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Vol 704 WG Emery Laborer Payment

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Form No. 12

(This Certificate is to be attached to vouchers for payment of Laborers as Light-Keepers.)

CERTIFICATE FOR SALARY VOUCHER

I hereby Certify, That the service rendered by William G Emery, as specified in the annexed voucher, as in a case of emergency, when the exigency of the service required the immediate performance of the services, and pending the nomination to the Department of some person for appointment.

(Signed) U. Sebree Lieutenant U.S.N., Inspector, 13th L.H. District

APPROVED: ??? Commander U.S.N., Naval Secretary L.H. Board.

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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875

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December 1

Sir:

In reply to your leter of the instant, I have to inform you that an Assistant Keeper will not be al lowed for the Yaquina House, one Keeper being Considered enough.

Very Respectfully

Thomas A. [Unknown] Naval Secretary

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Box 258 Ewad 1902, Booth 1903

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Treasury Department Office of the Lighthouse Board Washington July 19, 1902.

File No. 2992.

One Enclosure.

Commander W.F. Day, U.S.A., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir: Referring to your endorsement of 24 June, 1902, on the resignation of Mr. Ewald Glass as Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., light-station, the Board encloses-herewith Department letter of 15 July 1902, accepting the resignation of Mr. Glass to take effect from and including 11 June, 1902. Respectfully, (Signature?) Captain, U.S.A., Naval Secretary.

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Nov. 20, 1902

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,

OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD

Washington, November 15, 1902.

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File No. 4853

One Enclosure.

Commander C. G. Calkins, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to its letter of 4 Aug., 1902, and the reply of your predecessor, of 9 Aug., 1902, the Board encloses herewith, for your information, a copy of Department letter of 18 Nov., 1902, stating that,in view of the declination of Mr. Thomas F. Parker, who, at the time of the appointment of Mr. William P. Ford, as Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., light-station, stood first on the eligible list, the Civil Service Commission has now approved the selection of Mr. Ford as effective from 1 July, 1902.

Respectfully,

Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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June 9 - 03

TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, 3 June, 1903.

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

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 22 May, '03, asking the appointment of Mr. Fred J. Booth as Laborer in the Light-House Service, to care for the Yaquina Bar Range, Government Wharf, and Middle Ground Beacons Lights, Yaquina Bay, Oreg., with pay at the rate of $40. a month from 1 may, '03, in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Rule 3 Section A, the Board states that it infers that you mean Civil Service Rule III. Section 8(a), which is now, under the Revised Civil Service Rules, Rule II. Section 3. The rate of pay which you recommend, $40. a month, is in excess of the rate allowed for Laborers appointed without examination, the limit being $300. a year.

The Board requests you to make further explanation in regard to the nomination of Mr. Booth and also requests you to state how these beacon lights have been cared for up to the present time, as the records of this office do not show that any Laborers have been authorized to care for them.

Respectfully,

Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary.

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1 July, '03, with pay at the rate of $40. a month.

The Board has also asked the appointment of Mr. Fred J. Booth, pending selection from an eligible list. If you desire to continue the services of Mr. Booth it will be necessary for you to examine him and send his name on an eligible list as laborer, giving him due weight for experience, before he can receive a regular appointment, as the salary of the position is in excess of $300. a year, although the duties of the position do not occupy all the time and attention of the appointee. The Department will not consider the fact stated in your letter, that the pay is not for personal salary only.

Respectfully,

Captain, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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June 10, 1901

M.M.B.

4 June, 1901

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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 inside of the light-house reservation at Yaquina Head, 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, (illegible) Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary.

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June 27, 1901

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD

Washington, 21 June, 1901.

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Commander W. P. Day, U. S. N.,

Inspector 13th L. H. District,

Portland, Oreg.,

Sir:

Referring to your joint report of 11 June, 1901, and previous correspondence, the Board states that it find itself unable to permit Mr. John Anderson to land his fish boat on the light-house reservation at Yaquina Head, Oreg.

Respectfully, (illegible) Captain, U. S. N.,

Naval Secretary.

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Box 257 Keepers Dwelling 1899

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Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, D.C. 5 Oct. '99

Commander W.L. Field, U.S.N. Inspector, 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon,

Sir:

The recommendation in the annual report of the Engineer of the 13th Light-House District, that a keeper's dwelling be erected at the Yaquina Head, Oregon Light-Station, was considered by the Board at its session on 2 Oct. '99, when it was decided that the Board should recommend in its own annual report that an appropriation of $4,000 should be made for this purpose.

Respectfully,

Thomas Perry Captain, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Box 256 Harry G. Littlefield 1898 unsuitable

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removal from the service.

Respectfully,

L.M. Achley

Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary

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Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. June 25, 1898

B. Two Enclosures

Commander J.C. Morong, U.S.N. Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Enclosed is sent you for delivery, Department letter of 23 June, '98, addressed to Mr. Harry Sherman Littlefield, appointing him Second Assistant Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., light-station, with compensation at the rate of $550 a year, from date of entering on duty, in place of Mr. James B. Hermann, transferred.

There is also returned for the action of the Local Civil Service Board for the Light-House Service, the application of Mr. Littlefield on Form 1025.

Respectfully,

S.W. Achley ??

Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary

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Box 255 CF to YH 1896, YB 1894 1895

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(All communications should be adressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, 16 September '96.

Lieut. Commander J.P. Merrell. U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:- Referring to your report of operations of the tender Manzanita, of 8 September, '96, and the statement there in that "materials for Cape Foulweather Light Station" were landed, the Board invites your attention to the fact that the official name of the station has been Yaquina Head since the publication of the List of Lights, Pacific Coast, 1895, and requests that you use the official name in all future correspondence relative to the station.

Respectfully, Geo F.F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, 8 Nov. '94.

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: The Board, at its session on 5 Nov., '94, decided to establish inexpensive beacon lights at Yaquina Bay, Oreg, at a cost not to exceed $300., to be paid for from the appropriation, Repairs of Light-Houses.

The Engineer of the 13th Light-House District has been directed to take the proper measures for the establishment of these lights. The Board requests you to take the proper measures for employing a laborer to act as keeper of these lights, as not more than ten dollars per month, each.

Respectfully, Geo F.F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.") 4 Inclosures. Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington D.C., Nov. 23, 1894.

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector, 13th Light House District, Portland, Oregon,

Sir: Referring to your letter of the 17th November, 1894, the Board has to say that your recommendations are approved and that you are authorized to pay Mr. J. McCullum of Newport, Oregon, $100.00 for the recovery and delivery on the Government wharf at Newport, Oregon, of the Yaquina Bay whistling buoy which went adrift and lodged among the rocks north of the Cape Foulweather Light Station, and which can not be recovered by the tender. The authority to pay the above amount for the recovery of the buoy is conditional upon its delivery at Newport, Oregon, in fair condition. The bids forwarded with your letter are returned herewith. Respectfully, Geo. F.F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.") Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington D.C., 1 Dec., '94

Commander O.W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Your letter of 24 Nov., '94, relating to the lights to be established at Yaquina Bay, has been received. In reply, the Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the District, and with him make a joint report and recommendatioin as to the location of these lights, and the number of lights now recommended. Respectfully, Geo. F.F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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for Repairs.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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

Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., 27 Feb'y, '95

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Telegram Official Business.

Light-House Inspector, Portland, Oreg.

Put laborers in charge of Yaquina beacons. Light beacons. Issue local notice.

Wilde Naval Secretary.

Charge Light-House Board. Govt. rates.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., 27 Feb'y, '95.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

The following is a copy of a telegram sent you to-day:

"Put laborers in charge of Yaquina beacons. Light beacons. Issue local notice."

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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nel across the bar would be better named Yaquina Bar Range, front and rear lights, as indicating the purpose which they are intended to serve, and will so designate them hereafter.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to your letter, Dated inside 13 November, 1895, and on the briefing 13 March, 1895, the Board has to say that you are authorized to prepare a gallows frame for and put up the beacon light at Sitka, Alaska, authorized in previous correspondence, providing that there shall be no specific outlay for the purpose, but that only material on hand shall be used, and that the work shall be done by the crew of the tender.

The Board also authorizes you to pay a laborer at the rate of $12. per month to care for the light.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Inclosed is transmitted, for your information, a copy of Notice to Mariners No. 47 of 1895, giving notice that, on March 7, 1895, four beacon lights were established in Yaquina Bay, Oreg.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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M.M.B. 3 Enclosures.

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

Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., 22 March, '95.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Enclosed is sent you a copy of a letter from Hon. Binger Hermann, M. C., dated 19 March, '95, together with a copy of its enclosure, a petition of citizens of Yaquina Bay, Oregon, asking for the establishment of a stake light on Ford's Point (Coquille Point,) for the purpose of defining the channel between McLane's Point and the end of the Bulk Head at Yaquina: and a tracing of Yaquina Bay.

The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation as to the necessity for and advisability of establishing the light in question.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C., May 23, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to the joint report of the Engineer of the Thirteenth Light-House District and yourself, dated 14 May, '95, relative to the establishment of a post light at Coquille Point, Yaquina Bay, Oregon, for the purpose of defining the channel between McLean's Point and the end of the Bulkhead at Yaquina, the Board has to say that you recommendations are approved.

The Board therefore directs you to erect the post light in question with the assistance of the tender.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, July 1, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U. S. N., Inspector 13th L. H. District. Portland, Oregon.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 21 June '95, transmitting data for Notice to Mariners, of the change in height of Yaquina Bar Range Rear Beacon Light, and proposed establishment of Coquille Point Beacon Light, the Board has to say that the bearings given to locate the last mentioned light do not agree with the position of the light as shown on the chart. The chart is returned herewith in a separate package with the request that you make the necessary correction and return the chart.

The Board directs your attention to the concluding paragraph of its letter of 28 Feb. '95, relative to the Yaquina Bay Beacon Lights, and requests that hereafter data for Notices to Mariners be forwarded not less that four weeks before the establishment of new lights and that when practicable more time be given.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Treasury Department, Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, July 8, 1895.

Commander O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Lighthouse District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Inclosed is transmitted a copy of Notice to Mariners No. 105 of 1895, giving notice that the rear beacon light of the Yaquina bar Range has been increased 10 feet in height, and also that a fixed white beacon light was established July 1 near the outer end of the cribwork bulkhead at Coquille Point, entrance to Yaquina River, Oreg.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Box 254 YB 1890, YH 1893, Isaac L. Smith & Edward Rice 1891

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All communications should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD" Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board.

B. Enclosures: One. Subject: Yaquina Bay Whistling Buoy. July 14, 1893 Bearings.

Comdr. O. W. Farenholt, U.S.N., Inspector 13th Light-House District,

Portland, Oregon.

Sir: Referring to forms 87 for Yaquina Bay Outside Bar Whistling Buoy, seacoast of Oregon, transmitted with your letter of 3 July '93, it is found in plotting the position of the buoy on Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 6057 by the sextant angles, using them in two sets, that the two positions are almost identical, while the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and on Yaquina Old Tower of the four bearings given, do not cut the position by angles. The sextant angles and the chart seem to indicate that the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and Yaquina Old Tower should be, respectively, approximately N. and N.E. 1/8 N.

The Board requests you to revise and return From 87 inclosed.

Respectfully, R.D. Evans Commander, U.S.N. , Naval Secretary.

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4 September, 1891

Cape Foulweather, Oreg.

Lieut.-Commander William W. Rhoades, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House Dist., Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

The Board had received from the Collector of Customs of Portland, Oregon, the nomination of Isaac L. Smith, to be Acting Second Assistant Keeper, at Cape Foulweather, Oregon, in the place of Mr. Edward Rice, resigned. Information is desired as to whether or not this nomination was submitted in response to a request from you. If it was, please forward to the Board the resignation of Mr. Rice, which has not yet reached this Office. Respectfully, [unintelligible signature] Commander, U. S. N., Naval Secretary.

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Box 253 YB 1887 1888

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One Enclos.

21 Dec 7

Lieutenant Uriel Sebree, U.S.N. Inspector 13th Lt. Ho. Dist., Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Enclosed is transmitted Senate Bill No. 706, introduced 13 Dec. '84 providing for the purchase of a site and the construction of a first order coast lighthouse on the headlands near Newport, at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

The Board requests that you will report, with recommendation, your views as to the necessity for, and advisability of establishing a first order light on the headlands in question, as proposed by this bill.

Respectfully,

R.D. Evans

Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary

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

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, July 19th, 1889.

Lieut. Comdr. U. Sebree, U.S.N. Inspector 13th Light-house District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

As requested in your letter of 12 June '89, the Board approves your action in establishing buoys in the 13th Light-house District, as follows:

A 3rd class nun buoy, red, No. 2, on starboard side of channel, inside the bar, Yaquina Bay, Oreg.

An horizontal striped spar buoy on a shoal (not shown on the chart and called by you Argyle Shoal) in the norther part of Griffin Bay, Wash.

Hereafter you are requested to obtain the consent of the Board before establishing new aids to navigation, unless the case is one not permitting delay.

Respectfully,

???

Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary

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Enclosure.

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

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, 16 December, 1889

Sir:

The Senate Committee on Commerce referred by its letter of 9 Dec. '89, to this Office for its opinion, Senate Bill 459, appropriating $80,000 for the establishment of a first order coast light-house on the headlands near Newport, at Yaquina Bay, Oregon. A copy of that bill is herewith enclosed.

An Adverse report was made upon this matter from your office by letter of 3 Jan'y '88, and the Board in formal session also made adverse report upon the proposition, but as the matter is again formally referred to this Office, you are again requested to make report upon the matter, taking into consideration any new facts which may have come to your knowledge since the date of the last report.

Respectfully,

???

Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary

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