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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

April 1891

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last edit about 1 year ago by Jayk

1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

March

28 [continued from preceding page] with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 29.80

29: Fresh breeze West with frequent rain & hail squalls these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 today.

30: Gale to fresh breeze N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours.Sea very rough. 1st asst cleaning his Quarters and went to Newport after supplies and mail. Keeper working on the Quarterly and monthly returns. Barometer 30.36

31: Light North to East wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. And to mail reports to Inspector & Engineer. 1st asst cleaning Oil can & measures. Barometer 30.17 today.

April

1: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze South thees 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cleaning his Quarters Barometer 30.15 today.

2: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Steamer Farallon arrived and crossed into Yaquina at 5.30 A.M. Keepers changing Lenns, Lamp cleaning and polishing all brass work at the station. 1st asst left the station at 3 P.M. for Newport on his way to Portland on important business.

3: Moderate breeze N.W. to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze W. to N.West with clear, fine and cool weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst scrubbing hall [in] Oil room & Office floors. Barometer 29.70

4: Light wind East to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy threatening weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.57

5: Fresh breeze to light light wind S. & S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair. Sea rough. Had 8 visitors. Barometer 29.78

6: Moderate breeze to light wind S.East to South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S. to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Lat part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75

7: Fresh breeze South to S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing. Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 today.

8: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain and hard squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.75. Keeper went fishing. 1st asst arrived from Portland at 3.30 P.M.

9: Light E. to S.East wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N.West with light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.50. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

10: Fresh breeze N.West with rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light wind N.W. fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.70 to 29.90 today.

11: Light S.East wind, damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh breeze to gale South with hard rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.80. Steamer Farallon arrived at 9. A.M.

12: Fresh breeze S. with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Farallon sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco. Barometer 29.74

13: Fresh breeze South to S.W. and West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp but mostly fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper making out requisition for supplies to Inspector. 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer down to 29.60

14: Moderate to fresh breeze West-N.West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.50 to 29.70 today. Keeper making out annual requisition [for] supplies for the year from July 1st 1896 to June 30th 1897.

15: Light East wind with light rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather [continued on next page]

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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

April 5: Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing. Barometer 29.50.

6: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S.East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of moderate to fresh breeze South light rain. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 today.

7: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. rain and hail first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. Barometer 29.30 today.

8: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South there 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to big creek. Barometer 29.80.

9: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to W.N.W. to light S.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.80 to 29.98.

10: Light East to variable winds these 24 hours with clear and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over 2 1/2 miles on the south beach for recreation. Barometer 29.95 to 30.25.

11: Light South to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper making out annual requisition for supplies and mixing paint to paint the picket fence. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.35. 2nd asst spadeing garden.

12: Moderate breeze North to light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warmer weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper and assts painting on the pickett fence around the Dwelling & tower. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00 today.

13: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning pickett fence preparing to paint. Had three visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.95.

14: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. wind these 24 hours with fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 30.00 to 29.85 today. Today at 3 P.M. two men Mr. Albert Parker & Andrew Edward Doucet landed on the beach at this Station from the sealing Schooner Ada of Victoria B.C. in a small boat. They got lost from the schooner in a fog about 20 miles off the Columbia river on Monday the 11th at 6 A.M. and came on down the coast trying to find a place to land. I gave them supper and breakfast and bed, went with them to Newport and turned them over to the Collector of customes J.W. Ball.

15: Fresh breeze North dry fair and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport with Mr. Parker and Doucet the men that landed here from the Sealing Schooner Ada. Barometer 29.85 today.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Oil in Oil butts. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.05.

17: 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 quite rough. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Barometer 30.10. U.S. Light-House tender Manzanita passed by this light at 5.30 A.M. going north.

18: Fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 today. Keeper and assts painting on pickett fence today. Keeper working on requisition for supplies for 1898 & 1899.

19: Fresh breeze North to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Keepers painting on fence around Dwelling mixing paint to paint Dwelling & barn. Had three visitors. Barometer 29.80 today.

Last edit 6 months ago by WendyO
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

April 14: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies for the years 1899 & 1900. 1st Asst cleaning shingles up in the yard and sweeping sidewalks. 2nd Asst went to Newport on business. Keeper and 1st Asst assisting Mr. Withers put up stage to shingle wood shed. Mr. Withers shingling wood shed & putting sink drains in. Barometer 30.10 today.

15: Light N. to S. East wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South rain. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 today. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies. Mr. E. A. Withers shingling wood shed roof & laying sink drains.

16: Fresh variable inds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went up on North breach. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.80 to 30.10.

17: Light wind North to S. East fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South rain. Sea quite rough. 2nd Asst planting garden cutting water agates and picking up old shingles and putting the down in his celler. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper & Assts cleaning lamp and burner today. Barometer 30.10 to 29.60. Mr. E.A. Withers shingles roof of wood shed putting cupboard catches & crawer pulls in dwelling and laying sink drain.

18: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. Keeper working on annual supply light for the years 1899 and 1900. 1st and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst mixing roofing paint to paint roof of wood shed. Barometer 29.55 to 29.98. Mr. Withers completed shingling wood shed and laying sink drains for Keepers swelling.

19: Light S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea rough. 1st and 2nd Assts cleaning up the back yard. 1st Asst went ocean fishing, Keeper went trout fishing. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Barometer 30.20. Mr. E. A. Withers completed shingling wood shed roof also working on other small repairs.

20: Light S.E. to South wind with fair and warmer weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and Assts painted wood shed roof today. keeper working on requisition for annual supplies. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.14. Mr. E. A. Withers working on small repairs at the station. 1st Asst went fishing .

21: Moderate breeze to light wind N.W. with damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.20 today.

22: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind with grequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst cleaning out spring on the hill. Keeper makeing out annual requisition for supplies. 2nd Asst wen to Newport after mail & supplies. Mr. Withers working on sink in Keeper Dwelling.

23: Fresh breeze North with fair and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.65. 2nd Asst and Mr. E.A. Winters went up on North beach trout fishing. Steamer Weeott arrived at Yaquina today.

24: Fresh breeze East to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst breaking up coal oil cases and putting them in his celler to burn them up. Keeper completed makeing out requisition for annual supplies. Baromter 29.55 to 29.66. Mr. Withers working on sink in 2nd Asst quarters.

25: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst cutting agates. Keeper went to Newport to post requisitions for supplies. Barometer 29.85 today. [Cont'd on next page]

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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March 1: Light East to N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fair weather Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. Mr. Wiltshire repairing halway in rear of assts part of dwelling and taking down chimney in keeper and assts dining rooms. 1st asst went to Newport after mail supplies. Keeper painting door in hallway in dwelling. 2st asst throwing brick over bluff from chimney.

2: Light N.W. to East and S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst prepairing to have the chimney taken out of dwelling. Barometer 29.65 today. Mr. Wiltshire repairing hallway in rear of dwelling on assts side. Also working on the cistern.

3: Fresh and moderate S to S. West these 24 hours. Rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.48 to 29.54. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern and replacing halway in rear of asst dwelling.

4: Light S.E. to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 25 hours cloudy and fair weather- Sea smooth. Barometer 29.48 to 29.56. General duties for the day. Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies for next year.

5: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers- Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80. Keepers and assts cleaning stairs and landings also scrubbing cement off the marble floor in halway where the pipes were laid for the hot water heater. 1st asst throwing bricks over the bluf that Mr. Wiltshire takes from the chimney on the keepers side of dwelling. 2nd asst painting door on his side of dwelling Mr. Wiltshire making steps at rear of dwelling also tearing chimney out of east side of dwelling.

6: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.8 to 29.55. Keeper and assts cleaning scrubbing oil room and floors. 1st asst throwing bricks over tthe bluff. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning the grounds in rear of dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men repairing drain and steps in rear of dwelling also working on keepers chimney.

7: Fresh breeze to gale South to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Barometer 29.20 to 29.33. Keeper and assts scrubbing and cleaning out watch room and office. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning the grounds on keepers side of dwelling. Mr Wiltshire putting new steps in rear of dwelling. Also ceiling??? side entrance. And lath and plastering space where the chimney was taken out in keepers dwelling. Keeper cleaning out his celler and working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to W. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea rough. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 29.30 to 29.94. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning up grounds around dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men tearing down chimney in 2nd assts side of dwelling and ceiling??? side entrance.

9: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours day to little damp. Sea quite rough. Keeper working on requisition for supplies to inspector. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Also cleaning up grounds. Keeper and 1st asst throwing brick over the bluff that were taken out of chimneys. Barometer 29.98. Mr. Wiltshire completed repairing side entrance on the keeper and asst. Also tearing down chimney to.

10: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours. first part of 24 hours damp today and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather to light rain showers and rain. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.95 Keeper and asst throwing bricks over the bluff and cleaning up the grounds. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper completed annual requisition for supples. Mr. Wiltshire working on lattice work in front of water closet. Also lathing and pastering in 2nd asst quarters where the chimney was taken out. Keeper packing gravel up from the beach.

11: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day . Keeper made a fire in the watchroom. Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 today.

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Journal of Light-house station at Yaquina Head

1901

Febuary

16: (Continued from last page) Inspectors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2ns asst doing house work today.

17: Light variable winds to fresh breeze S.W. & West with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nst asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

18: Light North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail & snow - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.90 - Keeper working and writing in office - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing - 2nd asst working in garden and doing house work.

19: Moderate breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.40 today.

20: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 30.10 today - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

21: Light North and East wind these 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 to 29.98 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and mail.

22: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. & E. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.05 to 29.78

23: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours rain and thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.95 - 1st asst fishing.

24: Moderate breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours with rain and thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.02 today - Keeper and 2nd asst washing and working in their quarters - 1st asst went fishing.

26: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.02 - Keeper & 2nd asst house cleaning in there quarters - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Left station at 2. P.M.

27: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog and rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.22 - Keeper returned to the station at 11. A.M. - Keeper and asst fitting the new damper tube recently sent station by engineer

28: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.30 today - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies also showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors - 2nd asst cleaning brass work - Keeper doing house work.

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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1902

February

1 Light S. east wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze east fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went for a short walk today.

2 Light S.E. to South wind there 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport and showing one visitor in tower - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 today.

3 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst cutting wood for Keeper and Assts.

4 Fresh breeze to gale south with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light west wind damp and fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.72 today - Keeper writeing in the office.

5 Light W. to S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 today. General duties for the day - 2nd asst Ewald Glass went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6 Moderate breeze to light S. east wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S to S. west with rain squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.50. General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisetion for annual supplies.

7 Moderate breeze S. W. to light S. east wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze south with rain squalls - Sea rough. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.45 to 29.65.

8 Fresh breeze and gale with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light east wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. rain - Sea rough - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - Barometer 29.85 to 29.55 - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 2.P.M. - 1st asst went fishing.

9 Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.80 - 2nd asst returned to the station at 1 P.M.

10 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze east these 24. First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair and hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.45 - Keeper & assts doing house work.

11 Fresh breeze east to gale south with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. west wind light rain showers and fair - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.40 to 29.60 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual requistion for supplies. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 4. P.M.

12 Fresh breeze south to S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60 to 30.00 - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies - 2nd asst returned to sta at 11.30 A.M. - 1st asst scrubbing out his quarters.

13 Light S. west to S. east wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.70 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

14 Fresh breeze east to light S. east wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather to rain - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south with frequent rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.64 - Keeper working on requisition.

15 Fresh breeze east to gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.50 to 29.62 - General duties day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

16 Gale to fresh breeze south with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. east wind little damp - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 - 2nd asst went for a short walk from the station.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1902

February 17: Light S. east wind to fresh breeze and gale South with rain first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light west wind frequent light rain showers--Sea very rough- Barometer 29.34 to 29.94- General duties for the day- 2nd assistant cutting wood for keeper & assts.

18: Light south to S. east wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours light rain showers- Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather- Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Barometer 30.00. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd asst cutting wood.

19: Light east wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 29.54 2nd asst cutting wood. Keeper went one mile from sta to se about cutting wood. 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

20: Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours clear and fine weather. Sea very rough. Barometer 29.55 to 29.96. General duties for the day. Keeper working shop. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

21: Light wind to fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine and warm. Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.00 to 29.58 today. General duties for day. 1st asst and Keeper working in garden. 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation. Left the sta at 1 P.M.

22: Fresh breeze N. to light S. east wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair. Last part of 24 hours little damp and fair. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper planting garden. Barometer 29.50 to 29.72. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst returned to the sta at 11 A.M.

23: Moderate + fresh breeze S. to S. east and east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.72 to 29.40. Keeper completing annual requisition for supplies.

24: Moderate breeze S. to S. west first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. west with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.40 to 19.55. Keeper making out monthly reports to Inspector and Engineer.

25: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale south these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea rough. Barometer 29.50 to 28.86. 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supples. 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quaters.

26 Fresh breeze and gale S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls and lightning - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.02 to 29.42 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls of his quarters.

27 Fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail squalls and lightning - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.30 to 29.60 - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quarters - Keeper writeing in office.

28 Fresh breeze to light S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.85 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst putting alabastine on walls in his quarters.

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1903 RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c. MONTHFebruary1: Light S. West to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail and snow squalls - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.90 - Keeper writing in Office today.*W.P. Ford received final appointment as 2nd asst the 1st of Feb.

2nd: Light East wind cleary dry & cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - Keeper washing today - 2nd asst W. P. Ford went to Toledo on important business & get supplies - Left Sta at 8:30 A.M.

3rd: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with cold weather - Sea smooth to rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.65 - Keeper working in shop - 2nd asst W.P. Ford returned to the Sta at 4:30 P.M.

4th: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.10 - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst washing - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies.

5th: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cold weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.12 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood one mile from sta for himself & Keeper - Keeper making on requisition for annual supplies.

6th: Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear & cool - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.94 - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working requisition for annual supplies.

7th: Fresh breeze S. East to Gale South and S. West these 24 hours with rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.94 to 29.30 - Keeper making out the annual requisition for supplies to L.H. Inspector.

8th: Fresh breeze S. West to light wind West first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze S.W. to S. with rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.30 to 29.92 - 2nd asst planting garden today.

9th: Gale South to light S.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.93 to 29.98 - 2nd asst cleaning out South end of Barn - Taking covers off of Coal Oil Cases - and went to Newport after supplies - Keeper washing and working on annual requisition for supplies to Light House Inspector.

10th: Moderate breeze West and N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.92 to 30.12 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for the day.

11th: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear and cold - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.24 to 30.10 - 2nd asst W. P. Ford went one mile from the Sta cutting wood for himself & Keeper - Keeper working on requisition.

12th: Light East wind dry & cold these 24 hours - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood.

13th: Light East wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cold - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

14th: Light N. and East wind these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 - 2nd asst cutting wood today.

15th: Light N. & E. wind these 24 hours with clear and cold - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 - 1st asst went fishing today.

16th: Light North and East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. Barometer 30.12 - Keeper washing - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cutting wood for himself and Keeper.

17th: Light North and East wind with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for day - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 2nd asst washing & cutting wood half mile from sta.

18th: Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer

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1904 Keeper Logs

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1904 March1. Light West to North West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.83 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies & getting wood on beach - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst on beach getting wood.2. Light North to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and cool - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 2nd asst sawing wood in celler 3. Fresh breeze E to light S. East and S. to S. West these 24 hours with rain & thick weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.68 to 29.82 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisition for anunal supplies - 2nd asst taking water out of his celler 4. Moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.90 - 2nd asst sawing wood in celler - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual requisition & getting wood on beach5. Fresh & moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.68 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies 6. Fresh breeze S.W. to S. these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.74 7. Fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.74 to 29.68 - Keeper washing & getting wood on beach - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden & getting wood on the beach8. Light South to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.58 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies9. Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.58 to 28.80 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual list for supplies - 2nd asst working in shop and cleaning out barn 10. Gale S.E. to S. and S. Weist these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & putting dressing on garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper getting wood on beach. Barometer 28.7011. Gale & fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Barometer 28.70 to 29.70 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst washing - Sea rough - General duties for the day 12. Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with rain & hail - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.80 - Keeper working on supply list and getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went to Mrs Megginson after milk one half mile from sta13. Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with rain & snow - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning out barn - Keeper getting wood on the beach today14. Fresh breeze East to Gale South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze W. N. West light rain showers and fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.25 to 29.90 - Keeper & assts putting oil in oil butts - 2nd asst cleaning out barn 15. Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail showers - Last part of 24 hours clear and cool - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 2nd asst washing cleaning out barn putting dressing on his garden - Keeper working on Quarterly reports - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies16. Light North to E. & South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clearn fine and cool - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy & warmer - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.72 - Keeper & assts spading & planting little garden - General duties for the day17. Moderate breeze S. East to South and gale S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 29.70 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on reports

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1904 March18. Gale and fresh breeze S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - 1st asst spading garden - 2nd asst & Keeper getting wood on beach - Keeper writing in Office 19. Light East to S. East wind with first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours heavy Gale South with rain - The gale today fencing dow all about the Station - Barometer 29.10 to 28.70 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - The gale also blew window panes out of windows in Dwelling - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies 20. Gale to fresh breeze S. West and West first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. West with light rain showers and fair - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 28.70 to 29.56 - Keeper and assts repairing fence that blew down the 20th from bluff to Barn21. Fresh breeze S.W. with frequent hail & snow squalls these 24 hours - General duties for day - Barometer 29.56 to 29.50 - Sea quite rough - Keeper washing today22. Fresh breeze S. West to light S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent hail and snow squalls - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.52 to 29.47 - Keeper getting wood on beach & working in shop - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst putting dressing on the garden23. Light East wind with snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze South fair and frequent hail squalls - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.47 to 29.55 - Keeper and assts repairing fences that the gale blew down the 19th - 2nd asst working in shop24. Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow and rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather - Sea smooth - Baromter 29.55 to 29.72 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on requisition25. Light East and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow - Past part of 24 hours light snow & rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.72 to 30.60 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working on road next to beach - Keeper getting wood on the beach 26. Moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather & cool - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cleaning out barn & working in shop - 1st asst repairing picket fence around Dwelling27. Fresh breeze & light East wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.66 today 28. Light wind and moderate breeze East with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind cloudy & fair - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.66 to 29.35 - 2nd asst working in shop & putting two panes of glass in Dwelling that the gale of the 19th blew out - 1st asst went on the beach at Sta fishing - Keeper getting wood on the beach and working on requisition for annual supplies29. Light wind to moderate breeze W.N.W these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ast went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.35 to 29.70 - Keeper working on Quarterly reports & requisition30. Moderate breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 80.12 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning out the Barn - Keeper working on reports 31. Light N. East to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & assts repairing garden fence - Keeper spading garden & getting wood on beach - 1st asst cleaning in his Quarters - Barometer 30.20 to 29.88 - 1st asst also went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to post Quarterly and monthly & requisition reports get mail and procure supplies

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1906-07 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

January

1 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.10 - Keeper & assts replacing flag staff - 1st asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working in sta garden.

2 Light south wind these 24 hours with damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.30 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in his part of the garden.

3 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper working in garden - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst washing - Barometer 30.10.

4 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.28 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on annual aquisitions for supplies.

5 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and little damp - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail - Barometer 30.28 to 30.03 today - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went over on the beach two miles hunting for water agates today.

6 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light fog showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 30.23 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisitions - 1st asst working in shop.

7 Moderate breeze east to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog & fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.28 to 30.12 - 1st asst working in shop & went after rock oysters - Keeper working on hen coop.

8 Fresh breeze to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.00 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on hen coop.

9 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours ??? & rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & damp - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

10 Light north to east 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 30.00 to 29.80 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

11 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.20 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper getting wood on beach & working on requisition for supplies.

12 Gale S. east to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.14 to 29.22 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

13 Gale to fresh breeze S. west with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.22 to 29.35.

14 Light S. east wind to moderate breeze S.W. and west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - Barometer 29.30 to 29.62 - Had two visitors today.

15 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.50 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to light house Inspector.

16 Gale south to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.15 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition.

17 Fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst cleaning out barn - Barometer 29.15 to 29.55 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Jan.

18 Light south to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.44 - Keeper working on requistion for supplies - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

19 Light W.N. west and west wind these 24 hours with rain & snow showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.44 to 29.70 today. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to light house Inspector - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

20 Light north west wind these 24 hours with rain snow and hail showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.14 - 1st and 2nd assts taking covers off of coal oil cans to empty them - 2nd asst making himself a flowering garden north of his dwelling - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in the shop.

21 Light S. east widn first part of 24 hours with rain & snow showers - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. east with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Barometer 30.14 to 29.88.

22 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - General duties for day - Keeper working & writing in office on requisition.

23 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours thick & damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.94 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

24 Light south east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & assts getting the number of feet of rope at station - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

25 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain and thick weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.18 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 2nd asst working on flowering garden back of his ??? - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 20.18 to 30.37 - 1st and 2nd assts killing & dressing a pig - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

27 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.37 to 30.28 - 1st asst washing - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

28 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 30.16 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

29 Light east to S. east and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.17 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 1st asst cleaning out shop - 2nd asst working on flower garden.

30 Light N. east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.17 to 30.08 - 1st asst cleaning out store house - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & working on flower garden - Keeper completed requisition for supplies.

31 Light wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies and post requisition for supplies & monthly report.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

January

1 Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain and snow showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies for the years 1906 and 1907 - 1st asst putting a new hinge on wood shed door and showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst washing & showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors today.

2 Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.88 - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies for the years 1906 + 1907.

3 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.83 to 29.18 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - The gale blew down the tight board fences at sta + panes of glass out of station windows.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. west to west these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.65 - 2nd asst repairing garden fence and takeing covers off of coal oil cases to empty them tomorrow - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the sta at 9A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

5 Fresh breeze west to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail + snow showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.85 - 1st and 2nd assts putting coal oil in butts in watch room.

6 Light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow - Last part of 24 hours fair + cold - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.50.

7 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.62 - 2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower.

8 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.98 today - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

9 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - Keeper and assts repairing and renailing fences that blew down in the gale of January the 3rd.

10 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.82 - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went fishing.

11 Light S. east to west wind damp & warmer first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. west with rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - General duties for day - 2nd asst cleaning the grounds - 1st asst working - Keeper went fishing at the station.

12 Moderate to fresh breeze west to N. west these 24 hours with hail and snow squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.70 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cleaning up grounds.

13 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear - Last part of 24 hours cloudy little snow and cold - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - 1st asst sawing wood in his celler.

14 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Temperature 21 alue - Barometer 29.60 to 29.70 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper washing & working in the garden - 1st asst repairing wheelbarrow.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with fair and cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.65 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

16 Fresh breeze east with snow and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.52 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

17 Fresh breeze to light east wind dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.78 - Keeper cleaning out the barn - 2nd asst hunting deer outside of the reservation - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

January

18 Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S.W. and west these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.88 - 2nd asst hunting geese - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business & showing two visitors in the tower.

19 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Left sta at 9 A.M. - 1st asst working in the shop & in his quarters.

20 Fresh breeze to light gale south these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.04 - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. 2nd asst washing & working in his quarters.

21 Fresh breeze to light south wind cloudy and dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair and warmer - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.04 to 30.24 - Keeper and assts repairing tight board fence in front of keepers dwelling that blew down in gale of the 3rd.

22 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.24 to 30.12 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

23 Light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.98 - Keeper and assts polishing all brass work at the station - 2nd asst went fishing at the sta.

24 Light S. east and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst cleaning oil carriers.

25 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst working in his quarters - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

26 Moderate breeze and light east wind with fair and dry weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds damp - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.91 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Light south to S. east and east wind these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.65 - 1st asst went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst showing 5 visitors in tower.

28 Fresh breeze S. east to south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light west wind light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.75 - 1st and 2nd asst takeing covers off of coal cases to empty them in oil butts.

29 Light S.E. to south and S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.85 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in his quarters.

30 Light east wind to moderat and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.70 - 1st and 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts.

31 Gale south to S.W. and fresh breeze these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - 1st asst went to Newport to post reports to Inspector & Engineer get the mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office.

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