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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

September 16: Moderate breeze to light North wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather with some thick fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport. 2nd Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.95.

17: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather and little fog. Last pat of 24 hours fair weather & fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05. Keeper writeing in office today.

18: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North to N.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst workign in his part of garden. Keeper writeing in office. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.95 today.

19: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea very smooth. Keeper writeing on quarterly returns. Barometer 30.00. 1st Asst went fishing & to Newport after supplies & mail. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst having wood hauled today.

20: 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. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had 2 visitors. 2nd Asst working in shop.

21: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper writeing in office. Barometer 30.10. 1st and 2nd Assts went fishing today. U.S. Light House Tender arrived off the bar at 5 P.M. anchored at the whistling buoy.

22: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and some thick damp fog. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. 2nd Asst went after blackberries. Barometer 30.10 to 30.02. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed into Yaquina at 11 A.M. left some supplies for this light. Keeper went to Newport after Light House supplies.

23: Fresh & 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. Keeper working on quarterly returns. 1st Asst showing 3 visitors in tower. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

24: Light North to East wind and calm these 24 hours with fair smooky and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst showing twelve visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper writeing in office today.

25: Light N.East wind dry and warm weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North thick damp fog. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing.

26: Moderate breeze NOrth to light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper showing six visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00. 1st and 2nd Assts went to Newport.

27: Light South to North wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler. Barometer 30.00. Keeper putting wood in celler & showing 5 visitors in tower.

28: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler. 1st Asst went fishing & stowing shingles in barn. Barometer 29.95 today. Keeper working on quarterly returns.

29: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper makeing out quarterly & monthly reports. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.76. 1st Asst showing 2 visitors in tower.

30: Moderate to fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.West wind rain showers and clearing weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport to post reports to Inspector and Engineer.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

October 1: Light West wind with frequent rain showers thunder and lightening first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea rough. Barometer 30.18. 2nd Asst went hunting. U.S. L.H. Tender Manzanita staying at Newport to rough to cross out today.

2: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25. 2nd Asst washing. Steamer Manzanita still in Yaquina to rough to get out. Keeper putting coal oil cases in celler.

3: Light East to North wind with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail. 2nd Asst also went to Newport after supplies. Keeper and 2nd Asst haveing hay hauled from Newport. Barometer 30.25 to 30.00. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina at 10:30 A.M. and went North.

4: Fresh to strong breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to South wind with clear fine and very warm weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd Ast haveing hay hauled to station. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.85 to 29.92. 2nd Asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

5: Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog and warm. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog showers. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds. Barometer 29.95 to 30.06 today.

6: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd Asst mounting Birds. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.06 to 30.25 today.

7: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea little rough. General duties fort he day. Barometer 30.24. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler and over to Little Creek for recreation.

8: Light N. to South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze North thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.20. Had 3 visitors. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

9: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 30.20 to 30.00. 1st Asst went fishing.

10: Light variable winds these 24 hours rain showers. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.00 to 29.50 at 10 P.M. a Teal??? Duck flew against the lantern and broak the middle pane of glass.

11: Light N.East to East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers. Sea little rough. Keeper & Assts replacing the broaken paine of glass in lantern. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.44 to 29.55.

12: Light East wind to moderate breeze N.E. to North with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst went up North beach hunting. 1st Asst went fishing today.

13: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze North & N.West with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper cleaning his quarters & barn. Barometer 29.95. 1st Asst went fishing. Also 2nd Asst. Had one visitor today.

14: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind clear fine and cool first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st And 2nd Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-butts. 1st Asst cutting grass in yard of dwelling. 2nd Asst & Keeper went to Newport after supplies & pick berries. Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 today.

15: Light S.East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 30.30 to 30.26 todya.

16: Moderate to fresh breeze South with hard rain first part of 24 hours. last part of 24 hours light West wind thick fog showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.98. Keeper and Assts changing lenns lamp and cleaning all brass work. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

October 17: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.02 to 29.80. 1st Asst went fishing.

18: Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with hard rain and thick weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in celler and shop. 2nd Asst cleaning out drain on his side of dwelling. barometer 29.50 to 29.30.

19: Gale South to S. and S.West these 24 hours with rain lightning and thunder. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop and in his celler. Barometer 29.10 to 29.25 today.

20: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.West with hard rain lightning and thunder first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. BArometer 29.10 to 29.70. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21: Light East to S.East wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.50 to 29.65 today. 1st Asst fishing & 2nd Asst hunting.

22: Light South East wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.65 to 29.75. 1st Asst left the station at 11:15 A.M. for Portland to be gone one week on business.

23: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and threatening weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.05 to 29.95. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

24: Light S.E. to S. and West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.14 today. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler.

25: Light East to South wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today. Barometer 30.25 to 30.20 today. 2nd Asst cleaning lantern.

26: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with cloudy & light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather and little fog. SEa smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 30.25. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst returned from Portland at 10 A.M. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler.

27: Light S.EAst wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90. 2nd went hunting on North beach.

28: Light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. SEa rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.78. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst workign in garden.

29: Light East wind these 24hours with fair and cloudy weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.74. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30: Light East wind with cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst throwing oil cans in the ocean and went hunting. Keeper workign on the beach. Barometer 29.80 to 29.96.

31: Moderate breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst went hunting. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

November 1: Light E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 today. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business and get mail.

2: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.East these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper workign in shop and in garden at the beach. 2nd Asst working in gard. 1st Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.84. Received placard relating to visitors today from Commander W.L. Field Light House Inspector.

3: Light E. to S.E. & S. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.78.

4: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80 to 29.97. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newprot after mail and supplies.

5: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing.

6: Moderate breeze East and S. East these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst putting dressing on his garden. Barometer 29.78. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

7: Light gale to moderate breeze S. East to S. & S.West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind little damp & cloudy. Sea moderately smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing putting dressing on garden. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

8: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went over on beach after agates & hunting. Barometer 29.67.

9: Moderate breeze S.E. to gale South first part of 24 hours with hard rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went hunting. Barometer 29.68.

10: Fresh breeze to gale East to S.East and South with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds. Barometer 29.52.

11: Fresh breeze to light S. to S.East wind these 24 hours with light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keer & Assts putting 200 gallons of oil in butts in office. Barometer 29.80 to 29.75. 2nd Asst went up North beach hunting.

12: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.E. rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.47. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went to Newport after medicine for Mrs. Bretherton she being sick.

13: Fresh and moderate breeze to light East wind rain and dry weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.47 to 29.60. 1st Asst went over to Big Creek after team to take Mrs. Bretherton to Newport. 2nd Asst went to Newport to take Mrs. Bretherton on her way to Salem at 1:30 P.M.

14: Light S.East wind rain and rain showers these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst retuned to the station at 9 A.M. from Yaquina City he having taken Mrs. Bretherton there on her way to Salem Oregon.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze South to light S.W. and West wind with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties fort he day. Barometer down to 29.45. Keeper sawing wood in his celler for funace. 2nd Asst working in his celler.

16: Light S.E. to S.West wind with rain and hard showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. 2nd Asst mounting birds today. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies and get mail.

17: Light E. to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 2nd Asst mounting birds. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.94.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

November 18: Gale S.East to South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st Asst putting new furnace pipe in Keeper side of dwelling. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail. Barometer 29.58.

19: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.37 to 29.88. Keeper went one half mile from station on business.

20: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Lst part of 24 hours gale South rain & thick weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst washing. Barometer 29.80 to 29.28 today.

21: Gale to moderate & fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze S.E. rain thunder & lightning. Barometer 29.15. Keeper went to Newport after mail supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds and washing & ironing. Sea very rough.

22: Fresh breeze to light S.E. wind with rain lightening & thunder first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South damp. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.78. 1st Asst showing 2 visitors in tower. 2nd Asst went out for a walk

23: Light S.East wind these 24 hours fair weather & cloudy and threatening. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.67. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds and went hunting today.

24: Light S.EAst to East wind these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.92. 2nd Asst mounting birds and went hunting for birds today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East to S.East these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.52. 1st Asst putting dressing on his garden. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

26: Gale to fresh & moderate breeze S.E. to S. with rain these 24 hours. General duties for day. Barometer 29.50 to 29.75. Sea very rough.

27: Gale & fresh breeze S. Rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.50 to 29.65. 2nd Asst mounting birds working in the shop.

28: Moderate breeze to light South wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours. last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale East to S.E. & South wind with rain. Sea very rough. General duties for day. 1st Asst taking covers off of oil cases. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.95 to 29.50.

29: Gale E. to S.East S. and West first part of 24 hours with rain hail & lightening. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to light wind W. to S. West damp and light rain showers. Sea rough. Barometer 29.15 to 29.98. General duties for day. 2nd Asst went over to Mrs. Megginson after pumpkins. Sometime during last night there was a landslide and carried away the lower part of stairs leading down to the beach.

30: Gale South with hard rain & thick weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.85. 1st Asst went to Newport to post monthly reports & get mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

December 1: Gale S. to W. and N.West first part of 24 hours with heavy rain. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.75 to 30.20. keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 to 30.04. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail.

3: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.88.

4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze E. to S.E. first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours. Fresh to moderate breeze S. to light West wind rain & clearing weather. SEa quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went to newport to post mail. Barometer 29.68 to 29.75.

5: Light W.N.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. West fair weather. SEa rough. keeper & 1st Asst putting 20o gallons of oil in oil-butts in office. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.15. Mr. Bretherton 2nd Asst is sick with a bad cold and is not able to go on watch today.

6: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 29.84 today. 1st Asst clearing the slide away from the steps that were carried??? away by the slide. Mr. Bernard J. Bretherton 2nd Asst not able to go on watch tonight but his cold is some better.

7: Heavy gale S.E. to South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W. to S.West with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper picking over potatoes. Barometer 29.25 to 29.56 today. 1st Asst Edward Rice nailing saddle boards on barn & wagon house that blew off during gale today. 2nd Asst went on watch feeling better.

8: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80. 2nd Asst is much better today.

9: Light variable to E. & S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.08. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. 2nd Asst's cold is a little better.

10: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind with rain these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.65 today. Mr. Bretherton is still sick with some sort of throat trouble. The Keeper thinks it best for him and has been ordered to not go on watch for a week.

11: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain squalls. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.65 to 29.90. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst feeling some better.

12: Moderate breeze & light wind West to N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst and went fishing. Barometer 29.98. keeper writing in office today.

13: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. Barometer 30.00. 2nd getting better.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear and coolweather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 29.34 today. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went on duty & watch as he is feeling much better.

15: Fresh breeze East to S.E. and South with rain & hail first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind & moderate breeze East rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. Barometer 29.15.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

December 16: Fresh breeze East to light S.E. and South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.30 to 29.60. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17: Light W. to W.N.West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.94 today. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst and went fishing today.

18: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. Barometer 30.20. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. keeper writeing in office.

19: Fresh breeze E. to S.East & South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hour clear and cool weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and threatening weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20. 1st Asst went to newport after mail & supplies.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21: Gale to fresh breeze South rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. to S. East wind light rain showers and thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. 1st Asst clearing logs away from the shoal??? next to beach. Barometer 30.36.

22: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Inspector. Barometer 30.44 today.

23: Light S.East to North wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. 1st Asst repairing fences. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.45 to 30.35. Keeper working on quarterly return to Inspector.

24: Light S.East to North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.30. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst went about one mile from station for a walk.

25: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25 to 30.15.

26: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for teh day. Keeper workign on quarterly report to Inspector. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst doing house work. Barometer 30.10.

27: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst takeing covers off of mineral oil cases & went fishing. Keeper writeing in office & digging clams. Barometer 30.05 to 29.82.

28: Fresh breeze East to S.E. & South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing.

29: Moderate breeze E. to S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer. Barometer 29.44. 1st Asst went fishing today.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper & Assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Barometer 29.44 to 29.55. Keeper working on quarterly reports.

31: Light S.E. wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain hail and lightning. Last part of 24 hours rain. General duties for day. Barometer 29.60 to 29.40. 1st Asst went to Newport to post quarterly & monthly reports and get mail and supplies.

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

January

1: Fresh breeze E. to light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South hard rain and hail and clearing weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working in garden - Barometer 29.50 to 29.70 today.

2: Fresh breeze East to S. East with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies - Barometer 29.40 to 29.60.

3: Light S.E. to East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper boiling out burner for Lens lamp - 1st ass't wheeling barn dressing up to garden - Barometer 29.78 - 2nd ass't left Sta at 3 P.M. for Salem to procure Medical attandence and to bring his wife home from Hospital at Salem.

4: Moderate breeze to light S. and East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.65 - Keeper repairing 2nd ass'ts pump in his Quarters.

5: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to South rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Baromter 29.44 to 29.54 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper repairing 2nd asst's pump - Barometer 29.86.

7: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale South these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.66 today.

8: Fresh breeze to light West wind with frequent rain squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.32 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper putting panes of glass in Dwelling and barn - Barometer 30.20. 1st ass't went fishing.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze to light S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper working in garden - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 30.20 to 30.12 - 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 11:30 A.M. for Salem where he has been to se[e] a Doctor and bring his wife home from Doctor's care.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.02.

12: Moderate to fresh breeze South with rain and thick weather these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.00 to29.90 - Keeper and 1st ass't cleaning locks on Oil-butts Oil carriers and measures - 1st ass't also sawing wood for 2nd ass't.

13: Light South wind with rain and thick weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain and clearing weather - Sea very rough - Keeper cleaning Burner - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper cleaning out 2nd ass't barn - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80.

14: Light S.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather these 24 horus - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze East with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South with rain - Sea quite smooth - Keeper and 1st ass't scrubbing marble floors in halway and Oil-room - Barometer 29.78.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Barometer 29.80 to 30.02.

17: Fresh breeze to light S. to East wind rain and thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather [continued on next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

January

17: [continued from previous page] Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.17 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

18: Light South wind thick fog and rain showers - Sea rough - Keeper sawing wood on beach - Barometer 29.96 to 30.00 today.

19: Light West to N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper sawing wood on the beach and went to Newport on important business - Barometer 30.22.

20: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 30.20 to 30.15 - 1st ass't sawing wood 2nd ass't U.S. Light House Tender Columbine passed station at 5 P.M. going south.

21: Light N.E. to S.E. wind to moderate breeze South clear fine weather first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.998 to 29.88 today - 1st ass't went fishing - U.S. Light House Tender Columbine laying off Yaquina bar this morning and entered at 1:30 P.M.

22: Light S.E. wind light rain showers first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to S. and S.W. hard rain sea rough - Barometer 29.90 to 29.50 - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

23: Gale S.W. to fresh breeze W. rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S.S. Columbine landed lumber etc. at Newport - Barometer 30.10 to 30.25.

24: Light N. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite rough - Keeper and asst's putting 200 gallons of mineral Oil in Oil butts - Barometer 30.25 to 30.00 today.

25: Light N. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't doing house work in his Quarters - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper clearing up the grounds - Barometer 30.24 to 29.90 today. U.S.L. House Engineer W. C. Langfitt and G. W. Freeman arrived at station at 10 A.M. Inspected and left at 11 A.M. for Newport.

26: Light N. and East wind these 24 horus with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - 2nd ass't went over to big creek? on business - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper cleaning out his Chicken-house - Keeper and 1st ass't stowing away material for repairs - Mr. Woodard hauling material for repairs - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper and 1st ass't tearing down the old rotten tramway - U.S.S. Columbine came out of Yaquina at 7 A.M. and steamed north.

27: Light wind and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st ass't repairing road and went fishing - Keeper cleaning out barm and went after clams on the beach - Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 - Mr. Woodard hauling material today - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away material for repairs in barn wagon house and other places.

28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze E. cleare fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.90 - Mr. Woodworth hauling material for repairs - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away material for supplies.

29: LIght E. to S.E. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather and light North wind - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away amterial for repairs that Mr. Woodworth is hauling - 1st ass't went fishing.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.14 to 29.94 - Keeper putting dressing on his part of garden - Keeper and ass'ts stowing material for repairs away under cover - Mr. Woodwoorth hauling lumber etc. - Keeper measuring lumber - 2nd ass't doing house work.

31: Light wind E. to moderate breeze S. East these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus dry - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - Keeper measuring lumber and pileing it up - Barometer 30.08. Keeper and ass'ts stowing material away in barn - 1st ass't went to Newport - Mr. Woodworth hauling lumber and other supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

February

1: Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 29.90 - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away material for repairs - Mr. Woodworth hauling material - Keeper and 1st ass't measuring lumber etc.

2: Moderate to fresh breeze to gale these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and clearing weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.90 - Keeper looking over the material for reparis.

3: Moderate breeze West to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.74 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4: Light South to East wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North clear fine and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - had six visitors today - Barometer 29.75 to 30.00 - 1st ass't went fishing today.

5: Fresh breeze North to light E. to S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 light variable winds light rain showers - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't working in garden - Keeper sawing wood in his celler - Barometer 29.77 to 30.05 - 1st ass't went fishing today.

6: Fresh breeze S.W. to gale W. and N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - 2nd ass't doing house work - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 - Keeper sawing wood in his celler.

7: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hors cloudy and fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper sawing wood in his celler - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.94 - 2nd ass't doing house work.

8: Fresh breeze to gale South first part of 24 hours with light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze hard rain to clearing weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9: Moderate breeze to light W. N. W. wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind little damp - Sea quite rough - Geneal duties for the day - Barometer 30.24 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper cleaning out woodshed - Mr. Wiltshire and two men arrived at the Station at 10:30 to do the repairs at station. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern.

10: Light South wind these 24 hours little damp weather and some fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went to Newport after the mail and supplies - 2nd ass't doing house work and went out for a walk - Keeper cooking and sawing wood in his celler - Barometer 30.35 to 30.27 - Mr. Wiltshire and the other two men working on the Cistern today.

11: Light S. to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Baromteer 30.25 - 1st ass't Edward Rice went fishing today.

12: Moderate breeze N.W. to light East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper sawing wood in his celler for stove and furnace - 2nd booking - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail ans upplies - Barometer 29.90 - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern and steps at side entrance of dwelling.

13: Fresh breeze S.E. to N. West wind with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers with light variable winds - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.74 to 29.95 - 1st ass't went fishing - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze W.N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern today.

15: Light W.N.W. wind to fresh breeze East these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours rain and hail showers - Last part of 24 hours hail and snow - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

16: Fresh breeze to gale East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours - Fresh breeze East dry and cold during 24 hours - Sea smooth [continued on following page]

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February 16: [continued from previous page] Keeper went to Newport after supples. Barometer 29.03. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern. Plumbers arrived at the station from Portland at 10:15 A.M. to set up the hot water heater. Mr Woodworth brought nails from Newport to the station today.

17: Fresh breeze East to light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain sea smooth. Barometer 29.88. 1st and 2nd assit cleaning paint work in lantern. Mr. Wiltshire and men helping plumbers put in heater. Mr. Woodworth hauling sand and gravel for cistern.

18: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.49. 2nd asst. went to Newport after mail + supplies.

19: Light wind to moderate, fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.58. Mr. Wiltshire and men working on cistern + steps. Plumbers working on heater in watch room and hallway.

20: Fresh + moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite smooth General duties for the day. Barometer 29.65 to 29.72. 1st asst. went to Newport after supplies + mail. Plumbers working on heater. Mr. Wiltshire and men putting stairs to attic on asst. side of dwelling.

21: Fresh breeze to Light wind S to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair then Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Wiltshire working on stairs + mason latl. + plastering. Barometer 29.65 to 29.96. 1st asst went to Newport after mail + pipe elbow for plumbers.

22: Light W. to N West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.36. Plumbers completed the hot water heater today. Mr. Woodworth hauling sand and gravel. Mr Wiltshire and men working on cistern and stairs in assts dwelling.

23: Light East wind these 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper planting garden. Mr. Woodworth hauling rock and gravel. The plumbers left the station at 9A.M. having completed the heater. Barometer 30.30. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern.

24: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind light showers and some fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 today. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working on stairs in asst quarters putting marble down in hallway and oilroom and ??? moulding in room in dwelling.

25: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 80.20 to 30.06. Keeper and 1st asst made fire in hot water heater.

26: Light S. E. to W. and N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours fair weather Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.24. 1st asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working in cistern, laying marble in hallway, and repairing hallway in rear of dwelling.

27: Light East to South wind these 24 hours. first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.20 to 29.98. 1st asst. went fishing. Keeper cleaning chips up ??? up around dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men working on cistern, laying marble in hallway in tower and reparing hallway in rear of dwelling.

28: Fresh breeze South to light W.N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain last part of 24 hours light rain showers and relaxing weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day Barometer 29.90 to 30.20. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working on hallway in rear of dwelling. working in kitchen and plastering stairway in assts quarters.

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March 1: Light East to N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fair weather Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. Mr. Wiltshire repairing halway in rear of assts part of dwelling and taking down chimney in keeper and assts dining rooms. 1st asst went to Newport after mail supplies. Keeper painting door in hallway in dwelling. 2st asst throwing brick over bluff from chimney.

2: Light N.W. to East and S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst prepairing to have the chimney taken out of dwelling. Barometer 29.65 today. Mr. Wiltshire repairing hallway in rear of dwelling on assts side. Also working on the cistern.

3: Fresh and moderate S to S. West these 24 hours. Rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.48 to 29.54. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern and replacing halway in rear of asst dwelling.

4: Light S.E. to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 25 hours cloudy and fair weather- Sea smooth. Barometer 29.48 to 29.56. General duties for the day. Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies for next year.

5: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers- Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80. Keepers and assts cleaning stairs and landings also scrubbing cement off the marble floor in halway where the pipes were laid for the hot water heater. 1st asst throwing bricks over the bluf that Mr. Wiltshire takes from the chimney on the keepers side of dwelling. 2nd asst painting door on his side of dwelling Mr. Wiltshire making steps at rear of dwelling also tearing chimney out of east side of dwelling.

6: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.8 to 29.55. Keeper and assts cleaning scrubbing oil room and floors. 1st asst throwing bricks over tthe bluff. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning the grounds in rear of dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men repairing drain and steps in rear of dwelling also working on keepers chimney.

7: Fresh breeze to gale South to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Barometer 29.20 to 29.33. Keeper and assts scrubbing and cleaning out watch room and office. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning the grounds on keepers side of dwelling. Mr Wiltshire putting new steps in rear of dwelling. Also ceiling??? side entrance. And lath and plastering space where the chimney was taken out in keepers dwelling. Keeper cleaning out his celler and working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to W. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea rough. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 29.30 to 29.94. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning up grounds around dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men tearing down chimney in 2nd assts side of dwelling and ceiling??? side entrance.

9: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours day to little damp. Sea quite rough. Keeper working on requisition for supplies to inspector. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Also cleaning up grounds. Keeper and 1st asst throwing brick over the bluff that were taken out of chimneys. Barometer 29.98. Mr. Wiltshire completed repairing side entrance on the keeper and asst. Also tearing down chimney to.

10: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours. first part of 24 hours damp today and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather to light rain showers and rain. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.95 Keeper and asst throwing bricks over the bluff and cleaning up the grounds. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper completed annual requisition for supples. Mr. Wiltshire working on lattice work in front of water closet. Also lathing and pastering in 2nd asst quarters where the chimney was taken out. Keeper packing gravel up from the beach.

11: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day . Keeper made a fire in the watchroom. Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon 1900 March 12: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper packing gravel up from the beach to make walk in rear of Dwelling. 1st ass't breaking brick to put in walk in rear of Dwelling - Mr. Wiltshire putting lattice work on front of Water closet cementing cistern inside etc.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.93 - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on repairs - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies and painted side steps - Keeper and 1st ass't clearing up the grounds - 1st ass't spading his part of garden.

14: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't spadeing up his part of garden - 2nd ass't cleaning dressing out of his barn - Barometer 29.97 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on repairs.

15: Fresh breeze East to light S.E. and North wind these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Last part of 24 hours - thick fog - Seas quite rough - 1st ass't spading up his garden - 2nd ass't clearing grounds in part of yard - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.95 - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on repairs.

16: Light S. East to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - 1st ass't putting sod around cistern and back steps - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting side steps and rear of woodshed - Barometer 29.80 - Mr. Wiltshire men shingling work-room and working on new Cistern.

17: Light S. East wind fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st ass't cleaning up the grounds - Keeper painting base board under back steps - 2nd and 1st ass'ts went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper also writing in Office - Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Mr. Wiltshire and men shingling the roof of work-room.

18: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with height dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.99 - 2nd ass't Bernard J. Bretherton went for a walk about one mile from station.

19: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze North to N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light fog showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 31.15 - 1st ass't spading and planting garden - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting woodwork of the repairs made at station - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on cistern and shingling roof of work room.

20: Moderate breeze North to light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 horus - Sea smooth - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail - Barometer 30.23 to 30.13 - 1st ass't clearing up the grounds of shingles - Mr. Wiltshire shingling roof of work-room.

21: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.02 - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting wood-work of repairs - Keeper and 1st ass't pulling the old lightning rods off the Keepers Dwelling - 1st ass't also cleaning shingles off the gournds around work-room - Mr. Wiltshire completed repairs as far as he had material to work with and left for Newport at 4 P.M.

22: Light wind South to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and clearing weather - Sea quite smooth - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper spading garden - 2nd ass't painting and kalsomining also spading and planting peas.

23: Moderate breeze to light North wind with clear fine and cool weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus moderate to fresh breeze N. fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.97 - 1st ass't spadeing and planting garden - Keeper planting peas and potatoes today also painting in his quarters - 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in his quarters.

24: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 - Keeper painting in his quarters - 1st ass't putting 200 gallons of oil in office and spadeing garden - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

March

25: Fresh breeze South to moderate breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.65 - A surf duck flew against lantern at 12:20 and broak the upper plate glass.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze and light wind S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.65 to 29.82 - Keeper working on Quarterly reports to Engineer and Inspector also painting picture mouldings and putting down carpets - 1st ass't cleaning and painting pipes leading to hot water heater - 2nd ass't cleaning Calsomining and painting in his Quarters.

27: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 30.00 today - Keeper and asst's putting new plate glass in Lantern to replace the one broaken by surf Duck - 1st ass't working on the road - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting and cleaning in their Quarters - Keeper working on Quarterly reports.

28: Light wind to moderate breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 - 1st ass't working on road - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Keeper painting in his Quarters and working on Quar. reports.

29: Fresh breeze S.E. and South to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting and cleaning in Dwelling.

30: Light East wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather and some fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper working on Quarterly and monthly reports to Engineer and Inspector. Also putting dressing in garden and painting in his Quarters - 1st ass't working on road - 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in his Quarters.

31: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with thick fog moste of the time - Baromter 29.70 - General duties for the day - 1st ass't repairing roof of his Quarters - Keeper went to Newport to mail reports and get supplies - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

April

1: Light wind to moderate fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper went trout fishing - 2nd ass't went hunting - 1st ass't showing four visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.70.

2: Moderate and fresh breeze to light gale first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - 1st ass't burning old hay - 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in his Quarters - Keeper cleaning in his Quarters - Keeper and 2nd ass't spadeing garden.

3: Light S. East to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 - 1st ass't putting dressing and working in garden - Keeper and 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in there Quarters.

4: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - keeper and 2nd ass't went to newport after supplies - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 - 1st ass't went fishing.

5: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went after Rock Oysters and to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting in Dwelling.

6: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.58 to 29.90 - Keeper and 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in Dwelling today.

7: Moderate and fresh breeze S.W. to W.N. West with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. West clearing and cool weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and ass'ts' changing lamp and burner - 1st ass't went after brush??? - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

8: Moderate breeze North to light East wind with rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clearing weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.20 to 30.15 - 1st ass't went over in woods after brush to stick peas and went fishing - 2nd ass't working in Dwelling.

9: Moderate breeze N. to light East wind dry clear and frosty first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus light wind to moderate breeze North clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper whitewashing Hen-house - 1st ass't working on rhoad??? - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd ass't went to Newport on Important business - Left the Station at 8 A.M.

10: Moderate breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 today - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 2:30 P.M. from Newport where he ahd been to assist his wife home.

11: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.83 - Keeper planting garden - 2nd ass't cleaning out his wood-shed - 1st ass't working on the road.

12: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours with light rain - Last part of 24 hours light West wind light rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't working on the road - Keeper and 2nd ass't planting garden - Barometer 29.75 to 29.82.

13: Fresh breeze S. to light S.E. and S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 today. Keeper and 2nd ass't cleaning in Dwelling - Keeper also repairing ladder and cleaning his celler - 1st ass't cleaning Burner for lamp - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed this Station at 2:15 P.M. going North - hoisted Ensign.

14: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - 1st ass't working on road and went fishing - Keeper working in shop - 2nd ass't working in his Quarters.

15: Moderate breeze N.W. to light East wind first part of 24 hours clear and cool - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - General duties for the day - Keeper went trout fishing up the North beach.

16: Light East wind to moderate breeze North these 24 horus with clear fine and warm weather - Barometer 30.15 to29.92 - Keeper cleaning and painting in his Quarters - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't working in his Quarters.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

April

17: Light variable winds clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze - North wind with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper cleaning and painting in his Quarters - 2nd ass't working in his Quarters - Barometer 29.92.

18: Fresh to moderate breeze and light N. wind with light fog showers - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze North fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper showing six visitors in the Tower - Barometer 29.90 - 1st ass't went fishing and and one mile from Station after brush to stick his peas - Keeper painting and cleaning in his Quarters - 2nd ass't working in shop.

19: Light variable winds fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.55 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went 2 1/2 miles from Station trout fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

20: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.60 to 29.75 - Keeper painting in his Quarters.

21: Moderate breeze to light wind N. to N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't washing today - Keeper painting in his Quarters and working in his garden - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.62 to 29.75.

22: Moderate to fresh breeze S. to N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.00 to 30.12.

23: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st ass't working in his garden - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper sawing wood in his celler - 2nd ass't showeing one visitor in Tower.

24: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours height dry fog and light rain shower - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 29.92 - 1st ass't working in his Quarters and went fishing - 2nd ass't washing in house today.

25: Fresh breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Last part of 24 horus fair weather and rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper sawing wood in his celler for furnace - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - U.S. War vessel passed the station going north at 2 P.M. Hoisted flag for war vessel.

26: Light wind moderate and fresh breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd ass't working in his part of Dwelling.

27: Moderate breeze North to light N. East wind first part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.05 - Keeper cleaning the barn prepairing to paint it - Also mixing paint to paint Tower Barn Dwelling and other buildings - 2nd ass't painting in his part of Dwelling.

28: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North clear fine and warmer - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.90 - Keeper went after clams on the beach and mixing paint and cleaning brushes to paint with - 1st ass't repairing ladders - 2nd ass't spading and planting garden - Also cleaning workshop and chicken house to paint.

29: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East to N. East with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went hunting.

30: Fresh and moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy and warm - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and post mail - Barometer 29.80 to 29.94 - 2nd ass't cleaning shop outside to paint.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1900

May

1: Light wind South to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours height dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and ass'ts painting the Barn and workshop - 1st ass't working in garden - Barometer 29.97.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.89. Keeper and asst's painting on Dwelling and putting up stage to paint North end - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.87 - Keeper and asst's painting on Dwelling and takeing down stageing.

4: Light South to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.69 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts painting chimneys and roof of Keepers Dwelling - Keeper painting on Dwelling - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

5: Moderate breeze to light South wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st ass't working in garden - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.68 to 29.85.

6: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.85 - Keeper and 2nd ass't spliting wood in celler.

7: Fresh breeze South to East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Barometer 29.68 to 29.90 - 1st ass't shooting Birds they are eating up garden - Keeper and ass'ts repairing damper pipe in Lantern.

8: Fresh and moderate breeze to light wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.95.

9: Light variable winds and calm with frequent warm rain showers - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 29.67 - Keeper building chicken coops and went fishing - 1st ass't went fishing working in the garden and shooting birds - 2nd ass't working in garden and mounting bird today.

10: Fresh breeze North to light East wind rain thunder and lightening first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to gale South rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't working in garden - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.65 - Keeper writing in Office.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.90 - Keeper went trout fishing two miles South of the Station - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed the Station at 6;:30 P.M. going North. Hoisted Ensign.

12: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - keeper writing in Office - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 1st working in garden.

13: Moderate breeze and light S. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - 1st ass't went fishing.

14: Light East and variable winds and calm these 24 hours - Little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.02 - Keeper and ass'ts cleaning in Lantern and Watch-room prepairing to paint tomorrow.

15: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 - Keeper and ass'ts painted the Lantern and watch room white - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

16: Light West wind these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.23 - Keeper and ass'ts cleaning frame of Lennes and Painted Dome Parapet and iron railing black.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

May

17: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper and ass'ts putting up stage and painted Bracketts on Tower and fixing stage to paint the Tower.

18: Light wind and moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper and asst's painted Lennse frame white Pedestal green whitewashed and cleaned Watch room and inside of Tower.

19: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.05 today - Keeper and asst's painting on the mail part of Tower white and mixing paint to complete Pt.???

20: Light North wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 - 1st ass't went fishing and showing 2 visitors in Tower - 2nd went for a short walk.

21: Light variable winds to light W. N. West wind these 24 hours - with rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 30.12 - Keeper and ass'ts painted Lantern floor watch room and stair and landing black today - 2nd ass't painting his Water closet. 1st ass't cleaning in his quarters.

22: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. W. to North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 29.98 - Keeper and ass'ts painting tower outside and some inside.

23: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather and rain showers - Last part of 24 hours gale and rain squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.62 - Keeper and asst's painting stairs and landing in Tower and whitewashing halway - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

24: Light S.W. to S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea quite rough - Keeper and ass'ts cleaning Leenes and plate glass of Lantern - 1st ass't cleaning and painting in his Quarters - Barometer 29.92.

25: Light S.E. wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.55 to 29.72 - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting tops of Oil butts step ladder and brush rack - 1st ass't working in his quarters.

26: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S. East wind rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light West wind fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.72 to 30.10 - Keeper makeing hen coops - 2nd ass't washing and other work in his quarters.

27: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00/10??? 30.05 - 2nd ass't went for a walk about one mile from station.

28: Light West to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hour rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Barometer 30.20 - Sea quite smooth - Keeper and ass'ts scraping iron rust off the Balcony railing and floor and painted same black.

29: Light S. East to North wind fair and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.06 today - Keeper and ass'ts painted front portch and lattice work on Dwelling - 2nd ass't went to Neport after mail and supplies.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 - Keeper and asst's painted water closet back and front steps in Dwelling and pump - 1st ass't painted chimneys on his Dwelling and whitewashing tight board fence.

31: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.00 - Keeper and ass'ts whitewashing garden and tight board fences North and South of Keepers dwelling today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

June

1: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and cloudy - Keeper and ass'ts whitewashing fences and cleaning out the paint shop - 1st ass't cutting grass arround dwelling - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 today.

2: Light wind to moderate breeze North dry and clear fine weather - these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st ass't cutting grass arround dwelling - 2nd ass't went hunting a short distance from station.

3: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.05 - 2st ass't went fishing and showing five visitors in tower - 2nd ass't went for a short walk from station.

4: Light N. and South East wind thick damp fog gifrst part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. East light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 30.00 - Keeper and 2nd ass't cleaning lamp and all brass work - Keeper taking covers off coal oil cases - 1st ass't went to Newport and cutting grass arround dwelling.

5: Light South wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper and ass'ts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts scrubbing small floors and painted office floor - 1st ass't cutting grass arround Dwelling - 2nd ass't mounting birds - Keeper weeding in his garden and working on chicken fence.

6: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.22 - 1st ass't making hay and throwing it over the bluff - Keeper showing five visitors in tower - 2nd ass't went to Newport on business and get supplies.

7: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 29.90 - Keeper weeding out his part of the garden - 1st ass't rakeing hay and throwing over the bluff - 2nd ass't working in his quarters.

8: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't making hay and working in garden and went fishing - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - Keeper weeding in garden - 2nd ass't working in his quarters.

9: Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.84 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st ass't rakeing hay - 2nd ass't working in his quarters and doing some painting.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower - 2nd ass't went to big creek - 1st ass't went after strawberries.

11: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper and 1st ass't putting hay in barn - Keeper and 2nd ass't putting panes of glass in windows in dwelling - 2nd ass't painting doors in front of dwelling - Keeper and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower.

12: Light N. 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 day - Barometer 29.75 - 1st ass't went fishing - Had two visitors - 2nd ass't working in his quarters - Keeper weeding in his garden.

13: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.72 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing 16 visitors in tower - Keeper working on annual and quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer.

14: Light South wind rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - Keeper writing in office and working in garden - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Light South wind these 24 hours with fair cloudy and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 - 1st ass't went fishing also showing five visitors in the tower - Keeper working on annual quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer.

16: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st and 2nd showing 21 visitors in tower - Barometer 30.06.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

June

17: Light South E. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper working on reports and showing 7 visitors in tower - Barometer 29.97 - 2nd ass't went to Newport on business.

18: Light S. East to South wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper working on Quarterly and annual returns to Inspector and Engineer - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't working in garden - Steamer General Wright entered Yaquina at 4:30 P.M. from South.

19: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 - Keeper went to newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't working in his quarters.

20: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.75 today - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 2nd ass't working mounting birds.

21: Light variable winds with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clearing weather - Sea quite smooth - Keeper working on quarterly and annual reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

22: Moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't washing today - Keeper and asst's showing visitors in tower - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.90.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.82 - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

24: Moderate breeze North to light S. East wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - 1st ass't showing six visitors in tower and went fishing - 2nd ass't went for a walk 1 mile from station.

25: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual and quarterly returns - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't working mounting birds.

26: Light S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 30.00 - 2nd ass't went for a walk about one mile from Sta.

27: Moderate breeze to light N. wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm light fog showers - Sea smooth - Keeper working on reports - 1st ass't went to Newport - 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower - Barometer 29.90.

28: Light S. East wind and calm with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports - Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - 2nd ass't mounting birds.

29: Light S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to S.W. with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper working on annual reports - Barometer 29.94 - 2nd ass't washing - Keeper and 1st ass't showing 10 visitors in tower.

30: Moderate breeze and light variable winds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't went for walk one mile from station.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

July

1: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - 1st ass't showing two visitors in the tower - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and recreation.

2: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 - 2nd ass't washing - Keeper writing in Office today.

3: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4: Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. to South first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't went to Newport to post ang get mail.

5: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper writing in office - 1st ass't went fishing and showing 3 visitors in tower - 2nd ass't showing 5 visitors in tower.

6: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went after berries about 3 miles from station - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail.

7: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 30.00 to 29.85 - 2nd ass't Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had nine visitors.

8: Moderate breeze and light North wind with fair and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.03 - 1st ass't showing two visitors in the tower - 1st ass't went fishing today.

9: Moderate breeze and light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing and showing eight visitors in tower - Barometer 30.03 to 29.82 - 2nd ass't weeding garden and went hunting.

10: Moderate breeze North to light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair cloudy and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't showing visitors in tower - Barometer 29.82 to 29.90 - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

11: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 - Keeper weeding out his part of the garden - Had three visitors today.

12: Light South wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind clear fine and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after supplies - Keeper writing in office.

13: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.96 - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't washing in dwelling - Keeper went after clams on the beach at station - 1st ass't went fishing.

14: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail.

14: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 - Keeper writing in office - 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower - 2nd ass't went claming??? and showing visitors in tower.

16: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.92 - Keeper and 1st ass't showing six visitors in Tower.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

July

17: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.00 - 1st ass't and 2nd ass'ts showing twenty four visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

18: Fresh breeze to gale North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smoth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and on business.

19: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.78 - Keeper and ass'ts showing visitors in the Tower - Keeper and ass'ts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

20: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Keeper and ass't showing fourteen visitors in the tower - Barometer 29.68 to 29.78 - 2nd ass't working in quarters.

21: Fresh to moderate breeze North with thick damp fog first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours light North wind heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.85 - Ass'ts showing ten visitors in tower.

22: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't showing nine visitors in tower - 2nd ass't went for a walk - Barometer 30.00 today.

23: Light South to variable winds and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing fifteen visitors in tower - Barometer 30.02 - Keeper working in chicken-house.

24: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing and showing three visitors in tower - 2nd ass't working in shop - Keeper went one mile from station for walk.

25: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours light fog showers and fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Barometer 30.05 - Had eleven visitors today.

26: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower - Had fourty seven visitors today- 1st ass't went fishing.

27: Moderate breeze to light 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 smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after supplies - Keeper and ass'ts showing 19 visitors in tower.

28: Fresh to moderate and strong breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.94 - 1st and 2nd ass't showing ten visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

29: Strong fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't showing ten visitors in the tower - 2nd ass't went over in the woods after berries - Barometer 29.85.

30: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 - Had seventeen visitors - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail and supplies.

31: Moderate N. to light wind and moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't washing and showing visitors in tower - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.82 to 29.96 - Keeper showing visitors in tower - Had 20 visitors.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

August

1: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and clearing weather - Keeper cleaning out the barn - 1st ass't showing visitors in tower and fishing - Had fifteen visitors - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Barometer 30.20.

2: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.30 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing twenty eight visitors in tower - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 1st ass't takeing account of the worn out articles on hand at the station - Keeper makeing a list of worn out articles.

3: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.30 to 30.10 - 1st ass't cutting grass inside of yard around dwelling and showing visitors in tower - 2nd ass't working in dwelling - Keeper showing visitors in tower and writing in office. U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 7:20 P.M. going South.

4: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower - Had fourteen visitors - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

5: Moderate breeze N. to light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours with cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in the tower - Keeper and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower - Barometer 30.05 - 2nd ass't went to big creek.

6: Light S.E. to South wind these 24 horus with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - showing visitors in tower - 1st and 2nd ass'ts cleaning lamp and all brass work - Barometer 30.03 - Had thirty one visitors - 1st ass't went fishing.

7: Light variable winds and calm with cloudy and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and ass'ts showing visitors in tower - Barometer 30.00 - 1st ass't went fishing and after shell fish.

8: Moderate breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather and thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.72 - 1st and 2nd ass't showing 24 visitors in tower - and stowing away oil in oil-house and other supplies in store hourse - Mr. Stimpson hauling annual supplies - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita arrived off Yaquina bar from the S. and entered and landed supplies for Sta. Yaquina Head.

9: Light variable winds and calm to light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 - Had twenty visitors Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower - Mr. Whitters??? and Stimpson hauling annual supplies - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and ass'ts putting oil in oil-house and stowing away annual supplies - Keeper and 2nd ass't putting new pump in kitchen.

10: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 4 hours fair weather and thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - Keepers stowing mineral oil in oil house - Mr. Stimpson hauling supplies - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies - Keeper showing 16 visitors in tower.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the tower - 1st ass't went fishing - 1st and 2nd putting mineral oil in oil house - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Mr. Stimpson hauling mineral oil - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina at 10:30 A.M. bound for Heceta Head Light to land annual supplies.

12: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty one visitors today.

13: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and ass'ts showing thirty three visitors in the tower - Mr. Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies - Keeper went to Newport to post mail and get supplies.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea [continued on next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

August

14: [continued from previous page] smooth - Keeper went to big creek on business - Barometer 29.90 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and ass'ts showing 83 visitors in tower - 2nd ass't mounting birds today.

15: Moderate breeze North to light West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after berries - 1st ass't went fishing - 1st and 2nd ass't showing 58 visitors in tower.

16: Light variable winds light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light west to North wind clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st ass't showing thirty four visitors in the tower - Barometer 30.04 - 2nd ass't went to big creek for recreation and 1st ass't went fishing.

17: Light North wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and ass'ts showing visitors in tower - Had thirty nine visitors.

18: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing 38 visitors in tower - 2nd ass't working in shop.

19: Light North to variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.79 to 29.85 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty two visitors today.

20: Light S.E. to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 1st ass't showing fourty nine visitors in tower - 1st ass't went fishing.

21: Light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - 1st ass't cleaning in his quarters - Keeper cleaning out his celler and stowing away wood - 2nd and 1st ass't showing thirty visitors in tower.

22: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 - 2nd ass't and Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty nine visitors - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies and get the mail also went fishing - Keeper cleaning out his celler.

23: Light N. to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain and thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and ass'ts showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty four visitors.

24: Light S.E. wind with light rain and thick fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies - Had one visitor today.

25: Light S. to W.N.W. wind light rain and thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. wind clear and fine - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the tower - Had eight visitors today.

26: Light N. wind to moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st ass't and keeper showing visitors in Tower - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Big Creek for recreation - Had thirty one visitors today.

27: Light North to S.E. to West wind and calm with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and ass'ts showing fifty seven visitors in tower - Barometer 29.85 - 2nd ass't washing today.

28: Light variable winds and calm to light North wind cloudy first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.95 - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower - 1st ass't went fishing.

29: Moderate breeze to light North wind with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable wind thick fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and ass'ts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil room - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper went to big creek - Keeper and ass'ts showing 30 visitors in tower.

30: Light variable winds and calm with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.87 - Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower - 1st ass't went fishing - Had fifteen visitors - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

31: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Baromete 29.86 to 29.96 - Had one visitors today - 1st ass't working in garden - Keeper went to Newport to post mail and get supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

September

1: Moderate breeze to light North wind heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze North clear fine weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper working in garden - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower.

2: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 - Keeper went to Newport to post mail - Had ten visitors - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

3: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.84 - 1st ass't showing 10 visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

4: Light N. to S.E. and S.W. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower and washing - 1st ass't went to Newport - Barometer 29.84 - Keeper showing visitors in tower and cleaning in his quarters - Had ten visitors.

5: Light S. East to N. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 29.95 - Had nine visitors - Keeper and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies.

6: Light variable to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper cleaning chicken yard today.

7: Light N. to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.94 - Keeper went one mile from station to se about wood for winter.

8: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

9: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 - Had five visitors - Keeper showing visitors in Tower - 2nd ass't went to Newport to pick berries.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - Keeper and ass'ts painted the roof of work-room - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower - Had twelve visitors - Barometer 29.75.

11: Moderate breeze N. to light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and thick fog - Last part of 24 thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.75 to 29.85 - Keeper showing four visitors in the tower - Mr. Waligh??? - hauling wood for Keeper and ass'ts - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

12: Light S. to N. wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.74 - 2nd ass't mounting birds and went to Newport to post mail - Keeper repairing wire fence arround bluff - 1st ass't went fishing today.

13: Light S. wind thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. to South wind fair weather - Sea smooth - Had one visitor - 1st and 2nd ass'ts putting hay in barn for Keeper - Barometer 29.70 to 29.80 - 2nd ass't went out a short distance from station hunting - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport to haul feed for cows.

14: Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. West with hard rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't working in the shop - Barometer 29.70 to 29.80 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper writing in office.

15: Light S.E. wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 - 2nd ass't getting wood off the beach - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies for horses and cows.

16: Moderate breeze S. to light S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.98 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and 2nd ass't went about one mile from Station for requiation???

17: Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. [continued on following page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

September

17: [continued from previous page] Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - 1st ass't cleaning stairway in tower and cleaning base work - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

18: Light E. to North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.25 to 29.98 - Keeper and ass'ts showing nine visitors in tower - Keeper and 1st and 2nd ass'ts putting hay in barn - Keeper and ass'ts cleaning brass painting iron railing red on balcony cleaning window glass in tower and dwelling - Also cleaning grounds.

19: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper and ass'ts scrubbing halway oil room and office floors.

20: Light West to N. West wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.22 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd ass'ts slakeing lime today - 2nd ass't cleaning out barn.

21: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.15 - 2nd ass't working in shop and went to Newport to send express package - 1st ass't went fishing and working in garden - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

22: Moderate breeze North to light S. East to fresh breeze West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Mr. Nye hauling wood for Keepers - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.76 - 2nd ass't packing down salmon - General duties for the day - keeper working on quarterly reports to Light-Inspector and Engineer.

24: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.72 to 29.80 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper working on Quarterly report to Inspector and Engineers - 2nd washing and working in shop.

25: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - 2nd ass't doing housework - 1st as showing two visitors in tower - Keeper working on Quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st ass't putting wood in his wood shed.

26: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.22 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts painted iron railing in tower black and showing visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

27: Light wind and moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't working in shop and went over to big creek hunting - Keeper putting wood in celler.

28: Fresh to moderate and light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and hazy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - 2nd ass't showing three visitors in tower and working in his quarters - Keeper and 1st ass't putting wood into Keeper's celler.

29: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 today - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't putting wood into his celler today.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to North wind with light fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to post mail - 1st ass't went fishing.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

October

1: Moderate breeze North to light S. East wind and fresh breeze South these 24 - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't putting wood in his celler - Keeper cleaning chicken house - Barometer 29.54 - 1st ass't left the station at 9:30 A.M. for Portland on important business to be absent four or five days. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita arrived off Yaquina bar at 3:40 P.M. and crossed into Newport.

2: Fresh to moderate breeze East and light North wind these 24 hours - with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.50 to 29.60 - General duties for the day - Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3: Moderate breeze East to light S. East and South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and some light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.56 - 2nd ass't putting wood into his celler - Keeper doing house work - Commander W.P. Day Light-House Inspector and Engineer Rickards arrived at station at 11:00 A.M. Inspected Station and left at 12:10 for Newport.

4: Moderate breeze to variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.50 - Keeper went outside of the boundary gate after mushrooms - 2nd ass't working in shop - Keeper and 2nd ass't putting Mineral Oil in Oil-House or butts - Commander W.P. Day left three tons of Franklin Coal at Newport today to burn in hot water heater in watchroom to be hauled by Mr. Woodworth

5: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours frequent hard rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went outside of gate after mushroom - Barometer 29.52 to 30.00 today - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S. Light-House tender came out of Yaquina at 6 A.M. passed Yaquina Head light at 6:30 going North.

6: Light S.E. wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours - Light North wind clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Mr. Woodworth hauling coal from Newport - 1st ass't Edward Rice arrived at the station from Portland at 10 A.M. - 1st and 2nd ass'ts stowing coal away in the barn.

7: Light N. wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.14 - Keeper showing nine visitors in the tower - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went over on beach after rock oysters.

8: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper and asst's cleaning and changing lennes lamp - Mr. Woodworth hauling coal from Newport - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went on the beach after wood.

9: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.02 - 1st and 2nd ass't stowing away coal that Mr. Woodworth hauled from Newport - Keeper went to newport after supplies.

10: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 today - Keeper working in barn and cooking - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze and light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.82 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't putting wood in his celler.

12: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.78 - 2nd and 1st ass'ts putting wood in celler for 2nd ass't - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went after mushrooms.

13: Light North to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.76 to 29.84 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail - 1st ass't working ???

Inspected Oct. 3rd 1900 W.P. Day Comdt Inspector

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

October

14: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 horus fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - General duties for the day.

15: Light N. wind fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Baromter 30.16 - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't washing and showing two visitors in tower - 2nd ass't also went for a walk outside on grounds.

16: Light wind North to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 to 29.90 - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to newport after mail and supplies.

17: Light wind South with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze S. East fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

18: Fresh breeze and gale South with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.62.

19: Gale South and S. West to fresh breeze S.W. and West these 24 hours with rain - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Barometer 28.97 to 29.80.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze and gale S.W. to South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

21: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 29.72 today - Keeper went after mushrooms and cleaning lime out of barn - 2nd ass't went hunting over on the beach - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

22: Fresh to moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.04 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23: Gale and fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours with rain moste of the 24 hours - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.82 to 29.90 - Keeper and ass'ts filling hot water heater with water and and started a fire in same with Franklin Coal - The draft in chimney is not good the stove smokes so bad cannot have any more fire - 2nd ass't makeing coal-lead??? and shovel.

24: Light West wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 horus with frequent rain showers - Barometer 30.04 to 29.90 - 1st ass't breaking up coal oil cases - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

25: Fresh breeze South to light West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.98 to 30.00 - Keeper and ass'ts trying to fix chimney so we can have a fire in heater.

26: Light S.E. to North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.16 to 29.98 - 2nd ass't went hunting on South beach - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

27: Fresh breeze East to gale S.E. to South and S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.60 - 2nd ass't went hunting on the South beach.

28: Fresh breeze S. West to light West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea very rough - 2nd ass't went hunting - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - General duties for day.

29: Light W. to S. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd ass't working today.

30: Fresh breeze and gale S. East to South these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer29.64 today - 2nd ass't working in his quarters - Keeper and 1st ass't repairing and putting in furnace pipe in Keepers furnace.

31: Fresh breeze to light wind South to S. East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.60 to 30.00 - Keeper and 1st ass't takeing covers off of coal oil cases - 2nd ass't went to Newport on business.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

November

1: Light wind S. to S.E. to gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.60 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't working in shop.

2: Gale South to light wind West and North these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.60 to 30.03 - 1st ass't went fishing - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't working on birds in his quarters and went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper makeing fire in hot water heater.

3: Moderate breeze to light East to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Keeper and ass'ts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Keeper cleaning in his quarters and went one half mile from station on business - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't cleaning and sweeping in his quarters - Barometer 30.14.

4: Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd ass't went one mile from sta hunting - 1st ass't went fishing.

5: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair and clear - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't putting dressing on his part of the garden - Barometer 29.98 to 30.10 - Keeper washing - And went to Newport after supplies and to vote at Presidential Election - Left sta 1:30 P.M.

6: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. - 1st ass't went to Newport to vote - Barometer 30.10 to 30.06 - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport to vote.

7: [handwriting change] Light wind East to Suth E. thease 24 hours first part of 24 hours light East wind dry last part of 24 hours Eastto to South East wind light dry to light rain with light fog. General duties for the day. Sea quite smooth. F. M. Plummer Keeper left the station for Portland today at 9 A.M. first ass't working in gardan.

8: Moderate breeze S.E. to N.E. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours moderate S.E. breeze damp fog to rain last part of 24 hours - Moderate N.E. breeze rain to dry. Sea smooth. Birometer 30 to 30.20 - General duties for the day wather cool.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze N.E. to E. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours moderate N.E. breeze dry last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh N.E. to E. breeze dry. Barometer 30.20 to 30 sea rugh to smooth - General dutes for the day - 2nd ass't went to Newport for mail returned at 5 P.M.

10: Strong wind E. dry for thease 24 hours first part of 24 hours strong E. wind dry last part of 24 hours strong East wind dry. Barometer 30.20 to 29.98 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day first ass't went fishing.

11: Strong to light E. to S.E. wind for thease 24 hours first part of 24 hours strong to light E. to S.E. wind last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind dry. Barometer 29.98 to 30.5 - Sea rough first ass't went fishing weather quite warm.

12: Light variable winds dry for these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light variable winds dry last part of 24 hours light variable winds dry - Barometer 30.5 to 30.18 - General duties for the day - A duck brock a pane of glass in Lantern - 1st ass't working in garden - Sea smooth.

13: 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 and dry - Barometer 30.18 to 29.80 - General for the day sea smooth 2nd ass't went to Newport for mail and returned 2 P.M.

14: [handwriting changes back] Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. from Portland where has been been to assist Mrs. Plummer home.

15: Moderate ??? breeze to light South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.72 - Keeper and 2nd ass't doing house work today - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

November

16: Moderate breeze East and light S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.42 to 29.33 - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't working in shop - Keeper cleaning walks.

17: Light S. to S. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze West with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.33 to 29.42 today - 1st ass't soding grounds around tower - Keeper and 1st putting plate glass pane in lantern that was broken by duck - 2nd ass't working in his quarters.

18: Moderate and fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.48 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

19: Fresh breeze West to light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain hail and snow squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 - 2nd ass't went hunting - Keeper and 2nd ass't sawing wood.

20: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East with frequent snow squalls - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 - Keeper gathering beets in his garden - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

21: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.42 to 29.64 - Keeper working in garden and doing house work - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went hunting.

22: Moderate breeze and light wind E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours cold and clear first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 2nd ass't went for a short walk - 1st ass't went fishing.

23: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and warmer weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.15 - 2nd ass't went hunting today.

24: Light S. East wind with rain these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't working in the shop.

25: Gale to fresh breeze South with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light wind S. West with frequent rain showers and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to get mail and supplies.

26: Light South wind with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and warm - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.16 - Keeper washing - 2nd ass't working in the shop and and working in his quarters.

27: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper doing house work - 2nd ass't working in his quarters - Barometer 30.15 to 29.98 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.96 - 1st ass't went fishing - General duties for day.

29: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper and ass'ts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in the oil butts in office.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 27.90 to 30.06 - Keeper cleaning out hen-house - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper makeing out monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer.

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