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1906-07 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Aug

16 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.86 - Keeper and assts cleaning rust off & paintint iron railing in tower - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 100 visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts taking rust off and painting iron railing on tower - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 85 visitors today.

18 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts polishing brass work - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - General duties for the day.

19 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & thick smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had fifty five visitors today.

20 Fresh breeze north to light variable winds these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.8 to 29.91 - General duties for day - Keeper & assts chipping rust off of iron railing & painting some with red lead - Keeper showing 97 visitors in tower.

21 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair & smooky - Last part of 24 hours thick and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts showing 100 visitors in tower & painting iron railing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

22 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & smooky - Last part of 24 hours fair warm & smooky - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper & assts painting iron railing red on balcony - 1st asst went one mile from sta to attend to some bee hives.

23 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & thick smoky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper & assts showing 102 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 2 P.M.

24 Light S. to north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had 53 visitors today - Keeper and assts painting iron railing on balcony red - Keeper writing in office.

25 Light north wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.02 - 1st and 2nd assts painting iron railing on balcony black - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.00 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had 59 visitors.

27 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 - Keeper & assts cleaning stairs & landings - Keeper & assts showing 31 visitors in tower.

28 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.84 - Keeper & assts showing 28 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail - Commander P.J. Werlich Inspector 13th Light-house District arrived at sta at 5:30 P.M. made inspection and left for Newport at 7 P.M.

29 Fresh breeze north first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light south wind thick damp fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts scrubbing hall office & oil room floors - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 1 P.M.

30 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Barometer 29.92 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing 44 visitors in the tower - 1st asst returned to the station at 2 P.M.

31 Light south wind 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 showing 45 visitors in tower and painting iron railing black on balcony black - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post & get mail - 2nd asst ordered to report at Tree Point Light Sta Alaska.

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1906

October 1 Moderate breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper washing - Barometer 29.93 to 29.90.

2 Fresh breeze South to S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers + fair - Sea rough - General duties for day - Keeper + 1st asst. Changing ??? ??? - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 - 1st asst working in shop.

3 Light West to N.W. and North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on beach at station - Barometer 29.98 ot 30.27 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.27 to 30.20 - Keeper and 1st asst showing eight visitors in Tower - Keeper getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in shop and garden.

5 Light wind to moderate breeze North there 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.02 - Mr. H. G. Higgins arrived at the Station at 10 A. M. and went on duty as 2nd asst - Mr. Higgins 2nd asst went to Newport at 11 A. M. to procure supplies and other articles for housekeeping.

6 Light North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 30.05 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst putting his quarters in shape - 1st asst working in shop.

7 Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - 2nd asst went to Newport to troll for Salmon and get the mail.

8 Light North to N East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.02 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the Tower - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business.

9 Light East to S.East and South wind these 24 hours First part of 24 hours - fair and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog + fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.02 - Keepr digging potatoes in garden and showing two visitors in Tower - 2nd asst went ot Newport to get mail and supplies - 1st asst went to Newport to take his Wife and children to send them to school.

10 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.02 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper digging potatoes in garden.

11 Light wind to moderate adn fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair weather - Sea rough. General duties for day Barometer 29.62 to 29.78 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

12 Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and damp - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.78 to 30.28 - Keepert showing two visitors in Tower - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

13 Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 29.92 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

14 Moderate breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts showing 10 visitors in Tower.

15 Fresh breeze and Gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp + cloudy - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.63 to 29.70 - General duties for the day - 1st asst washing - Keeper + 2nd asst changing Burner.

16 Fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain squalls - Last part of 24 hours light West wind Rain showers Sea rought - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail + supplies - Keeper + asst getting wood on the beach Barometer 29.90.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

October

17 Moderate breeze to light west wind first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 1st asst went one mile from the station on important business - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

18 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.22 - Keeper getting wood on beach & showing two visitors in tower - 1st and 2nd assts went to procure supplies and get the mail.

19 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.4 - Keeper & assts polishing brass work - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil cases prepairing to empty them - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper writeing in office today.

20 Light north and east wind these 24 hours these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.50 to 30.47 - 2nd asst cleaning brass work - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went to Newport on important business - Left sta at 7 A.M.

21 Light north to east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.50 to 30.28 - Keeper writeing in the office - 2nd asst one mile from sta after mushrooms - 1st asst returned to sta at 4:30 P.M.

22 Fresh breeze east and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Keeper & 2nd washing - Barometer 30.26 to 30.20 - 1st asst working in garden & showing 2 visitors in tower - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

23 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.30 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

24 Light S. east to south wind with damp weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.20 - 2nd asst and Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - 1st asst working in his quarters & went one mile from sta on important business.

25 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick weather and rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Moderate breeze to light S. wind these 24 hours with rain & thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.26 - 1st asst working in shop.

27 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 20.20 to 30.16 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - General duties for the day - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

28 Light east wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 to 29.98 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport to have a tooth pulled.

29 Moderate breeze to light east wind with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze south damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business.

30 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - General duties for the day - 1st asst washing - Sea rough - Barometer 29.95 to 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

31 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post monthly reports - 1st asst went one mile from sta after milk - Keeper getting wood on beach.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

November

1 Light north to east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on beach - Keeper & 2nd asst showing five visitors in tower - Barometer 30.25 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

2 Fresh breeze east with fair weather and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.50 - General duties for day - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

3 Moderate and fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with rain showers & lightning - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the shop.

4 Gale S. east to south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. west with rain showers & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.20 to 29.55 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went one mile from the station after milk.

5 Fresh breeze S. west to gale south these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.80 - 1st asst went one mile from sta after milk - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

6 Gale south these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 - 1st asst went one mile from station after milk - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

7 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - 1st asst went one mile from the station after some milk.

8 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and dry - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning out drain on east side of dwelling - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station and went hunting geese one mile from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writeing in office today.

9 Fresh breeze and light south wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went two miles from the station after a bow - Keeper writeing in the office today.

10 Gale south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.97 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

11 Light east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.18 today.

12 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with rain & thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst working in his part of the garden - Keeper washing & cleaning in his quarters.

13 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain and thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in his quarters.

14 Fresh breeze south with rain and thick fog these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 29.75 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach today.

15 Gale south to fresh breeze west these 24 - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.95 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst showing four visitors in the tower - Keeper taking covers off of coal oil case prepairing to empty these - Keeper getting wood on beach.

16 Light west to S. east wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.65 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station - 1st asst working in the shop and garden.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

December

1 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went two miles from sta to get wood for his family at Newport - Left sta at 8 A.M.

2 Light east to north east wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.04 - 2nd asst showing four visitors in the tower - 1st asst returned to the station from Newport at P.M.

3 Light east to north east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 29.88 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in the barn & shop - Keeper washing writing in office today.

4 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.95 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

5 Fresh breeze south to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.28 - 1st asst cleaning drain from dwelling to bluff - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at sta.

6 Fresh breeze S. east to heavy gale south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 29.48 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

7 Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.48 to 29.88 - Mr. Higgins renailing his quarters & repairing gate in fence - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office.

8 Light east wind light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.65 - 1st and 2nd assts soldering oil barrier - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.88 - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business - Keeper writing on reports.

10 Fresh breeze east to gale S.E. & south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth to rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.15 - 2nd asst taking covers off of oil cases to empty them - 1st and 2nd assts washing - Keeper working on reports.

11 Fresh breeze S. west to light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.15 to 29.68 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper putting pane of glass in window of keepers dwelling that the gale blew out yesterday - 1st asst renailing fences that blew down yesterday - 1st asst repairing his kitchen ???.

12 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.90 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in his garden - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts in office - 2nd asst getting mussels on beach.

13 Light S. east wind with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.30 to 30.00 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Moderate breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in garden - 1st & 2nd assts getting boch oysters on north beach.

15 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with rain and thick fog showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst fixing gutter in road.

16 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.06 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in shop.

17 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

January

1 Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain and snow showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies for the years 1906 and 1907 - 1st asst putting a new hinge on wood shed door and showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst washing & showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors today.

2 Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.88 - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies for the years 1906 + 1907.

3 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.83 to 29.18 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - The gale blew down the tight board fences at sta + panes of glass out of station windows.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. west to west these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.65 - 2nd asst repairing garden fence and takeing covers off of coal oil cases to empty them tomorrow - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the sta at 9A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

5 Fresh breeze west to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail + snow showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.85 - 1st and 2nd assts putting coal oil in butts in watch room.

6 Light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow - Last part of 24 hours fair + cold - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.50.

7 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.62 - 2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower.

8 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.98 today - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

9 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - Keeper and assts repairing and renailing fences that blew down in the gale of January the 3rd.

10 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.82 - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went fishing.

11 Light S. east to west wind damp & warmer first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. west with rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - General duties for day - 2nd asst cleaning the grounds - 1st asst working - Keeper went fishing at the station.

12 Moderate to fresh breeze west to N. west these 24 hours with hail and snow squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.70 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cleaning up grounds.

13 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear - Last part of 24 hours cloudy little snow and cold - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - 1st asst sawing wood in his celler.

14 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Temperature 21 alue - Barometer 29.60 to 29.70 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper washing & working in the garden - 1st asst repairing wheelbarrow.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with fair and cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.65 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

16 Fresh breeze east with snow and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.52 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

17 Fresh breeze to light east wind dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.78 - Keeper cleaning out the barn - 2nd asst hunting deer outside of the reservation - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

January

18 Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S.W. and west these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.88 - 2nd asst hunting geese - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business & showing two visitors in the tower.

19 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Left sta at 9 A.M. - 1st asst working in the shop & in his quarters.

20 Fresh breeze to light gale south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.04 - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. 2nd asst washing & working in his quarters.

21 Fresh breeze to light south wind cloudy and dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair and warmer - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.04 to 30.24 - Keeper and assts repairing tight board fence in front of keepers dwelling that blew down in gale of the 3rd.

22 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.24 to 30.12 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

23 Light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.98 - Keeper and assts polishing all brass work at the station - 2nd asst went fishing at the sta.

24 Light S. east and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cleaning oil carriers.

25 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst working in his quarters - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

26 Moderate breeze and light east wind with fair and dry weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds damp - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.91 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Light south to S. east and east wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.65 - 1st asst went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst showing 5 visitors in tower.

28 Fresh breeze S. east to south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light west wind light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.75 - 1st and 2nd asst takeing covers off of coal cases to empty them in oil butts.

29 Light S.E. to south and S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.85 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in his quarters.

30 Light east wind to moderat and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.70 - 1st and 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts.

31 Gale south to S.W. and fresh breeze these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - 1st asst went to Newport to post reports to Inspector & Engineer get the mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

February

1 Fresh breeze west to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain squalls - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts getting wood on the beach.

2 Fresh breeze east to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours damp - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.56 to 29.66 - 1st & 2nd assts went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.53 to 29.65 - Keeper writeing in the office - 2nd and 1st assts working in there quarters.

4 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.70 - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning and polishing lens burner.

5 Gale south to fresh & moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain & thick weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 today.

6 Moderate breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.20 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went after mussels.

7 Light wind to moderate breeze S. east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.08 - 1st asst washing & other work in his quarters.

8 Moderate breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with light rain and thick weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.20 - 1st asst working in his quarters - 2nd asst washing today.

9 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - General duties for day - 1st asst working in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

10 Light S. east wind these 24 hours fair and some fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.15 - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - Keeper showing 3 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst went on N. beach after rock oysters.

11 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and 2nd asst went fishing on the beach at the station - 1st asst working in the shop.

12 Light S. east wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing at station.

13 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went fishing - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

14 Light east to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.21 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst cleaning up the grounds - Keeper writing in office today.

15 Light north and variable winds and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts showing twelve visitors in the tower.

16 Moderate breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.82 - 1st asst repairing barn floor - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst Mr. Higgins went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.82 to 30.25 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

18 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer

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1907

March

1 Light S. west wind to fresh breeze with rain and hard hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 30.10 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

2 Light west to S. east wind and north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.20 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

3 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.03 - 1st asst showing three visitors in tower - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze north east these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 29.76 - Keeper and assts washing - Keeper writing in office today - 1st asst working in his quarters.

5 Fresh breeze east to north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.76 to 29.50 - Keeper getting wood on beach and planting garden - 1st asst shading garden for keeper - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6 Moderate breeze & light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.5 to 30.10 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst shading garden for keeper.

7 Light variable & north wind these 24 hours with cloudy fair and dry weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper wemt fishing and getting wood on beach - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light-house tender Columbine passed sta at 3:30 P.M. and entered Yaquina at 5:30 P.M.

8 Light variable and north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 - 2nd asst polishing oil carriers - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Steamer Columbine landed material at Newport for repairs at the station.

9 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.70 - 1st asst shading in garden - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber - U.S. Tender Columbine came out from Newport and passed sta going north at 7:30 A.M.

10 Fresh breeze south to light west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to inspector and engineer.

11 Light variable winds with rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. fair weather - Sea little rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.85 - General duties for day - 1st asst went one mile from sta after potatoes - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber.

12 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 9.85 to 30.20 - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

13 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber for repairs - 1st and 2nd assts working the road next to the beach - Keeper measuring lumber.

14 Light variable winds with rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber - 1st asst stowing lumber away.

15 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper getting wood on beach & working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in shop and in his part of the garden.

16 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.80 - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber - 2nd asst putting lumber in left of barn - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta 10:30 A.M.

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March

17: Light N to moderate breeze S East to East these 24 hours-first part of 24 hours clear fair and cool-Last part of 24 hours coled rain-Sea smooth- Barometer 29.80 to 29.40-2nd asst showing 7 visitors in tower-1st asst returned to the station at 5:15 PM

18: Moderate breeze S East to light S West wind these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours rain-Last part of 24 hours fair weather-Sea moderately smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.30 to 29.62-Keeper getting wood on beach-2nd asst working

19: Light S East and variable winds these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours damp-Last 24 part of 24 hours fair weather-Sea smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.62 to 29.72-1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies-Mr Macdonald hauling lumber

20: Light variable winds to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with fair and cool weather-Sea smooth-General duties gor the day-1st asst and 2nd asst putting lumber in barn and working in the garden-Barometer 29.72 to 29.58-Keeper getting wood on the beach

21: Moderate breeze S East to S West these 24 hours with rain snow and hail showers-Sea smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.4 to 29.60-Keeper getting wood on the beach-2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies-1st asst working

22: Gale SE to S and S West these 24 hours with rain-sea rough-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.60 to 29.10-Keeper and asst getting wood on the beach-Mr Macdonal hauling material for repairs-1st asst stowing material away

23: Gale S West with rain hail and lightening first part of these 24 hours-Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S west rain showers-Sea rough-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.10 to 29.40-1st asst went one mile from the station after some potatoes-2nd asst getting wood on the beach

24: Light S East wind these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours rain and snow showers light north wind fair and cool-Sea quite rough-Barometer 29.50-General duties for the day-1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies-Keeper getting wood on the beach

25: Light North to East wind these 24 hours with light rain-Sea moderately smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.50 to 29.55-Keeper working on quarterly reports to inspevtor and engineer-1st asst working in the shop putting new stove pipe in the kitchen stove

26: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather-Sea smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.55 to 29.90-1st asst went to newport after mail and supplies-2nd asst went fishing at station-Keeper getting wood on the beach

27: Light S East wind damp first part of 24 hours-Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S West light rain showers-Sea smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.90 to 30.02-Mr Macdonald hauling brick-1st and 2nd asst stowing brick away-Keeper gathering wood on beach

28: Moderate breeze S W to NW and West these 25 hours-First part of 24 hours rain showers- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair-Sea smooth to fresh breeze-1st asst stowing away brick and working road and garden-Barometer 30.02 to 30.20-2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies-Keeper working on reports

29: Moderate to fresh breeze S West thjese 24 hours-First part of 24 hours rain showers-Last part of 24 hours damp-Sea quite smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 30.20 to 30.15-1st and 2nd assts- counting brick-Mr Macdonald completed hauling material-Keeper working on quarterly reports

30: Light South wind these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours light rain showers-Last part of 24 hours fair weather-Sea smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 30.15-30.05-Keeper working on quarterly reports and getting wood on the beach-2nd asst taking covers off of coal oil cases getting wood on beach and working in garden-1st asst working in his garden

31: Fresh breeze South to N West these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours rain-Last part of 24 hours damp- Sea smooth-General duties for the day-Barometer 29.95 to 30.00- Keeper getting wood on beach-2nd asst went to Newport to post reports-1st and 2nd assts getting on on the beach

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1907

April

1 Light variable winds to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.52 - 1st and 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper went to Newport to post mail to Light House Engineer & important business - Left sta at ??? A.M.

2 Light east wind to S. east & south wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper returned to station at 10 A.M. - Keeper getting wood on beach - 1st asst repairing step ladder for the lantern.

3 Light wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and threatening - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

4 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea very rough - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in shop.

5 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.70 - Keeper & assts cleaning & changing lens lamp - Keeper & assts getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in shop.

6 Fresh to moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in his quarters - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper & 1st asst replacing stove pipe in kitchen stoves.

7 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light rain & thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & keeper getting wood on the beach.

8 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.05 - Keeper & assts cleaning brass work - 1st and 2nd assts spading in there part of garden.

9 Light wind to fresh breeze south to N. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.05 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

10 Light north to east wind first part of 24 hours and little damp - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north with clear and cool - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts spadeing & planint garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach - U.S. Light-House Tender Heather passed the station at 6 P.M. 10 or 12 mile at sea going north - Hosited ensign.

11 Fresh breeze north to light east and south wind these 24 hours with fair and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts working and planting in the garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

13 Light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts spading & planting in the garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business & procure supplies - Left the station 7 A.M.

14 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear and cool - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer - 30.00 to 30.02 - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport to procure supplies.

15 Moderate breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.15 - 1st and 2nd assts planting in their part of garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station.

16 Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze south fair weather

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1907

April

16 Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.22 - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & working in the garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went 3 miles from the station to pick out a site to build him a home.

17 Light west to south wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22 to 30.30 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts working in there part of the garden.

18 Light wind to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and west these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

19 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went fishing on the beach - 1st asst washing - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

20 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 29.95 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went 3 miles from sta on important business - 1st asst working in garden.

21 Light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

22 Light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.12 - Keeper planting in his part of garden and getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts working on the road one mile from sta.

23 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.10 today - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper washing & getting wood from beach for fence on his property.

24 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 - Keeper getting red wood posts on beach at the station - 1st and 2nd assts working on the road today.

25 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.92 to 29.90 - 1st asst getting wood on beach one mile from sta - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Lockead & Mr. Moore arrived at the station at 3 P.M. to build a new cottage for the 2nd asst.

26 Light north and S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for day - 2nd asst working on road - 1st asst cooking for Mr. Lockead and Mr. More.

27 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst cooking for Mr. Lockead and Mr. Moore.

28 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper went four miles from station to select a site to build a cottage for himself to live in when he resigns October the 1st - 1st asst went to Newport after his family - 1st and 2nd assts showing 9 visitors in tower.

29 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst working on the road next to the beach - 1st asst working in his quarters.

30 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.10 - Mr. Laughhead & Mr. Moore working on flag staff - Keeper & 2nd asst getting clams at sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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1907

May

1 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Mr. Laughead completed putting flag staff up - Keeper & 1st asst getting clams on beach.

2 Fresh breeze north to light south wind these 2 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and fine - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

3 Light variable winds with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.20 - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - 1st and 2nd assts saveing ??? to sod around work shop and work shop - 2nd asst taking covers off of coal oil cases - Mr. Laughead grading a place to put work shop and store houses - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 5 P.M.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.92 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst returned to sta at 7.00 A.M. - Mr. Laughead working on foundation of work shop.

5 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 29.70 - Mr. Laughead laying foundation for store house & workshop - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower.

6 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.92 - Keeper & assts painting on dwelling - 1st and 2nd assts putting stage up on north end of dwelling to paint - Mr. Laughead left the station at 4 A.M. and went to Portland on important business - Mr. Moore laying foundation for work shop & store house.

7 Light north and S. east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Moore working on foundation of work shop.

8 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & assts painting on keepers dwelling - Mr. Moore working on foundation of workshop & store house.

9 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with little damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.78 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts painting on keepers dwelling. Mr. Laughead returned from Portland and resumed work on workshop and store house - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 7 P.M.

10 Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.72 - Keeper getting wood on beach & working in garden - Mr. Moore working on work shop and store house - Mr. Higgins - 2nd asst returned to the station from Newport at 9 A.M.

11 Fresh breeze south to S. west with hard rain these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.68 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts working in garden - Mr. Laughead and Mr. Moore working on work shop.

12 Light south wind with light rain showers - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze north with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.68 to 30.11 - 2nd asst went 6 miles up north beach for recreation - 1st asst went 1 miles from sta to attend to bees.

13 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & assts painting on keepers dwelling & barn - Also mixing paint - Barometer 30.11 to 30.20 - Mr. Laughead & Mr. Moore working on work shop.

14 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.04 - Mr. Laughead & Mr. Moore working on work shop - Keeper & assts painted dome iron railing & parapet black - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Fresh breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours with fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 29.98 - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper and 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Mr. Laughead & Mr. Moore working on work shop.

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1907

June

1 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning stairs and landings to paint them black - Mr. Laughead working in work shop.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - Keeper packing house hold goods & prepairing to move the 1st of October - 1st and 2nd assts painting stairs & landings in tower & helping Mr. Laughead ceiling work shop.

3 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.75 - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports to inspector & engineer - 1st and 2nd assts putting ceiling in work shop & store house - Mr. Laughead working on work shop.

4 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.98 - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - 1st and 2nd assts putting celing up in work shop - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Laughead working on work shop.

5 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper and assts cleaning lenns & lantern glass - Mr. Laughead completted work shop & store house with exception of painting - The keeper & assts will paint it.

6 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts painting stairs & landings windows & blacking stove in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in his part of garden - Mr. Laughead left the station for Newport haveing completed store house & work shop - Keeper working in his quarters.

7 Light south wind and calm with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts scrubbing hall floors & watch & oil room - Painted watch room floor & painting roof of work shop & store house room roof - Keeper cleaning lumber up on the grounds.

8 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.60 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning out the shop & grounds - 2nd asst painting floors in work shop - 1st asst getting posts on the beach.

9 Light variable winds to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper & assts painting work shop and store house white - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports today.

10 Fresh to moderate breeze south with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 29.70 - 1st and 2nd assts painting on work shop and store house & cleaning up the grounds - Keeper washing and writing in office.

11 Light variable winds to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with hard rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.65 - 1st asst painting in his quarters - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports to inspector & engineer - Also getting wood on beach.

12 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst getting wood on beach - 2nd asst painting on work shop - Keeper working on annual report to inspector - 1st asst painting in his quarters - Barometer 29.65 to 29.85.

13 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies and working on work shop - 1st asst painting in his quarters - Keeper working on annual reports & getting wood on the beach.

14 Light S. east to N. west wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.25 - Keeper and assts painting on work shop and store house - Keeper getting wood on the beach and working on annual & quarterly reports.

15 Light wind north to south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 30.15 - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst painting on work shop and store house.

16 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.20 - Keeper taking covers off of coal oil cases - Showing nine visitors in the tower & working in the garden - 1st and 2nd assts painting on work shop and store house.

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1907

July

1 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - Keeper washing & getting wood on beach - 1st asst cutting grass & working in garden - 1st and 2nd asst showing 10 visitors in the tower.

2 Light south and variable winds & calm these 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.90 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing 18 visitors in the tower - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 to 29.98 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd assts working in garden & in their quarters.

4 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.18 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing 10 visitors in the tower - Keeper went 3 miles from the station on important business - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport to spend the 4th.

5 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.18 to 30.10 - Keeper writing in office - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Had 31 visitors today - 1st asst putting hay in barn & working in garden.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 - 1st asst working in garden & cleaning out shop - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.85 - Keeper packing household goods - 1st and 2nd assts showing 26 visitors in tower - 1st also working in the garden.

8 Light north 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 29.85 to 29.90 - Keeper packing household goods - 1st asst working in the garden and showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower & went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had twelve visitors today.

9 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 40 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

10 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst working in his quarters - U.S. Light House tender Columbine passed sta at 11:30 A.M. from north entered Yaquina & landed annual supplies and material from engineer.

11 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst working in garden - Had twenty five visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper & assts showing 22 visitors in tower - 2nd asst raking hay up from grounds - 1st and 2nd assts stowing oil away in oil house.

13 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Macdonald hauling supplies - 1st & 2nd assts stowing annual supplies away.

14 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 - 1st & 2nd assts showing 17 visitors in tower - Keeper looking over annual supplies.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 - Keeper & assts showing 32 visitors in the tower - 1st asst working in garden - Mr. Macdonald hauling supplies - 1st & 2nd assts stowing oil away in oil house.

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1907

July

16 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather & heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 32 visitors in tower - 2nd asst stowing oil in oil house.

17 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

18 Fresh & moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 to 29.95 - Keeper & 1st asst showing 25 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

19 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.77 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - Had 51 visitors - 1st asst getting wood on the beach.

20 Fresh breeze to light north wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind fair and light fog showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.75 to 29.92 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went after black berries 5 miles from the station.

21 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.05 -1st & 2nd assts showing 19 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport on business.

22 Light north wind to fresh breeze north these 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 - 1st asst showing 30 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper and 2nd asst went 3 miles from the sta to paint on keepers dwelling - Keeper left the sta at 6:30 A.M. to do some painting on his dwelling 3 miles from sta.

23 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper returned to sta at 4:30 P.M. - 2nd asst painting on keepers dwelling 3 miles from sta - 1st asst showing 38 visitors in tower.

24 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 - 1st asst painting kitchen floor - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper getting wood on beach and packing house hold goods.

25 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with cloudy and a few drops of rain - Last part of 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 73 visitors in tower.

26 Light 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 - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 82 visitors in tower - 1st asst painting steps & ??? lumber.

27 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went ot Toledo on important business - Left the station at 6:30 A.M.

28 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper hauling house hold goods 3 miles from sta - 2nd asst showing 79 visitors in tower - 1st asst returned to station at P.M.

29 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - 2nd asst went 3 miles from sta on important business - Keeper & 1st asst showing 55 visitors in the tower - Mr. Macdonald hauling lumber for engineer from Newport to station.

30 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper & assts showing 83 visitors in tower - Keeper & 1st asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Macdonald completed hauling lumber for engineer - 1st asst went on North beach hunting for wood.

31 Light south wind with thick damp fog & lightning - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper & 2nd asst went 3 miles from sta to paint keepers house - Keeper left sta at 6:30 A.M.

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1907

Aug

1 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper returned to sta at 5:30 P.M. - 1st asst showing 93 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went 3 miles from sta on important business.

2 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 today - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Had 27 visitors - 1st asst working in his part of the barn - Keeper working in his quarters - 1st asst W.P. Ford went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper cleaning in his part of the barn.

3 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog -Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst making a cow corall - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning brass cans - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and assts showing 44 visitors in the tower - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation.

5 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.85 - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had 85 visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies & recreation.

6 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours with fair and cloudy weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts showing 134 visitors in tower - Barometer 29.90.

7 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with rain & thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for the day - Mr. Withers arrived at the station at 10 A.M. to replace fences worn out - 1st asst working in the garden.

8 Fresh breeze to light south wind with rain & thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper & assts showing 93 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Mr. Withers working on fences.

9 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.00 - Keeper went 3 miles from sta to paint his house to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Withers putting up fences - Mr. Warrack arrived at sta to look after needed repairs - 1st and 2nd assts showing 142 visitors in tower today - Keeper left sta at 6:30 A.M.

10 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain shower - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 - Keeper returned to station at 1:30 P.M. - 1st and 2nd assts putting fences away in cellar that were torn down.

11 Light S. east wind to moderate & fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.08 - 1st and 2nd assts showing 47 visitors in tower.

12 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 29.97 - Keeper & assts showing 134 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport to mail a letter - 1st asst putting picketts in his cellar.

13 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 to 30.03 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd asst showing 120 visitors in tower.

14 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper & 1st asst putting old fencing in celler - Mr. Withers workin on picket fence around dwelling - 2nd asst went to Newport left sta at 5 P.M. - 2nd asst returning to sta 1:15 P.M.

15 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.98 - 1st & 2nd assts showing 130 visitors in the tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

16 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98

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1907

Aug

16 to 29.92 - Mr. Withers putting new steps leading to beach - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

17 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.05 - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning lantern & stairs & landings - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

18 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Barometer 30.20 to 30.12 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - Had 87 visitors today.

19 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Keeper and assts showing 111 visitors in the tower.

20 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather & some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.05 - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd assts showing 77 visitors in tower - Mr. Withers put tight board fence in front of dwelling - Next steps leading to beach and partly completed picket fence around dwelling - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to - Keeper & 1st asst clearing fence lumber from grounds & cleaning out shop - 2nd asst cleaning brass work & went to Newport to post mail.

22 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.95 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst old fence lumber in celler for wood - Had 103 visitors today.

23 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing fifty visitors in tower - 1st asst filling port holes with dirt - And went to Newport after mail & supplies.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours with warm & thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.00 - 1st asst cleaning paint brushes - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies & important business.

25 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.08 - Keeper & assts showing 85 visitors in tower.

26 Light south wind these 24hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 1st asst showing 45 visitors in tower & cleaning up grounds - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper went 3 miles from sta to his new house to mix paint to paint roof.

27 Light S. wind with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and north wind to fresh breeze - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 30.02 - Sea smooth - 1st & 2nd assts showing 50 visitors in the tower - Keeper went over to his cottage to paint the roof and to Newport after supplies - Left sta 6:30 A.M.

28 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling - Barometer 27.82 - 2nd asst went over to keepers cottage to paper for him - Keeper returned to sta at 5:30 P.M.

29 Moderate breeze north & light S. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog and fair - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper & assts showing 45 visitors in the tower - 1st asst cleaning paint brushes in the shop.

30 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst cleaning up the grounds & showing 21 visitors in the tower - Keeper went 3 miles to his cottage to paint the roof - Left sta at 7 A.M. - 2nd asst papering the keepers cottage - Barometer 29.92 to 29.84.

31 Light N. wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine & warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.84 to 29.78 - 1st asst working in the garden - 2nd asst went over to the keepers cottage to paper for him - Keeper returned to the station at 2:30 P.M. - Keeper Frank M. Plummer mailed his resignation as keeper at this sta to take effect September 30th on account of sickness.

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1907 September

1: Light South wind these 24 hours with fair weather and high dry fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.78 to 29.95- Keeper and 2nd Asst showing visitors in the Tower Had 45 visitors- 1st asst went two miles from Sta to pick some Blackberries

2: Light South to North wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours high dry fog- Last part of 24 hours fair + some smoke Sea smooth- Barometer 29.95 to 30.20- Keeper + 1st asst showing visitors in tower- 1st asst clearing up grounds- Had thirty one visitors- 2nd asst papering- Keepers Cottage- Keeper preparing to turn property over to his successor when he is appointed

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather- Sea smooth- General duties fo day- Barometer 30.20 to 29.88- 1st asst showing 12 visitors in Tower- 2nd asst papering in Keepers Cottage three miles from the Station- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies + Important business

4: Light North to South wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.88 to 29.78- Keeper packing house hold goods 2nd asst papering in Keepers new Cottage- 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

5: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.78 to 29.98- Keeper went to Newport after mail + supplies- 1st and 2nd assts showing 10 visitors in the Tower and painting picket fence around Dwelling

6: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear weather- Sea smooth- Barometer 29.98 to 30.15- Keeper ??? in Office + showing visitors in Tower- 1st and 2nd Assts painted picket fence- 2nd Asst went to Newport on business- Had 17 visitors- 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and working in the garden.

7: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather + some fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.15 to 30.05- 1st and 2nd assts whiting tight board fence- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

8: Light North and variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.05 to 29.95- 1st Asst went 5 miles up North beach on a picknick- Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower- Had 24 visitors

9: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.98 Keeper and 1st Asst showing 14 visitors in Tower- 1st Asst clearing the grounds old fencing- 2nd Asst went to Portland on important business- Left Sta 8 A.M.

10: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.98 to 30.05- Keeper went to Newport after mail + supplies- 1st Asst showing visitors in the Tower- Had 20 visitors today

11: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours thick damp fog- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.05 to 29.95- 1st Asst working in garden + went to Newport after supplies- Keeper packing household good + working in garden.

12: Light South to North wind thses 24 hours- First part of 24 hours fair- Last part of 24 hours fair + thick fog- Sea smooth General duties for day- Barometer 29.95 to 30.05- 1st Asst showing 16 visitors in Tower + clearing up grounds- Keeperwent over to his new Cottage

13: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours thick fog- Last part of 24 hours fair weather Sea smooth- General duties for day- Barometer 29.90- Keeper packing household goods + showing 9 visitors in Tower- 1st Asst went after berries.

14: Moderate breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours clear fine weather- Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog- Sea smooth- Barometer 29.850 1st Asst polishing brass work + working in garden- Keeper went to Newport after mail + supplies.

15: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers- Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.85 to 29.70- 1st Asst + keeper showing seven visitors in Tower- 2nd Asst Mr. H. ??? Higgins returned to Sta at 11 A.M. from Portland

16: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours hard rain- Last part of 24 hours fair- Sea quite smooth- Barometer

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1907

Sept

16 29.62 to 29.88 - 1st & 2nd assts showing 6 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper packing household goods.

17 Light south and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.15 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in tower.

18 Light variable and north winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper digging potatoes - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies for winter.

19 Light variable winds to moderat breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Last part of 24 hours clear fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd asst showing 11 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in his quarters.

20 Moderate breeze to light nort wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning tower windows & repairing boundary fence - Keeper showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in garden.

21 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went to Newport to troll for salmon - 1st asst working in his garden.

22 Light north and south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - Keeper hauling supplies to his cottage - 1st and 2nd assts showing twenty eight visitors in tower.

23 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 - Keeper hauling house hold goods to his cottage - 1st asst working in his garden on the beach.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.88 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - 1st & 2nd assts showing 4 visitors in garden.

25 Light south wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper & assts scrubbing hall office & oil from floors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went hunting.

26 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with fair and cloudy weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - General duties for day - Keeper hauling household goods to his cottage - 1st asst picking huckleberries - 2nd asst showing thirteen visitors in tower.

27 Fresh breeze south with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper and 1st asst W.P. Ford looking over public property at the station to be turned over to 1st asst the 30th.

28 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 fair and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst cleaning oil carriers & getting wood on the beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

29 Light variable winds dry & warm these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & assts showing ten visitors in the tower - Keeper and assts changing lenns lamp and polishing brass work - 1st asst working in his garden & celler.

30 Light S. east wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. east to S. and N. west with hard rain & fair weather - Sea little rough - 1st and 2nd assts putting wood in there celler that they bought rom the keeper - Barometer 29.85 to 29.96 - Keeper resigned from Yaquina Head Light Station to take effect today - He lef the station at 4:15 P.M. - Keeper turned the public property over to the 1st asst Mr. W.P. Ford.

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1908-09 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

May

1st Leight to a gale from south west with rain squalls. Barr 29.40. Keeper and assts painting inside tower lantern. 2 visitors were shown in tower.

2 Gale from south west with rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 29.10. 29.85. Keeper and assts cleaning floors of lantern and watch room and whitewashing inside tower. Steam schooner Minnie Kelton anchored off Cape Foulweather in distress at 4:00 P.M.

3 Light south west wind cloudy dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.97. Keeper and asst white washing inside tower. Cleaning tower stairs. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Eleven of the crew of the Kelton were lost overboard with the deck load. ??? reached shore alive.

4 Light south west to westerly wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and assts cleaning tower stairs and painting floor of lantern and watch room. Steam schooner Minnie Kelton was taken in tow by steam schooner Washington at 1:30 P.M. for Columbia River.

5 Light west to north west wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar. 30.03. 1st and second assts painting outside of tower lantern. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

6 Light to a gale from south to south west rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.72. Keeper and 1st & 2nd assts painting tower stairs and painting brackets top of tower outside.

7th Southerly to south west rain squalls to north west squalls to clear. Bar. 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning paint work in tower office. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

8th Light north west occational squalls with rain. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.98. Keeper and two asst keeper painting tower stairs and painting office floor.

9th Light north west wind clear warm and dry. Sea smooth. Bar. 30.33. Keeper, 1st & 2nd asst painting bracketts and under side tower balcony of tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Fresh north west breeze cloudy dry. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.00. General duties for the day.

11 Fresh north west with occational rain squalls. Bar. 30.00. Sea moderate. Keeper, 1st and 2nd assts washing and cleaning tower lens.

12 Fresh north west squally to calm. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.98. Keeper, 1st and 2nd assts cleaning oil room & painting window cashee??? 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13 South west to south rain squalls. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.90. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst painting window frames and cashes scrubbing tower floor.

14 Squalls rain southerly to south west breeze to clear. Sea mod. Bar. 29.85. Keeper and 1st asst painting window cashes outside of office and oil room. 2nd asst cleaning brass.

15 Stormy rain with squalls from south west. Sea mod. Bar. 29.82. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

16 Light south west wind cloudy dry. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.75. 1st ass went to Newport for mail. Keeper writting in the office. 2nd asst washing.

17 Light to fresh south west breeze to ??? a gale continuous rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.85 - 29.73. General duties for the day.

18 Fresh south west breeze with rain squalls. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.01. Keeper working on kitchen pump. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

19 Light to fresh to light south west wind. Sea moderate showery. Before 30.20. Keeper working in his quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. 1st asst went to Newport left 7 P.M.

20 Moderate south west wind. Fleet of warships passed the station at 5:00 A.M. Rain. Bar. 30.15. 1st asst returned at 6 A.M. General duties for the day.

21 Light south west wind showers to north west clear. Sea mod. Bar. 30.01. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst washing.

22 Light to fresh north west breeze clear. Sea mod. Bar. 30.28. Keeper whitewashing in tower. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 1st asst working in garden.

23 Light westerly to south west wind clear till 10:00 P.M.

24th North west breeze rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 30.28. General duties for the day.

25th Frequent north west rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 30.12. Keeper, 1st & 2nd asst painting south side of base of tower and tower office.

26 North west breeze clear and dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.34. Keeper putting new wicks in lenns burner. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport.

27 Fresh north west breeze to calm rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 30.15. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst painting balconeys and trim work base of tower.

28 South west showers to north west rain squalls. Sea smooth. Bar 30.2. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst painting outside oil room cleaning window panes lens lantern.

29 North west wind with rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 30.15. 1st asst mending his garden fence. Keeper washing. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

30 North west breeze occational rain squalls. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. Keeper working garden. 2nd asst working in tower office. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst need permission for leave of absence for 14 day from Insptr.

31 Calm to north west wind rain squalls. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. General duties for the day.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1908

August

1 Moderate to fresh breeze N. Clear. Sea smooth. Bar 30. 1st asst working in the garden. General duties for the day.

2 Moderate to fresh breeze N. Smoky to thick damp fog. Bar 29.92. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts showing 80 visitors in the tower.

3 Moderate to fresh breeze N. thick dmp fog to partly cloudy. Dry. Sea moderate. Bar 29.95. 1st & 2nd assts showing 91 visitors in the tower.

4 Moderate to fresh breeze N. Clear to thick damp fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. 1st asst showing 73 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport.

5th Fresh north west breeze damp fog to clear in P.M. Sea mod. Bar 22.95. Henry E. Wilson Keeper returned to duty at 12 AM today. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning oil carriers.

6th Fresh north west breeze fog off shore to clear & calm. Sea mod. Bar 30.00. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper & 2nd asst showing 74 visitors in tower.

7 Fresh north west breeze thick damp fog. Sea mod. Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 71 visitors in tower.

8 Half a gale north west thick damp fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.92. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

9th Fresh north west breeze fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 58 visitors in tower.

10 Light north west wind hazy & smoky dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.07. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st and 2nd asst showing 101 visitors in tower.

11 Light north west wind hazy dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.10. Keeper and first asst showing 78 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Light southerly wind rain to dense fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.9. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters in his quarters. Keeper washing.

13 Light north west wind foggy damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.92. 61 visitors were shown in tower. 51 cases of oil were ??? to day by McDonalds tean.

14 Light north west wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 30.05. Mr. McDonalds teams hauling supplies. 68 cases mineral oil & cases pairs 2 cases lamp chimney one box misilanious need to day. 109 visitors were shown in tower.

15 Light northerly wind foggy to clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.08. General duties for the day. Keeper and first asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. Mr. McDonalds teams hauled 68 cases of mineral oil from Newport today also 6 cases of ???

16 Light northerly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 143 visitors shown in tower. General duties for the day.

17 Light variable westerly wind clear dry to dense fog at night. Sea calm. Bar 29. 1st and 2nd assts showing 93 visitors in tower. Keeper stowing away annual supplies.

18 Light southerly wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.92. MacDonald team delivered 36 cases of mineral oil. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. 60 visitors were shown in tower.

19 Light southerly wind foggy. Sea smooth. Bar 29.93. Mr. McDonald hauled 18 cases of oil to the station. Keeper Henry E. Wilson left station at 10:00 AM.

20 Light southerly wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.91. Keeper Henry E. Wilson returned to duty at 6:00 PM. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 112 visitors were shown in tower to day by 2nd asst.

21 Light southerly wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.9. 1st and second asst showing 121 visitors in tower. Keeper writting.

22 Light south to south west wind dense fog damp. Sea. Bar 29.9. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

23d Light north west wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. 150 visitors were shown in the tower.

24 Light southerly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.21. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst showing 90 visitors in tower.

25 Light north west wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.25. Keeper and 1st and 2nd asst showing 71 visitors in tower.

26 Calm to light south east wind warm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper and 1st asst painting railing to tower gallery.

27 Stormy southerly wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.90. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

28 South west wind rain squalls to N. west. Sea mod. Bar 29.99. Showing 26 visitors in the tower. General duties for the day.

29 Light westerly wind to calm clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st asst working garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

30 Calm to light westerly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst showing 64 visitors in tower.

31 Calm to light north west wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.2. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 51 visitors in tower.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

Dec

1 Light to fresh north west breeze with squalls rain & hail. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. Mr. Thomas Quinn joined this L.H. station today as 2nd asst keeper.

2 Light to fresh N west showers wind to calm to N.E. and wind. Sea smooth. Bar 30.24. Keeper and asst keepers working in garden. General duties for the day.

3 Light to fresh easterly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst working in barn. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

4 North east gale and snow storm to south east and rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.20. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst sawing wood.

5 Light easterly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Commander J.M. Elliott U.S. Light House Inspector inspected the station today.

6 Easterly gale snow to south west squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.24. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

7 South west breeze squally rain to south east wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.5. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

8 East to south east gale and rain to south west rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 28.98. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there own quarters.

9 South to south west wind and rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.50. General duties for the day. Mr. Woodford brought a ??? of wood to station to day.

10 South west breeze rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.92. Mr. Woodford hauling wood to station. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

11 South west gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.90. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

12 Mod south west showers to light and west wind & rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 30.28. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in tower.

13 Mod to light north west wind showers heavy swell. Bar 30.38. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning up the grounds and barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

14 Light north east to northerly wind clear dry heavy swell. Bar 30.38. Keeper, first and second asst working on the grounds in yard and road.

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1910-11 keepers logs

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

June

1 Lt westerly wind misty damp sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning up grounds. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

2 Fresh north west breeze dry sea rough. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers painting west side of main dwelling. 9 visitors shown in tower.

3 Fresh north to north west breeze sea rough weather dry. Bar 30.18. 1st and 2nd asst painting all steps of keepers dwelling and south end of barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

4 Fresh north west breeze dry sea rough. Bar 30.18. General duties for the day. 14 visitors shown in the tower.

5 Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.12. 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper showing 6 visitors in tower. 1st asst left station at 4:00 AM on leave of absence.

6 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 29.97. Keeper working in carpenter shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

7 Light north wind cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst painted barn on north east & west side.

8 Light north west breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.11. Keeper and 2nd asst painting chimneys on main dwelling water tank and out house.

9 Calm to light north west wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.16. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning plate glass and all window panes in tower and ???.

10 Calm to fresh north west breeze dry to fog sea moderate. Bar 30.01. 2nd asst painting window sashes of barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

11 Light south to light north wind dense fog sea smooth. Bar 30.12. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

12 Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea moderate. Bar 30.0. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes and carpenter shop.

13 Fresh northerly breeze foggy damp sea rough. Bar 29.97. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

14 Fresh to light northerly wind foggy damp sea mod. Bar 30.06. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the shop and garden.

15 Calm to light north wind clear dry sea calm. Bar 30.08. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

16 Lt south wind showers to lt NE wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper and 2nd asst working in garden and carpenter shop. U.S. warship passed station at 10 AM going north.

17 Calm to light north east wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.12. 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

18 Light to fresh north west breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.11. General duties for the day. Visitors shown in the tower by keeper and 2nd asst.

19 Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.14. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst returned to station at 7:30 PM from leave of absence.

20 Fresh northerly breeze hazy dry sea rough. Bar 29.84. Keeper and 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies. 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

21 Light southerly wind misty damp sea smooth. Bar 29.86. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

22 Light north west wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst ??? bricks in arch of 3 story window of tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Calm to light N wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers mowing and showing visitors in the tower.

24 Calm to light north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.06. 1st and 2nd asst mowing. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

25 Calm to moderate south breeze misty rain sea mod. Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower.

26 Fresh southerly breeze rain to light N.W. wind dense fog sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper working on annual reports. 1st and second asst showing visitors in the tower.

27 Light variable winds dry sea moderate Bar 30.00. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

28 Moderate south west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.88. Keeper working on annual account. 1st and 2nd asst mowing grass in the yard.

29 Moderate north west breeze squally showers heavy w swell. Bar 30. Keeper working on annual accounts. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst mowing.

30 Light north west wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Warship passed the station at 5:30 PM. Visitors shown in tower by 1st and 2nd assts.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon1911 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.

Agust 1st: Calm and foggy damp to light South west wind to dry sea smooth Bar 30.08. Keeper and first asst showing 84 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

2nd: Lt north wind foggy to clear to dense fog damp sea calm Bar 30.10. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop and garden.

3rd: Light north wind fog to clear warm & dry sea calm Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

4: Light north wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went fishing.

5: Light north west wind dry to dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

6: Light south wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower. General duties for the day.

7: Calm to Lt north west wind dense fog damp to clear calm sea smooth Bar 2 (page cut off). Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower. Large ??? wales 2 miles of shore.

8: Calm to light north west breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst showing 160 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

9: Fresh north west breeze clear to fog sea ??? Bar 30.12. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

10: Calm dense fog to lt north wind dry sea calm Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

11: Calm to lt South to North wind dry sea calm Bar 30.06. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning of grounds and showing visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

12: Calm to lt N wind dry cloudy sea smooth Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

13: Lt south to westerly winds clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.08. General duties for the day. Keeper left station at 8:30 am. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower.

14: Lt westerly winds warm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper returned to station at 5:00 P.M. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

15: Calm to lt variable winds clear dry sea calm Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

16: Calm to lt south to north west wind clear warm day sea smooth Bar 30.08. Keeper and assst keepers washing and working in there respective quarters.

17: Calm to light variable winds clear to fog dry sea calm Bar 30.12. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 128 visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

18: Calm to light south sind clear dry sea calm Bar 30.06. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

19: Calm lt fog to light S wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.01. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

20: Calm to fresh north west breeze clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

21: Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

22: Calm to lt North west breeze to calm hazy dry sea smooth Bar 29.9 (2nd # cut off). Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

23: Calm to lt South to light north west breeze to calm hazy smokey sea smooth Bar (cut off from page). Keeper and asst keepers washing and working in there quarters. Cleaned plate glass and all windows in tower.

24: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea rough Bar 30.00. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

25: Fresh north west breeze smoke and fog damp sea moderate Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

26: Lt south to light north west wind smoky foggy sea smooth Bar 29.81. 1st asst working in his quarters. 1st asst went 3 miles from station. Keeper went to newport for mail.

27: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea moderate Bar 30.00. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing 109 visitors in the tower.

28: Northerly breeze fog to North east clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.02 Keeper repairing pump. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

29: Lt to fresh northerly breeze dry hazy sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst showing 84 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

30: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea moderate Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

31: Moderate northerly breeze damp dense fog sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 40 visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon1911 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.

Sept 1: Light to moderate north wind dense fog damp sea mod. Bar 30.04. Keeper working in the barn. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

2: Light south wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.96. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to newport for mail.

3: Calm to lt S wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 30.05. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower.

4: Calm to lt variable winds to calm dense fog showers Bar 29.86. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower Filling oil Butts and cleaning out the barn.

5: Light south west wind dense fog showers sea smooth Bar 29.9. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to newport for mail.

6: Calm to lt south wind dense fog clear at times sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper working in the barn. 1st asst washing. General duties for day. J.W. Collins 2nd asst left station on leave of absence at 8:00 a.m.

7: Calm to light N wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

8: Calm to lt south wind fog at times lt showers sea smooth Bar 29.90. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

9: Light southerly wind hazy day sea smooth Bar 29.92. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to newport for mail.

10: Light southerly wind to calm day sea smooth ??? swell Bar 29.98 General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

11: Calm & light variable winds showers cloudy sea calm Bar 29.96 Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

12: Lt south west wind cloudy sprinkles at times sea smooth Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

13: Lt South west wind to calm clear dry sea calm Bar 30.20. Keeper cleaning of grounds. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

14: Fresh south west breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 29.88. Keeper and first asst showing visitors in the tower.

15: Fresh south west breeze showers sea rough Bar 30.03. Keeper and first asst showing visitors in the tower.

16: Light south wind showers sea heavy ??? swell Bar 30.30 First asst washing and working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

17: Calm to light north wind clear dry walm sea calm Bar 3 (cut off). General duties for the day. J. W. Collins returned to duty at this station at 4:00 P.M.

18: Calm to light north wind clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

19: Calm to moderate north wind clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

20: Calm to light northerly breeze clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.10. Changed vapor oil lamp and air pressure pump. General duties for the day.

21: Light north east wind to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.08. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

22: Light south east to north wind dry sea smooth Bar 30.14. Keeper and asst keepers working in the barn and showing visitors in tower.

23: Light East to mod North west breeze to calm sea mod Bar 3 (rest cut off). 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

24: Light north west wind to calm clear day sea smooth Bar 3 (rest cut off). General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

25: Moderate south west breeze foggy to showers sea mod Bar 30.76. Keeper and asst keepers whoing visitors in the tower. Keeper went to agate beach to see about cord wood.

26: Moderate south wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.01. Keeper working in work room. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

27: Light south wind showers to clear day sea smooth Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. General duties for the day.

28: Light south to northerly wind to calm fog sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

29: Light south east to lt north wind lt fog to clear day sea smooth Bar 3 (rest cut off). Keeper showing visitors in the tower 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

30: Light south west wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 29.78. 1st and 2nd asst working around the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

October

1st Light south wind showers sea mod. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

2nd Light south wind cloudy damp sea westerly swell. Bar 29. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

3 Light to mod south wind showers heavy west swell. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

4 Light easterly wind clear dry sea moderate. Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers cleaned and scrubbed all paint work in lantern and watch room cleaned tower.

5 Calm to light E to south east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbed tower stairs, landings, hall, and stove and oil room floors and front steps to tower. Changed lantern cover.

6 Light south east wind dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.72. Keeper and second asst washing. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

7 Light south wind fog in AM dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.62. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning up the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

8 Fresh south to south west breeze showers sea rough. Bar 29.52. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

9 Fresh south west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in the tower.

10 Moderate to lt. S. west breeze fog at times sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

11 Light south east to north east wind fog to clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper working in the shop. 1st and 2nd asst polishing all brass work in the tower.

12 Fresh south east breeze cloudy dry sea rough. Bar 29.96. Keeper and 2nd asst working in barn and shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

13 Moderate south wind fog to clear heavy west swell. Bar 29.98. Keeper, and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

14 Light south wind fog showers to dry clear sea rough. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

15 Light east to north wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.38. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

16 Fresh northerly breeze fog misty sea rough. Bar 30.25. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

17 Moderate northerly breeze fog at times dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.2. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Calm to light north east wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.28. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning plate glass and all window glass in tower.

19 Calm to moderate northerly breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

20 Calm to light east wind clear warm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning up grounds. 1/2 cord of wood delievered to day by Agate Beach Co.

21 Calm to light south wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

22 Moderate southerly breeze misty showers sea moderate. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

23 Light south east wind misty damp sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop and barn cleaning up grounds.

24 Light south to northerly wind misty to dense fog sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

25 Light north wind misty fog to clear & dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst left station for Newport at 3:00 AM.

26 Light easterly wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. U.S.L. Tender Heather passed station going south at 3:30 PM anchored of the bar.

27 Ligth north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Light House Inspector inspected the station to day.

28 Light variable winds south east to north east dry. Bar 30.01. First and second asst working around the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail. Delivered 2 library cases and books to Captrain L.S. ???.

29 Light south west wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

30 Light south east wind hazy dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. Keeper and asst keepers put ten gallons mineral oil in butts and showing visitors in the tower.

31 Light east to north east wind clear dry west swell. Bar 30.2. Keeper cleaning out cellar of dwelling. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

November

1 Light north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.28. Keeper working on monthly reports. 1st asst cleaning out cellar. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

2 Light north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.28. Keeper left station 10 AM. 1st and 2nd assts working in their quarters.

3 Foggy misty dry calm sea smooth. Bar 30.28. 1st asst working in his basement. 2nd asst putting walk in front of his dwelling.

4 Light north west to south east wind showers sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper returned to station at 1:30 PM. 1st asst cleaning out his cellar. 2nd asst making plank side walk.

5 Moderate south west to westerly rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

6 Fresh south west breeze rain sea moderate. Bar 29.84. 1st asst cleaning out his cellar. 2nd asst building sidewalk. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

7 Fresh south west to west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst removing hot air heater from cellar. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Fresh west to north west breeze rain and hail squalls sea rough. Bar 29.66. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst building a side walk to his quarters.

9 Fresh north west breeze hail rain and snow squalls sea rough. Bar 29.64. Keeper sawing wood. 2nd asst building side walk. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Fresh west to north west breeze hail rain and snow squalls sea rough. Bar 30.22. Snow had to be scraped from plate glass of lantern on the north west side between 7 & 11 PM.

11 Light south to fresh south west breeze dry sea rough. Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

12 Fresh south west to a gale rain sea very rough. Bar 29.42. General duties for the day. Top of ventilator of oil house blown off.

13 Fresh south west breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.70. The quarters of the 1st and 2nd asst keepers were inspected and found in good condition.

12 (???) Fresh to light south west breeze showers sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper putting in panes of glass in cellar window. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13 (???) Squally south west winds rain heavy swell. Bar 29.80. Keeper repairing chimney in cellar of dwelling. 1st and 2nd asst repairing chimney of 2nd asst quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Light south east to south west wind rain sea rough. Bar 30.02. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst repairing side walk.

15 Variable westerly winds squally rain sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

16 Moderate S wind rain heavy west swell. Bar 30.30. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst working in cellar. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

17 Moderate south west wind misty damp sea rough. Bar 30.40. Light House Tender Heather passed the station going north at 4:30 PM.

18 Light south wind misty rain sea moderate. Bar 30.40. 1st and 2nd asst working around the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

19 Light south east wind lt rain misty damp sea rough. Bar 29.92. General duties for the day.

20 Light south west to west wind rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper working on annual requisition. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst cutting grass at beach ???. Agate Beach Co hauling 2 cords wood to station to day.

21 Squally rain from N.W. to lt N. east wind clear sea mod. Bar 30.12. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Agate Beach Company hauling cord wood to station.

22 Mod north east to easterly wind clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.06. The quarters of 1st and 2nd asst were inpsected by keeper to day found in good condition. No wood hauled to day.

23 Light east wind clear dry sea smooth west swell. Bar 30.20. Keeper sawing wood. 2nd asst washing. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

24 Light east to south east wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper cutting wood. 1st and 2nd asst pumping out water of cisten on west side.

25 Fresh southerly breeze misty rain to East wind heavy west swell. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

26 Fresh E to north east breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.40. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. The flash from Heceta Head Light this station all night. 12 cords of wood delivered to date by Agate Beach Co.

27 Fresh easterly breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.20.Plastering in hall way of dwelling was cracked from wind shaking the house.

28 Mod south breeze to light S west wind sprinkles sea rough. Bar 30.14. Keeper showing 6 visitors in tower. 1st asst working in his cellar. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

29 Fresh southerly breeze rain sea moderate. Bar 30.20. Keeper working on annual requisition. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning cistern ??? dwelling and tower.

30 Light to moderate SE wind dry sea moderate. Bar 30.22. Keeper inspected quarters of 1st and 2nd asst found in good order. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Mailed annual requisition sent to Inspt.

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1912-14 Keeper Logs

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.Feb1: Fresh to moderate east wind dry heavy west swell Bar 3008. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning up grounds 1st asst went to Newport for mail

2: East to north east wind & warn dry sea mod Bar 3010. Keeper inspected station and asst keepers quarters

3: Calm to light south east wind to rain sea mod Bar 2998. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop Keeper went to Newport for mail

4: Moderate east to south east wind rain heavy west swell Bar 2998. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 2 visitors in the tower

5: Light north east wind clear day sea smooth Bar 3002. Keeper painting 1st and 2nd asst working in their quarters

6: Light east to south east wind showers misty sea mod Bar 2980. Keeper painting his kitchen. 1st asst washing clothes. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

7: Fresh south east breeze rain sea rough Bar 3002. Keeper paintin in his quarters 1st asst working in his quarters 2nd asst left station at 4:30pm

8: Fresh south east breeze to half a gale sea rough Bar 2990. Keeper working in his quarters 1st asst working in shop 2nd asst returned to station at 1:00pm

9: Fresh south east breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 2980. Keeper painting his back hall. 2nd ast working in his quarters 1st asst went to Newport for mail

10: Fresh south east breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 2998. First and 2nd asst keepers working in their quarters Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies

11: Light south to variable winds dry sea moderate Bar 3010. General duties for the day 2nd asst showed two visitors in the tower

12: Light to fresh south east breeze rain sea rough Bar 3008. Keeper and 1st asst working in their quarters 2nd asst rapairing fence and showing 3 visitors in tower

13: Moderate southeast wind light rain sea rough Bar 2998. Keeper and 1st asst working in their respective quarters 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

14: Fresh south east breeze ligth rain sea rough Bar 2990. Keeper and asst keepers stringing new wire on east boundary fence and repairing same

15: Fresh south east breeze to half a gale stormy rain sea rough Bar 2990. Keeper inspected station and asst keepers quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail

16: Light to fresh south east breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 2996. Keeper and asst keepers working in their respective quarters and general work at station

17: Moderate south to south west wind squally rain sea rough Bar 2998. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in shop Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies

18: Light west to north west wind rain squalls sea moderate Bar 3040. General duties for the day 6 visitors were shown in the tower

19: Light N.east to east wind clear day sea smooth Bar 3038. Keeper and 1st asst washing clothes and 2nd asst working in the garden

20: Moderate north west breeze rain squalls sea moderate Bar 3030. Keeper working in shop 1st asst washing and showing 2 visitors in tower 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

21: Light east to south east wind dry warm sea mod Bar 3008. Keeper inspected quarters of 1st and 2nd and general duties for the day

22: Fresh south east breeze rain to fresh north west breeze and rain squalls sea rough Bar. General duties for the day first asst went to Newport for mail and supplies

23: Fresh north west breeze rain squalls sea rough Bar 3038. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters and in the garden

24: Light north west to northerly wind dry sea smooth Bar 3035. First and second assistant cutting wood on the beach. Keeper went to Newport for mail

25: Fresh to light south east wind rain sea moderate Bar 3014. General duties for the day Keeper showing 4 visitors in tower 1st and 2nd asst getting wood from the beach

26: Light variable winds misty showers sea smooth Bar 3012. Keeper working in the shop. 1st and 2nd asst cutting wood on the beach

27: Calm to light NW wind shower to East wind clear sea calm Bar 3010. Keeper working in barn 1st asst showing 5 visitors in the tower 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

28: Fresh easterly breeze clear dry to calm sea smooth Bar 2998. The station and and all quarters were inspected today by Keeper. All keepers working in garden

29: Calm to light north east wind clear day sea smooth Bar 2980. Keeper showing visitors in tower 2nd asst working in garden 2st asst went to Newport for mail

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.March 1: Light east to north wind hail squalls sea mod Bar 29.65 Keeper and asst keepers working in garden. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in the tower.

2: Light east to north east breeze cool clear day sea smooth Bar 30.04. 1st and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

3: Light east to northerly breeze clear cool dry sea smooth Bar 29.84. General duties for the day. 8 visitors were shown in the tower by all keepers.

4: Fresh to moderate easterly breeze cool dry sea smooth Bar 29.64. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden.

5: Light south east wind showers sea smooth Bar 29.51. Keeper and 1st asst washing clothes. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

6: Light south east wind showers sea smooth Bar 29.48. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers. All keepers working in the garden.

7: Moderate south east breeze cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 29.56. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

8: Moderate south east wind showers to North east wind dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden and carpenter shop. Put 10 cans of mineral oil in oil Butts.

9: Variable easterly breeze dry cool heavy west swell Bar 29.72. First and second asst painting. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

10: Light easterly breeze clear dry cool sea smooth Bar 29.59. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

11: Moderate east to north east breeze dry sea smooth Bar 29.50. Keeper and asst keepers working in carpenters shop and in garden.

12: Light east to south east wind dry sea smooth Bar 29.51. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13: Moderate south east wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 30.00. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop. Station and quarters inspected by Keeper.

14: Fresh south east breeze rain squalls stormy sea rough Bar 29.64. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

15: Fresh south to south west wind rain and hail squalls sea mod Bar 29.90. Keeper working in shop. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

16: Mod south west breeze hail and rain squalls sea moderate Bar 29.60. First and 2nd assts working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

17: Mod south west to westerly winds hail and rain squalls sea mod Bar 30.06. General duties for the day.

18: Fresh south west to westerly winds hail and rain squalls sea rough Bar 30.10 Keeper and asst keepers washing and working in there respective quarters.

19: Light to fresh north west wind rain squalls to lt E wind sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

20: Light east to north east wind clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper inspected station and quarters of keepers today. Keeper and asst working in the garden.

21: Light north east wind to calm sea smooth dry weather Bar 30.10. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

22: Light north east wind to calm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst working in the garden.

23: Light north to north west wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.10. First and second assistants working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

24: Light to fresh northerly breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.01. General duties for the day. 18 visitors were shown in the tower.

25: Moderate northerly breeze clear dry to hazy sea smooth Bar 29.91. Keeper working around the grounds. 1st and 2nd assts washing clothes etc.

26: Light north to north west wind showers to calm sea smooth Bar 29.98. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

27: Light north west to south west wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers.

28: Fresh north to north west breeze rain squalls sea rough Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers working in garden and around the grounds. 1st asst left station at 3:30 P.M.

29: North west wind blustery rain squalls sea rough Bar 30.00. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working around the grounds. 1st asst returned to station at 7:30 a.m. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

30: Light to fresh northerly breeze to calm dry heavy west swell Bar 30.06. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

31: Moderate northerly breeze to calm dry sea heavy west swell Bar 30.02.

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