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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather
1892

July

17: [continued from preceding page] fog showers first part cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had seventeen visitors today.

18: Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. with clear, fine weather during the 24 hours. sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't working in garden and showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

19: Light N.W. to East wind and calm first part of 24 hours, with cloudy weather but dry. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting 2nd ass't's back steps and pump covering. Had six visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport.

20: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm. Sea very smooth. Had fourteen visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

21: Light N. West to S.E. wind and calm first part of 24 hours with little damp weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper weeding out his garden & showing visitors in tower.

22: Light N.West wind and calm with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W., clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper showing visitors in tower. 1st ass't went fishing. Had eight visitors today.

23: Light N. West to East wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing visitors in tower. Had 34??? visitors. 1st ass't went to Newport. Steamer George M. Chance??? crossed Yaquina bar at 5 A.M.

24: Light wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with with high dry fog during most of 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had seventeen visitors today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little thick damp fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 26 visitors today. Keeper went to Newport. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower & went fishing. A.H. Hampton, Mr. George Washington & an Indian were crossing the bar this morning and were capsized but were picked up by another boat and were saved.

26: Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirteen visitors today. 1st ass't went fishing today. Keeper showing visitors in tower. U.S. Steamer Marzanita??? passed by light going north at 6 P.M. 2nd ass't returned to station at 7.30 P.M. from his 21 days leave of Absence.

27: Light N. West wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Had seven visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower & went fishing. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport on important business.

28: Light South wind & calm and variable winds these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours. General duties for the day. Had twenty-one visitors today. 1st & 2nd ass'ts went fishing. Keeper & 2nd ass't showing visitors in tower.

29: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable wind and calm, cloudy and some fog but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't showing 32 visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport.

30: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't showering visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had eight visitors today.

31: Light S. East wind and calm first part of 24 hours with high, dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather with calm & light N. West wind. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had eighteen visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

August

1: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours, little cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower and watering his garden. Keeper sawing wood. Had 18 visitors. Mr. Isaac L. Smith, 2nd ass't, went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9. A.M.

Notes and Questions

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Owlivia

On 26th local ? small boat carrying 3 people capsized, but they were picked up by another boat "and were saved."

gkazebier

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