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JOURNAL of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

March 10: Light wind to moderate breeze & Gale S. East to S. & S.W. these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. The barometer went down to 29.30 during the 24 hours.

11: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50 during 24 hours. Keeper sawing wood in cellar.

12: Moderate breeze and light West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W. to S.W. with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.30 at 4 P.M.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. General duties for the day. Keeper spading up his garden. Also went to Newport to take Mrs. Plummer, she['s] going to Portland. 1st asst also went to Newport and fishing. 2nd asst returned to station from Newport at 6 P.M. his sister being some better.

14: Strong breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper spadeing up his garden and went fishing. 1st asst also went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport to see how his sister is getting along. Left the Station at 10 A.M.

15: Moderate breeze East to light variable wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had one visitor today. 1st asst spading & planting garden. Fresh breeze S.W. last part of 24 hours. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 5 P.M.

16: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. 1st asst spadeing in garden. Had three visitors. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. [Inspector's signature inserted within this day's log entry: Commander O.W. Farenholt, March 16th '93 including other??? unintelligible comments]
16 [continued below signature] U.S. Light House Inspector visited and inspected the station at 6.30 P.M. and left for Newport at 7 P.M.

17: Moderate fresh breeze and Gale S.E. to S. & S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. The barometer went down to 29.64 today. General duties for the day.

18: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with rain hail thunder & lightening. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

19: Light S.W. to West wind these 24 hours with rain and hail showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco today.

20: Light wind to moderate fresh & strong breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing. The barometer down to 28.9

21: Strong to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. 2nd ass't working in garden.

22: Light N. West to West & S. West wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

23: Light S.to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to gale S. East to South with light rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. The barometer down to 29.55.

24: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours [continued on following page]

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