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the archives of the Light House Board For Enclosure see Column 287 page 72 of Letters Record.

Sept. 30

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps Engineers Tatoosh L.H. - erection of crane authorized

Sir:

In accordance with the request of the Inspector, you will please to erect as soon as your other duties will permit a small and cheap crane at Tatoosh Light Station the expense of which will be charged to "Repairs"

Oct. 7

From Engineer Secretary Maj. G.H. Elliot To Col. R.S. Williamson Corps, Engineers Yaquina Bay Chart sent

Sir:

By today's mail I forward to your address a chart of Yaquina Bay which

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1871. May 27.

(SIDE BAR) Yaquina Bay-Chart of entrance Sect.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Today is sent you a Coast Survey Chart of entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

May 31. (SIDE BAR) Yaquina L.H.-rel. reversion of balances

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: In reply to your letter of the 12th of April, relative to the reversion to the Treasury of the appropriation for Yaquina Light House, I transmit herewith for your information a copy of the Circular containing letter of Commissioner of Customs dated April 29th relative to contracts and reversion of balances.

June 15. (SIDE BAR) Names of clerks in office asked.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Your letter of the 1st instant is received, and the employment of the clerk and overseer referred to is approved.

You will please to furnish the names of these persons, stating date of employment and amount of salaries for the confirmation of the Secretary of the Treasury. Their official oaths will be also sent to this office.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Your letter of the 12th instant is received and the award of contract for building Light Keeper's dwelling at Cape Disappointment, W. T. (Washington Territory) to Charles F. Brown for $9,890., gold coin is approved.

July 10.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Your letter of the 27th instant, relative to Yaquina Light House, is received.

The Lantern has been paid for by Gen. Duane from funds sent to him from this Office for the purpose.

July 10.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

I enclose herewith for your information a copy of a letter from the Department appointing Mr. C. B. Talbot as additional draughtsman at $150 per month.

For Enclosure see Volume 288 page 46 of Letters Received.

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1871. Aug. 30 (SIDE BAR) Yaquina rel payment of bills for survey of

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

The bill for survey of Yaquina reservation reffered to by your letter of the 18th instant can be paid if you con state on the face of the voucher, "ordered prior to July 1st, 1870"

Mileage cannot be paid to a civilian employe. In such cases actual necessary expenses, certified to by the employe are allowed.

Aug. 31.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of the 19th instant, I have to inform you that Mr. J. A. Sesowrd has been entered on our books as Superintendent of Construction instead of draughtsman, and you may so rate him in your future returns.

Sept. 2 (SIDE BAR) Cape Foulweather L.H. - rel. completion

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers

Sir:

I have to inform you that J. T. Ames of Chicopee, Massachusetts, has a contract for making a first order lantern for the Cape Foulweather Light House and has agreed to have it finished ready to be sent to you, Care of Col. Williamson, San Francisco, by the 1st of January 1872.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

I have to inform you that the lantern for Cape Foulweather will be shipped to you, Care of Col. Williamson at San Francisco, by the next steamer from New York.

The lantern had better remain at San Francisco till arrangements can be made between you and Col. Williamson to have it shipped direct from San Francisco to Yaquina Bay.

Mar. 18.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Your letter of the 1st instant relative to payment of bills incurred for Yaquina Bay Light House prior to July 1, 1871, is received.

No additional work should be undertaken at Yaquina without the authority of the Board.

Circular.

Mar. 19.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. TO Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

In sending requisitions on general appropriations, you will please send a letter of advice of the kind enclose, and of which it is supposed you have blank forms, giving in all cases the special objects of proposed expenditure.

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will not be paid for by the United States.

Apr. 2.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

On the 18th of November 1870, the Board requested that the President reserve Lots 3 and 4 of section 8, Township 11 W, Willamette Meridian, Oregon, for purposes of a Light House at Yaquina. Subsequently, after correspondence with the Engineer of the District, (then Major Williamson) there was purchased of Lester P. and Sophronia S. Baldwin. Lots 23 and 24, Section 7; Lot 5 and N. W. 1/4 of S. W. 1/4; and S. W. 1/4 of N. W. 1/4 of Section 8, of the same Township.

Lots 3 and 4 of Section 8 have been withdrawn from sale and can be reserved on application of the Board. Will you please to state whether in your opinion the reservation of the whole or a part of this land is to be desired, or whether it should be again opened for sale.

Please to reply at your earliest convenience.

Apr. 16.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

The Engineer of the 3rd Light House District informs this office that he has shipped to you, Care of Col. Williamson, San Francisco, California, by Panama Steamer 40 boxes con-

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(con)taining the 1st order lens, F. 240°, Cape Blanco 935,971: with lamps supplies, &c for Cape Foulweather Light House.

Apr. 18. From Engineer secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: In reply to your letter of the 2nd instant, I have to inform you that monthly reports of operations should be forwarded to the Board as soon after the close of the month as possible, so as to embody the month's actual operations.

Apr. 22. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: The U.S. Treasurer informs this office that your deposits with the Sub Treasury at San Francisco and with the 1st Nat'l Bank, Portland, Oregon, are not divided into Light House funds and Engineer funds.

It is important that this division be made at the bank and you will please attend to it that it be done as soon as practicable, and hereafter you will keep the accounts at the bank separate.

May 18 From Naval secretary C. S. Boggs. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Referring to your letter of the 2nd

(On the side bar) Cape Flattery L.H.

Referring to your letter of the 2nd

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June 15 To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The following telegram has been this day sent you: Balances special appropriations for Light Houses to not revert on thirtieth June. Few appropriations are now available.

June 20 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: OF the appropriations made for works for your District by the Act of March 3rd 1871, there now remains in the Treasury only a balance of $23,628.56 on account of Cape Foulweather light-station, Oregon 1871-72.

Circular June 15 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Your special attention is called to the requirements of the enclosed circular and the modifications there of which will be made necessary by the act making appropriations for the Light House Establishment for the year 1872-73, which will be sent to you as soon as it is printed.

Written on side Cape Foulweather L.H. balance of appropriations on hand Appropriations for L.H. Establishment

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1872 may be stated as "on or about". The form in regard to Cape Flattery will be forwarded at once giving the characteristic times of sound and interval.

July 12 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Please inform this office whether the lens and lantern have been received for Cape Foulweather Light House.

July 23 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Your letter of the 8th instant transmitting estimates for July 1872 is received. With a view of saving the General Appropriation for Repairs which always runs short at the end of the fiscal year, you will habitually (unless otherwise directed or unless there is some especial reason to the contrary, of which you will inform the Board) pay your office and other incidental expenses, from your Special Appropriations.

July 24 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: A Coast Survey chart of Columbia River No.1 has been this day sent you for

On Side: Cape Foulweather L.H. lens lantern, &c-rel-receipt of Office & incidental expenses to be paid from Special Appropriations Chart of Columbia River Sgub.

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1873 All errors or omissions in the last list should be corrected. The light House Lists corrected as herein required, should be mailed to arrive at this office on or before the 1st of December next.

Sept. 3 From engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The Board desires that you will at once report in full the present condition of the Light House at Cape Foulweather and the appropriate time it will be lighted.

Sept. 8 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The extension of time, sixty day, recommended by your letter of the 21st August, to be granted to Charles F. Brown contractor for Light Keeper's dwelling at Cape Foulweather, Oregon is approved.

Sept. 17 From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. C.S. Boggs To Major H M Robert Corps Engineers Immediate repairs at Dungeness authorized

On Side Cape Foulweather L.H. condition Cape Foulweather L.H. keepers dwelling - extension of time on contract Telegram

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Nov. 8. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: Referring to your telegram of the 5th instant, I have to inform you that Major Michler, the Light House Engineer at San Francisco, has been directed to look for the Cape Foulweather lantern and report to you.

Nov. 9. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Cape Disappointment Oil House approved Ediz Hook not approved.

Dec. 30. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Fix a date by telegraph on which Foulweather can certainly be lighted.

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Jan. 2. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: I have to acknowledge your telegram of Dec. 21, ultimo, relating to the lighting of Foulweather Light, and to say that the notice to mariners will be made accordingly.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert, Corps Engineers.

Sir: The Board has been infromed that on the 30th of September last, cisterns were built by you at New Dungenness Light House (the Keeper being in great need of water as previously reported by you) and that no pipes or other arrangements were made connecting them with the roof surfaces by means of which they were expected to be filled and that two months afterward, that is on the 30th of November last, the connections had not yet been made.

The Board desires that you will at once cause the connections to be ade, and that you will forthwith discharge the foreman of the party who left the work in this condition.

Jan. 3.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: On the 5th of November last, you informed this Office that the lantern for Cape Foulweather had not been received, and the Engineer of the 12th District was directed to make search for it in San Francisco. the Board has heard nothing from you on the subject since, and you will at once report to this Office by letter whether you have or have not received it.

Jan. 4.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: In reply to your letter of the 16th December relating to the fog signal at Cape Flattery, I have to say that after your workmen left the Station

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states that there was still no damper in the smoke pipe; that there was required an umbrella and jacket to protect the machines from the weather; and that the smoke-pipe was still to the seaward of the whistle.

It thus appears that one of the most important aids to navigation on the Pacific Coast, was left in an unfinished state when a Notice to Mariners had been published that it would be in operation at a specified time; that the smoke-pipe had not been placed on the land side as the slightest consideration would have suggested; and that by the use of salt water without special provision for it, the signal would have been ruined and stopped in a little while, and in a position so remote that it might have required weeks to repair it, to the great danger of life and property.

The Board desires that you at once discharge from the Light House service the foreman who was in charge of the construction of the signal at Cape Flattery; that you make requisition on the Inspector of the 12th and 13th Light House Districts for the services of the lampist and authorized by the general order of July 6th, 1872; and that you will without delay put the station in thorough order.

Jan. 6.

From Engineer secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Majro H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: Your Notice to Mariners of Cape Foulweather Light House, Oregon, dated the 16th December last, is received, and I have to inform you that it contains a serious error in the position of the Light House which if it had not been discovered in this Office

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might have led to disaster. In the form of notice you have located the light 3 1/2 miles to the southward and one mile to the eastward of the position shown on the Coast Survey chart, as is shown on the chart here - with sent you. It may be, however, that you have more accurate information than the chart offers, and if so, you will please to telegraph, and the Notice to Mariners will be withheld for correction. ________________________________________________________

Jan. 7. Cape Foulweather - error in notice to mariners.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers. Sir: Your attention is called to another apparent error in the form of the Notice to Mariners for Cape Foulweather, which has been noticed since the letter to you of yesterday. You have the bearing of Yaquina Light House S. by E. 3/4 E., while according to the charts in this Office it bears from Cape Foulweather Light House E. E. by S. 1/2 S. You will please reply by telegraph in regard to this matter in connection with that of the letter of yesterday. The printing of the Notice to Mariners is waiting for your reply at once on receipt of this communication. ________________________________________________________

Jan. 16 Telegram From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers. Foulweather telegramreceived. Enquiries

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will be made at once. It appears from your telegram that the whole number of cases and pieces for Foulweather lantern shipped by General Woodruff were received by you.

Jan 16 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers With Woodruffs letter to Williamson of April 1st last was sent a list of contents of sixteen boxes and sixteen pieces. All the parts you report as missing were included Telegraph to Michler for the list. You must have made some mistake. If this will delay lighting beyond first of March inform the Board.

Jan. 20 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M.Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Please find herewith a bill of lading and a list of contents of the sixteen boxes and sixteen pieces which you report to have received, comprising and containing the lantern for Cape Foulweather Light House. You will see that all the rafters and tie rods were contained in box No. 6. The sixteen lantern posts were contained in boxes 10,11,12 & 13. As these boxes were received it is supposed that there must have been a miscount and that you will find all of the above mentioned pieces. In regard to the floor lights, they do not appear in the list of contents of the boxes, but they

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1873 are not essential to the lighting of the lens and it can be done without them, temporarily covering the holes. Enquiries will be made at once in regard to them, and if not found they will be supplied. You are requested to inform the board at once in regard to them.

Jan. 29 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The Engineer of the 3rd Light-House District informs this Office that he has ordered fourteen prismatic light-covers to be shipped to you by steamer to Portland, Oregon for the Cape Foulweather Light Station.

Jan. 29 From Engineer Secretary Major Geo. H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Referring to your telegrams of the 22nd instant in which you say "Location of Foulweather correct according to Coast Pilot of Oregon" I have to remark that the Coast Pilot gives the latitude of Yaquina Points 44 40N., the same as you have stated in your form of Notice to Mariners, but the Notice to Mariners also states that Fourweather Light House is 3 3/8 miles to the northward of Yaquina Point. Please to explain your telegram.

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1873 Jan. 29 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Sir: Referring to the matter of Cape Foulweather Light you are requested to telegraph the new for lighting as soon as possible: but do not light the station until you receive orders from the Board so to do.

The places for floor lights must be temporarily covered to exclude drafts.

Feb. 4 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Your telegram of third instant is not understood

Feb. 12 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Sir Your letter of the 23rd January last asking authority to hire a Superintendent of Construction at $200 per month is received

The Board is of the opinion that for the very small number of Light Houses and new works in your District a Superintendent of Construction (assistant Engineer) is not required especially at the high salary you mention. Such a person could not be expected to Superintend in person each week and case of repair for ordinarily you have several in progress at the same time, and it is supposed that competent mechanics as overseers of works could be hired at $125 to $150 per month for each new construction, and that for your repairs one such would

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answer your purpose the general supervision of the works to continue in yourself without the necessity of a Superintendent of Construction.

However if you cannot get along without such an employee, the Board will forward your nomination to the Secretary of the Treasury with its approval, when you send the name of the person you desire for the position.

Feb. 13

From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Sixteen boxes in addition to three boxes glass for Foulweather lantern were shipped in March by Ocean Queen. Bills of lading were sent to Williamson. Michler has been directed to have Winship hunt them up and inform you. If necessary go to San Francisco yourself and inform Board of results.

Feb. 18

From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Were the bronze rabbets of the missing lantern posts received? Michler says the three boxes were lost.

Feb. 20

From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers

Missing parts lantern will be shipped in four weeks.

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1873 Feb. 20 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Your telegram of the 19th instant relative to missing parts of Foulweather lantern ???, is received.

The Ames Manufacturing Company will make the missing parts at once, and they will be done in four weeks.

Feb. 26 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Tools to drill holes in lantern rafters. Foulweather, can be sent you, if not on hand. See drawings. Answer Parts will be bored here.

Feb. 27 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: I have to inform you that I have this day directed George H Rhodes agent, Keystone Portable Forge Co., 40 Cortlandt Street, New York to send you at Portland, Oregon via Pacific Mail Steamship Company, a portable forge No. Two +2, with hood, and have also directed that the bill of lading and invoice of contents of the box or boxers be sent to you as above.

Feb. 27 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Referring further to the telegram of the Board dated February 26th instant, I have to

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1873 say that the manufacturers have templates for the posts, so that they can get the sizes and positions of the holes in the lantern posts exactly, but this is not the case in regard to the rafters. The manufacturers state that a Scotch drill complete, with all necessary drills and tools (to do the drilling by any ordinary workman) can be packed with the lantern posts and rafters and will cost eighty (80) dollars.

If you should conclude on receipt of this to do so, you can telegraph to the Board in time to order them.

Feb. 28 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: You will please report to the Board, at your earliest convenience, your opinion of the necessity of a Light House at the mouth of the river Umpqua, on the coast of Oregon, the interests of commerce and navigation such Light House would subserve; the proposed height of the focal plane if a Light House is built: and the estimated cost of the work.

You will please report, also, whether a screw-pile Light House which can be removed, when the shifting of the site upon which it is erected requires it (such a one as is used in eastern harbors and bays) would not, in your opinion be suitable for such a locality.

Your full investigation and report are requested.

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1873 Mch. 5 Foulweather Lantern vault covers - sent. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: I have to inform you that the following articles were shipped you at Portland, Oregon, per ateamer "Rising Star" on the 26th February , 1873, by Colonel J. C. Woodruff Light House Engineer 3rd District, viz: Fourteen (14) prismatic vault covers for the Cape Foulweather Lantern ________________________________ Mch. 6. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: General Woodruff Engineer 3rd and 4th Light House District requests funds to the amount of $ 105: to pay for 14 prismatic vault covers for the Cape Foulweather lantern. As there are no funds in the Treasury available for this purpose, you are requested to deposit that amount to the credit of the Treasure of the United Sates from the amount in your hands belonging to the appropriation for Cape Foulweather lightstation. Oregon 1871-72 and to forward the original certificate of deposit to this office. ________________________________

Mch. 7. Mouth of Columbia River ??? ???: light houses fog signal location of sites From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Roberts Corps Engineers. Sir: You are requested to confer with Captain Spotts, the Inspector of the 12th and 13th Districts, either by correspondence or in person (at the site) as to the proper location of the small light -house and fog-signal at the mouth of the Columbia river, which you are to erect. Also in regarding to

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1873 abstract of the bids so obtained will be sent to the Board with your recommendation for awards. Before the boiler are accepted they must be tested by the United States Inspector of Boilers for your (U. S.) District, and his certificate as to their strength, Vc., must be obtained before payment is made on the contract. The whistles, machinery Vc, have been ordered to be sent to you by the Engineer of the First District.

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Apr. 7 Cape Foulweather Lantern freight From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Referring to your communication of the fourteenth instant relative to the bill for freight on the sixteen (16) cases and sixteen (16) pieces castings of Foulweather Lantern, you are requested to pay the amount as stated in your letter, viz: four hundred and seventeen dollars and twenty nine cents (417. 29/100) It is presumed no damages can be obtained.

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Apr. 7 Cape Foulweather Lantern freight From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Herewith please find invoice of duplicates of the parts of Cape Foulweather lantern, which were thrown overboard at sea. Major Michler, Engineer of the Twelfth District has been directed to make such dispositions of the packages as you may request; the freight therefor to be paid by you from the appropriation for Cape Foulweather Light House

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: There is required the sum of $803.58 to pay for duplicate parts of the Cape Foulweather lantern. If that amount can be spared from the appropriation, you will please deposit it at once and forward certificate of deposit to this office.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: In reply to your letter of the 9th instant, recommending that beacons be placed on Sand Island, and on "the rock" by the wreck of the ship "Silvie de Grace" at the mouth of the Columbia River, you are informed that no funds can be expended this year for either purpose, but you are requested to present the matter in your annual estimates.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. TO Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Referring to your letter of the seventh instant relative to the location of a Light House and steam fog signal at the mouth of Columbia River, I have to state that the views of yourself and Captain J. H. Spotts, U.S.A. Inspector, on this matter are approved, and that the exact site will not be fixed until you and he can visit the locality in person and select it with a view to its permanency on account of the encroachments of the sea, and the lateral range of the light. The Light House will be of a class called

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"C" of which plans and specifications will be sent you, and both it and the fog - signal house will be built by contract. Authority will be asked at once from the Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury for your publication of a notice of the form herewith and you will send and abstract of the bids received for approval to the Board, with your recommendation in regard to the award. A lantern will be sent to you on your requisition, and it should include all the lanterns which will be required in your District under existing appropriations. A twelve inch (12") steam for whistle, with everything connected therewith has been ordered to be made by the Engineer of the First District and sent to you. A syren is not considered as desirable at Point Adams, on account of the drifting sand and its liability to get out of order. Application should be made at once to the State authorities (if the land has passed out of the control of the Government) for sufficient land, extending southward from the Military reservation, to cover the proposed site. If the land is yet under the control of the General Land Office, immediate application should be made to the Board by you (telegraph) for its reservation from sale by his Excellency, the President.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert, Corps Engineers.

Sir: You are requested to telegraph to the Board the date at which the Light at Cape Foulweather can be lighted as soon as you can determine the

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"C" of which plans and specifications will be sent you and both it and the fog-signal house will be built by contract. Authority will be asked at once from the Honorable the Secretary of the Treasury for your publication of a notice of the form herewith and you will send an abstract of the bids received for approval to the Board, with your recommendation in regard to the award.

A lantern will be sent to you on your requisition, and it should include all the lanterns which will be required in your District under existing appropriations. A twelve inch (12") steam fog-whistle, with everything connected therewith, has been ordered to be made by the Engineer of the First District and sent to you. A ??? is not considered as desirable at Point Adams, on account of the drifting sand and its liability to get out of order.

Application should be made at once to the State authorities (if the land has passed out of the control of the Government) for sufficient land, extending southward from the Military reservation, to cover the proposed site. If the land is yet under the control of the General Land Office, immediate application should be made to the Board by you (telegraph) for its reservation from sale by his Excellency, the President.

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Apl. 28. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: You are requested to telegraph to the Board the date at which the Light at Cape Foulweather can be lighted as soon as you can determine the

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to the position of Clerk in your office as Engineer of the 13th Light House District, you will please have delivered to him.

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Nov. 20.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major N. Michler. Corps Engineers.

Sir: The Board at its last meeting directed that the District officers report as to the expediency of discontinuing the light at Yaquina, Oregon. Your views concerning the proposition are requested for the information and action of the Board.

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Nov. 20.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major N. Michler. Corps Engineers.

Sir: I enclose for your information a copy of a letter from the Honorable the Secretary of War, approving the application of the Board for permission to build a road through Fort Stevens Military reservation to Point Adams, and to state that no action in the premises should be taken until further advice.

Enclosure- see Volume 350, page 100 of Letters Received.

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Nov. 26.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major N. Michler Corps Engineers.

Sir: Herewith please find extracts from Inspection Reports of Light House Stations in your District. Your attention is called to them, and you are requested to make, without delay, such repairs in each case as may be necessary, and especially

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