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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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(Office of Light House Engineer)THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

PORTLAND, OREGON May 6 (1872)

Chairman Light House Board,Washington, D.C.

SIR:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of communication dated April 22nd 1872, in reference to have my accounts for Lighthouse and Engineer Funds kept separate at the Subtreasury at San Francisco, and the 1st National Bank, Portland. As far as this office is concerned these accounts with the Asst Treasurer at San Francisco have always been kept separate, all Engineer checks being numbered with a different series and each number followed by an "E" thus "No 25 E". On March 25th after the receipt of the circular of the Secretary of the Treasury the Assistant Treasurer was furnished a statement of my Engineer account with him, and was requested to keep the accounts separate. His statement dated March 30th furnished separate balances in which there was a slight clerical error to which his attention has been called, and I presume it will be rectified at once.The 1st Nat Bank of Portland has kept its accounts with me separate since March 25th 1872.

Very respectfully your obedt servant[Henry M Robert][Maj Eng'rs and LH Eng'r 13th Dist.]

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1893 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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January 1: Light N.W. and calm then 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog- Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth- General duties for the day Keeper and 2nd ast. went to Newport- to take mail. 1st asst. went fishing.

2: Light N.W. wind and calm there 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day Keeper and 2nd ast. went to Newport to get checks cashed.

3: Light S.E. and South wind there 24 hours with cloudy but dry weather. Sea very smooth-

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1894 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon[marked 1893, was actually 1894]

January

1 [continued from preceding page] and fresh breeze N. to N.West with rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies and to mail the Quarterly & monthly returns. 1st ass't cleaning oil cans, oil filler lanterns & storm pane clamps.

2: Light variable winds with damp weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather with light variable winds. Sea little rough. Keepers cleaning lamp and reflectors. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. 1st ass't also went to Newport after mail.

3: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze W. to N.W. these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.72 Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies & to get checks cashed.

4: Strong & fresh breeze N.W. with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with light snow squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today.

5: Light East to S. East and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear and cool. Last part of 24 hours light snow in the air. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. 1st also went to Newport after mail.

6: Strong to fresh breeze S.E. to S.S.W. & West with snow & rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.

7: Fresh and moderate breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing.

8: Light N.W. to East & S.East wind first part of 24 hours. with damp weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st & 2nd ass'ts cleaning house. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing.

9: Moderate breeze S. to N.W. & North first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 2nd ass't cleaning windows on dwelling. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail. Keeper went fishing. Had 6 visitors today.

10: Fresh breeze South E. to South with rain during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing.

11: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South with rain during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing.

12: Gale these 24 hours with hard rain most of the time. Sea rough. General duties for day. The barometer is 29.57 at 3 P.M.

13: Heavy Gale first part of 24 South. Last part of 24 hours strong breeze & light Gale South with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.35 during 24 hours.

14: Strong to fresh breeze South to light S.E. & East wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours Gale S.E. to South with rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29. at 3 P.M.

15: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze S.W. to S. with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. and West, fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

16: Moderate to fresh breeze W. & S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is 29.70 today.

17: Fresh and strong breeze S.W. to S.E. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to Gale & moderate breeze S.E. to South, with frequent rain, snow, & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for day. 1st ass't went to Newport after the mail.

18: Fresh to moderate breeze W. to S.W. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls.Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on business. The barometer is 29.85 today. The steamer Dell Norte arrived off the Yaquina bar from San Francisco for Yaquina bay after wheat.

19: Gale and fresh breeze S.East to S. these 24 hours with rain. Sea rough. General duties for day. The barometer stands 29.46 today.

20: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to N.W. first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S. rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steam Schooner Del Norte went into Yaquina at 8 A.M. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport.

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