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Eileen at Feb 08, 2018 11:22 PM

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon
1900
March
12: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fair weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper packing gravel up from the beach to make walk in rear of Dwelling. 1st ass't breaking brick to put in walk in rear of Dwelling - Mr. Wiltshire putting lattice work on front of Water closet cementing cistern inside etc.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.93 - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on repairs - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies and painted side steps - Keeper and 1st ass't clearing up the grounds - 1st ass't spading his part of garden.

14: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't spadeing up his part of garden - 2nd ass't cleaning dressing out of his barn - Barometer 29.97 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on repairs.

15: Fresh breeze East to light S.E. and North wind these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Last part of 24 hours - thick fog - Seas quite rough - 1st ass't spading up his garden - 2nd ass't clearing grounds in part of yard - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.95 - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on repairs.

16: Light S. East to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - 1st ass't putting sod around cistern and back steps - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting side steps and rear of woodshed - Barometer 29.80 - Mr. Wiltshire men shingling work-room and working on new Cistern.

17: Light S. East wind fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st ass't cleaning up the grounds - Keeper painting base board under back steps - 2nd and 1st ass'ts went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper also writing in Office - Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Mr. Wiltshire and men shingling the roof of work-room.

18: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with height dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.99 - 2nd ass't Bernard J. Bretherton went for a walk about one mile from station.

19: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze North to N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light fog showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 31.15 - 1st ass't spading and planting garden - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting woodwork of the repairs made at station - Mr. Wiltshire and men working on cistern and shingling roof of work room.

20: Moderate breeze North to light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 horus - Sea smooth - Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail - Barometer 30.23 to 30.13 - 1st ass't clearing up the grounds of shingles - Mr. Wiltshire shingling roof of work-room.

21: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.02 - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting wood-work of repairs - Keeper and 1st ass't pulling the old lightning rods off the Keepers Dwelling - 1st ass't also cleaning shingles off the gournds around work-room - Mr. Wiltshire completed repairs as far as he had material to work with and left for Newport at 4 P.M.

22: Light wind South to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and clearing weather - Sea quite smooth - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper spading garden - 2nd ass't painting and kalsomining also spading and planting peas.

23: Moderate breeze to light North wind with clear fine and cool weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus moderate to fresh breeze N. fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.97 - 1st ass't spadeing and planting garden - Keeper planting peas and potatoes today also painting in his quarters - 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in his quarters.

24: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.93 - Keeper painting in his quarters - 1st ass't putting 200 gallons of oil in office and spadeing garden - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

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