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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather
1892

November

15 [continued from preceding page]: hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Keeper putt a pane of glass in window of hen house - The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2.30 P.M.

16: Strong & fresh breeze N. W. to light S. East to South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Steamer Willamett arrived off bar to rough to enter.

17: Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale S. East to South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is 30.16 at 2. P.M.

18: Fresh and strong breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - The barometer is 30.13 - Keeper packing wood up from the beach -

19: Fresh and strong breeze S. to N. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper painting window sill in his quarters - 1st asst Edward Rice went to Newport today.

20: Light variable wind & calm these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today.

21: Light East to S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South - with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst scrubbing his floors in his quarters. Steamer George Chance crossed by today.

22: Gale to fresh breeze S. East to South and S. West these 24 hours with hard rain most of the 24 hours. Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went on the beach and packed up some wood - The barometer is down to 29.64 today. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

23: Strong to fresh breeze West & S. W. with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind with rain & cool weather - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst packing up wood from the beach. The barometer down to 29.78 during 24 hours.

24: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze S. W. to South with frequent rain & hail showers and thunder & lightening - Sea little rough - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

25: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with rain - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

26: Light S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.70.

27: Fresh to strong breeze to a gale East to S. E. with frequent rain showers - during these 24 hours - Sea moderately rough - General duties for the day - The barometer is down to 28.90 at 3.P.M. the lowest since having the barometer at the station.

28: Gale S. East South and S. West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - during 24 hours. Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper packing wood from beach - The barometer is down to 29.15.

29: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over on the beach and hauled some wood - 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. The barometer stands 29.40 today.

30: Moderate breeze S. East to South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went on beach after mussells - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer is 29.32 today.

December

1: Moderate breeze S. West to light S. East wind these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail the monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing today.

2: Light S. East wind to gale & fresh S. W. breeze with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. [continued on next page]

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Owlivia

From the log on November 27: "The barometer is down to 28.90 at 3.P.M. the lowest since having this barometer at the station." <- so the barometer is a relatively new piece of equipment??

gkazebier

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