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1893 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

May 21: Keeper went to Newport to take Mr. Rice 1st Asst who is on his way to Portland to see a specialist about his eye as it is getting worse every day. Had two visitor today. Left the Station at 9:30 A.M.

22: Calm and light West wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South to N. West with rain showers. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last pat of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - Keeper and 2nd asst putting up stage and painting brackets black.

24: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst finished painting the Brackets on tower - and whitewashed some fences today.

25: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours some damp fog - Sea smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst whitewashing fences around the cape.

26: Calm & light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.W. with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper went over to Newport to get some supplies and get the mail - U.S. Steamer Manzenita passed by this light at 2 P.M. going south stoped and placed the bouy off of Yaquina bar. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 4 P.M. and crossed in at 5:30 P.M. from San Francisco - Keeper and 2nd asst started to paint on the tower did paint a little but had to stop there being to much wind - Manzanita passed into Newport at 7 P.M.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden - The barometer stands 29.87. The U.S. Steamer Manzanita came out of Yaquina bay at 8:30 A.M. and steamed away south. Willamette Valley sailed for San Francisco at 7:30 P.M.

28: Light N. West wind with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light West to N. West wind with fair weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper went to Newport after the mail - 2nd Asst working in garden.

29: Moderate breeze N. West with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather - Sea quite rough - Keeper & 2nd asst painting on tower & base & Oil House - Also cleaning & rakeing up the chicken yard.

30: Light wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst. painting iron railings & parapet black - Also painted water tank & stepps outside of Keeper Dwelling. Also celler doors.

31: Light South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - last part of 24 hours light variable winds to N.W. wind fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst working on the road & whitewashing on the garden fence.

June 1: Calm & light variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newpot to take & get mail - U.S. Steamer Manzanita laying off of Yaquina bar at 4 A.M. she passed this light at 10 A. M. going North.

2: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper whitewashig garden fence also painting stepps around dwelling & mixing white paint to paint office & Oil-House.

3: Moderate to fresh & strong breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea a little rough - Keeper & 2nd asst painting office & Oil-House white - Also painted pump frame & Keeper back stepps of dwelling. A gentleman two ladies and two boys came at the dwelling at 12 noon to go up in the tower - Told them they could go up after dinner which would be in about an hour but they would not wait.

4: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze East clear fine and warm during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went fishing - Keeper & 2nd showing seventeen visitors in tower.

Last edit about 1 year ago by caroleholmson

1895 Keeper logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon1895April13: Fresh and strong breeze South to S. West with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst painting ceiling in his Quarters - Keeper went to Newport.14: Light East to S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer 29.50 - Keeper went over to little creek trout fishing today.15: Fresh to strong breeze South with rain these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 2nd asst painting front room in his quarters - Keeper makeing out requistition for L.H. supplies for 1895 and 1896 - The barometer 29.70.16: Strong to fresh breeze South to S. W. these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - Keeper repairing spare damper pipe and putting a pane of glass in 2nd assts Quarters that was broken today - 2nd asst painting in his front room in Keepers dwelling - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail - The barometer 29.9517: Light S.E. wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst putting windown pane in Dwelling - 2nd asst painting in his Quarters - Barometer 30.10 today.18: Light variable winds with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N. West fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper completeing requisition for annual supplies - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst painting in his Quarters - Barometer 30.00 today.19: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper planting peas - 1st asst went to Newport and also went fishing - 2nd asst painting in his Quarters - The barometer 30.12 today.20: Light wind North to moderate breeze N. West with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 2nd asst painting in his Quarters - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Steamer Bandorille crossed in over Yaquina bar from Portland - The barometer 30.16 today.21: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 horus with clear fine and warmer weather seas smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went over on South beach trout fishing - 1st asst went ocean fishing - The barometer 29.98 today.22: Moderate breeze to light wind N. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.W. clear weather - Sea quite smooth - Keepers painting pickett fence around Tower and Keepers dwelling - The barometer 29.90 today.23: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog but mostly fair weather - Sea smooth - steam Schooner crossed in over Yaquina bar - Keeper working on the road today.24: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting on the fence around the Tower and Keepers dwelling - The barometer down to 29.82 today - Keeper mailed Requistions for supplies today.25: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper completed painting picket fence around Tower and Keepers dwelling - Keeper mixing white paint to paint Barn 1st asst Quarters and store house - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning barn preparing to paint it - 1st asst also went to Newport.26: Fresh breeze to light N. Wet to North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Keepers painting Barn 1st asst Quarters - 1st and 2nd asst cleaning outside of store house preparing to paint it - The barometer 29.70 today.27: Light variable winds with light rain showers during these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - The barometer down to 29.78 today.28: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - The barometer 30.00 today.

Last edit 7 months ago by Jayk
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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon1895May15: (continued from previous page) Keepers painting steps and celler door around Keeper dwelling pump frame and water tank today - Also mixing Black and white paint to paint tower - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper weeding out garden - Barometer 29.78 today.16: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and some cloudy - Sea quite smooth - The barometer down to 29.88 today - Keepers cleaning and painting lantern - Keeper mixing paint for painting the lantern inside white - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.17: Light South wind these 24 hours with high dry fog - Sea smooth - The barometer down to 29.98 today - Keepers whitewashing the inside of Tower - Also painting stairs and landings black - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper sold his Hack to an Indian.18: Light S.E. to S. and S. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Keepers whitewashing in watch room and painting lantern floor and service table black - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst painting back of Dwelling.19: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - The barometer down to 29.94 today.20: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth. Keepers painting dome parapet and drumm of Light and stairs and landings - Barometer down to 29.90 today.21: Light wind to moderate breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers cleaning Lennses plate glass in lantern and reflectors - Also painting parapet black and putting up stageing to paint bracketts black.22: Light variable winds damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind clear fine weather - Sea smooth. Keepers painting Bracketts black and getting stage ready to paint Tower white - The barometer 30.00 today.23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the main part of Tower white took stage down and mixed black paint to paint iron railing parapet and base of tower - The barometer 29.84 today.24: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp and light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind clearing weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keepers painting window stools in tower - 1st asst went fishing.25: Fresh to strong breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.48 today.26: Gale to fresh breeze South to S.W. these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - The barometer down to 29.20 today.27: Fresh breeze S.W. to light S. East wind with thunder and lightening first part 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. with rain and hail squalls during 24 hours - Sea rough - Keepers painting on lennes and painted chimney box and lantern ladder - The barometer down to 29.50 today.28: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning paint off of lantern outside - Barometer 30.10 today.29: Light wind S.W. to moderate and fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind and damp - Sea quite smooth - Keepers painting base of tower black and Oil-House white - Had 9 visitors.30: Light West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours - Sea rough - Keepers painting chimneys on Oil-House cleaning windows in tower - 1st asst working road - Keeper repairing gates of fence around dwelling.31: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly reports - 1st asst whitewashing fences today. Barometer 30.00 today.

Last edit 7 months ago by Jayk

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

May 15: [Cont'd from previous page] fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.10. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and putting up stage. 2nd Asst went one mile from the station after butter.

16: Fresh breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & west wind. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst and 2nd Asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Barometer 29.80.

17: Light West wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and painted covering on oil house and offices and takeing stage down from dwelling.

18: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts cleaning white paint work in lantern & watch-room. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd went over to big-creek hunting for snipes.

19: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts painting in lantern and watch-room white. Keeper mixing whitewash to whitewash outside tower.

20: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning paint off the lantern glass of tower cleaning lenns whitewashing watch-room and cleaning walls inside of tower prepairing to whitewash same. 2nd Asst went to Newport for recreation. Left station at 3 P.M. Barometer 30.10.

21: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing over to big and little creek. 1st Asst painting service table. Barometer 29.88. 2nd Asst returned to station at 4 P.M..

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts painting lantern floor stair cases & landing black & whitewashing insided of tower and cleaning stairs and landings to paint black. Keeper & 1st Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.83.

23: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting stairs and landings black. Painted dome parapet and drum black outside and putting up stage to paint bracketts and painted tool chest. Barometer29.80 to 29.95 today.

24: Light North to S.W. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.88.

25: Light S. to S.West wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Keeper and Assts painted stairs and landings inside of tower.

26: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.W. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sa smooth. Barometer 29.96 today. Keeper & 1st cleaning office and painting floor and other wood work. 1st Asst also whitewashing on light board fence. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business. 2nd Asst also painting in his part of dwelling today.

27: Fresh breeze South to N.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light N. wind fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04. Keeper & 2nd Asst painting base of tower. 1st Asst whitewashing fence. 2nd Asst painting in his quarters and working in garden.

28: Light N. to S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather light rain showers & fresh breeze South. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.82. 2nd Asst went to Newport today.

29: Fresh breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 30.00. Keeper painted steps around dwelling & celler door on keeper side and 1st and 2nd Asst whitewashing fence.

30: Fresh breeze to gale South rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.70. 1st Asst cleaning whitewashing & painting in his quarters today.

31: Fresh breeze S. to E. & S.E. with rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.32. 1st Asst painting on his quarters. 2nd Asst working in wagon house???

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1902-03 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1902 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, &c.

May 17: Fresh breeze West to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.76 to 30.06 - Keeper & assts scrubbing lantern floor whitewashing in lantern painting in lantern brushing the walls inside of Tower and putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in Oil butts - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 18: Fresh to strong breeze W. N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and cool - Sea rough - Barometer 30.05 to 29.94 - Keeper & assts painted lantern floor & steps black - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 19: Fresh breeze West N. West these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper and assts cleaning and whitewashing inside of the Tower & mixing paint - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

May 20: Moderate breeze to light wind W. N. West these 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.93 to 29.87 - Keeper and assts painted stairs & landings black in tower and cleaning plate glass in lantern - Had three visitors today

May 21: Light South wind thick and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer - Barometer 29.86 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts cleaning & polishing lenses - Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden - 1st asst also went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writing in office

May 22: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and dry - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.98 - Had three visitors - U.S. Light-House Tender Manganita passed sta going north at 5AM - Keeper & assts painted trimming of workroom lead collor window stools in Tower & whitewashingfences - 2nd assts went to newport for recreation left sta at 1PM

May 23: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper & assts painted stars & landing in Tower & scrubbing office & work room floors - 2nd asst returned to sta at 8A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after supplies

May 24: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 to 29.98 - 1st and 2nd assts whitewashing fences - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Had two visitors

May 25: Moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 - General duties for day - 2nd assts went to Newport today

May 26: Moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.86 - Keeper and assts painted brackets today on Tower and put stage up to pain the brick part of Tower - also mixing white paint to paint the Tower

May 27: Light wind North to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog and light rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 30.00 - 1st asst cleaning whitewashing & painting in his quarters - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

May 28: Light wind to moderate breeze S. with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd asst went to newport on business - 1st asst painting in his quarters

May 29: Light S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.97 - Keeper and assts painting the brick part of the Tower white - Also mixing paint to pain the ballance of Tower

May 30: Light S.W. to S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - Keeper & assts completed painting Tower - 2nd assts went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing

May 31: Moderate breeze to light North wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze North showery & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.74 - 1st & 2nd assts whitewashing garden fence - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies

Last edit over 1 year ago by Sarah Elizabeth Agan

1908-09 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

April

1st Light south to south west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.33. Keeper & 2nd asst working garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

2nd Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.14. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Two visitors were shown in tower.

3d Light south to south west wind showers. Sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden.

4 Light south west to north west breeze rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 29.95. General duties for the day. Two visitors were shown in tower.

5 Light to fresh westerly breeze shower squally. Sea mod. Bar 30.18. Keeper and asst keepers chaning lens lamp burner. Cleaning out lamp and polishing brass.

6 Fresh northerly breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.38. 1st asst left station at 9:00 AM. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper washing.

7 Light north east wind to fresh easterly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.36. Keeper and second asst painting signs. 1st asst returned to station at 4:00 PM.

8 Fresh easterly breeze to calm clear dry. Sea very calm. Bar 30.28. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst showing 5 visitors in tower. Keeper working in shop.

9 Light to brisk northerly breeze rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 29.98. Keeper and 2nd asst painting signs. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

10 Light north west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

11 Light northerly breeze to calm. Sea smooth dry. Bar 29.95. General duties for the day. 10 visitors were shown in tower.

12 Calm to light north west breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.26. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst went to Newport for ??? business.

13 Light north west breeze light fog & mist. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper sawing wood. General duties for the day.

14 Calm to light north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. Received supplies per Str. Condor the following articles read 5 saw files 2 flat files 180 boxes matches one cook stove one grate for tower heater. 6 length stove pipe. 50 lbs ??? - 14 chests emery cloth. 1 hammer handles one glass cutter.

15 Calm to light north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Rcvd one box supplies per Condor containing matches. 150 hexes. 4 gall black paint.

16 Light to fresh northerly breeze dry cool. Sea mod. Bar 30.14. General duties for the day. 1st asst getting wood on beach. 2nd asst washing. Keeper painting signs.

17 Light north to fresh north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.12. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

18 Light to fresh northerly breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. Keeper & assts painting lantern and upper gallery outside.

19 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.16. Put 20 cases of oil in butts. Keeper and assts painting brackets at top of tower.

20 Light north west breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.24. 1st asst and keiper painting brackets at top of tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

21 Calm to fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.18. Keeper and asst keepes painting front and west end of dwelling.

22 Light northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers painting wood shed & barn. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

23 Light northerly breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.19. Keeper & asst keepers painting on barn and new workshop white paint.

24 Calm to light north wind dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst painting old and new work shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

25 Light variable westerly wind misty fog damp. Bar 30.30. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

26 Light N. west wind to southerly breeze rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers painting front porch roof and oil house metallic paint.

27 Variable to north west breeze squally rain. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. 1st asst washing. Keeper writting in the office. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

28 South west to north west breeze squally showers. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst painting. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

29 Light to brisk north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.33. Keepers painted roof of barn old work shop and privvy with metallic brown paint. 1st asst showing two visitors in tower.

30 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.22. Keeper & assts painting roof of carriage house and under wood shed. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

Last edit about 1 year ago by caroleholmson

1910-11 keepers logs

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

May

1st Light northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 2 visitors in tower.

2nd Light southerly breeze misty damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.91. Keeper and 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

3 Light south to south west wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper working in the shop. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning lens burner.

4 Light south to south west wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning white paint inside lantern. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Moderate north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers painting on front of south side of main dwelling.

6 Calm to light northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.07. Keeper and asst keepers painting barn and store house in front of tower.

7 Fresh northerly breeze damp foggy. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd assts painting trimmings of tower store houe. Keeper went to Newport.

8 Fresh northerly breeze damp to fog to calm. Sea rough. Bar 29. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing five visitors in the tower.

9 Light to fresh southerly breeze showers to rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.8. Keeper and assts painting white paint interior of maint lantern.

10 Fresh south west breeze stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.95. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning paint work in watch room and interior wall of tower.

11 Light to mod to light S. west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.2. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning & scruffing store room hall & stairs of tower.

12 Moderate westerly breeze clear dry warm. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and 1st asst painting N. & S. side of store house. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13 Calm and dry to fresh south west to north west wind rain & fog. Bar ???. Keeper and asst keepers painting watchroom and tower balcony & cleaning windows of tower.

14 Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea moderate. Bar 30.38. 1st and 2nd asst keepers painting windows in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

15 Calm to fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.4. Keeper and 1st asst painting front and back steps of dwelling. General duties for the day.

16 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers painting tower stairs and chimneys on main dwelling.

17 Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp. Sea rough. Bar 29.5. Keeper and 1st asst painting tower stairs & radiator & mixing brown paint. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.08. Keeper and assts painting oil house and roof of tower store house with ??? brown paint. Nine of the crew of the crew of the wrecked steam Sch J. Marhoffer were cared for at this station. Burned & then beached on Big cove 15 miles N. of this sta.

19 Moderate north to N.W. breeze cloudy damp. Sea moderate. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 1st asst painting privies inside. 2nd asst working in his quarters. The 5 members of the burned Str J. Marhoffer left this station at 3:30 AM.

20 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.12. Keeper, 1st & 2nd asst painting roof of porch, privies & cleand oil room of tower.

21 Light south wind misty damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.9. 1st and 2nd asst painting oil room floor. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

22 Fresh north west wind damp. Sea moderate. Bar 29.95. General duties for the day.

23 Fresh northerly breee to S.W. breeze fog damp. Sea mod. Bar 29.7. Keeper and 1st & 2nd asst keepers cleaning lens frame and burner. General duties for the day.

24 Fresh south west breeze misty to rain fog. Sea mod. Bar 29.82. Keeper and 1st asst painting lens frame. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

25 Fresh to light south west wind showers to clear. Sea mod. Bar 29.9. Keeper and assts painting lens frame and cleaning lantern window panes.

26 Fresh southwest breeze stormy rain to mod wind & fog. Sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers painting lens frame and cleaning tower window panes.

27 Light south wind dense fog damp. Sea heavy w. swell. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning lens. General duties for the day.

28 Light south wind fog rain. Sea moderate. Bar 29.99. 1st and 2nd asst keepers cleaning all brass work in lantern also oil carriers. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

29 Light northerly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.06. General duties for the day.

30 Moderate northerly breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning brass & mixing paint. Keeper working in his quarters. 20 cases of mineral oil put in butts.

31 Fresh northerly breeze hazy with fog. Sea rough. Bar 30.01. Keeper and 1st asst putting new wicks in lens lamp burner& working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

April

1 Calm to fresh norherly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

2 Fresh northerly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing 19 visitors in the tower.

3 Light south to south west wind sprinkled sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

4 Light northerly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.Keeper left station for Portland 3:00 PM. 1st asst working in his garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Fresh northerly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 1st asst and 2nd asst working in their quarters.

6 Light northerly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 31.20. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. 2nd asst workin around station.

7 Light northerly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in their quarters and in shop.

8 Light south wind cloudy weather. Sea moderate showers. Bar 29.5. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

9 Moderate south wind rain squalls seamod. Bar 28.78. Keeper returned to station from Portland at 2:30 PM. General duties for the day.

10 Fresh south west breeze squally rain thunder and lightning sea rough. Bar. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

11 Fresh south west to westerly breeze hail rain snow squalls sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies & mail. 1st asst working in his quarters.

12 Fresh westerly breeze hail rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

13 Lt to fresh north west wind to calm sea moderate. Bar 30.32. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Light east wind warm dry sea moderate. Bar 30.10. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

15 Calm to light north breeze to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

16 Fresh N. west breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.1. General duties for the day. Keeper laid up with the grippe.

17 Light south west to north west breeze showers. Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper sick with the grippe.

18 Fresh north west wind rain squalls heavy west swell. Bar 30. Keeper working in shop. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

19 Fresh north west breeze clear dry heavy west swell. Bar 30. Keeper and 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

20 Lt to fresh northerly breeze to calm clear dry sea moderate. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop. General duties for the day.

21 Calm to light north wind to lt mist dry sea moderate. Bar 30.19. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

22 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd asst painting signa. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

23 Calm to fresh northerly breeze hazy dry sea moderate. Bar. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

24 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.12. Keeper and assts cleaning ceiling canopy ??? and frame of lantern also the windows.

25 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 2nd asst scrubbed floor, desk ventilator and all paint work in watch room and ??? tower wall. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Painted watch room vine bench. Scrubbed watch room floor.

26 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper and asst keepers painted ceiling, canopy ??? window frames & ??? and all white paint in watch room.

27 Fresh northerly breeze to lt. SW wind sprinkled sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper and assts painted all black paint work in lantern & watch room watchroom and inner storm door. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

28 Lt to moderate north breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.10. Keeper and assts painted panels and brackets top of tower, stenciled signa of notice to visitors.

29 Calm to moderate north breeze to calm dry sea moderate. Bar 30.22. Keeper and assts painted roof of tower lantern scrubbed tower stairs & landings cleaned all tower windows.

30 Light south wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.92. General duties for the day. 1 visitor shown in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

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1912-14 Keeper Logs

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.April 1: Light south east wind cleary to hazy fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop and in the garden.

2: Light south east wind rain fog sea smooth Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

3: Light south west to north west winds rain squalls sea mod Bar 29.88. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers.

4: Light variable westerly winds showers sea smooth Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst working around the grounds. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

5: Variable westerly winds squally showers sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keeepers working in garden and in the shop.

6: Fresh south east breeze occational showers sea rough Bar 29.90. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to newport for mail.

7: Light to moderate north west breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth bar 30.02. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in the tower.

8: Calm to moderate north west breeze clear dry sea mod Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers cleaned all white paint work in lantern & watch room. Swept wall of tower top & bottom.

9: Fresh north west breeze cloudy dry sea rough Bar 29.60. Keeper and 1st asst painted all white iron interior of lantern. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

10: Moderate north west breeze squally lt showers sea moderate Bar 29.68. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning and painting watch room of tower.

11: Fresh northerly breeze cloudy dry sea rough Bar 29.66. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning and painting watch room and tower windows. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12: Light variable west wind showers to light south wind sea moderate Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbed tower stairs and all paint work in work shop on north side.

13: Calm to light northerly breeze clear dry sea smooth Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst painted tower stairs all ??? half of tread & balister??? keeper went to newport for mail.

14: Calm to light northerly wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. General duties for the day.

15: Light northerly breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers painted brackets and panels also window sashes under lower balcony outside.

16: Light west wind showers damp sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and 1st asst scrubbed south work room of tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. 1st asst showed 8 visitors in tower.

17: Moderate south west breeze showers misty damp sea moderate Bar 30.18. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst painted all windows and window sashes in tower hall & work room & blackened the heater.

April 18: Station inspected. Observations and orders: There is not enough system order and cleanliness in the storeroom workshop etc. Store a place for everything and keep everything in its place. Tear down the old contractors house, the old carriage shed and the waste tank at the barn. Scale iron on balcony of tower especially on iron ladder. White wash inside of tower. Continue painting when necessary. Steny L. Beck, Inspector .

19th: Variable westerly winds squally showers sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop.

20th: Variable westerly winds showers sea smooth Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers painted roof - upper & lower gallery & railing parapet & floor of gallery. Scaled iron rust from iron ladder.

21: Westerly winds showers to clear sea smooth Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower.

22: East to south west wind clear till 3:00 P.M. then showers sea smooth Bar 30.02. Scraped and red leaded foundation and water table of tower. Painting oil house & lattice front of privy.

23: Light south east breeze rain squally sea moderate Bar 29.96. Keeper and 1st asst put soft patch on storm door of Tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

24: Light east to south west winds showers sea smooth Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers polishing lens. Keeper made inspection of all keepers quarters.

25: Light northerly breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers painting oil house lattice work & scraped and painted Tower foundation. 1st asst went to newport for mail.

26: Light northerly wind to calm clear sea smooth Bar 29.94. Keeper and asst keepers finished painting oil house, lattice work, and Tower foundation.

27: Light to squally southerly breeze showers misty sea mod Bar 29.66. 1st and 2nd assts washing clothes etc. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

28: Light southerly wind rain misty damp sea smooth Bar 29.25. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

29: Fresh south east breeze rain misty sea rough Bar 29.70. Keeper and asst keepers polished all brass work in the tower and work room.

30: Fresh southerly breeze squally rain sea mod Bar 29.40. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. Recvd from ??? invoice ??? for hauling supplies. From ??? Invoice of 6 ??? time.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.}FORM 306.}

JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1913

March

1st Light to fresh south east breeze rain sea moderate. Bar 30.02. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

2 Fresh south east breeze rain misty fog sea moderate. Bar 29.90. General duties for the day.

3 Moderate south east wind fog and mist showers sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper working in garden. 2nd asst putting shell around his dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

4 Moderate southerly breeze misty fog rain sea moderate. Bar 30.30. Keeper and asst keepers trimming borders around the walls and working around the grounds.

5 Light northerly wind fog to clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.38. Keeper and asst keepers trimming borders of walls and working in carpenter shop.

6 Light northerly wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good order. Repaired hinges to tower windows.

7 Light to fresh northerly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers whitewashing interior of tower and repairing hinges on small windows.

8 Fresh northerly breeze hazy dry sea moderate to smooth. Bar 30.10. McDonald delivered two barrels cement, one box kalsomine, one box containing 5 gall can boiled oil. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

9 Light to fresh northerly wind hazy fog at times sea mod. Bar 30.12. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showed 6 visitors in the tower.

10 Light north to north west wind rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper painting in his quarters. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport.

11 North west wind rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 29.92. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden and carpenter shop.

12 Fresh north west breeze rain, hail & snow squalls lightning sea rough. Bar 29.8. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

13 Moderate with west breeze rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30.08. Keeper and asst keepers working in garden. Keeper visiting quarters of asst keepers. Found in good order.

14 Light east wind cloudy dry to clear sea smooth. Bar 30.46. Keeper and 2nd asst building cement steps to oil house. 1st asst kalsomining ??? in his quarters.

15 Light east wind to mod south east showers sea smooth. Bar 30.4. Keeper and 2nd asst working in garden. First asst working in his quarters kalsomining dining room.

16 Moderate south east breeze showers sea rough. Bar 29.80. General duties for the day. 1st asst showed 2 visitors in the tower.

17 Moderate south east to south west breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper and 2nd asst working in carpenter shop. 1st asst working in his quarters.

18 Moderate south west to north west wind rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29.84. Keeper and 2nd asst working in garden and cleaning up grounds. 1st asst working in his quarters.

19 Fresh north west breeze rain, hail & snow squalls sea moderate. Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good order.

20 North east to south east breeze snow, hail, rain sea moderate. Bar 29.7. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop and in there respective quarters.

21 Fresh east wind snow and rain stormy sea rough. Bar 29.48. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

22 Variable westerly winds rain and snow sea moderate. Bar 29.80. Keeper went to Newport for supplies. Asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

23 Fresh northwest breeze rain and hail squalls sea moderate. Bar 30.00. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

24 Fresh north west to northerly breeze snow and hail squalls sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning all white paint work in lantern and watch room.

25 Light northerly breeze clear dry frosty sea smooth. Bar 30.40. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning frame and polishing lens.

26 Light to fresh south east breeze showers sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers painting all white paint work of interior of lantern.

27 Fresh south to south west breeze misty lt rain sea rough. Bar 29.84. Keeper and asst keepers painting white paint work in watch room and polished all brass work.

28 Fresh south west to southerly breeze stormy rain sea rough. Bar 29.84. Keeper and asst keepers washing clothes. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good order.

29 Fresh south to south east breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.86. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning plate glass of tower lantern.

30 Moderate south east to north east wind steady rain sea mod. Bar 29.96. General duties for the day.

31 Light northerly wind cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning interior of tower and whitewashing.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.}FORM 306.}JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1913

April

1 Light northerly breeze cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar 29.86. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbing tower stairs and windows.

2 Station inspected this date. It was found to be in an efficient condition. No special orders were issued. Henry L. Berch???. Insp.

2 Light east to fresh south east breeze dry to rain sea rough. Bar. Keeper and assts painted lantern floor and pedestal of lens metalic brown.

3 Light to fresh south east wind rain stormy sea rough. Bar 29.7. Keeper and assts painted metalic brown from 3 landing to top of stairs of floor of lens also the dead light deck of lantern.

4 Fresh south east breeze heavy rain sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper and asst keepers cleaned all lead color ??? work in work room of tower and in hall.

5 Fresh south east breeze to half a gale rain sea rough. Bar 29.84. Keeper and asst keepers painted tower stairs from 3d landing to bottom of tower also radiator.

6 Fresh south east to lt north east wind showers to clear sea smooth. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day.

7 Fresh south west breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.88. Keeper and asst keepers painting tower stairs, work room, window frames and door of tower.

8 Light south west wind misty to westerly wind dry sea smooth. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers painting lead color in work room of tower and hall.

9 Light east to south east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and assts painting and scrubbed marbel floor of tower and store room. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers.

10 Light east to south east wind cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar 29.8. Keeper and 2nd asst painting all lead color paint work in tower and work room. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies. Put 100 gallons of mineral oil in ??? tank. Polished damper tubes.

11 Fresh southerly breeze cloudy damp sea rough. Bar 29.79. Keeper and asst scrubbed and painted floor of work room south side rigged??? staging to paint tower under gallery.

12 Fresh south east breeze showers sea rough. Bar 29.82. Keeper and 1st asst working in carpenter shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

13 Light variable winds cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showed two visitors in the tower.

14 Calme and light variable winds cloudy dry sea calm. Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers painted brackets and panels top of tower.

15 Calm and light south west wind to calm sea calm. Bar 29.80. Keeper went to Newport for supplies. 1st and 2nd asst washing clothes etc.

16 Light variable winds to fresh north west breeze sea mod. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers painted roof of lantern, upper and lower galery railing and parapet. Mixed 11 gall white paint to paint tower.

17 Calm to light west wind to calm sea calm. Bar 29.82. Keeper and asst keepers painted tower from upper ring to foundation plate 7:00 AM till 6:00 PM.

18 Light to fresh southerly breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning up carpenter shop and barn.

19 Light south to north west wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.96. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good condition. Keepers cleaning up grounds.

20 Calm to light west to north west wind cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar. General duties for the day. Keepers showing 20 visitors in the tower.

21 Fresh north west wind rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 30.1. Keeper and asst keepers working in carpenter shop and garden.

22 Moderate northerly breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.40. Keeper and asst keepers painted foundation to bottom of tower also flag pole, window sashes inside watch room.

23 Calm to light north west wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and assts painted oil house, chimneys on work room and keepers dwelling, 2nd asst dwelling and south side ???.

24 Light to fresh northerly breeze clear to dense fog damp sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and assts painted 2nd assts dwelling and carpenter shop, also gutters and rain spout on barn.

25 Calm to light southerly wind clear to misty rain sea smooth. Bar. Keeper and assts driving in nail heads and puttying hole in barn, toilet & north end carpenter shop.

26 Light west to south west winds squally showers sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper and assts driving nails in barn & main dwelling. 2nd asst left station for Newport at 3:00 PM.

27 Light south west to west wind showers to clear sea smooth. Bar. General duties for the day. Three visitors were shown in the tower. 2nd asst returned to station at 2:30 PM.

28 Light east to south west wind showers sea smooth. Bar 29.80. Keeper and assts painted west end of carpenters shop and north and east end of barn.

29 Light south west to west wind showers sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop. Keeper visited quarters of asst keepers found in good order.

30 Light south west to westerly wind squally showers sea smooth. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers painted south end of barn also on east side barn.

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