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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

September

30: Light variable winds to light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't making out the Quarterly returns. Keeper hoisting and setting the flag pole and raised the American ensign today.

October

1: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with cloudy but dry weather. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather with variable winds. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport to take the mail and get some supplies. 2nd ass't sent off today to Philadelphia for his uniform, having received his appointment as 2nd ass't September 25th.

2: Light N. West to variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours lightSouth wind with thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 3 visitors today. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st ass't Edward Rice left the station at 1.30 P.M. for Portland on important business and to procure needed supplies.

3: Light South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with thick damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Had seven visitors. 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower.

4: Light S.E. to South wind with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair to cloudy but dry & warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on business and to get Oates and Wheat.

5: Light S. East wind to light and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick, damp fog during the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. 2nd ass't painting in his quarters and showing visitors in tower. Keeper sawing wood and getting Mushrooms. Had 17 visitors today.

6: Light N.W. to S. wind with thick, damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't returned to the station at 7. A.M. Had 4 visitors today. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on business today. Steamer Chance arrived from Portland at 9 A.M.

7: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm. Sea quite rough. Keeper digging potatoes. 2nd ass't painting in his Quarters. 1st ass't went fishing today.

8: Light wind to fresh breeze East to S.E. with dry weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

9: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st ass't went over on beach after his shot gun. Barometer 30.7 at 4 P.M.

10: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy with some light rain showers. Sea little rough. General duties for day. 2nd ass't graining his quarters. 1st ass't went hunting geese. Ste[eamer] Willamett Valley arrived and crossed the bar from San Francisco. 1st ass't also went to Newport.

11: Moderate to fresh breeze West to N. West with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours little cloudy but mostly fair weather with light S. East wind. Sea very rough. Keeper sawing wood. 1st ass't went hunting Ducks and Geese.

12: Light S. East to East wind first part of 24 hours with little cloudy but dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport on business. 1st ass't went fishing.

13: Light to moderate & fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper taking covers off of Mineral Oil cases & went fishing. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail.

14: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after Oates & Wheat. 2nd ass't also went to Newport to hear Senator Dolph??? speak. Left at 3 P.M.

15: Light S. East to S.W. wind with frequent rain showers during these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't putting 200 gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-room. 1st ass't also went fishing. Had two [continued on next page]

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

October

31: Moderate breeze and light west to W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers most of the time - Sea very rough - General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood - The barometer is up to 30.30 at 3.P.M.

November

1: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind - First part cloudy but dry - Last part clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport on business - 1st asst went fishing today.

2: Light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper putting stove pipe in bedroom & went fishing - 1st asst went fishing & to Newport - 2nd asst also went fishing.

3: Light N. West wind these 24 hours - with clear fine & warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing today.

4: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog most of the time - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood. The barometer is down to 30.5 at 2 P.M. - 2nd asst went to Newport today - Left the station at 1.30 P.M.

5: Moderate breeze S. to N. W. with rain during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with little cloudy but mostly fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley - arrived from San Francisco. Keeper sawing wood - 1st ass't wheeling cabbage from garden to the barn - 2nd asst, Isaac L. Smith arrived at the station at 3 P.M. Had 3 visitors today.

6: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - Had 3 visitors today - The barometer is down to 30.20 at 3.P.M.

7: Light N. W. to variable winds and calm these 24 hours little cloudy but fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco today. Keeper sawing wood - 1st asst went fishing today.

8: Light S. E. to East & North wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth - Steamer George Chance arrived from the South - General duties for the day - Keepers went to Newport to vote today.

9: Light N. to E. & S. East wind these 24 hours with cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper went over on the beach after wood. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst & Keeper fixing a place to keep China Pheasants.

10: Light South wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing and taking covers off of coal oil cases - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport on important business.

11: Light N.West wind first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with rain. Sea little rough - Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room - 1st asst went hunting Geese - The barometer was down to 30.

12: Moderate & fresh breeze W. with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport to see if his Uniform had come - 1st ass't packing up wood off the beach - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

13: Light N. West to East wind with clear fine and cool weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer down to 30. at 1 P.M. - Keeper returned to the Station at 1.30 P.M.

14: Gale to fresh & strong breeze S. to S. W. and West with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. W. with rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport on business.

15: Fresh & strong breeze S. W. to W. and N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and [continued on next page]

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

December

2 [continued from preceding page]: Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer stands 29.66 during the day.

3: Light S. East to South & South W. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left station at 1. P.M.

4: Moderate breeze South to light N.W wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper returned to the station at 3 P.M.

5: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Steamer W. H. Harrison passed by cape going north. 1st ass't went to Newport. Keeper went fishing today. 1st ass't fixing grind stone today.

6: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper making a Mushroom bed in celler. 2nd ass't went to Newport after his Uniform. 1st ass't went fishing.

7: Moderate breeze to light East and N. East wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went over on beach and hauled a load of wood. 1st ass't packing up wood off the beach & went to Newport.

8: Moderate breeze to light East & N. East wind firt part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. to N. West wind with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing and packing wood off of the beach. Steamer [unnamed, probably Willamett Valley?] sailed from Yaquima for San Francisco. Keeper taking covers off of Coal Oil boxes. Keeper also went upon the hill with Mrs. Plummer to take a picture of the Station.

9: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with cloudy weather but dry. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-house. 1st ass't also packing up wood from the beach.

10: Light variable N. West and variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing. 1st ass't cutting wood on the beach.

11: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing. Had two visitors today.

12: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but mostly fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

13: Light N.W. to N. East and N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today.

14: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, some cloudy but dry & fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went over on beach after wood and fishing. 1st ass't went a fishing and to Newport.

15: Light S. East to N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the mail. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today.

16: Light N.W.and N. East wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper writing. The barometer stands 31.36 today. Keeper & 1st ass't putting up stove in Oil room today.

17: Light N. West to North wind tehse 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today.

18: Moderate and light North and variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little cloudy but mostly clear, fine and cool. Last part of 24 hours light fog showers. sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing.

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1893 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

Feb 22: duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today- 2nd asst Issac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left station at 10 A.M.

23: Light S.W. to West and N. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours- fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing also 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst I. L. Smith returned to station at 1:30 A.M.

24: Light variable winds there 24 hours with light fog showers. Last part 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day- Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst also packing wood from beach. 2nd asst not feeling well went 15 miles from station to see Dr. Rich. Left the station at 2.00 P.M.

25: Fresh & strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with frequent rain hail and snow squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer stands 30.5 today. Keeper getting ready to put 200 gallons of oil in oil room. Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood.

26: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil room. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Mr. Isaac L. Smith 2nd asst returned to the station at 7 P.M. from Toledo where he had been to see Dr. Rich.

27: Light N. West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst also working in the garden today.

28: Light S.E. to N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

March 1: Light N. West wind there 24 hours first part of 24 hours little cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper 2nd asst went to Newport . 1st asst went fishing.

2: Light N.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Light part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst working in the garden also went to Newport. Keeper went fishing.

3: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Ke (-eper) sawing wood up at the garden also working in the garden. 1st asst spadeing up his part of the garden.

4: Light variable wind to fresh breeeze east these 24 hours with fair and warm weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden today - 2nd asst went to Newport.

5: Light North wind first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with clear fine and warm weather- Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

6: Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S and S. West thse 24 hours with fair weather durring 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers working in garden. 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived and crossed Yaquina bar today.

7: Moderate to fresh breeze and gale South & S. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer went down to 29.40. 1st asst Edward Rice Went to Newport after the mail.

8: Light N. West to North wind first part of 24 hours with light rain showers. Last part of 24 hour moderate breeze N. West fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing and working in garden. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for San fransisco today.

9: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. to West with rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies today. Mr. Isaac L. Smith 2nd asst went to Newport to see his sister she being quite sick. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

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March 24: last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst. went fishing. 1st asst. also went to Newport.

25: Light S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze S to S.W. with hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd asst. keeper went to Newport.

26: Light N.W. to W. & S. West wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing. Had 5 visitors today.

27: Fresh to moderate breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours with dry weather. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South. Little damp. Sea quite smooth. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today. Keeper & 1st asst. went fishing. 2nd asst. working in garden.

28: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to W. first part of 24 hour with rain. Last part of 24 hours light variable rain to fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst. repairing locks of Keepers dwelling. Keeper and 1st asst. went fishing. Keeper also working on the quarterly & monthly reports.

29: Light East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather and some cloudy. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to South. Damp weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst. went fishing. Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil room. ??? 2nd asst. spadeing up garden. Keeper working on returns.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light S.W. to West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst. went to Newport. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

31: Strong fresh breeze and gale these 24 hours with rain moste of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper makeing out the quarterly monthly & absence(?) reports.

April 1: Fresh to strong breeze and gale S. to S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain moste of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29.70.

2: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. West and West these 24 hours with hard rain moste of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.42. Keeper went over to Newport to mail the reports.

3: Heavy gale South and S. West these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. A Steam Schooner laying off light about 2 to 6 miles this afternoon.

4: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South with frequent rain shower during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst. went to Newport. Had one visitor today.

5: Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning lamp and illuminating apparatus measures and oil brackets. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Had two visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst. repairing hen coop. The steam Schooner that was laying off the light Monday afternoon passed the light at 9AM coming from the north west went down to Yaquina bay and crossed in at 1:30PM. She seems to be disabled in some way.

6: Fresh breeze N.W. with rain & hail squally during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went over to Newport to see and get a report about the steam Schooner Alare Blanchard that crossed into Yaquina Bay yesterday at 1:30PM. The Alare Blanchard became disabled in the gales that have been blowing off shore the 8 or 10 days. Sails blowed away waterloged and unmanageable. Andrew Carlson & Frank Ayede crossed the the Yaquina bay bar in a small boat went abord and piloted her into Yaquina bay. In crossing bar the chain on rudder brook and got afoul of

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

July 21: cloudy but dry and fair weather during 24 hous - Sea smooth - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst also working in garden & showing visitors in tower - Had seven visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail.

22: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after the mail - Had eleven visitors today - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil boxes ready to empty.

23: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day.

24: Moderate breeze to light wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper emptying 200 Gallons of mineral oil from cases in two oil-butts - 2nd asst went to Newport on business - Left station at 10:30 A.M.

25: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with heigh fog flying most of the time - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had 21 visitors today - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst returned to the station at 10 A.M.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Had two visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport today.

28: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had thirteen visitors today - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

29: Moderate breeze N. West to light variable winds with a little dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh to strong breeze N. West with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived from Sanfrancisco - Had 5 visitors today.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West with a little damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had three visitors - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport today.

31: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N. West with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper showing eleven visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing.

August 1: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but mostly fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to take the mail & get supplies.

2: Light variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 18 visitors in tower.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went up north beach at a picknic - Had five visitors today - The barometer stands 29.96 today.

4: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea a little rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st & 2nd assts showing 27 visitors in tower - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for Sanfrancisco today.

5: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst showing 12 visitors in tower - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

6: Light S. East wind & calm these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours some light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower 1st asst went fishing - Had eleven visitors.

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1893

August 19: Had twenty six visitors today - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Also went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport and hauled some hay.

20: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Cloudy but dry & warm - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Had nine visitors - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling hay from Newport to station - 1st asst went fishing.

21: Light N. West to South wind these 24 hours with cloudy but dry weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing and hoisting hay in barn - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling hay from Newport to Cape - Had ten visitors today.

22: Light South wind with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair & warm weather - Sea suite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Had 16 visitors - 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze N. W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty three visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport - Steamer Willamette Vally sailed for Sanfrancisco today.

24: Fresh breeze to gale N. West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty one visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today.

25: Fresh to stong breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea a little rough - General duties for the day - Had fourteen visitors - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Keeper digging potatoes - 1st asst went to Newport today.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair warm & smooky weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper showing visitors in tower - Keeper & 1st asst working in garden - 1st asst also went fishing - Had thirty five visitors today.

27: Light S. East to South wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport today - Had twelve visitors today - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing today - U.S. Steamer Manzanita passed by this light going north or south dont know which as it was very thick fog at the time - Manzanita passed the cape at 3:30 P.M. blew her whistle and 2nd asst hoisted the flag at the station.

28: Light S. and variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Had twenty six visitors today - 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst also showing visitors in tower - Steamer Manzanita crossed Yaquina Bay bar at 11:30 A.M. going into Newport.

29: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had seven visitors today - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Keeper digging potatoes - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport today.

30: Moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fog lifted but quite smooky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went over to Newport and brought Lieut Blish Asst Inspector of lights for the 13th District to see the station - 2nd asst went to Newport this morning and also went over this afternoon to take Lieut Blish back to Newport - Had 14 visitors today.

31: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-room - 1st asst went fishing - Had sixteen visitors - Keeper repairing lock on tower door.

Sept 1: Light South wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to take mail - Had six visitors - U.S. Steamer Manzanita left Newport for the north at 11:30 A.M. to try and get a whistling buoy off of the beach at Nestugaah bay - Ste Manzanita probably passed the cape at 12 noon but 1st asst did not see her pass.

2: Light South to variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry weather - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers showing visitors in tower - Had 20 visitors - 1st Asst went fishing - 2nd Asst went cathering.

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1893

October 23: Fresh to light North West breeze dry with light frost first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light North West breeze dry and warm - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went to Newport 9 A.M. and returned 3 P.M. - Sea rough.

24: Light N. W. breeze dry with light frost first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light to moderat N.W. breeze dry - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst hauling oats from Newport - had one visitor today - Sea smooth.

25: Fresh N.W. breeze and dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light variable winds dry and warm - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went to Newport for oats at 9 A.M. and returned to the station at 3 P.M. - Sea smooth.

26: Light S. E. to N.W. breeze dry and clear first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 light N. W. breeze dry and warm - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went to Newport for Oats 9 A.M. and returned 3 P.M. - had 3 visitors - Sea smooth.

27: Light N.W. breeze dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light to fresh N.W. breeze dry to thick damp fog - General duties for the day - 1st Asst working in garden - U.S.S. Columbine passed going North at 3 P.M. - Sea smooth.

28: Fresh to light N.W. breeze with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze with thick damp fog - General duties for the day - 1st Asst went to Newport 2 P.M. and returned 7 P.M. - Sea smooth.

29: Light North West to South East breeze with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light South East breeze with thick damp to light dry fog - General duties for the day - first Asst Ed. Rice went fishing - Sea smooth.

30: Light South East breeze with light fog first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light South East breeze with light fog to rain - General duties for the day - first Asst Edward Rice went fishing - Sea smooth.

31: Light to fresh S.E. to North West breeze with rain to dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light to fresh North West breeze dry - General duties for the day - 1st Asst Edward Rice went fishing - Sea rough.

November 1: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather with some frost - Sea a little rough - General duties for the day - 1st Asst went fishing - 2nd Asst went to Newport after F. M. Plummer Keeper - Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. from the east.

2: Light N.W. East and S. East wind & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st & 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-room - 1st asst also went fishing - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today.

3: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.90.

4: Fresh to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after some supplies today.

5: Fresh to strong breeze first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds some light rain showers and little thick weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing.

6: Moderate bbreeze to gale South these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Mr. Rice went to Newport at 12 M. after a Doctor Mrs. Plummer being very sick with Pnemonia - 2nd Asst went to Newport after Mrs. Plummers Mother.

7: Gale these 24 hours with rain moste of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is 29.80.

8: Gale to moderate breeze with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West to to South wind fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst sawing wood for Keeper - Also 2nd asst helping - 2nd asst went hunting geese - Keeper went to Newport after medicine for Mrs. Plummer she is some better.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze South to N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea

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November 25: Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to gale South to S.E. with rain - Sea rough - General duties for day - The barometer is 29.45 at 2 P.M. going down.

26: Gale S. East to South & S. West first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. West with frequent rain showers - Sea Rough - General duties for day - The barometer is down to 27.60 at 3 P.M.

27: Fresh breeze S.W. to light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light East wind with light rain showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail and to take the mail.

28: Fresh breeze South to S. West with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to South wind with rain moste of the time - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after some more medicine for Mrs. Plummer.

29: Strong breeze and gale S.E to N.W. these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for day - Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from Sanfrancisco.

30: Light variable winds with dry and fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze East to S. East and South with rain. Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-room - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - The barometer is down to 29.60 at 4 P.M. - 1st asst went to Newport on business - Left station at 3:30 P.M.

December 1: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. with rain moste of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst returned to the station at 9 A.M.

2: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze East with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went up on south beach - Keeper & 2nd asst went over to Newport after supplies.

3: Fresh & moderate breeze East to light S. East wind with damp weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. S. West rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for Sanfrancisco - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

4: Light South wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst and Keeper went fishing today.

5: Light N. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm with clear fine warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail.

6: Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear & fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick & little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing today.

7: Moderate breeze South to light S. West wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. The barometer stands 30.18 today - Keeper Mr. Plummer went to Newport on important business - Left station at 4:30 P.M.

8: Light S. wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog & rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to station at 1 P.M.

9: Light South to S. West wind with light rain & fog these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - The barometer stands 30 & going down at 3:30 P.M.

10: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. & W.N.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze West with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from Sanfrancisco today & crossed the Yaquina Bar.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze West to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on his garden - Also went to Newport after the mail.

12: Gale South to S. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze S. West with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.68.

13: Moderate & fresh breeze S. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind with frequent rain & hail squalls during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

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December 14: Moderate S. West breeze with rain showers first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fresh N. West breeze with rain showers - Frank M. Plummer Keeper left the station 9 P.M. and went to Salem on business - General duties - Sea rough.

15: Fresh N. West breeze with rain showers first of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fresh South East breeze with rain showers - General duties for the day - first Asst cutting wood - Sea rough.

16: Fresh S.E. to light N.W. breeze dry first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst went at 10 A.M and returned to the station at 3 P.M. - Sea smooth.

17: Light N.East to E. wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on the garden - Keeper returned to station at 10 A.M. from Salem Oregon.

18: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

19: Light East to S. East and South wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

20: Fresh breeze to a gale East to S. East and South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.35 at 3 P.M.

21: Gale to fresh & strong breeze South to S. West these 24 hours with hard rain moste of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on the garden and went to Newport take the mail and get mail.

22: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. & West first part of 2 4hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind fair weather - first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

23: Moderate breeze East to S.East these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

24: Fresh to moderate breeze to light wind S.E to S with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind West fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day.

25: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after the mail & get supplies.

26: Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.East to East with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-room - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

27: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st Asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies today.

28: Light S.East wind first part of 24 hours with dry and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. to N. West with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport.

29: Light W.N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st Asst went fishing - 1st Asst also went to Newport after the mail.

30: Light variable winds these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper makeing out the quarterly & monthly reports - Keeper & 1st Asst also went fishing.

31: Fresh to strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper making out quarterly returns.

January 1: Light South wind with rain showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate

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April

16: Light N. West to N. East wind, rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with clear, fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith went to Newport on business. Left the station at 1 P.M. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today. The barometer up to 30.20 today. Keeper working out Requisition for annual supplies from July 1st 1894 to June 30th 1895

17: Light S. East wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 3.30 P.M.

18: Light South wind and calm with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in garden and went fishing. Steamer Homer crossed Yaquina bar at 5.45 A.M. from San Francisco.

19: Light East to variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. W., fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room. 1st asst went fishing today in Ocean. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco from Yaquina. Keeper and 2nd asst went trout fishing in little creek today.

20: Light N. West wind with thick damp fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers burning a horse??? up that came ashore on the beach close to the station. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail and went fishing today.

21: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N.W. with clear and cool. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport on important business. 1st asst whitewashing in his Quarters today.

22: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst Edward Rice went fishing today. The barometer down to 29.70.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst trying to fix the kitchen pump, it having gave out but could not without the necessary tools. Mrs??? Smith went Newport after a pair of pipe tongs to fix pump. Keeper planting garden and working road. 1st asst went fishing today.

24: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with fair weather. Sea quite smooht. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to take 2nd asst's Kitchen Pump and put a new valve into it but broke the plunger and sent to Portland for a new one. 1st asst working road and went fishing. Major Post??? L. H. Engineer and Mr Brownlie Supt Construction arrived at station at 8. A.M. inspected station and left for Newport at 9.30 A.M.

25: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light wind N. West to moderate and fresh breeze S.W. to South with showery weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29.60 today. Keepers working the road from the Light station towards the beach about 1 mile.

26: Fresh breeze to light wind S. to S.East with little damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South to S.W. with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Homer arrived and crossed Yaquina bar from San Francisco. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Keeper also grubbing for a garden near beach. 2nd asst went to Newport.

27: Moderate breeze S.W. to W.N.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper grubbing up some ground for a garden near the beach. 1st asst went to Newport after some supplies.

28: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze W. to S.W. & South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. [continued on next page.]

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June

25 [continued from preceding page] Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing today.

26: Light variable winds & calm with light fog showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper working on the Annual Quarterly returns today.

27: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper working on the returns. Mr Fitzpatrick hauling wood for 2nd asst. 2nd asst went over on the beach after wood.

28: Light wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp; last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 8 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

29: Light South to S.W. & West wind with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst sawing wood. Mr. Fitzpatrick hauled a load of wood for 2nd asst. Keeper working on returns. Had four visitors.

30: Light variable winds, cloudy but mostly fair weather first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West, clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst turning over the hay.

July

1: Moderate breeze to light wind N> West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 7 visitors. Keeper went to Newport today.

2: Moderate fresh and strong breeze these 24 hours with some thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst packing wood up from the beach. Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco for Yaquina today. 2nd asst went to Newport. Had 15 visitors.

3: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 19 visitors. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

4: Moderate to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

5: Moderate to fresh & strong breeze to gale N.West these 24 hours, some thick fog but mostly clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper cleaning out the barn. 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer Homer sailed for S. Frisco today.

6: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with some fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.W., clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers putting hay in barn. Had eleven visitors today.

7: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours and little damp. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

8: Light North wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and hazy. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Had eleven visitors today. Keeper weeding in garden. There was a steamer laying off Yaquina bar at 4 A.M. looked like the Light House tender Columbia or Manzanita but sailed south.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze N.West with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning out two Oil butts and filling them with 200 Gallons of Mineral oil. Also cleaning the weeds out of the walks around the dwelling house. Had 8 visitors today. Four visitors came to the station 11 minutes after the light was lit up; don't admit visitors after lighting up the light.

10: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing nineteen visitors in the Tower. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

11: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear & fine. Last part of 24 hours, fog. Sea quite smooth. Keeper cleaning Oil carriers and lantern. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper also weeding out the garden. Had [blank space] visitors today.

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August

10: Moderate breeze N.W. to light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had twenty-three visitors. Steamster??? [Teamster?] hauling wood to the station today.

11: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had eleven visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

12: Light South wind with damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty four visitors today.

13: Calm to light wind and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers cleaning Lamp in lennes and all brass work about the station. Keepers showing 65 visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing.

14: Moderate breeze and light N. West wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of the time. Sea smooth. Keepers scrubbing the Office and hall room floors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. Also 1st asst. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had seventeen visitors.

15: Fresh to strong breeze N. West with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil boxes and showing visitors in the Tower. Steam schooner Homer sailed for San Francisco today. Keeper putting wood in the celler. Keeper and 2nd asst also showing visitors in the Tower. Had fourty two visitors. The barometer is 29.94 today.

16: Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick fog most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-room. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst showing fourty three visitors in Tower.

17: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick damp fog moste of the time. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had twenty two visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport.

18: Light South to N. West wind with thick damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st & 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty eight visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport.

19: Calm and light N. West wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had fourty seven visitors today.

20: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in Tower. Had 37 visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport to take mail. Some visitors came to the station at 5.45 P.M., they were refused admittance being to late. The hours for going in Tower is 9.A.M. to 5.P.M.

21: Light South to N. West wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had [within spine fold] visitors today. 1st asst went fishing today.

22: Light wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in Tower. 2nd asst went to Newport. Had thirty one visitors.

23: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Had 10 visitors. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco. 1st asst went to Newport.

24: Light S. East to N. West wind these 24 hours with fair & warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had sixty one visitors today. The barometer is 30.08 today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had 30 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

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September

11 [continued from previous page]: showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst putting wood in his Wood-shed and went to Newport after mail. Had ten visitors today.

12: Light to moderate and fresh variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers with some thunder and lightning. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing nine visitors in the Tower. Keeper went to Newport.

13: Light South wind these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and went after mushrooms.

14: Light wind to moderate breeze S. to S.West wind these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower. Had four visitors.

15: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing today.

16: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 18 visitors today. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing and after Rock oysters. Three boats from Schooner Kate & Anne were Otter hunting off of Otter Rock. The Schooner Kate and Anne arrived south of the cape and anchored close of the cape at 4.30 P.M.

17: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ast working in the garden, fishing, and to Newport after the mail. Mr. Fitzpatrick hauled a load of wood to the station. Keeper putting wood into the cellar today. Had four visitors today. The crew of the schooner are hunting for sea Otter off of Otter Rock yesterday & today.

18: Light variable winds with frequent fog showers first part of 24 hours. Lat part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West clearing weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in the Tower. Had 12 visitors. Keeper went to Newport. Steamer Homer arrived at Newport from San Francisco at 11.30 P.M.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze N. to N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-room. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper showing 6 visitors in the Tower. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco. Steamer Scotia arrived from San Francisco. Schooner Kate & Anna left the cape and went over Yaquina bar to Newport but left three boats on the beach at the station; the crew are coming back and are going to hunt Oter at Otter Rock north of the cape and are camping on the beach.

20: Light N. to N.Wet wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 1st ast putting wood into cellar. The crew of Schooner Kate & Anne came from Newport to the beach at station to camp.

21: Light South wind with light rain and thick fog showers during these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper making out vouchers for Keepers' Salary. 1st asst went to Newport to take the mail. Mr Isaac L. Smith, 2nd asst, returned to the station at 6.30 P.M. from Willamett Valley where he has been on vacation.

22: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. Had three visitors today. Steamer Scotia sailed for San Francisco.

23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, clear, fine and warm weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. Had thee visitors. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9. A.M.

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December

12: Light variable winds with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room. Mr Whitten hauling sand. Mr Withers putting new valleys in room of Barn. Mason and laborer cementing walks today. 1st asst went to Newport. Steam schooner South Coast laying off the Yaquina bar trying to enter since the 7th of Dec.

13: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Mr Withers finished repairing the barn. Mason Cementing in cellar and walks. Laborer laying tileing and digging in ground at base of tower getting ready to put strip for lightening rod. Mr Isaac L. Smith received orders from Commander O.W. Farenholt to proceed to Umpqua light to arrive there not later than Dec 29th.

14: Light wind S. East to fresh breeze N.W. 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. 2nd asst packing house-hold goods ready to move to Unpqua Light Station. Mr Withers putting pipe and coak??? for the new lightening rod on the tower. Also putting a new cover over Cistern. And putting conductor from Dwelling to Cistern. Mason cementing walks and cellar floor. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco.

15: Light N.W. to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 2nd asst packing up his things preparing to leave the station tomorrow for Umpqua light station on Steam Schooner Bandorville from Newport. Mr Withers fixing cover to Cistern. Mason plastering window working on walks.

16: Gale to fresh breeze S. E. to S. West with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper & 1st asst helping 2nd asst pack his house-hold good. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith left the station for Umpqua Light at 10 A.M. 1st sweeping and cleaning on 2nd asst Quarters he not having time to do it before going. Mr Withers completed cementing cellar floors and cementing the walks around the Keeper's Dwelling today.

17: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, little damp. Sea rough. Keeper & 1st asst helping Mr Withers put up new and take down old Lightening rod today. Mr Withers completing the new Window put in 2nd asst Quarters also conductors for Dwelling to cistern. 1st asst went to Newport after a piece of lightening rod.

18: Fresh breeze East to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain or a little damp. Sea a little rough. Mr Withers completed the repairs with the exception of the strip stacked on the tower for lightening rod. It is 4 ft too short. Keeper will solder the piece on when it arrives from Light House Engineer. Mr Whitten came after Mr Withers at 9 A.M. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning the grounds, shop and etc today.

19: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Greg Robarts crossed in over Yaquina bar. The barometer 29.42 at 3 P.M. and still going down.

20: Light wind to fresh breeze S. E. to South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light S. East wind with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail. Mr Jos. B. Hermann arrived at the station at 1 P.M. from Umpqua and went on duty as 2nd asst Keeper. I understand the Schooner Mary Gilbert of San Francisco was wrecked trying to enter Alsye harbor the 14th of December the wind dying out while entering. As near as I can find out there were no lives lost, but the vessel will be a total loss.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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January 5: General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport to mail letters & get supplies.

6: Moderate breeze West with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - The barometer down to 29.84 today.

7: Light wind S. West wind to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze S. East - dry and fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office - The barometer 29.98 today - There is a steamer S. West of this light at 9 A.M. about 12 miles off flying signal of distress looks like the steamer Bandorville under sail - At 2 P.M. she is about 3 miles West of the Whistling buoy off the entrance of Yaquina bar. Steamer Volanta of Yaquina went out over the bar to assist the steamer Bandorville over the bar to Newport - crossed the bar 4:30 P.M.

8: Fresh breeze East to S. East to gale South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.42 today - Keeper cleaning out the barn today.

x 9: Moderate breeze to light wind South these 24 hours with frequent rain & fog showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. 1st assistant went fishing. The barometer 30.00 today. Keeper repairing lock on watch-room door. Mr. James B. Hermann 2nd asst. went to Newport after mail and get supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

10: Fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.76 today - Mr. Hermann 2nd asst. returned to the station at 2:45 P.M. The steamer that went in over the Yaquina bar the 7th at 4:30 P.M. flying signal of distress was the Bandorvill, Capt. Wenant. She left the Coquille the 1st of January for San Francisco - The 2nd lost a part of her rudder in a gale and had to make a false rudder out of the boom. She drifted north until off of Yaquina and entered safely the 7th.

x 11. Fresh to strong breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9:00 A.M.

12: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea rought - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.30 - Keeper returned to the station at 3:45 P.M.

13: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer 29.95 today.

14: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day -Steamers Homer and Alcatraz sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & cool - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st asst putting stove in Office - The barometer 29.15 - 2nd asst went to Newport to send off for his uniform.

16. Fresh breeze East to light S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - The barometer went down to 28.80 today.

17. Moderate to fresh breeze East with rain, hail, and snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - The barometer went down to 28.95 today.

18. Light East to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon1895March29: Moderate breeze to light variable winds with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze South with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer 30.10 today.30: Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Keeper making out Quarterly reports. The baromer 29.90 today. 31: Moderate breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on Quarterly & monthly returns.April1: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain most of the time - Sea quite rough - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning and polishing Burner - 1st asst cleaning ceiling in his sitting room preparing to whitewash it - also went to Newport to take mail.2: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S.W. to South with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Gale to fresh breeze South rain - Sea rough - Keepers cleaning and changing lamp and burner in Lenns (?) - Also cleaning and whitewashing Oil-room and Office preparing to paint the wood work - The barometer down to 29.80 today.3: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.West and West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - Keepers cleaning and painting Office and Oil-room attached to Tower - The barometer 29.60 today.4: Fresh breeze to light wind W.N.W. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keepers painting in Office and hall and Oil-room - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - The barometer 30.00 today.5: Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room - Also putting stores in Lockers painting in Office and scrubbing hall Office and Oil-room floors - 2nd asst painting dining room in his Quarters - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Brownlie arrived at the station to see what is needed for repairs at the station for the year of 1895.6: Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair and warmer weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 2nd asst painting in his dineroom (???) - 2st asst planting peas and went fishing.7: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had five visitors - 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer 30.02 today.8: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with fair weather during 24 horus - Sea smooth - Keeper painting floor (???) in Office bad collor - 1st asst and 2nd asst working on the road - Keeper went fishing9: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale S. West rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer crossed in over Yaquina bar at 11:30 A.M. - The barometer 29.60 today.10: Fresh and strong breeze S. W. rain hail thunder and lightening these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over to Newport to take Mrs. Plummer to take the steamer for Sanfrancisco for her health - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.11: Light South to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind fair and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer 30.06 today - Keeper went to Newport to see Mrs. Plummer off for Sanfranciscoon the steamer schooner Nakise??? - 1st asst painting window sashes in Oil room attached to Tower.12: Light South wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail - Steamer Bandorville crossed out over Yaquina bar for Portland - The barometer 29.95 today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon1895June17: [continued from previous page] ...1st asst and Keeper rakeing up and throwing hay over the bluff - 1st asst also went fishing - Keeper weeding out his garden - also taking off covers of Mineral Oil cases preparing to erupt??? them tomorrow - The barometer 30.30 today. U.S. Light House Tender passed the light from the North and entered Yaquina bar at 3:30 P.M.18: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd asst putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil butts and cleaning Illuminating apparatus and lamp and Oil measures - Had seven visitors today - Keeper went to Newport to have the freight hauled from Newport to the light that the Light House Engineer sent - Mr. Stimpson haulled two loads today he having took the job for $20.00.19: Moderate breeze to light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper putting furnace in the boiler??? and plastering in store house - Mr. Stimpson hauling freight from Newport to Light Station - U.S. Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and went South - Barometer 30.10 today - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing.20: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber today - Keeper stacking lumber for seasoning - The barometer 29.90 today.21: Moderate breeze N.W. to light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst and 2nd asst stacking lumber - 1st asst went to Newport and fishing - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber. The barometer 30.00 today.22: Light South wind and calm thick damp fog first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West and clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st and 2nd asst stacking up lumber - Keeper went to Newport - Mr. Stimpson completed hauling the lumber today.23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst showing five visitors in Tower - The barometer 30.28 today.24: Strong and fresh breeze to a gale N. to West these 24 with clear weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went up on North beach after Salmon berries - 2nd asst showing eight visitors in Tower - Keeper working on annual, quarterly and monthly reports - Steamer Farralone and Arcata crossed Yaquina bar for Sanfrancisco. Barometer 30.00.25: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours with a little fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. to N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual reports - Schooner Kate & Anne is anchored south East of this light.26: Moderate breeze N. West to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea a little rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - Assts showing five visitors in Tower. The barometer 29.80 today.27: Light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working on the annual returns Quarterly and monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.76 today. Had seven visitors.28: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer down to 29.84 today.29: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper makeing out quarterly and monthly and annual returns - 2nd and 1st asst showing 14 visitors in Tower - 1st asst also went fishing - Barometer down to 29.90 today.30: Moderate breeze to light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail reports - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.98.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 July 29: [continued from previous page] fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. McCullen hauling Mineral oil today - Keeper stowing away Oil in Oil-house and other supplies - Mr. Hermann haveing wood hauled to the station - Barometer 30.06 today. 30: Light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't putting Mineral Oil in Oil-house and showing visitors in Tower - Had 27 visitors - Mr. McCullum completed hauling animal supplies today - Keeper went to Newport to post mail - Barometer 29.98 today. 31: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after supplies - Had 20 visitors - 2nd asst't showing visitors in Tower - Steamer Farallon arrived from Sanfrancisco. August 1: Light N. West wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with fair weather weather and ??? smooky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't showing visitors in Tower - Had 8 visitors - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Barometer 29.98 today. 2: Light North wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather and smooky - Last part of 24 hours heigh fog and smook - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd ass't putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office - 1st and 2nd ass't showing 19 visitors in Tower - 1st ass't went to Newport to post and get the mail. 3: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had fifteen visitors - Mr. Elsworth hauling wood for Mr. Hermann - Keeper went to Newport - Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today. 4: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West with fair and smooky weather - sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer down to 29.94 today - Had 9 visitors today. 5: Fresh breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. West with fair and smooky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 27 visitors - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in Tower - Keeper went to Newport today. Barometer 29.70 today. 6: Strong to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty seven visitors today - The barometer down to 29.98 today. 7: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 39 visitors - Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in the Tower - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Barometer down to 29.93 today. 8: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with fair and smooky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Mr. Elsworth hauling wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper showing 31 visitors in Tower - 1st ass't went to Newport. 9: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers showing 15 visitors in the Tower - Mr. Elsworth hauling wood for Keeper - Barometer 29.74 today. 10: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours some fog and smooky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in Tower - Had 19 visitors - Keeper went to Newport - Keeper haveing wood hauled to the light - Barometer 29.78. 11: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing 23 visitors in the Tower - Keeper went to Newport after the mail - Barometer 29.80 today. 12: [handwriting change] Fresh N. West breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours and dry. Last part of 24 hours fresh N. West breeze dry - General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Keeper, F.M. Plummer left station at 9 A.M. for San Francisco for a vacation. Sea smooth had forty six visitors today. Barometer twenty nine 89. 13: Light to Fresh N.W. breeze with thick smoke for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze with thick [continued on next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 August 30: Light variable winds with rain showers thick fog and smoke first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather and smooky - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and 2nd ass't assisting Mr. Leaman - Mr. Leaman working on furnace in 2nd ass't's quarter and on front of Keepers dwelling. 31: Light variable winds thick damp fog and smook these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd ass't showing eleven visitors in tower - Mr. Leaman working on front of Keepers dwelling. Barometer 29.85. September 1: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with light rain showers thick fog and smook - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower - Had nine visitors - Barometer 29.92. 2: Light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours with light rain showers and thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Leaman repairing front of Keeper Dwelling - Keeper and 1st ass't putting there wood in under cover - Also showing visitors in the tower - 1st ass't went fishing - Had twelve visitors - 2nd ass't went to Newport on business - Barometer 29.90 today. 3: Light S. East to North wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy weather - Sea smooth - Mr. Leaman repairing front of Keeper's dwelling - Barometer down to 29.86 today - Had seven visitors today. 2nd ass't showing visitors in Tower - 1st ass't putting wood in wood shed went fishing - Keeper putting wood in his cellar - 1st and 2nd ass't cleaning and picking up pieces of boards laths etc. today. 4: Light S. East wind and calm fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st and 2nd ass't cleaning up the dirt that Mr. Leaman made in repairing the front of Dwelling - 1st ass't went fishing - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Keeper went to Newport on business. 5: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind - Clear fine and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper putting wood in celler - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies and went fishing - 2nd ass't cleaning up his celler also putting wood in celler - Mr. Leaman working on front of Keepers Dwelling - Steam Farallon arrived from Sanfrancisco - Had three visitors. Barometer 30.15 today. 6: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West clear fine weather during 24 horus - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper digging potatoes - 1st ass't taking covers off of Coal Oil cases prpeparing to empty them - Had no visitors today - Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 1 P.M. today - Mr. Leaman completed the Wagon House today - Barometer 29.98 today. 2nd ass't cleaning and putting wood in his celler. 7: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with clear fine and warm weather these 24 horus - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Office - 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had eight visitors - 1st ass't digging his potatoes and taking them to his quarters - 1st ass't also went fishing - Mr. Leaman completed the Wagon shed - Ang??? lathing in Keeper Quarters - Had 8 visitors. Barometer 29.89 today. 8: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after fruit - Barometer 29.88 today. 9: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds - Clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't showing visitors in Tower - Had ten visitors today - 1st ass't working in his garden and went fishing - Barometer 29.83. Keeper went to Newport after fruit - Mr. Leaman ??? and lathing in front part of Keepers Dwelling today. 10: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with fair weather - last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't putting wood in his celler and showing visitors in Tower - Had six visitors - 1st ass't went fishing - Also went to Portland to be gone a few days - Left the Station at 1 P.M. - Mr. Leaman working on front of Keepers Dwelling - Barometer down to 29.78. 11: Moderate to fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd helping Mr. Leaman prepare flashing for windows in front of dwelling - Mr. Leaman putting caseing and flashings on front of Keeper Dwelling - Barometer 29.41 today. 12: Moderate breeze to light wind S. 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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1985 September 26: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst helping Mr Leaman - Mr Leaman plastering front of dwelling - Barometer 29.92 today 27: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on his garden & went fishing - Mr. Leaman has stoped on the repairs at the station for want of money today - Barometer 29.88 28: Light North wind and calm with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on his garden and went fishing Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning the glass in storm windows - Keeper also working on his Monthly & Quarterly returns - Steamer Farallon arrived & ??? in to Yaquina at 10 A.M. Mr Leaman painting the front of Dwelling on the outside - Barometer 29.84 today 29: Ligh wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with fair and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had five visitors today - Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 10 A.M. from Yaquina - Barometer 29.78 today 30: Moderate breeze to light wind N.West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to mail Quarterly & monthly returns - 29.78 Barometer today October 1: Light South wind thick fog showers during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport - 1st asst also went fishing - Keeper cleaning chickenhouse and Barn - Keeper showing two visitors in Tower - Barometer 29.93 today 2: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Mr Brownlie Superintendent of Construction arrived at the station to see about completing the repairs and left the station for Newport at 4:30 P.M. Barometer 30.12 today 3: Light N. West to variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day Mr Leaman working on the walks and plastering in Keepers dwelling - Mr Brownlie sent 300 brick - 100 lbs of White lead to the station today - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst putting dressing on his garden. 4: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clean fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr Leaman plastering rooms in Keepers Quarters - Also cleaning brick and painting the outside of Dwelling - 1st asst putting dressing on his garden and went fishing - Barometer 29.82 today 5: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea quite rough - 1st and 2nd asst assisting Mr Leaman - Mr Leaman taking out the window in hallway leading to Tower and Bricking the space up with brick - Also painting the front of the Keepers Dwelling. Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.88 - Steamer Farallon laying off Yaquina bar in fog 6: Light variable winds damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours high??? dry fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties fo the day - 1st asst went fishing - Had two visitors Steamers Farallon & Yaquina arrived from San Francisco & crossed into Yaquina - Barometer 29.78 7: Light N. West wind thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers cleaningup the grounds shop and hall leading to Tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail - Mr Leaman working on window joining on to Tower - Working on fence North of Barn - cementing on the walks putting window and door casings and hanging sash in Keepers Dwelling - Barometer 29.78 - Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today. 8: Light N.W to South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours light fog showers - Sea quite smooth - Mr Leaman - working on Furnaces??? fence north of Barn and putting hard finish in front room of Keepers Dwelling - Barmoeter 29.90 today 9: Light variable winds light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W with clear fine weather. Sea moderately smooth - Keepers putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Barometer 30.15 today - Had five visitors - Mr Leaman working on the walks today cementing them - Also putting on storm windows on front of Dwelling 10: Moderate breeze to light wind N. West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh freeze N.W. clear fine weather

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

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17 [continued from preceding page] for the day. 1st asst working in shop. Keeper boiling out burner. Seamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.45.

18: Gale South to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil cases. Also went to Newport after supplies. Left station at 3.30 P.M. Barometer 29.10 to 29.50

19: Moderate to fresh breeze S. West to S.E. and East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco from Yaquina at 2.30 P.M. Barometer 29.34 to 29.10

20: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea rough. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room. Barometer 29.85

21: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze N.West to West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea little rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst repairing the rounds around his house. Barometer 29.80 today.

22: Light West to S.E. and East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but mostly fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst picke dup a piece of board with the name of AAlace Blanchard on the beach at this station. Barometer 29.95 to 29.70

23: Strong breeze East to N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning out Chicken house. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 29.84

24: Light W. to S.E. and East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze East, fair and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. Barometer down to 29.34 today.

25: Gale to fresh breeze E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.30 to 29.40 today. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26: Gale to fresh breeze S. & S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. General duties for day. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.25

27: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning up yard around chicken house. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.60 today.

28: Light S.E. to N. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning and polishing Burner. Barometer 29.60 Keeper went on the rocks after Mushells??? [mussels?]

29: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours clean, fine and little cool weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport to post and get mail. Barometer 30.03 today.

30: Light East wind with fair weather these 24 hours. Sa moderately smooth. Keeper cleaning up the grounds. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco. Barometer 30. 00 today. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

31: Light wind to moderate breeze East with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale South with rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post monthly reports. Barometer down to 29.70 today. Keepers horses ran away while opening the gate coming home from Newport - And broke his buckboard and ran into the fence.

February

1: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keepers repairing fence that was broken by Keeper's horses that ran into it yesterday. Barometer 29.70 to to 29.74. Mr. Briggs that lives one mile from this light was drowned while crossing big creek on horseback today. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

2: Light W.N.W. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain and hail showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport to post mail. Mr Briggs that was drowned yesterday has not come ashore yet. Barometer 30.10 today.

3: Moderate and fresh breeze N. West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light W.N.West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to get a team to haul his Buck Board to Blacksmith at Newport for repairs. 1st asst helped teamster with the Buck Board.

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March

10 [continued from preceding page] Keeper spading and working in garden. 1st asst also spading and planting potatoes and peas. Barometer 30.30 to 30.12 today.

11: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N.W. thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea rough. Steamer Farallon arrived and crossed into Yaquina at 10.30 A.M. 2nd asst went to Newport Keeper & 1st asst spading and planting garden. Barometer 30.10 today.

12: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst working in garden and went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.04. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today.

13: Fresh breeze to light N.West wind first part of 24 hours with high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours light East wind; clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies Had 5 visitors. Barometer 29.90. 1st asst went fishing today.

14: Fresh to strong breeze N.East these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keepers putting 200 gallons of Mineral Oil in Office. Keeper and 1st asst spading and planting garden. Barometer down to 29.90

15: Fresh to strong breeze East these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day Keepers cleaning lantern glass. Barometer 29.92

16: Light S.East and variable winds thees 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Keeper also spading garden and writing on Quarterly returns. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00

17: Light S.East to North wind thee 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr Drake spading garden for Keeper. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and post mail. Barometer 30.05 today.

18: Light North to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair and warm weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper working in garden. Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning and Oiling Keeper's harness. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.92

19: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper oiling Harness.1st asst went fishing. Barometer down 29.86

20: Light South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West with thick fog showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper working on his harness. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.75 to 29.85

21: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper working on his Quarterly return to Inspector and Engineer, also planting garden. 1st asst went fishing 2nd asst went to Newport to have some teeth pulled. Barometer down to 29.90

22: Light S.East wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over to the big creek Hotell to play the piano. Barometer down to 29.82 today.

23: Moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper repairing milk cubbords [cupboards]. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.88

24: Fresh breeze to light S. Wind, rain & thick [??? fog???] first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went clamming on the beach. 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco. Barometer 29.92 today.

25: Light N.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing at Little Creek. 1st asst went Ocean fishing. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco. Barometer down to 29.84 today.

26: Moderate breeze N.W. to light N.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West with fair [weather???] during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.43 today.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze W. to N.W. with light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.00

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August

19: Moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze North with high dry fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st and 2nd asst showing seven visitors in Tower. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco. Barometer down to 29.90.

20: Moderate breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 43 visitors. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.99 today. 1st asst takeing covers off of Mineral Oil cases prepairing to empty them. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today.

21: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst putting wood into celler. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in Tower. Had 22 visitors. Barometer down to 29.90 today.

22: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and smokey weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had fifty six visitors today. Barometer 29.75. Hauling wood for Keeper today.

23: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick, damp fog. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in Tower. Had 19 visitors. 1st asst went up on the North beach after sweet fern for medicine. Barometer down to 29.90.

24: Light South wind and calm with thick fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in Tower. Had 16 visitors. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Keepers repairing road gate. 2nd asst & Keeper haveing wood hauled. Barometer 30.03.

25: Light south wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds , some fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers repairing gate & platform at north end of barn. 1st and 2nd assts showing 12 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.98.

26: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst haveing wood hauled. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had 31 visitors. Barometer 29.98 to 29.95 today.

27: Light S.East wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Had 35 visitors today. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Barometer 30.00. Keeper working in the shop today.

28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 2 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours some fog and smoke. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd asst showing 12 visitors in Tower. Keeper sawing wood for furnace. Barometer 29.86. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco. Schooner Kate & Anne came to anchor at 10 A.M. the South side of the cape.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours thick fog and rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood for his Furnace. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had 11 visitors. Barometer 30.00 to 30.04 today. Schooner Kate and Anne left the cape at 1 P.M. for sea where she has been laying since 10 A.M. yesterday.

30: Light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had no visitors today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.93 today.

September

1: Light S.East wind, thick, damp fog first part o 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport and fishing. Keeper sawing wood for furnace. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Barometer 30.06.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours some high fog and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours fair and smokey weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood for furnace. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler & showing 9 visitors in Tower. Barometer 30.00.

3: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hous with thick fog & smoke first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours some fog and smoke. Sea quite smooth. 2nd asst showing 18 visitors in the Tower. Keeper sawing wood for his Furnace. Barometer down to 29.86 today.

4: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours some fog & smoke. Last part of 24 hours smokey and [continued on following page]

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September

21: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with thick damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd asst cleaning out his celler. 1st asst showing one visitor in Tower. Barometer down to 29.85 today.

22: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Assts showing 11 visitors in the Tower. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer down to 29.80 today. 1st asst takeing off cover of Coal??? Oil cases.

23: Light South wind, thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 today.

24: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain shower. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning and calling out 2 100 Gallon Oil Butts to empt[y] Mineral Oil In. Barometer 30.10 today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Office. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. Barometer 30.10 today.

26: Light N.East and East wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail, hay, & other supplies. 1st and 2nd asst painting the rusty spots under the landings in Tower. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.95 today.

27: Fresh breeze East to light North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather.Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. 2nd asst showing two visitors in the Tower today. Barometer 29.90 to 29.83.

28: Light South to N.West wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst splitting wood in his celler. Keeper sweeping out his part of Dwelling. 1st asst cleaning his Quarter and went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.95.

29: Moderate breeze to light N.West wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer down to 29.80. Keepers changeing and cleaning Lennes Lamp and polishing all brass work. Keeper working on Monthly & Quarterly reports.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea moderately smooth to quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper completed Monthly and Quarterly returns to Engineer & Inspector & mailed them today at Newport. Barometer 29.80 to 29.91.

October [This section written in a different hand]

1st: Moderate S.E. to N.W. breeze with rain to thick fog first part part [sic] of 24 hours, last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with thick fog, sea rough. F.M. Plummer (Keeper) left station 9. A.M. for Portland on a 21 days vacation. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.91 to 29.96

2: Moderate N.W. to S.E. & N.W. breeze with fog to rain first part of 24 hours, last part of 24 hours moderate S.E. to N.W. breeze with rain to dry. Sea rough to moderately smooth. 1st asst went to Newport for Mail at 9 A.M. & returned 1.30 P.M. Barometer 29.96 to 31. 7???

3: Moderate N.W. breeze with light fog first part of 24 hours, last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with light fog to dry. Sea moderately smooth to rought. General duties for the day. Barometer 31.7 to 31.2 lowest 31.9.

4: Moderate N.W. breeze and dry first part of 24 hours, last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh N.W. breeze, dry to light fog and dry. Sea rought to moderately smooth. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & returned to station. General duties. Bar 31.2.

5: Fresh to moderate N.W. breeze and dry first part of 24 hours, last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh N.W. breeze and dry, sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing, had visitors today. Barometer 31.2 to 29.98.

6: Fresh to moderate N.W. breeze and dry first part of 24 hours, last part of twenty four hours moderate N.W. breeze, dry. Sea quite smooth. 1st asst went to Newport for the mail at 8 A.M. and returned 12. M. Barometer 29.99 - 30.2.

7: Moderate to Fresh N.W. breeze with damp fog first part of 24 hours, last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh N.W. breeze with damp fog to dry. 2nd asst went to Newport for the mail at 9 A.M. and returned 3. P.M. General duties for the day. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.2 to 29.90.

8: Moderate to light N.W. and E. breeze, dry, first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. to N.W. breeze, dry. Sea smooth. General [continued on following page]

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December

Written vertically across first column: By order of Commander Jno P. Merrell, Inspector 13th district - that reports of Shipwreck Form No 70 hereafter must be promptly forwarded to this office in duplicate. Portland Dec 19th 1896 By order of Commander Jno P. Merrell, L.H. Inspector 13th Dist the signatures on payrolls reports, and other official docments of all employees holding written appointments from the L.H. Board must correspond exactly with the name under which they were appointed - Portland Dec 29th 1896

2: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light fog showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.08 to 30.04 today.

3: Moderate to fresh breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers and thick fog. Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working on flower pots. Barometer 29.90 today.

4: Fresh to mdoerate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.95.

5: Light South wind rain, first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather to light rain shoers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper putting dressing on the garden. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 today.

6: Light North to East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South, fair to cloudy weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 today.

7: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.15.

8: Moderate breeze to light South wind with light rain shwoers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.20 to 30.15.

9: Fresh breeze to light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. to S.West, fair weather and cloudy. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Nwport after supplies & mail. Barometer 30.05 to 29.90.

10: Gale to fresh breeze Wouth first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to West wind with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.74 to 29.84 today. Keeper writing in Office today.

11: Light S.East wind, light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.65.

12: Gale to fresh breeze South to S.W. these 24 hours with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.22 today.

13: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to West first part of 24 hours with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze East with rain. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 29.55. Str Farallon off the bar waiting for sea to smooth down to enter Yaquina.

14: Moderate breeze West with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair and cooler weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper putting dressing on his garden. Str Farallon crossed into Yaquina at 7 A.M. Barometer 29.60 today.

15: Light wind N.E. to mdoerate breeze N. to N.West these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Office. Barometer 29.60 to 29.70 today. 1st asst went fishing today.

16: Moderate breeze N. to light S.East wind these 24 hours with fair & cool wether. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.70 to 29.90.

17: Light wind S.E. to fresh breeze S.West these 24 hours wiht hard rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 1 P.M.

18: Light EAst wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst working on the road. Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper returned to the station at 3 P.M. with supplies.

19: Fresh breeze to light S. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.07 today.

20: Light S.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.10. 1st asst went fishing.

21: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours some fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Steamer Homer crossed into Yaquina at 11 A.M. Barometer 29.95.

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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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1898

January 7: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours with dry and fair weather - last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south damp and rain - sea quite smooth- 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.10 to 29.90 - Keeper went over 1/2 mile from station to repair windows for a neighbor.

8: Fresh breeze S. to W. and N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and get the mail - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.80.

9: Light N. West to North wind these 24 rain hail and snow first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather- sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.90 today.

10: Light North to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine cold weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 today - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper putting dressing on his garden - Keeper and 1st asst changing burner on lamp.

11: Moderate breeze East to fresh beeze S. East to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea very rough - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - Keeper working in shop - Barometer 29.50 today.

12: Moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day. Barometer 29.96 today.

13: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to N. West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S. and N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.02 today.

15: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing three visitors in the tower - 1st asst went to Newport and fishing today.

16: Fresh breeze South to S. East these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 - 1st asst went fishing.

17: Fresh and moderate breeze to light W.N.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 today.

18: Moderate to fresh breeze and gale S. E. to S. & S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last damp - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.85 today - Keeper working in shop today.

19: Fresh breeze to light wind W.N.W. these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea very rough - Keeper and 2nd asst empting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.90 to 30.30.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went after clams on beach - The President entered Yaquina - Barometer 30.25 today.

21: Light wind N.W. to moderate to fresh breeze S. E. to S. and S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain and fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The President sailed from Yaquina - Barometer 30.00.

22: Fresh and strong breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 30.05 to 29.96 today.

23: Fresh breeze to Gale N.W. to light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail and strong ? squalls - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10.

24: Light East wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow - Last part of 24 hours fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day.

25: Light East wind dry fair and cold weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 today.

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1898

August 13: Fresh & moderate breeze with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Had 39 visitors. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.95 to 30.00 today.

14: Light breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went after berries over to Big Creek. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst showing sixteen visitors in the tower.

15: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst showing 53 visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.96 today.

16: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst showing 30 visitros in tower. Barometer 29.94. 1st Asst went fishing.

17: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 31 visitors. Barometer 29.95. Keepers showing visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Bigg Creek.

18: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog moste of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing twenty six visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.93.

19: Light S. East and light variable winds these 24 hours with light rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had elecen visitors. Barometer down to 29.82. Keeper and 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went fishing.

20: Light S. to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & 1st Asst putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office. 1st Asst showing 24 visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.92.

21: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst showing thirteen visitors in tower. 1st Asst went fishing. Baromter 30.00.

22: Light variable to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst showing fourty visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

23: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair & smooky weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. 1st Asst & Keeper showing thirty visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.70.

24: Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst showing twenty visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.72 to 29.92.

25: Light South wind with heigh dry fog during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower and went fishing. Had sixteen visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 29.92 today.

26: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers & 1st Asst showing 21 visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.85.

27: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze North with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing 8 visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.88.

28: Fresh & moderate breeze N. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 29.83 today. 1st Asst showing three visitors in the tower.

29: Fresh and moderate breeze North fair weather and fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80 today. Keeper cleaning hay loft of barn. Had no visitors today.

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1898

September 18: Fresh breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog and smooky weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st Asst showing ten visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70.

19: Moderate breeze to light South wind with rain showers these 24 hours. Thunder & lightning first part of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.70 to 29.80.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Had four visitors. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.80 to 29.70. Mr. Breatherton hauling his household goods from Newport.

21: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog & cloudy weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 to 29.70. Mr. Breatherton completed moving over from Newport today.

22: Fresh and moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers and thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper showing 6 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.60 to 29.84. Mr. Breatherton went on Watch and duties at the station to learn everything so that the Keeper could leave the 1st Asst on his 30 day leave of absence.

23: Light S. East wind these 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea rough. Steam Schooner laying off Yaquina Bar waiting to enter. 1st Asst showing six visitors in tower. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.60. Keeper & Mr. Bretherton went to Newport after supplies.

24: Light East to S. East wind with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair and warm weather. Sea rough. Steam Schooner came out & went to Yaquina. Barometer 29.56 to 29.70. 1st Asst working in garden. Mr. Bretherton working in shope.

25: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. SEa little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst showing fourteen visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80. Keeper working on quarterly returns.

26: Moderate breeze to light N. wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable and South wind thick fog & cloudy. Sea very rough. Keeper & 1st Asst and Mr. Bretherton put 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-butts. Keeper went to Newport to post & get mail and supplies. Mr. Bretherton & 1st Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.80.

27: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea very rough. Keeper & 1st Asst and Mr. Bretherton changing lenns lamp. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies & showing 3 visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90 to 30.15.

28: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst and Mr. Bretherton polishing oil-carriers measures stop-cocks on oil-butts. Keeper went to Newport to post mail. Barometer 30.06 to 29.85.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze S. West to South these 24 hours frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General guties for the day. keeper makeing out quarterly & monthly reports. Barometer 29.90 to 29.82. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport today.

30: Light wind to moderate breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post quarterly returns. Barometer 29.62 to 29.72 today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

December 1: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers. Sea very rough. Keeper cleaning out barn and celler. 2nd Asst working in sho & repairing pump. Barometer 30.12.

2: Light North to East and S. East wind these 24 hours clear fine and cool weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in shop. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 30.32.

3: Fresh breeze to light East wind with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper cleaning out shop and barn. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.10.

4: Light South to moderate and fresh breeze North with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 today.

5: Light East wind clear fine & cold weather these 24 hours. 1st Asst went to Newport to get & post mail. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 30.27.

6: Fresh & strong breeze East clear fine & cold weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st repairing gate. Barometer 30.15.

7: Fresh to strong breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East wind clear fine & cool weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10.

8: Light wind and moderate breeze East & S. East with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing two visitors in the tower & went fishing. 2nd Asst went up on the North beach after agates. Barometer 30.05.

9: Light East wind clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst repairing his pump and went over on south beach after water agates. Barometer 30.05 today.

10: Fresh breeze East clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in shop & garden. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

11: Fresh breeze East clear fine & cool weather these 24 hours. General duties for the day. Sea smooth. Batometer 29.95. 1st Asst went fishing. Steamer Weeott crossed into Yaquina.

12: Fresh to moderate breeze East these 24 hours clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst folishing Agates. Steamer Weeott sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 today.

13: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with cloudy & fair & cool weather. Sae smooth. 1st Asst went fishing today. 2nd Asst polishing agate in shop. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. Barometer 29.85 to 29.78.

14: Fresh breeze East to light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Barometer 29.75 to 29.95 today.

15: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours clear fine and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper cleaning shop barn and wagon house today. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after nail & supplies. Barometer 30.05.

16: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with rain. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper sawing wood for the furnace in his celler. 2nd Asst working in the shop. Barometer 29.75 to 29.90 today.

17: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours rain moste of 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst working in the shop. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.78 today.

18: Moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Keeper & Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in Oil-butts. 1st & 2nd Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.74.

19: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. E. to S. and S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of [Cont'd on next page]

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