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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

June 1891

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last edit about 1 year ago by gkazebier
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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

August 1891

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last edit 11 months ago by gkazebier

1894 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1894

August

26: Moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with fog and smoke. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and helping get hay in the barn. Had six visitors. Keeper & 2nd asst hauling hay from Newport.

27: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with thick, smoke and fog and very warm during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 20 visitors in Tower. Keeper & 2nd asst hauling hay from Newport.

28: Light variable winds and calm these 24 ours with thick, smoky and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. Had 9 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst hauling hay today.

29: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours with thick, smoky, warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and went fishing. Keeper & 2nd went to Newport Had thirty visitors today.

30: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with thick smoky and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower & went fishing. Had 22 visitors. 2nd asst went up on North beach for recreation.

31: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick, damp fog and smoke during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

September

1: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with light rain and fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today. Steamer Homer sailed today. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith left the station at 6 A.M. for Willamett Valley for 21 days vacation.

2: Moderate breeze South to light N. West wind these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair & warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had 12 visitors. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower.

3: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport. Had 12 visitors. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower.

4: Light variable winds, fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst showing nine visitors in Tower.

5: Light S.E. to S. and S.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. Had no visitors today. The barometer 29.84 today.

6: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., clear, fine weather these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Keeper showing four visitors in the Tower.

7: Moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower & digging Potatoes. 1st asst went over on the beach after wood and having it hauled. Had 12 visitors.

8: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with thick, damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had five visitors today. 1st asst having wood hauled from beach. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

9: Moderate breeze to light wind N.West these 24 hours with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. General duties for the day. Keepers showing 13 visitors in the Tower. Steamers Homer and Scotia arrived from San Francisco for Yaquina at 1 P.M.

10: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst digging potatoes and showing eight visitors in the Tower. Keepers went to Newport.

11: Light variable winds these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain [continued on following page]

Last edit almost 2 years ago by Owlivia

1896 Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon 1896

June

4: Fresh breeze South with rain these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst painting and Whitewashing in his Quarters. Barometer 29.75 today. Keeper & assts cleaning brass work in Oil-room and Office.

5: Fresh breeze South to S.W. & West thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper & assts putting 200 Gallon of Mineral oil in Oil-room. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies and working in his Quarters. Keeper and 2nd asst scrubbing Office floor and painting same also painting serive??? table green, step ladders & chimney box. Barometer down to 29.92.

6: Light S.E. to South wind and calm thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst painting and Whitewashing in his Quarters. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.95.

7: Fresh breeze to light wind South thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90.

8: Light wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst painting in his Quarters, putting ladders away in the barn. Also went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and 2nd asst working on the road. Also cleaning and polishing tools in Tool chest today.

9: Light variable winds and calm thees 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning out drawers and cubbords. 1st asst whitewashing fence. Barometer 30.00 to 30.12 today.

10: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst cutting grass around Dwelling. Keeper went fishing and painting sink. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies and mail.

11: Moderate breeze N.West to light wind North thee 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing and claming. 1st asst went fishing and cutting the grass around the Dwelling & Tower. Barometer down to 29.90 today.

12: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st asst curing hay and showering visitors in Tower. Had 7 visitors. Barometer 30.05.

13: Moderate breeze North thee 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went over on the sand beach hunting shells. 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst raking up the hay. Also went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer down to 29.98 to 30.00.

14: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 30.00 today.

15: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. 1st asst went fishing and rakeing up the hay around Keeper's dwelling. Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning the spare burning. Keeper also cleaning the walls in his Kitchen. Barometer 30.15 today.

16: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear, fine weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Had three visitors. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper spadeing garden and cleaning out the Chicken house. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.05 today.

17: Light variable winds and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind, clear, fine weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper working on Quarterly and annual returns. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco at 4 A.M. Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper and assts putting hay in the Barn and cleaning around Dwelling. 1st asst went fishing and watering garden.

18: Light variable winds and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.West wind, light rain showers. Sea very smooth. Keeper and assts cleaning and polishing Lamp Reflectors and all brass work at the station. 1st asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.95.

19: Light South wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.08 today.

Last edit almost 2 years ago by Owlivia

1898-99 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last edit over 1 year ago by SS

1902-03 Keeper Logs

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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

Last edit 12 months ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan
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Journal of Light-house station at Yaquina

1903

June

15 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and rain - Barometer 29.70 to 29.88 - Keeper went over on road to oversee laborers working on road and put a new gate next to beach. 1st asst cleaning out the paint shop and painting on lattice work in part of dwelling - 2nd asst painting lattice & washing today.

16 Light wind & moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.00 - Keeper went to oversee the men working on road - 1st and 2nd assts painting lattice work.

17 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.12 - Keeper overseeing men working on road - Had three visitors - 1st & 2nd assts painted lattice work - 1st & 2nd assts cutting grass - 2nd asst working in garden.

18 Light S. east to east and north wind these 24 hours with dry weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.95 - 1st and 2nd assts painted lattice window portch & steps in front of dwelling - Keeper went over on the road to overseethe men working there.

19 Light S.E. to N. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear & dry - Last part of 24 hours thick & heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05 - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower working in shop & cutting grass - 1st asst went to Newpot & cutting grass - Keeper went to oversee the road.

20 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Laborers working on road - 1st asst cutting grass around dwelling - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

21 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - Keeper & 1st asst showing thirteen visitors in tower - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - 2nd asst went 3 miles from sta on important business.

22 Moderate breeze S. to light S.W. and west wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 30.02 - Keeper washing & working on annual reports - 1st asst cutting grass & showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst cutting rass & working in garden.

23 Light S.E. to west wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst cutting grass and painted lattice in front of dwelling - 2nd asst went to Toledo on important business - Left sta at 4:30 A.M. Keeper working on annual & monthly reports.

24 Light wind S. east to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Sea smooth. Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 - Keeper went on beach after clams & showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing & showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst returned to sta at ___ P.M.

25 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - Keeper & 2nd asst went over on south beach after clams - 1st asst raking hay - 2nd asst weeding in garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Repairing of the road leading to sta completed today.

26 Light north wind to moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.95 - Keeper writing in office - 1st asst makeing hay - 2nd asst weeding in his garden.

27 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with thick fog and rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00. General duties for the day - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning chimneys - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

28 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and some fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper writeing in office - 1st asst makeing hay - 2nd asst weeding in his garden.

29 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper showing six visitors in tower - 2nd asst cleaning chimneys & working in garden - 1st asst makeing hay - Keeper working on reports.

30 Moderate to fresh breeze north to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.85 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport to post the mail and procure supplies. 1st and 2nd asst putting hay in the barn & cleaning up the grounds - 2nd asst weeding & putting dressing on garden.

Last edit 11 months ago by caroleholmson
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