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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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Office of Light-House Inspector, Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon 14th August, 1884

Sir, I have the honor to recommend that Cape Foulweather Light Station be furnished with a derrick, or other suitable means, for hoisting supplies from the beach on the south east side of the light house reservation to the top of the bluff, by which it is loaded. The beach which has been used for landing heavy supplies, since the station was established is a mile from the station, is shoal and rocky, and can be used only when the sea is smoothest. The beach on the reservation is

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Vol 575 1882 and 1883 repairs

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Office of Light-House Engineer THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 25th, 1882

To the Chairman of the Light-House Boards, Washington D.C., Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of engineer operations in this district, for the month of September, 1882. 520: Cape Arago Light Station, Ore; The road from South Slough to the Light House grounds was completed by making the remaining 60 rods of road, building culverts and ditches, and reducing some of the heavier grades. A portion of the road was sown with grass seed to prevent growth of fern &c. About an acre of the light-house reservation was cleared of timber, and sown with grass

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Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued

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Copy of the Warranty Deed for the purchase from Lester P. Baldwin and Sophronia S. Baldwin of the land upon which the light house is built at Yaquina Point accompanied by a plat of the ground bearing date the twenty second day of April in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy one. The original of this Deed was forwarded to the Board by my predecessor, Major Henry M Robert, enclosed in letter of May 4th, 1871. The second is a copy of a “Map of plat of Cape Foulweather Light House Reservation” duty certified to by WH Odell, Surveyor General of Oregon to have been examined and approved by him, at Eugene City, April 20th, 1872. In reply to the communication from the Board, dated November 13, 1873, assisting information relative to sites of the character referred to in the opinion of the Honorable the Attorney General under date of the 4th of the same month reference being had to submarine sites, or those located on

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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon August 18, 1871

Rear Admiral W.B. Shubrick Chairman Light House Board Washington, D.C.

Sir:

I have the honor to state that April 27, 1871 at Corvallis Oregon, I made a verbal agreement with the County Surveyor of Benton County, Oregon, Mr. George Mercer, that he should within two or three weeks survey the light house reservation at Benton County, Oregon. Shortly after this, however, he had work that prevented his undertaking this job and I have never heard from him until this day when the overseer sends me his bill.

In June I had contracts drawn up but could not find Mr. Mercer prior to June 30 so the contracts could not be signed. I would respectfully inquire whether this can in any way be paid from the

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Office of the Light House Engineer THIRTEENTH DISTRICT Portland, Oregon, May 6th (1872)

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.

SIR:

In connexion with the question of enlarging the Light house Reservation at Yaquina Bay, I would respectfully call your attention to the fact that the deed calls for about 36 acres of land, while the laws of Oregon (act approved Octo 29th 1870) provide for the purchase by the United States of only 20 acres in one tract. The cession of jurisdiction is certainly limited to 20 acres even if the government purchases more. I would respectfully inquire if 20 acres should not be surveyed and a description of such tract recorded in order to comply with the statute?

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, [Henry M. Robert]

Major of Eng'rs and LH Engr 13th District

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Box 258 Ewad 1902, Booth 1903

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June 10, 1901

M.M.B.

4 June, 1901

1053.

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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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 251 YB YH reprimand stove 1874 to 1875

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Treasury Deparment Office of the Light-House Board 25 Oct 1888

Major Thomas H. Handbury U.S.A. Engineer 13th L.H. Dist. Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 12 Oct. '88, regarding the Yaquina Bay, Oreg. light-house reservation, under authority granted by the Honorable, the Secretary of the Treasury in his letter of 24 Oct. '88, the Board authorizes you to transfer to the Engineer Officer in charge of the improvement of the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg., the reservation in question, together with the buildings thereon, for the temporary use of the War Department, with the understanding that when no longer used by said department, or whenever

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Box 247 1899 to 1900 JA land 4000 app 1866 reserved

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M.M.B. June 10, 1901

4 June, 1901

1053. 1 inclosure. Captain W. C. Langfitt, U.S.A., Engineer 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Inclosed the Board sends you a copy of a letter from Mr. John Anderson of Toledo, Oreg., 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 Inspector of the 13th Light-House District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation in the matter.

Respectfully, N W ??? Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer Secretary.

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June 27, 1901

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21 June, 1901

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Captain W. C. Langfitt, U. S. A., Engineer 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your joint report of 11 June, 1901 and previous correspondence, 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, ??? Major, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer Secretary.

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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instant, you are authorized to enter into contraction written tenders for material, labor and transportation for Cape Foulweather Light House, requiring an answer within ten days and sending the tenders to the most reliable parties.

There is a clause in the appropriation bill which, if passed, will hold the appropriation good for two years from the time the site is obtained and jurisdiction ceded. You will be further informed on this point after the passage of the bill.

May 21.

From Naval Secretary C. S. Boggs. To Major H. M. Robert. Coprs Engineers.

Sir:

In reply to your letter of the 6th instant relative to Light House reservation at Yaquina, I have to say that the 20 acres referred to should be surveyed and permanent parks planted and report should be made as to whether these 20 acres will be sufficient for the purpose.

May 24.

From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. C. S. Boggs. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of the 6th instant, relative to separation of funds, I have to say that as there is still some misunderstanding between the First National Bank at Portland and the [ Treasurer of the United States, you will please inform the Cashier of the Bank, that you should be mentioned in his reports as Light House Engineer.

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Correspondence of LH board 1901-1910

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1053 Sheet 2 YAQUINA HEAD L.S., Oregon. Continued 8 Sep. 2 Sep. 13 ??? writes rel. to ??? of Keepers at ----- 9 Sep. 31 Aug. Mr. Edwin Stone writes rel to lease of land at ------- for hotel purposes. 9 Sept. Wrote 13 D. O. and refd letter of Mr. Stone rel to lease of land, for joint report. 29 Sept 24 Sept 13 D.O. send jt pert rel to leasing old light house reservation 2 Oct. Wrote 13th D.O. rel to leasing Yaquina Bay L.H. Res. 1904________________________ 3 Aug 29 July. 13 Inspr. sends resignation of E. Rice & c Aug. 9. ??? & ??? ??? 12 Aug. 9 Aug. Dept accepts resignation of - Edward Rice. 15 Aug. Wrote 13 Inspr. that Dept. has accepted resignation of --Edward Rice, take effect 30 June 17 Aug. 9 Aug. 13 Inspr trans complaint of F. M. Plummer, kpr at rel to appt of a 2nd asst keeper. 30 Aug Wrote 13 Inspr. requesting to nominate suitable person for 2nd Asst. Kpr at-as it h as decided to allow 2 n A.K. 12 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Inspr. sends letter recommending Mr. Michael Ludescher for appointment as Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head Light Station, Oregon. 16 Sept. Wrote 13th Inspr askg further rec for proba appt to position od 2nd Asst. Keeper at Yaquina Head, Oreg., Lht. Station 30 Sept 24 Sept. 13 Inspr. writes rel to appt of MichaleLudescher as 2nd asst kpt at 1 Oct. Wrote Dept askg proba appt of Michael Ludescher as 2nd Asst. Keeper of Yaquina Head, Oreg., Light-Station. 17 Oct. 4 Oct. ept. makes proba appt of Michael Ludescher. 18 Oct. Sent 13 Inspr, prob. appt. Michael Ludescher, Informed 13 Engr 31 Oct 26 Oct. 13 Inspr. req temp appt of M. Ludescher from 13 Sept 1 Nov. Wrote Dept askg temp appt of Michael Ludescher, 2nd Asst.

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United States Senate Washington, D.C. April 27, 1907.

Hon. Oscar S. Straus, Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Washington, D.C.

My dear Mr. Secretary:

As I informed you in a letter dated March 4th, 1907, Mr. B.F. Jones, a prominent attorney of Independence, Oregon, is desirous of securing permission to occupy about half and acre of the beach of the Government Light House Reservation at Newport, Oregon, officially known, I believe, as the Yaquina Light House Reservation. He desires to erect at this point a shoot-the-chutes, for the benefit of summer visitors at the nearby resort. Mr. Jones does not wish to secure any permanent rights on the Reservation, but merely wants a temporary privilege, agreeing to remove the chute whenever requested to do so by your Department.

I have a good deal of correspondence in regard to this matter and up to the present time have met with no success. In order that you may understand exactly what has been done, I will give you the case briefly.

I made a personal request of you, as above stated, on March 4th, 1907. Under date of March 8th, Assistant Secretary Murray advised me that this Reservation had been transferred in 1888 to the War Department for its use until needed by the Light House Board. He stated that the Department of Commerce was

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United States Senate. Washington, D.C.

April 27, 1907.

Hon. Oscar S. Straus,

Secretary of Commerce and Labor,

Washington, D. C.

My dear Mr. Secretary:

As I am informed in a letter dated March 4th, 1907, Mr. B.F. Jones, a prominent attorney of Independence, Oregon, is desirous of securing permission to occupy about half an acre of the beach of the Government Light-House Reservation at Newport, Oregon, officially know, I believe, as the Yaquina Light-House Reservation. He desires to erect at this point a shoot-the chutes, for the benefit of summer visitors at the nearby resort. Mr. Jones does not wish to secure any permanent rights on the Reservation, but merely wants a temporary privilege, agreeing to remove the chute whenever requested to do so by your Department.

I have had a good deal of correspondence in regard to this matter and up to the present time have met with no success. In order that you may understand exactly what has been done, I will give you the case briefly.

I made a personal request of you, as above stated, on March 4th, 1907. Under date of March 8th, Assistant Secretary Murray advised me that this Reservation had been transferred in 1888 to the War Department for its use until needed by the Light-House Board. He stated that the Department of Commerce was therefore unable to grant the request.

I then addressed a letter to the Secretary of War,

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United States Senate Washington, D.C. April 6, 1907.

Hon. Lawrence O. Murray, Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce and Labor.

Dear Sir:

On March 8th I received a letter from you in reply to a letter which I addressed to the Secretary on March 4th, asking that permission be granted Mr. B.F. Jones to use a part of the light-house reservation at Newport, Oregon. you then advised me that your Department had been informed by the Light-House Board that this reservation was transferred in 1888 to the War Department for its use until need by the Light-House Board, and, therefore, you were not able to grant the request.

I then took up the matter with the Secretary of War and today received a letter from Hon. Robert Oliver Shaw, Assistant Secretary, stating as follows:

"It appears from the report of the engineer authorities that there is some question as to whether or not this reservation is under the jurisdiction of the War Department or the Department of Commerce and Labor, and pending the solution of that question, the War Department does not feel at liberty to grant any privileges on the property."

I would be very greatly obliged if you would have the Light-House Board go into this question carefully and then decide whether or not the Newport Reservation is properly under your jurisdiction or that of the War Department. I have made a similar request of Secretary Oliver, and sincerely trust that some definite decision may be reached in the near future, as I am anxious that the application of Mr. Jones be passed upon at an early date. I assume that he would like to have this privilege

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RFM. 1053 File No. 1990. 1954.

March 8, 1907

Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of March 4, 1907, relative to a request by Mr. B.F. Jones for permission to use a part of the Light-House Reservation at Newport, Oreg.

In reply this Department begs to state that it is informed by the Light-House Board that this reservation was transferred in 1888 to the War Department for its use until needed by the Light-House Board.

This Department, therefore, does not find itself able to grant this request.

I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient servant,

Secretary,

Hon. Jonathan Bourne, The Shoreham, Washington, D.C.

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The Shoreham, Washington, D.C., March 4, 1907.

Hon. Oscar S. Straus, Secretary of Commerce and Labor, Washington, D.C.

Sir:

I am today in receipt of a letter from Mr. B.F. Jones, a reputable attorney of Independence, Oregon, in which he says:

"I am anxious to secure the right to use about half an acre of the beach at Newport, Oregon, on the Government Light House Reservation. The ground I wish to use is the sand beach fronting the Bay from the old light house. This is a sand dune, and never used for any purpose. There is a bluff behind it about 100 feet high, and the beach is not used by the Government nor the public. The life saving station is located near by.

I wish to secure the right to use this portion of the beach for the purpose of erecting a "shoot the chutes" similar to those at other summer resorts. I wish, also, to have permission to erect a building at the bluff or on it, in front of the sand dune. It would not in any way damage the government property."

I am personally familiar with the vicinity which Mr. Jones desires to occupy, and feel confident that this request might be complied with without in any way infringing upon the preserves actually utilized by the men of the Life Saving Station.

I would esteem it a personal favor if you would have this request properly investigated, and authority granted, provided the result of your investigation will justify such action. I inclose herewith map of the locality. Awaiting your reply, I am,

Very respectfully,

Jonathan Bourne

Senator-elect from Oregon.

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg. May 4, 1906

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The Light-House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sirs:

In compliance with the instructions contained in the Board's letter of April 25, 1906, No. 1053, we have the honor to submit the following report in the matter of leasing or selling the Yaquina Bay Light-House Reservation.

This part of the state is rapidly settling up, the coastwise commerce is increasing, and a coast line railway will probably be constructed in the very near future, all of which indicate the dawn of an era of prosperity such as this part of the state has never seen. Local commerce will unquestionably increase, necessitating, sooner or later, the establishment of harbor lights upon the present reservation. For the above reasons it is not deemed advisable either to sell or lease the reservation at the mouth of Yaquina Bay.

The six papers accompanying the Board's letter are returned herewith.

Respectfully submitted,

F.J. Werlich Commander, U.S. Navy Inspector 13th Light-House District.

S.W. Roessler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY 11302 WAR DEPARTMENT MAR 26 1906

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGINEER 58859 WAR DEPARTMENT MAR 26 1906

Washington, March 23, 1906

105 I.Y.B. U.S. ENGINEER OFFICE APR 3 1906 PORTLAND, OREGON.

Gearin, Senator J.M.

Incloses correspondence in re inquiry of Dan.J.Maher, Clerk, Port of Portland,Ore., as to status of Government Light House after abandonment, at Yaquina Bay,Ore., and as to what interest Government retains in same, with a view to leasing or purchasing.

3 incls 15 May '06 ??? 13 ??? 4572 RH 1889 ??? REC'S BASE, OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGR APR 14 1906 Incs 1-3 acc'g REC'D MAR 26 1906 RECORD DIV. WAR DEPT. ???

***NEXT PAGE*** MAY 9 1906 LIGHT HOUSE BOARD 1053 RECEIVED

WAR DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, ???

ENCLOSURE

1954 March 28, 1906. 4547 Respectfully referred to Maj. T. W. Rossler, Corps of Engineers, for remark and recommendation. To be returned. By command of Brig. Gen. Mackenzie: ??? ??? Major, Corps of Engineers. 58859 Inclos. t- 3 accomp'g

3rd indorsement, U. S. Engineer Office, Portland,Oregon,Apr. 6, 1906.

1. Respectfully returned to the Cheif of Engineers,U.S.Army. 2. The reservation in question comprises about 36 acres. There is an old abandoned light house dwelling, with tower attached, on the ocean front. Also a dwelling formerly used for quarters in connection with the harbor improvement.

***NEXT PAGE*** 3. The light house was built in 1871 and the light has been discontinued since October 1, 1874, upon the completion of the first order light at Yaquina Head about 4 miles to the north. 4. The improvement of Yaquina Bay has been discontinued and as the War Department has no present use for the reservation, I would recommend that it be returned to the Department of Commerce and Labor, which now has jurosdiction over light house property.

S.W.Roessler Major,Corps of Engineers,U.S.A. 3-Inclos. 1-3. accompg. J.P.B. 105-I.Y.B.

Through Col.W.H.Heuer, Corps of Engineers,U.S.Army, Division Engineer, Pacific Division, San Francisco, Cal.

4th indorsement. United States Engineer Office, Pacific Division, San Francisco, Cal. ,Apr.9,1906. Respectfully forwarded to the Chief of Engineers ,U.S.Army.

WH HEuer Colonel ,Corps of Engineers, Division Engineer. Inclos.1-3 accomp'g.

REC'D. OFFICE CHIEF OF ENGRS. APR 14 1906

***NEXT PAGE*** 5th indorsement. WAR DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, WASHINGTON, APRIL 17, 1906.

1. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War. 2 Senator Gearin desires to the informed regarding the status of certain land, known as the Light-House Reservation, at Yaquina Bay, Oreg. 2. This reservation, comprising about 36 acres, was, by authority of the Secretary of the Treasury, dated October 24, 1888, transferred by the Light-House Board to the officer in charge of the improvement of Yaquina Bay, for the temporary use of the War Department, with the understanding that when no longer used by the said Department, or whenever required by the Board, the reservation and buildings should revert to the care of the Light-House Establishment. 3. Inviting attention to the report of Major Roessler, in 3d indorsement hereon, I recommend that the Department of Commerce and Labor be informed that, as the improvement of Yaquina Bay has been discontinued, the War Department has no present use for the reservation and there is no objection to the Light-House Establishment resuming possession and control thereof. I further recommend that Senator Gearin be informed of this action.

??? Mackenzie Brig. Gen., Chief of Engineer.

58859 Inclos. 1-3 accompg. ???

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Treasury Department

Washington

May 3, 1906.

Office of General Superintendent of Life-Saving Service

In Replying Quote these figures: L.R.92811/9

The Honorable The Secretry of Commerce and Labor

Sir: Since the life-saving station at Yaquina Bay, Oregon, was located, changes have taken place on the beach and on the south side of the bay, near the harbor entrance, which make it desirable to relocate the station on the north side. It is understood that the old light-house reservation offers a desirable site for the station. It appears that this reservation, under date of October 24, 1888, was transferred to the War Department for temporary use. This Department has just been informed that on the 18th ultimo the War Deparment advised you that it had no present use for the reservation, and that there was no objection to the Light-House Establishment resuming possession and control thereof. I have the honor to request that, if not incompatible with the interests of the Light-House Establishment, permission be given the Life-Saving Service to occupt the reservation in question for life-saving purposes.

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WAR DEPARTMENT

11302 WASHINGTON

April 18, 1906

Dear Sir:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter 23d ultimo, inclosing correspondence in relation to an inquiry from Mr. Dan J. Maher, Clerk of the Port of Portland Commission, Portland, Oregon, relative to the status of certain land known as the Light House Reservation at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

Replying thereto I beg to inform you that this reservation, comprising about thirty-six acres, was, by authority of the Secretary of the Treasury dated October 24, 1888, transferred by the Light House Board to the engineer officer in charge of the improvement of Yaquina Bay for temporary use of the War Department, with the understanding that when no longer used by the said Department, or whenever required by the Board, the reservation and buildings should revert to the care of the Light House Establishment.

As it appears fronm a report of the local engineer officer, Major Roessler, that the improvement of Yaquina Bay has been discontinued, the Department of Commerce and Labor has been informed that as the War Department has no present use for the reservation, there is no objection to the Light House Establishment assuming possession and control thereof.

All the papers in the case have been transmitted to the Department of Commerce and Labor, and Mr. Maher should be advised to correspond with the Department regarding further disposition of the property.

Very respectfully, Robert Shaw Oliver. Assistant Secretary of War.

Hon. J. M. Gearin, United States Senate.

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

February 12, 1906

The Light-House Board Washington D. C.

Sirs:

Replying to Board's letter of February 6, 1906, No. 1053, enclosing letter from Hon. John M. Gearin, U.S. Senator, dated January 24, 1906, together with it enclosure, being a letter from Mr. Dan J. Maher, of Portland, Oregon, dated January 18, 1906, relative to lease or purchase of Light-House Reservation at entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon. I have the honor to report that this reservation was temporarily transferred to the War Department authority of the Secretary of the Treasury under date of October 24, 1888, in connection with the improvement of the entrance to Yaquina Bay. Should this work be again continued, a portion, at least, of this reservation will be required. Attention is respectfuly invited to joint report of the Inspector and Engineer of this District under date of September 24, 1903, bearing on this subject. In view of the above facts I would respectfully recommend that the reservation be not sold, but that it be leased on the

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg., Sept. 24, 1903.

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The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: Complying with Board's letter of 9th September, 1903, File No. 1053, enclosing letter from Mr. Edwin Stone, Manager, Corvallis & Eastern Railroad Co., we have the honor to submit the following joint report on the question of leasing the Light-House Reservation and property at entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon. A map of the reservation, showing boundaries, building, etc. is herewith. The whole reservation was temporarily transferred to the War Department under authority dated Oct. 24, 1888, Secretary of the Treasury, in connection with improvement of this entrance. Copy of this authority is enclosed. The necessity for the use of a portion at least of the reservation by that Department has, apparently, not ceased this portion should not be leased. The buildings marked "A" on the map were erected by that Department. There would seem to be no objection to leasing such portion of the reservation as is not needed by the War Department for a long term of years, say twenty, under proper restrictions and after due advertisement to the highest bidder.

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LIGHT-HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT, Office of Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon, June 11, 1901

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Subject:

The Light-House Board, Washington, D.C.

Sirs: Replying to Board's letter of June 4, 1901, No.1053, requesting joint report and recommendation in regard to request of Mr. John Anderson of Toledo, Oregon, to land his fish boat at a convenient place inside of the light-house reservation at Yaquina Head, Oregon, we have the honor to state that there is no objection to allowing Mr. Anderson this privilege, except that it would establish a precedent, and it is undesirable to have persons not under control of the Department using light-house reservations. In view of these points we respectfully recommend that his request be not granted.

Respectfully yours, ??? Commander, U. S. N., Inspector 13th Light-House District. ??? Day Captain, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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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 OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, ??? June, 1901

Captain W. C. Langfitt, U. S. N., Engineer 13th L. H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Referring to your joint report of 11 June, 1901 and previous correspondence, the Board state taht it finds itself unable to permit Mr. Anderson to land his fish boat on the light-house reservation at Yaquina Head, Oreg. Respectfully, ??? Major, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer Secretary.

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

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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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TREASURY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Washington, 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 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, ??? Major, Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., Engineer Secretary.

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Board Washington AGW. File No. 1033. 2 Oct., 1905

Major W.C. Langfitt, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Ligh-House District, Portland, Ore.

Sir; Referring to your joint report, dated 24 Sept., 1903, relative to leasing the Yaquina Bay, Ore., Light-House reservation, the Board states that under the provisions of the Act of 3 March, 1879, public property cannot be leased for a longer period than five years.

Respectfully, ???

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

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File No. 1053.

Department of Commerce and Labor

LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD

Washington 6 Feb'y, 1906.

Hon. J.M. Gaarin, U.S.S.,

United States Senate,

Washington, D.C.

Sir:

Referring to your letter dated 24 Jan'y, '06, inclosing a copy of a letter from Mr. Dan J. Maher of Portland, Oreg., relative to his leasing or acquiring by purchase, a portion of the Yaquina Bay, Oreg., light-house reservation, the Board has the honor to state that the matter has been referred to the Engineer of the Thirteenth Light-House District at Portland, Oreg., for a report thereon. Upon the receipt of this information, the Board will communicate with you again.

Respectfully,

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

Engineer Secretary.

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