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1894 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1894

October

10: Light North wind to moderate and fresh N. West [wind] with clear fine weather during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst putting wood in 2nd asst's cellar. 1st asst went to Newport. A steamer crossed Yaquinar bar to Yaquina city.

11: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours, birt part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst putting wood in 2nd asst's cellar. 1st asst repairing chimney in his Quarters. Keper & 1st asst went fishing.

12: Light N.W. to S. East wind these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dryweather. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over to work clearing his lots in Newport. Three boats with crews went from the cape up to Otter Rock to hunt Sea Otter today, returned to the cape at 11 A.M. where they keep their boats.

13: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours; first part of 24 ours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea a little rough. Keeper went to Newport. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today.

15: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale N. West with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith went to Newport.

16: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after wheat for chickens.

17: Light North wind first part of 24 hours with thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 8.30 A.M. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport to work on his lots and haul wheat to the station to feed the chickens.

18: Light variable winds these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst putting 200 Gallons of Oil in Oil room & went to Newport after the mail. Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M. 2nd asst went to Newport to work on his lots and haul wheat to the station. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco from Yaquina.

[Here appears what looks like a revision, the 9 from 19 overwritten with a "1", thus: 11] 11: U.S. Light House tender Manzanita or the Columbine [Columbia, surely?] passed the light at 6.30 P.M. going South and blew three long and one short whistle.

19: Moderate to fresh breeze East to S. East and South these 24 hours; first part rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith hauling wheat from Newport. Edward Rice cleaning Oil carriers, Oil measures, stop cocks on Oil butts and etc. The barometer down to 29.60

20: Light wind E. to S.E. with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze to gale South to S. West with rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst hunting geese and killed two. The Whistling??? Buoy from Yaquina went adrift and passed the light one mile going north.

22: Light wind to moderate fresh & strong breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to mail letter to L.H. Inspector informing him the position of Whistling Buoy. 1st asst went to Newport to work on his lots. The Buoy is in same [unintelligible]??? on as yesterday.

23: Fresh and moderate breeze to a gale East to S.E. and South these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. The barometer down to 29.30 today.

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1895 Keeper logs

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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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