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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902

August 18: ometer 30.10 to 29.90 -- Keeper cleaning out chicken house -- Keeper & 1st asst showing 50 visitors in tower -- 2nd asst went to Toledo on important business -- Left Sta at 6:30 a.m.

19: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair and some fog -- Last part of 24 hours hazy and smoke -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.82 -- Keeper and 1st asst cleaning windows in dwelling -- Had eventy one visitors -- Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower -- 2nd asst returned to the station at 6:40 p.m.

20: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick damp fog -- Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 29.82 to 29.91 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st & 2nd assts showing fourty three visitors in tower

21: Light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm -- Sea little rough -- Barometer 29.93 to 30.00 -- Keeper & assts showing fourty three visitors in tower -- 2nd asst washing today

22: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather and smoke -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 30.00 -- General duties for the day -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower -- Had fifty five visitors

23: Moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm -- sea smooth -- 1st and 2nd assts cleaning all brass work also paint in lantern -- Barometer 29.88 -- Keeper went to Newport to procure bids for haulling annual & hauling empty cases to Newport -- Also to procure supplies for the Station

24: Fresh and moderate breeze N. fair -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 29.90 -- Had thirty three visitors -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower

25: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.90 to 29.96 -- General duties for the day -- Had fifty visitors today -- 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower -- 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters

26: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear & fine -- Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 29.97 -- Keeper & 1st asst showing sixteen visitors in tower -- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst went fishing

27: Light North to South wind first part of 24 hours with thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours light South wind to moderate breeze North with light fog showers and fair -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.98 to 30.08 today -- Keeper washing and showing visitors in tower -- 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters & showing visitors in tower -- Had twenty visitors -- 1st asst went to Newport

Last edit about 1 year ago by Miranda Toner
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

187 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

Sept 16: Keeper & 2nd asst showing twenty visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper working on Quar. reports

Sept 17: Moderate & fresh breeze North these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours thick smoke & fog - Last part of 24 hours thick smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.87 - 1st asst showing seven visitors in tower - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

Sept 18: Fresh breeze North with smoke and fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper cleaning out spring in pasture and working on quarterly reports - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower & went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to buy and get a cow

Sept 19: Fresh breeze South to light North wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.90 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper showing four visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaing out his part of barn

Sept 20: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and smoke last pat of 24 hours fair and thick fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.08 - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies

Sept 21: Light weind to moderate & fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.92 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower

Sept 22: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.88 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper washing - 2nd asst working in his quarters

Sept 23: Moderate breeze to light North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Toledo after supplies - Left sta at 9:30 A.M.

Sept 24: Light North wind to moderate & fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours with thick fog & rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 29.85 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst returned to sta at 3:30 P.M. - 1st asst went fishing

Sept 25: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers and lightning - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.12 - Keeper showing four visitors in tower - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper repairing fence in part of dwelling

Sept 26: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and thick weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.85 - General duties for day - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing

Sept 27: Fresh breeze South to light S.W. and North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.05 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst and 2nd asst working in their quarters

Sept 28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.20 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went over to little creek for recreation

Sept 29: Light wind North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Beneral duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.05 - Keeper and assts cleaning all brass work - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst ??? dressing in garden

Sept 30: Light variable winds with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went on beach after wood & hauling some

Last edit about 1 year ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

187 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

October 1: Light N. East wind to moderate breeze North these24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 29.88 - 2nd asst sawing wood and putting some in his cellar - Keeper working - General duties for the day

October 2: Light N. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze East with clear fine and warm during 24 hours - 1st asst showing three visitors in tower - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.77

October 3: Light South wind these 24 hours warm and thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.92 - 2nd asst working in his cellar Keeper cleaning Barn & Wagon house - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies

October 4: Light S. to North wind there 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair & sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst putting a pane of glass in window

October 5: Light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South with thick fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.94 to 29.97 - 1st asst went fishing today

October 6: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind heigh dry fog & fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.76 to 29.85 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working - 2nd asst went to pick Blackberries

October 7: Light South wind & calm to moderate breeze these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 30.02 - 2nd asst repairing cement walk in rear of Dwelling - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

October 8: Light South & North wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and little damp - Last part of 24 hours clear & fine - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.18 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

October 9: Light variable winds and calm with fiar weather and thick fog - last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd asst stowing food away for Keeper

October 10: Fresh breeze N. to light N. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea quite rough - Keepers changing Burner and Lamp - 2nd asst working - 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in the Tower - Had eight visitors today

October 11: Light North to East and N. East wind first part of 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours light South wind thick fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.85 to 29.70 - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing

October 12: Light South wind dry fog these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 29.85 - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing

October 13: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 29.94 - Keeper working - 1st asst went to Newport to procure supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had thirteen visitors

October 14: Light wind to moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper also writing in office

October 15: Light South wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.94 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing one visitor in tower - Keeper and 1st asst cleaning oil cans & measurers

October 16: Moderate breeze S. W. to W. and N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.94 to 30.12 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day

October 17: Light North wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper and 1st asst taking covers off of Coal Oil cases - 2nd asst went to Toledo to procure supplies and for recreation left sta at 7:30A.M.

Last edit about 1 year ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon 20 Oct. 1902 Examined and Inspected R.C. Hart

187 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

October 18: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies 2nd asst W.P. Ford arrived at the Station at 3 P.M.

October 19: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.85 to 29.78 - U.S. Light-House tender passed into yaquina to land annual supplies for this station

October 20: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these24 hours - first part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth to rough - Barometer 29.70 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Mr. R.C. Hart from Inspectors Office arrived at station at 9:30 A.M. and inspected station and left for Newport at 11 A.M. - 1st asst went fishing today

October 21: Modreate breeze S. E. to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.53 to 29.66 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail - U.S. Light-House Tender landed annual supplies at Newport today - Mr Mc Donald hauling supplies

October 22: Moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.35 to 29.45 - Keeper stowing away annual supplies and slacking Line - Light House Tender Manzanita crossed out of yaquina placed Whistling buoy & went North at 3:45 P.M.

October 23: Moderate breeze to light wind East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.45 to 29.50 - Keeper & 2nd asst working in shop - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies

October 24: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.50 to 29.80 - Mr Mc Donald hauling coal & oil - Keeper and assts stowing away annual supplies - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst putting stove pipe in Keepers & assts Kitchen - Keeper & 2nd asst working in shop

October 25: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

October 26: Light South East wind these 24 hours with fog and light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - Had three visitors today - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

October 27: Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. East these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.78

October 28: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West these 24 hours First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 2nd asst went about one mile from sta hunting Geese

October 29: Light East to S. E. and South these 24 hours First part of 24 hours clear and fine - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea rough - Barometer 30.80 to 29.90 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Mr Mc Donald hauling supplies

October 30: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.93 - 2nd asst houting Geese - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on reports to congress & Inspector

October 31: Moderate breeze South to light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - Baromter 30.10 - Mr Mc Donald hauling supplies - Keeper went to Newport to procure supplies and have repairs made on Buck Board - 1st and 2nd asst stowing away annual supplies

Last edit about 1 year ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan
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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

November 18: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West & light N. West wind these 24 hours -- with frequent rain & hail qualls & fair -- Sea very rough -- Barometer 29.40 to 29.52 -- General duties for day -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

19: Light North West wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair -- Sea very rough -- Barometer 29.40 to 30.05 -- 1st asst went to Newport to post mail -- Mr McDonald hauling annual supplies -- 2nd asst washing -- Keeper cleaning house

20: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather -- Sea moderately smooth -- Barometer 30.17 -- Mr McDonald hauling annual supplies -- Keeper and assts putting mineral oil in oil butts -- 1st asst went fishing today

21: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather -- Sea smooth to rough -- Barometer 30.28 to 30.00 -- Keeper cleaning in his quarters -- 1st asst went fishing -- 1st and2nd asst slowing away annual supplies -- Mr McDonald completed hauling annual supplies

22: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 -- Keeper cleaning in his quarters -- 1st asst went fishing and working on roads -- 2nd asst went to Big Creek salmon fishing

23: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear and cool -- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 -- Keeper went to Newport to post mail -- 1st asst went fishing

24: Fresh breeze S. to S. W. and West first part of 24 hours with rain -- Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.00 to 30.30 -- 1st asst went fishing

25: Light wind North and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.37 -- general duties for the day -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 2nd asst washing today

26: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair -- Last part f 24 hours rain showers -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 29.90 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst working on the road -- 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation -- Left the Station at 3 am

27: Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst W. P. Ford returned to the station at 3:45 pm

28: Fresh breeze West and S. West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours -- Sea rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keepers went to Newport to send telegram -- 1st asst working on road

29: Fresh breeze West to light South and S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24

Last edit about 1 year ago by Miranda Toner
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

December 1: Gale South to fresh breeze W. N. W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.58 to 30.10 - 1st asst repairing garden fence - Keeper washing 2nd asst removing water in his celler.

2: Moderate breeze to light W. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.23 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper writing in Office today

3: Fresh breeze to Gale S. these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60

4: Moderate breeze S. West to West these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours requent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain showers - 1st & 2nd assts went to newport after supplies - The Gale yesterday loosened lightning rod on Tower - Barometer 29.60 to 29.95

5: Moderate and fresh breeze S. to S. W. and West thse 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.95 - General duties for the day - 1st asst taking covers off of Mineral oil cases preparing to empty (???) them

6: Light West to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair & dou (???) dry - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.95 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and assts renailing Lightning Rod on Tower that became loosened in the Gale of the 3rd Also replaced signal halyards on flag pole that the gale broke

7: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.62 to 29.73 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day

8: Gale E to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.46 - Keeper washing and cleaning in his quarters - Also writing in the Office

9: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.46 to 29.68 - 1st asst went fishing Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

10: Fresh breeze East thse 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 - 1st asst showing one visitor in Tower - Keeper & 2nd asst working on road

11: Fresh breeze East to S. East these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.55 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallons of oil in Oil butts - 2nd asst working in shop

12: Gale S. E to South and S. W. first part of 24 hours with rain squalls - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. W. to fresh breeze S. rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden

13: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with light rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies and to meet his Sister from East left at 1. P.M. - 2nd asst went to Newport after clams

14: Light East wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear & cool - Sea very smooth - Barometer30.10 to 29.95 - 2nd asst woking on the road next to Beach - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper returned to Station at 2.30. P.M.

15: Light East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to meet his Sister coming from the East left the sta at 8.30. A.M.

16: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.15 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden - Keeper returned to station at 30.30 P.M.

17: Light East wind thse 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 - 2nd asst cleaning out Barn & putting dressing on garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

Last edit about 1 year ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

December 18: Fresh breeze East to light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst washing - Keeper writing in Office

19: Light wind to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 to 29.86 - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer

20: Fresh breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.13 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies 1st asst went fishing

21:Light S. East wind these 24 hours fair and cloudy during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.13 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail - 1st asst went fishing - 1st & 2nd asst showing seven visitors in Tower

22: Gale to fresh breeze South to S. W. with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light West to South wind light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - 2nd asst working in shop - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper washing & working on quarterly reports

23: Fresh breeze S. E. to East dry to rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to Gale South with rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.68 - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst working in shop

24: Gale and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp and light rain showers - Sea rough - 2nd asst working in shop - Barometer 29.68 to 29.62 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly reports

25: Fresh to moderate breeze and Gale South these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.38 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 2nd asst working in shop

26: Gale to fresh breeze South to S. W. and West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls during 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 29.38 to 29.73 - 1st ast went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in Office

27: Fresh and moderate breeze S. W. to S. East and N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail and snow squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports

28: Light N. West to S. East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 30.20 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport ater mail and supplies

29: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair and cloudy - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.25 to 30.00 - 1st asst working on the road and went fishing - 2nd asst showing six visitors in Tower & working in shop - Keeper writing in Office

30: Fresh breeze and gale to light wind South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.82 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports

31: Light wind to fresh breeze and Gale South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.45 - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation to post mail & get supplies Left sta at 2. P.M.

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JOURNAL of Light-House Station at Yaquina Head Oregon1903 RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.February 18 (continued): 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

19: Light S. East to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 30.10 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in shop and cutting wood today.

20: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with fair and warmer weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

21: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in shop and garden - Keeper writing in Office today.

22: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry and fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.98 - 1st asst went fishing.

23: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 30.12 - Keeper writing in Office and washing - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst sawing wood in celler.

24: Light variable winds to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.32 - 1st asst working in his part of garden and sooding grounds - Keeper cleaning walls in his Kitchen and completing requisition for annual supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood.

25: Light North wind high dry fog and fair these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.14 - Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

26: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.14 to 30.06 - Keeper and 1st asst spading garden - 2nd asst washing - Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallons of Mineral oil in Oil butts - 1st & 2nd assts showing five visitors in tower.

27: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.06 -Keeper and assts planting garden - 2nd asst cutting wood - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on Monthly reports today .

28: Fresh to strong breeze and light East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties dor the day - Barometer 30.04 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon1903 RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.March 1: Light East wind and variable winds first part of 24 hours with clear weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and high dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for day -Barometer 29.92 - Keeper showing two visitors in Tower - 2nd asst went to Newport to buy a bow today.

2: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.66 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

3: Light North to S.E. & South wind these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.62 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - General duties for day.

4: Light wind to moderate breeze East to north these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.72 - Keeper planting garden - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst went fishing and working in the garden.

5: Light wind to moderate breeze East to North these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours clear and cool - Last part of 24 hours high dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.82 - 1st asst showing visitors in Tower - Keeper & 2nd asst working on wood in the woods.

6: Fresh breeze S. East to S. and S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper cording wood in woods one half mile from the sta - 2nd asst working in shop & garden half mile from station.

7: Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.60 - 2nd asst W.P. Ford working in the shop - Keeper writing in the Office today.

8: Fresh breeze S. to West and light S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.51 to 29.90 Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for day - 2nd asst working in the shop.

9: Fresh breeze to gale S.W. to S. rain these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.85 - 2nd asst working in the shop.

10: Heavy Gale South these 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.50 - The wire fence on North side of bluff blew down.

11: Gale South to fresh breeze North west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper and assts repairing wire fence Wagon house door and other small repairs - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.50 to 29.90.

12: Light North & East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.84 - 1st asst repairing roof and other repairs on his Dwelling caused from the late Gale - he also went fishing - 2nd asst washing and putting glass in storm windows in front of Dwelling - Keeper also putting glass in storm sash - Had two visitors today.

13: Light North to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp and cool - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.84 to 29.66 - Keeper working on Quarterly report to Inspector & Engineer - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst throwing old wire over bluff - Barometer 29.66 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15: Light variable to North winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went two miles from the sta for recreation - Barometer 29.80 to 29.86 - U.S. Steamer Columbine passed sta at 3. P.M. for Yaquina to put in Buoys Then left South at 5. P.M.

16: Light North and East wind to moderate breeze North with clear and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.88 - 1st asst went fishing and planting garden - 2nd asst went one half mile from station to fix fence prepairing to plant garden & working in shop - Keeper working in shop & garden - U.S. Steamer Collumbine passed the station going North at 3.00 P.M.

17: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail - 2nd asst planting garden 1/2 mile from sta - Keeper spading garden today.

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April

1 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear and fine first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers from the north & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst washing - Keeper writing in office - Barometer 29.85 to 30.06 today.

2 Moderate breeze north to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - 2nd asst working in his part of the garden - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 to 30.30 - 1st asst returned to station at 10 A.M. from Portland & Oregon City - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.30 to 30.20 - 2nd asst putting two clothes post in yard - Keeper went trout fishing 2 miles from sta.

4 Light west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain hail & snow squalls - Last part of 24 hours fair & cool - Sea rough - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - General duties for day - 1st asst went trout fishing - 2nd went to working in his garden one half mile from the station.

5 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.10 to 30.12 - Keeper writing in the office today.

6 Fresh breeze south to S.W. to light W. wind with rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 - General duties for day - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper washing.

7 Fresh breeze W. to S. west to light west wind these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst takeing covers off of coal oil cases to empty them.

8 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 - 2nd asst cutting and cording wood one mile from the station for keepers.

9 Light west wind to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent hail showers - Last part of 24 hours fair & cloudy - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

10 Light north wind with snow squalls these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 today.

11 Light S. east to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & snow - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.12 to 30.30 today - 2nd asst W.P. Ford working in his garden one half mile from station.

12 Light east to south wind these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.02 - 2nd asst showing three visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing.

13 Light S.E. to E. and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 29.80 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst showing wood in his cellar.

14 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain & snow squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst working in shop - Barometer 29.80 to 29.65 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.76 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst washing and shading in his garden.

16 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 29.76 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst working in the shop and garden today.

17 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.76 to 29.92 - Keeper went trout fishing 2 1/2 miles from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in garden.

18 Light south to S.W. and west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather.

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May

1 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.27 today. Keeper and assts putting mineral oil in oil butts - Keeper and 2nd asst planting garden - 1st asst went fishing on the rocks outside of station.

2 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.27 to 30.04 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst digging clams on the beach and cording wood for keeper & assts one half mile from the station.

3 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 - 2nd asst went for a short walk - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had four visitors today.

4 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 29.98 - Keeper washing - 1st asst cleaning house to paint same - 2nd asst showing one visitor in tower & working in garden.

5 Moderate breeze to light wind north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.82 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

6 Moderate breeze S. to west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick and rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 30.09 - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing & cleaning paint brushes - 2nd asst planting garden.

7 Light W. to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and assts painting on the barn today - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

8 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and assts painting on barn and mixing paint to paint dwelling - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing.

9 Light variable wind first part of 24 hours with little damp weather - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts painting on dwelling - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail.

10 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with light rain & thick weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 - General duties for the day.

11 Light south wind with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind heigh dry fog. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 to 29.84 - 1st asst repairing ladders to paint with - Keeper putting up stage to paint dwelling - 2nd asst ???.

12 Light north to south wind and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and cloudy - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper working in his part of garden - 2nd asst went after a pig three miles from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

13 Fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.73 to 29.89 - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst cording wood for keeper and assts half mile from station.

14 Light S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.16 - Keeper and assts painting on keepers dwelling - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05. Keeper & assts painting on dwelling and putting up stage in rear of dwelling.

16 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with frequent hail & rain squalls - Barometer 30.04 - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Fresh to moderate breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair. Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 30.04 to 30.15 - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

18 Light S. west wind to moderate breeze W. to N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - Keeper washing - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters.

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May

19 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.93 - 1st asst showing eight visitors in tower & whitewashing in his quarters - 2nd asst cording wood - Keeper weeding garden.

20 Light variable winds to moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 to 29.74 - 1st asst cleaning and painting in his quarters - 2nd asst washing and other work in his quarters.

21 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & warmer. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 30.05 - Keeper and assts painting on keepers dwelling - 2nd asst working in his part of garden.

22 Light variable winds to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for the day.

23 Moderate breeze to light wind North first part of 24 hours with clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 30.04 - 1st and 2nd assts painting on keepers dwelling - Keeper went to Newport after men to work on road leading to light station and procure supplies.

24 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.98 - General duties for the day.

25 Moderate breeze N. to light south wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.90 - 1st asst whitewashing fences - 2nd asst putting alabastine on rooms in his part of dwelling - Keeper writing in office & washing. By order of Major W.L.Langfit Engineer 13th Light House District the keeper of this station is authorized to expend $250.00 in repairing road leading to the station - Keeper has employed Mr. Briggs - Mr. Birch - Mr. Ford and Mr. Greenbrooks.

26 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather - Sea quite rough - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning inside of lantern prepairing to paint same - Keeper & assts painted 1st asst house - 1st asst whitewashing tight board fence in front of dwelling - Keeper went over to beach to see laborers about working on the road.

27 Light north to south wind and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper & assts painting white in lantern - 2nd asst working in garden and shop - Keeper went over to road next to the beach to see the men at work on the road.

28 Moderate breeze to light south wind & calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.10 - Keeper went over to the road to look after men working there repairing it - Keeper and assts painting in lantern & watch room - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29 Light south wind with thick fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.00 - Keeper and assts cleaning and whitewashing inside of the tower - 1st asst whiteing tight board fence - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper went to the beach to oversee repairing road leading to station.

30 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper went over on the road to see the men working on the road.

31 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd asst went over on beach after clams - Keeper went to Newport to post mail.

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June

1 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & cool. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.94 - Keeper & assts went to Newport to vote & procure supplies - 1st asst whitewashing fences.

2 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 to 30.08 - Keeper & assts painted store house & water closet - 1st and 2nd assts whitewashing - Keeper went to look after men working on road.

3 Light north wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper & assts painted dome & parapet black - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper went over on road to see the men.

4 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.24 - Keeper and assts cleaning lennes and plate glass of lantern also painting inside of tower - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quarters - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - Laborers working on road.

5 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather & thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.26 today. Keeper and assts painted bracketts on tower today - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper and 2nd asst went over to road where laborers are at work.

6 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.26 to 29.98 - Keeper and assts painted base of tower scrubbed floors painted office floor and door stools celler doors & pump & tower windows - Keeper went over to road to oversee the men working there - 2nd asst working in garden.

7 Fresh breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with very warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.93 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had six visitors today.

8 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 29.98 - Keeper washing painted steps celler doors & windows of dwelling and water tank at barn lead collor - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning lantern & painted iron railings black - Keeper & 2nd asst went over to road.

9 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.90 - Laborers working on road - Keeper went over to oversee them - 1st asst white washing garden fence - 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his kitchen.

10 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain thick fog and lightning - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper went over to road to oversee the laborers at work - Keeper also making new gate to replace the one that is worn out at beach - Barometer 29.90 to 29.85 - 2nd asst painting in his kitchen - 1st and 2nd asst whitewashing garden fence.

11 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 - 1st and 2nd assts painting in there quarters - Keeper went over to road to oversee the laborers working there.

12 Light S. wind and calm these 24 hours with fair weather and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 - Keeper & assts painting on covering of workroom lead collor painting steps of dwelling base of wood shed & whiteing fences - Keeper went over on road to oversee the men working there - 2nd asst went three miles from the station on important business - Keeper and assts emptying 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Had four visitors could not show them in tower on account of paint.

13 Moderate to fresh breee north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 29.89 - 1st asst whitewashing fences & painting step ladders - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Laborers working on road today.

14 Fresh breeze to light wind north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.89 to 29.70 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst working in his part of garden - Keeper writing in office today.

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August

1 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.95 - Keeper & assts ??? lime - 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation - Lef the station at 1 P.M.

2 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05 - Had twenty four visitors - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst returned to sta at 4 P.M.

3 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Mr. Macdonald hauling supplies - Keeper & assts showing 29 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport post ???.

4 Moderate to fresh and strong breeze north these 24 hours with clear weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had fifty one visitors - 2nd asst cording wood one mile from sta for keeper & assts.

5 Fresh breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 30.00 - 1st asst showing four visitors in tower & went to Newport after mail - 2nd asst cording wood for keeper & assts 1/2 mile from station.

6 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had fourty nine visitors - Mr. Macdonald hauling supplies.

7 Fresh to moderate and strong breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had fifty visitors - Keeper stowing away annual supplies - 2nd asst putting new stove in his kitchen - Mr. Macdonald completed hauling annual supplies today - 1st asst went fishing.

8 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to procure supplies and post mail to the inspector.

9 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog. Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 29.92 - Keeper & assts showing twenty nine visitors - General duties for the day.

10 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst washing putting wood in celler for keeper - and went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - Had sixty nine visitors - Keeper washing and putting wood in his celler for the winter.

11 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 - Keeper and assts showing one hundred & two visitors in tower - Keeper & assts putting wood in celler for keeper.

12 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog & fair - Last part of 24 hours fair and thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.96 - 1st & 2nd assts showing 100 visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

13 Light north to south wind first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Mr. Briggs hauling wood for 2nd asst - Keeper & assts showing 47 visitors in tower - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber.

14 Light north to south and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and cloudy - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had seventy one visitors. Keeper & assts putting wood in celler - Mr. Macdonald completed hauling lumber - General duties for the day.

15 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.88 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

16 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours

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September 1Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and some thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - Had thirteen visitors - 1st and 2nd assts. showing visitors in Tower. 1st asst. went to Newport after mail supplies.

September 2Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.88. Had six visitors - Keeper and assts cleaning inside of tower and whitewashing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

September 3Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and assts. putting 200 Gallons of oil in oil butts and scrubbing hall work room and watch room floors. Barometer 29.88 to 29.82 - 1st assistant went fishing and showing visitors in tower - Had nine visitors - 2nd asst. went to Toledo after some fruit and supplies - Left the station at 10:00 AM.

September 4Light South wind these 24 hours with fair weather and high dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper painting on fence - Barometer 29.80. 1st asst. went to Newport after supplies and polishing brass work in lantern - Keeper and 1st asst. showing visitors in Tower. 2nd asst. returned to station at 6 PM.

September 5Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.04 - 1st asst polishing brass work and went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

September 6Moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Barometer 29.84 - General duties for day. 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in Tower.

7 Light west to south wind and cooler these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - 1st & 2nd assts polishing lamp & reflectors - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went after wood on beach.

8 Light north and east wind to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours - with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.23 - 1st and 2nd assts showing twenty two visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Light north wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.28 - Keeper painting on fence - 1st asst digging potatoes & showing 16 visitors in tower - 2nd asst washing.

10 Moderate & fresh breeze north these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.28 to 30.18 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Had five visitors - 1st asst went fishing - 1st & 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower.

11 Moderate breeze to light north wind first part of 24 hours with damp weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. west with rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.18 to 29.82 - Had thirty six visitors today - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Keeper putting windows in dwelling - 2nd asst digging potatoes - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters.

12 Fresh breeze south and north with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind with fair and warm weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.65 to 29.85 - 1st asst sticking lumber - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

13 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy & dry - Last part of 24 hours fair and hazy - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.85 to 30.08 - General duties for the day - 1st asst fishing and to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went after blackberries 2 miles from sta - U.S. Tender Collumbine crossed into Yaquina at 3:30 P.M. did not locate her in time to hoist ensign.

14 Light N. to south wind and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.16 - General duteis for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst sweeping out shop & hen house - 2nd asst went after berries 2 miles from sta.

15 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.16 to 30.06 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing twelve visitors in tower - Keeper & assts putting hay into the barn - Light Tender Columbine crossed out of Yaquina & steamed north at 4:30 P.M.

16 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.06 - 1st and 2nd assts putting hay into the barn - 1st and 2nd assts showing five visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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September

17 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport for oats & bran - Keeper & assts putting hay into barn - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

18 Light north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.13 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden & getting wood off the beach - Keeper went to Newport after oats & bran for cow & horses.

19 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.13 to 30.04 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and hauling wheat & bran - 2nd asst cleaning out barn and getting wood on the beach.

20 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Barometer 30.04 to 29.98 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after feed for horses and cow.

21 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower & went fishing - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Keeper hauling feed from Newport.

22 Light N. to S. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair & thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.06 - 1st asst showing nine visitors in tower - 2nd asst went on south beach after wood - Keeper hauling feed from Newport to station.

23 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & 2nd asst digging razor clams on south beach - 2nd asst getting wood on south beach - General duties for day.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Barometer 30.16 - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation - Left the sta at 8 A.M.

25 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to inspector and engineer. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors - 2nd asst returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed by sta at 4:30 P.M. for the south.

26 Moderate breeze & light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.03 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst putting wood in his celler - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail.

27 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.03 to 29.80 - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had four visitors - General duties for the day.

28 Moderate breeze south to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 30.00 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day.

29 Light N. to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.00 - 2nd asst working in the shop - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30 Light N. to S. & variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.87 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport to post the quarterly reports - Also showing visitors in the tower - Had four visitors - U.S. Light House tender arrived off the yaquina bar from south & entered at 5:15 P.M.

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1903

October

1 Light south wind these 24 - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - 29.89 to 29.94 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

2 Light S. to S.E. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours damp & cloudy. Sea smooth. 29.94 to 29.98. General duties of the day. Frank M. Plummer keeper left the station for Portland at 9 A.M. 1st asst working on house. 2nd working on barn door.

3 Light strong S. to S.E. wind with rain & fog these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S. wind damp. Last part of 24 hours strong south E. wind with rain and fog. 29.98 to 28. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Sea smooth.

4 Strong to light S.E. wind with showers and light fog for these 24 hours. First of 24 hours strong to light S.E. wind showers and light fog. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with showers and light fog. Barometer 28 to 29.5. Sea smooth. General duties for the day.

5 Light E. wind to gale with rain and fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind to gale with rain and light fog. Last part of 24 hours S.E. gale to light wind with light fog. Barometer 29.95 to 29.60 & 70. Sea rough. General duties for the day.

6 Light variable winds with showers today for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to W. wind with showers. Last part of 24 hours light W. to S.W. wind dry and clear. Barometer 29.70 to 30.11. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd assts opening oil cases.

7 Light S.W. to strong N. wind light fog to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.W. wind and light fog. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to strong N. wind dry and cloudy. Barometer 30.11 to 29.89. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Light N. wind with thick to light fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N. wind thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light N. wind with thick to light fog. Barometer 29.89 to 29.61. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Filling oil butts. 2nd asst went to pick berries.

9 Light N. to E. wind with light fog to light rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.E. wind with light fog. Last part of 24 hours light east wind with rain showers. Barometer 29.61 to 29.49. Sea rough. General duties for the day.

10 Strong to light E. to S.E. wind with rain to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours strong E. to S.E. wind with rain. Last part of 24 hours strong to light S.E. wind with rain today. Barometer 29.49 to 30.10. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst wheeling wood.

11 Light S.E. wind with damp fog to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with damp fog to dry. Barometer 30.10 to 30.28. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Light and strong variable winds dry for these 24 hours. First of 24 hours light E. wind dry. Last part of 24 hours strong E. to light N. wind dry and clear. Barometer 30.28 to 30.9. Sea rough. General duties for the dat. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst getting wood.

13 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers and fair. General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.22 - Sea rough - Keeper returned to the station from Portland at 8:30 A.M.

14 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.06 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing today.

15 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.93 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst W.P. Ford went on south beach after wood - Mr. Bain hauling wood for 2nd asst.

16 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper putting new hinges on wood shed door - 2nd asst went over to little creek after berries - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day.

17 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail - Barometer 29.90 to

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

November

18 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.52 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in the shop.

19 Fresh breeze to light wind S. east these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.88 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

20 Fresh to moderate breeze S. east to east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & damp - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.38 to 29.80 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in his wood shed.

21 Fresh to moderate breeze east to S. west these 24 hours with thick weather and rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22 Light S. east and variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.80 - Keeper and assts prepairing to kill a hog - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning out barn.

23 Light east and variable winds & calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warmer weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.98 - Keeper and assts killing & dressing a hog - 1st asst went fishing.

24 Moderate breeze E. & S. east first part of 24 hours with clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze east cloudy & fair - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Keeper and 2nd asst packing pork.

25 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with fair and cloudy - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.93 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & on business - 2nd asst repairing floor in barn - 1st asst went fishing.

26 Fresh & moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & damp - Sea rough - Barometer 29.93 to 29.95 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst packing pork today.

27 Fresh breeze S. to light S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.85 - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29 Moderate breeze and light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.18 - Keeper making out monthly reports.

30 Light east to variable winds & calm these 24 hours with clear fine & warm - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper washing - 1st asst repairing roof of his dwelling - 2nd asst went to post reports to Inspector & Engineer - 2nd asst after getting to Newport found his uncle very sick and needed attention he sent word to keeper getting permission to stay all night. 2nd asst left the station at 10:45 A.M.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

December

17 Barometer 29.80 to 29.74 - Keeper writeing in office - 1st asst fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

18 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.75 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer.

19 Fresh breeze to gale S. to S.W. rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.68 to 29.78 - General duties for day - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst takeing covers off coal oil cases.

20 Fresh breeze to light S. west wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail - Barometer 29.75 to 30.12.

21 Light south wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 30.12 to 30.22 - General duties for day - Keeper working on reports - 2nd asst working in barn.

22 Light S. to W. and north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.35 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

23 Light north and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.35 to 30.42 today. General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

24 Light S. east to east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.42 to 30.26 - General duties for the day - Keeper writing on reports - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst washing today.

25 Fresh breeze east to light south wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 30.32 - Keeper working in the shop and on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation & important business - Left sta at 1 P.M.

26 Light east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.33 to 30.30 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst returned to the station at 1 P.M.

27 Light north to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.30 to 30.20 -Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts.

28 Moderate to breeze to light wind east these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.15 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper washing - 2nd asst went over on south beach to cut wood for his own use in stove.

29 Light east wind these 24 hours with with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.00 - Keeper working on reports & stowing wood on the beach - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst washing.

30 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.82 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - 2nd asst getting wood on beach two miles from station.

31 Light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.75 to 29.90 - Keeper getting on the beach at station - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to mail reports.

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1904 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

February

1. Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with little damp- Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze North clear fine and cool Sea smooth- Barometer 30.16 to 30.25- Keeper & 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing on rocks at the Station.

2. Moderate breeze & light North wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather- Sea quite smooth- Barometer 30.25 to 30.05- General duties for the day- Keeper getting wood on beach at sta - 2nd asst getting wood on beach 1 1/2 miles from Sta- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3. Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with light rain showers- Sea moderately smooth- Barometer 30.05 to 29.65- General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies- Had two visitors.

4. Gale South to fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain- Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls- Sea rough- Barometer 29.18 to 29.20- Keeper getting wood on beach- 2nd asst repainting garden gate and putting tub at water tank.

5. Light East and S. East wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours frequent hail and rain showers- Last part of 24 hours cloudy fair and cool- Sea quite rough- 1st asst went to Newport after suppliesand mail- General duties for the day- 2nd asst W. P. Ford went over on the south beach 1 1/2 miles after wood- Keeper went on beach at Station after wood. Barometer 29.30 to 29.70.

6. Gale amd fresh breeze S.W. and West these 24 hours with rain and hail squalls- Sea rough- Barometer 29.70 to 29.38- General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies- 2nd asst working on the road today.

7. Fresh breeze N.W. and West these 24 hours with rain and hail squalls- Sea rough- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.38 to 29.74.

8. Fresh and strong breeze N. West these 24 hours with frequent hail and snow squalls- Sea rough- General duties for the day- 2nd asst working in shop putting dressing on garden and cleaning out barn- Keeper washing- Barometer 29.74 to 30.00.

9. Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours clear and cool- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. Keeper sawing wood on beach at Sta- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies- 1st asst went fishing.

10. Fresh breeze S. East to Gale S. to S. West these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain- Last part of 24 hours frequent rain squalls- Sea rough- General duties for the day- 1st asst taking covers off coal oil cases- Barometer 29.90 to 29.48- 2nd asst cleaning out Barn.

11. Fresh breeze S.W. to East and Gale South these 24 hours with rain - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.48 to 29.18 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writeing in office today.

12 Fresh breeze S.W. to light S.E. and variable winds these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea rough to very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.?? - 2nd asst working in the shop - Keeper writeing in office.

13 Light S. East to South wind with hail and rain showers during 24 hours - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.90 - Sea very smooth - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Fresh breeze East to gale S. these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea smooth to rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.38.

15 Light East to S. West & West wind these 24 hours with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.38 to 29.42 - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden - Keeper washing.

16 Fresh and moderate breeze S. West & West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.42 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst putting oil in oil butts - 2nd asst working in shop.

17 Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.94 - 2nd asst showing three visitors in tower.

18 Light S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

April

16 warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.06 - 2nd asst working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst returned to the sta at 3:30 P.M. from Portland on business. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

17 Light S. east and variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.88 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst went to Toledo on important business - Left the station at 7 A.M.

18 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.60. Keeper and 1st asst mixing paint to paint structues at sta - Keeper also washing - 2nd asst returned to the station at 6:30 P.M.

19 Light wind and moderate breeze south these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.65 - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes & planting garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

20 Moderate breeze south to light west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.96 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes.

21 Light south wind with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. west light rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.76 - 1st asst cleaning barn to paint - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

22 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.76 to 30.00 - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst went one half mile from sta for recreation.

23 Light east wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south rain - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.96 - 1st asst repairing fence arround spring in pasture - 2nd asst working on road next to beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

24 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 30.02 - Keeper writing in the office today.

25 Light south and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair & cloudy - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.02 to 29.67 - 2nd asst went three miles from sta east to se a piece of government land se wheather it is worth filing on.

26 Fresh breeze N. to N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers and fog - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.48 to 29.54 - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst planting garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with height dry and little damp fog - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.54 to 29.80 - Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden & getting wood on beach - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Light west wind these 24 hours with frequent fog showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 30.10 - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst planting garden & went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst cleaning store-house ready to paint same.

29 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent light fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear and fine - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.20 - Keeper and assts painted store house and painted some on the barn.

30 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 29.70 - 1st and 2nd assts completed painting the barn - 2nd asst putting dressing on his garden and planting same - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

July

1 Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - Keeper and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower - Had twelve visitors - Keeper & 2nd asst killing Hog and dressing same - Mr. Edward Rice left the station at 9:30 A.M. haveing resigned from station as 1st asst.

2 Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.86 - General duties for day - 2nd asst working in the garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3 Light North wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Barometer 29.86 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Sea smooth - Had twenty nine visitors today - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower - Keeper writeing in Office.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - Keeper showing one visitor in Tower - 2nd asst went to Newport to spend the fourth of July.

5 Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 29.94 - Had twenty visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower - Keeper writing in Office - 2nd asst working in garden & shop.

6 Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 to 29.85 - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning shelving in workroom - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower - Had twenty one visitors - 2nd asst working in garden on the beach.

7 Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.84 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing seventeen visitors in the Tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper takeing covers off cases of oil.

8 Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.84 to 29.90 - Keeper and 2nd asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - 2nd asst stoweing oil cases in oil house and putting empty cases in store house - Keeper and 2nd asst showing 23 visitors in Tower.

9 Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst working in garden washing and getting wood on beach.

10 Moderate breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Had fourteen visitors.

11 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing twenty five visitors in Tower - Keeper washing - 2nd asst working in garden on the beach.

12 Moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.16 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 32 visitors in Tower - Keeper & 2nd asst stowing cases of Oil in Oil house and store house.

13 Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 to 29.88 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper showing visitors in Tower - Had fourteen visitors.

14 Light N. to South wind & fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.53 - 2nd asst working in garden on the beach.

15 Fresh breeze South to East first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.44 to 29.98 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower - Had twelve visitors.

16 Light S.W. to S. East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.85 - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Fresh breeze to light South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to North wind fair

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

July

17 Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.05 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty six visitors.

18 Light wind to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.00 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had sixty visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst repairing barn door today.

19 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.87 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Had ten visitors - 2nd asst weeding on his part of garden.

20 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.87 to 29.85 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had fifty five visitors.

21 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - General duties for day - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper & asst showing eight visitors in tower.

22 Light south to north wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze north fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - General duties for day - Keeper and 2nd asst showing fourteen visitors in tower - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

23 Moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.15 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst working in garden and getting wood on the beach.

24 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 29.97 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors to tower - Had fifty one visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

25 Fresh breeze north with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had thirteen visitors.

26 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.05 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing 24 visitors in tower.

27 Light south and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning all brass work at sta - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty nine visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light House tender crossed into Yaquina at 11 A.M. and landed annual supplies for the station.

28 Light S. to west and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours damp & fair - Sea little rough - Barometer 30.05 to 30.26 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had fourty visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst stowing away annual supplies - Mr. McDonald hauling annual supplies - U.S. Light House tender crossed out of Yaquina & passed sta at 1 P.M. going north.

29 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 to 30.32 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing fifty five visitors in the tower - Keeper looking over annual supplies.

30 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.32 to 29.92 - 2nd asst washing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst working in garden.

31 Moderate breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 29.85 - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had eighteen visitors today - Keeper received letter stateing that W.P. Ford 2nd asst has been nominated for 1st asst at this station to take effect August 1st.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

September

1 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.10 - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty six visitors - 1st asst getting wood on beach & digging potatoes.

2 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.04 - 1st asst went over on south beach picking up wood to have hauled to sta - Also showing four visitors in tower.

3 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 days with thick fog and fair with some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 to 29.88 - General duties for the day - 1st asst hauling wood from the beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog and some smoke - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.96 - Keeper 1st asst & wife showing visitors in tower - Had thirty nine visitors.

5 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 29.92 - Keeper and 1st asst showing seven visitors in tower - 1st asst cutting & putting wood in celler - Keeper & 1st asst changeing lamp in lenns.

6 Moderate breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.05 - Keeper & 1st asst showing 27 visitors in tower - 1st asst went two mile on sand beach after his years wood.

7 Light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog & smoke - Sea smooth - Keeper cleaning lantern and paint work in lantern & windows in dwelling - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies & mail and wood on beach.

8 Light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog and smoke - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.08 - Keeper & 1st asst showing eight visitors in the tower - 1st asst sawing and putting wood in his celler.

9 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather & some smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst showing ten visitors in tower & cleaning stairs & landings in tower - 1st asst getting wood on beach two miles from the station.

10 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather and thick smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.93 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst cleaning lantern and brass work - Also getting and hauling wood on beach two miles from the station.

11 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather and thick smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 and 29.88 - Keeper and 1st asst showing twelve visitors in the tower - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper digging potatoes - 1st asst sawing and stowing away wood in his celler.

12 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog and smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper digging potatoes - 1st asst sawing and stowing away wood in his celler.

13 Light north wind these 24 hours with fair dry and smooky - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - General duties for the day - 1st asst cutting and stowing away wood in his celler - Keeper digging potatoes in garden - 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. Had fourteen visitors - Mr. Michael Ludescher 2nd asst arrived at the station today and went on duty today.

14 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick fog and smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 - 1st asst cutting and putting wood in his celler - Keeper went to Newport with 2nd asst to procure household goods.

15 Light wind to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather thick fog and smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had nine visitors - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst cleaning up grounds & nailing fences - 1st asst putting wood in celler.

16 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog and smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper showing 16 visitors in tower - 1st & 2nd assts went over on beach after wood for 2nd asst for winter use.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

September

17 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog with some smoke - Sea smooth - Last part of 24 hours fair with some smoke - Barometer 29.88 to 29.92 - General duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita arrived from the south and crossed into Yaquina at 4:30 P.M. & landed coal.

18 Fresh and moderate breeze north with fair weather and some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 today. General duties for the day - 1st asst showing four visitors in the tower - Keeper writeing in the office.

19 Fresh and moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather and thick smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst takeing covers off of oil cases & cleaning out chimenys on dwelling - Keeper & 1st asst stowing coal away in wagon house - 2nd asst went on south beach getting & having wood hauled for the winter - Mr. Macdonald hauling coal from Newport to the station. U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and passed the sta at 7 A.M. going north.

20 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with fair weather and thick smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.96 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Keeper working on reports.

21 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick smoke & fog - Last part of 24 hours thick smoke & light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 29.72 - General duties for day. 1st and 2nd assts putting wood in woodsheds - Keeper went to Newport to get supplies & post & get the mail.

22 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.50 to 29.65 - Keeper writeing in office - 2nd asst putting wood in his wood-shed for winter.

23 Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.50 to 29.60 today. Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - 2nd asst putting wood in is wood-shed - 1st asst working in his garden.

24 Light variable winds rain lightning & thunder first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.88 today - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st and 2nd assts putting empty cases in wagon house & getting ready to slake line.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

October

1 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.97 - Keeper went to Nepwort after mail & supplies - 2nd asst stowing away feed for Keepers cow & horses - 1st asst went to Toledo after supplies - left sta at 8 A.M.

2 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick most of 24 hours - General duties for day - Barometer 29.97 to 29.88 - 2nd asst showing three visitors in the tower - Keeper stowing away feed for cow - 1st asst returned to the station from Toledo at 5 P.M.

3 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth. 1st asst working in garden - And doing outher small repairs - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Barometer 29.88 to 29.97 - Keeper working in the garden.

4 Moderate breeze & light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 29.97 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst getting wood on beach - Keeper working in the garden.

5 Light south wind these 24 hours these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours thick fog. Barometer 29.75 - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went 2 miles from sta to pick berries.

6 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.60 - Keeper and 2nd asst putting wood in Keepers celler - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

7 Light south to north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.60 to 29.65 - Keeper putting lock on the front door of Keepers dwelling - 1st and 2nd assts polishing all brass work at the station.

8 Light variable and south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.59 - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Light variable winds these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.59 to 29.64 - 1st asst working in the barn and showing visitors in the tower - Had five visitors today.

10 Fresh breeze S. east to south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.64 to 29.53 - 1st asst working in his part of barn - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

11 Light south to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.93 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in his part of barn.

12 Light east and S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.93 to 30.08 - General duties for the day - Keeper putting new lock on front door of Keepers dwelling - 1st & 2nd assts working on road leading to beach & picking berries.

13 Light east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.08 to 29.88 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 2nd asst picking berries one mile from the station - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

14 Light S. east and variable winds with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze north fair weather - Sea quite rough - 1st asst washing - 2nd asst showing four visitors in tower - Barometer 29.88 to 29.82 - General duties for day.

15 Light north to S. east and and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 - 1st asst went after berries - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

16 Fresh breeze south to north west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and hail - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 30.30 - Keeper writeing in office today.

17 Light east and variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.32 to 30.30 - Keeper and assts putting ladders away in barn - 1st asst takeing covers off of coal oil cases prepairing to empty them - Keeper & 2nd asst putting lock on his door.

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20

JOURNAL of Light-house Station at

1904

October

18 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in shop & garden.

19 Light east & north wind dry & fair - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.40 to 30.35 - 1st asst went two miles from the station to pick berries - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

20 Light north wind dry & fair - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.35 to 30.20 - Keeper working in his part of garden - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning out shop and store house - 2nd asst putting up stove in his quarters - 1st asst working in barn.

21 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper writeing in office - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning in there quarters - Barometer 30.20 to 30.03.

22 Light variable to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.03 to 30.15 - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

23 Moderate & fresh breeze north with fair weather & heigh dry fog - Sea little rough - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for day - 1st asst picking berries 2 miles from station.

24 Light north and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.86 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - 1st and Keeper cleaning in there quarters - 2nd asst washing & cooking.

25 Fresh breeze east to light S. east and south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.98 - Keeper working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport - 1st asst working in shop.

26 Light variable and north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.12 - Keeper & assts cleaning all brass work - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in shop today.

27 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.03 - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Light variable winds these 24 hours with heigh dry fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts killing & dressing a hog.

29 Moderate breeze east to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper went to Newport - Barometer 29.60 - General duties for day.

30 Gale south to moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy little damp - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 30.02 - Keeper & 1st asst packing pork.

31 Light S. east to east and south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newpot to post mail.

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21

JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1904

November

1 Moderate & fresh breeze S. east to light south wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.84 - Keeper went to Toledo on important business - Left sta at 9 A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

2 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.07 today.

3 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 29.95. 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and important business - Keeper returned to the sta at 9:30 A.M.

4 Fresh breeze east to south and light west wind these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st asst repairing pump in kitchen - 2nd asst repairing lock on door in dwelling.

5 Moderate breeze S. east with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper and 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.96.

6 Light wind to moderate breeze S. east these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.92.

7 Moderate to fresh breeze and light S. to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.20 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst working in shop.

8 Fresh breeze & light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - Keeper and assts went to Newport to vote and get supplies and mail.

9 Fresh breeze east dry and warm these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.10 to 30.02 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning brass cases.

10 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper showing two visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst went to Toledo on important business & get supplies - Left sta at 9:15 A.M.

11 Fresh breeze & light east wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light-House Tender Heather arrived off the Yaquina Bar at 7:30 A.M. and passed the station going north at 8 A.M. - 1st asst returned to the station at 7 P.M. from Toledo.

12 Light east wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours with fair weather and cloudy - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.88 - 1st asst went one mile from sta after beech to make fence in garden.

13 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.92 - General duties for the day - Keeper showing three visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went to Toledo on important business. Left sta at 10 A.M.

14 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S & S. east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 29.40 - 1st asst returned from Toledo at 3:30 P.M.

15 Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.40 to 29.95 - General duties for day - Keeper repairing buggy - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

16 Fresh breeze south and gale S.E. & south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.55 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper writeing in office & sawing wood in celler.

17 Fresh breeze south & light S. east to S. & S.W. & W.N. west these 24 hours ??? 17 Nov. ??? Keeper. with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies also working in the shop - Barometer 29.55 to 29.96 - Keeper working in the barn & writeing in the office.

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24

JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

194

December

18 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst showing 2 visitors in tower - Barometer 30.22.

19 Light south to north wind these 24 hours with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.26 - 2nd asst washing - Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop today.

20 Moderate breeze east to light S. to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21 Fresh breeze south to west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fine weather. Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.75 to 29.80 - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

22 Fresh breeze S. west to east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.40 - 1st asst went for a short walk from sta - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

23 Fresh and moderate breeze S.E. to S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers - Sea rough. General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.70 & 29.60 - Keeper and assts killing & dressing a hog - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the stationat 8:15 P.M.

24 Fresh breeze east to W.N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.80 - 2nd asst polishing burner for lennes lamp - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst returned to the station at 1 P.M.

25 Fresh breeze W.N. west these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.25 today.

x 26 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair weather & cool - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst working in shop - Barometer 30.25 to 29.80.

29 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.88 - Keeper showing five visitors in tower and working on quarterly and monthly reports to Engineer and Inspector - 1st asst working in the shop and gathering roots in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30 Light S. to S. west wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.46 - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst working in the shop today.

31 Fresh breeze west to light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.46 to 30.10 - Keeper & 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport to post reports to Inspector.

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1906-07 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

August

1 Light to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 - Mr. Macdonald hauling oil - Keeper & assts picking up shingles - U.S. Light House Tender Heather arrived off Yaquina bar at 1 P.M. from the south.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing 44 visitors in the tower & picking shingles from the grounds - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3 Fresh 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 - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts cleaning up grounds stowing oil away in oil house and showing thirty one visitors in the tower - Mr. Macdonald hauling oil - U.S. Light-House Tender crossed out of Yaquina at 11 A.M. for Astoria.

4 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning up the grounds.

5 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & clear weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - 1st and 2nd assts showing thirty three visitors in tower - Keeper writing in the office today.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 - Keeper and assts cleaning up the grounds - And showing visitors in the tower - Had sixty one visitors today.

7 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - Keeper & assts showing 115 visitors in the tower - Mr. Wiltshire doing repairs at sta - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - General duties for the day - Keeper working in his quarters - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst cleaning up grounds.

9 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours fair & some fog - Barometer 29.92 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & assts showing 178 visitors in tower - Keeper and assts cleaning roofing paint off the dwelling where the painters dropped it from roof - Mr. Wiltshire completed the roof of dwelling today and left the station at 1 P.M. for ???

10 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts cleaning up grounds after the carpenters and showing one hundred & one visitors in tower.

11 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.85 - 1st and 2nd assts scraping rust off railing on balcony and painting same - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.88 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty eight visitors today.

13 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 107 visitors - Keeper scraping rust off iron railing & painting with red lead - 1st asst watering his garden - Barometer 29.88 to 29.98 - Keeper working in barn.

14 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts showing 141 visitors in tower - 1st asst chopping rust off of iron railing on balcony on tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper putting new ??? to barn door - Mr. Macdonald hauling mineral oil today.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper painted conductors on dwelling - Cleaning rust off of iron railing on tower and painting with red lead.

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