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TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, 23 June, 1903

Commander ??? F. Day, U. S. N. Inspector 13th L H District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir, Referring to your joint report at 11 June 1901, and previous correspondences, the Board states that it finds itself unable to permit Mr. John Anderson to land his fish boat on the light-house reservation at Yaquina Head, Oreg. Respectfully, ??? Captain, U. S. N. Naval Secretary

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT ??? THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, 21 June, 1901

Mr. John Anderson, Toledo Oreg.

Sir: Referring to your letter asking permission to land with your boat at a convenient place inside of the light-house reserve at Yaquina Head, Oreg., the Board states that it finds itself unable to grant the desired ??.

Respectfully, W. M??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, 4 June 1901

1 Inclosure,

Commander W. P. Day, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Inclosed the Board sends you a copy of a letter from Mr. John Anderson of Toledo, Oregon, asking permission to land his fish boat at a convenient place insude of hte light-house reservation at Yaquina Head, Oreg. The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of hte 13th Light-House District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation in the matter. Respectfully, ??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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April 13, 1903. File No. 1053.

Hon. J. H. Mitchell, United States Senate, Washington, D. C.

Sir: The Board has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 10 April 1903, inclosing a letter from Mr. S. G. Irvin of Newport, Oreg., relative to the dwelling for the keeper at Yaquina Head L.S. (Foulweather), Oreg., and states that it will receive prompt attention. Respectfully, C. T. ??? Captain, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Washington, 14 April, 1903. 1053. One enclosure.

Hon. J.H. Mitchell, U.S. Senate, Washington D.C.,

Sir: Enclosed is returned, in accordance with your request, the letter of Mr. S.G. Irvin of Newport, Oreg., in which he asks if the bill providing for the erection of a Keeper's dwelling at Foulweather Light-House (Yaquina Head), Oreg., passed, and, if so, when the dwelling will be built. In reply the Board states that it does not appear that any appropriation was made for the purpose named. Respectfully, C.T. ??? Captain, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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File No. 1053

1 Inclosure. 9 Sept., '03.

Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Inclosed the Board sends you a copy of a letter dated Albany, Oreg., 31 Aug., '03, from Mr. Edwin Stone, Manager of the Corvallis & Eastern Railroad Company, asking information relative to leasing the old abandoned light-house property at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg. The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the 13th Light- House District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation in the matter. Respectfully, ??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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File No. 1053. 1 Inclosure. 9 Sept., '03.

Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Inclosed the Board sends you a copy of a letter dated Albany, Oreg., 31 Aug., '03, from Mr. Edwin Stone, Manager of the Corvallis & Estern Railroad Company, asking information relative to leasing the old abandoned light-house property at the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg. The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the 13th Light- House District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation in the matter. Respectfully, ??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor

Light-House Board

Washingon

BED File No. 1053.

30 August, 1904

Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N.,

Inspector, 13th Light-House District,

Portland, Ore.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 9 August, '04, forwarding a letter from the keeper of Yaquina Head, Ore., Light-Station, complaining that the two keepers are overworked at that station, especially during the season when visitors are numberous, the Board states that it has decided to allow a second assistant keeper at that station, and requests you to nominate a suitable person for the position.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U.S.N.,

Naval Secretary

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Department of Commerce and Labor

Light-House Board

Washington

ATJ. File No. 1053.

16 Sept., 1904

Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N.,

Inspector 13th L. H. District,

Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 6 Sept., '04, asking the probationary appointment of Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, the Board states that it does not appear that Mr. Ludescher is eligible for probationary appointment. The eligible list in this Office gives the names of Messrs. George O.T. Knudsen, Clifford B. Hermann and Charles Justen, with higher rating than that of Mr. Ludescher, in addition to the two persons named in your letter who declined appointment at New Dungeness, Wash., Light-Station, on account of the lack of suitable quarters for their families.

The Board requests you to make further recommendation or to state whether any of the persons named have declined appointment, and if so to send their letters of declination to this Office.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary

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ily. His letter of declination is inclosed herewith.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary

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Form 140

NOTIFICATION OF APPOINTMENT

Department of Commerce and Labor

Light-House Board

Washington

BED

File No. 1053

18 Oct., 1904.

Mar. W. O. Langritt, U. S. A.,

Engineer, 13th Light-House District,

Portland, Ore.

Sir:

The Board states that, by letter of 4 Oct., '04, the Honorable the Secretary of Commerce and Labor has appointed Mr. Michael Ludescher, Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Ore., Light-Station, to date from 4 Oct., '04, with pay at the rate of $550.00 a year, in place of Mr. William P. Ford, promoted.

Respectfully,

Captrain, U.S.M.,

Naval Secretary.

Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A.,

Engineer Secretary

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Department of Commerce and Labor

LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD

Washington

ATJ.

File No. 1053.

1 Nov., 1904.

The Honorable,

The Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

Sir: -

Referring to Department letter of 14 Oct., '04, appointing Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, to date from 4 Oct., '04, with pay at the rate of $550 a year, the Board has the honor to ask that he be given a temporary appointment at the same rate of pay from 13 Sept., '04, to the date of his probationary appointment.

The Inspector of the 13th Light-House District, on receipt of the Board's letter transmitting the probationary appointment of Mr. Ludescher, informed this Office that it was necessary to place Mr. Ludescher on duty on 13 Sept., '04, without waiting for the recipt of his appointment. The Board has to-day written that Inspector telling him that it should have been reported at once when he found it necessary to place Mr. Ludescher on duty so that the appointment could have been made to take effect upon that date.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington

ATJ File No. 1052.

1 Nov., 1904.

Commander L. C. Heilner, U.S.N., Inspector 13ths L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:Referring to your letter of 26 Oct., '04, the Board states that it has to-day asked the Department for the temporary appointment of Mr. Michael Ludescher as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station, from 13 Sept., '04 to the date of his probationary appointment. The Board requests that hereafter, whenever a recommendation is made for the appointment of a Keeper and no date is fixed, if it becomes necessary to put him on duty before the receipt of his appointment, you at once inform this Office of the date on which he entered on duty that it may be reported to the Department. Respectfully, C. ??? ??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington

H B File No. 1053.

5 May, '05.

Major W. C. Langfitt, U. S. A., Engineer 13ths L. H. District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir: The Board at its session on 1 May, '05, considered your letter of 22 April, '05, recommending an increase from $4,000 to $5,000 of the proposed appropriation for the construction of a keeper's dwelling at Yaquina Head, Oregon, Light Station, when it was decided to be inadvisable to increase the amount already asked for in previous annual reports. It was further decided that the plans for this work ought to be so scaled down as to make the amount required $4,000, as previously recommended. The Board authorizes you to do change the plans for this dwelling as to make its cost $4,000, or less. Respectfully, ??? Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington

H B

File No. 1053

9 May, '06

The Inspector of

The Thirteenth Lighthouse District,

Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

The following is a copy of a telegram sent to you today:

Life-Saving Service wish to establish station on old lighthouse reservation Yaquina Bay and use present buildings. Any objection to revocable permit? Consult Engineer.

Respectfully,

[signature]

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary

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Box 252 List of supplies 1885, YB, YH Emery Pay 1887

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P.390. Ack. ??? Nov. 84

November 18 4

Sir: As recommended in your letter of November 10th, the Brand authorizes you to place a ??? ??? buoy, to mark a change in the channel, on the south side of the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Very respectful, ??? ??? u.s.??? Commander, ??? Naval Secretary ??? ??? T. Davis, u.s???, Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oregon

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P. 392

Ack 10 Dec. 84

2 Dec'r 4

Sir: Enclosed is transmitted a copy of a letter dated 28 Nov. '84, from Mr. L. ??? Washington asking in behalf of the Oregon Pacific Railroad Company that the light at Yaquina Bay, Oreg., be reestablished. The Board requests that you will report, with recommendation, your views as to the necessity or, and advisability of reestablishing the light in question. Very respectfully, ??? ??? ??? Commander, ??? Naval Secretary

Commander ??? T. Davis, ??? Inspector 13th L. H. Dist. Portland, Oreg.

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P. 400

Ack. 21 Jany. 85.

January 14th 5

Sir: Your letter of the 16th of January reporting that the red open buoy lately establisheed near the rocks on hte south side of the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon has gone adrift and requesting authority to discontinue it as the channel had shifted some distance to the northward of the rock, had been received. In reply, the Board authorizes you to discontinue the buoy. Very respectfully, ??? Commander, u.s.c.???? Naval Secretary

??? ??? T. Davis, ??? Inspector, 13th L.H. Dist. Portland, Oregon.

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P. 401

Ack. 30 Jany 85.

19 Jany. 5

Sir: Referring to your letter of 24 Dec '84, regarding the discontinued Light at Yaquina Bay, Oreg., I have to inform you that this matter was considered by the Board it its session on 14 Jany. '85, when it was decided that, at present, there is no necessity for establishing this light. When the harbor improvments not in course of constructions at Yaquina Bay are completed. the Board decided that a reexamination of the ??? should be made by the District ??? to determine what additional aids to navigation may be necessary. Very respectfully, ??? ??? ??? Commander, u.??? Naval Secretary.

Commander ??? T. Davis, ??? Inspector 13ths L. H. Dist., Portland, Oreg

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P. 483

22 April 6

Sir: Referring to your letter of 2 April '86 recommending the establishment of a whistling buoy off the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg., I have to say that, the Board, at its session on 21 April '86 came to the conclusion that the occasional visit of one steamer to Yaquina Bay does not seem to furnish a sufficient reason for going to the expense of the establishment of a whistling buoy off that point. Very respectfully, ??? ??? ??? Commander, u.s.n., Naval Secretary.

Lieut. ??? ???, U.S.N., Inspector 13ths L.H.Dist., Portland, Oreg.

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P. 485

24 April 6

Sir: Herewith is transmitted a copy of a letter dates 16 Apl. '86, from Hon. John H. Mitchell, U.S. Senate, together with a copy of its enclosures, being a communication addressed to him by Dr. J. R. Bayley in which he expresses a wish to purchase a portion of the Yaquina Bay, Oreg., lighthouse reservation. The Board requests that you will report with recommendation your views as to the advisability of selling any part of the reservation in question. Very respectfully, ??? ??? Commander, u.s.n., Naval Secretary.

Lieutenant Uriel Selree, u.s.n., Inspector 13th L.H. Dist. Portland, Oreg.

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2 Enclosures.

3 February, 1887.

Sir: Enclosed there is sent to you, a copy of the letter from Senator Mitchell of 2 Feb'y '87, and a copy of a letter from Colonel F.E.Hogg, President of the Oregon Pacific Railway Company, in which he suggests the establishment of a whistling buoy on the sunken reef opposite to the entrance to Yaquina Harbor, on the Oregon Coast. The Board requests your opinion as to the necessity, aivisability and practicability of establishing the aid to navigation in question. Very respectfully, ??? Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

Lieut. Uriel Sebree, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H.District, Portland, Oreg.

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(All communications should be addressed to "THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department, OFFICE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE BOARD, Washington, 11 June, 1887.

Sir: The Comissioner of Customs has notified the Board of a disallowance made in your accounts because of a payment made to W.G. Emery, Second Assistant Keeper at Cape Foulweather, Oreg., prior to the date of his appointment, viz: Nov. 29, 1886. He holds that service under an appointment commences upon the day it is issued, unless some other day is specified in distinct terms. If the phrases "date of oath," or "date of going on duty" are used, he thinks they cannot refer to any acts that may have been performed prior to the date of the letter of appointment, but that they must be construed as relating to acts to occur after that date. In the present case the man may be considered as employed as a laborer for the time previous to appointment, in accordance with Par. 57, Regulations. To cover this time a certificate on Form 12 should be forwarded.

Very respectfully, [signature] Lieut. Uriel Sebree, U.S.N., Commander, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. Distr., Portland, Oreg. Naval Secretary

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