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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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Office of the Light House Inspector, Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon July 7th June 30th 1885

Sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of operations for the fiscal year ended June 30th 1885 In this district there are – Light-houses, and Lighted beacons ------------------------------ 39 Day of Unlighted beacons ------------------------------------------14 Fog signals operated by steam ------------------------------------4 Fog signals struck by machinery -----------------------------------2 Whistling –buoys in position ----------------------------------------2 Other buoys in position ----------------------------------------------127 Buoys, Duplicate, and spare ----------------------------------------106 Steamer, “Shubrick” Buoy tender and for supplies and Inspection – 1 Light-Houses The numbers preceding the names of the stations correspond with the List of Light Houses

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Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon July 26, 1873 Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the Month of June, 1873. Yaqunia Bay LH Ogn. Examined land with reference to 20 acres being sufficient for LH purposes. Cape Foulweather Lt Station Ogn. Shipped missing parts of Lantern from San Francisco. Sodded yard where wind was tearing away soil. Made arrangements for re-whitewashing tower. Probable Operations in July. Rewhitewashed Tower. Begin the erection of the Lantern. Point Adams Lt Station, Ogn. In company with Capt. Spotts LH Inspector, selected LH Site. Carefully examined different roads from Steamer landing as Fort Stevens, to proposed LH Site, and made rough plan & estimate for Road over the best route. Advertised for Proposals for Fog Signal Boilers for this station and New Dungeness LH Station, W.T. Cape Flattery Lt. Ho. W.T. Took men and materials to this station and area by completed carpenter work on Tank for Water. Commenced caulking tank. Probable Operations for July. Complete Tank and fill with water from cistern. Repair fog signal and put into operation. Stay rotten joists in Lt. House Very respectfully, Henry M Roberts Chairman Light-H0use Board. Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Washingotn DC Thirteenth District

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1888 jetty re-establish YB inquires Vol. 761

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United States Engineer Office Portland, Oregon, Dec. 17, 1887.

The Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Washington, D.C.

Sir:- I have the honor to submit the following report as to the present status of Yaquina Harbor, and as to whether the harbor improvements have been completed, and warranted the establishment of a light there. Yaquina Bay affords ample harbor accommodation; but at present vessels of deep draught cannot enter, as there is only about 12 feet depth of water over the bar, in the deepest channel, at low-water. The average range of tide is about 7 feet. There is little or nothing in the way of local resources to build up a commerce of any extent; but as an outlet to an important railroad, the harbor is rapidly growing in importance. Its future growth will depend much upon the improvement of the entrance to the harbor, and also upon the extension of the railroad to a connection with a trans continental line. At present, almost the only vessels entering and leaving the port are the passenger steamers running from Yaquina City to San Francisco. A jetty nearly 3,000 feet long has been constructed by the government, on the south side of the entrance. The results thus

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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875

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March 5 2

Sir:

I have to inform you that the lantern for Cape Foulweather will be shipped to you, care of Col. Williamson at San Francisco, by the next steamer from New York.

The lantern had better remain at San Francisco till arrangements can be made between you and Col. Williamson to have it shipped direct from San Francisco to Yaquina Bay.

Very Respectfully,

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Major H.M. Robert Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L.H. Engineer Portland, Oregon

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March 5 2

Sir:

Please to have the lantern for Cape Foulweather (reported by Ames & Co. of Chicopee, Mass. to be ready) inspected, and if up to the requirements of the contract, see that it is shipped at the expense of Ames & Co. on board steamer for California. The boxes should b e marked "Major H.M. Robert, Care of Col. R.S. Williamson, Light House Engineer, San Francisco, California", and the bill of lading sent to the latter.

Very Respectfully,

George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Col. J. C. Woodruff Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L.H. Engineer New York City

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March 5 2

Gentlemen:

In reply to your letter of the 2nd instant, I have to inform you that Col Woodruff, the Engineer of the 3rd Light House District, has been requested to have the lantern for Cape Foulweather Light House duly inspected, and if up to the requirements of the contract, to see that it is shipped on board steamer for California. The boxes will be marked "Major H.M. Robert, care of Major R.S. Williamson, Light House Engineer, San Francisco, California".

Very respectfully,

George Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

Ames Man. Company Chicopee, Mass.

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Box 45 CF missing boxes of lens glass and skylights 1873

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January 29 (187)3

Sir: The Engineer of the 3rd Light House District informs this Office that he has ordered fourteen prismatic light covers to be shipped to you by steamer to Portland, Oregon, for the Cape Foulweather Light Station.

Very respectuflly. George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary.

Major H. M. Robert. Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. L. H. Engineer. Portland, Maine.

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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of a light-house site and have the honor to state that in my opinion the deed of conveyance from Lester P. Baldwin and wife to the United States, executed on the 11th of January last and offered for the acceptance of the government is sufficient to pass a valid title to the premises.

I am sir very respectfully Your obedient servant. (sig) A. T. Akerman. Attorney General.

Hon. Geo. S. Boatwell Secretary of the Treasury.

Mar.23. From Engineer Sec'y Maj. G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: Gen. Woodruff has today been requested to send you by the first steamer a 5th order lens, fixed 240° for Yaquina Bay Light House.

(SIDE BAR) Telegram Mar.25 From Engineer Sec'y Major G. H. Elliot. To Col. R. S. Williamson Corps Engineers.

Foulweather appropriation made. Yaquina reverts.

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From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

I have to inform you that the lantern for Cape Foulweather will be shipped to you, Care of Col. Williamson at San Francisco, by the next steamer from New York.

The lantern had better remain at San Francisco till arrangements can be made between you and Col. Williamson to have it shipped direct from San Francisco to Yaquina Bay.

Mar. 18.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

Your letter of the 1st instant relative to payment of bills incurred for Yaquina Bay Light House prior to July 1, 1871, is received.

No additional work should be undertaken at Yaquina without the authority of the Board.

Circular.

Mar. 19.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. TO Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

In sending requisitions on general appropriations, you will please send a letter of advice of the kind enclose, and of which it is supposed you have blank forms, giving in all cases the special objects of proposed expenditure.

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will not be paid for by the United States.

Apr. 2.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

On the 18th of November 1870, the Board requested that the President reserve Lots 3 and 4 of section 8, Township 11 W, Willamette Meridian, Oregon, for purposes of a Light House at Yaquina. Subsequently, after correspondence with the Engineer of the District, (then Major Williamson) there was purchased of Lester P. and Sophronia S. Baldwin. Lots 23 and 24, Section 7; Lot 5 and N. W. 1/4 of S. W. 1/4; and S. W. 1/4 of N. W. 1/4 of Section 8, of the same Township.

Lots 3 and 4 of Section 8 have been withdrawn from sale and can be reserved on application of the Board. Will you please to state whether in your opinion the reservation of the whole or a part of this land is to be desired, or whether it should be again opened for sale.

Please to reply at your earliest convenience.

Apr. 16.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir:

The Engineer of the 3rd Light House District informs this office that he has shipped to you, Care of Col. Williamson, San Francisco, California, by Panama Steamer 40 boxes con-

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inst. relative to the lantern for Cape Foulweather Light-station, Oregon, I beg to enclose in copy of a letter to Col. Williamson. Engr. 12th L. H. Dist., Enclosing bill of lading, for the lantern in question which was shipped to him for the Engineer of the 13th Dist., per steamer Ocean Queen in April last.

Very respectfully Your obdt. servant (sig.) I. C. Woodruff Engineer 3rd L. H. District.

Copy.

April 1st, 1872

Col. R. S. Williamson, U.S.A. L. H. Engineer 12th Dist. San Francisco, Cal.

Colonel:

Enclosed please find bill of lading invoice of Sixteen (16) cases containing Lantern for Cape Foulweather Lh-sta., also sixteen (16) pieces casting part of lantern shipped to you for Major H. M. Roberts, L. H. Engineer 13th Dist., March 30th, per steamer "Ocean Queen". When received please send one receipt for this shipment.

Very Respectfully (signed) A. Mac Cafferty By order Genl. I. C. Woodruff Engr. 3rd Dist.

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1873 are not essential to the lighting of the lens and it can be done without them, temporarily covering the holes. Enquiries will be made at once in regard to them, and if not found they will be supplied. You are requested to inform the board at once in regard to them.

Jan. 29 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The Engineer of the 3rd Light-House District informs this Office that he has ordered fourteen prismatic light-covers to be shipped to you by steamer to Portland, Oregon for the Cape Foulweather Light Station.

Jan. 29 From Engineer Secretary Major Geo. H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: Referring to your telegrams of the 22nd instant in which you say "Location of Foulweather correct according to Coast Pilot of Oregon" I have to remark that the Coast Pilot gives the latitude of Yaquina Points 44 40N., the same as you have stated in your form of Notice to Mariners, but the Notice to Mariners also states that Fourweather Light House is 3 3/8 miles to the northward of Yaquina Point. Please to explain your telegram.

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Yaquina Bay Built 1869 to 1871

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the District reports that from the best information he can obtain from various sources, he is of the opinion that Yaquina Bay is destined to become a place of considerable importance, as it is connected with the Williamette valley by a good wagon road, affording a natural outlet to the products of the country, and that the lands along the Bay are nearly all occupied by settlers. Sawed Lumber is now shipped from the Bay to San Francisco. The Bay is narrow, but navigable for twenty five miles; is accessible by coasting vessels, affording perfect shelter from all winds; and appears to be the best harbor of refuge for coasters between Humboldt Bay and the Columbia River, which is a very important consideration for vessels trading to the northward from San Francisco, especially in the winter months.

It is reported that vessels drawing 10, 12 or even 13 feet water, can by choosing the time of tide come and depart with safety, and in that regard, the entrance has a very decided advantage over the more tortuous channels of other places on the coast.

It is reported that the central counties of Oregon on the Williamette river are rich in agricultural products, and that they can be more cheaply transported by Yaquina Bay for shipment than to Portland, Oregon, (particularly at the low stage of the water of the Williamette River.) and thence down the Columbia river in ocean steamers or sailing vessels.

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The above lots are required fro Light House purposes.

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Nov 30, 1870 From Chairman Lt H Board Adm W.B. Shubrick

Rel to removal of Wreck "Scotland"

Sir: _ I have the honor respectfully to submit in reply to the communications from Geo. W. Elder, Esquire, vice president of the "Old Dominion Steam-ship Company, and from Russell Sturgiss Esquire, dated New York, November 28th 1870, in regard to the withdrawal on the 5th proxims (in accordance with the notice to Mariners issued November 2d 1870) of the light vessel placed in the month of April 1868 to mark the "wreck of the English Steamer Scotland, sunk near the outer entrance to the harbor of New York under authority of the 1st Section of the joint Resolution of Congress approved March 2d 1868 (A.) that it appeared by the last annual report of the Inspector of the District dated September 30th 1870 that the wreck had been removed and the vessel no longer required to be kept in that position for the purpose for which she was originally needed, upon the receipt of which the Inspector was called on, "to report his authority for saying the wreck had been removed." On November 1st last the Inspector transmitted a communication (B) from General John Newton U.S. Engineers, under who direction the operation of removing the wreck had been

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I have the honor to report that I have this day employed Mr. C.B. Talbot as an additional draughtsman, in this office, and ask that his hire be approved from this date @ $150.00 per month. I also inclose the usual oath of office taken by Mr. Talbot. I shall probably need the services of two draughtsmen for three or four weeks.

Very respectfully Your obedient servant [sig.] Henry M. Robert Maj. of Engrs. U.L.H. Engr Thirteenth District

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July 8, 1871 From Engineer Secretary Major George H. Elliot

Free entry of ??? appa. per Steamer Minnesota

Sir: I have the honor to request that the Collector of Customs at New York may be instructed to admit to free entry &c, fifteen cases marked "Lake Huron, Nos. 433 @ 447? containing a third order lens, fixed, 360˚, imported from France for the use of the Light House Establishment per the Steamer "Minnesota"

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July 10, 1871 From Engineer Secretary Major George H Elliot, U.S.A.

Free entry of ??? App for Yaquina Bay - per Str Wyoming

Sir: I have the honor to request that the Collector of Customs at new York may be instructed to admit to free entry, &c, two cases marked Yaquina Bay, Nos. 431, 432", containing a fifth order lens, fixed, 270˚, imported from France per Steamer "Wyoming" for the use of the Light House Establishment.

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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

8: smooth - General duties for the day- Sea makeing up a little at 3 P.M.

9: Fresh breeze East dry and cool there 24 hour - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after Mr. I. L. Smith but though it not prudent to come back as yet.

10: Light East wind clear find and cool weather during the 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day.

11: Light East wind clear find and cool during the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed by for San Francisco - 1st asst went to Newport today.

12: Fresh breeze to a gale to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day -Keeper went to Newport after Mr I.L. Smith. Mr. Smith returned to the station at 5 P.M. His cold is much better and it is better that he should not go on watch for a few days yet. The barometer is going down a little.

13: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - light S. East wind - Sea smooth- General duties for day - Barometer going down.

14: Light S. East to East wind with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate breeze. East to South little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working in shop today.

15: Light to moderate and fresh breeze to a light gale these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper working in shop today.

16: Fresh breeze south to light S.East wind these 24 hours cloudy but dry weather during the 24 hour. Sea rough. Barometer going down- General duties for day. Keeper working in the shop today.

17: Fresh to moderate Breeze South these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours coudy but dry- Sea rough. General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

18: Fresh to moderate breeze south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain. last part of 24 hours coudy but dry. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Str. Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 10 A.M. yesterday to rought to enter and ??? out. Keeper Frank M. Plummer arrived at the station at 1:30 P.M. today.

19: Light variable winds with thick fog showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light N.W. wind fair weather sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper Sweepting out the shop. Two rough for the Willamette to enter Yaquina Bay.

20: Light variable winds & calm fair and clear fair & warm weather during the 24 hours - Sea quite rough - Steamer Willamett Valley crossed the bar this morning - Keeper cleaning illumunating apparatus.

21: Fresh breeze to moderate and lgiht East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper makeing a chimney box for tower - 1st asst went to Newport.

22: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours dry and clear sea smooth - General duties doe the day - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today - Keeper working in shop today.

23: Light South wind & calm these 24 hours damp during 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 1. P. M.

24: Light and moderate breeze South with rain showers during the 24 hours - General duties

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

24 For the day the barometer is going up Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M.

25 Light to moderate breeze South with fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.

26 Moderate to fresh breeze south to N. West these 24 hours with rain and hail. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr I.L. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. showery first part of 24 hours. last part light N.W. wind & calm with rain. Sea Quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport

28 Light to moderate wind N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst & Mr. Smith went up north beach.

29 Light N.W. to S.East wind to N.W. these 24 hours with fog showers during the 24 hours Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today.

30 Light to moderate N.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to newport today.

31 Light N.W. to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. General duties for the day.

February 1 Light to moderate breeze South to North-West these 24 hours little showery first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours clearing weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper took mail to Newport.

2 Light to moderate breeze East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper scrubbing out oil and office floors. Also changing the burner in Lenses.

3 Light to moderate & fresh breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden. Mr. Smith and Keeper went fishing.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. Dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours showery. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

5 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South with rain shower during the 24 hour. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st asst & Mr. Smith killed a pig today. Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. Mr. I L Smith went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 3 P.M.

6 Fresh and strong breeze S. to South West & West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith returned to the Station at 3 P.M.

7 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after the mail.

8 Light east wind these 24 hours with clean fair but cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

February 1891

9: Light East to S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day.

10: Light winds varying from N.W. to S.W. first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. showery. Sea smooth General duties for day. Mr. Smith went to Newport.

11: Light to moderate and fresh breeze to a gale South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W.NWest rain hail & snow squalls. Sea little rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport.

12: Fresh breeze W. N.W to S.W. and South with rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours gale S. to S.W. rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea very rough. General duties for the day.

13: Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind S.West to S. East with rain, hail & snow squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived off the bar but to rough to enter. Keeper went to Newport to get some supplies, left the station at 9.30 A.M.

14: Fresh breeze West to S.East & South these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail & snow squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. Had 3 visitors.

15: Light S.East to South wind these 24 hours with rain, hail and snow showers first part of 24 hours. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley outside yet. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today. Str Willamett Valley crossed the bar at 4 P.M.

16: Light East to South wind these 24 hours, clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went fishing today.

17: Light S.East wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours hail & snow. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. General duties for the day. Mr Isaac L. Smith left the station at 11 A.M. for Newport to bring Mrs Smith home.

18: Light to moderate & fresh breze S.E. to S. and S.West & South with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keepers killed a hog today. 1st went to Newport. Mr Smith returned to the station at 11.30 A.M.

19: Fresh breeze S.West to light West wind to fresh breeze W. these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail and snow squalls. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper wen to Newport to get supplies. Left the station at 1 P.M.

20: Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain, hail & snow squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 3 P.M. Mr Isaac L. Smith went to Newport after his Wife. Left the station at 4 P.M.

21: Strong breeze S.W. to light East and N.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, hail and snow. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going down quite low. Steamer Chance crossed over the Yaquina bar. Mr Smith returned to the station at 3 P.M.

22: Light N. East wind first part of 24 hours with light rain. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, light showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Barometer down to 29.16.

23: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S.W. with hail & snow squalls during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport.

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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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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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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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May1891

10 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. Thick fog most of 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went clamming. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport.

11 Moderate and light N.W. wind with frequent light fog showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & the 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & Mr. Smith cutting wood on the beach.

12 Light N.W. wind & calm with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea very smooth. Keeper went fishing. Mr. Smith painting in his quarters. 1st asst keeper working in the garden He also went to Newport.

13 Moderate and light to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Steamer J. Chance crossed bar today - Keepers painting the barn and store house.

14 Moderate and light to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fine last part of 24 hours - First part cloudy - Sea smooth - Keepers painting in Keepers dwelling today. Half and hour late in lightning and something got into the supply tube had to take it apart and put it together again.

15 Light N.W. winds to variable wind and calm these 24 hours cloudy but dry and warm weather - Sea very smooth - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived this morning - Keepers painting on the dwelling today.

16 Light variable winds and calm with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting on the Dwelling and 1st asst Quarters - Also cleaning out the lamp in ???

17 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 8 visitors - Keeper went to Newport today.

18 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. Steamer Willamette Valley and Mischeif sailed yesterday - Keepers whitewashing fences today.

19 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with fog showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers whitewashing fences and oil-house also painting the south end of oil house - 1st asst went to Newport.

20 Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning in the lantern getting ready to paint and mixing paint - 1st asst also working in garden. Keepers also polishing the reflectors and illuminating apparatus and oil carriers and cocks to oil butts.

21 Fresh breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and strong breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the lantern inside with white paint today.

22 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing - Mr. Smith getting wood off beach - 1st asst went to Newport - Keepers painting pane of Lennes and cleaning it also painting the pedestal green.

23 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport after some supplies 1st asst painting the water tank - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

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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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June 1891

7 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours showery - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Had two visitors today.

8 Light variable winds with rain shower first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & 1st asst cleaning weeds from walk & 1st asst painting his floor in his quarters - Keeper also painting back steps of dwelling and went clamming - Mr. Smith painting back steps and went clamming this morning.

9 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - Had two visitors today.

10 Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours with light rain most of the time - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst & Mr. Smith went fishing - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

11 Light variable winds and calm with light rain showers during most of 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

12 Light N.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keepers went fishing - Had two visitors - 1st asst went to Newport.

13 Light variable winds with frequent fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties today - Had 5 visitors - Keeper went to Newport on business.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers went fishing and putting hay in the barn - Had three visitors today.

15 Light variable winds dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. West and South - rain - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 gall of mineral oil in oil house - 1st asst weeding in garden

16 Light S.E. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair warm weather-srea smooth-General duties for day

17 Light to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours-first part of 24 hours rain showers-Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp-Sea little rough-General duties for day

18 Moderate to fresh breeze these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls-Sea quite rough-The baromiter is going down a little-General duties for day

19 Moderate breeze to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light gale to moderate breeze South with rain most of 24 hours-Sea quite rough-General duties for day-Keeper F.M. Plummer went to Newport on import business- Left the station at 9 A.M.

20 Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers most of the time-Sea quite rough-Steamer Willimgton arrived into Yaquina Bat at 9 A.M. for wood having got out of coal before geting to Coos Bay-General duties for day- Keeper returned to thevstation at 6 P.M.

21 Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours hard rain- Last part of 24 hours rain showers-General duties for day-1st asst went to Newport

22 Light S.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours with hard rain & hail showers--Sea quite rough

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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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July 1891

24 Moderate breeze to light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm high dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had four visitors - Mr. I.L. Smith went 12 miles up the north beach hunting and trout fishing - Left the station at 1 P.M.

25 Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with high dry fog during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - Had twenty three visitors - General duties for the day - Mr. I.L. Smith returned to the station at 7:45 P.M.

26 Light N. West wind with high dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate fresh and strong breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for day - Had 20 visitors - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth. Keeper packing the coal oil cans in oil house to make room for the annual supply of oil - Had seventeen visitors today.

28 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. - Sea very smooth - Keepers putting 200 gals of mineral oil in oil room. Had twelve visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Steamer Manzanita passed cape at 2 P.M. and crossed bar to Newport. W.W Rhoades Inspector

29 Light N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours high dry fog- Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day- . U.S. Light House Steamer Manzanita landed annual supplies at Newport - Lieut Commander W.W. Rhoades arrived at the station at 10:30 A.M. inspected station and left for Newport at 11:45 A.M. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport - Had 31 visitors - Mr. Meyers hauling annual supplies from Newport to station.

30 Light to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 fair weather- Sea very smooth - Keepers putting oil in oil house and taking invoice of annual supplies. Keeper and Mr. Smith went to Newport - Mr. Wiley hauling supplies to the station today.

31 Light N.West wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers putting oil in oil house - Mr. Willey hauling annual supplies from Newport to cape - Had 25 visitors today.

August

1 Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Had 14 visitors. Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Mr. Wiley hauling supplies Today.

2 Moderate & light N.W. wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith showing visitors in tower - Had twelve visitors today.

3 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine & warm weather - Mr. Wiley hauled the last load of oil today - Had 17 visitors. Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing in boat today - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived from San Francisco.

4 Light South East wind showery weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport after mail - General duties for the day - 1st asst and Mr. Smith putting hay into the barn - Had seventeen. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

5 Light to moderate wind these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours

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August 1891

5 (continurd) fair weather. Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. - 1st asst and Mr. Smith putting hay in barn - Keeper killing beef - Had eight visitors today.

6 Light to moderate South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. I.L. Smith went berrying - Had 15 visitors today.

7 Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Had 10 visitors - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

8 Light N.W. wind with damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers putting hay in the barn - 1st asst went to Newport - Had sixty five visitors today.

9 Fresh breeze to moderate and light wind N.W. with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostly fine warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Had nine visitors today.

10 Light South wind & calm with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith blacking harness - Had thirty six visitors today.

11 Light variable winds and calm with high dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper having 13 1/2 cords of wood hauled to the cape for use of Keepers - General duties for day - Had twenty visitors today.

12 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and very warm - Sea smooth - General duties today - Had 32 visitors - Indian Frank hauling wood to the keepers.

13 Light variable winds and calm fair and warm during these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - General duties for the day - Had thirty eight visitors. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport after supplies - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today.

14 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours. Clear fine & warm & sea smooth - General duties for the day - Indian hauling wood - Had twenty seven visitors today.

15 Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine and warm during 24 hours - General duties for the day - Sea smooth - Had 6 visitors - Keeper & Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport.

16 Light N.W. wind and calm and fair weather during these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Smith went to Newport today - Had twenty seven visitors today. Steamer sailed today.

17 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind South little damp - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Indian hauling wood to cape for the keepers - Had twenty six visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

18 Moderate breeze South with rain first 20 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind cloudy but dry - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport. Had eight visitors - Indian hauling wood to the cape for the keepers.

19 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours ?faith? clear fine weather during 24 hours - Indian has hauled

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September 1891

4 Moderate to light wind to fresh breeze N.W. with clear fine weather during the 24 hours - Sea smooth. Had nineteen visitors today - 1st asst taking covers off coal-oil house - Keeper repairing water conductors of dwelling.

5 Fresh breeze to light N.W. wind with thick damp fog during these 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Had sixteen visitors today - Keeper went to Newport.

6 Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind & calm with thick fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport - Had 3 visitors today.

7 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Had 15 visitors - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport on business.

8 Light variable winds with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst digging his potatoes today - Keeper went to Newport today. Had no visitors - 2nd asst went to rock creek today for a weeks vacation. Left the station at 8 A.M.

9 Light S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze S.E. to South with rain - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - General duties for day -Had two visitors today.

10 Light S. East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper weeding in the garden - Had two visitors today.

11 Light S. East wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light mist showers. Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Keeper weeding in the garden - Had no visitors today.

12 Light south to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had no visitors today.

13 Light S. East to East and south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear and fine - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today - Had fifteen visitors.

14 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper digging potatoes. Had thirty six visitors - 1st asst went to Newport today.

15 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind and calm clear fine and warm during 24 hours - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Had six visitors today - 2nd asst returned to the station at 11:30 A.M. from his vacation.

16 Light to moderate breeze South with damp weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper putting his wood in the cellar today - 2nd asst working in the garden today - Had five visitors -

17 Light to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper putting wood in cellar - 1st asst went to Newport today. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day. 2nd asst and keeper went to Newport - Had two visitors today.

19 Light S.E. to south wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

September 1891

20 Light S.E. to East and South these 24 hours first partof 24 little cloudy but by laat part of 24 hours fair weather Sea quite smooth General duties for the day-Had seventeen visitors-Keeper went to Newport today

21 Light S. to S.E. and East wind first part of 24 hours-Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with frequent rain shower during the 24 hours- Sea little rough-1st asst tacking on cloth in his quarters getting ready to paper his rooms -Keeper went to Newport- Also 1st asst- 2nd asst boiling out burner

22 Light S.E. wind rain showers first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather Sea quite rough Keeper & 2nd asst polishing lamp and illuminating apparatis -1st asst getting ready to paper his rooms-Has two visitors.

23 Light to Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather during 24 hours Sea smooth General duties for the day - Had 4 visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today

24 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather- Sea very smooth- Keeper scrubbing Office hall and Oil room floors - 2nd asst bringing his potatoes from garden to the dwelling-1st asst getting ready to paper his rooms

25 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 houts thick damp fog-Last part of of 24 hours high dry fog -Sea moderately smooth- General duties for the day- Steaner Willamey Valley arrived today- Keeper went to Newport and berrying -1st asst went to Newport and papering his house today.

26 Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours-Sea smooth-General duties for the day- Keeper sold his Black Mare for 75 bushells of oates -Keeper and 2nd asst stowing away the oates in boxes

27 Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weaher-Sea smooth- Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today-General duties for the day-Had nine visitors-Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today.

28 Light N.W, wind to S.E. first part of 24 hours with clear fine weather- Last part of 24 hours Moderate to fresh and strong breeze South rain- Sea little rough= Keeper making out the Quartly returns- 2nd asst went to Newport.

29 Moderate and fresh breeze S.W. to West first part of 24 hours with frerquent rain and hail squalls-Last part of 24 rain hail thunder & lightening with variable windsp Sea very rough- General duties for the day-

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