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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

March 1891

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

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

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

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

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

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

April

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

December 1891

29 with rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. Keepers putting up spouting up on dwelling that blew down. Also a frame of glass that a duck broak. Sheet iron damper pipe & key is burned out and the spare one is almost burned out.

30 Moderate breeze S.W. to light variable winds first part of 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. rain & hail showers. Sea rough. Keeper making out the quarterly & monthly reports. Had one visitor today.

31 Moderate breeze S. East with rain & snow first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale S.E. to S.W. with rain & hail. Sea rough. Keeper making out the quarterly and monthly reports.

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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

1892

March

27: Light S.West to East S. and S.W. breeze these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.84. Steamer Willamett Valley crossed the Yaquima bar at 10.A.M.

28: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. to S.West with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper varnishing his Hack today. 2nd ass't went to Newport on business.

29: Gale to moderate breeze South to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed. Keeper making out Quarterly & Monthly returns. 1st ass't went to Newport today.

30: Light S. East wind with rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West N.W. wind fair weather. Sea very rough. The barometer is going up. Keepers putting Keeper's hack together today.

31: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh freeze to a light gale S.E. to S. cloud and little damp. Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. Keeper making out Quarterly and Monthly returns.

April

1: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze South to S. West with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing and went to Newport to take the Quarterly and Monthly reports.

2: Light variable winds with rain and hail showers during most of 24 hours. The barometer is going up at little it stands 29.90 at 4.P.M. Sea little rough. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport for some supplies.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze West to N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is going [up] it is 30.20 at 3.30 P.M.

4: Light N.W. to variable winds and calm these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing today. 1st ass't also went to Newport. Keepers putting 200 gall of Oil in Oil room and cleaning lamp and polishing it today.

5: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 1st ass't cleaning burner today. The barometer is going down a little it is 30.35 at 2. P.M.

6: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. cloudy but dry. Sea little rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after Mr. Plummer and got some supplies. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived and crossed bar this morning.

7: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with fair weather during 24 hours. General duties for day. Keeper working in shop today. 1st ass't went to Newport today.

8: Light N.W. to East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South, cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Keeper working in shop. Steamer Willamett sailed today. The barometer is going down. Had four visitors today.

9: Moderate breeze to light South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper working in shop today.

10: Moderate breeze S.W. to N.W. and light N.W. wind these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer George O'Hana sailed this morning.

11: Light N.W. to variable winds, these Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport for some supplies. Left station at 8.A.M. 1st ass't went fishing.

12: Moderate brreze N.W. to fresh breeze South these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours little damp. [continued on following page]

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1895 Keeper logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon1895June17: [continued from previous page] ...1st asst and Keeper rakeing up and throwing hay over the bluff - 1st asst also went fishing - Keeper weeding out his garden - also taking off covers of Mineral Oil cases preparing to erupt??? them tomorrow - The barometer 30.30 today. U.S. Light House Tender passed the light from the North and entered Yaquina bar at 3:30 P.M.18: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd asst putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil butts and cleaning Illuminating apparatus and lamp and Oil measures - Had seven visitors today - Keeper went to Newport to have the freight hauled from Newport to the light that the Light House Engineer sent - Mr. Stimpson haulled two loads today he having took the job for $20.00.19: Moderate breeze to light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper putting furnace in the boiler??? and plastering in store house - Mr. Stimpson hauling freight from Newport to Light Station - U.S. Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and went South - Barometer 30.10 today - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing.20: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber today - Keeper stacking lumber for seasoning - The barometer 29.90 today.21: Moderate breeze N.W. to light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst and 2nd asst stacking lumber - 1st asst went to Newport and fishing - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber. The barometer 30.00 today.22: Light South wind and calm thick damp fog first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West and clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st and 2nd asst stacking up lumber - Keeper went to Newport - Mr. Stimpson completed hauling the lumber today.23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst showing five visitors in Tower - The barometer 30.28 today.24: Strong and fresh breeze to a gale N. to West these 24 with clear weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went up on North beach after Salmon berries - 2nd asst showing eight visitors in Tower - Keeper working on annual, quarterly and monthly reports - Steamer Farralone and Arcata crossed Yaquina bar for Sanfrancisco. Barometer 30.00.25: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours with a little fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. to N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual reports - Schooner Kate & Anne is anchored south East of this light.26: Moderate breeze N. West to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea a little rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - Assts showing five visitors in Tower. The barometer 29.80 today.27: Light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working on the annual returns Quarterly and monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.76 today. Had seven visitors.28: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer down to 29.84 today.29: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper makeing out quarterly and monthly and annual returns - 2nd and 1st asst showing 14 visitors in Tower - 1st asst also went fishing - Barometer down to 29.90 today.30: Moderate breeze to light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail reports - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.98.

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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

March 20: Moderate to fresh breeze W. to N.W. with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 today.

21: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85 to 30.15. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

22: Light North to East and variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.35 today. Keeper working on Quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer. U.S. Light-House tender Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar from the S. at 4.30 P.M. planted a buoy and steamed N. passed this Light at 6.30 P.M.

23: Light North to East wind dry clear and fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South cloudy. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25 to 29.98.

24: Fresh breeze S. to W.N.W. first part of 24 hours with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

25: Light variable winds these 24 hours with snow showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours hail and fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.62 to 29.72 today.

26: Light variable winds these 24 hours with snow first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and went fishing. Barometer 29.80 to 30.15.

27: Gale to moderate breeze S. to W.N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25.

28: Light N.West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st asst putting dressing on his part of garden. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. Barometer 30.35 today.

29: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp and fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. Barometer 30.35 to 30.22. Circular letter - By order of Commander Geo. C. Reiter Inspector 13th Light House District. Hereafter all official communications from Assistant Keepers addressed to their office, must be forwarded through the Light-House Keeper.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. 1st asst and Keeper spadeing in there part of garden. Barometer 30.08 today.

31: Moderate breeze North to light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to mail Quarterly and monthly reports. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst haveing his garden spaded. Barometer 29.98.

April 1: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing. 1st asst went ocean fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 30.10.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper planting potatoes and peas in garden. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. barometer 30.20.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over on the south beach for a walk. Barometer 30.30 today.

4: Light wind North to fresh breeze East with clear fine and cool weather. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South heigh dry fog. Keeper and 2nd asst changing Lenns lamp. 1st asst cleaning burner. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.98.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

June 16: Fresh and moderate breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst working on the road and went to Newport after supplies. Keeper working on the road. 2nd Asst cutting agates & working in shop. Barometer 30.10 to 30.06.

17: Moderate to fresh breeze North damp fog to dry these 24 hours. F. M. Plummer keeper left the station 9 A.M. for a short vacation. 1st Asst making??? hay. 2nd Asst working in his shop. Sea smooth. Four large steamers passed today. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00.

18: Fresh N. to North West breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant raking hay. Second Assistant went to Mr. Waughs for milk. Sea smooth. Had four visitors today. Barometer 30.10 to 29.82.

19: Fresh N. to light S. breeze with rain showers for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asst puting hay in the barn. Second Asst went to Newport for the mail at 8 A.M. returned 1 P.M. Barometer 29.80 to 30.60.

20: Light South to moderate North breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. First Asstistant working on the road and cleanung windows in his house. Sea smooth. Barometer 31.0 to 30.25.

21: Moderate North to fresh North West breeze dry for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First Assistant went to Newport for mail at 7 A.M. and returned to station at 11:30 A.M. Barometer 30.25 to 30.90.

22: Fresh N.W. to moderate N. breeze and dry for these 24 hours. General duties for the day. 1st Asst cleaing oil carriers and mesures. 2nd Asst went to Newport at 8 A.M. and returned to station 1 P.M. Barometer 30.70 to 30.00.

23: Moderate to light North breeze and dry weather quite warm for these twenty four hours. General duties for the day. First and second assistants showing visitors through tower and 2nd Asst cleaning shells. Barometer 30.00 to 29.85.

24: Light variable winds and calm with light rain showers these 24 hours. SEa smooth. General duties for teh day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went over on the rocks after mussells. Barometer 29.83 today. Keeper Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 3 P.M. from a hunting & fishing trip up the Yaquina river haveing been gone one week.

25: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70. 2nd Asst went up on the North beach for recreation.

26: Fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd working on the road and cutting agates. Barometer 30.02. 1st Asst showeing six visitors in tower.

27: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with light showery weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Keeper working on annual quarterly returns. 2nd Asst cutting shells. Barometer 30.05.

28: Light variable winds with showery weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst cutting shells & showing visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after strawberries. Barometer 30.12. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed this station at 2 P.M. from N entered Yaquina crossed out going North.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing twenty visitors in the tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies & working on annual returns. 2nd Asst went up to Otter rock. Barometer 30.22.

30: Fresh and moderate to strong breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper completed annual quarterly and monthly reports. Also weeding garden. 2nd Asst cleaning out stall in south end of barn & went to Newport. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.20.

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

March

25: Fresh breeze South to moderate breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.65 - A surf duck flew against lantern at 12:20 and broak the upper plate glass.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze and light wind S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.65 to 29.82 - Keeper working on Quarterly reports to Engineer and Inspector also painting picture mouldings and putting down carpets - 1st ass't cleaning and painting pipes leading to hot water heater - 2nd ass't cleaning Calsomining and painting in his Quarters.

27: Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 30.00 today - Keeper and asst's putting new plate glass in Lantern to replace the one broaken by surf Duck - 1st ass't working on the road - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting and cleaning in their Quarters - Keeper working on Quarterly reports.

28: Light wind to moderate breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 - 1st ass't working on road - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Keeper painting in his Quarters and working on Quar. reports.

29: Fresh breeze S.E. and South to light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting and cleaning in Dwelling.

30: Light East wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather and some fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper working on Quarterly and monthly reports to Engineer and Inspector. Also putting dressing in garden and painting in his Quarters - 1st ass't working on road - 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in his Quarters.

31: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with thick fog moste of the time - Baromter 29.70 - General duties for the day - 1st ass't repairing roof of his Quarters - Keeper went to Newport to mail reports and get supplies - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

September

17: [continued from previous page] Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - 1st ass't cleaning stairway in tower and cleaning base work - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

18: Light E. to North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.25 to 29.98 - Keeper and ass'ts showing nine visitors in tower - Keeper and 1st and 2nd ass'ts putting hay in barn - Keeper and ass'ts cleaning brass painting iron railing red on balcony cleaning window glass in tower and dwelling - Also cleaning grounds.

19: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper and ass'ts scrubbing halway oil room and office floors.

20: Light West to N. West wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.22 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st and 2nd ass'ts slakeing lime today - 2nd ass't cleaning out barn.

21: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.15 - 2nd ass't working in shop and went to Newport to send express package - 1st ass't went fishing and working in garden - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

22: Moderate breeze North to light S. East to fresh breeze West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Mr. Nye hauling wood for Keepers - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze W. N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.76 - 2nd ass't packing down salmon - General duties for the day - keeper working on quarterly reports to Light-Inspector and Engineer.

24: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 29.72 to 29.80 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper working on Quarterly report to Inspector and Engineers - 2nd washing and working in shop.

25: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - 2nd ass't doing housework - 1st as showing two visitors in tower - Keeper working on Quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st ass't putting wood in his wood shed.

26: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.22 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts painted iron railing in tower black and showing visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

27: Light wind and moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd ass't working in shop and went over to big creek hunting - Keeper putting wood in celler.

28: Fresh to moderate and light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and hazy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 - 2nd ass't showing three visitors in tower and working in his quarters - Keeper and 1st ass't putting wood into Keeper's celler.

29: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 today - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't putting wood into his celler today.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to North wind with light fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to post mail - 1st ass't went fishing.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1901

March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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September

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1904 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

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December

18 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst showing 2 visitors in tower - Barometer 30.22.

19 Light south to north wind these 24 hours with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.26 - 2nd asst washing - Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop today.

20 Moderate breeze east to light S. to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.26 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21 Fresh breeze south to west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fine weather. Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.75 to 29.80 - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

22 Fresh breeze S. west to east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.40 - 1st asst went for a short walk from sta - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

23 Fresh and moderate breeze S.E. to S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers - Sea rough. General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.70 & 29.60 - Keeper and assts killing & dressing a hog - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the stationat 8:15 P.M.

24 Fresh breeze east to W.N. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.80 - 2nd asst polishing burner for lennes lamp - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst returned to the station at 1 P.M.

25 Fresh breeze W.N. west these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.25 today.

x 26 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair weather & cool - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst working in shop - Barometer 30.25 to 29.80.

29 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.88 - Keeper showing five visitors in tower and working on quarterly and monthly reports to Engineer and Inspector - 1st asst working in the shop and gathering roots in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30 Light S. to S. west wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.46 - Keeper working on quarterly and monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst working in the shop today.

31 Fresh breeze west to light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.46 to 30.10 - Keeper & 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport to post reports to Inspector.

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