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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

March 1: Light S.E. to East and South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair. Sea considerably smooth. Barometer 29.90 to 29.50. Keeper working in garden- 2nd Asst. washing and putting alabastine on walls in his quartters.

March 2: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours-with frequent light rain showers-sea smooth. General duties for the dat- 1st Asst. went fishing- Barometer 29.52 to 29.82. 2nd Asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies.

March 3: Light S. wind to moderate breeze S. East with frequent rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours-fresh breeze and gale S. light rain-sea quite rough. Barometer 29.72 to 29.98. Keeper washing today. 1st Asst. digging a trench from water closet to bluff preparing to clean it out. 1st Asst. also went fishing. 2nd Asst. cutting wood today.

March 4: Gale to fresh breeze South to light S. East wind these 24 hours- with hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.90. General duties for day.

March 5: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers- sea rough. Barometer 29.90 to 29.16. 1st Asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies. 2nd Asst. cutting wood for Keeper and Assts.

March 6: Moderate breeze to light South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours. Last par tof 24 hours moderate breeze S. to fresh breeze S.W. rain. Sea rough. Barometer 29.10 to 29.56. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. 2nd Asst. doing house work today and cutting wood.

March 7: Gale to moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours with hard rain- sea rough. Barometer 29.44. General duties for the day.

March 8: Light S. wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair- sea quite rough. Keeper and Assts. putting 200 gallons of Oil in Oil butts. Barometer 29.45 to 29.72. 2nd Asst. went to Newport for recreation & get supplies. Left the sta. (station) at 9:30 A.M.

March 9: Light variable winds to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers and fair. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day- 2nd Asst. returned to the station at 11:30 A.M. also showing four visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.72 to 30.06. 1st Asst. went fishing.

March 10: Moderate breeze S. to light West wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day- 1st Asst. went fishing, 2nd Asst. cutting wood. Barometer 30.03 to 30.18. Keeper washing today.

March 11: Light West to N. West wind these 24 hours- first park of 24 hours frequent light rain showers- last part of 24 hours fair. Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.33. 1st Asst. went to Newport after mail & supplies & went fishing. 2nd Asst. cutting wood. Keeper taking old wire off the wire fence around the bluff.

March 12: Light S.W. wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze. S.W. to W. rain & hail squall. Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.30 to 29.80. 1st Asst. went fishing. 2nd Asst. cutting wood. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

March 13: Fresh breeze West N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day- Barometer 29.70. 2nd Asst. cutting wood. Keeper went to Newport to have his teeth filled and procure supplies. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

March 14: Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rought. Baromerter 29.78 to 29.88. Keeper returns to station at 3 P.M.

March 15: Fresh to moderate breeze & light W.N. West wind with rain & hail first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hourse cloudy and fair. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80 to 30.22. 1st Asst. went fishing. 2nd Asst. cutting wood for Keeper and Assts. today.

March 16: Light S. East wind these 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst. wind fishing. Barometer 30.22 to 30.14 today.

March 17: Fresh breeze South to S. West these 24 hours with rain frist par tof 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. Barometer 30.22 to 29.84. 1st Asst. shading garden & went fishing. Keeper washing and doing hause work. 2nd Asst. cutting wood for Keeper & Assts. He also went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 3 P.M.

March 18: Light S. East to East wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. to North wind & cool. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper working on Quarterly reports to Inspector. 1st Asst. went fishing and shading garding. 2nd Asst. returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

Last edit 11 months ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

March 19: Moderate breeze north to light east wind fair and cool first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze south fair weather to rain - Sea quite smooth - Keeper writing in office & spadeing garden - 1st asst planting garden - 2nd asst cutting wood - Barometer 29.68 to 29.94

March 20: Moderate breeze South to light West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst cutting wood - Keeper spadeing and planing garden today

March 21: Light wind and moderate breeze West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 29.96 - Keeper and asst cleaning out the water closet today

March 22: Moderate breeze South with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S. to S. West rain and hail - Sea rough - General duties for the day Barometer 29.90 to 29.94 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

March 23: Fresh breeze S. West to light East wind first part of 24 hours with rain hail & snow - Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and light showery weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.42 to 29.60 - Keeper went about one mile from sta on business

March 24: Light North to East and S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea rough - Barometer 29.72 to 29.88 - Keeper and 2nd asst washing - 1st asst spading garden - Keeper working on quarterly reports today

March 25: Light South wind to fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls and fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.20 - 1st asst repairing fence arround the Keepers dwelling showing three visitors in the Tower and went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport to vote at the Primaries

March 26: Light variable winds these 24 hours with light rain and ??? weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing - 2nd asst spadeing garden - Keeper working in garden and planting potatoes & working on reports

March 27: Light wind to moderate breeze North thse 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.34 to 30.27 - 1st asst went to newport after mail and supplies and spading garden - Keeper planting peas - 2nd asst spadeing and planting garden today

March 28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.30 - Keeper mixing paint - 2nd asst to paint in his quarters - 2nd asst spadeing in his garden and putting alabaster on walls of his quarters - 1st asst spadeing in his garden & went fishing - Keeper writing in office

March 29: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours - clear fine and cool - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 29.94 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper spadeing garden and cleaning paint brushes - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office

March 30: Light wind to fresh breeze East and moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineers - 1st asst went ocean fishing - 2nd asst went trout fishing 3 miles from the station

March 31: Fresh breeze S. to light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.83 to 29.70 - Keeper went to newport to get supplies and post monthly and quarterly reports - 2nd asst cleaning wood work in his quarters to paint - 1st asst spadeing garden - and went fishing

Last edit 11 months ago by caroleholmson
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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1902

April 1: Light wind N. to S.E. and moderate breeze South these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair -- Last part of 24 hours light rain showers -- 1st asst spadeing garden & went fishing -- Keeper spadeing garden -- Barometer 29.48 -- 2nd asst painting and cleaning in his quarters

2: Light S. East wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.74 -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies also went fishing -- Keeper went over to little creek trout fishing -- 2nd asst cleaning & painting in his quarters -- Keeper writing in office

3: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours rain -- Last part of 24 hours fair -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.66 to 29.95 -- 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters -- Keeper spadeing in his garden -- 1st asst spadeing in garden & polishing reflectors and other brass work

4: Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.80 to 30.07 today -- 1st asst cleaning oil carriers stop cocks on oil butts measurer etc -- 2nd asst cleaning & painting in his quarters

5: Light wind to moderate breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair -- Last part of 24 hours hard rain -- sea smooth -- Barometer 30.24 to 29.80 -- Keeper went to Newport after supplies -- Left station at 1 p.m. -- 2nd asst cleaning & painting in his quarters

6: Light variable winds these 24 hours rain and little damp these 24 hours -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.65 -- Keeper returned to station at 11 a.m. -- general duties for day

7: Light South wind to fresh and strong breeze S. West these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours rain showers -- Sea smooth to rough -- Barometer 29.22 to 29.73 -- General duties for the day -- 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters

8: Moderate & fresh breeze S. West and Wets these 24 hours -- with rain and hail squals -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.64 to 30.10 -- Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Keeper cleaning house -- 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters

9: Moderate breeze to light S. West wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.30 -- Keeper clean in house -- 1st asst fishing -- 2nd asst cleaning & painting in his quarters

10: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours -- last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with fair weather these 24 hours -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.30 to 29.86 -- Keeper & 1st asst planting peas & potatoes -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters

11: Light N. to S. East wind and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.83 to 30.00 -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst cleaning & painting in his quarters -- 2nd asst also went to Newport for recreation -- Left sta at 11.30 a.m.

12: Light wind S. to fresh breeze North to fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.34 -- 1st asst went fishing and showing six visitors in the tower -- General duties for the day -- 2nd asst returned to the station at 3:30 p.m. -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

13: Moderate breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair weather -- Last part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.34 to 30.10 -- Keeper and 2nd asst went trout fishing today

14: Light variable winds to light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours cloudy -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warmer weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.00 -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters -- Keeper working in his garden -- at 8 a.m. today the schooner Vera from Victoria B.C. arrived two miles off the Head two men at the Sta then left for Newport

15: Moderate breeze to light East wind with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South fair and thick fog -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.82 -- Keeper & 1st asst mixing paint to paint picket fence around Keeper dwelling -- 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters Keeper and 2nd asst having there garden spaded up today

16: Moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours with rain and thick fog during 24 hours -- Sea very smooth -- Barometer

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1902

May 1: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First past of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90. General duties for day- 1st Asst. went fishing.

May 2: Light S. East to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and clearing weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30 to 30.18. Keeper and Assts. painting picket fence. 1st Asst. went ocean fishing. 2nd Asst. went trout fishing at North beach

May 3: Light west to N. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts painting on picket fence around dwelling.

May 4: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day-Barometer 29.96 to 29.85. 1st Asst. showing visitors in Tower. Had seven visitors. 2nd Asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies.

May 5: Light variable winds and calm to light North wind North these 24 hours with fair and warme weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.76. Mr. Whitter hauled 9 sacks of coal. Keeper and Assts. painted the Barn today. 1st Asst. working in garden & went fishing.

May 6: Fresh breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.76 to 29.86. Keeper and Assts. painting on Keepers dwelling. Mr. Whitter hauling coal from Newport to the station.

May 7: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog. Sea s,pptj. Barometer 29.85 to 30.00. Keeper and Assts. painting trimming on Keepers dwelling. 1st Asst. went fishing. Keeper & 1st Asst. putting stage on back of dwelling to paint same. 2nd Asst. went to Newport for sequestration. Left sta. at 1 P.M.

May 8: Light North to South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh day fog. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.00. Keeper painting on Keepers dwelling. Mr. Whitter, hauling coal. 2nd Asst. returned to sta. at 7:30 A.M.

May 9: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh day fog & cloudy. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.00 to 29.84. Keeper went over on south beach after razor clams. 1st Asst. went fishing. Keeper and 1st Asst. mixing paint to paint light Tower. Keeper and Assts. painted on Keepers dwelling and water tank.

May 10: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours- with rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.76 to 29.84. 2nd Asst. went on beach after clams. 1st Asst. went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Mr. Whitter completed hauling coal.

May 11: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85. 1st Asst. went fishing. 2nd Asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies.

Last edit 11 months ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1902 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

May 17: Fresh breeze West to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.76 to 30.06 - Keeper & assts scrubbing lantern floor whitewashing in lantern painting in lantern brushing the walls inside of Tower and putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in Oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 18: Fresh to strong breeze W. N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and cool - Sea rough - Barometer 30.05 to 29.94 - Keeper & assts painted lantern floor & steps black - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 19: Fresh breeze West N. West these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper and assts cleaning and whitewashing inside of the Tower & mixing paint - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

May 20: Moderate breeze to light wind W. N. West these 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.93 to 29.87 - Keeper and assts painted stairs & landings black in tower and cleaning plate glass in lantern - Had three visitors today

May 21: Light South wind thick and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer - Barometer 29.86 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts cleaning & polishing lenses - Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden - 1st asst also went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writing in office

May 22: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and dry - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.98 - Had three visitors - U.S. Light-House Tender Manganita passed sta going north at 5AM - Keeper & assts painted trimming of workroom lead collor window stools in Tower & whitewashingfences - 2nd assts went to newport for recreation left sta at 1PM

May 23: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper & assts painted stars & landing in Tower & scrubbing office & work room floors - 2nd asst returned to sta at 8A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies

May 24: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts whitewashing fences - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had two visitors

May 25: Moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 - General duties for day - 2nd assts went to Newport today

May 26: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 - Keeper and assts painted brackets today on Tower and put stage up to pain the brick part of Tower - also mixing white paint to paint the Tower

May 27: Light wind North to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 30.00 - 1st asst cleaning whitewashing & painting in his quarters - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 28: Light wind to moderate breeze S. with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd asst went to newport on business - 1st asst painting in his quarters

May 29: Light S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.97 - Keeper and assts painting the brick part of the Tower white - Also mixing paint to pain the ballance of Tower

May 30: Light S.W. to S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - Keeper & assts completed painting Tower - 2nd assts went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing

May 31: Moderate breeze to light North wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze North showery & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.74 - 1st & 2nd assts whitewashing garden fence - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

Last edit about 1 year ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902. MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

June 1: Fresh breeze North to light S. West wind first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to gale South with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.87 - 1st asst showing two visitors in the Tower

June 2: Light wind and moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.96 - Keeper & assts went to Newport to vote

June 3: Light wind and moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 30.10 today - General duties for the day - Keeper working in his part of the garden and writiting in the office

June 4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. W. to North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.07 to 30.16 - Keeper and assts whitewashing fences painted base of Tower - Tower windows & chimneys on work-room - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst went to Umpqua for a vacation of seven days - Left after work sta 1 P.M.

June 5: Moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 to 29.90 - There is a Schooner laying off Yaquina bar waiting for a slug to be towed in - Keeper & 1st asst painted railing on balcony - Painted Oil house - & whitewashing fences

June 6: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst painting in his quarters & went fishing - U.S. Light Tender Manzanita passed the sta at 7 A.M. and entered Yaquina & doing buoy work

June 7: Moderate breeze & light N. wind with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.83 - 1st asst showing three visitors in Tower - Keeper went to Newport

June 8: Moderate breeze to light North wind with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. wind thick fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper showing five visitors in Tower - Light-House tender passed out of yaquina at 2. P.M. and sailed South - U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 5:10 P.M. going North

June 9: Light North and South wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer29.95 to 30.06 - 1st asst working on the road today - Keeper painting chimney in work-room & working on annual quarterly and monthly reports

June 10: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - Keeper working on Annual & Quarterly reports & showing two visitors in Tower - 1st asst working on the road today

June 11: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and little cool - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.93 today - Keeper spading and working in garden - 1st asst cutting grass arround Dwelling & showing nine visitors in the Tower

June 12: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 29.86 - 1st asst cutting grass around Dwelling and went fishing - Keeper working in garden and working on quarterly and annual reports

June 13: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.83 to 29.98 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - Keeper gave 2nd asst Ewald Glass 7 days leave from sta the 4th should have returned the 12th but did not - Received a letter from him the 13th stating that he would not come back it was to lonesome for him - Keeper went to Newport to send report & his letter to Inspector

June 14: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 today - 1st asst saking up hay arround Dwelling & showing three visitors in Tower & went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

June 15: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 30.15 today - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went over into the woods making road to haul wood and working annual reports

June 16: Light N. to variable winds and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth- Barometer 30.14 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - Keeper went over to see about hauling wood - Mr Whitten hauling wood for keepers

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at

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

June 17: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.14 to 29.98 - Keeper showing visistors in Tower & working on annual reports to Inspector & Engineer - 1st asst working road into timber to haul wood & went fishing - Had 20 visitors

June 18: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours fair and little fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr Whitten hauling wood for Keeper & assts - 1st asst cutting grass around Keeperes dwelling and making hay - Received from Inspector to be fowarded to 2nd asst Ewald Glass his resignation to be signed & dated and forwarded to Inspector

June 19: Fresh and moderate breeze N. these 24 hours with thick fog most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 today - Keeper working on annual reports to Inspector & Engineer & showing one visitor in Tower - 1st asst working on road in Timber and went fishing

June 20: Light wind North to East and South these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.64 - Mr Whitten hauling wood for keeper and assts - Keeper went after razor clams in South beach - 1st asst went fishing and making hay & working in garden

June 21: Light South sind these 24 hours - with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.76 to 29.84 - 1st asst butting hay in the barn - Keeper went to Newport - Mr Whitten hauling wood for keeper & assts

June 22: Light South to North wind these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - 1st assts went fishing & showing visitors in Tower - Keeper writing on reports & showing visitors in Tower - Had seventeen visitors - Mr. William Ford of Newport arrived at the sta at 6.P.M. and went on duty as 2nd asst Keeper in place of Mr Ewald Glass - Keeper gave Mr William Ford 2nd assts leave to go to Toledo after his Household good and Family to be gone two or three day

June 23: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S. and S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - Mr Whitten hauling wood - Keeper writing in Office - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil bases today

June 24: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp and fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.04 - Keeper working on annual reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

June 25: Light S. to variable winds and calm these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went fishing and cutting grass around Dwelling - 2nd asst W. P. Ford arranging household goods and cleaning

June 26: Light South to West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 30.00 - 2nd ast doing house work & cleaning windows - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on annual reports

June 27: Light N. to S.E. and North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.06 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & went fishing & working in garden - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer - Mr W. P. Ford is Nominated for the position of 2nd asst at the sta & is to go on duty the 1st July - Mr For doing house work

June 28: Light North wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and fine - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain shower - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst doing house work today

June 29: Moderate breeze & light North wind fair first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze North light rain & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 - 1st asst shoing ten visistors in Tower & went fishing - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports

June 30: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.02 - 1st asst went fishing and making hay around dwelling - Mr Ford went to Toledo after carpets to put on floors

Last edit 11 months ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan
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July, 1902.

1. Moderate breeze N to light N.W. and West wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours fair and little showery- Last part of 24 hours rain showers- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.00 to 29.84- General duties for the day- 1st asstwent fishing today Mr. W. G. Ford reported and went duty as 2nd asst Keeper- Keeper invited in Office today.

2. Light variable winds to fresh breeze West these 24 hours with rain and thick weather- Sea quite rough- Barometer 29.75 to 29.82- 2nd asst working in his quarters and replacing pump in Kitchen- 1st asst went fishing- Keeper went to Newport after supplies and to post mail.

3. Light W. to South wind with rain first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze South with rain showers and thick weather- Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.80- 1st asst cleaning ??? - 2nd asst putting down carpets in the Garden to working in his garden.

4. Light S. to S.W. and West to N. West these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers- Last part of 24 hours fair- Sea quite smooth- Keeper shwoing one visitor in Tower- Keeper and assts putting 200 Gall oil in Oil butts- 1st and 2nd assts went fishing.

5. Light West to S and S. West wind these 24 hours with rain showers- Sea quite smooth- Barometer 30.08 Today- 1st asstpolishing brass work and went fishing- Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6. Light North wind these 24 hours- first pasrt of 24 hours little damp- Last part of 24 hours fair weather- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.06- 1st asst went fishing and showing eight visitorsin Tower- Keeper and 2nd asst went after ??? ???- Keeper went to Newport after mail.

7. Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours showing sixteen visitors in Tower- Keeper and 2nd asst washing- 1st asst cutting grass around Dwelling and went fishing.

8. Moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.30 to 30.20- Keeper and assts changing Lamp and Burner and cleaning all brass work- 1st asst went fishing- 2nd asst washing ??? curtains.

9. Moderate breeze North these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours hight dry fog- Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather- Sea smooth Barometer 30.30- 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in Tower- Had sixteen visitors- keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

10. Moderate breeze to light N. wind these24 hours with fair weather- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.10 to 30.15- Keeper writing in Office- Had sixteen visitors- 2nd asst working in garden 1st asst went to Newport and showing visitors in the Tower.

11. Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.10 to 30.22- 1st and 2nd Keeper showing visitors in Tower- Had twelve visitors- 1st and 2nd asst went fishing- Keeper and 2nd asst repairing line wire fence on the hill today.

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July 17: Tower -- Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 -- Keeper working in garden -- 2nd asst working in shop and garden today

18: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 -- Had thirty eight visitors today -- 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower -- 2nd asst folding new lantern curtains

19: Light North to South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.80 to 29.93 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst polishing bands on chimeys today

20: Light South to North wind and calm these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and clear -- Sea smooth -- Had fourteen visitors 1st asst showing visitors in tower -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst went after mussels

21: Light North to South wind with heigh dry fog -- last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North thick fog and fair weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.04 -- Had eleven visitors today 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower -- 1st asst repairing rail fence North of barn

22: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.06 -- 2nd asst went after mussles & showing visiotrs in tower -- Keeper sewing rings on lantern curtains -- Had twenty two visitors -- 1st asst showing visitors in tower

23: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather & thick fog -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.05 -- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies -- Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower -- Had twenty four visitors today

24: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear -- Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 -- 1st asst showing visitors in the tower -- 2nd asst washing -- Had nine visitors today

25: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 -- Had fourty one visitors Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower -- 1st asst went to Newport -- 2nd asst working in shop

26: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 29.78 to 29.92 -- Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

27: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 -- Had fourty two visitors -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower & other things of interest

28: Fresh breeze and light North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower -- had sixty seven visitors -- 2nd asst repairing fence from bluff to barn

29: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.90 -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower -- Had 38 visitors -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

30: Light S. E. to S. & S. West wind these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.95 -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower -- Had thirteen visitors -- 2nd asst washing and went to Newport to take oath of office as 2nd asst at this station

31: Moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather -- Last part of 24 hours fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 29.95 to 30.14 -- 1st & 2nd assts showing 31 visitors in tower -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

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Aug 1: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine & warm -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower -- Had fifty six visitors today

2: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.14 to 30.10 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 2nd asst went on beach after mussels

3: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 30.10 -- 1st and 2nd assts showing nine visitors in tower

4: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- 2nd asst working in shop & showing visitors in tower -- Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower -- Keeper washing -- Had thirty two visitors

5: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours fair -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.05 to 29.93 -- Keeper & assts went after mussels on beach -- 1st and 2nd assts showing fifty eight visitors in tower -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

6: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair warm & smoky -- Sea little rough -- Barometer 29.82 -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower -- Had thirty three visitors -- Keeper working in shop

7: Fresh breeze North to light South wind first part of 24 hours with fog & smoke -- Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze -- North thick fog and smoke -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 29.82 to 29.87 -- Had thirty visitors -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower

8: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours fog and smoke -- Sea little rough -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Had eighty nine visitors -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower

9: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours fair and thick fog & smoke -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 2nd asst went to Newport after Doctor & assistance for Mrs. Wilson

10: Light South wind with thick fog these 24 hours -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keeper & 1st asst showing fifteen visitors in tower -- General duties for day

11: Light wind South to W. N. West these 24 hours with thick fog -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keeper washing -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower -- Had one hundred and one visitors today -- General duties for the day

12: Light N. West wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Last part of 24 hours fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 -- 1st and 2nd assts putting mineral oil in butts -- and showing visitors in the tower -- Had sixty three visitors today -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

13: Light North to South wind with thick fog & smoke first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair & smoke -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.85 to 29.94 -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower -- Had eighty visitors today

14: Light North to South wind these 24 hours with thick weather first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours cloudy fair and warm -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.94 to 30.02 -- Had seventy visitors -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower

15: Light South wind these 24 hours fair and light rain showers -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.00 -- Had fifty three visitors -- Keeper & assts shwoing visitors in tower -- General duties for day -- 2nd asst went one mile from Sta to assist in the burial of Mr & Mrs Wilsons child

16: Light variable winds these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair and warm -- Sea little rough -- Barometer 30.00 -- Keeper and assts cleaning & scrubbing stairs landing hall office and oil room floors today

17: Light variable winds these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm -- Sea quite smooth -- general duties for day -- Barometer 30.10 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 1st & 2nd assts showed twenty visitors in tower

18: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barom

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Journal of Light-house station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902

August 18: ometer 30.10 to 29.90 -- Keeper cleaning out chicken house -- Keeper & 1st asst showing 50 visitors in tower -- 2nd asst went to Toledo on important business -- Left Sta at 6:30 a.m.

19: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair and some fog -- Last part of 24 hours hazy and smoke -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.82 -- Keeper and 1st asst cleaning windows in dwelling -- Had eventy one visitors -- Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower -- 2nd asst returned to the station at 6:40 p.m.

20: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick damp fog -- Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 29.82 to 29.91 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st & 2nd assts showing fourty three visitors in tower

21: Light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm -- Sea little rough -- Barometer 29.93 to 30.00 -- Keeper & assts showing fourty three visitors in tower -- 2nd asst washing today

22: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather and smoke -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 30.00 -- General duties for the day -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower -- Had fifty five visitors

23: Moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm -- sea smooth -- 1st and 2nd assts cleaning all brass work also paint in lantern -- Barometer 29.88 -- Keeper went to Newport to procure bids for haulling annual & hauling empty cases to Newport -- Also to procure supplies for the Station

24: Fresh and moderate breeze N. fair -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 29.90 -- Had thirty three visitors -- Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower

25: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.90 to 29.96 -- General duties for the day -- Had fifty visitors today -- 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower -- 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters

26: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear & fine -- Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 29.97 -- Keeper & 1st asst showing sixteen visitors in tower -- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst went fishing

27: Light North to South wind first part of 24 hours with thick fog -- Last part of 24 hours light South wind to moderate breeze North with light fog showers and fair -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.98 to 30.08 today -- Keeper washing and showing visitors in tower -- 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters & showing visitors in tower -- Had twenty visitors -- 1st asst went to Newport

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902

September 1: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours with thick damp fog during moste of the time -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.04 to 29.92 -- Keeper washing 1st asst went fishing -- Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower -- Had nineteen visitors

2: Fresh to moderate breeze North with thick fog first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and smoke -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- 1st asst went to Newport and fishing -- Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower -- Barometer 29.82

3: Light North to S. wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light W. to N. W, wind & calm with fair weather & some smoke -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.84 to 29.96 -- Keeper showing eleven visitors in tower -- 2nd asst went to Newport -- 1st ??? potatoes in his garden

4: Light South to North wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North fair weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.86 to 30.16 -- Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after supplies -- 2nd asst showing eightenn visitors in tower

5: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and smoke -- Sea quite smooth -- General duties for the day -- Keeper & 1st asst showing ten visitors in tower -- Barometer 30.16 to 30.02 -- 2nd asst washing -- 1st asst went fishing today

6: Moderate breeze North and light South wind these 24 hours with thick smoke -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.92 to 29.98 -- 2nd asst putting wood into Keepers celler -- 1st asst working on the road prepairing it to haul wood for Keepers -- Mr Logan hauling wood -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

7: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick damp fog -- Last part of 24 hours fair and smoke -- Sea smooth -- General duties for day -- Barometer 30.14 -- 2nd asst went one mile from Sta for recreation -- 1st asst showing seven visitors in tower

8: Fresh breeze to light North wind and calm these 24 hours with thick smoke and fair -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.16 to 29.86 -- Keeper & assts putting wood into Keepers celler -- 1st asst putting wood into his wood shed -- Keeper and assts showing twenty visitors in tower -- Mr Whitten hauling hay for Keeper -- Mr Logan hauling wood for Keepers -- Keeper putting hay in the barn

9: Light wind N. to South first part of 24 hours -- Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North thock smoke -- Barometer 29.82 to 29.88 -- Keeper & 2nd asst putting hay into barn and wood into celler -- 2nd asst cutting wood on beach -- 1st asst showing three visitors in tower

10: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with thick smoke and some fog -- Sea quite rough -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keeper and 1st asst putting hay in barn -- Keeper and assts putting wood in wood-shed & celler -- Had three visitors -- Keeper showing visitors in tower -- 1st asst went fishing 2nd asst went over on South beach after wood for winter

11: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with thick smoke and warm -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.86 to 29.76 -- Mr Logan hauling wood fpr 2nd asst -- 2nd asst putting wood in celler and showing nine visitors in tower -- 1st asst went fishing -- Keeper sawing wood

12: Light South wind thick smoke and fog these 24 hours -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.76 to 29.84 -- Keeper and 2nd asst putting wood into celler and cleaning up the grounds -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

13: Light South wind thick fog and smoke these 24 hours -- Barometer 29.75 to 29.85 -- General duties for the day -- keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies -- 1st asst went fishing

14: Light South to North wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours thick fog and smoke -- Last part of 24 hours smoke -- Sea smooth -- 1st asst showing visitors in tower -- General duties for day -- 1st asst went fishing -- Had eight visitors

15: Light North wind these 24 hours -- with smoke and heigh fog -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.96 to 30.00 -- 1st asst showing six visitors in tower -- 1st asst went fishing -- Keeper washing -- 2nd asst cleaning windows in dwelling & watering garden

16: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and smoke -- Barometer 30.00

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

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

Sept 16: Keeper & 2nd asst showing twenty visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper working on Quar. reports

Sept 17: Moderate & fresh breeze North these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours thick smoke & fog - Last part of 24 hours thick smoke - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.87 - 1st asst showing seven visitors in tower - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

Sept 18: Fresh breeze North with smoke and fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - Keeper cleaning out spring in pasture and working on quarterly reports - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower & went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to buy and get a cow

Sept 19: Fresh breeze South to light North wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.90 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper showing four visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaing out his part of barn

Sept 20: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and smoke last pat of 24 hours fair and thick fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.08 - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies

Sept 21: Light weind to moderate & fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.92 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower

Sept 22: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.88 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper washing - 2nd asst working in his quarters

Sept 23: Moderate breeze to light North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Toledo after supplies - Left sta at 9:30 A.M.

Sept 24: Light North wind to moderate & fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours with thick fog & rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 29.85 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst returned to sta at 3:30 P.M. - 1st asst went fishing

Sept 25: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers and lightning - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.12 - Keeper showing four visitors in tower - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper repairing fence in part of dwelling

Sept 26: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and thick weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.85 - General duties for day - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing

Sept 27: Fresh breeze South to light S.W. and North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.05 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst and 2nd asst working in their quarters

Sept 28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.20 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went over to little creek for recreation

Sept 29: Light wind North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Beneral duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.05 - Keeper and assts cleaning all brass work - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst ??? dressing in garden

Sept 30: Light variable winds with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went on beach after wood & hauling some

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

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

October 1: Light N. East wind to moderate breeze North these24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 to 29.88 - 2nd asst sawing wood and putting some in his cellar - Keeper working - General duties for the day

October 2: Light N. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze East with clear fine and warm during 24 hours - 1st asst showing three visitors in tower - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.77

October 3: Light South wind these 24 hours warm and thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.92 - 2nd asst working in his cellar Keeper cleaning Barn & Wagon house - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies

October 4: Light S. to North wind there 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair & sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst putting a pane of glass in window

October 5: Light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South with thick fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.94 to 29.97 - 1st asst went fishing today

October 6: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind heigh dry fog & fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.76 to 29.85 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working - 2nd asst went to pick Blackberries

October 7: Light South wind & calm to moderate breeze these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 30.02 - 2nd asst repairing cement walk in rear of Dwelling - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

October 8: Light South & North wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and little damp - Last part of 24 hours clear & fine - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.18 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

October 9: Light variable winds and calm with fiar weather and thick fog - last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd asst stowing food away for Keeper

October 10: Fresh breeze N. to light N. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea quite rough - Keepers changing Burner and Lamp - 2nd asst working - 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in the Tower - Had eight visitors today

October 11: Light North to East and N. East wind first part of 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours light South wind thick fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.85 to 29.70 - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing

October 12: Light South wind dry fog these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 29.85 - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing

October 13: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 29.94 - Keeper working - 1st asst went to Newport to procure supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had thirteen visitors

October 14: Light wind to moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper also writing in office

October 15: Light South wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.94 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing one visitor in tower - Keeper and 1st asst cleaning oil cans & measurers

October 16: Moderate breeze S. W. to W. and N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.94 to 30.12 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day

October 17: Light North wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper and 1st asst taking covers off of Coal Oil cases - 2nd asst went to Toledo to procure supplies and for recreation left sta at 7:30A.M.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon 20 Oct. 1902 Examined and Inspected R.C. Hart

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

October 18: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies 2nd asst W.P. Ford arrived at the Station at 3 P.M.

October 19: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.85 to 29.78 - U.S. Light-House tender passed into yaquina to land annual supplies for this station

October 20: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these24 hours - first part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth to rough - Barometer 29.70 - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Mr. R.C. Hart from Inspectors Office arrived at station at 9:30 A.M. and inspected station and left for Newport at 11 A.M. - 1st asst went fishing today

October 21: Modreate breeze S. E. to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.53 to 29.66 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail - U.S. Light-House Tender landed annual supplies at Newport today - Mr Mc Donald hauling supplies

October 22: Moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.35 to 29.45 - Keeper stowing away annual supplies and slacking Line - Light House Tender Manzanita crossed out of yaquina placed Whistling buoy & went North at 3:45 P.M.

October 23: Moderate breeze to light wind East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.45 to 29.50 - Keeper & 2nd asst working in shop - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies

October 24: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.50 to 29.80 - Mr Mc Donald hauling coal & oil - Keeper and assts stowing away annual supplies - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst putting stove pipe in Keepers & assts Kitchen - Keeper & 2nd asst working in shop

October 25: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

October 26: Light South East wind these 24 hours with fog and light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - Had three visitors today - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

October 27: Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. East these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.78

October 28: Moderate breeze to light wind S. to S. West these 24 hours First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 2nd asst went about one mile from sta hunting Geese

October 29: Light East to S. E. and South these 24 hours First part of 24 hours clear and fine - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea rough - Barometer 30.80 to 29.90 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Mr Mc Donald hauling supplies

October 30: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.93 - 2nd asst houting Geese - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on reports to congress & Inspector

October 31: Moderate breeze South to light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea rough - Baromter 30.10 - Mr Mc Donald hauling supplies - Keeper went to Newport to procure supplies and have repairs made on Buck Board - 1st and 2nd asst stowing away annual supplies

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November

1: Light S.East wind these 24 hours with fair weather- Sea rough- Barometer 30.05- Mr. McDonald hauling annual supplies- 1st and 2nd Assts stowing away annual supplies- Keeper returned to station at 3 P.M.

2: Gale South East to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours- Sea quite rough- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.05 to 29.82- Keeper writing in Office today.

3: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers- Sea quite rough- Barometer 29.8 to 30.18- Keeper washing- Keeper & 2nd Asst stowing away annual supplies- 1st Asst went fishing- 2nd Asst hunting geese.

4: Light S. East to North wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.08 to 30.05- 1st Asst went fishing- Keeper makeing out vouchers for Keeper & Assts salary- 1st & 2nd Assts stowing away annual supplies.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

November 18: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West & light N. West wind these 24 hours -- with frequent rain & hail qualls & fair -- Sea very rough -- Barometer 29.40 to 29.52 -- General duties for day -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

19: Light North West wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours light rain showers -- Last part of 24 hours fair -- Sea very rough -- Barometer 29.40 to 30.05 -- 1st asst went to Newport to post mail -- Mr McDonald hauling annual supplies -- 2nd asst washing -- Keeper cleaning house

20: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather -- Sea moderately smooth -- Barometer 30.17 -- Mr McDonald hauling annual supplies -- Keeper and assts putting mineral oil in oil butts -- 1st asst went fishing today

21: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather -- Sea smooth to rough -- Barometer 30.28 to 30.00 -- Keeper cleaning in his quarters -- 1st asst went fishing -- 1st and2nd asst slowing away annual supplies -- Mr McDonald completed hauling annual supplies

22: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 -- Keeper cleaning in his quarters -- 1st asst went fishing and working on roads -- 2nd asst went to Big Creek salmon fishing

23: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours clear and cool -- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 -- Keeper went to Newport to post mail -- 1st asst went fishing

24: Fresh breeze S. to S. W. and West first part of 24 hours with rain -- Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North fair weather -- Sea smooth -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 30.00 to 30.30 -- 1st asst went fishing

25: Light wind North and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather -- Sea smooth -- Barometer 30.37 -- general duties for the day -- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 2nd asst washing today

26: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours -- First part of 24 hours fair -- Last part f 24 hours rain showers -- Sea quite smooth -- Barometer 29.90 -- Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies -- 1st asst working on the road -- 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation -- Left the Station at 3 am

27: Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours -- Sea rough -- Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 -- 1st asst went fishing -- 2nd asst W. P. Ford returned to the station at 3:45 pm

28: Fresh breeze West and S. West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours -- Sea rough -- General duties for the day -- Barometer 29.85 -- Keepers went to Newport to send telegram -- 1st asst working on road

29: Fresh breeze West to light South and S. East wind these 24 hours -- First part of 24

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

December 1: Gale South to fresh breeze W. N. W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.58 to 30.10 - 1st asst repairing garden fence - Keeper washing 2nd asst removing water in his celler.

2: Moderate breeze to light W. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.23 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper writing in Office today

3: Fresh breeze to Gale S. these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60

4: Moderate breeze S. West to West these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours requent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain showers - 1st & 2nd assts went to newport after supplies - The Gale yesterday loosened lightning rod on Tower - Barometer 29.60 to 29.95

5: Moderate and fresh breeze S. to S. W. and West thse 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.95 - General duties for the day - 1st asst taking covers off of Mineral oil cases preparing to empty (???) them

6: Light West to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair & dou (???) dry - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.95 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and assts renailing Lightning Rod on Tower that became loosened in the Gale of the 3rd Also replaced signal halyards on flag pole that the gale broke

7: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.62 to 29.73 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day

8: Gale E to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.46 - Keeper washing and cleaning in his quarters - Also writing in the Office

9: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.46 to 29.68 - 1st asst went fishing Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

10: Fresh breeze East thse 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 - 1st asst showing one visitor in Tower - Keeper & 2nd asst working on road

11: Fresh breeze East to S. East these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.55 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallons of oil in Oil butts - 2nd asst working in shop

12: Gale S. E to South and S. W. first part of 24 hours with rain squalls - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. W. to fresh breeze S. rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden

13: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with light rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies and to meet his Sister from East left at 1. P.M. - 2nd asst went to Newport after clams

14: Light East wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear & cool - Sea very smooth - Barometer30.10 to 29.95 - 2nd asst woking on the road next to Beach - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper returned to Station at 2.30. P.M.

15: Light East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to meet his Sister coming from the East left the sta at 8.30. A.M.

16: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.15 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden - Keeper returned to station at 30.30 P.M.

17: Light East wind thse 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.95 - 2nd asst cleaning out Barn & putting dressing on garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1902 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

December 18: Fresh breeze East to light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst washing - Keeper writing in Office

19: Light wind to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 to 29.86 - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer

20: Fresh breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.13 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies 1st asst went fishing

21:Light S. East wind these 24 hours fair and cloudy during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.13 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail - 1st asst went fishing - 1st & 2nd asst showing seven visitors in Tower

22: Gale to fresh breeze South to S. W. with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light West to South wind light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - 2nd asst working in shop - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper washing & working on quarterly reports

23: Fresh breeze S. E. to East dry to rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to Gale South with rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.68 - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst working in shop

24: Gale and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp and light rain showers - Sea rough - 2nd asst working in shop - Barometer 29.68 to 29.62 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly reports

25: Fresh to moderate breeze and Gale South these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.38 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 2nd asst working in shop

26: Gale to fresh breeze South to S. W. and West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls during 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 29.38 to 29.73 - 1st ast went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in Office

27: Fresh and moderate breeze S. W. to S. East and N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail and snow squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports

28: Light N. West to S. East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 30.20 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport ater mail and supplies

29: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair and cloudy - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.25 to 30.00 - 1st asst working on the road and went fishing - 2nd asst showing six visitors in Tower & working in shop - Keeper writing in Office

30: Fresh breeze and gale to light wind South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.82 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports

31: Light wind to fresh breeze and Gale South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.45 - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation to post mail & get supplies Left sta at 2. P.M.

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1903 January 1: Fresh breeze North to light S. East wind these 24 hours with light rain and fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.40 to 30.05 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing & takeing covers off of coal oil cases - 2nd asst returned at 9. A.M.

2: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.95 to 30.04 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst washing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and to mail Pay Rolls.

3: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours with rain and thick - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.20 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden and working in shop - 1st asst went fishing.

4: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.20.

5: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and high dry fog - Last part of 24 hours damp fog - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.15 - Keeper washing - 1st and 2nd asst putting 200 Gallons of oil in Oil butts - 1st asst went fishing.

6: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea Smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.00 - 2nd asst and Keeper cleaning furnace pipe & stove pipe for Keeper - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself - 1st asst & Keeper half mile from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 - Keeper and assts cleaning chimney flue in Dwelling - 1st asst went fishing.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood.

9: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers -Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea little rough - Barometer 30.13 to 30.03 - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper cleaning out his celller.

10: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and little cool - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.04 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood about one mile from sta for himself.

11: Light east wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.16 - 1st asst went fishing and digging Rock-Oysters on North beach - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.24 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - Keeper washing - 2nd asst cutting wood one mile from Sta for himself - Also digging Rock Oysters.

13: Moderate breeze and light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 30.08 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd cutting wood for himself for next year.

14: Fresh breeze East to light North East wind dry and warm these 24 hours - Barometer 29.98 to 29.92 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing four visitors in the Tower - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself about one mile from Station.

15: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd asst washing & working in the garden - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working in the shop and writing in the Office.

16: Moderate breeze East to S. East and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

17: Light South to S. East wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 today - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went one half mile from the Sta to see about getting wood for next year.

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1903 January 18: Moderate fresh breeze South these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain and damp to fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.16 to 29.93 - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze S. West to West and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry to rain - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

20: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.00 to 29.82 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning Lens and Lamp and all brass work in lantern - Keeper writing in office.

21: Light wind to moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 - Keepert & assts polishing brass work - 2nd asst working in shop - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

22: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & damp - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - Keeper working in garden - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself & Keeper for next year.

23: Gale to fresh breeze and light South wind tehse 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.65 to 29.95 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst making a cold frame in shop & ??? ???

24: Fresh to moderate breeze South to S. West and W. these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.38 to 29.55 - 2nd asst making cold frames and putting glass in window rack.

25: Fresh breeze West with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind & rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.65 to 29.90 - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26: Fresh breeze East to light North wind these 24 hours with rain and snow - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.05 - General duties for the day - 1st asst taking covers off of Coal Oil cases (???) preparing to empty them - Keeper showing 2nd asst how to put in new wicks.

27: Light East to S. East and variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.05 to 29.50 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on road - 2nd asst working in shop.

28: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail and snow - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair. Sea moderately smooth - Baromter 29.50 to 29.85 - General duties for day - 2nd asst working in shop & putting on garden dressing.

29: Fresh breeze to gale S. East to South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze S.W to West - light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.75 - 2nd asst sawing wood in his celler.

30: Light South wind to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours hail and snow - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.46 - Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallon of Mineral oil in Oil butts - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

31: Moderate breeze S. West with hail and snow squalls for these 24 hours - Sea rough - Generaly duties for the day - Barometer 29.45 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & post reports & get the mail - 2nd asst was working in the shop.

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JOURNAL of Light-House Station at Yaquina Head Oregon 1903 RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c. February 18 (continued): 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

19: Light S. East to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 30.10 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in shop and cutting wood today.

20: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with fair and warmer weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

21: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in shop and garden - Keeper writing in Office today.

22: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours dry and fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.98 - 1st asst went fishing.

23: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 30.12 - Keeper writing in Office and washing - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst sawing wood in celler.

24: Light variable winds to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.32 - 1st asst working in his part of garden and sooding grounds - Keeper cleaning walls in his Kitchen and completing requisition for annual supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood.

25: Light North wind high dry fog and fair these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.14 - Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

26: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.14 to 30.06 - Keeper and 1st asst spading garden - 2nd asst washing - Keeper and assts putting 200 Gallons of Mineral oil in Oil butts - 1st & 2nd assts showing five visitors in tower.

27: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.06 -Keeper and assts planting garden - 2nd asst cutting wood - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on Monthly reports today .

28: Fresh to strong breeze and light East wind these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties dor the day - Barometer 30.04 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon 1903 RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c. March 1: Light East wind and variable winds first part of 24 hours with clear weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and high dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for day -Barometer 29.92 - Keeper showing two visitors in Tower - 2nd asst went to Newport to buy a bow today.

2: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.66 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

3: Light North to S.E. & South wind these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.62 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - General duties for day.

4: Light wind to moderate breeze East to north these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.72 - Keeper planting garden - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst went fishing and working in the garden.

5: Light wind to moderate breeze East to North these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours clear and cool - Last part of 24 hours high dry fog & fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.82 - 1st asst showing visitors in Tower - Keeper & 2nd asst working on wood in the woods.

6: Fresh breeze S. East to S. and S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper cording wood in woods one half mile from the sta - 2nd asst working in shop & garden half mile from station.

7: Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.60 - 2nd asst W.P. Ford working in the shop - Keeper writing in the Office today.

8: Fresh breeze S. to West and light S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.51 to 29.90 Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for day - 2nd asst working in the shop.

9: Fresh breeze to gale S.W. to S. rain these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.85 - 2nd asst working in the shop.

10: Heavy Gale South these 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.50 - The wire fence on North side of bluff blew down.

11: Gale South to fresh breeze North west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper and assts repairing wire fence Wagon house door and other small repairs - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.50 to 29.90.

12: Light North & East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.84 - 1st asst repairing roof and other repairs on his Dwelling caused from the late Gale - he also went fishing - 2nd asst washing and putting glass in storm windows in front of Dwelling - Keeper also putting glass in storm sash - Had two visitors today.

13: Light North to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp and cool - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.84 to 29.66 - Keeper working on Quarterly report to Inspector & Engineer - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst throwing old wire over bluff - Barometer 29.66 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15: Light variable to North winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went two miles from the sta for recreation - Barometer 29.80 to 29.86 - U.S. Steamer Columbine passed sta at 3. P.M. for Yaquina to put in Buoys Then left South at 5. P.M.

16: Light North and East wind to moderate breeze North with clear and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.88 - 1st asst went fishing and planting garden - 2nd asst went one half mile from station to fix fence prepairing to plant garden & working in shop - Keeper working in shop & garden - U.S. Steamer Collumbine passed the station going North at 3.00 P.M.

17: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail - 2nd asst planting garden 1/2 mile from sta - Keeper spading garden today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

March

18 Light east wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.18 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - Keeper went to the woods cording wood - 2nd asst prepairing to make garden one half mile from station.

19 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing & cleaning out spring in pasture - 2nd asst and Keeper shading and planting garden - Keeper writeing in office.

20 Fresh breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd asst washing - Keeper and 1st asst planting garden - 1st asst also went fishing - Keeper writeing in office.

21 Moderate breeze & light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst makeing garden one half mile from sta - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

22 Light north to S.E. wind & calm with clear fine weather these 24 hours - 1st and 2nd assts showing eight visitors in tower - Barometer 29.84 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day.

23 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st & 2nd assts takeing covers off of coal oil cases - Barometer 29.96 - 2nd asst working in garden one half mile from the sta.

24 Light north wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 - 2nd asst shading garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writeing in office & planting garden.

25 Light variable winds with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.72 - 1st asst washing - 2nd asst working in his garden one half mile from sta - Keeper working on reports to Inspector & Engineer.

26 Moderate breeze south to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.90 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writeing in office.

27 Light S. east to east wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.60 - General duties for the day. Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Keeper also writeing in office & planting garden - 2nd asst working in shop today.

28 Fresh breeze S. east to S. and S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.78 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail - 2nd asst working in the shop today.

29 Light S. east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.55 - 1st asst went to Portland on important business & to procure supplies - Left sta at 8 A.M.

30 Light variable winds to fresh breeze and gale south these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth to rough - Barometer 29.55 to 29.32 - 2nd asst working in the shop - Keeper washing and completing quarterly & monthly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

31 Light W. to S. east wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. east wind to moderate breeze north clear fine weather - Sea smooth -General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 - 2nd asst went to Newport to mail reports & get mail & supplies.

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1903

March

18 Light east wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.18. 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - Keeper went to the woods ??? wood - 2nd asst preparing to make garden one half mile from station.

19 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing & cleaning out spring in pasture - 2nd asst and keeper shading and planting garden - Keeper writing in office.

20 Fresh breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 - 2nd asst washing - Keeper and 1st asst planting garden - 1st asst also went fishing - Keeper writing in office.

21 Moderate breeze & light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst making garden one half mile from sta - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

22 Light north to S.E. wind & calm with clear fine weather these 24 hours - 1st and 2nd assts showing eight visitors in tower - Barometer 29.84 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day.

23 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st & 2nd assts takeing covers off of coal oil cases - Barometer 29.96 - 2nd asst working in garden one half mile from the sta.

24 Light north wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 - 2nd asst shading garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office & planting garden.

25 Light variable winds with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.72 - 1st asst washing - 2nd asst working in his garden one half mile from sta - Keeper working on reports to inspector & engineer.

26 Moderate breeze south to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.90 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office.

27 Light S. east to east wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.60 - General duties for the day. Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Keeper also writeing in office & planting garden - 2nd asst working in shop today.

28 Fresh breeze S. east to S. and S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.78 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail - 2nd asst working in the shop today.

29 Light S. east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.55 - 1st asst went to Portland on important business & to procure supplies - Left sta at 8 A.M.

30 Light variable winds to fresh breeze and gale south these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth to rough - Barometer 29.55 to 29.32 - 2nd asst working in the shop - Keeper washing and completing quarterly & monthly reports to inspector & engineer.

31 Light W. to S. east wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. east wind to moderate breeze north clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 - 2nd asst went to Newport to mail reports & get mail & supplies.

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1903

April

1 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear and fine first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers from the north & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst washing - Keeper writing in office - Barometer 29.85 to 30.06 today.

2 Moderate breeze north to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - 2nd asst working in his part of the garden - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 to 30.30 - 1st asst returned to station at 10 A.M. from Portland & Oregon City - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.30 to 30.20 - 2nd asst putting two clothes post in yard - Keeper went trout fishing 2 miles from sta.

4 Light west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain hail & snow squalls - Last part of 24 hours fair & cool - Sea rough - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - General duties for day - 1st asst went trout fishing - 2nd went to working in his garden one half mile from the station.

5 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.10 to 30.12 - Keeper writing in the office today.

6 Fresh breeze south to S.W. to light W. wind with rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 - General duties for day - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper washing.

7 Fresh breeze W. to S. west to light west wind these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst takeing covers off of coal oil cases to empty them.

8 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 - 2nd asst cutting and cording wood one mile from the station for keepers.

9 Light west wind to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent hail showers - Last part of 24 hours fair & cloudy - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

10 Light north wind with snow squalls these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 today.

11 Light S. east to variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & snow - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.12 to 30.30 today - 2nd asst W.P. Ford working in his garden one half mile from station.

12 Light east to south wind these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.02 - 2nd asst showing three visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing.

13 Light S.E. to E. and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 29.80 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst showing wood in his cellar.

14 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain & snow squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst working in shop - Barometer 29.80 to 29.65 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.76 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst washing and shading in his garden.

16 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 29.76 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst working in the shop and garden today.

17 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.76 to 29.92 - Keeper went trout fishing 2 1/2 miles from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in garden.

18 Light south to S.W. and west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather.

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1903

May

1 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.27 today. Keeper and assts putting mineral oil in oil butts - Keeper and 2nd asst planting garden - 1st asst went fishing on the rocks outside of station.

2 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.27 to 30.04 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst digging clams on the beach and cording wood for keeper & assts one half mile from the station.

3 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 - 2nd asst went for a short walk - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had four visitors today.

4 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 29.98 - Keeper washing - 1st asst cleaning house to paint same - 2nd asst showing one visitor in tower & working in garden.

5 Moderate breeze to light wind north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.82 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

6 Moderate breeze S. to west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick and rain - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 30.09 - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing & cleaning paint brushes - 2nd asst planting garden.

7 Light W. to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and assts painting on the barn today - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

8 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and assts painting on barn and mixing paint to paint dwelling - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing.

9 Light variable wind first part of 24 hours with little damp weather - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts painting on dwelling - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail.

10 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with light rain & thick weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 - General duties for the day.

11 Light south wind with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind heigh dry fog. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 to 29.84 - 1st asst repairing ladders to paint with - Keeper putting up stage to paint dwelling - 2nd asst ???.

12 Light north to south wind and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and cloudy - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper working in his part of garden - 2nd asst went after a pig three miles from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

13 Fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.73 to 29.89 - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst cording wood for keeper and assts half mile from station.

14 Light S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.16 - Keeper and assts painting on keepers dwelling - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05. Keeper & assts painting on dwelling and putting up stage in rear of dwelling.

16 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with frequent hail & rain squalls - Barometer 30.04 - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Fresh to moderate breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair. Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 30.04 to 30.15 - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

18 Light S. west wind to moderate breeze W. to N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - Keeper washing - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

May

19 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.93 - 1st asst showing eight visitors in tower & whitewashing in his quarters - 2nd asst cording wood - Keeper weeding garden.

20 Light variable winds to moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 to 29.74 - 1st asst cleaning and painting in his quarters - 2nd asst washing and other work in his quarters.

21 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & warmer. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 30.05 - Keeper and assts painting on keepers dwelling - 2nd asst working in his part of garden.

22 Light variable winds to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for the day.

23 Moderate breeze to light wind North first part of 24 hours with clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 30.04 - 1st and 2nd assts painting on keepers dwelling - Keeper went to Newport after men to work on road leading to light station and procure supplies.

24 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.98 - General duties for the day.

25 Moderate breeze N. to light south wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.90 - 1st asst whitewashing fences - 2nd asst putting alabastine on rooms in his part of dwelling - Keeper writing in office & washing. By order of Major W.L.Langfit Engineer 13th Light House District the keeper of this station is authorized to expend $250.00 in repairing road leading to the station - Keeper has employed Mr. Briggs - Mr. Birch - Mr. Ford and Mr. Greenbrooks.

26 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather - Sea quite rough - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning inside of lantern prepairing to paint same - Keeper & assts painted 1st asst house - 1st asst whitewashing tight board fence in front of dwelling - Keeper went over to beach to see laborers about working on the road.

27 Light north to south wind and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper & assts painting white in lantern - 2nd asst working in garden and shop - Keeper went over to road next to the beach to see the men at work on the road.

28 Moderate breeze to light south wind & calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.10 - Keeper went over to the road to look after men working there repairing it - Keeper and assts painting in lantern & watch room - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29 Light south wind with thick fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.00 - Keeper and assts cleaning and whitewashing inside of the tower - 1st asst whiteing tight board fence - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper went to the beach to oversee repairing road leading to station.

30 Light 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 & fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper went over on the road to see the men working on the road.

31 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd asst went over on beach after clams - Keeper went to Newport to post mail.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

June

1 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair & cool. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.94 - Keeper & assts went to Newport to vote & procure supplies - 1st asst whitewashing fences.

2 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 to 30.08 - Keeper & assts painted store house & water closet - 1st and 2nd assts whitewashing - Keeper went to look after men working on road.

3 Light north wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper & assts painted dome & parapet black - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper went over on road to see the men.

4 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.24 - Keeper and assts cleaning lennes and plate glass of lantern also painting inside of tower - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quarters - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - Laborers working on road.

5 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather & thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.26 today. Keeper and assts painted bracketts on tower today - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper and 2nd asst went over to road where laborers are at work.

6 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.26 to 29.98 - Keeper and assts painted base of tower scrubbed floors painted office floor and door stools celler doors & pump & tower windows - Keeper went over to road to oversee the men working there - 2nd asst working in garden.

7 Fresh breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with very warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.93 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had six visitors today.

8 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 29.98 - Keeper washing painted steps celler doors & windows of dwelling and water tank at barn lead collor - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning lantern & painted iron railings black - Keeper & 2nd asst went over to road.

9 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.90 - Laborers working on road - Keeper went over to oversee them - 1st asst white washing garden fence - 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his kitchen.

10 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain thick fog and lightning - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper went over to road to oversee the laborers at work - Keeper also making new gate to replace the one that is worn out at beach - Barometer 29.90 to 29.85 - 2nd asst painting in his kitchen - 1st and 2nd asst whitewashing garden fence.

11 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 - 1st and 2nd assts painting in there quarters - Keeper went over to road to oversee the laborers working there.

12 Light S. wind and calm these 24 hours with fair weather and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 - Keeper & assts painting on covering of workroom lead collor painting steps of dwelling base of wood shed & whiteing fences - Keeper went over on road to oversee the men working there - 2nd asst went three miles from the station on important business - Keeper and assts emptying 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Had four visitors could not show them in tower on account of paint.

13 Moderate to fresh breee north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 29.89 - 1st asst whitewashing fences & painting step ladders - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Laborers working on road today.

14 Fresh breeze to light wind north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.89 to 29.70 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst working in his part of garden - Keeper writing in office today.

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Journal of Light-house station at Yaquina

1903

June

15 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and rain - Barometer 29.70 to 29.88 - Keeper went over on road to oversee laborers working on road and put a new gate next to beach. 1st asst cleaning out the paint shop and painting on lattice work in part of dwelling - 2nd asst painting lattice & washing today.

16 Light wind & moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.00 - Keeper went to oversee the men working on road - 1st and 2nd assts painting lattice work.

17 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.12 - Keeper overseeing men working on road - Had three visitors - 1st & 2nd assts painted lattice work - 1st & 2nd assts cutting grass - 2nd asst working in garden.

18 Light S. east to east and north wind these 24 hours with dry weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.95 - 1st and 2nd assts painted lattice window portch & steps in front of dwelling - Keeper went over on the road to overseethe men working there.

19 Light S.E. to N. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear & dry - Last part of 24 hours thick & heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05 - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower working in shop & cutting grass - 1st asst went to Newpot & cutting grass - Keeper went to oversee the road.

20 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Laborers working on road - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

21 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - Keeper & 1st asst showing thirteen visitors in tower - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - 2nd asst went 3 miles from sta on important business.

22 Moderate breeze S. to light S.W. and west wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 30.02 - Keeper washing & working on annual reports - 1st asst cutting grass & showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst cutting rass & working in garden.

23 Light S.E. to west wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst cutting grass and painted lattice in front of dwelling - 2nd asst went to Toledo on important business - Left sta at 4:30 A.M. Keeper working on annual & monthly reports.

24 Light wind S. east to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Sea smooth. Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 - Keeper went on beach after clams & showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing & showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst returned to sta at ___ P.M.

25 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - Keeper & 2nd asst went over on south beach after clams - 1st asst raking hay - 2nd asst weeding in garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Repairing of the road leading to sta completed today.

26 Light north wind to moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 - Keeper writing in office - 1st asst makeing hay - 2nd asst weeding in his garden.

27 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with thick fog and rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00. General duties for the day - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning chimneys - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

28 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and some fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper writeing in office - 1st asst makeing hay - 2nd asst weeding in his garden.

29 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper showing six visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaning chimneys & working in garden - 1st asst makeing hay - Keeper working on reports.

30 Moderate to fresh breeze north to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport to post the mail and procure supplies. 1st and 2nd asst putting hay in the barn & cleaning up the grounds - 2nd asst weeding & putting dressing on garden.

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