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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

March 1891

10: and fresh breeze N.W. clear fair and cool weather sea smooth - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden

11: Moderate and light N. W. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fair and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden.

12: Fresh to moderate breeze East to S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

13: Moderate and wind East to S. E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick weather and light rain showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Steamer George Chance crossed the bar - Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left at 10 A.M.

14: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper planting garden - 1st asst showing visitors in tower Had 4 visitors Today - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 1:00 am.

15: Light humid S. to S. East with fair weather during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze South rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

16: Light S. to S. East wind with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & Mr. I. L. Smith planting garden.

17: Light N.W. to S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate & fresh breeze S. E. to S. rain - Sea smooth - Keeper & Mr. I. L. Smith planting garden. - Also went fishing today.

18: Light S. East wind and fair weather first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Mr. Smith spading in garden - Keeper went to Newport on bussiness - Left the station at 9 A.M. - 1st asst also went to Newport.

19: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to West and N. West these 24 hours - Rain & fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze South with fog and light rain showers - during 24 hours sea little rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down a little.

21: Fresh breeze S. to S. W. West and N. West

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

March 1891

26 with frequent rain squalls - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper painting desk - Mr. Smith painting chair

27 Fresh breeze to light. West wind with rain shower during the 24 hours - Sea little rough. General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

28 Light N. W. wind with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

29 Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. E. to South wind fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went fishing

30 Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea little rough - Keepers putting 200 galls of Mineral Oil in oil room and went fishing - Keeper making out the quarterly and monthly reports - Had one visitor

31 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather during the 24 hours - Sea smoothing down - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper and Mr. Smith went fishing - Keeper also marking out the reports

April

1 Fresh breeze East to the light S. East wind dry and fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to moderate breeze N.W. rain. Sea smooth - Mr. Smith went fishing today - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Steamers Willamette Valley & George Chance arrived today.

2 Light N.W. to N. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N.W. fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport. Keeper Mr. F. M. Plummer went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 9 A.M.

3 Moderate breeze N.W. to light to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 1. P. M.

4 Light to moderate & fresh breeze S.E. to S. and N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going up. General duties for the day.

5 Light N.W. to S.E. wind to fresh breeze and gals during 24 hours, first part of 24 hours with fog showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea moderately smooth- General duties for day - Barometer going down.

6 Gale to fresh and moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is going up a little

7 Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport .

8 Light West to S. East wind damp during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

9 Light to moderate breeze S to S. East with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - The barometer is going up. Keeper returned to the station at 5:00 P.M.

10 Light to S. E. wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

April 1891

10 part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea rough. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

11 Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing up North beach.

12 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer is going down slowly - Light House Tender Manzanita arrived sometime during the morning and crossed the bar at 2:30 P.M.

13 Light E. to S. E. wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Isaac L. Smith and 1st asst went fishing today - Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

15 Light East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

16 Moderate breeze south to light variable wind & calm first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours Moderate breeze N.W. cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today - L.H. Tender Manzanita crossed Yaquina bar bound for Astoria this morning.

17 Fresh breeze N. West with frequent fog showers during these 24 hours - Sea little rough - 1st asst went to Newport and working in garden - Keeper making out requisition for the annual supplies for station the next year.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers cleaning out chicken house and making out requisition for supplies.

19 Light to moderate breeze N.W. to S.E. and South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went trout fishing - Had three visitors today.

20 Light S.E. to variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

21 Light variable winds cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to a gale S.E. to South cloudy and little damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Chance sailed today - Mr. Smith went to Newport on important business left station at 8 A.M.

22 Gale to strong & fresh breeze south with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer going up a little. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 4 P.M.

23 Moderate breeze S. to S. East and S. West these 24 hours with some showery weather. General duties for the day. Sea very rough. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived but to rough to cross bar.

24 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S. East and S. West with rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The bar to rough for steamer to cross Today. Mr. I. L. Smith went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 8 A.M.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

April 1891

25 Light S.E. and East wind to South. Fresh breeze and gale these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamette Valley crossed bar today - Keeper went up north beach - 1st asst went to Newport - Mr. Smith arrived at the cape at 11:30 AM

26 Strong breeze S. to light S.East wind and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze to a gale south with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 8 A.M.

27 Strong breeze to light South wind with hard rain during the 24 hours - Sea very rough. General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 5:00 P.M.

28 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. and S. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport

29 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. little cloudy first part of 24 hours - fair weather last part Sea smooth - Keeper went fishing and working in the garden - 1st asst & Mr. Smith also working in garden. - Str Willamette Valley sailed today.

30 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith went trout fishing today.

May

1 Moderate and light N.W. winds first part of 24 hours with clear fair weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N.W. little foggy - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport.

2 Fresh and moderate breeze to light N.W. wind and thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. to South wind fair weather and heigh dry fog - General duties for day - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport.

3 Fresh and moderate breeze South damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South. Damp. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went 10 miles up the coast.

4 Fresh breeze to moderate wind during these 24 hours with hard rain most of the time - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

5 Light S.E. wind and rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds damp - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Had three visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer arrived today.

6 Light to moderate breeze S.W. to South rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South to N.W. wind showery - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Smith sawing wood on the beach.

7 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours little damp but mostly fair weather - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today - Sea smooth - Two visitors today - Keeper & Mr. Smith sawing wood on beach - Keepers painting on picket fence today.

8 Moderate breeze to light wind and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fair weather - Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport on business - 1st asst and Mr. I.L. Smith painting the picket fence.

9 Fresh breeze to light and fresh breeze - There 24 hours clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers painting on picket fence and completed it today - The barometer is going down a little.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

May 1891

24 Light N.West wind these 24 hours with damp fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

25 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth. Keepers painting dome railings & parapet - Also whitewashing inside of tower.

26 Light S. to S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours with light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went after razor clams. Keepers painting lantern floor stairs and watchroom floor black also getting stage ready to paint Bracketts - 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

27 Light variable winds cloudy but dry these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - The barometer is going down a little - Keepers painting the bracketts and getting stage ready and mixing paint to paint tower.

28 Light S. to S.W. and West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with some fog showers mostly first part of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the main part of tower white and putting away staging.

29 Moderate and light S. to S.E. and S.W. winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith painting tower winds and base of tower.

30 Light South wind and calm damp during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport to attend decoration day.

31 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today.

June

1 Light N.W. wind & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left station at 8 A.M. - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working on the road today.

2 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. Keeper returned to the station at 8 A.M. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 1 P.M. Keepers painting iron railings and floor black - 1st asst and Mr. I.L. Smith working on the road today.

3 Moderate breeze to light N.W. and North wind these 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst cleaning and painting in his quarters. Keepers also painting window sash in tower and oil room also chimneys of oil house and steps of dwelling and cellar doors.

4 Light N.W. to S.E. wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting the grass inside of the yard - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

5 Light South wind these 24 hours with little damp and cloudy - Sea smooth - 1st asst painting in his quarters and working in garden & cutting grass - Mr. Smith also working in the garden today.

6 Light S. to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea very little rough - 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst also painting in his quarters and cleaning weeds from the brick walk around dwelling - Keeper writing out the reports.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

June 1891

22 General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 7:30 A.M.

23 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather - Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

24 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp and little light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather wind light N.W. - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper writing on the reports - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport.

25 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours some light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today - Had two visitors.

26 Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper writing out the annual returns.

27 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport. Had 12 visitors today.

28 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 29 visitors - Keeper showing visitors into the tower.

29 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on business. Mr. Smith left the station at 8 A.M. for the Willamette Valley after two horses for the keeper. 1st asst scrubbing hall and oil room floors.

30 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea smooth. 1st asst went to Newport. - Keeper making out the reports today - Had twelve visitors.

July

1 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty two visitors today.

2 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh (sp) dry fog - Sea very smooth. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport - Had fourteen visitors.

3 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - Had sixteen visitors - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower. Mr. Isaac L. Smith returned to the station from Willamette Valley at 7 P.M.

4 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Had 12 visitors.

5 Light S. East to S. wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - General duties for day - Had sixty eight visitors.

6 Light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport - 1st asst and Mr. Smith showing visitors in the tower - Keeper painting the covers of oil-butts.

7 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm cloudy but dry - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

July 1891

7 Had twenty two visitors - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport.

8 Light variable wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went up North - beach.

9 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry and very warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst & Mr. Smith went fishing - 1st also went to Newport.

10 Moderate breeze South with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

11 Light N.W. wind with frequent fog showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm little damp. - Sea smooth - General duties for day. Had two visitors today - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

12 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Keepers showing visitors in tower - General duties for day - Had twelve visitors

13 Moderate and light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours with fog - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport.

14 Moderate N.W. wind fair weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 1st asst cutting thistle from the yard - Had 12 visitors - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport on business - Left the station at 1 P.M.

15 Moderate and light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours with fog - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 14 visitors - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

16 Fresh breeze to moderate and light N.W. wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Had 9 visitors. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

17 Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting weeds from around dwelling - Had 6 visitors - General duties for day.

18 Light N.W. wind and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting grass & weeds around dwelling. Also showing visitors in tower - Had seven visitors today - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport today.

19 Light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Had 6 visitors today.

20 Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had fourteen visitors today - Keeper went to Newport on business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

21 Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Had 26 visitors. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

22 Fresh to moderate breeze to light N.W. wind these 24 hours fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - Mr. Smith went hunting - Keeper & 1st asst putting hay in barn - Had thirty visitors.

23 Light variable winds and calm with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze South thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Mr. Smith went to Newport. - Had 23 visitors today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

August 1891

20 the wood to the keepers - General duties for the day 1st asst went to Newport after mail - Had thirty two visitors today.

21 Fresh to moderate breeze and light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport - Had eighteen visitors today. Mr. Isaac L. Smith went to Newport and took the oath of office as 2nd asst at this station.

22 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had twenty three visitors today - The barometer is going down a little today. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 9 A.M.

23 Fresh to moderate and strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Had thirty two visitors. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M. - Mr. I.L. Smith 2nd asst went to a wedding at Newport - Left the station at 9 A.M.

24 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Had nine visitors today. Keeper went to Newport after a new pump for cistern. Mr. I.L. Smith 2nd asst returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

25 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning out hen house - Had thirty four visitors.

26 Moderate breeze N.W. to light south wind with thick damp fog - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind smookey & warm - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst whitewashing hen-house - 1st asst went to Newport. Had twenty eight visitors today. Willamette Valley sailed today.

27 Light N.W. to south wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Keeper also repairing horse stall in barn - Had twelve visitors today.

28 Light south wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Had fourty five visitors today - Keeper F.M. Plummer went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 9 A.M.

29 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during these 24 hours - General duties for the day. Had twenty one visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper Mr. F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 10 A.M.

30 Light N.W. wind with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Had nine visitors today.

31 Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Mr. Watson brought 19 chickens to Keeper & 2nd asst - Had nine visitors today.

September 1991

1 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather but smooky - Sea smooth - Had 25 visitors - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst. went to Newport - Keeper got the [galvanized pipe]] today for house.

2 Light N.W. to S wind with thick damp fog during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - Had three visitors - General duties for the day - Keeper digging a few potatoes today.

3 Light South wind and calm with thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate N.W. wind clearing weather - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport.

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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

July

17: [continued from preceding page] fog showers first part cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had seventeen visitors today.

18: Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear, fine weather during the 24 hours. sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working in garden and showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

19: Light N.W. to East wind and calm first part of 24 hours, with cloudy weather but dry. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting 2nd ass't's back steps and pump covering. Had six visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport.

20: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm. Sea very smooth. Had fourteen visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

21: Light N. West to S.E. wind and calm first part of 24 hours with little damp weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper weeding out his garden & showing visitors in tower.

22: Light N.West wind and calm with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W., clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper showing visitors in tower. 1st ass't went fishing. Had eight visitors today.

23: Light N. West to East wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing visitors in tower. Had 34??? visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport. Steamer George M. Chance??? crossed Yaquina bar at 5 A.M.

24: Light wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with with high dry fog during most of 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had seventeen visitors today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little thick damp fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 26 visitors today. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower & went fishing. A.H. Hampton, Mr. George Washington & an Indian were crossing the bar this morning and were capsized but were picked up by another boat and were saved.

26: Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirteen visitors today. 1st ass't went fishing today. Keeper showing visitors in tower. U.S. Steamer Marzanita??? passed by light going north at 6 P.M. 2nd ass't returned to station at 7.30 P.M. from his 21 days leave of Absence.

27: Light N. West wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Had seven visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower & went fishing. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on important business.

28: Light South wind & calm and variable winds these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours. General duties for the day. Had twenty-one visitors today. 1st & 2nd ass'ts went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower.

29: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind and calm, cloudy and some fog but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't showing 32 visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport.

30: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't showering visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had eight visitors today.

31: Light S. East wind and calm first part of 24 hours with high, dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather with calm & light N. West wind. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had eighteen visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

August

1: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours, little cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower and watering his garden. Keeper sawing wood. Had 18 visitors. Mr. Isaac L. Smith, 2nd ass't, went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9. A.M.

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1893 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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1891

Feb 22: duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today- 2nd asst Issac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left station at 10 A.M.

23: Light S.W. to West and N. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours- fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing also 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst I. L. Smith returned to station at 1:30 A.M.

24: Light variable winds there 24 hours with light fog showers. Last part 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day- Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst also packing wood from beach. 2nd asst not feeling well went 15 miles from station to see Dr. Rich. Left the station at 2.00 P.M.

25: Fresh & strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with frequent rain hail and snow squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer stands 30.5 today. Keeper getting ready to put 200 gallons of oil in oil room. Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood.

26: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil room. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Mr. Isaac L. Smith 2nd asst returned to the station at 7 P.M. from Toledo where he had been to see Dr. Rich.

27: Light N. West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst also working in the garden today.

28: Light S.E. to N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

March 1: Light N. West wind there 24 hours first part of 24 hours little cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper 2nd asst went to Newport . 1st asst went fishing.

2: Light N.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Light part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst working in the garden also went to Newport. Keeper went fishing.

3: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Ke (-eper) sawing wood up at the garden also working in the garden. 1st asst spadeing up his part of the garden.

4: Light variable wind to fresh breeeze east these 24 hours with fair and warm weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden today - 2nd asst went to Newport.

5: Light North wind first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with clear fine and warm weather- Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

6: Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S and S. West thse 24 hours with fair weather durring 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers working in garden. 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived and crossed Yaquina bar today.

7: Moderate to fresh breeze and gale South & S. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer went down to 29.40. 1st asst Edward Rice Went to Newport after the mail.

8: Light N. West to North wind first part of 24 hours with light rain showers. Last part of 24 hour moderate breeze N. West fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing and working in garden. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for San fransisco today.

9: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. to West with rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies today. Mr. Isaac L. Smith 2nd asst went to Newport to see his sister she being quite sick. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

November 9: quite rough - Keeper waiting on Mrs. Plummer - 1st and 2nd Asst killing two pigs one for Keeper & one for 2nd asst.

10: Light wind to moderate breeze N. West to East these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst cutting and packing two pigs - Keeper also waiting on Mrs. Plummer - 1st asst went to Newport.

11: Light East & S. East wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper waiting on Mrs. Plummer - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over to Newport - Steamer Willamette Vally sailed today.

12: Light N. East & North wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper waiting on Mrs. Plummer - Mr. Isaac L. Smith 2nd asst left the station for Portland at 2 P.M. as a witness on the Alac Blanchard case. 1st asst went fishing.

13: Light East to N. & N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper repacking pork - 1st asst working in the garden and also went fishing today.

14: Light wind to fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had one visitor today - 1st asst went fishing - also went to Newport after mail & medicine.

15: Moderate breeze to light wind N. East to East & S. East & South first part of 24 hours with fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light S. to N. West wind with thick damp weather a part of the time - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst also showing visitors in tower - Had seven visitors today - Keeper went over to Newport after some medicine for Mrs. Plummer.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and little cool - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Had one visitor today - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after some medicine for Mrs. Plummer.

17: Light N. West to variable winds and calm these 24 hours with clear fine cool & frosty - Sea very smooth - Keeper waiting on Mrs. Plummer and digging ditch in garden today - 1st Asst Edward Rice went fishing today.

18: Light variable to North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st Asst Edward Rice went fishing today - Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from Sanfrancisco for Yaquina city. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith returned from Portland at 3:30 P.M. where he has been as a witness on the Alac Blanchard case.

19: Light variable wind to moderate breeze S. East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours little cloudy - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer is 29.82 at 4 P.M.

20: Gale to moderate breeze S. to W.N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst putting dressing on the garden - Also went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21: Light variable wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to South wind with frequent rain moste of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst has a very bad cold - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today - 1st asst went fishing.

22: Fresh to strong breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & medicine for Mr. Smith & Mrs. Plummer.

23: Gale East to S. East & South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 2nd asst cold is much better - Ms. Plummer is also gaining every day.

24: Gale to fresh breeze these 24 hours with rain squalls during 24 hours - Sea very rough and very heigh tide - General duties for the day - The barometer is down to 29.20 most of 24 hours - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

25: Moderate breeze to light wind S.W. to West N. West first part of 24 hours with frequent light rain showers.

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1894 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1894

September

11 [continued from previous page]: showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst putting wood in his Wood-shed and went to Newport after mail. Had ten visitors today.

12: Light to moderate and fresh variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers with some thunder and lightning. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing nine visitors in the Tower. Keeper went to Newport.

13: Light South wind these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and went after mushrooms.

14: Light wind to moderate breeze S. to S.West wind these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower. Had four visitors.

15: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing today.

16: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 18 visitors today. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower. 1st asst went fishing and after Rock oysters. Three boats from Schooner Kate & Anne were Otter hunting off of Otter Rock. The Schooner Kate and Anne arrived south of the cape and anchored close of the cape at 4.30 P.M.

17: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ast working in the garden, fishing, and to Newport after the mail. Mr. Fitzpatrick hauled a load of wood to the station. Keeper putting wood into the cellar today. Had four visitors today. The crew of the schooner are hunting for sea Otter off of Otter Rock yesterday & today.

18: Light variable winds with frequent fog showers first part of 24 hours. Lat part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West clearing weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in the Tower. Had 12 visitors. Keeper went to Newport. Steamer Homer arrived at Newport from San Francisco at 11.30 P.M.

19: Light wind to moderate breeze N. to N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-room. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper showing 6 visitors in the Tower. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco. Steamer Scotia arrived from San Francisco. Schooner Kate & Anna left the cape and went over Yaquina bar to Newport but left three boats on the beach at the station; the crew are coming back and are going to hunt Oter at Otter Rock north of the cape and are camping on the beach.

20: Light N. to N.Wet wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 1st ast putting wood into cellar. The crew of Schooner Kate & Anne came from Newport to the beach at station to camp.

21: Light South wind with light rain and thick fog showers during these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper making out vouchers for Keepers' Salary. 1st asst went to Newport to take the mail. Mr Isaac L. Smith, 2nd asst, returned to the station at 6.30 P.M. from Willamett Valley where he has been on vacation.

22: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. Had three visitors today. Steamer Scotia sailed for San Francisco.

23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, clear, fine and warm weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. Had thee visitors. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9. A.M.

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December

12: Light variable winds with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room. Mr Whitten hauling sand. Mr Withers putting new valleys in room of Barn. Mason and laborer cementing walks today. 1st asst went to Newport. Steam schooner South Coast laying off the Yaquina bar trying to enter since the 7th of Dec.

13: Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Mr Withers finished repairing the barn. Mason Cementing in cellar and walks. Laborer laying tileing and digging in ground at base of tower getting ready to put strip for lightening rod. Mr Isaac L. Smith received orders from Commander O.W. Farenholt to proceed to Umpqua light to arrive there not later than Dec 29th.

14: Light wind S. East to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst packing house-hold goods ready to move to Unpqua Light Station. Mr Withers putting pipe and coak??? for the new lightening rod on the tower. Also putting a new cover over Cistern. And putting conductor from Dwelling to Cistern. Mason cementing walks and cellar floor. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco.

15: Light N.W. to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 2nd asst packing up his things preparing to leave the station tomorrow for Umpqua light station on Steam Schooner Bandorville from Newport. Mr Withers fixing cover to Cistern. Mason plastering window working on walks.

16: Gale to fresh breeze S. E. to S. West with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper & 1st asst helping 2nd asst pack his house-hold good. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith left the station for Umpqua Light at 10 A.M. 1st sweeping and cleaning on 2nd asst Quarters he not having time to do it before going. Mr Withers completed cementing cellar floors and cementing the walks around the Keeper's Dwelling today.

17: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, little damp. Sea rough. Keeper & 1st asst helping Mr Withers put up new and take down old Lightening rod today. Mr Withers completing the new Window put in 2nd asst Quarters also conductors for Dwelling to cistern. 1st asst went to Newport after a piece of lightening rod.

18: Fresh breeze East to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain or a little damp. Sea a little rough. Mr Withers completed the repairs with the exception of the strip stacked on the tower for lightening rod. It is 4 ft too short. Keeper will solder the piece on when it arrives from Light House Engineer. Mr Whitten came after Mr Withers at 9 A.M. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning the grounds, shop and etc today.

19: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Greg Robarts crossed in over Yaquina bar. The barometer 29.42 at 3 P.M. and still going down.

20: Light wind to fresh breeze S. E. to South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light S. East wind with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail. Mr Jos. B. Hermann arrived at the station at 1 P.M. from Umpqua and went on duty as 2nd asst Keeper. I understand the Schooner Mary Gilbert of San Francisco was wrecked trying to enter Alsye harbor the 14th of December the wind dying out while entering. As near as I can find out there were no lives lost, but the vessel will be a total loss.

21: Moderate breeze to light wind S.E. to East with rain showers during these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General [continued on next page]

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