1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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Office of the Light House Engineers Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Feb 3" 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir:

The following Telegram was sent you today:

"Three of the sixteen boxes of Lanterns received at Fowl weather contained glass. The missing boxes are No 6, also two of the following numbers 10, 11, 12, 13. Gene Michler says they are not in San Francisco.

The glass floor lights are also missing. Three weeks after these boxes reach Portland the Lights will be exhibited.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r, Thirteenth District

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Office of the Light House Engineers Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Feb 4" 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir: In reply to your letter of 3"Jan. received during my absence, I have the honor to state that I have just returned from Cape Foulweather, where I found 16 castings, & 16 cases lanterns, but the floor lights are missing: Box No 6, containing 16 rafters, & 16 Tie Rods; and 2 of the Boxes No 10, 11, 12, 13. Instead of No 6, 10 & 11 (or 12,13) 3 boxes of glass for lantern were sent, which of course were needed, but are not in the invoice. Gen. Michler says the missing boxes are not in San Francisco. The work will not be delayed on account of the floor-plates (glass); and can be completed in 2 weeks after the missing pieces are received at Newport.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L. H. Eng'r, Thirteenth District

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Feb 3" 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir: The following telegram was sent you today:

"A mistake was made in shipping from New York three boxes of Glass, instead of three of Lanterns Details, mentioned in my telegram Feb. 3". Sixteen boxes were received but I found when I went to Foulweather that three on the list were missing. the mistake occurred East. The Boxes should be sent immediately"

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon Feb 14th, 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication dated Jane 29th in regard to location of the Fowlweather Light.

I think the cause of the difference of opinion as to the location of this light must have arisen from a confounding of Cape Fowlweather & Yaquinna Point.

Yaquina L. H. is situated in the North shore of Yaquina Bay. Cape Fowlweather L.H. " " " "Yaquinna Point" according to Prof Davidson & The Coast Pilot ; or on "Cape Fowlweather" according to Col Williamson and also the C.S. Charles as stated in next to last telegraph of page 128 of Coast Pilot for Oregon. This point was the one known as Cape Fowlweather by the people,so named on charts & maps, stated by Col Williamson as the site of the Fowlweather Light, & was certainly the point intended when the Government Reservation was declared. It is 3 3/8 miles to the Northward of the Yaquina Light & about 9 miles south of Prof Davidson's Cape Fowlweather. He is doubtless right (See page 133, Coast Pilot for Oregon) but the change causes confusion.

Your obedient servant Henry M Robert Maj of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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Office of the Light House Engineers Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon Feb 19", 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington, D. C.

Sir: The following telegram was sent you this day:

"The bronze rabbits were not received. When will I get the rest of the lantern"

Very respectfully Your obedient servant

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L. H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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