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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

December

1: Light wind East to S. East these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.00 to 30.20 today - Keeper working in hen-house - 2st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

2: Light South E. wind light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 - Keeper went over to little creek for recreation - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went outside of grounds hunting.

3: Light South wind these 24 hours with light rain showers and thick weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't working in shop - Keeper washing - Barometer 30.10 - 1st ass't went fishing today.

4: Light S. East wind with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 30.18 - 2nd ass't working in shop - Keeper doing house work and writing in office.

5: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 - 1st ass't working in garden and went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper doing house work.

6: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.24 to 30.00 today - 1st ass't fishing - Had one visitor - 2nd ass't working in barn today.

7: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - 2nd ass't went hunting.

8: Light North wind with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.98 - 1st ass't went fishing today.

9: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Baromter 29.92 - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went hunting.

10: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.02 - 1st ass't fishing - 2nd ass't working in shop - Keeper washing in his quarters.

11: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.88 - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

12: Light wind S.E. little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. and S.W. to W. with rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.58 to 29.75 - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper sawing wood.

13: Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.57 today.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to S. and S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't went hunting on Light House grounds - Barometer 29.22.

15: Gale South these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 - Had fire in hot water heater today and smookes very badly. 1st ass't cleaning and polishing burner - 2nd ass't polishing reservoy and other brass work in lantern etc.

16: Gale S. to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.25 to 29.84 today - 2nd ass't went hunting outside of the grounds today.

17: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S. and S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp to rain - Last part of 24 hours rain and fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.78 today.

18: Light S. to moderate breeze E. to S.E. these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus fair weather - Last part light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

December

19: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and lightning - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.66 - 2nd ass't working in his quarters - Had two visitors.

20: Gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - General duties for day - Barometer 29.30 - 2nd ass't working in shop.

21: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light W.N.W. to South wind fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for day - 2nd ass't mountin gbirds - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.30 to 30.20.

22: Light East to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st ass't looking after fire in heater in watch room - Keeper writing in office.

23: Light S.E. wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.90 - 2nd ass't went for a short walk.

24: Moderate to fresh breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - barometer 29.90 to 30.22 - Keeper washing - 2nd ass't repairing gate in fe

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

January 1901

1: Light wind to fresh breeze S.E. to South first part of 24 hours - with rain - Last part of 24 hours gale South & S. West to moderate breeze. West rain showers & fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.64 - General duties for the day - Keeper writing in Office.

2: Gale and fresh breeze S.W. & West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - Had three visitors - general duties for day - Barometer 29.66 General duties for the day. Barometer 29.66.

3: Fresh breeze W. S. W. to light S. East wind rain and hail squalls - these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.44 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went fishing.

4: Fresh breeze S. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with frequent rain hail and snow squalls during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.44 to 29.70 today - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

5: Moderate breeze to light S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail and snow squalls - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 - 1st asst putting dressing on garden and went fishing - 2ns asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze S to S. West these 24 hours with rain and snow - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.60.

7: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.08 to 29.60 - Keeper washing - 2nd doing house work in his quarters.

8: Fresh breeze to light W & N. West wind with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies and fishing - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - Keeper and 2nd asst doing house work today.

9: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and assts ??? lightning rod on tower - Replacing cover to water tank - and other repairs that the late storm blew down - 2nd asst went for a walk hunting.

10: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East with rain & snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours gale S. E. to South with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 30.10 to 29.50. 2nd asst working in shop and sawing wood in celler - Keeper sawing wood.

11: Gale South and S. West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.46 to 29.80 - Keeper & 1st asst repairing barbed wire fence around bluff - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

12: Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 29.68 - General duties for the day.

13: Gale & fresh breeze South to light S. West wind rain these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 today - 1st asst went fishing.

14: Gale to fresh breeze S. East to S. W. and West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.96 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst repairing gate in fence by the barn - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.30 - Keeper doing house work - 2nd asst washing & house work - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper writing in office today.

16: Light S. to N. West & North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.46 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of Mineral oil in oil butts - 1st ast went fishing.

17: Light North wind to fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.03 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst doing house and other work.

18: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties fot the day - 2nd asst working in his quarters - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters and went fishing - Keeper working in his quarters - Barometer 29.90.

19: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.85 - 2nd asst working in the shop and went up the North Beach for recreation. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and fishing - Keeper doing house work.

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January 20 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather Sea smoother 1st asst went fisher. 2nd assistant getting wood off the beach. Keeper went for a short walk. Barometer 29.80

January 21: Moderate breeze to light East wind first part of 24 hours with cloudy & fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.8. Keeper washing 1st asst went fishing and working in house. 2nd asst packing up off the beach & working in his quarters.

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February, 1901 1: Light North wind dry and cool these 24 hours also clear- Sea smooth- Barometer 50.20 to 29.98- 2nd asst working in shop and doing house work- N.W. Keeper writing in Office- 1st asst went fishing- Mr. Wiltshire laying drain pipe from cistern.

2: Fresh breeze and gale first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours fresh to ??? breeze N.W. with frequent rain and hail squalls- Sea rough- Barometer 29.45- 2nd asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies- Keeper and 1st asst. pumping and cleaning water out of Keepers bistern?- Mr. Wiltshire and man digging drain from cistern and laying pipe.

3: Moderate breeze N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours with far and cool weather- Sea smooth- General duties for the day. Barometer 29.45 to 29.65- 1st asst. went fishing. Keeper doing house work- 2nd asst. doing house work and went for a short walk.

4: Fresh breeze East clear fine and cool these 24 hours- Sea smooth- Barometer 29.65- 1st asst. went fishing and to Newport after mail and supplies- Keeper working- 2nd asst. doing house work- Mr. Wiltshire repainting cistern and other ???

5: Fresh breeze East fair cloudy and cool weather these 24 hours- Sea very smooth- Barometer 29.50 to 29.60- Keeper doing house work- 1st asst. went fishing- 2nd asstdoing house work- Mr. Wiltshire laying drain pipe from work-room.

6: Moderate breeze to light East and North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp- Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather- Sea very smooth- Barometer 29.75- 1st asst. cleaning up grounds- 2nd asst. and Keeper doing house-work- 1st asst. went fishing- Mr. Wiltshire working on ???

7: Light East to North wind fair and cool weather these 24 hours- Sea very smooth- Barometer 29.70 1st asst. went fishing- Keeper and 2nd asst. repairing flooring on dwelling and doing house work- Ms. Wiltshire putting in drain pipe from work-room and dwelling to cistern.

8: Fresh breeze N. East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth- General duties for the day 1st asst went fishing Barometer 29.70 to 29.80- Keeper went to Newport after mail supplies- 2nd asst doing house work- Mr. Wiltshire ??? working on replacers.

9: Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea smooth- Barometer 29.80- 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies- Keeper clearing up grounds about Stakin? showing right visitors in Station- 2nd asst doing house work- Mr. Wilthouse working on repairs.

10: Light wind N. to S.E. cloudy first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North clear fine weather- Sea smooth- General dutiesfor the day- 1st asst went fishing- Barometer 29.80 to 29.95- Keeper working in Office today.

11: Fresh breeze East to light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea smooth- barometer 80.00 today- 1st asst went fishing- 2nd asst doing house work- Keeper washing and doing house work- Mr. Wilthouse completed the repairs at the Station.

12: Moderate breeze to light South windfair weather first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South rain- Sea smooth- barometer 30. 10 today- Keeper and assts. putting 200 gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-butts Mr. Wiltshire completed repairs and left the Station for Portland at 10. ??? Keeper and assts cleaning out the work-shop today.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain- Sea quite rough- Barometer 30.00 to 29.84. general duties for the day- 2nd asst working in his Quarters- Keeper making out requisition for annual supplies to ???

14: Fresh breeze South to N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain- Last part of 24 hours thick fog and snow- Sea smooth- general duties for the day- Barometer 29.80 to 30.10- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with hard rain- Sea quite rough- Barometer 30.05 to 29.62 Today- 2nd asst. working in his quarters- Keeper Frank M. ??? working on annual requisition for annual supplies to Inspector.

16: Fresh breeze S. to W.N. West and light variable winds these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain- Last part of 24 hours light rain and hail showers- Sea quite rough- Barometer 30.10 Keeper Clearing up grounds and working on requisition for annual supplies. (Continued on next page)

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Journal of Light-house station at Yaquina Head

1901

Febuary

16: (Continued from last page) Inspectors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2ns asst doing house work today.

17: Light variable winds to fresh breeze S.W. & West with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nst asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

18: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail & snow - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.90 - Keeper working and writing in office - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing - 2nd asst working in garden and doing house work.

19: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.40 today.

20: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 30.10 today - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

21: Light North and East wind these 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 to 29.98 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and mail.

22: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. & E. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.05 to 29.78

23: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours rain and thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.95 - 1st asst fishing.

24: Moderate breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with rain and thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.02 today - Keeper and 2nd asst washing and working in their quarters - 1st asst went fishing.

26: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.02 - Keeper & 2nd asst house cleaning in there quarters - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Left station at 2. P.M.

27: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog and rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.22 - Keeper returned to the station at 11. A.M. - Keeper and asst fitting the new damper tube recently sent station by engineer

28: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.30 today - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies also showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors - 2nd asst cleaning brass work - Keeper doing house work.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1901

March 1: Light South to West wind these 24 hours with thick fog and rain -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.30 to 30.13 -- Keeper doing hours work -- and writing in office. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

2: Fresh breeze to light N.W. and N. wind these 24 hours with rain & thick fog showers -- Sea moderately smooth -- Keeper clearing up the grounds -- 1st asst went fishing and putting(?) dressing on his garden -- Barometer 30.10 to 30.30 -- 2nd asst in his quarters

3: Light North wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part fo 24 hours clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- 1st asst went fishing and working in the gardenn-- Barometer 30.40 -- 2nd asst went to big creek on important business

4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- 1st asst working in garden and went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 2nd asst working in garden -- Keeper repairing picket fence around Dwelling and repairing gates

5: Moderate breeze and light North and East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.30 -- 1st and 2nd assts and Keeper working in garden -- Keeper and 2nd asst went for a walk one mile from ???

6: Fresh breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair and warm -- Last part of 24 hours light rain and thick weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.20 to 29.83 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st and 2nd assts working in garden

7: Light South wind to moderate & fresh breeze W. N. West these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours little damp -- Last part of 24 hours rain -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 29.83 -- General duties for the day -- 2nd asst working in his quarters

8: Fresh breeze N.West with hail and rainthese 24 hours -- Sea rough -- Keeper writing in office -- 1st asst spading garden -- 2nd asst doing house work -- Barometer 29.83 to 30.20

9: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S. and S.West these 24 hours -- First past of 24 hours fair weather and rainy. Last part of 24 hours rain and hail squals -- Sea rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.20 to 29.48.

10: Fresh & moderate breeze S.W. & S. East these 24 hours with rain hail & snow squals -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.35 -- General duties for the day

11: Fresh breeze East to S. and N.West these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours rain and hail squal -- Last part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Sea rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.30 to 29.92 -- 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies

12: Fresh to moderate breeze S.E. to South and West these 24 hours with rainfirst part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours fair weather Sea quite rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.90 to 30.23 -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 2nd asst after wood on beach

13: Light North and East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea moderately smooth -- Barometer 29.90 to 30.35. 1st asst working in garden & went fishing -- 2nd asst working in garden & getting wood on beach -- Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts

14: Light North and East wind to South wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 30.25 -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst went hunting and to Newport after mail -- Keeper spadeing in his part of garden.

15: Light North wind these 24 hours with thick fog -- Sea rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.20 to 29.94 -- Keeper and 2nd asst spadeing garden and planting seed -- 1st asst went to Newport -- 2nd asst ??? ground by the back steps

16: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South and S. West theses 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather -- Last part of 24 hours rain and fair weather -- Sea quite rough -- General duties for day -- 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies -- Keeper repairing float chambers -- Barometer 29.85 to 30.00

17: Fresh breeze S. to W. S. West with rain first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light S. West wind fair weather -- Sea rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.85 30.20 today -- 2nd asst getting wood off the beach at the -- ??? -- Keeper writing in an office

18: Light wind East to North these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.25 to 30.18 today -- Keeper spadeing and planting garden

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1901

March

19: Light North and East wind these 24 hours with fair and warmer weather-Sea Smooth-General duties for the day-Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies-Barometer 30.25 to 30.03- 1st asst went fishing -2nd asst went hunting a short distance from ???

20: Light N and East wind first part of 24 hourswith cloudy weather-Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North clear weather-Barometer 29.95-Sea quite smooth- Keeper working on quarterly reports to engineer and Inspector- 1st asst working in garden + went fishing- 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies

21: Moderate breeze N to light East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours-Lastpart of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze with rain-Sea quite smooth- Keeper working on reports and in the garden-1st asst working in garden + went fishing-2nd asst went hunting- Barometer 29.85 to 29.70

22: Fresh breeze S to S West with light rain showers first part of 24 hours-Last part of 24 hours light West wind rain showers and fair weather- Sea quite rough-Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports-1st asst went to Newport after mail+ supplies-2nd asst went hunting-Keeper ??? ??? up to garden

23: light W to N West wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers- Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather-Sea rough- Barometer 29.65 to 30.10- Keeper making Chicken coop-2nd asst cleaning in his quarters-1st asst workingin his garden + went fishing

24: light East wind to moderate+ fresh breeze S these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather- Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather- Sea smooth to rough- Barometer 29.95 to 29.70 General Duties for the day

25: Moderate to fresh breeze SW to West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls-Sea rough_ Barometer 29.70 to 29.81-2nd asst wnt to newport after mail and supplies-Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and engineer-1st asst went fishing

26: Moderate and fresh breeze West with frequent rain and hail squalls these 24 hours-Sea rough- Barometer 29.90 to 30.05-1st asst wetn fishing-Keeper working on reportsand making Chick yard-2nd asst wne to Newport agter supplies and mail

27: Light West to South wind with frequent rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light variable winds clearing weather-Sea rough- Barometer 30.05-2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower-1st asst went fishing-Keeper working in the garden

28: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers-Last part of 24 hours clearing weather-Sea quite smooth-General duties for the day-Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies-Barometer 30.12-1st asst went fishing-2nd asst went hunting

29: Fresh breeze North to light SE and variable winds thes 24 hours with frequent rain showers-Sea smooth-Barometer 30.10 to 30.02 today-Keeper putting chick fence temporary + working on reports-1st asst went fishing-Had four visitors-2nd asst went hunting over to little Creek

30: Moderate breeze N to light East and North wind these 24 hours-first part of 24 hours rain showers- Last part of 24 hours fair weather-Sea quite smooth- Keeper working on reports and on chicken yard-Barometer 30.15-2nd asst went to Newport after supplies-1st asst went to Newport after supplies + went fishing

31: Light West wind to moderate + fresh breeze N West these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours rain-Last part of 24 hours light rain showers-Keeper went to Newport to mail reports 2nd asst went hunting over to little creek-Keeper showing five visitors in tower-Barometer 30.10

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1901

April

1: Fresh breeze S. to S. W. and West these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.60.

2: Moderate W. to light variable winds with rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.W. rain hail & snow squalls - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st asst changing ??? ??? & ???- Barometer 29.60 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3: Light S.E to N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & snow showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.90 - 2nd asst getting wood off the beach - 1st asst went to Portland on important business - Left sta at 8.A.M.

4: Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to South these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.85 - 2nd asst workign in shop - Keeper writing in office today.

5: Heavy gale S to S.W. with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze West rain hail and snow squalls - sea quite rough - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies & mail - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.76.

6: Moderate and fresh breeze W. to N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - general duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 - 2nd asst made and attended fire in heater in watch-room - Keper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7: Light East wind to moderate breeze North 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 29.80 to 30.20 - 1st asst returned to sta at 11 A.M. from Portland - 2ns asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8: Light North and East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper and asst repair valve on plunger in lamp - Keeper spadeing and planting garden - Barometer 30.24 - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing and cooking today.

9: Moderate breese North and light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.22 - 2nd asst washing and getting off the beach - 1st asst went ocean fishing - Keeper went over to Big creek trout fishing and mixing paint for painting tower and dwellings.

10: Light East wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.24 - 2nd asst hunting today - Keeper planting garden - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting wood into his celler.

11: Light S. East wind with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West thick fog & cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties fot the day - Barometer 30.24 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

12: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear and fine but cool - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst trimming the walks at rear of dwelling.

13: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Sea smooth - Generam duties for the day - Barometer 30.34 to 30.30 - 2nd asst Bernard of ??? went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper attending to fire in heater in watch room.

14: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - General duties fot day - Barometer 30.30

15: Fresh and moderate breeze N. these 24 hours with clean and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper spadeing in this garden.

16: Fresh moderate breeze N. with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.07 - 2nd asst went hunting - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fiar weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts to draw from - 2nd asst working in the shop - 1st asst went fishing today.

18: Light North wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper went trout fishing two miles form station - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went ocean fishing.

19: Moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper and assts planting and rakeing garden today - 2nd asst doing house work.

20: Moderate breeze S. West to to light West wing these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 (Continued on next page)

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April 20: little damp and fair weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.80 to 29.97 -- Keeper and 2nd asst planting garden today

21: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair weather -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.06 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

22: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Keeper planting garden -- 1st asst weeding garden 2nd asst washing and planting garden -- Barometer 30.03 today

23: Light South wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair weather -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- 1st asst went fishing -- Barometer 30.???0 -- Keeper showing two visitors in tower -- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

24: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear and cool weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.08 today -- 2nd asst planting garden -- Keeper and 1st asst repairing ladders mixing paint cleaning brushes & prepairing to paint building -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

25: Fresh to moderate breeze ??? light N. wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light variable winds to moderate breeze West to N.W. with frequent light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Keeper & 2nd asst planting garden -- 1st asst went fishing today -- Barometer 30.10

26: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair weather -- sea very smooth -- Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst getting wood from the beach today -- Keeper and assts cleaning the coal dust from the watch-room whitewashing the walls and prepairing to paint ceiling

27: Light wind North to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear fine weather -- Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.80 to 29.55 -- Keeper and assts cleaning and painting watch-room -- U.S. Light House Tender Columbine arrived off the Yaquina bar at 4 A.M. put a buoy in and lwft South at 8 A.M.

28: Fresh and moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with rain -- Sea modertaley smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.30 to 29.45

29: Light S. East wind to N. West wind with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.45 to 29.70 -- Keeper and assts cleaning whitewashing & and painting Office halway painting Oil butts etc.

30: Light variable winds these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours rain -- Last part of 24 hours clearing weather -- Sea moderately smooth -- Barometer 29.80 -- Keeper went to Newport to post mail and get supplies -- Also to get the mail -- Mr. Rice & Mr. Bretherlon assts Keepers cleaning an scrubbing Watch-room and Office and other work today

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May

1: Light East and variable winds there 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.92 - 1st and 2nd assts painting ??? ??? ??? ??? and step ladder today - 2nd asst went hunting and working in the shop. 1st asst went fishing.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry for and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and ??? mail.

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May 16: Cloudy & fair weather -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 29.72 to 29.87 -- 1st asst working in his Quarters -- 2nd asst cleaning & painting in his Quarters & went hunting

17: Moderate breeze S. West to light West wind these 24 hours First part of 24 hours rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair weather -- Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 -- Sea quite rough -- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies -- Keeper and assts painted dome raining drum base and white between base of tower -- 2nd asst repairing ??? beside of dwelling

18: Light S. West wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair weather -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.90 to 29.84 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 2nd asst painting in his quarters & went hunting -- 1st asst working in his quarters

19: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.W. these 24 hours with frequent rain showers -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.82 to 29.98 -- Sea rough

20: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze N. West with fair weather these 24 hours -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 -- Keeper and assts cleaning lantern inside prepairing to paint also cleaning inside of tower to whitewash -- Keeper & assts painted lattice in front of water closet and water ???

21: Light North to West and variable winds these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours little damp -- Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 -- Keeper & assts painting white inside of lantern and lattice work ??? front of water closet

22: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S. & S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.70 to 29.73 -- Keeper and Assts whitewashing inside of tower & cleaning stairs & landings -- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

23: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S. East wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light variable winds light rain showers and fair weather -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.8 to 29.98 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 1st and 2nd assts painted inside of lantern floor and stairs and landings inside of tower black today

24: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 30.02 to 29.86 -- Keeper and assts painted front portch front side back steps & celler doors -- 1st asst paint ??? & pipes connecting heater in watch-room

25: Light moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear & warmer weather -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 29.74 today -- Keeper and assts painted the brackets on the tower black today -- 2nd asst working his part of the garden

26: Light North to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours with light rain showers and thick damp fog -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.26 to 29.88 -- 2nd asst went hunting up on the North beach -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

27: Light S. to W. & North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog showers -- Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and cloudy -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 29.90 to 29.84 -- Keeper & assts cleaning plate glass of lantern ??? and painted stairs & landing in tower

28: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.84 to 29.92 -- Keeper and assts cleaning and painting window sash and ??? inside of the tower -- 1st & 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of oil in butts & whitewashing light board fence

29: Moderate breeze & light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Last aprt of 24 hours fair -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.10 -- Keeper & assts painted iron railing & balcony black -- 1st & 2nd assts whitewashing light board fence & wagon house -- Keeper painted window sash in tower

30: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.10 to 30.20 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 1st and 2nd assts whitewashing fences -- 1st asst painting in his quarters

31: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.20 -- 2nd asst went to Newport to post monthly reports -- 1st & 2nd assts whitewashing fences -- Keeper & 1st assts scrubbing hall & office floors -- Keeper painted office floor and chimney on roof & black steps on dwelling

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1 Light north to south wind first part of 24 hours with light rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light north wind clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning and painting in there quarters - Keeper working in his garden

2 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went for a short walk.

3 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.08. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning out paint shop & store house & working road - 2nd asst painting.

4 Light W.N.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper and 1st asst working on the road - 1st asst cleaning the reflectors today - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and post mail. 2nd asst working road.

5 Light N to E & S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 to 29.80 - 1st asst working on the road - Keeper working in office today - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6 Light W. to S. west wind with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.12 today - 1st asst working on the road - Keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies - Had three visitors today.

7 Light S.E. wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst showing seven visitors in the tower - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper and 2nd asst went on the beach after mussels.

8 Light N. to S. east and variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.07 today. Keeper working on quarterly & annual returns - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over to big creek after strawberries - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

10 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst cutting grass on the grounds around barn & outbuildings - Keeper weeding his part of garden and working on annual & quarterly reports to inspector.

11 Light N. to S.E. and south wind with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling and tower - 2nd asst went hunting - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12 Light N. to S.E. and south wind with frequent rain showers these 24 hours first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - Keeper working on reports - 1st asst cutting grass inside of yard - 2nd asst working in the shop.

13 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst showing visitors in tower and raking up ??? throwing it over bluff - 2nd asst working and went to Newport to post & get mail.

14 Light N. & S.E. to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and ??? - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - 1st asst raking up grass and throwing it over the bluff - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies and working on quarterly returns to inspector & engineer.

15 Light S.E. to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - 2nd asst putting wood into his cellar and went hunting - Keeper working on quarertly & annual reports to inspector and engineer.

16 Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fog and some fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper write ??? in office and went after razor clams - 2nd asst went for a short walk - 1st asst went fishing.

17 Light wind and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went fishing and raking up hay - 2nd asst washing and showing 8 visitors in the tower - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports and working in garden.

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18 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 - Barometer 29.98 - 1st asst went fishing & showing three visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual reports and working in garden.

19 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went fishing and makeing hay - 2nd asst went over on beach after razor clams & working in shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

20 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light fog showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.06 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - First Keeper showing six visitors in the tower.

21 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went fishing & showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working on annual returns.

22 Light N. to N. west wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - 2nd asst went after mussels and showing visitors in the tower - Had seven visitors - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports.

23 Light N.W. to variable winds these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst Bernard J. Bretherton went for a short walk - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports to inspector and engineer.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper F. M. Plummer went to Newport after mail and supplies.

25 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth. Barometer 29.86 to 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing & showing three visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual returns.

26 Light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 30.10 - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports to inspector & engineer - 2nd asst working ??? showing two visitors in tower & went over on beach for a walk - 1st asst went fishing.

27 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fog showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Had six visitors - 1st asst went fishing.

28 Moderate breeze to light north wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze north clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 - Keeper working on quarterly & annual reports & weeding garden - 2nd asst working in shop went hunting & showing on visitor in tower.

29 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light fog showers - Sea smooth. Barometer 30.10 - Keeper weeding in garden & working on reports - 1st asst showing showing seven visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30 Moderate breeze to light north wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze north fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.82. 2nd asst went to Newport to post annual quarterly & monthly reports.

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July

1 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 today - Keeper weeding out his part of the garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

2 Light S. east wind and calm these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 today. 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went over on south beach after razor clams - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.10 today - General duties for the day - Keeper weeding out his part of the garden.

4 Light N. wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today -Assts keepers showing four visitors in the tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst went hunting today.

5 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing & showing visitors in the tower & putting wood in his wood-shed - Had twenty two visitors - Keeper weeding in garden - 2nd asst on ??? ride.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 - Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper showing two visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters.

7 Fresh and moderate breeze north with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 today - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in the office today.

8 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 today - 1st asst went fishing and working in the garden - 2nd asst working in the shop and house work - Keeper writing in the office.

9 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 today - Had twelve visitors - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst went fishing & working in garden - 2nd asst working in shop & went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper writing in office.

10 Moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind and calm with fair and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper putting 200 galls oil in oil butts - Keeper writing in office - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower & painting in his quarters & went hunting.

11 Light S. to N. wind and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st asst went fishing - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Had three visitors - General duties for day - 2nd asst went hunting & to Newport after mail and supplies.

12 Fresh and moderate breeze north with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 today. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had three visitors - General duties for day - 2nd asst went hunting & to Newport after mail and supplies.

13 Light north to S. east wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.06 - 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst working in his quarters & showing visitors in tower. Had five visitors.

14 Light S. east wind and calm to light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.93 - Had eight visitors - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went over to bigg creek for recreation.

15 Light north wind to moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper went after razor clams on south beach - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst showing nine visitors in the tower.

16 Light S.E. to S. west wind 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 29.80 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - Had 13 visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Light S. to N. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

18 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain.

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18 and fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - 1st and 2nd assts showing eleven visitors in tower - Barometer 30.00 to 30.13 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

19 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst and Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty two visitors - 2nd asst working in his barn - Keeper writing in the office.

20 Light north wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 29.80 - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower. Had thirty six visitors - Keeper went to Newport on business and after supplies.

21 Light north to E. and S. east wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze and light S. wind until thick fog light rain - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper went to Newport on business - Keeper & assts showing twenty visitors in tower.

22 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.84 to 29.94 - Last part of 24 hours fair weather. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst washing & working in shop - Keeper & 1st asst showing three visitors in tower.

23 Fresh breeze north dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst repairing floor in barn - 1st asst showing twenty one visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters.

24 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst and went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had sixty eight visitors - Keeper working in work-shop.

25 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear & fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty three visitors - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper writing in office - 1st asst Edward Rice left the station at 4 A.M. for Portland & Oregon City to be gone seven days on important business.

26 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.97 - Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had seventeen visitors - Keeper writing in office.

27 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing twenty seven visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.82 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - and showing visitors in tower - Had 11 visitors - Keeper showing visitors in tower.

29 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.80 ti 29.84 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had ten visitors - 2nd asst getting wood off the beach.

30 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty six visitors - Keeper writing in office - 1st asst Edward Rice returned to the station at 9:15 P.M. from Oregon City & Portland.

31 Moderate & fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper went after razor clams on south beach - 2nd asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies - Keeper & 1st asst showing 30 visitors in tower.

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1 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and heigh dry fog. Barometer 30.05 - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - Had seventeen visitors - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 30.12 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had eight visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Fresh breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 to 29.92 - Had ten visitors today - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper & assts showing thirty six visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & assts decided to exclude visitors from the tower on Saturdays.

5 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & dry fog. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.84 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had fourty eight visitors - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Keeper writing in office today.

6 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - Keeper & assts showing sixty visitors in the tower - Keeper went about two miles from station about cutting wood - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7 Light north and variable wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 - 2nd asst working in the shop and showing visitors in the tower - Visitors are not admitted to the tower on Saturdays - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty visitors.

9 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty visitors - 2nd asst went over to repair gate next to ocean beach & also hunting.

10 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and smoky - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst polishing brass work in lantern - 1st asst went fishing & digging potatoes - Keeper digging potatoes.

11 Fresh and moderate breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.03 - Had fourty nine visitors - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went over on the south beach after a knife that he lost.

12 Fresh and moderate breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & smoky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00. Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 110 visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

13 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours smoky and some fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.85 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst digging potatoes - Had thirty two visitors.

14 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog and smoky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.73 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty three visitors.

15 Light N. to south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.74 to 29.83. 1st asst showing thirteen visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went over on south beach after razor clams - Keeper removing oil galls in oil house.

16 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty six visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper cleaning windows in his part of dwelling.

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17 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours and smoky and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper and assts clearing paint work in lantern and scrubbing lantern floor and windows in tower & watch room - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst digging potatoes.

18 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - Had seventy one visitors - U.S. Light House tender Columbia arrived of the bar at 11.55 and entered Yaquina at 1.30 P.M.

19 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and little smoky - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02. Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd assts receiving and stowing away supplies - Mr. Thompson hauling supplies - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty four visitors.

20 Light wind N. to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours light fog showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty four visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Mr. Thompson hauling supplies from Newport to the station - Keeper and 2nd asst stowing annual supplies away. U.S. Light - House tender Columbia ??? out of Yaquina and steamed away north - Keepers put 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts.

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1 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.15 - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - Had twenty one visitors.

2 Light north wind & calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty seven visitors - Keeper cutting ??? iron to put in his furnace.

3 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.02 - Had twenty one visitors - 1st & 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

4 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 30.12 - General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning out hen-house and other out buildings - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after mail & supplies.

5 Moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear and fine - Barometer30.05 to 29.97 - Sea quite rough - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning chimneys & brass work - Keeper & 1st asst cleaning stairs and landings.

6 Moderate breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours - Fair smokey and some fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper and 1st asst showing thirteen visitors in the tower - Keeper & assts scrubbing hall way and work room floors - 2nd asst went hunting about one mile from station.

7 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and smoky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.86 to 29.96 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went on the beach after wood.

8 Light south to north wind these 24 hours with thick fog and smoky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Had five visitors - Assts showing visitors in the tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair and smoky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper & 1st asst showing twelve visitors in tower - 1st asst putting wood in wood-shed - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

10 Fresh & moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing fifteen visitors in the tower.

11 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry & fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.78 - 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had ten visitors today. Mr. Bretherton 2nd asst went to Newport to see his wife and children off for Corvallis - He left the station at 2 P.M.

12 Fresh and moderate breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.74 to 29.92 today. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and attend to important business - 2nd asst returned to the station at 9:30 A.M.

13 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick weather and damp - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - Keeper and 1st asst putting wood into keepers cellar - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Big Creek to se about wood - Had two visitors. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita passed the station about 6 P.M. going north - Hoisted ensign after she passed 1 1/2 miles.

14 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather and little hazy - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.14 to 30.05 - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and also on the beach after wood - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Fresh & moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10.

16 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper and 1st asst putting new braces on ??? and fence in front of dwelling - 2nd asst washing and working in shop.

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17 Moderate and fresh breeze northe these 24 hours with fair smoky and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Had one visitor.

18 Fresh and moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair smoky and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.80 to 29.76 - Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had five visitors - 2nd asst is promoted and ordered to Coquille River Light Station - He is packing and getting ready to go Friday.

19 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog & smoky - Last part of 24 hours foggy & smoke - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.86 - Had thirteen visitors - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst packing his house hold goods preparing to be transfered & promoted to Coquille River Light - 2nd asst left the station at 3 P.M. for Coquille River.

20 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick weather & light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.62 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

21 Gale to fresh and moderate breeze south to S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.34 to 29.50 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer.

22 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.45 - 1st asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies - Keeper writing in office.

23 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea moderately smooth - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil cases & showing four visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport on business - Barometer 29.42 to 29.66.

24 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.78 to 29.60 - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita crossed into Yaquina at 8:15 A.M. - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

25 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.33 to 29.60 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & showing one visitor in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports & putting locks on doors in keeper's dwelling.

26 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.93 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower.

27 Light S. east ??? north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog & light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - Keeper & 1st asst emptying 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Also cleaning brass work & cleaning out chicken house.

28 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea very smooth - Keeper writing and working on quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer - Barometer 30.16 to 29.90 - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower & went fishing - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and went south.

29 Light south to north wind and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.55 to 29.70. General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer & showing four visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & went fishing.

30 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.63 to 29.76 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport to mail quarterly and monthly reports to inspector and engineer - Keeper showing two visitors in tower.

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1901

October 1: Light North and S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours thick fog -- Sea very smooth -- Barometer 29.95 -- General duties for the day -- Keeper writing in office -- 1st asst went to Newport after the mail and supplies -- Mr Ewald Glass arrived from Umpqua at 10.31 ??? and assumed the duties ??? 2nd asst at the Station

2: Light S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Last part of 24 hours light rain -- Sea very smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.93 -- Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies for 2nd asst

3: 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 very smooth -- Barometer 30.03 -- General duties for the day -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst went on the beach after wood & cleaning house & getting ready to ??? house

4: Light South to North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair to rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.00 -- Had two visitors -- General duties for the day -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

5: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- 2nd asst getting wood off the beach -- 1st asst went fishing -- Barometer 30.06 -- Keeper went to Newport to get cistern pump repaired etc

6: Light North wind these 24 hours clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.12 -- general duties for day -- 1st & 2nd assts went fishing today

7: Light South wind light rain and thick weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.10 to 29.15 -- Mr. Whitten hauling wheat ???and shorts for Keeper -- Keeper and assts putting new pump in cistern -- putting flue pipe in furnace & mortice locks in dwelling

8: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.24 to 30.09 -- 2nd assts went fishing -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst stowing away feed for Keeper

9: Light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and cloudy weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.12 -- 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters and went fishing -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst showing three visitors in tower

10: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers -- Sea moderately smooth -- Barometer 30.23 -- Keeper putting mortice locks on doors in assts quarters -- 1st asst went fishing 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

11: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair weather -- Last part of 24 hours thick fog -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.33 -- 1st asst went fishing -- Keeper putting hinges on water closet door on asst side -- 2nd asst working in the shop

12: Moderate breeze North to East these 24 hours with fair and warm weather -- Sea quite rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.13 to 30.03 -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst putting wood in his celler -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

13: Fresh breeze East to light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.88 to 29.92 -- 1st and 2nd assts went fishing about one mile from Sta

14: Light S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear and warm -- Last part of 24 hours thivk and heigh dry fog -- Sea smooth -- 2nd asst putting wood in his celler and washing -- Barometer 29.88 -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Keeper washing

15: Light South to North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours damp -- Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.88 to 30.03 -- Keeper & assts pumping out cistern -- 1st asst went fishing -- Keeper spadeing garden

16: Light variable winds thick damp fog these 24 hours -- Sea very smooth -- Barometer 30.00 today -- Keeper and assts pumping water out of cistern on West side of dwelling -- Keeper & assts cleaning lenses lamp & changing ??? and polishing oil cans & measured

17: Light South wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog showers -- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather -- Sea very smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.00 -- Keeper went to Newport after supplies and to attend to important business Left station at 8 A.M.

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18 Light south wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper returned to the station at 2 P.M. - 2nd asst went to Newport and Yaquina City to procure supplies and important business - Left station at 10 A.M.

19 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - General duties for day - 2nd asst returned to the station at 11 A.M.

20 Light south east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair and quite warm - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.20 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing.

21 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.18 - Keeper washing - 1st asst pumping water out of cistern on west side of dwelling to clean it out - 2nd asst went to Newport to take oath for 2nd asst keeper at this station.

22 Moderate breeze north to light E and south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea rough - Barometer 29.82 - Keeper and assts cleaning out cistern on west side of dwelling - Had three visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23 Light S. & north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.70.

24 Light south wind first part of 24 hours with light showers - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 29.93 - 1st and 2nd assts went fishing - Had two visitors - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

25 Light north to variable winds with fair and warm these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 29.82 - 1st and 2nd assts went fishing outside of the grounds - Keeper cleaning out the barn and writing in the office.

26 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Light S. wind to moderate breeze S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze south with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and procure supplies. Left the station at 1 P.M.

28 Gale south to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.48 to 29.84 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst Ewald Glass returned to the station at 11 A.M.

29 Gale to fresh breeze south with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze west with rain showers and fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.73 to 30.02 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - 1st asst went fishing.

30 Light north wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.13 - Keeper makeing out monthly reports to inspector & engineer.

31 Light S. wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp and light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.14 to 29.86 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and get supplies.

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1 Fresh breeze south to S.W. and west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.86 to 30.14 - Keeper went over to Mr. Megginsons to se about getting wood - 1st asst working on the road today.

2 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.30 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Light east to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.24 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went for a short walk.

4 Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.30 to 30.00 today - Keeper washing - 1st asst sodding around the tower & went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

5 Light and fresh variable winds with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.14 - Keeper cleaning out chicken house and back yard - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in shop cutting sod.

6 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29. Keeper and 1st asst cutting sod away from the walks around dwelling - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for keeper and assts - Keeper went to inform 2nd asst where to cut wood.

7 Light S. east wind to moderate breeze W. to N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.94 to 30.12. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. 1st asst cutting sod from the walks & sodding around the tower - 2nd asst cutting wood one mile from station.

8 Light S. east wind these 24 hours fair and cooler weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.93 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cooking - Keeper cleaning out the barn.

9 Light S. east and north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain & fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.80 - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood - Keeper showing two visitors in tower.

10 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.95.

11 Light wind east to S.E. with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate tofresh breeze & gale south with damp & light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.05 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today.

12 Fresh breeze south to S. east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.04 to 29.98 - 2nd asst cutting wood one mile from station - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

13 Light wind & moderate breeze S.E. & south these 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood about one mile from the station.

14 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours with fair and warmer weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.92 to 29.72 - Keeper cleaning out chicken house - 1st and 2nd assts polishing & cleaning all brass work.

15 Light wind to fresh breeze S.E. to S. these 24 hours with fair & rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.46 to 29.60 - General duties for the day.

16 Gale to fresh breeze south to S. west these 24 hours with rain showers these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.92 today - 2nd asst Ewald Glass went to Newport after mail and supplies.

17 Light S.W. to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.10 - U.S. Light House Inspector W.P. Day and clerk W.I. Langfit arrived at the station at 9:30 A.M. to inspect station and to see what repairs were needed & left the station at 11 A.M.

18 Moderate breeze to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and

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18 warm - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.90 - 1st asst throwing condemed stoves over bluff - 2nd asst cooking - Keeper putting asbestos on heating pipe for furnace.

19 Light S.E. and east wind to moderate breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.70 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

20 Gale to fresh breeze south to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.70 to 30.00 - 1st & 2nd assts putting asbestos on heating pipe for furnace - Keeper spadeing garden.

21 Light S. east wind dry & fair first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours light east wind to moderate and fresh breeze south rain - Sea quite rough - Keeper & assts throwing condemmed property over bluff - Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 - 1st asst went fishing.

22 Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.75 - General duties for the day.

23 Light wind to moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.96 - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & went fishing & showing visitors in the tower.

24 Light S. west to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.02 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

25 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.63 - 1st and 2nd assts putting coal oil cans in cases - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

26 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair & light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours thick and light rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.72 - General duties for the day - Keeper spadeing in his part of garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Withers arrived at the station at 10 A.M. to make repairs and etc.

27 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea little rough - Barometer 29.72 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went geese hunting about one mile from station - Keeper went to Newport to get Mr. Withers baggage and post mail .

28 Fresh breeze east and south to light wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.50 to 29.70 - General duties for day - Keeper spadeing in his garden.

29 Fresh breeze south to S. west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Mr. Withers working on repairs etc - Keeper and assts cleaning up the yard picking up old boards for wood.

30 Moderate to fresh breeze S. east to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Withers working on repairs.

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December

1: Light variable winds and calm and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze east with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went for a short walk outside of grounds.

2: Light wind and moderate breeze south to S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - Mr. Withers went to Newport after lumber etc.

3: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale E. to south and S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.25 to 29.45 - 2nd asst went one mile from sta after some mutton.

4: Gale & fresh breeze to light wind S.W. & west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain squalls - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 30.04 - Mr. Withers working on repairs - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - At 7:30 A.M. sighted a schooner sighted lumber barge about 2 miles south of Yaquina bar coming north in close to the breakers flying a signal of distress - The wind dying out she drifted into the breakers and went ashore about two miles south of Yaquina bar - The name of the barge that went ashore was L.H. Wheeler from Nehalem loaded with lumber for San Francisco the cook was lost and three men were saved. The Yaquina bay life saveing crew rendered all the assistance possible.

5: Light S. east to east wind rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.51 to 29.70 - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers working on repairs - 2nd asst went over to life saveing sta to see about wreck .

6: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 30.06 - Mr. Withers working on repairs - Keeper went to mail wreck report and to procure supplies.

7: Light wind to fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick and light rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.20 - Mr. Withers working on store house - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

8: Fresh breeze south to light variable winds with rain these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.22 to 30.00 - General duties for the day.

9: Light S. to moderate breeze west these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.96 to 30.02 - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers went to Newport to post mail and to have lumber hauled to station - Keeper & 2nd asst washing 2nd asst also went for a walk one mile from station.

10: Light east wind to moderate breeze west first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.88 - Mr. Withers working on repairs - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

11: Light east to N. east wind and calm & cool these 24 hours also clear - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 30.20 - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower - Mr. Withers and two laborers working on the wire fence around bluff.

12: Light east wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper writing on reports - 2nd asst went one mile from the station cutting wood for keeper & assts - Mr. Withers working on repairs.

13: Light east wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood for keeper & assts one mile from sta - Mr. Withers working on repairs.

14: Light S. east wind these 24 hours with damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper clearing the grounds of old pieces of lumber - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Light east to N. east wind these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.22 - 1st asst went fishing.

16: Light east wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 20.30 - 1st asst takeing covers off of coal oil cases - 2nd asst went one mile from the station cutting wood for keeper & assts - Keeper washing and cleaning out store-house.

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December 1901

17: Light East wind these 24 hours with rain and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 32.25 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for Keeper & asst one mile from the sta.

18: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst putting oil in oil butts - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst went one mile from sta cutting wood for Keeper & assts.

19: Light wind to fresh breeze East with clear dry & cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 29.95 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and other Keepers.

20: Fresh breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours light South wind damp and light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 30.20 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on Quarterly report to Engineer & Inspector.

21: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 29.97 Keeper working on quarterly reports to Engineer & Inspector.

23: Gale to fresh breeze S. to W.N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 - Keeper washing and working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing today.

24: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S.W. and west these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.30 to 30.15 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

25: Light South to S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.30 to 30.20 - General duties for the day - keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 10 A.M.

26: Gale to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.10 to 30.34 - Keeper working on quarterly reports and doing house work - Mr. ??? and Mr Anderson laborer putting wire on fence around South and North bluff - Mr Ewald Glass 2nd asst returned to the station from Newport at 4:25 P.M. where he has been P.M. to spend ???

27: Light S. East wind dry & cool these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.55 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went fishing.

28: Light East to North wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and cool - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.40 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing five visitors in the tower - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

29: Light east wind with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea little rough - Barometer 30.40 to 30.04 - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers left for Portland at 1. P.M. haveing completed reports - Keeper conveyed Mr Withers as far as big creek - 2nd asst went for a short walk from station.

30: Light East wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine - Last part of 24 hours coudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - 1st asst went fishing & hunting ??? ??? gate - Keeper working on quarterly & monthly reports.

31: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 1. P.M.

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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1871902MONTH DAY RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

January 1: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to east these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea very smooth. Barometer 30.05 to 29.72. Keeper showing two visitors in Tower. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst returned to sta at 11:15 A.M.

January 2: Gale to fresh breeze S. east to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.62 to 29.92. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport to have his teeth repaired. Left the sta at 9:30 A.M.

January 3: Moderate to fresh breeze S. east to south these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours showery & fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.92 to 30.05. Keeper returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

January 4: Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst doing house work. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and mail.

January 5: Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.80. Keeper writeing in Office.

January 6: Fresh breeze south these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather. Sea rough. Barometer 29.78 to 29.82. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport to post & get mail and supplies. Keeper writeing in office.

January 7: Gale to fresh breeze south with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S to S. west wind rain showers and fair weather. Sea rough. Barometer 29.62 to 29.80. Keeper writeing in office and doing house work and sawing wood in his celler.

January 8: Fresh breeze S to light S.W. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 30.00. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

January 9: Moderate breeze to light north and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea rough. Barometer 29.80 to 30.22. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cutting wood one mile from station for Keeper and ssts. Keeper working in shop.

January 10: Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather. Sea very smooth. Barometer 30.23 to 30.03. General duties for the day. 2nd asst cutting wood. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went one mile from sta where 2nd asst is cutting wood.

January 11: Moderate breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea rough. Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. 1st & 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts. 2nd asst cutting wood. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

January 12: Light east to north wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool. Last part of 24 hours thick and light fog showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.16. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

January 13: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.20. Keeper and 2nd asst washing. General duties for the day.

January 14: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to have his teeth filled. 1st asst went fishing.

January 15: Light east to S. east these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain and thick. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.20 to 29.98. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd cutting wood one mile from station.

January 16: Light S. east wind to moderate breeze south with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. west with frequent rain showers. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 30.04. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

January 17: Light north to S. east 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 to 29.88. Keeper went to Newport to have his teeth repaired.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

187MONTH DAY RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

January 18: Light east wind these 24 hours with cold. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.64. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Left the sta at 11:00 AM.

January 19: Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst returned to the sta at 1 A.M. Barometer 29.62 to 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Big Creek on important business.

January 20: Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.98. General duties for the day. Keeper washing and doing house work. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst doing house work and cutting wood for Keeper and assts today.

January 21: Light south wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather. Sea rough. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd asst cutting wood for Keeper & assts.

January 22: Light east wind & moderate breeze these 24 hours with fine and cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.02 to 30.00. 1st asst cutting wood and went after rock oysters. Keeper showing two visitors in tower.

January 23: Fresh to moderate breeze east these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.60 to 29.78. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

January 24: Fresh breeze to heavy gale W. to W.N. west these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair. Last part of 24 hours light rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.52 today.

January 25: Fresh breeze N.W. to light east wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours snow squalls. Last part of 24 hours clear and cold. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.35. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

January 26: Light east wind dry fair and cold weather these 24 hours. Barometer 30.10. General duties for the day.

January 27: Light east wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours snow squalls. Last part of 24 hours fair and cold. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.08 to 30.20. Keeper cleaning out the barn.

January 28: Light east wind these 24 hours with fair & cold weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.14. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

January 29: Fresh to moderate breeze east these 24 hours. First part of fair and cold. Last part of 24 hours light snow squalls. Sea Smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.05 to 29.90. 2nd asst cutting wood for Keeper & assts. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

January 30: Fresh breeze E. to S, & N.W. wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours snow and rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80 to 29.96. 2nd asst went to Newport for secreation. Left sta at 2 P.M.

January 31: Light west wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.08. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport mail reports. 2nd asst returned to the sta at 11 A.M.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1902

February

1 Light S. east wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze east fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went for a short walk today.

2 Light S.E. to South wind there 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport and showing one visitor in tower - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 today.

3 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst cutting wood for Keeper and Assts.

4 Fresh breeze to gale south with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light west wind damp and fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.72 today - Keeper writeing in the office.

5 Light W. to S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 today. General duties for the day - 2nd asst Ewald Glass went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6 Moderate breeze to light S. east wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S to S. west with rain squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.50. General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisetion for annual supplies.

7 Moderate breeze S. W. to light S. east wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze south with rain squalls - Sea rough. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.45 to 29.65.

8 Fresh breeze and gale with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light east wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. rain - Sea rough - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Barometer 29.85 to 29.55 - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 2.P.M. - 1st asst went fishing.

9 Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.80 - 2nd asst returned to the station at 1 P.M.

10 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze east these 24. First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.45 - Keeper & assts doing house work.

11 Fresh breeze east to gale south with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. west wind light rain showers and fair - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.40 to 29.60 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual requistion for supplies. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 4. P.M.

12 Fresh breeze south to S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60 to 30.00 - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies - 2nd asst returned to sta at 11.30 A.M. - 1st asst scrubbing out his quarters.

13 Light S. west to S. east wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

14 Fresh breeze east to light S. east wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather to rain - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.64 - Keeper working on requisition.

15 Fresh breeze east to gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.50 to 29.62 - General duties day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

16 Gale to fresh breeze south with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. east wind little damp - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 - 2nd asst went for a short walk from the station.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1902

February 17: Light S. east wind to fresh breeze and gale South with rain first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light west wind frequent light rain showers--Sea very rough- Barometer 29.34 to 29.94- General duties for the day- 2nd assistant cutting wood for keeper & assts.

18: Light south to S. east wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours light rain showers- Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather- Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.00. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd asst cutting wood.

19: Light east wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 29.54 2nd asst cutting wood. Keeper went one mile from sta to se about cutting wood. 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

20: Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours clear and fine weather. Sea very rough. Barometer 29.55 to 29.96. General duties for the day. Keeper working shop. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

21: Light wind to fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine and warm. Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.00 to 29.58 today. General duties for day. 1st asst and Keeper working in garden. 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation. Left the sta at 1 P.M.

22: Fresh breeze N. to light S. east wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair. Last part of 24 hours little damp and fair. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper planting garden. Barometer 29.50 to 29.72. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst returned to the sta at 11 A.M.

23: Moderate + fresh breeze S. to S. east and east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.72 to 29.40. Keeper completing annual requisition for supplies.

24: Moderate breeze S. to S. west first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. west with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.40 to 19.55. Keeper making out monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer.

25: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale south these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea rough. Barometer 29.50 to 28.86. 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supples. 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quaters.

26 Fresh breeze and gale S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls and lightning - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.02 to 29.42 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls of his quarters.

27 Fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail squalls and lightning - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.30 to 29.60 - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quarters - Keeper writeing in office.

28 Fresh breeze to light S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.85 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quarters.

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