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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1891

Feb 22: duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today- 2nd asst Issac L. Smith went to Newport for recreation. Left station at 10 A.M.

23: Light S.W. to West and N. West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours- fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing also 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst I. L. Smith returned to station at 1:30 A.M.

24: Light variable winds there 24 hours with light fog showers. Last part 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day- Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst also packing wood from beach. 2nd asst not feeling well went 15 miles from station to see Dr. Rich. Left the station at 2.00 P.M.

25: Fresh & strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with frequent rain hail and snow squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer stands 30.5 today. Keeper getting ready to put 200 gallons of oil in oil room. Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood.

26: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil room. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Mr. Isaac L. Smith 2nd asst returned to the station at 7 P.M. from Toledo where he had been to see Dr. Rich.

27: Light N. West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst also working in the garden today.

28: Light S.E. to N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today.

March 1: Light N. West wind there 24 hours first part of 24 hours little cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper 2nd asst went to Newport . 1st asst went fishing.

2: Light N.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Light part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst working in the garden also went to Newport. Keeper went fishing.

3: Fresh breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Ke (-eper) sawing wood up at the garden also working in the garden. 1st asst spadeing up his part of the garden.

4: Light variable wind to fresh breeeze east these 24 hours with fair and warm weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden today - 2nd asst went to Newport.

5: Light North wind first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with clear fine and warm weather- Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

6: Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S and S. West thse 24 hours with fair weather durring 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers working in garden. 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived and crossed Yaquina bar today.

7: Moderate to fresh breeze and gale South & S. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer went down to 29.40. 1st asst Edward Rice Went to Newport after the mail.

8: Light N. West to North wind first part of 24 hours with light rain showers. Last part of 24 hour moderate breeze N. West fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing and working in garden. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for San fransisco today.

9: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. to West with rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies today. Mr. Isaac L. Smith 2nd asst went to Newport to see his sister she being quite sick. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

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