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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather
1892

April

27: Light variable winds and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper making out a bill of lumber for repair of fence & steps.

28: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze to a gale. E. to S.E. and South with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. The barometer went down to 29.80???

29: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport after the mail and supplies.

30: Light S Wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. & S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper fixing hen coop. 1st ass't also went to Newport.

May

1: Light South to S. East and East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light South wind rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper went clamming today.

2: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with fair and dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

3: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours with a little thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Keeper working in the garden. Steamer Willamett crossed bar from San Francisco. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after the mail. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 4.P.M. U.S. Light House Tender passed pay??? the rap??? going South to attend to the buoys at Yaquina bay.

4: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with clear fine weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

5: Light S. to S.E. wind with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper went to Newport on May 5th, 1892 Inspection Important business. Left the Station at 9 A.M. The barometer stands 30.8 at 1 P.M. today. U.S. Light House tender arrived at 5 P.M. Inspector landed and made inspection and left for Astoria at 5.30 P.M.

6: Light N.W. to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

7: Light S.W. to South wind with frequent rain & hail showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going up stands 30.22 at 7 P.M. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

8: Light S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair and dry weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors today. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing today.

9: Light N.W. wind with fair weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to N.W. wind, rain. Sea very smooth. Keeper went to Newport on business. 1st and 2nd ass't painting roof of store house, 1st ass't quarters, and Oil house.

10: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd ass't mixing paint to paint buildings. 1st ass't working on the road and went to Newport today. 1st ass't Edward Rice and 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith putting 200 galls of Mineral oil in Oil room today.

11: Moderate breeze S.E. to south to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. [continued on next page]

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Owlivia

May 5, several unintelligible words; possibly name of Inspector?

gkazebier

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