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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather
1892

November

15 [continued from preceding page]: hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper putt a pane of glass in window of hen house - The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2.30 P.M.

16: Strong & fresh breeze N. W. to light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Steamer Willamett arrived off bar to rough to enter.

17: Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale S. East to South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is 30.16 at 2. P.M.

18: Fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - The barometer is 30.13 - Keeper packing wood up from the beach

19: Fresh and strong breeze S. to N. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper painting window sill in his quarters - 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport today.

20: Light variable wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today.

21: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South - with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst scrubbing his floors in his quarters. Steamer George Chance crossed by today.

22: Gale to fresh breeze S. East to South and S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of the 24 hours. Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went on the beach and packed up some wood - The barometer is down to 29.64 today. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

23: Strong to fresh breeze West & S. W. with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind with rain & cool weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst packing up wood from the beach. The barometer down to 29.78 during 24 hours.

24: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze S. W. to South with frequent rain & hail showers and thunder & lightening - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

25: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

26: Light S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.70.

27: Fresh to strong breeze to a gale East to S. E. with frequent rain showers - during these 24 hours - Sea moderately rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is down to 28.90 at 3.P.M. the lowest since having the barometer at the station.

28: Gale S. East South and S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - during 24 hours. Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper packing wood from beach - The barometer is down to 29.15.

29: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over on the beach and hauled some wood - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. The barometer stands 29.40 today.

30: Moderate breeze S. East to South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went on beach after mussells - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer is 29.32 today.

December

1: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail the monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing today.

2: Light S. East wind to gale & fresh S. W. breeze with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. [continued on next page]

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather
1892

November

15 [continued from preceding page]: hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper putt a pane of glass in window of hen house. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2.30 P.M.

16: Strong & fresh breeze N.W. to light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Steamer Willamett arrived off bar, too rough to enter.

17: Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale S. East to South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick, damp weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is 30.16 at 2. P.M.

18: Fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today. The barometer is 30.13. Keeper packing wood up from the beach.

19: Fresh and strong breeze S. to N. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper painting window sill in his Quarters. 1st ass't Edward Rice went to Newport today.

20: Light variable wind & calm these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors today. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today.

21: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't scrubbing his floors in his Quarters. Steamer George Chance crossed bay today.

22: Gale to fresh breeze S.East to South and S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of the 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went on the beach and packed up some wood. The barometer is down to 29.64 today. 1st ass't went to Newport after the mail.

23: Strong to fresh breeze West & S. W. with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind with rain & cool weather. Sea very rough. general duties for the day. 1st ass't packing up wood from the beach. The barometer down to 29.78 during 24 hours.

24: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze S.W. to South with frequent rain & hail showers and thunder & lightening. Sea little rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport.

25: Light S.East wind first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West with light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went to Newport after the mail.

26: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. The barometer is 29.70.

27: Fresh to strong breeze to a gale. East to S.E. with frequent rain showers during these 24 hours. Sea moderately rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 28.90 at 3.P.M. the lowest since having this barometer at the station.

28: Gale S East South and S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper packing wood from beach. The barometer is down to 29.15

29: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went over on the beach and hauled some wood. 1st ass't went to Newport after the mail. The barometer stands 29.40 today.

30: Moderate breeze S. East to South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh to Strong breeze with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Keeper went on beach after Mussells [mussels]. 1st ass't went fishing. Barometer is 29.32 today.

December

1: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to mail the monthly reports. 1st ass't went fishing today.

2: Light S. East wind to gale & Fresh S.W. breeze with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. [continued on next page]