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Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses at Mar 14, 2017 09:54 PM

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Office of Light-House Inspector
Twelfth District,
San Francisco, Cal. July 24th, 1872

Professor Joseph Henry,
Chairman Light House Board
Sir:
I have the honor to report the sailing of the Shubrick for the ??? with the ??? onboard provided with the lathe, necessary tools and material for the thorough repair of all the Light Houses north of this place. The ??? was also ??? to ??? the Keepers in their duties and see that everything is in thorough order. Major Robert, LightHouse Engineer of the 13th District has had great difficulty in procuring transportation to Cape Foulweather, of the light house, and at his request. I had it place on board the “Shubrick” with orders to the Captain to deliver it at that place. It will delay the Shubrick but ??? and be a great saving of

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Office of Light-House Inspector
Twelfth District,
San Francisco, Cal. July 24th, 1872

Professor Joseph Henry,
Chairman Light House Board
Sir:
I have the honor to report the sailing of the Shubrick for the ??? with the ??? onboard provided with the lathe, necessary tools and material for the thorough repair of all the Light Houses north of this place. The ??? was also ??? to ??? the Keepers in their duties and see that everything is in thorough order. Major Robert, LightHouse Engineer of the 13th District has had great difficulty in procuring transportation to Cape Foulweather, of the light house, and at his request. I had it place on board the “Shubrick” with orders to the Captain to deliver it at that place. It will delay the Shubrick but ??? and be a great saving of (corner of paper missing for completion of sentence).

I judge the ??? will consume aboard ??? months on the Northern Tour after which I will send him South. In the mean time, I shall go South on a Tour of inspection and supply, in the “???”_General Michler having ??? offered me the use of that vessel for the purpose.
Respectfully Your obedient servant
Charles J. McDougal,
Commander USA
Inspector