeze South with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.78. Had three visitors today.

14: Moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had fourty visitors. Barometer 29.72 to 29.77 today.

15: Moderate breeze to light wind South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.96 to 30.10 today. 1st Asst went to Newport. Had 7 visitors.

16: Light E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours light rain & fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 29.80. Keeper went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 1 P.M.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

August 17: Light S. to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80. Had 25 visitors. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper returned to the station from Newport at 10:30 A.M.

18: Moderate breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in tower. Had fourty visitors. Barometer 29.90.

19: Moderate breeze to light North wind fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.98. Had twenty two visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

20: Light N. to S.E. & S. wind with light rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd showing 8 visitors in tower. Baromter 29.82.

21: Light S.E. to variable winds with frequent rain showers these 2 4hours. Sea smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had eight visitors. Barometer 29.80 to 30.01. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22: Light variable to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Big Creek. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 29 visitors in tower. Barometer 30.16.

23: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went after clams. 2nd Asst went up North beach for recreation???. Keeper & 1st Asst showing fourty six visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.06.

24: Light NOrth wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper went up North beach for recreation. Barometer 29.95.

25: Light S.East wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. last part of 24 hours rain. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Asst & Keeper showing twenty four visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00 to 29.86 today.

26: Light E. and variable winds to moderate breeze S. to N.W. these 24 hours with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.66. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport after supplies & mail.

27: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.04. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 12 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing.

28: Moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst putting wood in keepers celler. Also showing ten visitors in tower. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek for recreation.

29: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.04 to 29.92 today. Had three visitors. 1st Asst putting wood in keeper celler. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst putting wood into keepers celler. 1st Asst also went fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 29.82. Had no visitors today.

31: Moderate breeze to light North wind with thick dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing three visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.70.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

September 1: Light S. to East and variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Keeper digging potatoes in his garden. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst showing 7 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70 to 29.86.

2: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80.

3: Light S.East wind to moderate & fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had no visitors. Barometer 29.80 to 29.95. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and for recreation. Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

4: Fresh breeze South to moderate breeze & light S.West wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite smooth. Genera duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75. Keeper returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

5: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst showing five visitors in tower. 1st Asst repairing gate post. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.76 to 30.00.

6: Light variable winds thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst & Keeper showing seven visitors in tower. Barometer 30.15. 1st Asst diffing potatoes & went fishing.

7: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 2 4hours with clear fine weather. SEa smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in tower. Had seven visitors. Barometer 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8: Light North wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst working on the road. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper writing in office. 2nd Asst workign in the shop. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 6 P.M. going South.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst showing 6 visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 10 A.M.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing two visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95.

11: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper writeing in office. Baromter 30.00. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower and taking covers off of coal oil cases. 2nd Asst Mr. Bernard J. Bretherton returned to the stion from Newport at 11 A.M.

12: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North rain showers. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing.

13: Light North wind these 2 4hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and clearing weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & working in garden. Barometer 30.20. Keeper putting 200 gallons oil in oil-butts. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper writeing in office.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek for recreation. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper & 1st Asst showing 15 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper working on quarterly returns.

15: Moderate breee to light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze thick fog. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst workign on road & went fishing. Barometer 29.95. 2nd Asst working in shop. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

October 17: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.02 to 29.80. 1st Asst went fishing.

18: Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with hard rain and thick weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in celler and shop. 2nd Asst cleaning out drain on his side of dwelling. barometer 29.50 to 29.30.

19: Gale South to S. and S.West these 24 hours with rain lightning and thunder. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop and in his celler. Barometer 29.10 to 29.25 today.

20: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.West with hard rain lightning and thunder first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. BArometer 29.10 to 29.70. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21: Light East to S.East wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.50 to 29.65 today. 1st Asst fishing & 2nd Asst hunting.

22: Light South East wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.65 to 29.75. 1st Asst left the station at 11:15 A.M. for Portland to be gone one week on business.

23: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and threatening weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.05 to 29.95. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

24: Light S.E. to S. and West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.14 today. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler.

25: Light East to South wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today. Barometer 30.25 to 30.20 today. 2nd Asst cleaning lantern.

26: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with cloudy & light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather and little fog. SEa smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 30.25. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst returned from Portland at 10 A.M. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler.

27: Light S.EAst wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90. 2nd went hunting on North beach.

28: Light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. SEa rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.78. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst workign in garden.

29: Light East wind these 24hours with fair and cloudy weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.74. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30: Light East wind with cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst throwing oil cans in the ocean and went hunting. Keeper workign on the beach. Barometer 29.80 to 29.96.

31: Moderate breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst went hunting. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

November 1: Light E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 today. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business and get mail.

2: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.East these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper workign in shop and in garden at the beach. 2nd Asst working in gard. 1st Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.84. Received placard relating to visitors today from Commander W.L. Field Light House Inspector.

3: Light E. to S.E. & S. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.78.

4: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80 to 29.97. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newprot after mail and supplies.

5: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing.

6: Moderate breeze East and S. East these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst putting dressing on his garden. Barometer 29.78. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

7: Light gale to moderate breeze S. East to S. & S.West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind little damp & cloudy. Sea moderately smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing putting dressing on garden. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

8: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went over on beach after agates & hunting. Barometer 29.67.

9: Moderate breeze S.E. to gale South first part of 24 hours with hard rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went hunting. Barometer 29.68.

10: Fresh breeze to gale East to S.East and South with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds. Barometer 29.52.

11: Fresh breeze to light S. to S.East wind these 24 hours with light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keer & Assts putting 200 gallons of oil in butts in office. Barometer 29.80 to 29.75. 2nd Asst went up North beach hunting.

12: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.E. rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.47. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went to Newport after medicine for Mrs. Bretherton she being sick.

13: Fresh and moderate breeze to light East wind rain and dry weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.47 to 29.60. 1st Asst went over to Big Creek after team to take Mrs. Bretherton to Newport. 2nd Asst went to Newport to take Mrs. Bretherton on her way to Salem at 1:30 P.M.

14: Light S.East wind rain and rain showers these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst retuned to the station at 9 A.M. from Yaquina City he having taken Mrs. Bretherton there on her way to Salem Oregon.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze South to light S.W. and West wind with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties fort he day. Barometer down to 29.45. Keeper sawing wood in his celler for funace. 2nd Asst working in his celler.

16: Light S.E. to S.West wind with rain and hard showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. 2nd Asst mounting birds today. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies and get mail.

17: Light E. to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 2nd Asst mounting birds. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.94.

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

January

1: Fresh breeze E. to light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South hard rain and hail and clearing weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working in garden - Barometer 29.50 to 29.70 today.

2: Fresh breeze East to S. East with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies - Barometer 29.40 to 29.60.

3: Light S.E. to East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper boiling out burner for Lens lamp - 1st ass't wheeling barn dressing up to garden - Barometer 29.78 - 2nd ass't left Sta at 3 P.M. for Salem to procure Medical attandence and to bring his wife home from Hospital at Salem.

4: Moderate breeze to light S. and East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.65 - Keeper repairing 2nd ass'ts pump in his Quarters.

5: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to South rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Baromter 29.44 to 29.54 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper repairing 2nd asst's pump - Barometer 29.86.

7: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale South these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.66 today.

8: Fresh breeze to light West wind with frequent rain squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.32 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper putting panes of glass in Dwelling and barn - Barometer 30.20. 1st ass't went fishing.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze to light S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper working in garden - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 30.20 to 30.12 - 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 11:30 A.M. for Salem where he has been to se[e] a Doctor and bring his wife home from Doctor's care.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.02.

12: Moderate to fresh breeze South with rain and thick weather these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.00 to29.90 - Keeper and 1st ass't cleaning locks on Oil-butts Oil carriers and measures - 1st ass't also sawing wood for 2nd ass't.

13: Light South wind with rain and thick weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain and clearing weather - Sea very rough - Keeper cleaning Burner - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper cleaning out 2nd ass't barn - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80.

14: Light S.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather these 24 horus - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze East with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South with rain - Sea quite smooth - Keeper and 1st ass't scrubbing marble floors in halway and Oil-room - Barometer 29.78.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Barometer 29.80 to 30.02.

17: Fresh breeze to light S. to East wind rain and thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather [continued on next page]

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