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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875

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March 7 2

Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 6th instant, I have to request that you will advise the Board when the lens for Cape Foulweather Light House is sent to San Francisco. The lens should be sent to "Major H.M. Robert, care Major R.S. Williamson, San Francisco" ???.

You will please notify the Board in all cases where lenses are sent.

Very respectfully,

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Lt. Col. I.C. Woodruff Corps of Engineers U.S.A. L.H. Engineers New York City

Last edit almost 2 years ago by Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

Coast Guard District narrative histories 1945

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to the 350 watt and 750 watt electric lamps of today; this limitation permitted slight variation in the range of the lighted beacons. The lenses increased and magnified the light as they revolved to produce a flashing effect.

Reminicenses of the Lighthouse men who tended these lights during the years when the Northwest was, for the most part, a mountainous wilderness, make interesting listening. Even after the invention of railroads, telephones and the automobile, trips to coastal Light Stations involved travel by boat, stage and horseback. Stage drivers informed passengers before the journey began, that there was no guarantee that the stage could complete the trip, in which event, the traveller made the remainder of his journey on foot. Seasonal rains, washouts, and the miserable conditions of the "roads" (deer trails, or Indian paths) made such stipulations a necessity. Today's brief trip from Bandon to Cape Blanco, Oregon, can be made either way in a fraction of an hour; earlier travellers spent three days; The uncertainty of transportation was illustrated in the following anecdote: An engineer of the Lighthouse Service was called to Destruction Island to repair the boilers. A buoy tender took the engineer to the Island and he requested that the tender return on Friday to pick him up. Friday came - and went; another Friday - no tender; a third Friday - and in the distance the curl of a tender's smoke was seen on the horizon (in those days the smoke trails of the various type ships identified them to the men whose idle hours were spent watching the horizon for the vessels that occasionally appeared there.) When the Master of the tender was admonished for his tardiness, he replied, "You said to come on Friday; isn't this Friday?". Time was of little import.

Life on the Light Stations until the middle thirties was a world of its own. Because of their locations there were no telephone facilities, and commercial electric power did not reach to the outposts. There were generally two keepers and their families assigned to each station and the competition for the most tidy and efficient station among the keepers was keen. A few of the isolated stations at Tillamook Rock, Destruction Island, Cape Flattery, etc. had four or five keepers, one on continuous liberty rotation. With the installation of radiobeacons at many of the stations, it became necessary to bring in commercial electric power or generate power at the station. With electricity available, the i.c.v. light was superceded, the fog signals mechanized, and the comforts of the keeper's dwellings increased. Telephone service or radio-telephone service soon followed as

Last edit almost 2 years ago by Wjhoward

1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

24 For the day the barometer is going up Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M.

25 Light to moderate breeze South with fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.

26 Moderate to fresh breeze south to N. West these 24 hours with rain and hail. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr I.L. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. showery first part of 24 hours. last part light N.W. wind & calm with rain. Sea Quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport

28 Light to moderate wind N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst & Mr. Smith went up north beach.

29 Light N.W. to S.East wind to N.W. these 24 hours with fog showers during the 24 hours Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today.

30 Light to moderate N.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to newport today.

31 Light N.W. to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. General duties for the day.

February 1 Light to moderate breeze South to North-West these 24 hours little showery first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours clearing weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper took mail to Newport.

2 Light to moderate breeze East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper scrubbing out oil and office floors. Also changing the burner in Lenses.

3 Light to moderate & fresh breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden. Mr. Smith and Keeper went fishing.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. Dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours showery. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

5 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South with rain shower during the 24 hour. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st asst & Mr. Smith killed a pig today. Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. Mr. I L Smith went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 3 P.M.

6 Fresh and strong breeze S. to South West & West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith returned to the Station at 3 P.M.

7 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after the mail.

8 Light east wind these 24 hours with clean fair but cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today.

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1894 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1894

May

29: Light S. East to variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light fog showers. Sea quite smooth. Keepers whitewashing the inside of tower. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Keepers also watering garden.

30: Light variable winds and calm and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze to gale N. to N.W., rain showers. Sea little rough. Keepers painting stairs and landings in tower. Also painting window sashes & casings. Keepers went fishing.

31: Fresh to strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea a little rough. Keeper painting chimney box, step ladders, front and side steps of Keeper's dwelling lead color today. 1st asst drawing sashes over doors in oil room & office & whitewashing spots in tower. Keeper also weeding out the garden. 2nd asst went to Newport to take & get the mail.

June

1: Fresh & moderate breeze these 24 hours N.W. with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst packing wood up from the beach. Had 5 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst polishing oil carriers, lantern filler??? & cocks on oil Butts.

2: Moderate breeze N. West to light wind & moderate breeze South these 24 hours with thick fog most of 24 hours with thunder showers. Sea smooth. Keepers painting stairs and landings in tower, cleaning lamp & reflectors. 1st asst cleaning up the yard. Keeper & 2nd asst painting back steps of Keeper's dwelling.

3: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers packing up wood from the beach for stove wood.

4: Light S. East to E. & N. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting the drumm??? inside of tower black this morning. 2nd asst painted chimney places in office and Oil room. Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco at 6 P.M. Keeper went to Newport to vote today.

5: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning Lenses and window glass in the tower and Oil room & Office. 1st asst whitewashing in his Quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail today.

6: Light N.W. wind to light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair, warm weather and slight rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper painted Office Table, went clamming & fishing. 2nd asst went clamming. 1st asst painting inside of his Quarters and went fishing.

7: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper setting out turnip plants in garden. 1st asst cleaning and painting in his Quarters & went to Newport after mail. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco.

8: Light S. East wind with little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale South with rain. Sea rough. 1st asst painting in his Quarters & working in garden. Keeper & 2nd asst went clamming & working in garden Had two visitors today.

9: Moderate breeze S.W. and West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst cleaning windows in his dwelling. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

10: Light variable winds with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West, fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today.

11: Light S.West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst cutting the grass on the cape. 2nd asst painting the inside of his Quarters today.

12: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst cutting grass & went fishing. Keeper knocking rust off and painting Lightning rods. 2nd asst painting in his quarters and went to Newport. Keeper also knocking [rust off of?] window fastening off of Oil House. Had 5 visitors.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1894

September

24: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours thick fog.Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to station at 9 A.M. with a load of Oats.

25: Fresh breeze South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale South with hard rain showers. Sea rough. Keepers sawing rails to repair gate that is rotted out at the station. Barometer is 29.50

26: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today. Keeper working on the Quarterly return. Also went after Mushrooms. 2nd asst went to Newport on business.

27: Fresh to moderate breeze South to S.West these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went over on the hills back of the cape after Mushrooms. The barometer sands at 29.70 today.

28: Light wind to moderate breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport.

29: Fresh breeze East to S.E. & South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Keeper making out Quarterly returns.

30: Light S.East wint and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze South with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Had five visitors today.

October

1: Strong to fresh breeze with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning Lamp in Lenses??? and changing Burner. Keeper digging potatoes. 1st asst went fishing. Steam Schooner Scotia arrived fromSan Francisco and Steamer sailed for San Francisco. 2nd writing in Office today.

2: 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 quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

3: Fresh to moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper repairing the big road gate at the station. 1st & 2nd asst wending for Uniforms today.

4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with thick, damp fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after Oats. Had two visitors today. 1st asst went fishing.

5: Light N. West to South wind and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W., fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing.

6: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West with clear, fine weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst digging potatoes today. 1st asst went fishing today.

7: Light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with clear, fine, warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst showing ten visitors in the Tower.

8: Light North to S. East and South [wind] with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.West, clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst writing in Office and took 5 visitors in Tower.

9: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West with clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing two visitors in Tower. Keeper & 2nd went to Newport after Oats.

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1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

July

7: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst showing 8 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.95

8: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st watering garden. 2nd asst varnishing chairs and painting under his sink in his Kitchen. Keeper cleaning furnace pipes and painting the iron work on Furnace. 2nd asst also doing same. Barometer 29.81 today.

9: Moderate breeze North, thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick and high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing 5 visitors in Tower. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer down to 29.93.

10: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper painting sink in his Quarters. Barometer 29.88. Had one visitor.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze North with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, fair and warm. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Had 5 visitors. Barometer 29.90 today.

12: Calm and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. sea smooth. General duties for the day. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco to Yaquina at 9 A.M. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst showing 11 visitors in Tower.

13: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze to gale N.West with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and to get Keeper's horses shod. Had six visitors today. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 3 P.M. 1st asst watering and working in his garden. Barometer down to 29.80 today. Had six visitors today.

14: Fresh breeze to a gale N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning Oil carrier??? and other brass work in Oil room. Barometer 29.77. Had 16 visitors.

15: Fresh breeze to a gale N.West and North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hour thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some thick fog and fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keepers cleaning Lenses Lamp. Had two visitors. Barometer 29.82 today.

16: Strong and fresh breeze thees 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and some smook. Sea moderately smooth. General cuties for the day. Had three visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.5 today.

17: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 ours. First part of 24 hours thick fog & smook. Last part of 24 hours fair and smooky weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Barometer 29.80. Had 3 visitors.

18: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and smocky weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst showing 15 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.85.

19: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog and smoke. Last part of 24 hours fair and smokey weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showed 8 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.86.

20: Moderate breeze to light N. wind with thick fog and smoke first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North, fair and smokey weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 2nd and 1st asst showing fifteen visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.76 today.

21: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and smokey. Sea quite smooth. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler and went to Newport after supplies. Keepers showing 21 visitors in Tower. Barometer down to 29.77/

22: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair weather [continued on following page]

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1901

October 1: Light North and S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours thick fog -- Sea very smooth -- Barometer 29.95 -- General duties for the day -- Keeper writing in office -- 1st asst went to Newport after the mail and supplies -- Mr Ewald Glass arrived from Umpqua at 10.31 ??? and assumed the duties ??? 2nd asst at the Station

2: Light S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Last part of 24 hours light rain -- Sea very smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.93 -- Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies for 2nd asst

3: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- last part of 24 hours fair weather -- Sea very smooth -- Barometer 30.03 -- General duties for the day -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst went on the beach after wood & cleaning house & getting ready to ??? house

4: Light South to North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair to rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.00 -- Had two visitors -- General duties for the day -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

5: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- 2nd asst getting wood off the beach -- 1st asst went fishing -- Barometer 30.06 -- Keeper went to Newport to get cistern pump repaired etc

6: Light North wind these 24 hours clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.12 -- general duties for day -- 1st & 2nd assts went fishing today

7: Light South wind light rain and thick weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.10 to 29.15 -- Mr. Whitten hauling wheat ???and shorts for Keeper -- Keeper and assts putting new pump in cistern -- putting flue pipe in furnace & mortice locks in dwelling

8: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.24 to 30.09 -- 2nd assts went fishing -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst stowing away feed for Keeper

9: Light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and cloudy weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.12 -- 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters and went fishing -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst showing three visitors in tower

10: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers -- Sea moderately smooth -- Barometer 30.23 -- Keeper putting mortice locks on doors in assts quarters -- 1st asst went fishing 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

11: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair weather -- Last part of 24 hours thick fog -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.33 -- 1st asst went fishing -- Keeper putting hinges on water closet door on asst side -- 2nd asst working in the shop

12: Moderate breeze North to East these 24 hours with fair and warm weather -- Sea quite rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.13 to 30.03 -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst putting wood in his celler -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

13: Fresh breeze East to light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.88 to 29.92 -- 1st and 2nd assts went fishing about one mile from Sta

14: Light S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear and warm -- Last part of 24 hours thivk and heigh dry fog -- Sea smooth -- 2nd asst putting wood in his celler and washing -- Barometer 29.88 -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Keeper washing

15: Light South to North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours damp -- Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.88 to 30.03 -- Keeper & assts pumping out cistern -- 1st asst went fishing -- Keeper spadeing garden

16: Light variable winds thick damp fog these 24 hours -- Sea very smooth -- Barometer 30.00 today -- Keeper and assts pumping water out of cistern on West side of dwelling -- Keeper & assts cleaning lenses lamp & changing ??? and polishing oil cans & measured

17: Light South wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog showers -- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather -- Sea very smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.00 -- Keeper went to Newport after supplies and to attend to important business Left station at 8 A.M.

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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

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

May 17: Fresh breeze West to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.76 to 30.06 - Keeper & assts scrubbing lantern floor whitewashing in lantern painting in lantern brushing the walls inside of Tower and putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in Oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 18: Fresh to strong breeze W. N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and cool - Sea rough - Barometer 30.05 to 29.94 - Keeper & assts painted lantern floor & steps black - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 19: Fresh breeze West N. West these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper and assts cleaning and whitewashing inside of the Tower & mixing paint - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

May 20: Moderate breeze to light wind W. N. West these 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.93 to 29.87 - Keeper and assts painted stairs & landings black in tower and cleaning plate glass in lantern - Had three visitors today

May 21: Light South wind thick and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer - Barometer 29.86 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts cleaning & polishing lenses - Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden - 1st asst also went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writing in office

May 22: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and dry - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.98 - Had three visitors - U.S. Light-House Tender Manganita passed sta going north at 5AM - Keeper & assts painted trimming of workroom lead collor window stools in Tower & whitewashingfences - 2nd assts went to newport for recreation left sta at 1PM

May 23: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper & assts painted stars & landing in Tower & scrubbing office & work room floors - 2nd asst returned to sta at 8A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies

May 24: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts whitewashing fences - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had two visitors

May 25: Moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 - General duties for day - 2nd assts went to Newport today

May 26: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 - Keeper and assts painted brackets today on Tower and put stage up to pain the brick part of Tower - also mixing white paint to paint the Tower

May 27: Light wind North to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 30.00 - 1st asst cleaning whitewashing & painting in his quarters - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 28: Light wind to moderate breeze S. with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd asst went to newport on business - 1st asst painting in his quarters

May 29: Light S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.97 - Keeper and assts painting the brick part of the Tower white - Also mixing paint to pain the ballance of Tower

May 30: Light S.W. to S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - Keeper & assts completed painting Tower - 2nd assts went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing

May 31: Moderate breeze to light North wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze North showery & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.74 - 1st & 2nd assts whitewashing garden fence - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

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