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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

August 1: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport to post and get the mail. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty eight visitors. Barometer down to 29.72. U.S. Light House tender crossed into Yaquina at 9:30 a.m. Commander J??? C. Morong arrived at the Station at 2:30 p.m. Inspected the Station and left at 4 p.m. for Newport where he attend to the buoy work there.

2: Light North and South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to receive annual supplies. 1st asst showing 14 visitors in tower & went fishing. Barometer down to 29.90 today.

3: Light wind 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. Mr. Stimpson hauled one load of supplies. Barometer 29.90. Had eight visitors. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper taking account of supplies.

4: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in Tower and putting Mineral Oil in Oil house. Had twenty visitors. Barometer 29.70. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita passed out of Yaquina & passed North at 3:15 p.m.

5: Moderate breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had nine visitors. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper putting annual supplies away.

6: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours heigh gof. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers stowing Mineral Oil in Oil house. Mr. Stimpson hauling annual supplies. Had seven visitors today. Barometer down to 29.92. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper showing visitors in Tower.

7: Light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry & thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. had 3 visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.80 today.

8: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 18 visitors in Tower & went to Newport after mail. Barometer down to 29.90.

9: Light wind to moderate breeze S. to North 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. Had 41 visitors. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90. Mr. Stimpson hauling arrual supplies. Keeper & Assts stowing away annual supplies. keeper went to Big Creek after Mr. Plummer.

10: Light North wind thick damp fog moste of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Assts stowing mineral oil away in oil house. Mr. Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies. Keeper went to Newport to mail receipts to Inspector & Capt of Ste Manzanita. Had thirty three visitors. Barometer 29.90.

11: Light Variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing seven visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper went over to Big Creek after rasberries. 2nd Asst Harry Sherman Littlefield resigned to take effect the 15th. He having got a position in the wooling mills at Oregon City if he would come at once. The Keeper let him leave the station at 1 P.M. today four days before the time.

12: Moderate to 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. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower & went to Newport. Barometer 29.96. Had 34 visitors. Keeper also showing visitors in tower.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

August 30: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair and thick weather. Lasat part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing fifteen visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport to take Mrs. Plummer as she is going to Portland. Barometer 29.90

31: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly report to Engineer & Inspector. 1st Asst slakeing line & showing 5 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70.

Special Entry:

August 22: Mr. Frank M. Plummer Keeper Yaquina Head Light Station Newport Oregon. Sir: You are herby authorized to destroy all the empty mineral oil cans to such an extent as to be useless, after which to throw them into the sea, and to use the transportation cases for firewood at the station. By order Commander John C Morong Inspector 13th Light & House District.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

September 1: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea smooth. Keeper showing 11 visitors in the tower. 1st Asst repairing his wood shed. Barometer 29.70 to 29.75 today.

2: Fresh and moderate breeze North to light South sind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst repairing his wood shed. Keeper showing 10 visitors in tower & repairing workshop door. Barometer 30.05.

3: Light South wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst repairing and painted his wood shed. Keeper & 1st Asst putting hay in barn for Keeper. Barometer 30.07 today.

4: Fresh to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing twelve visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.05 to 29.93 today.

5: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair warm & smooky weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing 12 visitors in the tower. Keeper digging his potatoes. Barometer 29.80. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies & post mail.

6: Fresh breeze East with clear fine and warm weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind thick fog. Sea smooth. Keeper & 1st Asst digging potatoes and showing twenty two visitors in the tower. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90.

7: Light South and North wind with thick fog these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst renailing shingles on roof of his dwelling and went fishing. Keeper working in his quarters. Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 today.

8: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.85 today. 1st Asst showing sixteen visitors in tower & working in garden.

9: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. Keeper showing five visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 today.

10: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours with smooky and some fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in his part of garden. Barometer 30.05 today. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Also went fishing.

11: Light South wind and calm to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy fog & smook. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and smook. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05.

12: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours fair and thick smooky weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.83. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. Had seven visitors.

13: Light South wind these 24 hours fair weather cloudy and thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning up his part of garden & showing visitors in tower. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower & throwing coal oil cans in the sea. Barometer 29.85. Had 15 visitors.

14: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with thick fog during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitors. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.97 today.

15: Moderate breeze to light N. wind clear fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing 6 visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 to 29.90.

16: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather little smook. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.85.

17: Fresh and moderate breeze thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 today. Had eight visitors. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went fishing.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

October 1: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to South East these 24 hours with rain hail thunder and lightening. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton working in shope. Barometer 29.52. 1st Asst went to Newport after the mail.

2: Light S.E breeze with rain showers these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heavy rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light showers. Keeper Frank M. Plummer left Station 10 A.M. for San Francisco on business. General duties for the day. Sea rough. Barometer 29.72.

3: Light to strong South Easat wind with rain showers for lthese 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light South East wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours strong S.E. wind with showers. Sea rough. Barometer 29.88.

4: Light S.E. wind with rain showers to dry fog these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with showers to dry. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.80.

5: Light S.E. to East wind clear to cloudy for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind clear. Last part of 24 hours light East wind cloudy. General duties for the day. 1st Asst house cleaining. Mr. Bretherton working in shop. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.90.

6: Light S. to N.W. wind cloudy to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light E. wind cloudy to dry. Lat part of 24 hours light N.W. wind dry. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport for mail. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.90.

7: Light variable winds and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light variable winds dry. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds dry. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton wheeling wood to cellar. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.90.

8: Light N.W. to strong S.W. wind dry to rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. to S.E wind dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to strong S.W. wind dry to rain. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for the mail. Sea smooth to rough. Barometer 29.72.

9: Strong S.W. to light S.E. wind rain to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours strong S.W. wind & light S.E. wind rain to dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind dry. General duties for the day. First Asst went to Newport for the mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.98.

10: Moderate S.E. wind with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours Moderate S.E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate S.E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport. Sea rough. Barometer 30.20.

11: Light S.E. wind with rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain to dry. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for the mail. SEa very rough. Barometer 30.12.

12: Light S.E. wind dry to damp fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours dry to damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light South East wind with damp fog. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton working in shop. Sea rough. Barometer 29.98.

13: Light to strong S.E. wind with damp fog these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours strong S.E. wind with damp fog. Last part of 24 hours strong S.E. wind with damp fog. General duties for the day. Mr. Bretherton went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.78.

14: Strong S.E. to light N.W. wind with rain to dry for these 24 hours first part of 24 hours. Strong S.E. wind with rain to dry. Last part of 24 hours light S. West to N.W. wind dry. General dutirs for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea rough. Baromoter 30.80.

15: Light N.W. breeze & dry for these 24 hours. Mr. Bretherton received his appointment as 2nd Asst and went on duty today. Weather clear and warm. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for the amil. Sea rough. Barometer 30.34.

16: Light variable wind and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. to S.E. wind dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to S. and N.W. wind dry and warm. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.96.

17: Light E. to N.W. wind with rain showers to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light E. to N.W. wind dry. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.12.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

October 18: Light to fresh N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light to fresh N.W. breeze dry. General duties for the day. First Asst went to Newport for the mail. Sea rough. Barometer 30.20.

19: Light N.W. breeze dry weather quite warm and clear for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst breaking up coal oil ???. 2nd Asst wheeling wood into cellar. Had one visitor today. Sea very rough. Barometer 30.40.

20: Light to fresh N.W. breeze dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze to fresh dry and warm. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cleaning celler and yard. Sea very rough. Barometer 30.00.

21: Light to moderate N.W. breeze light fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze light fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderat N.W. breeze light fog. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 29.75.

22: Moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with rain showers. General duties for the day. SEa moderately smooth. Barometer 29.80.

23: Light N.W. to S.E. breeze rain showers to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. to S.E. breeze with rain showers to dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze dry. General duties for lthe day. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.20.

24: Light S.E. to E. breeze dry and warm for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to E. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light S. breeze dry and warm. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea smooth. Baromter 30.50.

25: Light E. to S.E. breeze dry for these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light E. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. breeze dry. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport for mail. 1st Asst went fishing. Sea quite smooth. Baromter 29.89.

26: Light variable winds with rain showers for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to S. E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Asst filling oil-butts. Sea rough. Barometer 30.12.

27: Light S.E. wind with rain showers for these 24 hours. First pat of 24 hours. Light S.E. wind with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport for mail. Sea rough. Barometer 30.12.

28: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 2:30 P.M. from Oakland Cal. & Portland Oregon. Barometer 30.08.

29: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 today.

30: Light South to N. West wind these 24 hours fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.93 today.

31: Light W. to S. East wind with frequent light rain showers. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.10.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

November 1: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind clear and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport and working in shope. Barometer 30.12.

2: Light N.W. to East wind damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing four visitors in the tower. 2nd Asst working in shope. Barometer down to 29.85.

3: Gale & moderate breeze S. to light variable winds rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in shop and assisting Keeper clean out furnace pipe. 1st Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.70 to 29.88.

4: Light South to West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer up to 20.84 today.

5: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather. SEa rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.27 to 30.04 today. Keeper and 1st Asst cleaning all brass work and lenns lamp today.

6: Moderate breeze South to West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 30.05 today.

7: Light South wind to fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 29.98 to 30.10.

8: Moderate breeze to light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fshing. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 30.28.

9: Light East to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing today.

10: Light variable winds with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 30.02 to 30.20 today.

11: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in shop. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail supplies & went fishing. Barometer 30.20.

12: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst diffing clams on the beach. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.15 today.

13: Light North wind clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went on the South beach. Barometer 30.10.

14: Fresh breeze East with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze South cloudy and threatening weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10 to 29.90.

15: Light South wind ligh rain first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to light wind. N. West rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90.

16: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with rain and thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.63. Keeper painting flower pots.

17: Moderate breeze South to S. West and West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.83.

Entry on Left Margin: On Nov. 17th at 6 A.M. the British Ship Atalanta went ashore about 25 miles south of this station and was a total wreck. There were 27 of the crew. Three saved themselfs and twenty four were lost. She was loaded with wheat and flour. Sailed from Tocoma for Cape Town South Africa.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

November 18: Light West to variable winds these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd working in the shop. Keeper cleaning out the barn. Barometer 29.63 today.

19: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze West to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. 1st Asst went fishing and sawing wood for Keeper. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 29.54 today.

20: Light W. to S. East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.53 to 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing.

21: Fresh breeze to gale S. East to S. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. and West with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after his uniform. Barometer 29.65 to 29.80.

22: Gresh breeze S.W. & West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport to mail Shipwreck report. Barometer 29.70 to 29.92.

23: Fresh breeze W. to W.N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & Assts putting 200 fallons of oil in Oil-butts. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.80.

24: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.23.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in shop and went to Newport after mail and supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10 to 29.95.

26: Fresh breeze East to S. and West first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. 2nd Asst showing one visitor in the tower. Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 today.

27: Fresh breeze to gale S. to S. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind light rain showers and fair weather. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.65 to 29.75.

28: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail showers during 24 hours. Sea very rough. 2nd Asst working in shop today. Barometer 29.90. Keper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Left station at 1 P.M.

29: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West and West these 24 hours rain & hail showers during 24 hours. Sea rough today. 2nd Asst working in shoe. Barometer down to 29.65. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 10:50 A. M.

30: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with har rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. Barometer 29.65.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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December 19: [Cont'd from Previous page] 24 hours little damp and fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.50 to 29.84 today.

20: Light wind to moderate breeze West to N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain hail & lightning. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04 today.

21: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper writing in ofice today. 2nd Asst went over on South beach after agates. Barometer 30.44 today.

22: Light East to North wind these 24 hour clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. 1st Asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.30.

23: Fresh and strong breeze East these 24 hours clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. Keeper working on quarterly and monthly returns to Inspector and Engineer. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went after tree. Barometer 30.30 today.

24: Moderate breeze E. to S. East these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplis. 1st Asst went fishing. A steam schooner crossed into Yaquina. Barometer 30.30.

25: Moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Steam schooner Weeott sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. Barometer 30.30.

26: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours thick fog & rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 today.

27: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with thick fog and rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper working on quarterly & monthly returns. Barometer 30.20 to 29.98.

28: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West to West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working on quarterly returns. 1st and 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.98 to 30.10.

29: Fresh and strong breeze West to N. WEst these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working on quarterly returns. 2nd Asst working in celler. Barometer 29.90.

30: Fresh and moderate breeze W. & N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. Keeper working on quarterly returns. Barometer 30.14. 2nd Asst putting a door in celler to seperate furnace room from rest of celler.

31: Moderate & fresh breeze to gale S. E. to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours smow & rain. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea smooth to rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. Barometer 29.40.

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January 1: Gale fresh & moderate breeze S.S.E. & East with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.14 to 28.98.

2: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. East to S.S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and showery weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in his celler. Barometer 28.98 to 29.30 today.

3: Fresh to moderate breeze W.N.West these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow squalls. Sea quite rough. Keeper cleaning chicken house & barn. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst working in celler. Barometer 29.30 to 29.90. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail.

4: Light West to East and variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light showers. Sea very smooth. Generaduties fort he day. 1st and 2nd Assts went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 today. Torpeto boat Davis passed station 5 P.M. going South.

5: Light West to S. East wind fair & light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze South rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 30.10.

6: Moderate breeze South to light S.E. to East wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. Barometer down to 29.90.

7: Moderate & fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours damp. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today. Keeper sawing wood in his celler.

8: Light East wind dry & cool these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties fort he day. Steam Schooner Weeott sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asste went over on the bear cgter agates. Barometer 30.05 to 29.95.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze and gale East to S.E. and South rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood for furnace. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. 1st Asst washing machine wipers???. Barometer 29.14

10: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze South to S. East hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East wind damp weather. SEa moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst polishing agates & digging clams on beach. Baormeter 29.10

11: Light wind West to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper repairing lock on water closet door. Barometer 29.10 to 29.55. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst washing.

12: Light West to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hail & rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. 1st and 2nd Assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Keeper went to Newport. 2nd Asst went over on South beach after agates. Barometer 29.80.

13: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South and S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst & Keeper cleaning burner for lenns lamp. Barometer 29.50 to 29.74.

14: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S.W. to S. with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.55. 2nd Asst polishing agates today.

15: Gale to fresh breeze South and 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. Barometer 29.50 to 29.90.

16: Light wind to fresh and moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather. Sea moderately smooth last part of 24 hours. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.00 today.

17: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain and thick fog. Last part of 24 hours hard rain and thick weather. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst sawing wood in celler. Barometer 29.80.

18: Moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog and rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp & fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst polishing water agates and went to Newport after mail.

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January 18: Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. 1st Asst Edward Rice left the station at 9 A.M. for Portland on important business.

19: Light wind and moderate breeze to gale South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. 2nd Asst working in his celler. Keeper Frank M. Plummer and 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton cleaning lenns lamp the oil is very bad.

20: Moderate gale to fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80 to 30.10. 2nd Asst working in shop and celler. Keeper fileing saws in shop today.

21: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. & N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 30.36. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. SEa rough. Genera duties for the day. Barometer 30.40 today. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper cleaning lantern outside today.

23: Light wind S. East fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moder breeze South light rain. SEa smooth. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Steamer Weeott sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. Barometer 30.20.

24: Light South wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst working on agates in his celler. Keeper sorting over potatoes. Barometer 30.30. 1st Asst Edward Rice returned from Portland at 11:30 A.M. where he has been on important business.

25: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain & fog showers. Last part of 24 hours thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst hauling dressing up to the farden also went fishing on the rocks at the station. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Baromoeter 30.35 today.

26: Light North wind these 24 hours thick fog. Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.30. Keeper and 2nd Asst scrubbing office hall and oil-room floors today. 2nd Asst also went over on the South beach for a walk.

27: Light North wind thick damp fog these 24 hours. General duties for the day. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.20 today.

28: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst working in his quarters. Barometer 30.30. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29: Light North to variable winds these 24 hours with thick fog and fair weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.30 to 30.20. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fog showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst cutting and polishing water and other agates today.

31: Gale South to S.W. and W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and ahil squalls. Sea very rough. Keeper making out monthly reports to Inspector & Engineer. 2nd Asst went to Newport to get supplies & get & post mail.

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1899

February 1: Fresh breeze West to N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind damp and fair weather. Sea very rough. 2nd Asst making a book case in shop. Barometer 29.30 to 29.45 today.

2: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair and cold weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies post and get the mail. 2nd Asst working on agates. Barometer 29.68.

3: Light East wind clear dry & cold weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 30.04 today. 1st Asst cleaning his quarters and taking covers off of mineral oil cases. Keeper & 2nd Asst cleaning oil carriers ??? oil filler and hand-lanterns.

4: Moderate breeze to light East wind clear fair and cold weather. Sea very smooth. 1st Asst and Keeper putting dressing on garden. 1st Asst cleaning reflectors and draw off cocks on oil-butts. 2nd Asst went to Newport to get supplies & mail. Barometer 30.10.

5: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours snow. Last part of 24 hours fair & cold. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.90 to 3.10.

6: Light East wind dry fair and cold weather these 24 hours. SEa very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.24. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita arrived off the bar at Yaquina from the South at 4:45 P.M. and anchored.

7: Moderate to fresh breeze to gale S. East to South these 24 hours with hard rain moste of 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.03. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain these 24 hours & thick fog last part of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst takeing water out of his celler Barometer 3.12 today. Mr. J.G. Kelley Superintendent of Construction arrived at the Station at 3:30 to see what is needed in the sake of repairs and left the station at 4:30.

9: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst working in the shop repairing his agate cutting machine. Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 today.

10: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.10 to 30.15 today.

11: Fresh & moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.02. 1st and 2nd Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-butts today.

12: Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 30.10. U.S.L. Tender Manzanita laying off the Yaquina bar all day. siter her there at 8 A.M.

13: Light South and variable winds these 24 hours with thick fog & light rain showers moste of 24 hours. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst makeing a cold frame in his garden and getting coal oil cases for kindling. Keeper went over to Mrs Megginson after a plant about 1/2 mile from station. Barometer 30.20. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita off the Yaquina bar putting down a whistling buoy & left for the North at 1:30 P.M.

14: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.10. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. U.S. Light-House Tender off the bar attending to whistling buoy & passed the station at 8 A.M. going North. 2nd Asst makeing cold frames in his garden.

15: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequentlight rain & fog showers. SEa rough. General duties for teh day. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek. Barometer 30.32 today. 1st Asst working in his garden fixing his pie??? plant.

16: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair [Cont'd on next page]

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February 16: [Cont'd from previous page] thick and damp weather. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst working in garden & repainting garden fence. Barometer 30.30. Keeper & 1st Asst repairing wire fence.

17: Fresh to moderate breeze S. rain and thick foggy weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.25 to 30.30 today.

18: Light South wind these 24 hours with rain and thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. 1st and 2nd Assts went to Newport after supplies & mail. Keeper & 1st Asst went fishing. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.40 today.

19: Light South wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.35. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

20: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.25 today.

21: Light wind West to N. WEst light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst polishing short??? chimney in office. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.10.

22: Light North wind clear fine & cool weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst spadeing in his garden. Barometer 30.12 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. 2nd Asst went to Newport for recreation left station at 7:30 A.M.

23: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South to W. N.West these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.75 to 29.80. Bernard J. Bretherton 2nd Asst arrived at the station at 4 P.M. from Newport.

24: Light wind N. WEst to moderate & fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.96 to 29.80. Keeper sawing wood for furnace.

25: Fresh & moderate to light wind West these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 today. Bernard J. Bretherton 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26: Light N. West wind to moderate fresh breeze and gale S. East to South with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Steam Schooner Weeott started out of Yaquina to rough to cross out & turned back. Barometer 30.00 to 29.83.

27: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to West N.W. rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South fair & damp weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Keeper cleaning up back yard. Barometer 29.93 today.

28: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. and S. WEst these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers & damp weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst polishing agates. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 29.32 to 29.60.

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March 1: Fresh to moderate breeze S. West to West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Keeper putting dressing on his part of garden. Barometer 29.60 to 29.70.

2: Light S.W. to West wind these 24 hours with rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst polishing agates. Barometer 29.70 to 29.84. Keeper went to Newport to post & get mail & supplies.

3: Light variable and W. and S. West wind these 24 hours with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 3.30 today. Keeper working in garden and cleaning his celler. 2nd Asst went hunting.

4: Light West to S. East wind cloudy & fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind clear fine weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper went after clams on the beach & went up in the tower with 5 visitors. 1st & 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 30.40 today.

5: Light wind and fresh breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went over on the South beach. Steamer Weeott left Yaquina for San Francisco. Barometer 30.20.

6: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went hunting for birds. Keeper spadeing up in his part of garden preparing to plant Peas & Potatoes. 1st Asst planted cabbage seed. Baromter 30.20 to 29.82.

7: Fresh breeze S.E. to S. and S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours frequent hard rain squalls. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst working in shop. Barometer 29.63 to 29.74.

8: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours with rain hail and thunder. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.63 today.

9: Fresh breeze S.W. & West to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper & Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-room. 2nd Asst went hunting. Barometer 29.70 to 30.20.

10: Light North and S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours damp & light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went to Newport. Barometer 30.15 to 29.95.

11: Strong to fresh & moderate breeze S. to S.W. & West these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain & hail showers. Sea smooth. 1st Asst working in garden. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper polishing oil carriers & measures. Barometer 29.90 to 30.10. U.S. Torpeto boat Fox passed this station at 4:45 P.M. for San Francisco from Portland Oregon.

12: Strong & fresh breeze West with frequent rain squalls these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.82.

13: Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst scrubbing & cleaning out his quarters. Barometer 29.80.

14: Light East wind rain and snow first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and cool weather. SEa quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.52. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15: Light North to East wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Steamer Weeott crossed into Yaquina. General duties for day. Barometer 29.45.

16: Light North wind with clear fine weather these24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.50 to 29.70 today. 2nd Asst getting wood on the beach working in garden and hunting for birds. Keeper & 1st Asst planting potatoes and peas today.

17: Light variable and North wind with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. 1st Asst working in garden. 2nd Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.90 today.

18: Light East to S. East wind with clear fine and cool weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. [Cont'd on next page]

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March 18: [Cont'd from previous page] Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper spadeing & planting garden. Barometer 30.10 today.

19: Light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & light rain showers. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went over on the beach & to Newport. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 to 29.75 today.

20: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South & West these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea smooth. Steamer Weeott sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. Keeper working on quarterly returns. Barometer 29.60. 1st Asst spadeing garden. 2nd Asst getting wood on beach.

21: Moderate and fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent snow and hail squalls. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.62 to 29.95. Keeper making out quarterly returns. 1st Asst spadeing up garden and went to newport after supplies & mail. 2nd Asst polishing agates.

22: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst working in garden & went fishing. Keeper haveing his garden spaded and went to Newport. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.96 to 29.64.

23: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper cleaning and oiling his harness. 1st Asst spadeing garden and went fishing. 2nd Asst planting garden. Barometer down to 29.60 today.

24: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper putting his harness together. 2nd Asst planting garden & cutting agates. 1st Asst planting garden. Barometer 29.60 to 29.84.

25: Strong and fresh breeze North with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper planting potatoes and working on quarterly returns. 1st Asst repairing frnce and went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.08.

26: Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 today. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went for a walk one mile from station.

27: Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Last part of 24 hours fair & cloudy weather. Sea very smooth. Barometer 30.10 to 29.86. Keeper & 2nd Asst planting garden. 1st Asst went trout and ocean fishing.

28: Light N. to S. East wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea very smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst planting garden. Barometer 29.72 today.

29: Light variable winds light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Instector and Engineer. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went over on South bearch after rock oysters. Barometer 29.80.

30: Light N. To S. East wind with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper makeing out quarterly and mothly return to inspector & Engineer. Barometer 29.70 to 29.83 today.

31: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.83 today. Keeper went to Newport to post quarterly & monthly report to Engineer & Inspector & get mail. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst cutting agates.

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April 1: Light West wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea moderately smooth. 1st Asst went ocean fishing. Keeper went trout fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.81.

2: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 clearing weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 29.93.

3: Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair & warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper planting garden. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 29.88 to 30.12 today.

4: Light East to North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Mr. E.A. Withers arrived at the station at 10:30 A.M. to do some repairs. 1st Asst polishing oil carriers reflectors etc. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 30.24 to 30.12. Keeper went to Newport to post & get mail and supplies.

5: Moderate to fresh breeze N. to East with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South rain . Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to newport after Mr. Withers tool chest and get mail & supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 30.10 to 29.98. U.S. Light-House Tender Columbine arrived off the bar from the South at 6 P.M. and entered yaquina.

6: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Withers putting up stageing to shingle roof of wood shed. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Mr. J. G. Kelley and Mr. C. W. Leick arrived at the station at 9:30 A.M. to see what is needed for repairs and left the station at 3:45 P.M. Keeper showed Mr. J.G. Kelley what there is to do at the station in the shape of repairs. 2nd Asst cleaning lenns lamp & cover.

7: Fresh & moderate breeze & light wind North wind with clear fine weather these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing one visitor in the tower. Teamster??? hauling shingles lumber chain pipe & other supplies. Laborer digging ditch to lay sink drain. Barometer 29.98.

8: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick dry fog. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.94 to 29.88. 1st Asst went over on the road then side of the South beach to put in a culvert. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper takeing cover off of coal-oil cases to empty them. Mr. Withers working on repairs at the station.

9: Light S. wind to moderate breeze N. W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went over on South beach hunting agates. U.S.S. Columbine came out of Yaquina and passed station at 11:00 A.M. going North.

10: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business and cutting water and other agates today.

11: Fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in the shop today. 2nd Asst cutting water agates. The weather is to strong for Mr. Withers to work. Barometer 29.70. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail.

12: Fresh breeze South to N. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind W.N.W. light rain showers & fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st and 2nd Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office. Barometer 29.70 to 30.10 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail. Mr. Withers shingling wood shed & working on barn.

13: Light West to S. E. wind first part of 24 hours cloudy weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmweather. Keeper & 1st Asst putting old shingles in celler. Mr. Withers shingling wood shed & laying drain for sinks. Barometer 30.12 today.

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April 14: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies for the years 1899 & 1900. 1st Asst cleaning shingles up in the yard and sweeping sidewalks. 2nd Asst went to Newport on business. Keeper and 1st Asst assisting Mr. Withers put up stage to shingle wood shed. Mr. Withers shingling wood shed & putting sink drains in. Barometer 30.10 today.

15: Light N. to S. East wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South rain. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 today. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies. Mr. E. A. Withers shingling wood shed roof & laying sink drains.

16: Fresh variable inds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went up on North breach. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.80 to 30.10.

17: Light wind North to S. East fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South rain. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst planting garden cutting water agates and picking up old shingles and putting the down in his celler. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper & Assts cleaning lamp and burner today. Barometer 30.10 to 29.60. Mr. E.A. Withers shingles roof of wood shed putting cupboard catches & crawer pulls in dwelling and laying sink drain.

18: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. Keeper working on annual supply light for the years 1899 and 1900. 1st and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst mixing roofing paint to paint roof of wood shed. Barometer 29.55 to 29.98. Mr. Withers completed shingling wood shed and laying sink drains for Keepers swelling.

19: Light S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea rough. 1st and 2nd Assts cleaning up the back yard. 1st Asst went ocean fishing, Keeper went trout fishing. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 30.20. Mr. E. A. Withers completed shingling wood shed roof also working on other small repairs.

20: Light S.E. to South wind with fair and warmer weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and Assts painted wood shed roof today. keeper working on requisition for annual supplies. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.14. Mr. E. A. Withers working on small repairs at the station. 1st Asst went fishing .

21: Moderate breeze to light wind N.W. with damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.20 today.

22: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind with grequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst cleaning out spring on the hill. Keeper makeing out annual requisition for supplies. 2nd Asst wen to Newport after mail & supplies. Mr. Withers working on sink in Keeper Dwelling.

23: Fresh breeze North with fair and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.65. 2nd Asst and Mr. E.A. Winters went up on North beach trout fishing. Steamer Weeott arrived at Yaquina today.

24: Fresh breeze East to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst breaking up coal oil cases and putting them in his celler to burn them up. Keeper completed makeing out requisition for annual supplies. Baromter 29.55 to 29.66. Mr. Withers working on sink in 2nd Asst quarters.

25: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Keeper went to Newport to post requisitions for supplies. Barometer 29.85 today. [Cont'd on next page]

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April 25: [Cont'd from previous page] Mr. E.A. Withers putting slop hoppers in Keepers and Assts dwelling and other repairs.

26: Fresh breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Keeper cleaning out the barn and sawing wood for furnace. Mr. E.A. Withers completed slop hoppers and other small repairs at the station.

27: Fresh breeze W.N.W. to North with frequent rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to take Mr. E.A. Withers tool chest. Barometer 29.78 to 29.98. 2nd Asst cutting agates.

28: Moderate breeze to light North wind with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.16 today.

29: Light North to West wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South rain. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went trout fishing up on North beach. 1st Asst went fishing and to Newport. Barometer 29.88 today.

30: Fresh breeze South to N. West and West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.65 to 29.87. Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly reports.

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May 1: Moderate breeze and light West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind moderate & fresh breeze W. N.West with frequent hail & rain squalls during 24 hours. Sea suite rough. Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05 & 2nd Asst washing.

2: Light N.West wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & cool. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.10 today.

3: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. 2nd Asst went over on South beach to meet his wife. Barometer 30.10 to 29.97.

4: Moderate breeze S. to light S.West wind with light rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & walm cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper working in garden. 1st Asst diffing sod away from the building to keep from rotting the building. 2nd Asst went over on South beach after rock Oysters. Barometer down to 29.84.

5: Light S. to moderate breeze W. N.West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst getting off the beach. Barometer 29.94 today. 2nd Asst planting garden.

6: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Keeper & 1st Asst mixing white paint. Barometer 30.10.

7: Light N.West wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing on the South beach. 1st Asst went to Newport. 2nd Asst went over in the woods about one mile from station. Barometer 30.15.

8: Light North to South wind light rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper writeing in office and cleaning paintbrushes. Barometer 30.05 today. 1st Asst went to Newport.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst cutting agates. 1st Asst taking covers off of coal oil casses & working in garden. Barometer 30.20 today. Keeper working in office.

10: Light N. to E. & S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze South hard rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went over on the South beach after razor clams. Keeper also went to Newport after a cow. Barometer 30.05 to 29.98 today.

11: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm light rain showers & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper writeing in office. Barometer 30.24 today. Keeper and Assts painted the barn and shop & chicken house. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail.

12: Light variable winds & calm light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and Assts painted water tank. 1st Asst dwelling water closet oil house and put up stage to paint double dwelling. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.10.

13: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind dry fast part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West rain showers & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & Asst painting on keepers dwelling. Barometer 30.06 today.

14: 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 moderate smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went 2 1/2 miles from the station for recreation. Barometer 30.04. Had 6 visitors. Keeper went trout fishing 3 miles from station.

15: Fresh breeze to light N.Wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.East wind cloudy and [Cont'd on next page]

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May 15: [Cont'd from previous page] fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.10. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and putting up stage. 2nd Asst went one mile from the station after butter.

16: Fresh breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & west wind. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst and 2nd Asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Barometer 29.80.

17: Light West wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and painted covering on oil house and offices and takeing stage down from dwelling.

18: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts cleaning white paint work in lantern & watch-room. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd went over to big-creek hunting for snipes.

19: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts painting in lantern and watch-room white. Keeper mixing whitewash to whitewash outside tower.

20: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning paint off the lantern glass of tower cleaning lenns whitewashing watch-room and cleaning walls inside of tower prepairing to whitewash same. 2nd Asst went to Newport for recreation. Left station at 3 P.M. Barometer 30.10.

21: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing over to big and little creek. 1st Asst painting service table. Barometer 29.88. 2nd Asst returned to station at 4 P.M..

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts painting lantern floor stair cases & landing black & whitewashing insided of tower and cleaning stairs and landings to paint black. Keeper & 1st Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.83.

23: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting stairs and landings black. Painted dome parapet and drum black outside and putting up stage to paint bracketts and painted tool chest. Barometer29.80 to 29.95 today.

24: Light North to S.W. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.88.

25: Light S. to S.West wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Keeper and Assts painted stairs and landings inside of tower.

26: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.W. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sa smooth. Barometer 29.96 today. Keeper & 1st cleaning office and painting floor and other wood work. 1st Asst also whitewashing on light board fence. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business. 2nd Asst also painting in his part of dwelling today.

27: Fresh breeze South to N.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light N. wind fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04. Keeper & 2nd Asst painting base of tower. 1st Asst whitewashing fence. 2nd Asst painting in his quarters and working in garden.

28: Light N. to S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather light rain showers & fresh breeze South. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.82. 2nd Asst went to Newport today.

29: Fresh breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 30.00. Keeper painted steps around dwelling & celler door on keeper side and 1st and 2nd Asst whitewashing fence.

30: Fresh breeze to gale South rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.70. 1st Asst cleaning whitewashing & painting in his quarters today.

31: Fresh breeze S. to E. & S.E. with rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.32. 1st Asst painting on his quarters. 2nd Asst working in wagon house???

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June 1: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.40 to 29.90. 1st Asst went to Newport. Keeper painted pump & steps back of dwelling. 2nd Asst working in 2nd Asst also painted steps in the wagon house.

2: Moderate to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and heigh fog. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts painted bracketts and took down stage. 1st Asst whitewashing & painting in his quarters. Keeper weeding in his garden and writeing in the office. Barometer 30.04 today.

3: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with fog showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.20 today. Keeper and Assts painted aron railing and parapet black. Keeper & 2nd Asst painted the chimney s in office attatched to tower. 1st Asst painted window sash and window frames in tower. 1st also painting in his quarters. 2nd Asst painted back steps. Keeper weeding in his garden.

4: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind and fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze South to S.W. & West with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.92. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

5: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper & Assts scrubbing hall and oil room floors & painting door stools??? black. 1st Asst whitewashing the north ??? board fence and his dwelling. Also painted inside of dwelling & went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.94 to 30.08. Keeper weeding in his garden.

6: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts whitewashing fence. Keeper and 2nd Asst working in the garden. Barometer 29.98 to 30.08 today.

7: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts cleaning windows in tower and whitewashing fences. Barometer 30.10 today. 1st Asst cleaning out paint & work shop today.

8: Fresh & moderate breeze North clear fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze North thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst cutting grass around dwelling. Barometer 30.10 to 30.02. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

9: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog. Sea smooth. Keeper went over to Big Creek to pay for a cow & trout fishing. 1st Asst cutting grass. Barometer 30.00.

10: Fresh breeze North to light South and thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst cutting grass around dwelling. Keeper weeding out in his part of garden. 2nd Asst went after Razor Clams & cutting agates. Barometer 29.98 today.

11: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 2nd Asst went hunting for birds. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.96.

12: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea smooth. 1st Asst cutting grass around the outbuildings. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.98 to 30.08. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer.

13: Light variable winds & calm with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper weeding out his part of the garden & working on quarterly and annual returns. 1st Asst rakeing up hay. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst putting coal oil cases in barn & weeking in his garden. 1st Asst Mr. Edward Rice went up in the tower with two visitors. 2nd Asst went for a walk with his family.

14: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper weeding out his part of garden. 2nd Asst working in wagon house. Barometer 30.03 to 20.16.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst burning??? hay. 2nd Asst weeding out his part of garden. Barometer 30.14 today.

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June 16: Fresh and moderate breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst working on the road and went to Newport after supplies. Keeper working on the road. 2nd Asst cutting agates & working in shop. Barometer 30.10 to 30.06.

17: Moderate to fresh breeze North damp fog to dry these 24 hours. F. M. Plummer keeper left the station 9 A.M. for a short vacation. 1st Asst making??? hay. 2nd Asst working in his shop. Sea smooth. Four large steamers passed today. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00.

18: Fresh N. to North West breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant raking hay. Second Assistant went to Mr. Waughs for milk. Sea smooth. Had four visitors today. Barometer 30.10 to 29.82.

19: Fresh N. to light S. breeze with rain showers for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asst puting hay in the barn. Second Asst went to Newport for the mail at 8 A.M. returned 1 P.M. Barometer 29.80 to 30.60.

20: Light South to moderate North breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asstistant working on the road and cleanung windows in his house. Sea smooth. Barometer 31.0 to 30.25.

21: Moderate North to fresh North West breeze dry for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant went to Newport for mail at 7 A.M. and returned to station at 11:30 A.M. Barometer 30.25 to 30.90.

22: Fresh N.W. to moderate N. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst cleaing oil carriers and mesures. 2nd Asst went to Newport at 8 A.M. and returned to station 1 P.M. Barometer 30.70 to 30.00.

23: Moderate to light North breeze and dry weather quite warm for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First and second assistants showing visitors through tower and 2nd Asst cleaning shells. Barometer 30.00 to 29.85.

24: Light variable winds and calm with light rain showers these 24 hours. SEa smooth. General duties for teh day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went over on the rocks after mussells. Barometer 29.83 today. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 3 P.M. from a hunting & fishing trip up the Yaquina river haveing been gone one week.

25: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70. 2nd Asst went up on the North beach for recreation.

26: Fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd working on the road and cutting agates. Barometer 30.02. 1st Asst showeing six visitors in tower.

27: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with light showery weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Keeper working on annual quarterly returns. 2nd Asst cutting shells. Barometer 30.05.

28: Light variable winds with showery weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst cutting shells & showing visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after strawberries. Barometer 30.12. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed this station at 2 P.M. from N entered Yaquina crossed out going North.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing twenty visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & working on annual returns. 2nd Asst went up to Otter rock. Barometer 30.22.

30: Fresh and moderate to strong breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper completed annual quarterly and monthly reports. Also weeding garden. 2nd Asst cleaning out stall in south end of barn & went to Newport. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.20.

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July 1: Strong fresh & moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and some thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst repairing stall for his horse in barn. 1st Asst putting wood in woodshed. Barometer 30.10 to 29.95.

2: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper writing in general account book and sawing wood for furnace. 2nd Asst working in his work-house. Barometer 29.96 to 30.02.

3: Fresh and moderat breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light fog showers. Sea smooth. Keeper writing in general account book. 2nd Asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st Asst putting wood in his woodshed. Barometer 30.02 today.

4: Light South to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Assts showing seven visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport after strawberries. Barometer 30.02.

5: Light variable to light North wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing & showing five visitors in tower. Barometer 29.96.

6: Light variable and North winds with heigh dry fog these 24 hours. Sea very smooth and calm. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst washing today. Keeper wrint in office. Barometer 29.96 to 29.98.

7: Light South East to South wind these 24 hours heigh dry fog & cloudy weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.03. Keeper cleaning out his celler. 2nd Asst cutting agates etc today.

8: Light East to variable winds & calm these 24 hours fair and warm 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 five visitors in tower. Varometer 30.06.

9: Light variable winds and calm with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & Assts showing twelve visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went hunting for wild pigeons. 2nd Asst went after razor clams. Barometer 30.05.

10: Light variable winds and calm to moderat and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.98. 2nd Asst painting wind sash in his quarters. Keeper cleaning windows in his quarters.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours clear weather and heigh dry fog. Sea very smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 21 visitors in the tower. Keeper painting window sash in his part of dwelling and writing in office. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 29.92. 2nd Asst went over to South beach.

12: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. Keeper painting winds sash in his quarters. 1st Asst sowing visitors in tower. Had fifteen visitors. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 30.06.

13: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours fair weather & heigh dry fog. General duties for the day. Had five visitors today. Assts showing visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.02 to 29.96.

14: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.92 to 29.80. Keeper and 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze North with heifh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies and repairing approach to barn door. Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

16: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours moderat to fresh breeze North fair weather & thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Asst showing eight visitors in tower. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00.

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July 17: Fresh and moderate breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.04 today. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst cleaning out his celler. Had three visitors.

18: Fresh & moderate breeze North these 24 hours thick damp and heigh dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties fort he day. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Had three visitors. 2nd Asst went about one mile from the station hunting. Barometer 30.10. U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 3:30 P.M. going south.

19: Fresh and moderat breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.94. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst went over to Little Creek after black sand. 1st Asst showing 10 visitors in tower.

20: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. 2nd and Keeper showing visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper weeding out his part of garden. Barometer 29.92. Had seven visitors today.

21: Light S.E. to South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper & Assts cleaning lamp reflectors and all other brass work. Had five visitors. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04.

22: Light S.East wind and calm fair and cloudy. Last part of 24 hours moderat to fresh breeze N.West clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing visitros in the tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Had thirty nine visitors. Barometer 30.00 to 30.13. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and post mail. General duties for the day.

23: Inspected Station W.L. Field Commander - Fresh breeze to gale North these 24 hours with fair weather hazy and thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 29.95. Keeper went over on the south beach after razor clams. 1st Asst showing sixteen vistors in tower. U.S. Light House Tender arrived off the Yaquina bar at 2:30 P.M. and crossed into Newport. Commander W.L. Field arrive at and inspected the station at 5 P.M. and left station at 6 P.M. for Newport.

24: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. SEa smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and toke medicine chest & library to Steamer Manzanita. Mr. Whitten and Stimpson hauling annual supplies. 1st and 2nd Assts stowing oil in oil-house and showing visitors in the tower. Had twenty nine visitors. Barometer 29.87. U.S. Light House Tender came out of Yaquina at 1 P.M. and went North.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Mr. Whitter and Stimpson hauling supplies. Keeper & Assts showing 31 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.80.

26: Moderate breeze to light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst showing fifty visitors in tower. Barometer 29.86. 2nd Asst went toNewport after supplies. Mr. Witten and Stimpson hauling annual supplies.

27: Light South to variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. Steamsters hauling annual supplies. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Had seventeen visitors.

28: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Asst stowing away mineral oil in oil-house. Steamsters hauling oil. Assts showing seventeen visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.84.

29: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts putting mineral oil in oil-house. Mr. Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies today. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 [Cont'd on next page].

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July 29: [Cont'd from previous page] Assts showing visitors in tower. Had six visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

30: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. Keeper and Assts showing visitros in tower. Had fourty nune visitors. Baormeter 29.96 today.

31: Light S.E. to variable vinds and calm these 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair & warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing twenty six visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.96. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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August 1: Light variable winds and calm with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Had twenty one visitors today. Keeper and Assts showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.97. Keeper and Assts takeing flag-staff out of the ground and repairing and putting new signal halyards in.

2: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather with some heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post mail and get supplies. Barometer 29.95. 1st Asst showing 18 visitors in tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

3: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing two visitors in the tower. Baormeter 29.87. Keeper and Assts putting flat staff up today.

4: Fresh breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. General duties for day. 1st Asst showing twelve visitors in tower. Barometer 29.84 today.

5: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and have some teeth pulled. Barometer 29.87. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 51 visitors in the tower.

6: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 2 4hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst showing twenty nune visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Yaquina. Left station at 9 A.M. Barometer 29.91.

7: Moderate breeze North with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had sixty eight visitors. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst returned to the station from Yaquina and Newport on important business. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail and get supplies.

8: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. Keeper takeing covers off of mineral iol cases & showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower. Had 32 visitors. Barometer 29.80. 1st Asst wen to Newport.

9: Frsh breeze S.East to South the 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.70 to 29.86. 2nd Asst repairing pump in his quaters. Had no visitors today. 10: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea little rough. Asst showing five visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

11: Moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. SEa smooth. Barometer 29.87 today. Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower. Had 50 visitors. Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts.

12: Light N. to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the ddya. Keeper wen tot Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.82 to 29.85. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 32 visitors in the tower.

13: Moderate breeze South with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.78. Had three visitors today.

14: Moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had fourty visitors. Barometer 29.72 to 29.77 today.

15: Moderate breeze to light wind South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.96 to 30.10 today. 1st Asst went to Newport. Had 7 visitors.

16: Light E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours light rain & fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 29.80. Keeper went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 1 P.M.

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August 17: Light S. to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80. Had 25 visitors. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper returned to the station from Newport at 10:30 A.M.

18: Moderate breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in tower. Had fourty visitors. Barometer 29.90.

19: Moderate breeze to light North wind fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.98. Had twenty two visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

20: Light N. to S.E. & S. wind with light rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd showing 8 visitors in tower. Baromter 29.82.

21: Light S.E. to variable winds with frequent rain showers these 2 4hours. Sea smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had eight visitors. Barometer 29.80 to 30.01. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22: Light variable to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Big Creek. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 29 visitors in tower. Barometer 30.16.

23: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went after clams. 2nd Asst went up North beach for recreation???. Keeper & 1st Asst showing fourty six visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.06.

24: Light NOrth wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper went up North beach for recreation. Barometer 29.95.

25: Light S.East wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. last part of 24 hours rain. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Asst & Keeper showing twenty four visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00 to 29.86 today.

26: Light E. and variable winds to moderate breeze S. to N.W. these 24 hours with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.66. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport after supplies & mail.

27: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.04. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 12 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing.

28: Moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst putting wood in keepers celler. Also showing ten visitors in tower. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek for recreation.

29: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.04 to 29.92 today. Had three visitors. 1st Asst putting wood in keeper celler. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst putting wood into keepers celler. 1st Asst also went fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 29.82. Had no visitors today.

31: Moderate breeze to light North wind with thick dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing three visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.70.

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September 1: Light S. to East and variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Keeper digging potatoes in his garden. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst showing 7 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70 to 29.86.

2: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80.

3: Light S.East wind to moderate & fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had no visitors. Barometer 29.80 to 29.95. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and for recreation. Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

4: Fresh breeze South to moderate breeze & light S.West wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite smooth. Genera duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75. Keeper returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

5: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst showing five visitors in tower. 1st Asst repairing gate post. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.76 to 30.00.

6: Light variable winds thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst & Keeper showing seven visitors in tower. Barometer 30.15. 1st Asst diffing potatoes & went fishing.

7: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 2 4hours with clear fine weather. SEa smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in tower. Had seven visitors. Barometer 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8: Light North wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst working on the road. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper writing in office. 2nd Asst workign in the shop. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 6 P.M. going South.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst showing 6 visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 10 A.M.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing two visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95.

11: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper writeing in office. Baromter 30.00. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower and taking covers off of coal oil cases. 2nd Asst Mr. Bernard J. Bretherton returned to the stion from Newport at 11 A.M.

12: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North rain showers. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing.

13: Light North wind these 2 4hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and clearing weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & working in garden. Barometer 30.20. Keeper putting 200 gallons oil in oil-butts. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper writeing in office.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek for recreation. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper & 1st Asst showing 15 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper working on quarterly returns.

15: Moderate breee to light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze thick fog. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst workign on road & went fishing. Barometer 29.95. 2nd Asst working in shop. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer.

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