Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather
20 Light S.E. to East and South these 24 hours first partof 24 little cloudy but by laat part of 24 hours fair weather Sea quite smooth General duties for the day-Had seventeen visitors-Keeper went to Newport today
21 Light S. to S.E. and East wind first part of 24 hours-Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with frequent rain shower during the 24 hours- Sea little rough-1st asst tacking on cloth in his quarters getting ready to paper his rooms -Keeper went to Newport- Also 1st asst- 2nd asst boiling out burner
22 Light S.E. wind rain showers first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather Sea quite rough Keeper & 2nd asst polishing lamp and illuminating apparatis -1st asst getting ready to paper his rooms-Has two visitors.
23 Light to Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather during 24 hours Sea smooth General duties for the day - Had 4 visitors - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today
24 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather- Sea very smooth- Keeper scrubbing Office hall and Oil room floors - 2nd asst bringing his potatoes from garden to the dwelling-1st asst getting ready to paper his rooms
25 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 houts thick damp fog-Last part of of 24 hours high dry fog -Sea moderately smooth- General duties for the day- Steaner Willamey Valley arrived today- Keeper went to Newport and berrying -1st asst went to Newport and papering his house today.
26 Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours-Sea smooth-General duties for the day- Keeper sold his Black Mare for 75 bushells of oates -Keeper and 2nd asst stowing away the oates in boxes
27 Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weaher-Sea smooth- Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today-General duties for the day-Had nine visitors-Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport today.
28 Light N.W, wind to S.E. first part of 24 hours with clear fine weather- Last part of 24 hours Moderate to fresh and strong breeze South rain- Sea little rough= Keeper making out the Quartly returns- 2nd asst went to Newport.
29 Moderate and fresh breeze S.W. to West first part of 24 hours with frerquent rain and hail squalls-Last part of 24 rain hail thunder & lightening with variable windsp Sea very rough- General duties for the day-
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Head Keeper - Frank Plummer, First Assistant -Edward Rice, *Laborer - Isaac L. Smith *Note the position of Isaac L. Smith was "Laborer" until he was official hired and sworn in as "Second Assistant keeper" in November 1891. From June 1890 to November 1891 the position of 2nd Assistant keeper (which required a "trained" keeper to operate the lamp) remained unfilled.