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1904 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at

1904

October

18 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in shop & garden.

19 Light east & north wind dry & fair - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.40 to 30.35 - 1st asst went two miles from the station to pick berries - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

20 Light north wind dry & fair - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.35 to 30.20 - Keeper working in his part of garden - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning out shop and store house - 2nd asst putting up stove in his quarters - 1st asst working in barn.

21 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper writeing in office - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning in there quarters - Barometer 30.20 to 30.03.

22 Light variable to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.03 to 30.15 - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

23 Moderate & fresh breeze north with fair weather & heigh dry fog - Sea little rough - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for day - 1st asst picking berries 2 miles from station.

24 Light north and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.86 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - 1st and Keeper cleaning in there quarters - 2nd asst washing & cooking.

25 Fresh breeze east to light S. east and south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.98 - Keeper working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport - 1st asst working in shop.

26 Light variable and north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.12 - Keeper & assts cleaning all brass work - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in shop today.

27 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.03 - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Light variable winds these 24 hours with heigh dry fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts killing & dressing a hog.

29 Moderate breeze east to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper went to Newport - Barometer 29.60 - General duties for day.

30 Gale south to moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy little damp - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 30.02 - Keeper & 1st asst packing pork.

31 Light S. east to east and south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newpot to post mail.

Last edit 10 months ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1904

November

1 Moderate & fresh breeze S. east to light south wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.84 - Keeper went to Toledo on important business - Left sta at 9 A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

2 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.07 today.

3 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 29.95. 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and important business - Keeper returned to the sta at 9:30 A.M.

4 Fresh breeze east to south and light west wind these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st asst repairing pump in kitchen - 2nd asst repairing lock on door in dwelling.

5 Moderate breeze S. east with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper and 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.96.

6 Light wind to moderate breeze S. east these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.92.

7 Moderate to fresh breeze and light S. to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.20 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst working in shop.

8 Fresh breeze & light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - Keeper and assts went to Newport to vote and get supplies and mail.

9 Fresh breeze east dry and warm these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.10 to 30.02 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning brass cases.

10 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper showing two visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst went to Toledo on important business & get supplies - Left sta at 9:15 A.M.

11 Fresh breeze & light east wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light-House Tender Heather arrived off the Yaquina Bar at 7:30 A.M. and passed the station going north at 8 A.M. - 1st asst returned to the station at 7 P.M. from Toledo.

12 Light east wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours with fair weather and cloudy - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.88 - 1st asst went one mile from sta after beech to make fence in garden.

13 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.92 - General duties for the day - Keeper showing three visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went to Toledo on important business. Left sta at 10 A.M.

14 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S & S. east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 29.40 - 1st asst returned from Toledo at 3:30 P.M.

15 Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.40 to 29.95 - General duties for day - Keeper repairing buggy - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

16 Fresh breeze south and gale S.E. & south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.55 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper writeing in office & sawing wood in celler.

17 Fresh breeze south & light S. east to S. & S.W. & W.N. west these 24 hours ??? 17 Nov. ??? Keeper. with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies also working in the shop - Barometer 29.55 to 29.96 - Keeper working in the barn & writeing in the office.

Last edit 10 months ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

Nov.

17 Commander L.C. Heilner arrived at the sta at 1:30 P.M. Inspected sta and left for Newport at 2:30 P.M.

18 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 30.10 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in garden.

19 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.75 - General duties for day - 1st asst working in shop.

20 Gale south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.65 to 29.84 - General duties for the day. Gale south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.84 to 29.64 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - 1st asst working on wheelbarrow in shop - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

21 Gale these 24 hours south with rain - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.64 - 1st asst working in the shop.

22 Gale south to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.64 to 29.92 - Keeper writeing in office - 1st asst completed wheelbarrow and working on the road next to the beach - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

23 Light north to east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and damp. Sea smooth - Generale duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.92 to 29.82.

24 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very smo oth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.78 - 1st asst showing one visitor in the tower.

25 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.98 to 29.94 - 1st asst painted wheelbarrows and working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport to take oath of office as 2nd asst.

26 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.94 to 29.60 - 1st asst working in the garden.

27 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with rain hail & lightning first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair & cloudy - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 30.02 - Keeper writeing in office.

28 Light S. east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.05 - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper & 2nd asst washing.

29 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair weather - General duties for the day - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 29.48 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper makeing out monthly reports.

30 Fresh breeze east to S. and S. west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.48 to 29.82 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after and to post the mail.

Last edit 10 months ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1904

December

1: Fresh breeze & light West & variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.82 to 30.10. Keeper showing two visitors in the tower. 1st and 2nd asst went over on Beach to see the abandoned waterloged Barkentine Quickstep And to se if they could render any assistance. The American Barkentine Quickstep abandoned & waterloged and loaded with lumber struck the rocks at 7:30 A.M. and then went on the sand Beach. The lumber in hold can be saved. But the vessel is a total Wreck. The Life saving crew from Yaquina is at Wreck.

2: Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.06. 1st asst went over to the Wreck of Quickstep. The Barkentine Quickstep went all to pieces during last night.

3: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine & cool. Last part of 24 fair & cloudy. Sea very smooth. Barometer 30.06 to 29.90. 1st asst went over to the Wreck. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4: Fresh breeze and light East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 30.05. 1st asst went over to the Wreck on beach. 2nd Asst showing six visitors in the Tower.

5: Light East wind dry & cool these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Also working on the Wreck on beach. 2nd asst cutting wood on the Beach one mile from station.

6: Fresh and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.05. 1st asst went over to Wreck of Quickstep. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

7: Light S.E. & S. wind these 24 hours with light rain. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.10 to 30.02. Genreal duties for day. 1st asst working in the shop.

8: Light variable and S. East winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 30.02 to 29.86. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd asst went on beach after wood.

9: Fresh breeze S. East to South amd S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.95 to 30.10. 2nd asst showing two visitors in Tower. 1st asst working in the shop.

10: Light S. West wind with rain showers first of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.12 to 29.88. 1st asst went over to Wreck. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

11: Fresh breeze East to South and S. West these 24 hours with rain hail & lightning. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 29.85. 1st asst working in the shop. Keeper working on Quarterly reports to Inspector.

12: Light S. East wind with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Barometer 29.68 to 29.98. 1st asst working in shop and taking covers off of Coal Oil cases to empt them. Keeper working on Quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer.

13: Light S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.12. Keeper writeing in Office. 1st asst. went over to Wreck. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14: Fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.10 to 29.95 today.

15: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with fair & cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.42. Keeper & 2nd asst puting 200 gallons of oil in Oil butts. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper writeing in office.

16: Moderate breeze East to fresh breeze South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst working in shop & showing one visitor in Tower. Keeper working on Quarterly reports. Barometer 30.20.

17: Light South and variable winds rain these 24 hours. 1st & 2nd assts cleaning burner. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.80.

Last edit 10 months ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

194

December

18 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst showing 2 visitors in tower - Barometer 30.22.

19 Light south to north wind these 24 hours with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.26 - 2nd asst washing - Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop today.

20 Moderate breeze east to light S. to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21 Fresh breeze south to west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fine weather. Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.75 to 29.80 - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

22 Fresh breeze S. west to east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.40 - 1st asst went for a short walk from sta - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

23 Fresh and moderate breeze S.E. to S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers - Sea rough. General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.70 & 29.60 - Keeper and assts killing & dressing a hog - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the stationat 8:15 P.M.

24 Fresh breeze east to W.N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.80 - 2nd asst polishing burner for lennes lamp - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst returned to the station at 1 P.M.

25 Fresh breeze W.N. west these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.25 today.

x 26 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair weather & cool - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst working in shop - Barometer 30.25 to 29.80.

29 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.88 - Keeper showing five visitors in tower and working on quarterly and monthly reports to Engineer and Inspector - 1st asst working in the shop and gathering roots in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30 Light S. to S. west wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.46 - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst working in the shop today.

31 Fresh breeze west to light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.46 to 30.10 - Keeper & 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport to post reports to Inspector.

Last edit 10 months ago by caroleholmson

1906-07 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

January

1 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.10 - Keeper & assts replacing flag staff - 1st asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working in sta garden.

2 Light south wind these 24 hours with damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.30 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in his part of the garden.

3 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper working in garden - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst washing - Barometer 30.10.

4 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.28 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on annual aquisitions for supplies.

5 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and little damp - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail - Barometer 30.28 to 30.03 today - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went over on the beach two miles hunting for water agates today.

6 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light fog showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 30.23 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisitions - 1st asst working in shop.

7 Moderate breeze east to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog & fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.28 to 30.12 - 1st asst working in shop & went after rock oysters - Keeper working on hen coop.

8 Fresh breeze to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.00 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on hen coop.

9 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours ??? & rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & damp - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

10 Light north to east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

11 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.20 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper getting wood on beach & working on requisition for supplies.

12 Gale S. east to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.14 to 29.22 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

13 Gale to fresh breeze S. west with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.22 to 29.35.

14 Light S. east wind to moderate breeze S.W. and west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - Barometer 29.30 to 29.62 - Had two visitors today.

15 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.50 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to light house Inspector.

16 Gale south to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.15 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition.

17 Fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst cleaning out barn - Barometer 29.15 to 29.55 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

Last edit 4 months ago by WendyO
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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Jan.

18 Light south to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.44 - Keeper working on requistion for supplies - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

19 Light W.N. west and west wind these 24 hours with rain & snow showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.44 to 29.70 today. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to light house Inspector - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

20 Light north west wind these 24 hours with rain snow and hail showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.14 - 1st and 2nd assts taking covers off of coal oil cans to empty them - 2nd asst making himself a flowering garden north of his dwelling - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in the shop.

21 Light S. east widn first part of 24 hours with rain & snow showers - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. east with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Barometer 30.14 to 29.88.

22 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - General duties for day - Keeper working & writing in office on requisition.

23 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours thick & damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.94 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

24 Light south east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & assts getting the number of feet of rope at station - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

25 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain and thick weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.18 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 2nd asst working on flowering garden back of his ??? - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 20.18 to 30.37 - 1st and 2nd assts killing & dressing a pig - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

27 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.37 to 30.28 - 1st asst washing - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

28 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 30.16 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

29 Light east to S. east and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.17 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 1st asst cleaning out shop - 2nd asst working on flower garden.

30 Light N. east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.17 to 30.08 - 1st asst cleaning out store house - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & working on flower garden - Keeper completed requisition for supplies.

31 Light wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies and post requisition for supplies & monthly report.

Last edit about 1 year ago by Ben Brumfield
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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

February

1 Moderate breeze east to light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.00 - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - 1st asst went three miles from station on important business.

2 Fresh breeze to light wind east these 24 hours with clear fine weather & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.96 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst working on his flower garden.

3 Moderate breeze east to light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.86 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst working on his flower garden.

4 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.86 - Keeper getting wood on the beach & showing two visitors in tower - 1st asst working in the shop.

5 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper washing & getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - 1st asst working in the shop and garden.

6 Fresh breeze east to light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

7 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper working in garden & getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts working in the garden.

8 Light north to S. east and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.82 - Keeper working in the garden & getting wood on beach - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

9 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 today - Keeper and assts working in the garden - Keeper and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper writing in office.

10 Moderate breeze S. east with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather with light north wind - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.82 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts working in there part of garden.

11 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 - Keeper writing in the office - 2nd asst showing nine visitors in the tower - 1st asst went one mile from sta to set up a bee hive.

12 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.80 - Keeper and 2nd asst shading in the garden - 1st asst making a ditch to drain the water out of the garden & working in shop.

13 Fresh breeze S. east to light south wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.72 to 29.78 - Keeper planting potatoes in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail - 1st asst washing - Keeper & assts cleaning brass work.

14 Fresh breeze east to S. east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.60 - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst cleaning up the grounds - 1st asst went to Toledo on important business - Left the sta at 2.P.M.

15 Fresh breeze S.W. to south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst returned from Toledo at 11A.M. and showed three visitors in tower - 2nd asst taking covers off of coal oil cases.

16 Light S. east to east wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.84 - Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper writing in office.

17 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 29.96 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts.

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1906

February

18 Gale south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. west fair and cloudy - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.58 to 29.90 - 1st and 2nd assts putting 20 cases of oil in oil room - 1st asst working in the shop.

19 Fresh breeze S. west to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers & fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

20 Gale south to light S. west wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.38 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst making a new ladder.

21 Fresh breeze S. east with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. west wind light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.?? to 29.55 - 1st asst getting wood on beach & working on ladder - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

22 Fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.85 - Keeper and assts getting ??? wood ??? on the beach at sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23 Fresh breeze East to S. and S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.80 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

24 Fresh breeze S. east to S. west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

25 Moderate breeze S. west to light S. east wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair & light rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

26 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - Keeper washing - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

27 Light S. east wind hail and rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light W.N. west wind light rain showers and fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.16 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent hail and rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.9? - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for day.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

March

1 Light north to light S. east wind to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on the beach - Barometer 29.98 to 29.87 - 1st asst showing three visitors in tower and working in the shop.

2 Fresh breeze S. east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.87 to 29.50 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in the shop.

3 Fresh breeze S. east to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.44 to 29.62 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

4 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.62 to 29.85 - 1st asst working in shop.

5 Fresh breeze south to light S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.20 - Keeper & 1st asst getting wood on the beach.

6 Light variable and north winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in shop & garden - Had one visitor - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.25 - Keeper and assts working in the garden today.

8 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - 2nd asst planting in his part of garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working in garden.

9 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.80 - Keeper and assts working in there quarters - 1st and 2nd assts working in the garden - Keeper writing in office.

10 Light north and variable winds with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind to fresh breeze east light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st and 2nd assts working and planting in there part of the garden.

11 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair cold and dry weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.30 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst working in his quarters.

12 Moderate breeze to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear & cold - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & cold with little snow - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.20 to 29.30 - 1st asst working on ladder in the shop - Keeper cleaning and painting in his quarters - Keeper also getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst showing five visitors in tower.

13 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with snow squalls and cold - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.65 - 1st asst working on ladder - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

14 Fresh breeze east first part of 24 hours with snow - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.63 to 29.85 - 2nd asst went on beach after wood - 1st asst went three miles from sta on important business.

15 Light east wind these 24 hours dry & cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.83 to 30.05 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

16 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 - 2nd asst went two miles up north beach hunting water agates - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts.

17 Light east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and cold - Last part of 24 hours warmer and cloudy - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

March

18 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail and snow squalls - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.85 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer.

19 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.99 - Keeper working & getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

20 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.97 to 29.70 - Keeper getting wood on the beach & working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working on a ladder in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21 Fresh breeze east to light S. east and south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry & fair - Last part of 24 hours rain and clearing weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.72 - 1st asst working on ladder in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

22 Moderate breeze to light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.73. Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23 Moderate breeze S. east to fresh breeze and gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.73 to 29.38 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

24 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.38 to 29.70 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst spadeing in his part of the garden.

25 Light S. east to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.76 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in the shop.

26 Light S. east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 30.22. Keeper showing two visitors in tower & planting garden - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22 to 30.04 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working in garden - Keeper and assts cleaning out Lenn lamp and changing burner & polishing all brass work.

29 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 29.80 - 1st asst working in the shop and garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst showing five visitors in the tower.

30 Light south to S. west and west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers thick and clearing weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.56 - Keeper working on reports - 1st asst working in shop.

31 Fresh breeze north west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.56 to 30.02 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

April

1 Fresh breeze north west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail and snow squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.22 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper writing in the office - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.35 to 30.32 - 1st asst working and showing a visitor in tower - 2nd asst planting in his garden and showing a visitor in tower.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.17 - 1st asst working in the garden and shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writing in office.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.17 today. 1st asst working in shop and garden - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach & working in garden - Keeper writing in the office.

5 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 to 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

6 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - 1st asst working in the shop and planting in his part of garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & working in garden.

7 Moderate breee to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.16 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

8 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower - 1st asst working in shop.

9 Fresh breeze west S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 31 - 2nd asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working - 1st asst making a new ladder.

10 Light south wind to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.18 to 30.10 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst spadeing and planting garden today.

11 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst mixing paint - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning paint brushes - 1st asst making ??? notices & planting garden.

12 Light north and south wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes - 1st asst went on beach at sta after clams & fishing.

13 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.03 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went over on beach after razor clams - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Light north and variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop & repairing ladder - 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes.

15 Light north wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth to rough - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for day - 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Three men came out of Yaquina Bar in a row boat went north to Otter Rock at 9.A.M. - They passed this light at 3 P.M. going towards the Yaquina Bar - The ocean is very rough two rough to enter Yaquina Bar on to land anywhere else.

16 Moderate breeze south to S. west with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather wind west - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - Keeper & assts painting barn - 1st asst working on ladder and printing notices to visitors - U.S. Life Saving crew at Yaquina Bay went out through to rough sea & brought the three men ashore that went out over bar yesterday two rough to get in themselves.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

April

17 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.30 - Keeper and assts painting on Keepers dwelling - 1st asst working on new ladder - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

18 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.30 to 30.24 - Keeper and assts painting on Keepers dwelling - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst cleaning and sweeping out the paint shop today.

19 Light variable winds to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.24 to 30.04 - Keeper and assts painting on Keepers dwelling - 2nd asst painting notices to visitors & cleaning paint shop - 1st asst planting in his garden.

20 Moderate breeze north to light east & S. east wind these 24 hours with fair & warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 29.78 - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21 Moderate breeze south to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry - Last part of 24 hours rain to dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd asst working in shop.

22 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.72 - Keeper & assts mixing black pain for iron work.

23 Fresh and moderate breeze south with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.72 to 29.84 - Keeper & assts painted and some and parapett black - 2nd asst showing three visitors in tower.

24 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 29.65 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went on the beach after wood.

25 Fresh breeze S.W. to west with rain squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light west N. west wind fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 30.1 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst splitting ??? on beach & working in shop.

26 Moderate breeze east to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.17 to 29.85 - Keeper painting covering on work room ??? the tower - 1st and 2nd assts painting bracketts on tower black - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light house tender Heather passed this station going north at 7:15 P.M.

27 Light variable winds to fresh breeze N. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.78 to 29.92 - 2nd asst polishing oil cans - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper writing in the office.

28 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & little thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst showing one visitor in tower and working in shop.

30 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst went to Newport to mail reports - 1st asst washing today.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

May

1 Moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours with light fog showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.22 - 1st and 2nd assts working in garden - Keeper and assts painting base of tower & covering of oil room - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.10 - Keeper painting roof of work room - 1st & 2nd assts painted bracketts on tower - Keeper mixing paint.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & showing three visitors in tower.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.08 - 2nd asst spadeing in his part of the garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in his part of the garden.

5 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd assts painting on base of the tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

6 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.12 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower - Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - Keeper writing in office.

7 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - Keeper and assts painting on the tower - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in garden & mixing paint - Keeper getting wood on beach.

8 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing nine visitors in tower & painted iron railing & balcony black - 1st asst painting in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Moderate breeze to light north wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds little damp and fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper & 1st asst getting clams on beach at sta - 2nd asst went after razor clams - 1st asst painting in his quarters.

10 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.80 - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts painted roof of work room & oil house - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

11 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.89 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts painted front porch and steps around dwelling - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

12 Light variable winds to light south to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.89 to 30.10 - 1st asst working in garden & painting in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

13 Light S. east wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and rain with moderate breeze south - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - 1st asst showing seven visitors in the tower.

14 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.98 to 29.60 - Keeper mixing paint to paint inside of lantern - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning inside of lantern prepairing to paint some tomorrow.

15 Fresh breeze S. west and west these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.98 - Keeper mixing whitewash to whitewash inside of tower - 1st and 2nd assts painting lantern inside white - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

16 Light S. east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.17 - Keeper & assts painting in lantern & watchroom - Also brushing down walls inside of tower.

17 Fresh breeze east to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

May

17 Sea smooth. Barometer 30.17 to 29.86 - Keeper and assts cleaning lenns and lantern & whitewashing in watch room - 1st asst brushing walls inside of tower and went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper mixing paint to paint stairs & landing & whitewash to whiten walls.

18 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.96 - Keeper and assts whitewashing walls inside of tower & cleaning stairs & landing.

19 Light wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 29.92 - Keeper & assts painting lantern floor & stairs & landings black. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in the garden.

20 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts painting stairs and landings in tower - Keeper mixing and whitewash.

21 Light variable winds with damp weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N. west fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - Keeper and assts painting in oil room & whitewashing - Also painting inside of tower.

22 Light N. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper & assts painting in work room - 1st asst ??? in in quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

23 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.85 - Keeper & assts painting windows in tower and whitewashing and painting wagon house - 1st asst cleaning and painting in his quarters - Keeper and 1st asst painted steps in rear of keepers dwelling.

24 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.67 - Keeper painted stairs & landings & prepairing to empty oil in oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst workin in garden.

25 Moderate breeze east to S. east with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours gale south rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.67 to 29.18 - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil bulb scrubbing floors & hall in tower and painting work room floor - 1st asst painting in his quarters.

26 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.18 to 29.62 - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning out paint & work shop - 1st asst painting in his quarters - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

27 Light south east and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.62 to 29.65 - 1st asst painting in his quarters & cleaning out chimney in keeper dwelling.

28 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.60 to 29.82 - 1st asst cleaning & painting in his quarters - Keeper & 2nd asst washing today.

29 Light west to N. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 30.17 - Keeper & 1st asst polishing brass in work room - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning in there quarters - 1st asst also went one mile from sta after some potatoes - Keeper went on beach after wood.

30 Light wind to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.17 to 30.22 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd asst cleaning and painting in there quarters - Keeper writing in office.

31 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22 to 30.03 - Keeper and assts cleaning and painting in there quarters - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

June

1 Fresh breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.88 - Keeper and assts cleaning in there quarters - 1st and 2nd assts cutting grass around dwelling.

2 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.70 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach & painting in his quarters - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went to Toledo for vacation - Left the sta at 9 A.M.

3 Light wind to moderate breeze and gale S. east to A & S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.60 - Keeper writing in the office - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

4 Moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.80 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport to vote - 1st asst returned to station from Toledo at 5 P.M.

5 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.77 - 1st asst cleaning burner & showing two visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went to Newpot after mail & supplies - Keeper working on reports.

6 Moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.77 to 30.05 - Keeper and assts cleaning lamp and all brass work - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

7 Light east wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly & annual reports.

8 Light north to south and east wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.72 - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports to Inspector.

9 Light S. west to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.72 to 30.05 - 1st asst painting in his quarters & working in his garden - 2nd asst working in his part of garden and getting wood on the beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper working on reports.

10 Light north and variable winds to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 - 1st asst working in garden & showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had 16 visitors.

11 Fresh breeze east to S. east and gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.85 to 29.60 - Keeper & assts cleaning in keepers kitchen - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters and weeding in garden.

12 Gale to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 29.60 to 30.02 - General duties for day - Keeper and 1st assts painting in keepers dwelling - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

13 Light S. east and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 30.05 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters & weeding in garden.

14 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.80 - Keeper getting wood on beach & working on reports - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Light east wind to moderate and fresh breeze south to north these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.88 - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - 1st asst working in the shop.

16 Light N. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.18 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & important business - 1st asst working in the garden.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

June

17 Light variable and north winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.18 to 30.22 - 1st and 2nd assts showing eight visitors in the tower - Keeper working on quarterly & annual reports.

18 Light south to north wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze north clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.32 - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling - Keeper washing - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

19 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.10 - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling & working the road - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & showing one visitor in tower.

20 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst went and worked the road next to the beach - 2nd asst making hay - Keeper working on reports.

21 Light W.S. west wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.26 - Keeper working on reports & getting wood on beach - 2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower getting wood on the beach & painting a visitor notice - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 to 30.12 - 1st asst putting hay in barn and weeding out his part of garden - 2nd asst working in his garden.

23 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.86 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st and 2nd assts putting hay into the barn - 2nd asst cleaning oil carriers & measures.

24 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather and some heigh dry fog - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.88 - Sea smooth - Keeper writing in office & showing visitors in tower - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - Had 13 visitors.

25 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.92 - Keeper working on reports - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst cutting his winter wood on beach 2 miles from sta.

26 Moderate breeze to light north to N. west wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 - Keeper working on reports - 1st asst making hay on grounds - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & showing 5 visitors in tower.

27 Light variable winds these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.86 to 29.80 - Keeper working on reports & getting wood on beach - 1st asst getting wood on beach one mile from sta - 2nd asst working in garden & raking hay up around dwelling.

28 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 today - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29 Moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst working in shop & showing two visitors in tower - Keeper working on reports - Barometer 29.70 to 30.03.

30 Moderate breeze south to north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair with some thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 30.12 - 1st asst washing & working in garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

July

1 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 30.18 to 30.03 - Keeper showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Toledo on important business.

2 Fresh breeze north to light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and very warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 29.78 - 1st asst getting his winters wood on beach one mile from sta - Keeper & 2nd asst showing nine visitors in the tower - Keeper writing in the office - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station and working in his part of garden.

3 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper showing nine visitors in tower - 1st asst getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went to Newport.

4 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours some heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport to spend the fourth.

5 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 - 2nd asst showing fifteen visitors in tower - Keeper getting wood on beach - 1st asst getting his winter wood on beach one mile from station.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.03 to 29.96 - 1st asst hauling wood from beach - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in tower.

7 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.98 - 1st asst hauling wood - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8 Light north to south wind first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light north wind with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.03 - Keeper & assts showing ninteen visitors in tower.

9 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with very warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst painting ladders & getting wood on beach - 1st asst getting wood on beach one mile from station.

10 Light variable winds and calm dry & warm & fair first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 18 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail - 1st asst putting wood in cellar.

11 Fresh breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 - General duties for the day - 1st asst hauling wood from beach one mile from sta for next winter - Keeper prepairing to empty coal oil in oil butts.

12 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 29.84 - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst showing twenty four visitors in the tower - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

13 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 29.88 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing sixteen visitors in tower - 1st asst putting wood in his cellar.

14 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.92 - 1st and 2nd assts showing thirty one visitors in tower.

16 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.02 - Keeper & 1st asst putting panes of gallons in windows in dwelling & store house - 1st asst weeding garden - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 34 visitors in tower.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

July

17 Light variable winds these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had thirty one visitors.

18 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - 2nd asst went to Newport ship worn out articles to Buoy Depot for Engineer - Lieut. Coll. S.W. Roessler Engineer of the 13th Light House District and Supt. Conbrection & Archivest I.N. Leick visited and inspected station at 2 P.M. & left for Newport at 3:30 P.M.

19 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 - Keeper & assts putting 36 cases of oil in oil room - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 31 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

20 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.86 - Mr. Macdonald hauling Light - House supplies from Newport to Light Station - 1st asst working in his part of the garden - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - Had eighteen visitors - Barometer 29.88 to 30.04 today.

21 Fresh breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.03 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Macdonald hauling supplies today.

22 Light south wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze north clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 1st & 2nd assts showing 38 visitors in tower.

23 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.03 - Keeper & assts showing 42 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in garden - Mr. Macdonald hauling shingles.

24 Fresh breeze N. with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Barometer 30.03 to 29.95 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had fifty tou visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

25 Fresh breeze N. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - Mr. Wittshire arrived from Portland with one man to put new roof on keepers dwelling - Keeper & assts assisting Mr. Wittshire.

26 Fresh breeze N. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 - Keeper & 2nd assts showing 57 visitors in tower and cleaning up grounds after carpenters - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.87 - Keeper & assts showing 63 visitors in the tower - Keeper and assts picking up shingles after the carpenters.

28 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog rain & thunger & lightning - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Macdonald hauling oil - 1st & 2nd assts picking up shingles & stowing oil in oil house.

29 Light N. wind to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty three visitors - Keeper writing in the office today.

30 Fresh to moderate breeze N. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.30 - Keeper & assts showing 51 visitors in tower - Stowing oil in oil house - Mr. Macdonald hauling oil.

31 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.02 - Keeper & assts stowing oil away & picking up shingles & showing 96 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

August

1 Light to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 - Mr. Macdonald hauling oil - Keeper & assts picking up shingles - U.S. Light House Tender Heather arrived off Yaquina bar at 1 P.M. from the south.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing 44 visitors in the tower & picking shingles from the grounds - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts cleaning up grounds stowing oil away in oil house and showing thirty one visitors in the tower - Mr. Macdonald hauling oil - U.S. Light-House Tender crossed out of Yaquina at 11 A.M. for Astoria.

4 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning up the grounds.

5 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & clear weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - 1st and 2nd assts showing thirty three visitors in tower - Keeper writing in the office today.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 - Keeper and assts cleaning up the grounds - And showing visitors in the tower - Had sixty one visitors today.

7 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - Keeper & assts showing 115 visitors in the tower - Mr. Wiltshire doing repairs at sta - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - General duties for the day - Keeper working in his quarters - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst cleaning up grounds.

9 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours fair & some fog - Barometer 29.92 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & assts showing 178 visitors in tower - Keeper and assts cleaning roofing paint off the dwelling where the painters dropped it from roof - Mr. Wiltshire completed the roof of dwelling today and left the station at 1 P.M. for ???

10 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts cleaning up grounds after the carpenters and showing one hundred & one visitors in tower.

11 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.85 - 1st and 2nd assts scraping rust off railing on balcony and painting same - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.88 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty eight visitors today.

13 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 107 visitors - Keeper scraping rust off iron railing & painting with red lead - 1st asst watering his garden - Barometer 29.88 to 29.98 - Keeper working in barn.

14 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts showing 141 visitors in tower - 1st asst chopping rust off of iron railing on balcony on tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper putting new ??? to barn door - Mr. Macdonald hauling mineral oil today.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper painted conductors on dwelling - Cleaning rust off of iron railing on tower and painting with red lead.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Aug

16 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.86 - Keeper and assts cleaning rust off & paintint iron railing in tower - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 100 visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts taking rust off and painting iron railing on tower - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 85 visitors today.

18 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts polishing brass work - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - General duties for the day.

19 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & thick smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had fifty five visitors today.

20 Fresh breeze north to light variable winds these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.8 to 29.91 - General duties for day - Keeper & assts chipping rust off of iron railing & painting some with red lead - Keeper showing 97 visitors in tower.

21 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair & smooky - Last part of 24 hours thick and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts showing 100 visitors in tower & painting iron railing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

22 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & smooky - Last part of 24 hours fair warm & smooky - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper & assts painting iron railing red on balcony - 1st asst went one mile from sta to attend to some bee hives.

23 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & thick smoky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper & assts showing 102 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 2 P.M.

24 Light S. to north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & some smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had 53 visitors today - Keeper and assts painting iron railing on balcony red - Keeper writing in office.

25 Light north wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.02 - 1st and 2nd assts painting iron railing on balcony black - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.00 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower - Had 59 visitors.

27 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & smoke - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 - Keeper & assts cleaning stairs & landings - Keeper & assts showing 31 visitors in tower.

28 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.84 - Keeper & assts showing 28 visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail - Commander P.J. Werlich Inspector 13th Light-house District arrived at sta at 5:30 P.M. made inspection and left for Newport at 7 P.M.

29 Fresh breeze north first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light south wind thick damp fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts scrubbing hall office & oil room floors - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 1 P.M.

30 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Barometer 29.92 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing 44 visitors in the tower - 1st asst returned to the station at 2 P.M.

31 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts showing 45 visitors in tower and painting iron railing black on balcony black - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post & get mail - 2nd asst ordered to report at Tree Point Light Sta Alaska.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Sept

1 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst packing his house hold goods to leave for Alaska.

2 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 29.96 - Keeper & assts showing 16 visitors in tower - 2nd asst left sta at 1 P.M. for Tree Point Light Sta He is promoted 1st asst.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 29.90 - 1st asst showing six visitors in the tower - Keeper washing & writing in office - 1st asst working in garden.

4 Fresh to moderate breeze N. with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. wind fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.30 - Keeper showing 21 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

5 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst sweeping out 2nd assts quarters - Keeper putting a pane of glass in windows in dwelling - Keeper went to Nye creek on important business.

6 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper putting pane of glass in window in dwelling - 1st asst showing 11 visitors in the tower.

7 Moderate to fresh breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.76 - Keeper and 1st asst showing eight visitors in the tower.

8 Fresh breeze south with rain and thick weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair and warm - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.76 to 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for day.

9 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 to 30.22 - Keeper & 1st asst showing twelve visitors in the tower.

10 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22 - 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had fifteen visitors - Keeper working in shop & washing - 1st asst washing.

11 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22 to 30.08 - Keeper & 1st asst showing 18 visitors in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Engineer and Inspector - 1st asst washing - Light-House Tender Heather arrived off Yaquina Head at 4:30 P.M. at sunset ??? off Yaquina Bar - Light House Tender Heather ??? station going north at 6:15 P.M.

12 Moderate to fresh breeze south to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.08 to 29.76 - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newort after mail & supplies.

13 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.76 to 29.82 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Engineer & Inspector - Also polishing oil carriers.

14 Moderate breeze S.W. to W. and N. west these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.90 - 1st asst showing four visitors in the tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. to north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.25 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop.

16 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 30.30 - 1st asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working on reports today.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1905

September

17 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.08 - Keeper went to Nye Beach on important business - 1st asst showing five visitors in the tower.

18 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.02 - 1st asst showing 9 visitors in tower and taking covers off of oil cases - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

19 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 29.95 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports and getting wood on beach at station.

20 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 29.88 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst showing 6 visitors in tower and went one mile from sta to get honey out of bee hives.

21 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.95 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Engr. & Inspector.

22 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.78 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st ast working in the shop.

23 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.72 to 29.92 - General duties for day - Keeper and 1st asst showing 39 visitors in tower.

24 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair & cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.10 - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper getting on the beach at station.

25 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly reports - Keeper & 1st asst showing 11 visitors in tower - 1st asst washing.

26 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 - Keeper getting wood on beach at sta and working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Light south to north wind first part of 24 hours with light rain - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.06 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing 14 visitors in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

28 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 to 29.78 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - Keeper and 1st asst showing 10 visitors in the tower.

29 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.78 to 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst polishing brass work.

30 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 29.93 - Keeper showing six visitors in the tower - 1st asst went to Newport to post quarterly reports.

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1906

October 1 Moderate breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper washing - Barometer 29.93 to 29.90.

2 Fresh breeze South to S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers + fair - Sea rough - General duties for day - Keeper + 1st asst. Changing ??? ??? - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 - 1st asst working in shop.

3 Light West to N.W. and North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on beach at station - Barometer 29.98 ot 30.27 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.27 to 30.20 - Keeper and 1st asst showing eight visitors in Tower - Keeper getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in shop and garden.

5 Light wind to moderate breeze North there 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.02 - Mr. H. G. Higgins arrived at the Station at 10 A. M. and went on duty as 2nd asst - Mr. Higgins 2nd asst went to Newport at 11 A. M. to procure supplies and other articles for housekeeping.

6 Light North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 30.05 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst putting his quarters in shape - 1st asst working in shop.

7 Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - 2nd asst went to Newport to troll for Salmon and get the mail.

8 Light North to N East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.02 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the Tower - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business.

9 Light East to S.East and South wind these 24 hours First part of 24 hours - fair and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog + fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.02 - Keepr digging potatoes in garden and showing two visitors in Tower - 2nd asst went ot Newport to get mail and supplies - 1st asst went to Newport to take his Wife and children to send them to school.

10 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.02 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper digging potatoes in garden.

11 Light wind to moderate adn fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair weather - Sea rough. General duties for day Barometer 29.62 to 29.78 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

12 Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and damp - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.78 to 30.28 - Keepert showing two visitors in Tower - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

13 Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 29.92 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

14 Moderate breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts showing 10 visitors in Tower.

15 Fresh breeze and Gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp + cloudy - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.63 to 29.70 - General duties for the day - 1st asst washing - Keeper + 2nd asst changing Burner.

16 Fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain squalls - Last part of 24 hours light West wind Rain showers Sea rought - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail + supplies - Keeper + asst getting wood on the beach Barometer 29.90.

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1906

October

17 Moderate breeze to light west wind first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 1st asst went one mile from the station on important business - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

18 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.22 - Keeper getting wood on beach & showing two visitors in tower - 1st and 2nd assts went to procure supplies and get the mail.

19 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.4 - Keeper & assts polishing brass work - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil cases prepairing to empty them - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper writeing in office today.

20 Light north and east wind these 24 hours these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.50 to 30.47 - 2nd asst cleaning brass work - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went to Newport on important business - Left sta at 7 A.M.

21 Light north to east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.50 to 30.28 - Keeper writeing in the office - 2nd asst one mile from sta after mushrooms - 1st asst returned to sta at 4:30 P.M.

22 Fresh breeze east and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Keeper & 2nd washing - Barometer 30.26 to 30.20 - 1st asst working in garden & showing 2 visitors in tower - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

23 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.30 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

24 Light S. east to south wind with damp weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.20 - 2nd asst and Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - 1st asst working in his quarters & went one mile from sta on important business.

25 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick weather and rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Moderate breeze to light S. wind these 24 hours with rain & thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.26 - 1st asst working in shop.

27 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 20.20 to 30.16 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - General duties for the day - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

28 Light east wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 to 29.98 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport to have a tooth pulled.

29 Moderate breeze to light east wind with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze south damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business.

30 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - General duties for the day - 1st asst washing - Sea rough - Barometer 29.95 to 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

31 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post monthly reports - 1st asst went one mile from sta after milk - Keeper getting wood on beach.

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1906

November

1 Light north to east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on beach - Keeper & 2nd asst showing five visitors in tower - Barometer 30.25 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

2 Fresh breeze east with fair weather and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.50 - General duties for day - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

3 Moderate and fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with rain showers & lightning - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the shop.

4 Gale S. east to south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. west with rain showers & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.20 to 29.55 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went one mile from the station after milk.

5 Fresh breeze S. west to gale south these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.80 - 1st asst went one mile from sta after milk - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

6 Gale south these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 - 1st asst went one mile from station after milk - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

7 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - 1st asst went one mile from the station after some milk.

8 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and dry - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning out drain on east side of dwelling - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station and went hunting geese one mile from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writeing in office today.

9 Fresh breeze and light south wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went two miles from the station after a bow - Keeper writeing in the office today.

10 Gale south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.97 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

11 Light east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.18 today.

12 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with rain & thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst working in his part of the garden - Keeper washing & cleaning in his quarters.

13 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain and thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in his quarters.

14 Fresh breeze south with rain and thick fog these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 29.75 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach today.

15 Gale south to fresh breeze west these 24 - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.95 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst showing four visitors in the tower - Keeper taking covers off of coal oil case prepairing to empty these - Keeper getting wood on beach.

16 Light west to S. east wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.65 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station - 1st asst working in the shop and garden.

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1906

Nov

17 Fresh breeze W.N. west these 24 hours with rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - 1st and 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

18 Fresh breeze N. west to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.26 - Keeper and assts painting the roof of the keepers dwelling.

19 Fresh breeze east to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper & assts painting roof of keepers dwelling - Barometer 30.26 to 30.00 - 1st asst working in garden.

20 Light east wind to fresh breeze S. west to west these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 30.00 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working - Keeper getting wood on the beach at station.

21 Fresh breeze W. to N. west and light north wind these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.15 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at sta - 1st asst went one mile from the sta on important business.

22 Light north and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 30.32 - Keeper and assts painting roof of keepers dwelling - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst showing 5 visitors in tower.

23 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.10 - Keeper & 1st asst cleaning out work shop - 1st asst washing - 2nd asst went up north beach about 3 mile hunting.

24 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd asst putting ladder away in barn - 1st asst working in garden.

25 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours rain squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer - 30.10 to 30.45 - 1st asst working in the shop today.

26 Light north and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.46 to 30.35 - Keeper and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst painted flag staff - 1st asst working in shop and garden.

27 Light north to east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.35 to 29.85 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst went to Newport to take his family so the children could go to school.

28 Fresh breeze to light 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 - Barometer 29.85 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport to procure supplies for Thanksgiving.

29 Light east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.28 - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport to spend Thanksgiving day.

30 Light north and east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.38 to 30.82 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post the monthly reports to engineer and inspector.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

December

1 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went two miles from sta to get wood for his family at Newport - Left sta at 8 A.M.

2 Light east to north east wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.04 - 2nd asst showing four visitors in the tower - 1st asst returned to the station from Newport at P.M.

3 Light east to north east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 29.88 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in the barn & shop - Keeper washing writing in office today.

4 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.95 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

5 Fresh breeze south to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.28 - 1st asst cleaning drain from dwelling to bluff - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at sta.

6 Fresh breeze S. east to heavy gale south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 29.48 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

7 Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.48 to 29.88 - Mr. Higgins renailing his quarters & repairing gate in fence - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office.

8 Light east wind light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.65 - 1st and 2nd assts soldering oil barrier - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.88 - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business - Keeper writing on reports.

10 Fresh breeze east to gale S.E. & south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth to rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.15 - 2nd asst taking covers off of oil cases to empty them - 1st and 2nd assts washing - Keeper working on reports.

11 Fresh breeze S. west to light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.15 to 29.68 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper putting pane of glass in window of keepers dwelling that the gale blew out yesterday - 1st asst renailing fences that blew down yesterday - 1st asst repairing his kitchen ???.

12 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.90 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in his garden - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts in office - 2nd asst getting mussels on beach.

13 Light S. east wind with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.30 to 30.00 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Moderate breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in garden - 1st & 2nd assts getting boch oysters on north beach.

15 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with rain and thick fog showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst fixing gutter in road.

16 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.06 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in shop.

17 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Dec

17 and little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper putting new door in hen house - 1st asst working in shop.

18 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 cloudy and light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on reports.

19 Light S. west to S. east wind and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.04 - Keeper working on reports.

20 Fresh breeze south with rain these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 30.10 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

21 Fresh breee south to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing at sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain and thick - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23 Moderate breeze to light north west to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in the shop. Barometer 29.80 to 30.14.

24 Light north and S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.14 to 29.88 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 2 P.M. 1st asst washing.

25 Light wind to fresh breeze east these 24 hours with rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.57 - 2nd asst returned to station at 2:30 P.M. 1st asst went to Newport for Christmas - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

26 Fresh breeze east to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st and 2nd assts sifting coal to burn in hot water heater - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - Barometer 29.87 to 20.65.

27 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.95 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went fishing - Keeper showing eight visitors in the tower.

28 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - 1st asst working in the shop. Barometer 29.85.

29 Light west wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.70 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30 Light variable to west winds these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.62 - Keeper working on reports - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went one mile from sta on business.

31 Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain hail and snow showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.70 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post quarterly reports - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

January

1 Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain and snow showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies for the years 1906 and 1907 - 1st asst putting a new hinge on wood shed door and showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst washing & showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors today.

2 Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.88 - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies for the years 1906 + 1907.

3 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.83 to 29.18 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - The gale blew down the tight board fences at sta + panes of glass out of station windows.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. west to west these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.65 - 2nd asst repairing garden fence and takeing covers off of coal oil cases to empty them tomorrow - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the sta at 9A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

5 Fresh breeze west to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail + snow showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.85 - 1st and 2nd assts putting coal oil in butts in watch room.

6 Light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow - Last part of 24 hours fair + cold - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.50.

7 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.62 - 2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower.

8 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.98 today - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

9 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - Keeper and assts repairing and renailing fences that blew down in the gale of January the 3rd.

10 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.82 - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went fishing.

11 Light S. east to west wind damp & warmer first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. west with rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - General duties for day - 2nd asst cleaning the grounds - 1st asst working - Keeper went fishing at the station.

12 Moderate to fresh breeze west to N. west these 24 hours with hail and snow squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.70 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cleaning up grounds.

13 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear - Last part of 24 hours cloudy little snow and cold - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - 1st asst sawing wood in his celler.

14 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Temperature 21 alue - Barometer 29.60 to 29.70 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper washing & working in the garden - 1st asst repairing wheelbarrow.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with fair and cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.65 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

16 Fresh breeze east with snow and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.52 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

17 Fresh breeze to light east wind dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.78 - Keeper cleaning out the barn - 2nd asst hunting deer outside of the reservation - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

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