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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

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

Last edit 9 months ago by gkazebier
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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

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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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

November

8 Light N.West to E and S. East and South these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing today.

9 Moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day.

10 Light variable winds these 24 hours with light showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers cleaning out two oil butts and putting 200 galls of oil in them - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing.

11 Moderate & light East to S.E. and S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper making a rabbit house - 1st and 2nd asst went fishing - 1st asst also went to Newport.

12 Moderate to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Keeper making a rabbit house and went fishing. 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst fixing his stove ??? and fishing.

13 Moderate breeze East to light S.E. wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind light showers - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

14 Light N.E. to S.E. little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport.

15 Light variable winds to moderate breeze N. West with little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of the 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing.

16 Light N.W. wind to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear & cool - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on business. Acting asst Keeper Isaac L. Smith went to Newport to take the Oath of Office as 2nd asst and went on duty as such.

17 Moderate to light wind East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours - light to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S dry during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers went fishing - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived - 1st asst went to Newport.

18 Fresh breeze South to light variable winds with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keepers killing a small pig for 2nd asst.

19 Light N.W. to light S.E. wind with dry weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - Keeper F. M. Plummer went to Newport on business. Left at 9.30 A.M. - Steamer sailed today.

20 Moderate to fresh & strong breeze South first part of 24 hours with hard rain - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. damp - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

21 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. wind with light rain during 24 hours - General duties for day - Sea quite smooth.

22 Moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst also went to Newport.

23 Light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

24 Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers went fishing today - 2nd asst putting dressing on his garden.

25 Light S. East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather - Sea little rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

November

26 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with damp weather during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer & 2nd asst I.L. Smith. Steamer arrived today went to Newport.

27 Light S. East to South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cleaning out hen house.

28 Light S.E to South wind with these 24 hours little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 11A.M.

29 Light to moderate strong breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain last part of 24 hours. Fresh breeze South cloudy an threatening weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 P.M.

30 Gale to fresh breeze South to S. West with rain, thunder and lightening during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very ???. Barometer going up. General duties for the day.

December

1 Strong breeze S.E. to S. West & West with rain squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the monthly reports. Left the station at 9A.M.

2 Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind W. N. West with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned at 10A.M.

3 Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale East with cold rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamette sailed today. Barometer down to 29.20 at 2P.M.

4 Moderate & fresh and strong breeze N.W. rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport.

5 Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport.

6 Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day.

7 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Barometer down to 29.76. General duties for the day. Pebbles blew against window in Keepers dwelling and broack two panes of glass. Also blew down considerable fenceing during the storm.

8 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.78 at 2P.M. Keeper repairing the garden and other fences that blew down during the storm of yeasterday.

9 Moderate breeze S.W. to S.East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind rain & hail squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. 1st asst putting dressing on the garden. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 galls of oil in Oil-room.

10 Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on business. Left the station at 9:30 A.M. The O.P. Railroad tug crossed the Bar at 4:30 P.M. to look for a disabled steamer at was reported to be somewhere off Yaquina about 15 miles.

11 Light S. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived sometime during the night with the Steamer Maggie Ross in tow disabled and was towed into Yaquina bay have not learned the particulars yet.

12 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate and fresh and strong breeze South little damp. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Keeper went over to collect date for makeing Wreck report about the diabled condition of steamer Maggie Ross. One man was found ded abord of her. Will probably get a correct report in a day or two and send to Inspector of district.

Last edit 6 months ago by caroleholmson

1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather

1892 January 31: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather dry & cool during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today for San Francisco.

February 1: Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 gals of Mineral Oil in Oil room.

2: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light East to N.W. wind. Clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing today. 1st asst fixing garden fence. 2nd asst putting a frame of glass in cellar window.

3: Light N.W. to fresh breeze East to S.E. first part of 24 hours. Cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind; rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29.80 Had a light shock of Earthquake at about 8.20 P.M. from N.E. to S.W.

4: Light S.E. to East and N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine, and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport today.

5. Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours, little cloudy but dry during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went over to beach to clear out the rhoad (sp). Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9.30 A.M.

6: Light S. East to East and N.W. winds these 24 hours with clear, fine, and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 2 P.M.

7: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

8: Light South to East wind, damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport today. Steamer Maggie Ross??? sailed for San Francisco today at 8 A.M.

9: Moderate breeze N.W. to S.W. and South these 24 hours with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst Edward Rice??? went to Newport for the day.

10: Light South wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick damp fog. General duties for the day. Keepers went fishing today.

11: Light variable winds & calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm wind light N.W. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport today.

12: Light N.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours with thick fog, showers most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 8.30 A.M.

13: Light winds to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport today.

14: Light N.W. to S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze. N.W. clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day.

15: Light N.W. to variable winds and calm for first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. A boat with six men & mate landed here at 11 A.M. from the Sealing schooner Oscar and Hattie hunting for a missing boat. [continued on following page]

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

September

14 [continued from previous page]: General duties for the day. 1st ass't digging potatoes and went fishing. 1nd ass't packing wood up from the beach. Had one visitor today.

15: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair but smokey. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 14 visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors, working in garden, and went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. Light-House Inspector O.W. Farenholt sent a flag to this station, received it today.

16: Light N.West wind and calm these 24 hours with dry, some high dry fog and smokey. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't graining today. Had 8 visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport and fishing today.

17: Light S.E. to South wind & calm these 24 hours, fair weather but little fog and some smoke. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had 9 visitors today. 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower and graining in his quarters.

18: Light S.E. wind for these 24 hours, light fog and smoke. Sea very smooth. Keeper F.M. Plummer left at 10. A.M. today for Toledo???? on a 6 days leave of absence. 2nd ass't I.L. Smith went to Newport at 10.A.M. and returned at 2.P.M. today.

19: Light S.E. wind for these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours dry with light smokey fog, last part of 24 hours damp with light fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't sawing wood & making a table.

20: Light S.E. wind to N.E. and N.W. breeze, dry to rain first part of 24 hours, light S.E. wind, dry last part of 24 hours, fresh N.E. to N.W. breeze with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't whitewashing woodshed.

21: Light N.W. to S.E. wind damp to dry with light fog for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went to Newport for the mail at 8.30 A.M. and returned 12.M. 2nd ass't making wash stand. Sea rough. Had 12 visitors.

22: Light S.E. to S.W. wind to gale with rain for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with rain; last part of 24 hours light S.E. to S.W. wind to gale with rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day.

23: Strong S.W. to light S.E. wind with showers to light and thick, damp fog for these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went to Newport for the Mail. 2nd ass't graining quarters. Had 7 visitors today.

24: Light S.E. wind to moderate breeze with rain today for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, last part of 24 hours dry to clear and cloudy. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't sawing wood. 1st ass't same??? Had 2 visitors.

25: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't went to Newport after the Keeper today. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 11.30 A.M. from his vacation of One week. 2nd ass't received his appointment today.

26: Light South wind with thick damp fog during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. Had nine visitors today. 1st ass't and Keeper showing visitors in tower. Keeper and 2nd ass't went 2 1/2 miles from Station and cut a flag pole for the station and brought it to the station. And Keepers making it and getting it ready to put up.

27: Light East to South wind with clear, fine and warm weather during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Had three visitors today. 1st ass't preparing the hole to receive the flag pole. Keeper & 2nd ass't went after a longer pole for the flag today.

28: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers getting flag pole ready to put in and set up. Had two visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport today.

29: Light South to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. Keepers painting and putting pulley on flag pole. 1st ass't went fishing today.

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1895 Keeper logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 July 29: [continued from previous page] fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. McCullen hauling Mineral oil today - Keeper stowing away Oil in Oil-house and other supplies - Mr. Hermann haveing wood hauled to the station - Barometer 30.06 today. 30: Light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't putting Mineral Oil in Oil-house and showing visitors in Tower - Had 27 visitors - Mr. McCullum completed hauling animal supplies today - Keeper went to Newport to post mail - Barometer 29.98 today. 31: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after supplies - Had 20 visitors - 2nd asst't showing visitors in Tower - Steamer Farallon arrived from Sanfrancisco. August 1: Light N. West wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with fair weather weather and ??? smooky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't showing visitors in Tower - Had 8 visitors - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Barometer 29.98 today. 2: Light North wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather and smooky - Last part of 24 hours heigh fog and smook - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd ass't putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office - 1st and 2nd ass't showing 19 visitors in Tower - 1st ass't went to Newport to post and get the mail. 3: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had fifteen visitors - Mr. Elsworth hauling wood for Mr. Hermann - Keeper went to Newport - Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today. 4: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West with fair and smooky weather - sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer down to 29.94 today - Had 9 visitors today. 5: Fresh breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. West with fair and smooky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 27 visitors - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in Tower - Keeper went to Newport today. Barometer 29.70 today. 6: Strong to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty seven visitors today - The barometer down to 29.98 today. 7: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 39 visitors - Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in the Tower - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Barometer down to 29.93 today. 8: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with fair and smooky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Mr. Elsworth hauling wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper showing 31 visitors in Tower - 1st ass't went to Newport. 9: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers showing 15 visitors in the Tower - Mr. Elsworth hauling wood for Keeper - Barometer 29.74 today. 10: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours some fog and smooky weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in Tower - Had 19 visitors - Keeper went to Newport - Keeper haveing wood hauled to the light - Barometer 29.78. 11: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing 23 visitors in the Tower - Keeper went to Newport after the mail - Barometer 29.80 today. 12: [handwriting change] Fresh N. West breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours and dry. Last part of 24 hours fresh N. West breeze dry - General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Keeper, F.M. Plummer left station at 9 A.M. for San Francisco for a vacation. Sea smooth had forty six visitors today. Barometer twenty nine 89. 13: Light to Fresh N.W. breeze with thick smoke for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze with thick [continued on next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 August 13: [continued from previous page] smoke last part of 24 hours fresh N.W. breeze with thick smoke. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors tower. Barometer 29.84. 14: Fresh N.W. breeze with thick smoke for these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fresh N.W. breeze with thick smoke - Last part of 24 hours fresh N.W. breeze with thick smoke - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors tower. 15: Fresh to moderate N.W. breeze with thick damp fog for these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fresh N.W. breeze with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze dry - General duties for the day - 1st ass't stacking lime??? 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Barometer 29.94. 16: Moderate N.W. breeze with light fog for these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with light fog. Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with light fog - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors tower - Mr. Leaman arrived 7 P.M. Baromter 29.99. 17: Moderate N.W. breeze with light fog for these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours moderate n.W. breeze light fog - last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with light fog - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower - Mr. Leaman tearing down plaster in Keeper's fron trooms. Barometer 29.88. 18: Moderate N.W. breeze with thick fog to dry for these 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze with thick fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze dry - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower - Barometer 29.89. 19: Moderate to light N.W. breeze light fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze light fog. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze with light fog - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower - Mr. Leaman commenced to build wagon shed - Barometer 29.90. 20: Moderate N.W. breeze to calm light to thick fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze light fog. Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze to calm light to thick fog. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went for mail 12 M. returned 4 P.M. 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower (Barometer 29.85). 21: Light S.E. wind with thick damp fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. wind, thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. wind with thick damp fog. General duties for the day. First and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Barometer 29.92. 22: Light S.E. to N.W. wind with damp fog to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light S.E. to N.W. wind with damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with damp fog to dry. General duties for day. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors tower. Mr. Leaman working on tower (Barometer 30.2). 23: Light N.W. wind to fresh N.W. breeze dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light N.W. wind. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind to fresh N.W. breeze dry. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went for mail 12 M. and returened at 4 P.M. 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Barometer 29.96. 24: Fresh N.W. to N. breeze with thick damp fog to dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fresh N.W. breeze and thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fresh N.W. to N. breeze with thick damp fog to dry. General duties for the day. 1st ass't cleaning burner. 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Barometer 29.98. 25: Fresh N. to moderate N.W. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fresh N. to moderate N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze dry. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Baromter 30.2. 26: Moderate to fresh N.W. breeze dry to light fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours moderate N.W. breeze dry. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh N.W. breeze with light fog. General duties for the day. 1st ass't cleaning reservoir. 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Mr. Leaman working on dwelling. Barometer 29.94. 27: Fresh to light N.W. breeze thick smoky fog for these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fresh to light N.W. breeze with thick smoky fog. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. breeze with thick smoky fog. General duties. 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through tower. Barometer 29.80. 28: [Handwriting changes back] Light N. West to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick smook and fog - Last part of 24 hours thick smook and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors through the tower - Had twenty seven visitors today - Mr. Leamann working on Dwelling - Keeper F.M. Plummer returned from San Francisco at 10 A.M. where he had been to see Mrs. Plummer she being sick there. 29: Moderate breeze to light S. East wind thse 24 hours with tick smook and fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the tower - Had eight visitors today - Keeper went to Newport to post mail and get some supplies - Mr. Leaman working on dwelling.

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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18 Light N. to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - 1st asst went fishing & showing three visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual reports and working in garden.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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