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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

November

26 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with damp weather during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer & 2nd asst I.L. Smith. Steamer arrived today went to Newport.

27 Light S. East to South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst cleaning out hen house.

28 Light S.E to South wind with these 24 hours little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Mr. Frank M. Plummer went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 11A.M.

29 Light to moderate strong breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain last part of 24 hours. Fresh breeze South cloudy an threatening weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 P.M.

30 Gale to fresh breeze South to S. West with rain, thunder and lightening during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very ???. Barometer going up. General duties for the day.

December

1 Strong breeze S.E. to S. West & West with rain squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to take the monthly reports. Left the station at 9A.M.

2 Fresh breeze to moderate & light wind W. N. West with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for day. Keeper returned at 10A.M.

3 Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale East with cold rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamette sailed today. Barometer down to 29.20 at 2P.M.

4 Moderate & fresh and strong breeze N.W. rain hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze W. N.W. rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport.

5 Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.East wind rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport.

6 Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate wind fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day.

7 Heavy Gale S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. Barometer down to 29.76. General duties for the day. Pebbles blew against window in Keepers dwelling and broack two panes of glass. Also blew down considerable fenceing during the storm.

8 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.78 at 2P.M. Keeper repairing the garden and other fences that blew down during the storm of yeasterday.

9 Moderate breeze S.W. to S.East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind rain & hail squalls during the 24 hours. Sea very rough. 1st asst putting dressing on the garden. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper putting 200 galls of oil in Oil-room.

10 Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on business. Left the station at 9:30 A.M. The O.P. Railroad tug crossed the Bar at 4:30 P.M. to look for a disabled steamer at was reported to be somewhere off Yaquina about 15 miles.

11 Light S. East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived sometime during the night with the Steamer Maggie Ross in tow disabled and was towed into Yaquina bay have not learned the particulars yet.

12 Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Light to moderate and fresh and strong breeze South little damp. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Keeper went over to collect date for makeing Wreck report about the diabled condition of steamer Maggie Ross. One man was found ded abord of her. Will probably get a correct report in a day or two and send to Inspector of district.

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MJ

Disabled steamer Maggie Ross reported, Steamer Willamette Valley found her and towed into Newport.

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Head Keeper - Frank Plummer, First Assistant -Edward Rice, Second Assistant - Isaac L. Smith