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1898-99 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

May 1: Moderate breeze and light West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind moderate & fresh breeze W. N.West with frequent hail & rain squalls during 24 hours. Sea suite rough. Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05 & 2nd Asst washing.

2: Light N.West wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & cool. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.10 today.

3: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport to post mail & get supplies. 2nd Asst went over on South beach to meet his wife. Barometer 30.10 to 29.97.

4: Moderate breeze S. to light S.West wind with light rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & walm cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper working in garden. 1st Asst diffing sod away from the building to keep from rotting the building. 2nd Asst went over on South beach after rock Oysters. Barometer down to 29.84.

5: Light S. to moderate breeze W. N.West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst getting off the beach. Barometer 29.94 today. 2nd Asst planting garden.

6: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Keeper & 1st Asst mixing white paint. Barometer 30.10.

7: Light N.West wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing on the South beach. 1st Asst went to Newport. 2nd Asst went over in the woods about one mile from station. Barometer 30.15.

8: Light North to South wind light rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.W. rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper writeing in office and cleaning paintbrushes. Barometer 30.05 today. 1st Asst went to Newport.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst cutting agates. 1st Asst taking covers off of coal oil casses & working in garden. Barometer 30.20 today. Keeper working in office.

10: Light N. to E. & S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze South hard rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went over on the South beach after razor clams. Keeper also went to Newport after a cow. Barometer 30.05 to 29.98 today.

11: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm light rain showers & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper writeing in office. Barometer 30.24 today. Keeper and Assts painted the barn and shop & chicken house. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail.

12: Light variable winds & calm light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper and Assts painted water tank. 1st Asst dwelling water closet oil house and put up stage to paint double dwelling. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.10.

13: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind dry fast part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West rain showers & fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & Asst painting on keepers dwelling. Barometer 30.06 today.

14: 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 moderate smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went 2 1/2 miles from the station for recreation. Barometer 30.04. Had 6 visitors. Keeper went trout fishing 3 miles from station.

15: Fresh breeze to light N.Wind with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.East wind cloudy and [Cont'd on next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

June 1: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.40 to 29.90. 1st Asst went to Newport. Keeper painted pump & steps back of dwelling. 2nd Asst working in 2nd Asst also painted steps in the wagon house.

2: Moderate to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and heigh fog. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts painted bracketts and took down stage. 1st Asst whitewashing & painting in his quarters. Keeper weeding in his garden and writeing in the office. Barometer 30.04 today.

3: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with fog showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.20 today. Keeper and Assts painted aron railing and parapet black. Keeper & 2nd Asst painted the chimney s in office attatched to tower. 1st Asst painted window sash and window frames in tower. 1st also painting in his quarters. 2nd Asst painted back steps. Keeper weeding in his garden.

4: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind and fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze South to S.W. & West with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Barometer 29.92. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

5: Fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper & Assts scrubbing hall and oil room floors & painting door stools??? black. 1st Asst whitewashing the north ??? board fence and his dwelling. Also painted inside of dwelling & went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 29.94 to 30.08. Keeper weeding in his garden.

6: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts whitewashing fence. Keeper and 2nd Asst working in the garden. Barometer 29.98 to 30.08 today.

7: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts cleaning windows in tower and whitewashing fences. Barometer 30.10 today. 1st Asst cleaning out paint & work shop today.

8: Fresh & moderate breeze North clear fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze North thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst cutting grass around dwelling. Barometer 30.10 to 30.02. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

9: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog. Sea smooth. Keeper went over to Big Creek to pay for a cow & trout fishing. 1st Asst cutting grass. Barometer 30.00.

10: Fresh breeze North to light South and thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst cutting grass around dwelling. Keeper weeding out in his part of garden. 2nd Asst went after Razor Clams & cutting agates. Barometer 29.98 today.

11: Light South to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 2nd Asst went hunting for birds. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.96.

12: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea smooth. 1st Asst cutting grass around the outbuildings. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.98 to 30.08. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer.

13: Light variable winds & calm with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper weeding out his part of the garden & working on quarterly and annual returns. 1st Asst rakeing up hay. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst putting coal oil cases in barn & weeking in his garden. 1st Asst Mr. Edward Rice went up in the tower with two visitors. 2nd Asst went for a walk with his family.

14: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper weeding out his part of garden. 2nd Asst working in wagon house. Barometer 30.03 to 20.16.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst burning??? hay. 2nd Asst weeding out his part of garden. Barometer 30.14 today.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

July 1: Strong fresh & moderate breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and some thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst repairing stall for his horse in barn. 1st Asst putting wood in woodshed. Barometer 30.10 to 29.95.

2: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper writing in general account book and sawing wood for furnace. 2nd Asst working in his work-house. Barometer 29.96 to 30.02.

3: Fresh and moderat breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light fog showers. Sea smooth. Keeper writing in general account book. 2nd Asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st Asst putting wood in his woodshed. Barometer 30.02 today.

4: Light South to North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Assts showing seven visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport after strawberries. Barometer 30.02.

5: Light variable to light North wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing & showing five visitors in tower. Barometer 29.96.

6: Light variable and North winds with heigh dry fog these 24 hours. Sea very smooth and calm. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst washing today. Keeper wrint in office. Barometer 29.96 to 29.98.

7: Light South East to South wind these 24 hours heigh dry fog & cloudy weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing and showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.03. Keeper cleaning out his celler. 2nd Asst cutting agates etc today.

8: Light East to variable winds & calm these 24 hours fair and warm weather during 24 hours. SEa very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing & showing five visitors in tower. Varometer 30.06.

9: Light variable winds and calm with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & Assts showing twelve visitors in the tower. 1st Asst went hunting for wild pigeons. 2nd Asst went after razor clams. Barometer 30.05.

10: Light variable winds and calm to moderat and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.98. 2nd Asst painting wind sash in his quarters. Keeper cleaning windows in his quarters.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours clear weather and heigh dry fog. Sea very smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 21 visitors in the tower. Keeper painting window sash in his part of dwelling and writing in office. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 29.92. 2nd Asst went over to South beach.

12: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. Keeper painting winds sash in his quarters. 1st Asst sowing visitors in tower. Had fifteen visitors. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail. Barometer 30.06.

13: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours fair weather & heigh dry fog. General duties for the day. Had five visitors today. Assts showing visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.02 to 29.96.

14: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.92 to 29.80. Keeper and 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze North with heifh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies and repairing approach to barn door. Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

16: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours moderat to fresh breeze North fair weather & thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Asst showing eight visitors in tower. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.00.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

July 17: Fresh and moderate breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.04 today. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst cleaning out his celler. Had three visitors.

18: Fresh & moderate breeze North these 24 hours thick damp and heigh dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties fort he day. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Had three visitors. 2nd Asst went about one mile from the station hunting. Barometer 30.10. U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 3:30 P.M. going south.

19: Fresh and moderat breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.94. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst went over to Little Creek after black sand. 1st Asst showing 10 visitors in tower.

20: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather and heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. 2nd and Keeper showing visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper weeding out his part of garden. Barometer 29.92. Had seven visitors today.

21: Light S.E. to South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper & Assts cleaning lamp reflectors and all other brass work. Had five visitors. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04.

22: Light S.East wind and calm fair and cloudy. Last part of 24 hours moderat to fresh breeze N.West clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing visitros in the tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. Had thirty nine visitors. Barometer 30.00 to 30.13. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and post mail. General duties for the day.

23: Inspected Station W.L. Field Commander - Fresh breeze to gale North these 24 hours with fair weather hazy and thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 29.95. Keeper went over on the south beach after razor clams. 1st Asst showing sixteen vistors in tower. U.S. Light House Tender arrived off the Yaquina bar at 2:30 P.M. and crossed into Newport. Commander W.L. Field arrive at and inspected the station at 5 P.M. and left station at 6 P.M. for Newport.

24: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. SEa smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and toke medicine chest & library to Steamer Manzanita. Mr. Whitten and Stimpson hauling annual supplies. 1st and 2nd Assts stowing oil in oil-house and showing visitors in the tower. Had twenty nine visitors. Barometer 29.87. U.S. Light House Tender came out of Yaquina at 1 P.M. and went North.

25: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Mr. Whitter and Stimpson hauling supplies. Keeper & Assts showing 31 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.80.

26: Moderate breeze to light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst showing fifty visitors in tower. Barometer 29.86. 2nd Asst went toNewport after supplies. Mr. Witten and Stimpson hauling annual supplies.

27: Light South to variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. Steamsters hauling annual supplies. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Had seventeen visitors.

28: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Asst stowing away mineral oil in oil-house. Steamsters hauling oil. Assts showing seventeen visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.84.

29: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts putting mineral oil in oil-house. Mr. Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies today. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 [Cont'd on next page].

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1900-01 Keeper Logs

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June

1 Light north to south wind first part of 24 hours with light rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light north wind clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning and painting in there quarters - Keeper working in his garden

2 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went for a short walk.

3 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.08. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning out paint shop & store house & working road - 2nd asst painting.

4 Light W.N.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper and 1st asst working on the road - 1st asst cleaning the reflectors today - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and post mail. 2nd asst working road.

5 Light N to E & S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 to 29.80 - 1st asst working on the road - Keeper working in office today - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6 Light W. to S. west wind with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.12 today - 1st asst working on the road - Keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies - Had three visitors today.

7 Light S.E. wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst showing seven visitors in the tower - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper and 2nd asst went on the beach after mussels.

8 Light N. to S. east and variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.07 today. Keeper working on quarterly & annual returns - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over to big creek after strawberries - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

10 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst cutting grass on the grounds around barn & outbuildings - Keeper weeding his part of garden and working on annual & quarterly reports to inspector.

11 Light N. to S.E. and south wind with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling and tower - 2nd asst went hunting - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12 Light N. to S.E. and south wind with frequent rain showers these 24 hours first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - Keeper working on reports - 1st asst cutting grass inside of yard - 2nd asst working in the shop.

13 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst showing visitors in tower and raking up ??? throwing it over bluff - 2nd asst working and went to Newport to post & get mail.

14 Light N. & S.E. to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and ??? - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - 1st asst raking up grass and throwing it over the bluff - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies and working on quarterly returns to inspector & engineer.

15 Light S.E. to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 - 2nd asst putting wood into his cellar and went hunting - Keeper working on quarertly & annual reports to inspector and engineer.

16 Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fog and some fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper write ??? in office and went after razor clams - 2nd asst went for a short walk - 1st asst went fishing.

17 Light wind and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went fishing and raking up hay - 2nd asst washing and showing 8 visitors in the tower - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports and working in garden.

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June

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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July

1 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 today - Keeper weeding out his part of the garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

2 Light S. east wind and calm these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 today. 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went over on south beach after razor clams - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.10 today - General duties for the day - Keeper weeding out his part of the garden.

4 Light N. wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today -Assts keepers showing four visitors in the tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst went hunting today.

5 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst went fishing & showing visitors in the tower & putting wood in his wood-shed - Had twenty two visitors - Keeper weeding in garden - 2nd asst on ??? ride.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 - Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper showing two visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaning and painting in his quarters.

7 Fresh and moderate breeze north with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 today - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in the office today.

8 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 today - 1st asst went fishing and working in the garden - 2nd asst working in the shop and house work - Keeper writing in the office.

9 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 today - Had twelve visitors - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst went fishing & working in garden - 2nd asst working in shop & went to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper writing in office.

10 Moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind and calm with fair and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper putting 200 galls oil in oil butts - Keeper writing in office - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower & painting in his quarters & went hunting.

11 Light S. to N. wind and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st asst went fishing - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Had three visitors - General duties for day - 2nd asst went hunting & to Newport after mail and supplies.

12 Fresh and moderate breeze north with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 today. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had three visitors - General duties for day - 2nd asst went hunting & to Newport after mail and supplies.

13 Light north to S. east wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.06 - 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst working in his quarters & showing visitors in tower. Had five visitors.

14 Light S. east wind and calm to light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.93 - Had eight visitors - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went over to bigg creek for recreation.

15 Light north wind to moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper went after razor clams on south beach - 2nd asst washing - 1st asst showing nine visitors in the tower.

16 Light S.E. to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - Had 13 visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17 Light S. to N. wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

18 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain.

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18 and fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - 1st and 2nd assts showing eleven visitors in tower - Barometer 30.00 to 30.13 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

19 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst and Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty two visitors - 2nd asst working in his barn - Keeper writing in the office.

20 Light north wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 29.80 - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower. Had thirty six visitors - Keeper went to Newport on business and after supplies.

21 Light north to E. and S. east wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze and light S. wind until thick fog light rain - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper went to Newport on business - Keeper & assts showing twenty visitors in tower.

22 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.84 to 29.94 - Last part of 24 hours fair weather. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst washing & working in shop - Keeper & 1st asst showing three visitors in tower.

23 Fresh breeze north dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst repairing floor in barn - 1st asst showing twenty one visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters.

24 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst and went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had sixty eight visitors - Keeper working in work-shop.

25 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear & fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty three visitors - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper writing in office - 1st asst Edward Rice left the station at 4 A.M. for Portland & Oregon City to be gone seven days on important business.

26 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.97 - Keeper showing visitors in the tower - Had seventeen visitors - Keeper writing in office.

27 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing twenty seven visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Fresh to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.82 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - and showing visitors in tower - Had 11 visitors - Keeper showing visitors in tower.

29 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.80 ti 29.84 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had ten visitors - 2nd asst getting wood off the beach.

30 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty six visitors - Keeper writing in office - 1st asst Edward Rice returned to the station at 9:15 P.M. from Oregon City & Portland.

31 Moderate & fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper went after razor clams on south beach - 2nd asst went to Newport to post mail & get supplies - Keeper & 1st asst showing 30 visitors in tower.

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1 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and heigh dry fog. Barometer 30.05 - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - Had seventeen visitors - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

2 Fresh breeze north 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. Barometer 30.12 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had eight visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3 Fresh breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 to 29.92 - Had ten visitors today - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper & assts showing thirty six visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & assts decided to exclude visitors from the tower on Saturdays.

5 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & dry fog. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.84 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had fourty eight visitors - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Keeper writing in office today.

6 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - Keeper & assts showing sixty visitors in the tower - Keeper went about two miles from station about cutting wood - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7 Light north and variable wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 - 2nd asst working in the shop and showing visitors in the tower - Visitors are not admitted to the tower on Saturdays - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty visitors.

9 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty visitors - 2nd asst went over to repair gate next to ocean beach & also hunting.

10 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and smoky - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst polishing brass work in lantern - 1st asst went fishing & digging potatoes - Keeper digging potatoes.

11 Fresh and moderate breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.03 - Had fourty nine visitors - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went over on the south beach after a knife that he lost.

12 Fresh and moderate breeze north with thick damp fog these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & smoky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00. Keeper & assts showing visitors in tower - Had 110 visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

13 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours smoky and some fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.85 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower - 1st asst digging potatoes - Had thirty two visitors.

14 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick fog and smoky - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.73 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & assts showing visitors in the tower - Had fourty three visitors.

15 Light N. to south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.74 to 29.83. 1st asst showing thirteen visitors in the tower - 2nd asst went over on south beach after razor clams - Keeper removing oil galls in oil house.

16 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty six visitors - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper cleaning windows in his part of dwelling.

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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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1902

May 1: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First past of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90. General duties for day- 1st Asst. went fishing.

May 2: Light S. East to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and clearing weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30 to 30.18. Keeper and Assts. painting picket fence. 1st Asst. went ocean fishing. 2nd Asst. went trout fishing at North beach

May 3: Light west to N. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts painting on picket fence around dwelling.

May 4: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day-Barometer 29.96 to 29.85. 1st Asst. showing visitors in Tower. Had seven visitors. 2nd Asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies.

May 5: Light variable winds and calm to light North wind North these 24 hours with fair and warme weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.76. Mr. Whitter hauled 9 sacks of coal. Keeper and Assts. painted the Barn today. 1st Asst. working in garden & went fishing.

May 6: Fresh breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.76 to 29.86. Keeper and Assts. painting on Keepers dwelling. Mr. Whitter hauling coal from Newport to the station.

May 7: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog. Sea s,pptj. Barometer 29.85 to 30.00. Keeper and Assts. painting trimming on Keepers dwelling. 1st Asst. went fishing. Keeper & 1st Asst. putting stage on back of dwelling to paint same. 2nd Asst. went to Newport for sequestration. Left sta. at 1 P.M.

May 8: Light North to South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh day fog. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.00. Keeper painting on Keepers dwelling. Mr. Whitter, hauling coal. 2nd Asst. returned to sta. at 7:30 A.M.

May 9: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh day fog & cloudy. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.00 to 29.84. Keeper went over on south beach after razor clams. 1st Asst. went fishing. Keeper and 1st Asst. mixing paint to paint light Tower. Keeper and Assts. painted on Keepers dwelling and water tank.

May 10: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours- with rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.76 to 29.84. 2nd Asst. went on beach after clams. 1st Asst. went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Mr. Whitter completed hauling coal.

May 11: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85. 1st Asst. went fishing. 2nd Asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at

187 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

June 17: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.14 to 29.98 - Keeper showing visistors in Tower & working on annual reports to Inspector & Engineer - 1st asst working road into timber to haul wood & went fishing - Had 20 visitors

June 18: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours fair and little fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr Whitten hauling wood for Keeper & assts - 1st asst cutting grass around Keeperes dwelling and making hay - Received from Inspector to be fowarded to 2nd asst Ewald Glass his resignation to be signed & dated and forwarded to Inspector

June 19: Fresh and moderate breeze N. these 24 hours with thick fog most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 today - Keeper working on annual reports to Inspector & Engineer & showing one visitor in Tower - 1st asst working on road in Timber and went fishing

June 20: Light wind North to East and South these 24 hours with fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.64 - Mr Whitten hauling wood for keeper and assts - Keeper went after razor clams in South beach - 1st asst went fishing and making hay & working in garden

June 21: Light South sind these 24 hours - with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.76 to 29.84 - 1st asst butting hay in the barn - Keeper went to Newport - Mr Whitten hauling wood for keeper & assts

June 22: Light South to North wind these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - 1st assts went fishing & showing visitors in Tower - Keeper writing on reports & showing visitors in Tower - Had seventeen visitors - Mr. William Ford of Newport arrived at the sta at 6.P.M. and went on duty as 2nd asst Keeper in place of Mr Ewald Glass - Keeper gave Mr William Ford 2nd assts leave to go to Toledo after his Household good and Family to be gone two or three day

June 23: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S. and S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - Mr Whitten hauling wood - Keeper writing in Office - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil bases today

June 24: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp and fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 30.04 - Keeper working on annual reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

June 25: Light S. to variable winds and calm these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went fishing and cutting grass around Dwelling - 2nd asst W. P. Ford arranging household goods and cleaning

June 26: Light South to West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 to 30.00 - 2nd ast doing house work & cleaning windows - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper working on annual reports

June 27: Light N. to S.E. and North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.06 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & went fishing & working in garden - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer - Mr W. P. Ford is Nominated for the position of 2nd asst at the sta & is to go on duty the 1st July - Mr For doing house work

June 28: Light North wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and fine - Last part of 24 hours fair and light rain shower - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst doing house work today

June 29: Moderate breeze & light North wind fair first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze North light rain & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.97 - 1st asst shoing ten visistors in Tower & went fishing - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports

June 30: Moderate breeze and light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.02 - 1st asst went fishing and making hay around dwelling - Mr Ford went to Toledo after carpets to put on floors

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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

July

18 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

19 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.93 - 1st & 2nd assts showing twelve visitors in tower.

20 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Barometer 29.83 - Sea smooth - 1st & 2nd assts showing eight visitors in tower - General duties for the day.

21 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog and lightning - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport - Keeper & 1st asst showing twenty six visitors in tower - General duties for day.

22 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.96 - 1st & 2nd assts showing ten visitors in tower.

23 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 30.04 - 1st & 2nd assts showing eight visitors in tower - General duties for day.

24 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 to 30.15 - Keeper and 2nd asst went 2 1/2 miles on south beach after razor clams - 1st asst went fishing at station - 1st and 2nd assts showing sixty nine visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail - U.S. Light House tender arrived off Yaquina bar at 7.20 P.M. and entered to Newport at 8 P.M.

25 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 - Had five visitors - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Keeper & assts cleaning windows in tower & dwelling - Light House Inspector C.G. Calkins arrived at the sta at 2 P.M. Inspected & left at 4 P.M. for Newport.

26 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport to look over the annual supplies - 1st and 2nd assts showing nineteen visitors in tower.

27 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd assts putting oil in butts - Barometer 30.10 to 30.07 - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty three visitors - Keeper washing - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers repairiing boundary fence - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Mr. McDonald hauling annual supplies. U.S. Light House tender left Newport for Heceta Head at 2 P.M. to land annual supplies for that station.

28 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather and some fog - Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair - Sea smooth - Mr. MacDonald hauling supplies & lumber - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper & assts stowing away anuual supplies - Mr. Withers rebuilding boundary fence - U.S.L. House Tender Heather crossed into Yaquina and landed annual supplies for Heceta Head.

29 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Mr. Withers working on boundary fence.

30 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.16 - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had fourty one visitors - Mr. Withers completed repairing and putting wire on boundary fence - General duties for the day.

31 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 to 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Had sixty one visitors - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers completed boundary fence yesterday & left this morning for Portland.

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1903

September

17 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport for oats & bran - Keeper & assts putting hay into barn - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

18 Light north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.13 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden & getting wood off the beach - Keeper went to Newport after oats & bran for cow & horses.

19 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.13 to 30.04 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and hauling wheat & bran - 2nd asst cleaning out barn and getting wood on the beach.

20 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Barometer 30.04 to 29.98 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after feed for horses and cow.

21 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower & went fishing - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Keeper hauling feed from Newport.

22 Light N. to S. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair & thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.06 - 1st asst showing nine visitors in tower - 2nd asst went on south beach after wood - Keeper hauling feed from Newport to station.

23 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & 2nd asst digging razor clams on south beach - 2nd asst getting wood on south beach - General duties for day.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Barometer 30.16 - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation - Left the sta at 8 A.M.

25 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to inspector and engineer. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors - 2nd asst returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed by sta at 4:30 P.M. for the south.

26 Moderate breeze & light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.03 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst putting wood in his celler - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail.

27 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.03 to 29.80 - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had four visitors - General duties for the day.

28 Moderate breeze south to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 30.00 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day.

29 Light N. to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.00 - 2nd asst working in the shop - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30 Light N. to S. & variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.87 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport to post the quarterly reports - Also showing visitors in the tower - Had four visitors - U.S. Light House tender arrived off the yaquina bar from south & entered at 5:15 P.M.

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1904 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

June

1 Light wind and moderate breeze south these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 29.82 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst working in garden & cleaning in his kitchen - 1st asst whitewashing cleaning & painting in his quarters.

2 Fresh breeze and light S. to S. west wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.75 to 30.12 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst cleaning & painting in his quarters - 2nd asst cleaning & painting in his quarters.

3 Light south and variable winds first part of 24 hours with damp weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze north with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.22 - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning & painting in there quarters - Keeper putting wood in his celler.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours some fog & fair - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.02 - 2nd asst painting in his quarters also painted inside of water closet - Keeper and 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

5 Fresh breeze and light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 to 30.02 - 1st asst went to Newport on important business - Left sta at 1 P.M. - 2nd asst painted kitchen floor.

6 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer. Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 30.28 - 1st asst returned to the sta at 9:30 A.M. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport to vote and procure supplies.

7 Moderate breeze nort these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.28 to 30.16 - Keeper cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst cleaning oil carriers & went to Newport after mail - 2nd asst working in shop & garden. Had two visitors.

8 Light wind north and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 to 30.10 - Keeper cleaning and painting in his quarters - 2nd asst working in his garden & painting in his quarters - 1st asst cleaning in his quarters.

9 Light south to north wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light west to S. west wind light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 30.12 - 1st asst painting base of tower white and black - Keeper cleaning and painting in his quarters - Also cleaning & painting water closet - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and on business.

10 Light S.W. to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.34 - Keeper painting inside of water closet and cleaning in his quarters - 2nd asst putting wood in his celler & working in his garden.

11 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.34 to 30.12 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst went over to beach to repair gate - 2nd asst doing house work today.

12 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.95 - Keeper and assts showing fourteen visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd asst repairing pig pen - Keeper painting hall floor in dwelling also steps & water closet.

13 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst getting clams on beach at sta - 2nd asst painted back steps on dwelling getting wood on beach & working in garden - 1st asst cleaning out woodshed - Keeper putting wood in his celler.

14 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went after clams on beach at sta - 2nd asst went after razor clams on beach one mile from sta.

15 Fresh breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.88 - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports - 2nd asst working in shop - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies and showing five visitors in tower.

16 Light north to south wind & calm these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.00 - 1st asst showing four visitors in tower and cutting grass around dwelling - 2nd asst W.P. Ford went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports to L. House Inspector.

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1906-07 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

April

1 Fresh breeze north west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail and snow squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.22 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper writing in the office - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.35 to 30.32 - 1st asst working and showing a visitor in tower - 2nd asst planting in his garden and showing a visitor in tower.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.17 - 1st asst working in the garden and shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writing in office.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.17 today. 1st asst working in shop and garden - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach & working in garden - Keeper writing in the office.

5 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 to 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

6 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - 1st asst working in the shop and planting in his part of garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & working in garden.

7 Moderate breee to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.16 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

8 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower - 1st asst working in shop.

9 Fresh breeze west S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 31 - 2nd asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working - 1st asst making a new ladder.

10 Light south wind to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.18 to 30.10 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst spadeing and planting garden today.

11 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst mixing paint - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning paint brushes - 1st asst making ??? notices & planting garden.

12 Light north and south wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes - 1st asst went on beach at sta after clams & fishing.

13 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.03 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went over on beach after razor clams - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Light north and variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop & repairing ladder - 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes.

15 Light north wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth to rough - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for day - 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Three men came out of Yaquina Bar in a row boat went north to Otter Rock at 9.A.M. - They passed this light at 3 P.M. going towards the Yaquina Bar - The ocean is very rough two rough to enter Yaquina Bar on to land anywhere else.

16 Moderate breeze south to S. west with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather wind west - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - Keeper & assts painting barn - 1st asst working on ladder and printing notices to visitors - U.S. Life Saving crew at Yaquina Bay went out through to rough sea & brought the three men ashore that went out over bar yesterday two rough to get in themselves.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

May

1 Moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours with light fog showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.22 - 1st and 2nd assts working in garden - Keeper and assts painting base of tower & covering of oil room - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.10 - Keeper painting roof of work room - 1st & 2nd assts painted bracketts on tower - Keeper mixing paint.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & showing three visitors in tower.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.08 - 2nd asst spadeing in his part of the garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in his part of the garden.

5 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd assts painting on base of the tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

6 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.12 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower - Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - Keeper writing in office.

7 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - Keeper and assts painting on the tower - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in garden & mixing paint - Keeper getting wood on beach.

8 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing nine visitors in tower & painted iron railing & balcony black - 1st asst painting in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Moderate breeze to light north wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds little damp and fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper & 1st asst getting clams on beach at sta - 2nd asst went after razor clams - 1st asst painting in his quarters.

10 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.80 - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts painted roof of work room & oil house - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

11 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.89 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts painted front porch and steps around dwelling - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

12 Light variable winds to light south to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.89 to 30.10 - 1st asst working in garden & painting in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

13 Light S. east wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and rain with moderate breeze south - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - 1st asst showing seven visitors in the tower.

14 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.98 to 29.60 - Keeper mixing paint to paint inside of lantern - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning inside of lantern prepairing to paint some tomorrow.

15 Fresh breeze S. west and west these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.98 - Keeper mixing whitewash to whitewash inside of tower - 1st and 2nd assts painting lantern inside white - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

16 Light S. east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.17 - Keeper & assts painting in lantern & watchroom - Also brushing down walls inside of tower.

17 Fresh breeze east to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers

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