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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

April

16: Light N. West to N. East wind, rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with clear, fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith went to Newport on business. Left the station at 1 P.M. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing today. The barometer up to 30.20 today. Keeper working out Requisition for annual supplies from July 1st 1894 to June 30th 1895

17: Light S. East wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 3.30 P.M.

18: Light South wind and calm with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in garden and went fishing. Steamer Homer crossed Yaquina bar at 5.45 A.M. from San Francisco.

19: Light East to variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. W., fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil room. 1st asst went fishing today in Ocean. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco from Yaquina. Keeper and 2nd asst went trout fishing in little creek today.

20: Light N. West wind with thick damp fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers burning a horse??? up that came ashore on the beach close to the station. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail and went fishing today.

21: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N.W. with clear and cool. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport on important business. 1st asst whitewashing in his Quarters today.

22: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst Edward Rice went fishing today. The barometer down to 29.70.

23: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst trying to fix the kitchen pump, it having gave out but could not without the necessary tools. Mrs??? Smith went Newport after a pair of pipe tongs to fix pump. Keeper planting garden and working road. 1st asst went fishing today.

24: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with fair weather. Sea quite smooht. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to take 2nd asst's Kitchen Pump and put a new valve into it but broke the plunger and sent to Portland for a new one. 1st asst working road and went fishing. Major Post??? L. H. Engineer and Mr Brownlie Supt Construction arrived at station at 8. A.M. inspected station and left for Newport at 9.30 A.M.

25: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light wind N. West to moderate and fresh breeze S.W. to South with showery weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29.60 today. Keepers working the road from the Light station towards the beach about 1 mile.

26: Fresh breeze to light wind S. to S.East with little damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South to S.W. with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Homer arrived and crossed Yaquina bar from San Francisco. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Keeper also grubbing for a garden near beach. 2nd asst went to Newport.

27: Moderate breeze S.W. to W.N.West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper grubbing up some ground for a garden near the beach. 1st asst went to Newport after some supplies.

28: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze W. to S.W. & South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. [continued on next page.]

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Owlivia

April 23 and 24 - plumbing adventures. :-)

gkazebier

Head Keeper Frank M. Plummer, 1st Assistant Keeper Edward Rice, 2nd Assistant Keeper Isaac L. Smith