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1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

March

28 [continued from preceding page] with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80

29: Fresh breeze West with frequent rain & hail squalls these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 today.

30: Gale to fresh breeze N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours.Sea very rough. 1st asst cleaning his Quarters and went to Newport after supplies and mail. Keeper working on the Quarterly and monthly returns. Barometer 30.36

31: Light North to East wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. And to mail reports to Inspector & Engineer. 1st asst cleaning Oil can & measures. Barometer 30.17 today.

April

1: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze South thees 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cleaning his Quarters Barometer 30.15 today.

2: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Steamer Farallon arrived and crossed into Yaquina at 5.30 A.M. Keepers changing Lenns, Lamp cleaning and polishing all brass work at the station. 1st asst left the station at 3 P.M. for Newport on his way to Portland on important business.

3: Moderate breeze N.W. to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze W. to N.West with clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst scrubbing hall [in] Oil room & Office floors. Barometer 29.70

4: Light wind East to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy threatening weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.57

5: Fresh breeze to light light wind S. & S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair. Sea rough. Had 8 visitors. Barometer 29.78

6: Moderate breeze to light wind S.East to South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S. to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Lat part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75

7: Fresh breeze South to S.West 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. Keeper went fishing. Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 today.

8: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain and hard squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.75. Keeper went fishing. 1st asst arrived from Portland at 3.30 P.M.

9: Light E. to S.East wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N.West with light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.50. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

10: Fresh breeze N.West with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light wind N.W. fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.70 to 29.90 today.

11: Light S.East wind, damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh breeze to gale South with hard rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.80. Steamer Farallon arrived at 9. A.M.

12: Fresh breeze S. with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Farallon sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. Barometer 29.74

13: Fresh breeze South to S.W. and West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp but mostly fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper making out requisition for supplies to Inspector. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer down to 29.60

14: Moderate to fresh breeze West-N.West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.50 to 29.70 today. Keeper making out annual requisition [for] supplies for the year from July 1st 1896 to June 30th 1897.

15: Light East wind with light rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather [continued on next page]

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April

15 [continued from preceding page] Sea little rough. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst taking covers off of Coil Oil cases. Barometer 29.70 to 29.95 today.

16: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in garden at foot of steps next to the beach. Keeper and 1st went fishing. Barometer 30.10 today.

17: Moderate breeze North to light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went to Newport and fishing. Keeper working in garden. Keepers putting 200 gallons of Oil in Office. Barometer 36.05 today.

18: Light South wind to fresh breeze W.N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.75 today.

19: Light N.W. to East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Barometer 29.80. 1st asst went fishing.

20: Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair weather and high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had five visitors today. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper working in shop, garden and went fishing. U.S. Steamer Manzanita L.H. Tender passed the station going S. at 4.50 P.M. Barometer 30.00

21: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst and Keeper went fishing. Keeper also working in his garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation. Left the station 11.30 A.M. Barometer 29.74

22: Moderate variable winds North to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst returned to the station at 10. A.M. Barometer 29.52 today.

23: Light S.E. wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport and fishing. Barometer 29.50. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco.

24: Light variable winds to light S.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 horus rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. general duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.35 to 29.50.

25: Light E. to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.60 to 29.85.

26: Light variable winds with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80 today.

27: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours hard rain showers & cool weather. Sea moderately rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.75 today.

28: Fresh breeze West and S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper grubbing and working in garden at foot of steps on beach. 1st asst went to Newport to get the mail and supplies. Barometer 29.80 to 29.95.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper painting flower pots. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 29.80.

30: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. with hard hard??? rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.65 today.

May

1: Fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco at 1 P.M. Barometer down to 29.55 today.

2: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S.W. with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last prat of 24 hours light wind S.E. to E. with hard rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 today.

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May

3: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain tehse 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Farallon sailed at 5 A.M. for San Francisco. Barometer 29.50

4: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. & S.W. thee 24 hours with rain, hail, thunder, and lightening. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.Barometer 29.45 to 29.70. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Left the Station at 2.30 P.M. Keeper working in shop painting flower pots. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar at 3.30 P.M. from the South and crossed into Newport at 5.40 P.M.

5: [in a different hand] Inspected station by order of Cmdr O.W. Farenholt U.S.N. Inspector 13th??? L.H. District by Theo Barker - Inspector's Clerk.

5: Light W.N.W. wind to moderate and fresh breeze thee 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst to Newport. Barometer 29.90. Mr. Theo Barker, Commander O.W. Farenholt, Light-House Inspector's Clerk arrived at the station at 10.30 A.M., made Inspection and left for Newport 11.30 A.M.

6: Fresh to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with high dry fog last part of 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in garden on the beach. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 today. James B. Hermann 2nd asst returned to the station at 10.40 A.M. from Newport where he had been to procure supplies & recreation. U.S. L.H. Tender crossed out over Yaquina at 7 A.M. and passed this light going north.

7: Light wind to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with light rain showers. sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.96 today.

8: Fresh breeze W.N.W. to N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80

9: Light variable winds these 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors today. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today.

10: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hour hard rain. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80 to 29.49 today.

11: Fresh and strong breeze South to N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.West with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper fileing saw. 1st asst went fishing and went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 29.50 to 29.90 today.

12: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea rough. Keeper and 2nd cleaning barn preparing to paint it. Keeper mixing paint to paint barn & workshop & Dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. Barometer 30.30 to 30.40 today.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and cool weather. sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.40 today.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze North to W.N.West these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.40 to 30.15 today.

15: Fresh variable winds first part of 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and breeze South, rain. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went fishing. Had 4 visitors. Barometer 29.99 to 29.80

16: Fresh breeze to light wind S. to S.W. and West with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. to West with rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 to 29.90 today.

17: Moderate breeze to light S.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, cloudy and little fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing three visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.97 today.

18: Light variable winds with cloudy weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West, clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea smooth. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco at 1 P.M. Keeper painting the barn today. Keepers [continued on following page page]

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May

18: [continued from previous page] cleaning and preparing to paint the store house and work shop white. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.88

19: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keepers painting the store house white and painted triming on the Keeper's dwelling. Had 2 visitors. 1st asst went fishing. Str Farallon sailed today. Barometer 30.15

20: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Barometer down to 29.90 today. Keepers painting the rest of the triming on Keeper's dwelling. 1st asst went fishing today. Keeper mixing paint.

21: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with clear, fine and warm weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers painting the Dome iron railing on drum of Tower black also painted Water tank steps and celler doors on Keeperr's dwelling. Keepers putting stagging up to paint Bracketts on tower. Barometer 29.75

22: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst helping dress a beef. Barometer 29.92

23: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.00 today.

24: Moderate breeze to light N.West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with clear, fine and warm weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.20 today.

25: Light variable winds and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West with fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers painted bracketts and base of Tower black and touched up white spots on Tower. 2nd asst repairing his Kitchen pump. Barometer 30.18 today.

26: Moderate breeze to light wind N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds to moderate breeze N.W. with light fog showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst repairing pump in 2nd asst's Kitchen. Keepers cleaning paint work inside of the lantern getting ready to paint it. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper working in garden. Barometer 30.02 today.

27: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours, some fog but mostly clear, fine weather. Sea mooth. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco at 11.30 A.M. Barometer down to 29.88. 1st asst whitewashing the tight board fence. Keeper and assts painted the interior of the Lantern white. Keeper and 2nd cleaning and preparing walls inside of Tower to whitewash it.

28: Fresh to moderate breeze to gale N.West these 24 hours, some fog but mostly fair weather. Sea smooth. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 1 P.M. Barometer 29.74 Keepers whitewashing inside of Tower also garden and other fences around the Station.

29: Fresh to moderate breeze N.West with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light wind S.W. to S. thick damp fog. Sea smooth. Keepers painting stairs and landing black today. 1st asst working on the road. Barometer down to 29.62 to 29.78

30: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst whitewashing fences and Wagon house. Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 today.

31: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05

June

1: Moderate to fresh breeze N. to N.West these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers went to Newport to vote. 1st asst Whitewashing fences and working on the road. Barometer down to 29.95 today. Keeper & 2nd asst returned to station 2.30 P.M.

2: Fresh to moderate breeze North first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light North wind with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & assts painting iron railing and floor outside of tower and stairs landing black. Also cleaned out paint shop & painted trimings of Wagon house. 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer down to 29.80

3: Light South wind, light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light South West wind, fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and assts cleaning Lens, lantern and window class in Tower winds and painting fire places in Office & Oil-room. Barometer 29.82.

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June

4: Fresh breeze South with rain these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst painting and Whitewashing in his Quarters. Barometer 29.75 today. Keeper & assts cleaning brass work in Oil-room and Office.

5: Fresh breeze South to S.W. & West thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper & assts putting 200 Gallon of Mineral oil in Oil-room. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies and working in his Quarters. Keeper and 2nd asst scrubbing Office floor and painting same also painting serive??? table green, step ladders & chimney box. Barometer down to 29.92.

6: Light S.E. to South wind and calm thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst painting and Whitewashing in his Quarters. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.95.

7: Fresh breeze to light wind South thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90.

8: Light wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst painting in his Quarters, putting ladders away in the barn. Also went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and 2nd asst working on the road. Also cleaning and polishing tools in Tool chest today.

9: Light variable winds and calm thees 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning out drawers and cubbords. 1st asst whitewashing fence. Barometer 30.00 to 30.12 today.

10: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst cutting grass around Dwelling. Keeper went fishing and painting sink. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and mail.

11: Moderate breeze N.West to light wind North thee 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing and claming. 1st asst went fishing and cutting the grass around the Dwelling & Tower. Barometer down to 29.90 today.

12: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st asst curing hay and showering visitors in Tower. Had 7 visitors. Barometer 30.05.

13: Moderate breeze North thee 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went over on the sand beach hunting shells. 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst raking up the hay. Also went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer down to 29.98 to 30.00.

14: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 30.00 today.

15: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. 1st asst went fishing and rakeing up the hay around Keeper's dwelling. Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning the spare burning. Keeper also cleaning the walls in his Kitchen. Barometer 30.15 today.

16: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear, fine weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Had three visitors. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper spadeing garden and cleaning out the Chicken house. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.05 today.

17: Light variable winds and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, clear, fine weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper working on Quarterly and annual returns. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 4 A.M. Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper and assts putting hay in the Barn and cleaning around Dwelling. 1st asst went fishing and watering garden.

18: Light variable winds and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.West wind, light rain showers. Sea very smooth. Keeper and assts cleaning and polishing Lamp Reflectors and all brass work at the station. 1st asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.95.

19: Light South wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.08 today.

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June

20: Moderate breeze to light N.West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh to strong breeze N.W. with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst showing 6 visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.95 today.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 today. Had eleven visitors today.

22: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd asst painting in his kitchen and went to Newport after his Daughter, supplies & mail. Keeper & 1st asst working in garden. Barometer 30.15.

23: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 today.

24: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went over in the country to buy a cow. Keepers showing visitors in Tower. Had 13 visitors. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco today. Barometer 29.84 today.

25: Fresh breeze to light North to N.East and South wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Had one visitor. Barometer 29.70 today.

26: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog and cloudy. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had two visitors. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco. Barometer 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27: Light S. to S.West and N.West wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing & showing seven visitors in the Tower. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco. Barometer 29.90.

28: 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. General duties for day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.95. Had four visitors. Keeper working on Quarterly, Monthly, and Annual reports. 1st asst went fishing.

29: Light South wind, little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper makeing out Quarterly & annual returns. 2nd asst putting down carpets in his Quarters. 1st asst went fishing & watering his gadn. Barometer 30.00 today.

30: Light S.West wind and calm first part of 24 hours, high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Had two visitors. 2nd asst putting down carpets and Kalsomining??? his Quarters. Barometer 30.10. Keeper went to Newport to mail reports.

July

1: Light North wind with clear, fine and warm weather during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer schooner Alcatraz arrived from San Francisco at 1.30 P.M. Keeper & 2nd asst repairing wire fence around the bluff. 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.10. Had 2 visitors.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear, fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing. Had 11 visitors. Barometer 30.00 to 29.98.

3: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 14 visitors in the Tower and went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 29.98.

4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and high dry fog. Sea smooth. Steamer Farallon arrived at 1 P.M. from San Francisco. Had 11 visitors. Barometer 29.90. Keeper putting Oil casked??? down & painted door stools???

5: Fres breeze North these 24 hours with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower and went over to Big Creek. 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.90. Had six visitors. Str Farallon sailed for Frisco today.

6: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper setting out turnip plants. 1st asst went fishing. Had seven visitors. Barometer 29.95 today.

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July

7: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst showing 8 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.95

8: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st watering garden. 2nd asst varnishing chairs and painting under his sink in his Kitchen. Keeper cleaning furnace pipes and painting the iron work on Furnace. 2nd asst also doing same. Barometer 29.81 today.

9: Moderate breeze North, thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick and high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing 5 visitors in Tower. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer down to 29.93.

10: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper painting sink in his Quarters. Barometer 29.88. Had one visitor.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze North with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, fair and warm. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Had 5 visitors. Barometer 29.90 today.

12: Calm and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. sea smooth. General duties for the day. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco to Yaquina at 9 A.M. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst showing 11 visitors in Tower.

13: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze to gale N.West with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and to get Keeper's horses shod. Had six visitors today. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 3 P.M. 1st asst watering and working in his garden. Barometer down to 29.80 today. Had six visitors today.

14: Fresh breeze to a gale N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning Oil carrier??? and other brass work in Oil room. Barometer 29.77. Had 16 visitors.

15: Fresh breeze to a gale N.West and North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hour thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some thick fog and fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keepers cleaning Lenses Lamp. Had two visitors. Barometer 29.82 today.

16: Strong and fresh breeze thees 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and some smook. Sea moderately smooth. General cuties for the day. Had three visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.5 today.

17: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 ours. First part of 24 hours thick fog & smook. Last part of 24 hours fair and smooky weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Barometer 29.80. Had 3 visitors.

18: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and smocky weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst showing 15 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.85.

19: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog and smoke. Last part of 24 hours fair and smokey weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showed 8 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.86.

20: Moderate breeze to light N. wind with thick fog and smoke first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North, fair and smokey weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 2nd and 1st asst showing fifteen visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.76 today.

21: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and smokey. Sea quite smooth. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler and went to Newport after supplies. Keepers showing 21 visitors in Tower. Barometer down to 29.77/

22: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair weather [continued on following page]

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22: [continued from preceding page] Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Keeper cleaning in his Quarters and cleaning windows outside. Had seventeen visitors. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.94 today.

23: Light South wind and calm, smokey and fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, smokey and some fog. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst showing 21 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.98.

24: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog and smoke. Last part of 24 hours smokey. Sea smooth. Keepers scrubbing Oil room hallway and Office floor. Also cleaning Tower windows. 2nd asst cleaning Oil carriers and cleaning Dwelling house windows. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper & 2nd ast showing visitors in Tower. Had [blank] visitors today. Barometer down to 29.85.

25: Light North wind these 24 hours with high dry fog and smoke. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had twenty-four visitors. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.80 today. Mr Freeman arrived at the station at 3 P.M. to see what repairs were needed at this station for the year 1896.

26: Light North to South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with high dry fog and a little smoke these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had eleven visitors. Barometer 29.90 today. Liet Commander Jno B. Merrill, Inspector 13th Light House District arrived at 2 P.M. and left for Newport at 4 P.M. U.S. Light Tender Manzanita arrived and crossed into Newport at 9 P.M. yesterday and landed annual supplies.

[note within left column: "Inspected station July 26/1896, J. Merrill, Lieut Cmdr, U.S.N., Inspector]

27: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with high dry fog and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in Tower and putting Oil in Oil-house. Mr Stimpson hauling annual supplies. Keeper went to Newport to ship a burner to L.H. Engineer to be repaired. Had fourteen visitors. Barometer 29.90. L.H. Tender Manzanita left Yaquina at 1 P.M. for the South.

28: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers putting the Oil and other annual supplies away. Mr Stimpson hauling the annual supplies. Keeper painting the base board around Wood shed lead collor. Also putting a pane of glass in window over transom in Keeper's Quarters. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had 31 visitors. Barometer 29.94.

29: Light North to South wind first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, clear, fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Mr Stimpson hauling supplies. Keepers putting Oil in Oil-house. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had fourty-seven [sic] visitors. Barometer 30.02 today. Keeper takeing account of annual supplies delivered.

30: Light S.East wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers putting Oil in Oil-house. Mr Stimpson hauling annual supplies. Keepers showing visitors in Tower. Barometer 30.00. Had 47 visitors today.

31: Light South wind these 24 hours with cloudy and fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper stowing away annual supplies. Mr Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies. Keepers showing 75 visitors in Tower. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.90.

August

1: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain & fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 6 visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.85 to 29.95. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 5 P.M.

2: Moderate breeze South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst showing 10 visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.96.

3: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 34 visitors in the Tower. Barometer down to 29.98 today.

4: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and [continued on following page]

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4 [continued from preceding page] fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st and 2nd asst showing 14 visitors in Tower. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.94 today.

5: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours little damp. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and went fishing. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Had 4 visitors. Barometer 29.94.

6: Light South wind, damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had 21 visitors. Barometer 29.76 today.

7: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours with high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers showing 53 visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.98 to 30.05 today.

8: Light N. wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with cloudy and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had 15 visitors today. Barometer 30.05 to 31.02 today. U.S. Light-House tender Manzanita passed by this light at 6.40 P.M. and crossed into Yaquina at 7.15 P.M.

9: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors today. Keeper went to Newport to have lumber & material hauled from Newport to this station. Barometer 30.04 today.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 24 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Mr McCullen hauling lumber, Nails, etc from Newport to the station for repairs. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco. U.S. Steamer Manzanita doing buoy work at Yaquina. Barometer 29.92.

11: Moderate breeze to light wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to mail bill for hauling lumber from Newport to the Station. Steamer Manzanita doing buoy work inside of Yaquina. Mr Hermann showing visitors in the Tower. Had 48 visitors. 1st asst went up on the north beach for recreation. Barometer 29.83 today.

12: Moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had 26 visitors. Str Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and sailed South. Barometer 29.40.

13: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours with high dry fog & warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr Elsworth hauling wood for Keeper. 2nd asst went to Albany to meet his son. Left the station at 2.30 P.M. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower. Had 24 visitors. Barometer 29.90. Str Manzanita arrived and crossed into Yaquina from the south at 2.30 P.M.

14: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.90. Had 23 visitors today. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina at 4.30 A.M. and sailed North.

15: Light North wind and calm these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had fifteen visitors. Barometer down to 28.87 today. 2nd asst returned to the station at 8 P.M.

16: Light North wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had eleven visitors. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today.

17: Light NO wind and calm with high dry fog & fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze North with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst putting new stove pipe in Keeper's Furnace. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had twent-one visitors. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.92.

18: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and calm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower. Had twenty visitors. Barometer 29.92. Keeper slakeing??? lime today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September

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

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

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

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4 [continued from preceding page] warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies. Keeper cutting wood for Furnace. Barometer 29.80 Keeper putting wood in his celler. (Had 13 visitors.)

5: Light south wind first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.88 today. 2nd asst putting wood in celler. Had no visitors.

6: Strong to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport on his way to Portland to see a Doctor, he being sick. Left station at 9 A.M. Keeper went to Newport. 2nd asst's little son has the scalltime???

7: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing and putting wood into celler. 2nd asst sowing six visitors in the Tower. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco and crossed into Yaquina at 10 A.M. Barometer 29.92.

8: Moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with thick fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours some fog and smoke. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper putting wood in his celler. 2nd asst showing 12 visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.90 today.

9: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog & smoke. Last part of 24 hours some fog and smoke. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 2nd asst showing 5 visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.98 today. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco today.

10: Light North wind these 24 hours with thick fog and smoke most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst putting wood into his celler and showing 4 visitors in Tower. Keeper digging potatoes. Barometer 30.00 to 29.96 today.

11: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in the Tower & putting wood in his celler. Barometer 29.84 today. 1st asst returned to the station at 8 P.M.

12: Light S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind, little damp. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing 13 visitors in Tower. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. Barometer 29.70. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

13: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst showing 19 visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.90 today. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

14: Light South wind with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd asst showing 6 visitors in the Tower at 11.45 A.M. Keepers scrapeing blisters off of and painting the Keeper's dwelling. Also scraping and painting rusty spots under stair landings in Tower as ordered by Inspector. Barometer 29.85 today.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst putting wood in his celler. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport to see about hay. Barometer 30.10 today.

16: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fog and smoke. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had five visitors. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail and supplies. Barometer 30.10 today.

17: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with smokey weather. Sea smooth. 2nd asst showing ten visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing and digging his potatoes. Keeper writeing in Office today. Barometer down to 29.80 today.

18: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours with fair and smokey weather.Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst digging potatoes and cleaning his garden. Keeper went to Newport to take Mrs Plummer. Barometer down to 29.67 today.

19: Moderate breeze to light N. to N.East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst polishing lamp and other brass work in the Tower. Keeper writeing in the Office today. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco and crossed into Yaquina today. Keeper painting the rusty spots white under the landings in Tower. Barometer 29.55 today.

20: Moderate breeze to light S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had one visitors today. Barometer 29.95 today. 2nd asst's Dauter had the Scarletene???

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October [This section written in a different hand]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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8 [continued from preceding page] duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst painting rust spots on Iron work inside Tower. Barometer 29.90 to 29.95.

9: Light variable winds for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours light N.W. to S. wind and dry, last part of 24 hours light S. to N.E. and N. wind, sea smooth, weather quite warm. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 to 29.76.

10: Light N.E. to S.E. wind with damp to rain for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours Light N.E. to S.E. wind with damp to rain, last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain, sea smooth to rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.76 to 29.62.

11: Light South East to South wind and calm for these twenty four hours, first part of twenty four hours light S.E. to S. wind with rain to dry, last part of twenty four hours light South wind and dry. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barome 29.62 to 31.2.

12: Light E. wind to moderate N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours light E. wind, dry, last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. dry. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst cleaning stove pipe and chimney in dwelling. Barometer 31.2 to 25.89.

13: Moderate to light N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours moderate to light N.W. breeze, dry; last part of 24 hours light N.W.breeze, dry; sea rough; weather quite warm. First asst went to Newport at 8 A.M. and returned 12. M. Barometer 29.89 to 29.88.

14: Light to fresh N.W. breeze with light to thick fog for these 24 hours; first part of twenty four hours light North East breeze with light fog; last part of twenty four hours light to fresh North East breeze with thick fog; sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.88 to 28.90.

15: Fresh to light N.W. to S.E. breeze with thick damp fog to light and thick fog for these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours thick to light and thick fog with fresh to light N.W. breeze; last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze, thick fog; sea rough. General duties for day. Bar 29.88 to 29.80.

16: Light South East breeze to calm with thick damp fog for these twenty four hours; first part of twenty four hours fresh South East breeze to calm with thick damp fog; last part of 24 hours calm, thick fog; sea rough. General duties for the day. Bar. 29.90 to 30.

17: [here text returns to earlier handwriting/Keeper's notes] Light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst cleaning windows in his dwelling. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. from leave of Absence. Keeper went to Newport after baggage. Barometer down to 29.85 today.

18: Light South to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today. Str Alcatraz arrived from San Francisco. Barometer down to 29.95 today.

19: Light East to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain showers. Sea rough. Steamer Alcatraz laying off the bar waiting for the sea to go down to enter Yaquina bar. Keepers cleaning out chimney in Keeper's dwelling. Keeper also working in shop. Barometer down to 29.90.

20: Light S. East to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Str Alcatraz still laying off the bar waiting until it gets smooth to enter. Barometer 30.02 today.

21: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10.

22: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning and polishing all brass work today. Steamer Farallon started to go out over Yaquina bar. But turned and went back into Newport. Str Alcatraz crossed in over the bar. Barometer down to 29.80 today. 1st asst went fishing.

23: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and cooler weather. Sea little rough. 1st asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Keeper working in garden. Barometer 29.88 today. Had one visitors today. Capt W.L. Fisk arrived at the station at 3 P.M. Inspected station and left for Newport at 3.30 P.M.

24: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with high dry fog & cloudy. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.78. [continued on following page]

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October

24: [continued from preceding page] Keeper went to Newport after supplies and the mail. 1st asst went fishing. Strs Farallon & Alcatraz waiting for the bar to smooth down to sail for San Francisco.

25: Light S.East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.75. Steamers Farallon and Alcatraz sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco at 1 P.M. today.

26: Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. to East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Had two visitors. Keepers putting 200 Gall of Mineral Oil in Oil room. Barometer down to 29.33.

27: Moderate breeze East to light North wind these 24 hours. First pat of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport and working in the shop. Barometer down to 29.40 to 29.74 today.

28: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale S.East to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst working in shop. Barometer 29.73.

29: Fresh to strong breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and damp. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer down to 29.98 today.

30: Fresh breeze to gale S. with rain these 24 hours. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.90 and 29.63 today.

31: Fresh breeze South to light S.W. and West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. And mail monthly reports. barometer down to 29.85 today.

November

1: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale South to S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.90 to 29.70.

2: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers with some lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 30.03 today. Keeper went to Newport on important business and get the mail. Left station at 1 P.M.

3: Moderate breeze to light West wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.East wind, fair weather. Sea very rough. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport to vote. Barometer 30.24 today. Keeper returned to the station at 9.45 A.M.

4: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze South to S.West first part of 24 hours with hard rain. Last part of 24 hours light West N.West wind with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05 today.

5: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst went to Newport & fishing. Barometer 30.20 today.

6: Light East to N.East wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today. 1st asst went fishing today. Keeper & assts grinding an axe today to cut wood. Strs Farallon & Alcatraz crossed into Yaquina today.

7: Moderate & fresh breeze to gale East to S.E. and South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.55. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

8: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze to light variable winds these 24 hours with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.55 and 29.65 today.

9: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. & W. these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.55 today.

10: Fresh breeze West & S.West tehse 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. Barometer 29.60 to 29.73 today. Keeper and assts cleaning out Cistern and repairing conductors on Keepers dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies & mail.

11: Moderate breeze and light wind W. to S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 today.

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November

12: Moderate breeze to gale S.W. to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. Barometer 29.70. General duties for day.

13: Gale South these 24 hours with light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.60 today.

14: Gale South to S.East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.45. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.West with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went over to the monterey, left at 11 A.M. returned 3.30 P.M.

16: Moderate breeze to light N.West to N.East and East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.54. Strs Farallon & Alcatraz sailed for San Francisco today.

17: Moderate breeze to light wind N. to East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers repairing conductors on Dwelling. Barometer 30.00 today.

18: Light N. East wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to mdoerate breeze North with fair and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Keeper painting flower pots. Barometer 30.00 to 30.05 today.

19: Light East wind and calm to fresh breeze East with clear, fine and cold weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper cleaning out chicken house. 1st asst digging ditch in garden and went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst repairing lock on Tower door. Barometer 29.70 today.

20: Fresh breeze East fair weather and rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather & cool. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst laying drain from his kitchen and went fishing. Barometer 29.74 today.

21: Fresh breeze to gale East S.E. and South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper painting flower pots for Mrs Plummer. Barometer down to 29.20 today.

22: Gale to fresh breeze S. to N.West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper started to Newport the reakers on beach was two rough and he had to come back. Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallons of Oil in Oil room. Barometer 29.75 today.

23: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.70.

24: Light East to North wind these 24 hours, fair and cold weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Light House Tender Manzanita passed by this Light at 8.30 A.M., crossed into Yaquina, placed a byou on the bar, crossed out at 1 P.M. and steamed north. Barometer 29.76. 2nd asst cleaning Oil cans, measures, etc.

25: Light N.East wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours dry & cold. Last part of 24 hours light snow and hail squalls. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies & went fishing. Barometer 29.80 today.

26: Light wind to moderate breeze North first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East wind with clear, fine but cold weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10. Str Farallon arrived & crossed into Yaquina at 6 A.M.

27: Frsh breeze EAt these 24 hours with clear and cold weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 30.10. Str Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 6 A.M.

28: Fresh to strong breeze East, dry & fair weather & cold these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.08 today.

29: Strong to fresh breeze East, fair and cold weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today.

30: Moderate breeze East to S.East fair to rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S. to S.E. and South with hard rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.73. Keeper went to Newport to post Monthly reports.

December

1: Gale to fresh breeze South to S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 29.80 to 29.72 today.

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December

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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December

22: Light S.E. to East wind these 24 hours with fair and pleasant weather. Sea smooth. General duties for thd day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. First asst went fishing. Str Farallon and Homer sailed for San Francisco 1 P.M. Barometer 29.85.

23: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. First asst went fishing today. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90.

24: Moderate breeze to light East wind tehse 24 hours with fair wether during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went over in the Timber??? after fish poles. A Steamer crossed in over Yaquina Bar at 1 P.M. Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 today.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze to light wind East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. First asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over to Mr Joseph Briggs after supplies. Keeper writing in Office. Barometer down to 29.75.

26: Fresh to mdoerate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. First asst went fishing. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.42.

27: Moderate breeze East to S.East with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with rain. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. First asst went fishing. Barometer 29.45 to 29.55 today.

28: Light wind S.East to /south these 24 hours with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in garden and working on Quarterly return. First asst went fishing. Barometer 29.55 to 29.80. Had one visitors today.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze East to S.East and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper working on Quarterly returns and went fishing. 1st asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.52.

30: Gale to fresh and moderat breeze S.East with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.West with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. Keeper working on Quarterly reports. Steamer Homer crossed in to Nwport at 8 A.M. Barometer 29.70 to 29.45 today.

31: Fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours rain, hail, thunder and lightening. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper completed Montlhy and Quarterly reports and mailed them today. Barometer 29.50 to 29.95.

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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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January 1898

1: Fresh breeze East with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 today.

2: Light East to S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 to 29.90 today - 1st asst went fishing.

3: Light East to S.E. and south these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 today - Keeper and assts polishing Lenns Lamp and all brass work about the station - Keeper & 1st asst scrubbing stairs and landings.

4: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours light rain showers - last part of 24 hours little damp and fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.95 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & assts scrubbing hall oil-room and office floors.

5: Light South to N. West wind these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours thick fog showers - last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers - Keepers & assts cleaning out the Lenns Lamp - the mineral oil is so bad have to clean it out every two or three months - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Sea quite smooth - 1st asst went fishing.

6: Fresh breeze West to N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper sawing wood for furnace and writing in office - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1898

February 13: Light wind to moderate breeze S. with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.20

14: Light S. wind and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.20. General duties for day.

15:Fresh breeze to light wind South to W.N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. Keeper went on the beach after clams. 1st asst went fishing.

16: Fresh and moderate breeze to light wind W.N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain hail & snow squalls. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea rough. Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of Oil in Oil Butts. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper went fishing. Barometer 29.98.

17: Light wind N.W. to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.60.

18: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

19: Moderate breeze W.N.W. to South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.60. Keeper returned to the station at 2 P.M.

20: Gale S. to moderate breeze S.W. to West with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.40 to 29.47.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper putting dressing on his part of garden. Barometer 29.45 to 30.00. 2nd asst went over to Mr. Briggs one mile from the station.

22: Light wind moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper hoisted American ensign for Washington berth day - Barometer 29.90.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 - 1st Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

24: Fresh and moderate breeze to heavy gale S.E. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.18 today.

25: Gale to fresh & moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went over to Mr. Briggs one mile from the station to see his Daughter who is sick. Barometer 29.73.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze E to S.East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went over to Mr. Briggs one mile from station to see his Daughter who is sick. Barometer 29.67.

27: Moderate breeze East to light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst Daughter was brought home from Mr. Briggs where she has been sick. Barometer 29.60.

28: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S.E. wind with frequent light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly reports. Barometer 30.20. 1st Asst went fishing.

March 1: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst polishing oil carriers measures and reflectors. 1st Asst went fishing and to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 today.

2: Light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate rain. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport to mail pay-rolls. 2nd asst cleaning lenns lamp lantern oil filler etc. Barometer 29.85.

3: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours [cont'd on next page].

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1898

[in a different hand in the far left column]: Circular LetterHereafter in opening oil cases care must be taken not to break the lids, and after the cans are emptied, they must be replaced in the case and the lid of the same be secured. In opening the oil cans do not make a larger hole than is absolutely necessary. By order of Commander Geo. C. Resiter Inspector 13th Light-House District]

March 3: [Cont'd from previous page] fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper putting dressing on his garden. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00

4: Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather and light frost. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper spading in his garden. Barometer 29.85. 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport to take the train for Portland to procure supplies. Left station at 11:45 A.M.

5: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.85. Keeper planting potatoes, peas, and doing other work in his part of garden.

6: Light wind South to N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had six visitors. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.85.

7: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85 to 30.00.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd having his garden spaded up and some of it planted. Barometer 30.10 today.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and get mail. Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 today. 1st asst Edward Rice returned from Portland at 11.45 A.M. 1st asst went up the north beach at 2. P.M. to deliver a letter to a miner.

10: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst planting peas, potatoes, etc. today in his part of his garden. Barometer 30.10 today.

11: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10. Keeper went trout fishing up on North beach.

12: Fresh breeze S. to W.N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

13: Fresh and strong breeze West with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light wind West and S.W. rain showers. Sea very rought. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 today.

14: Fresh and strong breeze S.W. to West first part of 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light West wind rain & hail. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood for funace. Barometer down to 29.62.

15: Light variable winds with rain hail and snow these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.65. 1st asst takeing covers off of Coal Oil cases preparing to empty them.

16: Light East wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst spadeing up his part of garden. Keepers & assts putting 200 Gallons of Oil in Oil butts. Keeper went after clams on Beach.

17: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours with clear and cool weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather & warmer. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst digging clams on beach. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80.

18: Light North to variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went over 1/2 mile from the station on important business. Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 today.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. barometer 30.00 today. 1st asst went fishing.

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March 20: Moderate to fresh breeze W. to N.W. with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 today.

21: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85 to 30.15. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

22: Light North to East and variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.35 today. Keeper working on Quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer. U.S. Light-House tender Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar from the S. at 4.30 P.M. planted a buoy and steamed N. passed this Light at 6.30 P.M.

23: Light North to East wind dry clear and fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South cloudy. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25 to 29.98.

24: Fresh breeze S. to W.N.W. first part of 24 hours with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

25: Light variable winds these 24 hours with snow showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours hail and fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.62 to 29.72 today.

26: Light variable winds these 24 hours with snow first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and went fishing. Barometer 29.80 to 30.15.

27: Gale to moderate breeze S. to W.N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25.

28: Light N.West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st asst putting dressing on his part of garden. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. Barometer 30.35 today.

29: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp and fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. Barometer 30.35 to 30.22. Circular letter - By order of Commander Geo. C. Reiter Inspector 13th Light House District. Hereafter all official communications from Assistant Keepers addressed to their office, must be forwarded through the Light-House Keeper.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. 1st asst and Keeper spadeing in there part of garden. Barometer 30.08 today.

31: Moderate breeze North to light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to mail Quarterly and monthly reports. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst haveing his garden spaded. Barometer 29.98.

April 1: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing. 1st asst went ocean fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 30.10.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper planting potatoes and peas in garden. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. barometer 30.20.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over on the south beach for a walk. Barometer 30.30 today.

4: Light wind North to fresh breeze East with clear fine and cool weather. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South heigh dry fog. Keeper and 2nd asst changing Lenns lamp. 1st asst cleaning burner. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.98.

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April 5: Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing. Barometer 29.50.

6: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S.East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of moderate to fresh breeze South light rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 today.

7: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. rain and hail first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. Barometer 29.30 today.

8: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South there 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to big creek. Barometer 29.80.

9: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to W.N.W. to light S.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.80 to 29.98.

10: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours with clear and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over 2 1/2 miles on the south beach for recreation. Barometer 29.95 to 30.25.

11: Light South to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper making out annual requisition for supplies and mixing paint to paint the picket fence. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.35. 2nd asst spadeing garden.

12: Moderate breeze North to light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warmer weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper and assts painting on the pickett fence around the Dwelling & tower. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 today.

13: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning pickett fence preparing to paint. Had three visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.95.

14: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. wind these 24 hours with fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 30.00 to 29.85 today. Today at 3 P.M. two men Mr. Albert Parker & Andrew Edward Doucet landed on the beach at this Station from the sealing Schooner Ada of Victoria B.C. in a small boat. They got lost from the schooner in a fog about 20 miles off the Columbia river on Monday the 11th at 6 A.M. and came on down the coast trying to find a place to land. I gave them supper and breakfast and bed, went with them to Newport and turned them over to the Collector of customes J.W. Ball.

15: Fresh breeze North dry fair and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport with Mr. Parker and Doucet the men that landed here from the Sealing Schooner Ada. Barometer 29.85 today.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Oil in Oil butts. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.05.

17: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North 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. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.10. U.S. Light-House tender Manzanita passed by this light at 5.30 A.M. going north.

18: Fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 today. Keeper and assts painting on pickett fence today. Keeper working on requisition for supplies for 1898 & 1899.

19: Fresh breeze North to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Keepers painting on fence around Dwelling mixing paint to paint Dwelling & barn. Had three visitors. Barometer 29.80 today.

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April 20: Light South to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75 to 29.83.

21: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.75 to 29.83. Keeper making out to requisition for annual supplies.

22: Fresh to moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and thick weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 30.14 today.

23: Light S. to variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with thick fog these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keepers went over to the woods about one mile to see about wood. Barometer 30.10.

24: Light North wind thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and to post mail. Barometer 30.05 to 29.95.

25: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain and thick weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing. 2nd asst went Ocean fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 29.98.

26: Fresh breeze S.W. to West with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind clear fine weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and assts painted barn and mixing paint to paint 1st asst's house & shop. Barometer 30.25.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.35 to 30.05. Keeper and assts painting 1st asst Quarters outside painted store-house and paint shop. Also mixing paint for Dwelling.

28: Gale to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog and cloudy. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and post mail. Barometer 29.90.

29: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. Keeper repairing gate and fence today.

30: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp weather. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.80.

May 1: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.73 to 29.82. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and mail.

2: Light NW wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Baromoeter 29.80 to 30.00 today. Keeper and assts painting lead collor on Keeper's Dwelling and putting up stage on Dwelling.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper and assts painting on Keepers dwelling and takeing down stage. Barometer 30.00 to 29.88 today.

4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours thick and heigh dry fog. Sea very smooth. Keepers painting on Keepers dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.82.

5: Moderate to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and cooler weather. Sea quite smoooth. Keeper and assts painting water tank, Water closet, and Oil house. Barometer 30.12. Had 2 visitors.

6: Moderate breeze N.W. to light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with cloudy & fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper and assts painting Dome parapet and drum of Tower. Put up stage to paint Bracketts. Barometer 30.00 to 30.20 today.

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1898

May 7: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts Whitewashing tight board fence in front of dwelling. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 today.

8: Moderate breeze and light N. wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steam schooner entered Yaquina bay at 10 A.M. arrived from the south. Barometer 30.10 to 29.96.

9: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. Heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours damp fog - Sea smooth. Keeper and assts painted bracketts put stage up to paint white part of tower and mixed paint. Barometer 29.95 today.

10: Moderate breeze North and light West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and assts painting the brick part of tower white and mixing paint. Barometer 30.10.

11: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth. Keeper and assts whitewashing fences. Barometer 30.05. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

12: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 29.77 today. Keeper and assts whitewashing wagon-House and fences. Also painting on the Tower white. 1st asst cleaning his Quarters.

13: Fresh breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Baromoter 29.70 today. 1st asst cleaning painting and whitewashing in his Quarters today

14: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth. Had seven visitors today. Barometer 29.60. Keeper and assts painting brick work on the tower. Also painted base of tower black. Also took stage down and put away.

15: Light South wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with cloudy and heigh dry fog during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

16: Moderate breeze N. West to light South wind these 24 hours with frequent thick fog showers - Sea smooth. Barometer 29.60 to 29.90. Keeper and assts cleaning lantern to paint some. Also getting ready to whitewash inside of Tower. 1st asst painting in his Quarters.

17: Light South wind light rain and fog showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 today. Keeper and 1st and 2nd assts painting Lantern inside white watch room and painting window sash.

18: Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough. Keeper and assts whitewashing inside of the tower - painting window frames table tool chest step ladder and rack. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

19: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough Barometer down to 29.90 today. Had two visitors. Keeper and assts polishing all brass work at the Station. Also painted one half of stairs and landings inside of the tower.

20: Light wind East to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.65. Keeper and assts painting lantern floor and stair cases - Balcony railings - Also painted portch & steps on Dwelling and wagon house doors.

21: Fresh breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very rough. Keeper and 2nd asst painting stairs and landings black today. Barometer 29.65 to 29.80 today.

22: Moderate to fresh breeze and light South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today. Had three visitors.

23: Light S. East to West and N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning Lenns plate-glass of lantern - painting celler doors & steps & tower door. Barometer 30.10

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JOURNAL of Light-House Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

May 24: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth. Barometer down to 29.85. Keeper and 2nd assts cleaning plate glass of Lantern and tower windows. Also painted celler window sashes.

25: Light North to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick fog and cloudy - Sea rough. Barometer 29.70. Keeper and 2nd & 1st assts putting Oil in Oil butts. 1st asst cleaning paint shop. Keeper and 2nd asst scrubbing Hall & Oil room floors.

26: Light South to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thunder & lightening and rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75

27: Light South wind to moderate breeze West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.60 today.

28: Light South wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and get mail.

29: Light S.E. to S.S.W. and West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today.

30: Light variable winds to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today. General duties for the day.

31: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duteis for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post mail. Barometer 29.40 to 29.55.

June 1: Light E. to S. E wind to moderate breeze South 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 29.55 to 29.75 today.

2: Light N.W. to S. East and variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 30.20 today.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.30 to 30.20. Keeper sawing and packing away wood in his celler. 1st asst went fishing.

4: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North and East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.05. Keeper blacking damper for Lennes lamp. 2nd asst cleaning Oil carriers. Had two visitors.

5: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90. 2nd asst James B. Hermann has been ordered to report at Grays Harbor on the 16th of this month.

6: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours foggy. Sea smooth. Keeper & assts went to Newport to vote. 1st asst cutting grass around Dwelling. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 today

7: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. 2nd asst and Keeper showing visitors in the Tower. Had 9 visitors. 2nd asst packing his house hold goods. 1st asst went fishing & cutting grass. Barometer 29.90.

8: Moderate to fresh breeze North with thick and heigh dry fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst cutting the grass around Keepers dwelling. 2nd asst packing his House-hold good preparing to go to Grays Harbor. Barometer 29.75.

9: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Had [continued on next page]

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1898

June 9: [continued from preceding page] four visitors today. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst cutting grass and rakeing up and throwing hay over bluff. 2nd asst packing goods. Barometer 29.70.

10: 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. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst throwing grass over the bluff. Barometer 29.70. 2nd asst packing his household goods.

11: Light variable winds with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.80. Had eleven visitors.

12: Light South wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75 to 29.70 today. 2nd asst James B. Hermann packing household goods and left the station at 6.15 P.M. for Grays Harbor light.

13: Light S. East to S. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in Tower. Also rakeing up hay. Barometer 29.70.

14: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st asst rakeing hay around Keepers dwelling. Also cleaning out under 2nd asst wood-shed. Barometer 29.80.

15: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours. Frist part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.60 to 29.85. 1st asst working in garden. Mr. H.S. Littlefied arrived at the station at 3 P.M. and reported for duty the 16th.

16: Light East wind first part of 24 hours and little damp. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm dry fair and warm. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.86. 2nd asst had House-hold goods and other things to go house keeping. Keeper 1st and 2nd assts cleaning whitewashing and painting rooms and halway in 2nd assts Quarters.

17: Light variable to East and S.East wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.85. Keeper showing 14 visitors in the Tower. Keeper & assts cleaning and painting in 2nd asst's Quarters.

18: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.85. 1st asst painted in 2nd asst Quarters. Had five visitors.

19: Light West wind to moderat breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies.

20: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and assts cleaning and painting 2nd assts Kitchen. 1st asst showing visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.95 today. 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

21: Light South wind to moderate breeze these 24 hours with rain and rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on Quarterly and annual returns. 2nd asst cleaning water closet. 1st asst went fishing and showing 13 visitors in Tower.

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts went fishing. 2nd painting walls of his Water-closet. Keeper painted 2nd asst's Kitchen floor. Keeper also working on Quarterly and annual reports. Barometer 29.80. Had one visitors.

23: Light S.East to variable winds with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst went fishing and showing twelve visitors in the tower. Barometer down to 29.90.

24: Light wind S.W. & N.W. to fresh breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. [continued on following page]

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1898

June 24: [continued from preceding page] Keeper working on Quarterly & annual returns. Also showing six visitors in the tower. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went trout fishing. Barometer 30.15.

25: Fresh breeze N. West with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st and 2nd Asst putting hay into the barn. 2nd Asst went over to big creek trout fishing. Had 9 visitors. Barometer 30.00 today.

26: Fresh & moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst went over to little creek to pick strawberries. Barometer 29.85. 1st Asst went fishing.

27: Moderate breeze N. W. to West N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst showing 5 visitors in tower. Barometer 30.15 today.

28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst working on the road. 2nd Asst showing twelve visitors in the tower. 2nd Asst putting wood in Keepers celler. Barometer 30.10 today.

29: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and 2nd Asst putting wood into Keepers celler. 1st Asst went over to work on the road next to the beach. Keeper working on annual returns. Barometer 30.08.

30: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst putting wood in Keepers celler and showing 6 visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 30.10.

July 1: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst putting wood into Keepers celler. 1st Asst went to Newport. 1st Asst showing six visitors in tower. Barometer 30.07.

2: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog during 24 hours. SEa smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst putting wood into his wood shed. Had four visitors. Barometer 30.10 to 29.95 today.

3: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing three visitors in tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.90.

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 the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport for recreation. 1st Asst went fishing and showing two visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport to take two friends. Barometer 29.95.

5: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst showing fourteen visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.95.

6: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood in his celler. 1st Asst showing fourteen visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00 to 29.93 today.

7: Fresh breeze to moderate North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.95. Had nine visitors today.

8: Light North to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. General durites for the day. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 13 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.95.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst showing nine visitors in tower. Baromoter 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing & over to Newport after mail.

10: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st Asst went fishing & showing three visitors in tower. Barometer 29.90. 2nd Asst went over on the beach.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

July 11: Light North wind these 24 hours with high and thick fog. Sea very smooth. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper and assts polishing all brass work at the station. 2nd asst cleaning out his woodshed. Barometer 29.90

12: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing and showing two visitors in Tower. 2nd asst cleaning lamp chimney. Keeper cleaning reflectors. Barometer 30.05.

13: Light North wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in the Tower. 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had seven visitors. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 30.13. 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail.

14: Light North wind and calm wiht clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.78. Keeper showing visitors. Had 7 visitors.

15: Light North to variable winds and calm these 24 hours with cloudy and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 today. 1st asst went fishing and showoing visitors in Tower. Had 22 visitors. 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower.

16: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.65 to 29.95. 1st asst went fishing today.

17: Light South to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing five visitors in the Tower & went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 30.10. A small Schooner supposed to be the Kate & Ann arrived from the S.W. and anchored one mile south of Cape.

18: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. The crew of the Schooner Kate and Anna that is anchored south of the cape are hunting sea otter. 1st asst & Keeper showing 16 visitors in Tower. General duties for day. Barometer 30.05.

19: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning windows in his part of Dwelling. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower & went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.92. Had 16 visitors.

20: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had four visitors. Keeper went to Newport for supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 29.94 today.

21: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower. Keeper cleaning Tower windows. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.93. Had seventeen visitors today.

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keepers cleaning up the back yard. Had nine visitors. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing . Barometer 29,90 to 30.15. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

23: Light variable winds to moderate fresh breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 today. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper went over to Big Creek after Bearberries. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation. Left the Station at 11:30 a.m.

24: Fresh & moderate breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.00 today. Had five visitors. 1st asst went fishing & showing visitors in the Tower. 2nd asst returned to the Station at 10 a.m.

25: Light variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather [continued next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

July 25: with moderate breeze North. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10. Keeper showing twenty three visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst also went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26: Fresh and strong breeze North these 24 hours fair and happy weather. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty two visitors. BArometer 29.95.

27: Strong & fresh breeze thse 24 hours with fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower . Had nineteen visitors. Barometer town to 29.80.

28: Strong and fresh breeze North with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. fog & fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing two visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.90 to 29.70 today.

29: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours ehick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fine weather. Keep & assts showing thirteen visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.80. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

30: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst showing five visitors in the Tower. Barometer down to 29.90 to 29.88. [NOTE: in the margin to left of 28, 29, 30 entries: "Inspected August 1st 1898" with a signature??? "Commander??? Inspection"]

31: 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 the day. Schooner Kate & Anna is anchored near the cape. Barometer 29.82. 1st asst went to Newport & fishing. Had 6 visitors. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita is laying off Yaquina bar at 5 p.m. waiting to enter Newport .

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