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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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seven hundred feet of projection into the sea. The westernmost point of "Cape Foulweather" as recently named by the U.S.C.S. is seven (7) miles north of Yaquina Point where it is supposed to put the Light House (Col. Williamson gives the true bearing N 2 degrees 30' E.) As this bluff limits the angle of visibility to the North, a change in the location of the Light House of 700 feet to the East would diminish the angle of visibility about one degree and ten minutes - 1 degree 10'. The length of this arc subtending this angle at a distance of 22 miles from the Light House (15 miles from Foulweather Bluff) would be about 1500 feet. By sacrificing this much we can obtain a height of 120 feet for the base of our tower.

In your letter you say that Col Williamson says that a suitable site can be obtained with a height of 120 feet above the sea. He refers to the point recommended in my report which I put at 70 feet. The Colonel says he estimated the distance with an aneroid barometer. I had no instrument with me but knew that the coast survey had made a careful survey of the point in

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1868. I obtained from Col. Williamson a map of the survey with all of the 20 feet curves from the Yaquina Bay to Yaquina Point. The sketch forwarded with my report on Cape Foulweather of July 18th is copied from this map and gives the curves on the "Point". From this survey I found that the site was only 70 feet above the sea. I enclose herewith a section on a line near East and West made from the same map as the sketch with my report of July 18th. The ground is quite level for at least 500 feet from the point, after which it begins to rise to the height of 360 feet. Finding such a discrepancy in the levels given by Col. Williamson and by the tracing from the Coast Survey I thought it possible that there might be a mistake in the tracing made by Mr. Chase of the U.S.C.S. but opposite page 132 of the Coast Pilot of Oregon is a sketch of Yaquina Point which agrees exactly with my own recollections which the tracing referred to. If the aneroid barometer was correct the height of the hill above the end of the Point was only 240 feet - or twice as great as the height of the Point above the sea; whereas the sketch shows it is four times as great, which agrees with the levels given on the drawings.

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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

1 Fresh breeze to a light gale S.E. to S.W. these 24 hours with rain showers during the 24 hours- Sea little rough- General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to take the quarterly returns Left the station at 9 A.M.

2 Moderate and fresh breeze to a gale these 24 hours- with rain most of the time- Sea rough - General duties for the day- Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

3 Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to southwest first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate fresh breeze East to South with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for day -Keeper & Mr. Smith pumping water out of the cistern.

4 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours first part little rough- last part of 24 hours rain & sea rough- General duties for day barometer going down -1st asst. went to Newport today.

5 Light and moderate variable winds showery weather during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. to South to a gale -Sea rough- 1st Asst and Keeper cleaning out the cistern- keeper went to Newport to take Mr. Smith to Newport to get some medicine he is not feeling well and may have to go and see a Doctor before he comes back - Left the station at 10 A.M. - had some hail thunder and lightening - Barometer going up.

6 Gale fresh breeze S. East to N.W. with rain hail and snow squalls during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Light S. East winds rain showers- Sea rough - Barometer going up - General Duties for day -

7 Light to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours first part of the 24 hours little damp -Last part of 24 hours clear dry & cool - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst. went to Newport today.

8 Fresh Breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

8: smooth - General duties for the day- Sea makeing up a little at 3 P.M.

9: Fresh breeze East dry and cool there 24 hour - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after Mr. I. L. Smith but though it not prudent to come back as yet.

10: Light East wind clear find and cool weather during the 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day.

11: Light East wind clear find and cool during the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed by for San Francisco - 1st asst went to Newport today.

12: Fresh breeze to a gale to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day -Keeper went to Newport after Mr I.L. Smith. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 5 P.M. His cold is much better and it is better that he should not go on watch for a few days yet. The barometer is going down a little.

13: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - light S. East wind - Sea smooth- General duties for day - Barometer going down.

14: Light S. East to East wind with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate breeze. East to South little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working in shop today.

15: Light to moderate and fresh breeze to a light gale these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper working in shop today.

16: Fresh breeze south to light S.East wind these 24 hours cloudy but dry weather during the 24 hour. Sea rough. Barometer going down- General duties for day. Keeper working in the shop today.

17: Fresh to moderate Breeze South these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours coudy but dry- Sea rough. General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

18: Fresh to moderate breeze south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain. last part of 24 hours coudy but dry. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Str. Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 10 A.M. yesterday to rought to enter and ??? out. Keeper Frank M. Plummer arrived at the station at 1:30 P.M. today.

19: Light variable winds with thick fog showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light N.W. wind fair weather sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper Sweepting out the shop. Two rough for the Willamette to enter Yaquina Bay.

20: Light variable winds & calm fair and clear fair & warm weather during the 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Steamer Willamett Valley crossed the bar this morning - Keeper cleaning illumunating apparatus.

21: Fresh breeze to moderate and lgiht East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper makeing a chimney box for tower - 1st asst went to Newport.

22: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours dry and clear sea smooth - General duties doe the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today - Keeper working in shop today.

23: Light South wind & calm these 24 hours damp during 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 1. P. M.

24: Light and moderate breeze South with rain showers during the 24 hours - General duties

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

24 For the day the barometer is going up Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M.

25 Light to moderate breeze South with fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.

26 Moderate to fresh breeze south to N. West these 24 hours with rain and hail. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr I.L. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. showery first part of 24 hours. last part light N.W. wind & calm with rain. Sea Quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport

28 Light to moderate wind N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst & Mr. Smith went up north beach.

29 Light N.W. to S.East wind to N.W. these 24 hours with fog showers during the 24 hours Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today.

30 Light to moderate N.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to newport today.

31 Light N.W. to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. General duties for the day.

February 1 Light to moderate breeze South to North-West these 24 hours little showery first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours clearing weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper took mail to Newport.

2 Light to moderate breeze East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper scrubbing out oil and office floors. Also changing the burner in Lenses.

3 Light to moderate & fresh breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden. Mr. Smith and Keeper went fishing.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. Dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours showery. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

5 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South with rain shower during the 24 hour. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st asst & Mr. Smith killed a pig today. Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. Mr. I L Smith went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 3 P.M.

6 Fresh and strong breeze S. to South West & West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith returned to the Station at 3 P.M.

7 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after the mail.

8 Light east wind these 24 hours with clean fair but cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

February 1891

9: Light East to S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day.

10: Light winds varying from N.W. to S.W. first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. showery. Sea smooth General duties for day. Mr. Smith went to Newport.

11: Light to moderate and fresh breeze to a gale South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W.NWest rain hail & snow squalls. Sea little rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport.

12: Fresh breeze W. N.W to S.W. and South with rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours gale S. to S.W. rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for the day.

13: Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind S.West to S. East with rain, hail & snow squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived off the bar but to rough to enter. Keeper went to Newport to get some supplies, left the station at 9.30 A.M.

14: Fresh breeze West to S.East & South these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail & snow squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. Had 3 visitors.

15: Light S.East to South wind these 24 hours with rain, hail and snow showers first part of 24 hours. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley outside yet. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today. Str Willamett Valley crossed the bar at 4 P.M.

16: Light East to South wind these 24 hours, clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went fishing today.

17: Light S.East wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours hail & snow. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Mr Isaac L. Smith left the station at 11 A.M. for Newport to bring Mrs Smith home.

18: Light to moderate & fresh breze S.E. to S. and S.West & South with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keepers killed a hog today. 1st went to Newport. Mr Smith returned to the station at 11.30 A.M.

19: Fresh breeze S.West to light West wind to fresh breeze W. these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail and snow squalls. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper wen to Newport to get supplies. Left the station at 1 P.M.

20: Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail & snow squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 3 P.M. Mr Isaac L. Smith went to Newport after his Wife. Left the station at 4 P.M.

21: Strong breeze S.W. to light East and N.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, hail and snow. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going down quite low. Steamer Chance crossed over the Yaquina bar. Mr Smith returned to the station at 3 P.M.

22: Light N. East wind first part of 24 hours with light rain. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, light showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Barometer down to 29.16.

23: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S.W. with hail & snow squalls during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

February 1891

24 Light and moderate breeze S.E. to N.W. these 24 hours with hail snow and rain squalls - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer going up fast - Keeper went to Newport after mail I hear that there is a small Sloup on North beach about 2 miles that came ashore about the 20th of month.

25 Light to moderate and fresh breeze W. to S.W. these 24 hours - little damp during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst and M. I. L. Smith putting 200 galls of Mineral oil in Oil room. Today Keeper went up north beach to see [w]reck of the sloop - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Left station at 2:00 am.

26 Fresh to moderate breeze S. W. to S. East these 24 hours first half of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing today - Steamer Willamette Valley]] sailed today - Barometer going down - Keeper returned to the station at 9.30. A. M.

27 Light S. E. to East wind these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last half of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing - Mr. Smith also working in shop today.

28 Moderate and light E. & N.E to North west these 24 hours first half of 24 hours rain - Last part fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and M. I. L. Smith went to Newport

March

1 Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours dry during 24 hours and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day . Keepers went fishing Today.

2 Moderate & light East to N.W. these 24 hours clear day and cold during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keepers went fishing Had three visitors - 1st asst went to Newport.

3 Light N. East to North wind and calm day and cold and clear weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst and Mr. Smith went fishing

4 Light variable winds these 24 hours snow hail & rain during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar at 1 P.M and put some buoys down. And at 2:30 P.M. is laying off West of the light and then sailed north

5 Moderate and fresh breeze S. E. to East with rain and snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light East to N.W. wind fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing today.

6 Light N.W. to East calm dry & fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Mr. Smith working in garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9 A. M. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived this morning

7 Light east to N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fair but cool weather during 24 hours Sea very smooth - 1st asst and Mr. I. L. Smith working in garden - Keeper returned to the station at 3:00.

8 Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale South rain Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

9 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. to N.W. rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day -

10 Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate

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March 1891

10: and fresh breeze N.W. clear fair and cool weather sea smooth - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden

11: Moderate and light N. W. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fair and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden.

12: Fresh to moderate breeze East to S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

13: Moderate and wind East to S. E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick weather and light rain showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Steamer George Chance crossed the bar - Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left at 10 A.M.

14: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper planting garden - 1st asst showing visitors in tower Had 4 visitors Today - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 1:00 am.

15: Light humid S. to S. East with fair weather during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze South rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

16: Light S. to S. East wind with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & Mr. I. L. Smith planting garden.

17: Light N.W. to S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate & fresh breeze S. E. to S. rain - Sea smooth - Keeper & Mr. I. L. Smith planting garden. - Also went fishing today.

18: Light S. East wind and fair weather first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Mr. Smith spading in garden - Keeper went to Newport on bussiness - Left the station at 9 A.M. - 1st asst also went to Newport.

19: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to West and N. West these 24 hours - Rain & fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze South with fog and light rain showers - during 24 hours sea little rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down a little.

21: Fresh breeze S. to S. W. West and N. West

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March 1891

26 with frequent rain squalls - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper painting desk - Mr. Smith painting chair

27 Fresh breeze to light. West wind with rain shower during the 24 hours - Sea little rough. General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

28 Light N. W. wind with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

29 Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. E. to South wind fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

30 Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea little rough - Keepers putting 200 galls of Mineral Oil in oil room and went fishing - Keeper making out the quarterly and monthly reports - Had one visitor

31 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather during the 24 hours - Sea smoothing down - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper and Mr. Smith went fishing - Keeper also marking out the reports

April

1 Fresh breeze East to the light S. East wind dry and fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to moderate breeze N.W. rain. Sea smooth - Mr. Smith went fishing today - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Steamers Willamette Valley & George Chance arrived today.

2 Light N.W. to N. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N.W. fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport. Keeper Mr. F. M. Plummer went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 9 A.M.

3 Moderate breeze N.W. to light to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 1. P. M.

4 Light to moderate & fresh breeze S.E. to S. and N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going up. General duties for the day.

5 Light N.W. to S.E. wind to fresh breeze and gals during 24 hours, first part of 24 hours with fog showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea moderately smooth- General duties for day - Barometer going down.

6 Gale to fresh and moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is going up a little

7 Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport .

8 Light West to S. East wind damp during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

9 Light to moderate breeze S to S. East with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - The barometer is going up. Keeper returned to the station at 5:00 P.M.

10 Light to S. E. wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last

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April 1891

10 part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea rough. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

11 Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing up North beach.

12 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down slowly - Light House Tender Manzanita arrived sometime during the morning and crossed the bar at 2:30 P.M.

13 Light E. to S. E. wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith and 1st asst went fishing today - Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

15 Light East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

16 Moderate breeze south to light variable wind & calm first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze N.W. cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today - L.H. Tender Manzanita crossed Yaquina bar bound for Astoria this morning.

17 Fresh breeze N. West with frequent fog showers during these 24 hours - Sea little rough - 1st asst went to Newport and working in garden - Keeper making out requisition for the annual supplies for station the next year.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers cleaning out chicken house and making out requisition for supplies.

19 Light to moderate breeze N.W. to S.E. and South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went trout fishing - Had three visitors today.

20 Light S.E. to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

21 Light variable winds cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to a gale S.E. to South cloudy and little damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Smith went to Newport on important business left station at 8 A.M.

22 Gale to strong & fresh breeze south with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer going up a little. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 4 P.M.

23 Moderate breeze S. to S. East and S. West these 24 hours with some showery weather. General duties for the day. Sea very rough. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived but to rough to cross bar.

24 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S. East and S. West with rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The bar to rough for steamer to cross Today. Mr. I. L. Smith went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 8 A.M.

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April 1891

25 Light S.E. and East wind to South. Fresh breeze and gale these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamette Valley crossed bar today - Keeper went up north beach - 1st asst went to Newport - Mr. Smith arrived at the cape at 11:30 AM

26 Strong breeze S. to light S.East wind and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze to a gale south with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 8 A.M.

27 Strong breeze to light South wind with hard rain during the 24 hours - Sea very rough. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 5:00 P.M.

28 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. and S. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport

29 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. little cloudy first part of 24 hours - fair weather last part Sea smooth - Keeper went fishing and working in the garden - 1st asst & Mr. Smith also working in garden. - Str Willamette Valley sailed today.

30 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing today.

May

1 Moderate and light N.W. winds first part of 24 hours with clear fair weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N.W. little foggy - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport.

2 Fresh and moderate breeze to light N.W. wind and thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to South wind fair weather and heigh dry fog - General duties for day - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport.

3 Fresh and moderate breeze South damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South. Damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went 10 miles up the coast.

4 Fresh breeze to moderate wind during these 24 hours with hard rain most of the time - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

5 Light S.E. wind and rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds damp - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Had three visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer arrived today.

6 Light to moderate breeze S.W. to South rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South to N.W. wind showery - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith sawing wood on the beach.

7 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours little damp but mostly fair weather - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today - Sea smooth - Two visitors today - Keeper & Mr. Smith sawing wood on beach - Keepers painting on picket fence today.

8 Moderate breeze to light wind and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fair weather - Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport on business - 1st asst and Mr. I.L. Smith painting the picket fence.

9 Fresh breeze to light and fresh breeze - There 24 hours clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers painting on picket fence and completed it today - The barometer is going down a little.

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May 1891

24 Light N.West wind these 24 hours with damp fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

25 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth. Keepers painting dome railings & parapet - Also whitewashing inside of tower.

26 Light S. to S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours with light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went after razor clams. Keepers painting lantern floor stairs and watchroom floor black also getting stage ready to paint Bracketts - 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

27 Light variable winds cloudy but dry these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - The barometer is going down a little - Keepers painting the bracketts and getting stage ready and mixing paint to paint tower.

28 Light S. to S.W. and West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with some fog showers mostly first part of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the main part of tower white and putting away staging.

29 Moderate and light S. to S.E. and S.W. winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith painting tower winds and base of tower.

30 Light South wind and calm damp during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport to attend decoration day.

31 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today.

June

1 Light N.W. wind & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left station at 8 A.M. - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working on the road today.

2 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. Keeper returned to the station at 8 A.M. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 1 P.M. Keepers painting iron railings and floor black - 1st asst and Mr. I.L. Smith working on the road today.

3 Moderate breeze to light N.W. and North wind these 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst cleaning and painting in his quarters. Keepers also painting window sash in tower and oil room also chimneys of oil house and steps of dwelling and cellar doors.

4 Light N.W. to S.E. wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting the grass inside of the yard - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

5 Light South wind these 24 hours with little damp and cloudy - Sea smooth - 1st asst painting in his quarters and working in garden & cutting grass - Mr. Smith also working in the garden today.

6 Light S. to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea very little rough - 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst also painting in his quarters and cleaning weeds from the brick walk around dwelling - Keeper writing out the reports.

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August 1891

20 the wood to the keepers - General duties for the day 1st asst went to Newport after mail - Had thirty two visitors today.

21 Fresh to moderate breeze and light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport - Had eighteen visitors today. Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport and took the oath of office as 2nd asst at this station.

22 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had twenty three visitors today - The barometer is going down a little today. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 9 A.M.

23 Fresh to moderate and strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Had thirty two visitors. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. - Mr. I.L. Smith 2nd asst went to a wedding at Newport - Left the station at 9 A.M.

24 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Had nine visitors today. Keeper went to Newport after a new pump for cistern. Mr. I.L. Smith 2nd asst returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

25 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning out hen house - Had thirty four visitors.

26 Moderate breeze N.W. to light south wind with thick damp fog - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind smookey & warm - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst whitewashing hen-house - 1st asst went to Newport. Had twenty eight visitors today. Willamette Valley sailed today.

27 Light N.W. to south wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Keeper also repairing horse stall in barn - Had twelve visitors today.

28 Light south wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Had fourty five visitors today - Keeper F.M. Plummer went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 9 A.M.

29 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during these 24 hours - General duties for the day. Had twenty one visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper Mr. F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 10 A.M.

30 Light N.W. wind with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Had nine visitors today.

31 Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Watson brought 19 chickens to Keeper & 2nd asst - Had nine visitors today.

September 1991

1 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather but smooky - Sea smooth - Had 25 visitors - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst. went to Newport - Keeper got the [galvanized pipe]] today for house.

2 Light N.W. to S wind with thick damp fog during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - Had three visitors - General duties for the day - Keeper digging a few potatoes today.

3 Light South wind and calm with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate N.W. wind clearing weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport.

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October 1891

22 Light to moderate fresh & strong breeze S. E. to S. & S. West these 24 hours with rain. Sea moderately smooth. The barometer is going up. 2nd asst killed a goose today. General duties for the day.

23 Moderate to fresh and strong breeze South E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea moderately rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst killed a Goose today. Keeper and 2nd assistant went to Newport after some supplies.

24 Fresh to moderate breeze and light wind S. E. & South with rain these 24 hours the barometer is going up. Sea little rough. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. 1st asst went Geese hunting. General duties for day.

25 Light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Had four visitors today.

26 Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. and South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport.

27 Moderate breeze S. to East & S. these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours dry & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day.

28 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day. - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport today.

29 Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls with thunder & lightning - Sea quite rough - Keepers cleaning out the ??? and illuminating apparatus - the barometer is going up.

30 Moderate & light S.W. to East wind with damp weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed. 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport.

31 Moderate to light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went hunting and after mushrooms - 2nd asst also working in garden.

November

1 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze East to S.E. and South - these 24 hours - with cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Had five visitors.

2 Fresh to strong breeze South to a light gale first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze and light wind South with rain most of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - A duck struck the lantern & killed itself.

3 Light wind to fresh breeze & gale East to S. East and South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over to Mr. Megginsons to have a cow killed.

4 Strong to fresh & moderate breeze South these 24 hours with hard rain during the 24 hours - Sea very rough. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to take a beef. General duties for day - Mr. Jhon Graves the forman on the Government duty was knocked off by the heavy seas and drowned at about 10.30 A.M. this morning.

5 Moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers during these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd asst went geese hunting today - 1st asst went to Newport on business - Steamer arrived today.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze South to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze. A light S.W. to West clearing weather - Sea quite smooth - 1st & 2nd asst geese hunting also 2nd asst working in garden.

7 Light W. N. West wind with rain and hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours little showery but mostly fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

November

26 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with damp weather during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer & 2nd asst I.L. Smith. Steamer arrived today went to Newport.

27 Light S. East to South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cleaning out hen house.

28 Light S.E to South wind with these 24 hours little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 11A.M.

29 Light to moderate strong breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain last part of 24 hours. Fresh breeze South cloudy an threatening weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 P.M.

30 Gale to fresh breeze South to S. West with rain, thunder and lightening during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very ???. Barometer going up. General duties for the day.

December

1 Strong breeze S.E. to S. West & West with rain squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the monthly reports. Left the station at 9A.M.

2 Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind W. N. West with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned at 10A.M.

3 Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale East with cold rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamette sailed today. Barometer down to 29.20 at 2P.M.

4 Moderate & fresh and strong breeze N.W. rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport.

5 Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport.

6 Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day.

7 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Barometer down to 29.76. General duties for the day. Pebbles blew against window in Keepers dwelling and broack two panes of glass. Also blew down considerable fenceing during the storm.

8 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.78 at 2P.M. Keeper repairing the garden and other fences that blew down during the storm of yeasterday.

9 Moderate breeze S.W. to S.East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind rain & hail squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. 1st asst putting dressing on the garden. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 galls of oil in Oil-room.

10 Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on business. Left the station at 9:30 A.M. The O.P. Railroad tug crossed the Bar at 4:30 P.M. to look for a disabled steamer at was reported to be somewhere off Yaquina about 15 miles.

11 Light S. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived sometime during the night with the Steamer Maggie Ross in tow disabled and was towed into Yaquina bay have not learned the particulars yet.

12 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate and fresh and strong breeze South little damp. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Keeper went over to collect date for makeing Wreck report about the diabled condition of steamer Maggie Ross. One man was found ded abord of her. Will probably get a correct report in a day or two and send to Inspector of district.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

Dec

13 Strong to fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.

14 Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind dry. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day.

15 Moderate breeze to light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today. Keeper went to Newport. Had 1 visitor.

16 Moderate breeze to light wind S.E. to South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.W. with frequent rain squalls. Sea rough. Keeper & 2nd asst getting lice off of the hens and cleaning the hen roosts. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get the news about the Maggie Ross that was towed into Yaquina and make out the Wreck report about it. Keeper Frank M. Plummer left the station at 1P.M.

17 Fresh breeze to moderate and light wind S.W. to S.E. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 2nd asst putting dressing on his garden. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. I understand that there is a great ammount of lumber coming ashore on the beach south of Yaquina bay. Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport left the station at 3P.M.

18 Light S.E. wind with fair weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breze S.E. to S. & S. W. with rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day.

19 Light S. to S.W. wind with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

20 Moderate N.W. to fresh breeze South to S.West and West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is 30 and 4/10.

21 Strong West to N.W. breeze with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst makeing a trap door in hen house.

22 Moderate breeze S. to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale S. to S. W. rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the mail. Left station at 9 A.M.

23 Fresh breeze to a gale W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. Steamer Willamett laying off to rough to enter Yaquina.

24 Strong breeze N. West to light North wind with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. to East wind clear and cool weather. Sea little rough. Steamer Willamett crossed bar today. Keeper went to Newport. General duties today. 2nd asst went to Newport to spend cristmas. Left at 10 A.M.

25 Light E. to S.E. wind first part of 24 hours with light hail & snow. Last part of 24 hours Gale South rain. General duties. Sea rough.

26 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.70 at 3 P.M.

27 Gale to fresh breeze S. to W. and S. West first part of 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. showery. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst returned to the station at 1P.M.

28 Fresh breeze S. West to light S.E. wind with hail & rain squall first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain & Gale from the S.E. to ???. Sea very rough. Keeper putting new stove pipe in Oil room stove. 1st asst went to Newport.

29 Heavy gale S. East to S.W. first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W. rain &

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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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14: 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport to attend Grand Army meeting. Left the station at 1.P.M.

15: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst returned to the station at 10.A.M. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 10.A.M.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Had 4 visitors- Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

17: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light N. West to North wind first part clear & cool last part of 24 hours a little cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Steamer Willappa sailed from Yaquina to Coos Bay today. General duties for day.

18: Light N. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning illuminating apparatus today. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail.

19: Light S. East to N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers scrubbing hall and Oil room floors. 1st Asst went to Newport today.

20: Fresh and moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea Smooth. Keepers went fishing. Keeper cleaning paint work in lantern. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail.

21: Light S.E. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail.

22: Strong breeze to light Gale East these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail.

23: Fresh breeze East to South these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea little rough. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd Asst went up North beach to try and fish for trout.

24: Moderate breeze S. East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went over and cleared logs from the roaid so that the team could go to Newport. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

25: Strong breeze East first part of 24 hours, cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale. S.E. to South, light rain shower. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.55 Keeper putting wood in 2nd Asst cellar today.

26: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, cloudy but dry. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after the mail.

27: Moderate breeze to light S.W. to South wind these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day.

28: Strong to fresh breeze South these 24 hours and rain most of the time. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1.30 P.M.

29: Fresh to strong breeze South to S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to West wind with rain most of 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after the mail. Steamer George Chance started to cross into Yaquina don't know wheather she got in safe or not - too thick to see from the light.

30: Light N.W. to East and S. East winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst Isaac L. Smith went to Newport today.

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather

1892 January 31: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather dry & cool during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today for San Francisco.

February 1: Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 gals of Mineral Oil in Oil room.

2: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East to N.W. wind. Clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing today. 1st asst fixing garden fence. 2nd asst putting a frame of glass in cellar window.

3: Light N.W. to fresh breeze East to S.E. first part of 24 hours. Cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind; rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29.80 Had a light shock of Earthquake at about 8.20 P.M. from N.E. to S.W.

4: Light S.E. to East and N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine, and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport today.

5. Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours, little cloudy but dry during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went over to beach to clear out the rhoad (sp). Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

6: Light S. East to East and N.W. winds these 24 hours with clear, fine, and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 2 P.M.

7: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

8: Light South to East wind, damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport today. Steamer Maggie Ross??? sailed for San Francisco today at 8 A.M.

9: Moderate breeze N.W. to S.W. and South these 24 hours with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst Edward Rice??? went to Newport for the day.

10: Light South wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick damp fog. General duties for the day. Keepers went fishing today.

11: Light variable winds & calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm wind light N.W. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport today.

12: Light N.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours with thick fog, showers most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 8.30 A.M.

13: Light winds to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport today.

14: Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze. N.W. clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day.

15: Light N.W. to variable winds and calm for first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. A boat with six men & mate landed here at 11 A.M. from the Sealing schooner Oscar and Hattie hunting for a missing boat. [continued on following page]

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

March

11: Moderate breeze to S. to S.E. to light wind first part of 24 hours with frequent fog showers. Last part of 24 hours light S. to No.W. wind, fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport.

12: Light variable wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and dry weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper, 2nd asst, & Mr Ford cleaning hack??? ready to paint. Had five visitors. The barometer is going down a little.

13: Light variable winds and little damp first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light S. E. to South wind cloudy and little damp. See smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst went fishing today.

14: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. E. to North wind fair weather. Sea smooth 1st. asst went to Newport. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

15: Light variable winds and calm rain thunder and lightening & thunder first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and some thick fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went after some brush??? to support his peas.

16: Light N. W. to S. E. wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. See little rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport today.

17: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. with frequent fog showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Williamett Valley arrived and crossed bar at 10.30 A.M.

18: Light S. E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.E. to S. and S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't planting some garden today.

19: Moderate breeze S.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport today. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 8.30 A.M.

20: Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and a little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going up. Mr. I. L. Smith returned to the station at 3.30 P.M. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco today.

21: Light W.N.West wind first part of 24 hours with little damp weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather. Sea little rough. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't painting the Keeper's hack???.

22: Light East and S.East wind with cloudy but dry weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain showers. Sea quite smooth. 1st ass't went to Newport. Keeper and 2nd ass't painting hack???

23: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to West and N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper painting on hack today. Had two visitors.

24: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. to S.W. fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport today.

25: Moderate breeze S.W. to N.W. with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't vanishing hack today.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze S. East to South and S. West these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

1892

March

27: Light S.West to East S. and S.W. breeze these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.84. Steamer Willamett Valley crossed the Yaquima bar at 10.A.M.

28: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. to S.West with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper varnishing his Hack today. 2nd ass't went to Newport on business.

29: Gale to moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed. Keeper making out Quarterly & Monthly returns. 1st ass't went to Newport today.

30: Light S. East wind with rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West N.W. wind fair weather. Sea very rough. The barometer is going up. Keepers putting Keeper's hack together today.

31: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh freeze to a light gale S.E. to S. cloud and little damp. Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. Keeper making out Quarterly and Monthly returns.

April

1: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze South to S. West with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing and went to Newport to take the Quarterly and Monthly reports.

2: Light variable winds with rain and hail showers during most of 24 hours. The barometer is going up at little it stands 29.90 at 4.P.M. Sea little rough. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport for some supplies.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze West to N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is going [up] it is 30.20 at 3.30 P.M.

4: Light N.W. to variable winds and calm these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing today. 1st ass't also went to Newport. Keepers putting 200 gall of Oil in Oil room and cleaning lamp and polishing it today.

5: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 1st ass't cleaning burner today. The barometer is going down a little it is 30.35 at 2. P.M.

6: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. cloudy but dry. Sea little rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after Mr. Plummer and got some supplies. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived and crossed bar this morning.

7: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with fair weather during 24 hours. General duties for day. Keeper working in shop today. 1st ass't went to Newport today.

8: Light N.W. to East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South, cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Keeper working in shop. Steamer Willamett sailed today. The barometer is going down. Had four visitors today.

9: Moderate breeze to light South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper working in shop today.

10: Moderate breeze S.W. to N.W. and light N.W. wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer George O'Hana sailed this morning.

11: Light N.W. to variable winds, these Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport for some supplies. Left station at 8.A.M. 1st ass't went fishing.

12: Moderate brreze N.W. to fresh breeze South these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours little damp. [continued on following page]

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April 12: [continued from preceding page] Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 1030 A.M. Keeper making a dark room for Mrs. Plummer to develop pictures in.

13: Moderate breeze S. to East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind and calm, first part dry and fair. Last part little damp. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd ass't making a hen coop. 1st ass't went to Newport and also went fishing. Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport after the mail I presume. Left the station at 2.30 P.M. The barometer is going down.

14: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S. East first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze to Gale S.E. to S. and S.W. damp. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer went down to 29.54 up to 29.90 at 4.P.M. Mr. Edward Rice, 1st ass't returned to the station at 5.30 P.M. The barometer is going up.

15: Fresh breeze S.W. to S.E. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today.

16: Light S. East to South and S.W. wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours rain and hail showers. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after some supplies. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't making a Incubator??? today.

17: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing Steamer Willamett sailed today. Had two visitors today.

18: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went to Newport on business. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 8.A.M.

19: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport. Keeper making out the requisition for annual supplies for year for 1892 to 1893. 2nd ass't returned to the station at 1.P.M.

20: Light N.W. to S. East wind fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going down. Keeper and 2nd ass't went trout fishing up the North beach today & cau[gh]t 40??? fish.

21: Light South toe N.W. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport on business and recreation. Left station at 8.A.M.

22: Light W. to S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South with frequent light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't returned to Station at 11.30 A.M.

23: Light S. to S.East wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd ass'ts went fishing. Keeper went to Newport.

24: Moderate and fresh to gale S. to S.W. these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea very rough. The barometer went down to 29.55 it is going up very fast, it is 30.16 at 5. P.M. General duties for the day.

25: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather. Keeper making out a bill of lumber to repair fences, steps around Keeper's dwelling and went fishing. 1st ass't went to Newport. Steam[er] Willamett crossed bar this morning.

26: Light N.W. to S.E. to S. West wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went up north beach trout fishing.

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April

27: Light variable winds and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper making out a bill of lumber for repair of fence & steps.

28: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze to a gale. E. to S.E. and South with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. The barometer went down to 29.80???

29: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport after the mail and supplies.

30: Light S Wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. & S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper fixing hen coop. 1st ass't also went to Newport.

May

1: Light South to S. East and East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light South wind rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper went clamming today.

2: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with fair and dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

3: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours with a little thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Keeper working in the garden. Steamer Willamett crossed bar from San Francisco. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after the mail. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 4.P.M. U.S. Light House Tender passed pay??? the rap??? going South to attend to the buoys at Yaquina bay.

4: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with clear fine weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

5: Light S. to S.E. wind with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper went to Newport on May 5th, 1892 Inspection Important business. Left the Station at 9 A.M. The barometer stands 30.8 at 1 P.M. today. U.S. Light House tender arrived at 5 P.M. Inspector landed and made inspection and left for Astoria at 5.30 P.M.

6: Light N.W. to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

7: Light S.W. to South wind with frequent rain & hail showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going up stands 30.22 at 7 P.M. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

8: Light S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair and dry weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors today. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing today.

9: Light N.W. wind with fair weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to N.W. wind, rain. Sea very smooth. Keeper went to Newport on business. 1st and 2nd ass't painting roof of store house, 1st ass't quarters, and Oil house.

10: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd ass't mixing paint to paint buildings. 1st ass't working on the road and went to Newport today. 1st ass't Edward Rice and 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith putting 200 galls of Mineral oil in Oil room today.

11: Moderate breeze S.E. to south to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. [continued on next page]

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May

11: [continued from preceding page] Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working on the road. 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

12: Light variable winds with light fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't working on the road today.

13: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers painting the barn and some on the picket fence around dwelling.

14: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.E. wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. The Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 5 P.M. Keeper painting on dwelling today.

15: Light to moderate fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

16: Fresh to strong breeze South thee 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite rough. The barometer is up to 30.50 at 4 P.M. Keeper painting trimmings on Keeper's dwelling today.

17: Moderate breeze S. to light S.E. & East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., fair weather. Sea little rough. Keepers painting chimneys and door??? of Keeper's dwelling.

18: Fresh breeze N. West thee 24 hours, first part of 24 hours little high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't and 2nd ass't painting roof of woodshed & whitewashing tight board fence. At 6. P.M. sighted three ship's boats coming toward the cape and landed, it proved to be the entire crew of the ship St. Charles that blew up by coal gas at 8.40 A.M. the 17th. The Captain and crew taking to the boats. The Capt and two of the crew are badly burned and are at the Station taking care of them the best that we can. Gave the entire crew supper and lodging and breakfast. Have telegraphed to agents particulars concerning the accident.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. thee 24 hours with fair & clear weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after Dr. Rich to attend the sick men also Dr. Smith is attending them. 14 of crew went to Newport today to get accommodations awaiting to go to San Francisco. Had two visitors today. Captain Chapman died at 12 A.M. from the injuries received from the explosion of the ship St. Charles off Cape Foulweather.

20: Light to moderate breeze S.E. to N.West these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keepers went to Newport to get casket and arrange for the burial of Capt. Chapman at 10. A.M. Tomorrow. Mr. Briggs and Joseph Briggs assisting some in taking care of sick men. Keeper had the other two men taken to Newport where they can be better treated by the doctor.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze to a gale N.W. these 24 hours with some high dry fog a flying. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Capt. Chapman was buried on the cape a mile back this morning. The crew came over from Newport to attend funeral. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keepers went to funeral. The two men at Newport are not so well today.

22: Strong to fresh breeze. N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The 1st Mate with four men came over and got the three boats that came from the St. Charles off the beach and the O.G.??? railroad tug towed them to Yaquina city to be sent to owners at San Francisco on the Steamer Willamett Valley tomorrow. Had two visitors today.

23: Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on business and to see the two men that were injured [continued on next page]

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May

23: [continued from preceding page] on the wreck of the St. Charles, they are not quite so well as they were here at the Station. The first mate of the St. Charles is paying the expenses of death of Capt and leaves for San Francisco tomorrow. 15 of the crew went down to San Francisco this morning on Willamett Valley.

24: Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers painting dome and parapet & scraping rust off iron railing preparatory to painting it black.

25: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with little cloudy weather. First part clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers painting brackets fixing stage for painting tower & mixing paint. 1st ass't went to Newport.

26: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers whitewashing and painting Oil House and working on the rhoad today.

27: Moderate to light N.W. wind and dry first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable to S.W. and South wind with light rain. Sea smooth. Keepers painting the main part of the tower white from brackets to base today.

28: Light South to S.W. wind these 24 hours with light rain during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't whitewashing in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport to order the lumber to do the needed repairs at the station.

29: Light S.West to N. West to moderate breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't weeding out his garden.

30: Light N.W. wind with light fog shower first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clearing weather. Sea smooth. 1st ass't whitewashing fences and painting base of tower black. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had four visitors today.

31: Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours. First part little cloudy. Last part clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st ass't painting railing and parapet and painting roof of Oil House. Steamer Willamett arrived today. Had six visitors today.

June

1: Light South to N. West wind with rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed at 4 P.M. for San Francisco and took the two men that were burned so bad that were from the St. Charles to the hospital at San Francisco. Keeper went to Newport on business. 1st ass't painting and whitewashing in his quarters today.

2: Light variable wind & calm with frequent light rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Sea smooth. The barometer is up to 30.50. Keepers whitewashing fences and painting the lattice work green on front porch of Keeper's dwelling.

3: Light N.W. wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. The barometer 30.40. Keepers cleaning paint work in lantern preparing to paint it also cleaning illuminating apparatus. 1st ass't working on road today.

4: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours, cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with light rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper painting the interior of lantern white, sash, & etc.

5: Light South to S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fine & warm weather. sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors today. Keeper working in garden today.

6: Light S. East wind and dry fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went to Newport to vote today.

7: Moderate breeze to light South wind, rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh & moderate breeze South, rain & hail squalls. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning lens plate glass of Lantern also brushing the interior of walls of tower preparing to whitewash them.

8: Light S. East wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm [continued on following page]

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August

30: [continued from previous page] U.S. Steamer Manzanita left Yaquina bay and sailed South to supply stations south of this light.

31: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear fine weather but a little smokey. Sea smooth. Keeper putting the supply of Oil in Oil house. 2nd went to Newport. Oliver hauling supplies. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had 11 visitors.

September

1: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine but little smokey weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper putting oil in Oil-house. Oliver hauling Oil from Newport. Keeper went to Newport. Had eight visitors.

2: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours with smokey weather. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, clear, fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Oliver hauling Oil from Newport to the Cape. Keeper putting Oil in Oil-house. 1st ass't went to Newport. Had 10 visitors today. 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower. Steamer Willamett Valley & George Chance crossed bar at 3.30 P.M. Steamer Manzanita passed by the light going north within about 1 mile north of light, turned and went back and went into Yaquina bay.

3: Light variable wind and calm first part of 24 hours with fair and smokey weather. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind. Sea smooth. Keeper putting Oil in Oil-house. Mr. Oliver finished hauling Oil from Newport. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had 4 visitors. U.S. Steamer Manzanita came out of Yaquina bay and passed by the cape at 7.30 A.M., bound north. Keeper & 2nd ass't hauling hay hauled from Newport to cape.

4: Light South wind and calm with thick, damp fog and smokey weather during these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had twenty visitors today. The barometer has been down to 29.80 and 27.90 for the past week.

5: Light wind S. to S.E. and calm with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze East to S.E. and South with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper putting hay in barn. Had 9??? visitors. The barometer is down to 29.78 at 4.P.M.

6: Moderate breeze to light South wind with thick, damp fog showers. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, some fog but clearing weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Had 4 visitors today. 1st ass't went to Newport after mail.

7: Light N.W. to variable winds with thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., fair but some smokey. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower and went fishing. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco at 11 A.M. Had 24 visitors. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport today. Mr. Stimpson??? hauled the last load of hay today.

8: Light wind to moderate fresh & strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather but some smokey. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower & went fishing. 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had 14 visitors. Keeper fixing platform of the east side of barn. Keeper had a letter from owners of sealing boat on beach to sell her and pay all charges and send bill amt to them.

9: Fresh to moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with thick, dap fog most of the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had 12 visitors today. 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went up north beach trout fishing today.

10: Light South wind with thick, damp fog during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 9 visitors today. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't practicing graining. Keeper went to Newport to get supplies.

11: Light South wind & calm with thick, damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties. 2nd ass't learning to grain wood work. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had seven??? visitors today.

12: Light South wind with thick damp fog and smoke during most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. The barometer is down to 29.64 at 3.P.M. Keeper putting 200 Gals of Oil in Oil room. 2nd ass't digging potatoes. 1st ass't went fishing today. Had three visitors.

13: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport. 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower & working in garden and packing wood from beach to top of bluff. Had fourteen visitors today.

14: Light South wind & calm these 24 hours. Dry, fair, cloudy & smokey during these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. [continued on next page]

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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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October

15 [continued from previous page] visitors today - 2nd asst arrived at the station at 1.P.M. from Newport and brought some Oates for horses.

16: Light wind East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showed two visitors in the tower.

17: Light wind N.W. to moderate breeze W. to S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after Oates - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper sold boat belonging to Pacific Sealing Company at Victoria - to Mr McDonald of Newport for the sum of $25.00 by order of said Sealing Company.

18: Light variable winds with light rain showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Oates from Newport to Cape Foulweather today.

19: Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Oates & Wheat from Newport - 1st and 2nd assts also went fishing today.

20: Light N. West wind & clam first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light, East to N. West wind clear fine and warm, during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport and hauled wheat for chickens. Mr McDonald of Newport who bought the boat belonging to Pacific Sealing Co of Victoria and took it around to Newport today.

21: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather but a little heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Wheat for chickens - 1st asst went fishing today.

22: Light South East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind - Cloudy but dry most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper cleaning the burner preparing to change it monday - Keeper also went to Newport to attend at political meeting - Left the station at 1.P.M.

23: Light to N. West wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & cloudy during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

24: Light N. West wind with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from San Francisco today - Keepers cleaning illuminating apparatus and changing burner - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing today.

25: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze East with clear dry and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning and whitewashing hen house - 1st asst went fishing today.

26: Fresh to strong breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport on business today. Hoisted American Ensign on account of Mr Harrison's Death.

27: Fresh breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.E. to South - with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco at 2 P.M. - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2 P.M.

28: Moderate breeze to light S to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over on the beach hunting for water agets.

29: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Georg Chance arrived from Astoria. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer is down to 27.88 at 4. P.M.

30: Fresh to strong & moderate breeze S. East to S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but mostly fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day.

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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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November

15 [continued from preceding page]: hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper putt a pane of glass in window of hen house - The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2.30 P.M.

16: Strong & fresh breeze N. W. to light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Steamer Willamett arrived off bar to rough to enter.

17: Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale S. East to South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is 30.16 at 2. P.M.

18: Fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - The barometer is 30.13 - Keeper packing wood up from the beach -

19: Fresh and strong breeze S. to N. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper painting window sill in his quarters - 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport today.

20: Light variable wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today.

21: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South - with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst scrubbing his floors in his quarters. Steamer George Chance crossed by today.

22: Gale to fresh breeze S. East to South and S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of the 24 hours. Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went on the beach and packed up some wood - The barometer is down to 29.64 today. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

23: Strong to fresh breeze West & S. W. with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind with rain & cool weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst packing up wood from the beach. The barometer down to 29.78 during 24 hours.

24: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze S. W. to South with frequent rain & hail showers and thunder & lightening - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

25: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

26: Light S. East wind 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 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.70.

27: Fresh to strong breeze to a gale East to S. E. with frequent rain showers - during these 24 hours - Sea moderately rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is down to 28.90 at 3.P.M. the lowest since having the barometer at the station.

28: Gale S. East South and S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - during 24 hours. Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper packing wood from beach - The barometer is down to 29.15.

29: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over on the beach and hauled some wood - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. The barometer stands 29.40 today.

30: Moderate breeze S. East to South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went on beach after mussells - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer is 29.32 today.

December

1: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail the monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing today.

2: Light S. East wind to gale & fresh S. W. breeze with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. [continued on next page]

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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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