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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

January 1: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst James B. Hermann putting dressing on his part of garden - the barometer down to 29.90 at 3 P.M.

2: Fresh and strong breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Gale S.E. To S. West with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer went down to 29.20 today.

3: Gale to fresh breeze South to S. East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours hard Gale S.E. to South with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - Keepers cleaning out the cistern today. The barometer down to 29. today - Mr. Herman 2nd asst is very stupid cant seem to learn or remember anything that is told him. 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after mail to to mail letters. Also after supplies left station at 2300?

4: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze St. S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - Keeper takeing covers off of coal oil boxes ready to empty - Also fixing pump in kitchen - 2nd asst returned to Station at 1.30 P.M.

5: Fresh to strong breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain snow & hail squalls - Sea rough [continued for preceding page]

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

January 5: General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport to mail letters & get supplies.

6: Moderate breeze West with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - The barometer down to 29.84 today.

7: Light wind S. West wind to moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze S. East - dry and fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in office - The barometer 29.98 today - There is a steamer S. West of this light at 9 A.M. about 12 miles off flying signal of distress looks like the steamer Bandorville under sail - At 2 P.M. she is about 3 miles West of the Whistling buoy off the entrance of Yaquina bar. Steamer Volanta of Yaquina went out over the bar to assist the steamer Bandorville over the bar to Newport - crossed the bar 4:30 P.M.

8: Fresh breeze East to S. East to gale South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.42 today - Keeper cleaning out the barn today.

x 9: Moderate breeze to light wind South these 24 hours with frequent rain & fog showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. 1st assistant went fishing. The barometer 30.00 today. Keeper repairing lock on watch-room door. Mr. James B. Hermann 2nd asst. went to Newport after mail and get supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

10: Fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.76 today - Mr. Hermann 2nd asst. returned to the station at 2:45 P.M. The steamer that went in over the Yaquina bar the 7th at 4:30 P.M. flying signal of distress was the Bandorvill, Capt. Wenant. She left the Coquille the 1st of January for San Francisco - The 2nd lost a part of her rudder in a gale and had to make a false rudder out of the boom. She drifted north until off of Yaquina and entered safely the 7th.

x 11. Fresh to strong breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with rain during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50 - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left the station at 9:00 A.M.

12: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours - Sea rought - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.30 - Keeper returned to the station at 3:45 P.M.

13: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S to S.W. and West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - The barometer 29.95 today.

14: Light East wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day -Steamers Homer and Alcatraz sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & cool - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st asst putting stove in Office - The barometer 29.15 - 2nd asst went to Newport to send off for his uniform.

16. Fresh breeze East to light S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - The barometer went down to 28.80 today.

17. Moderate to fresh breeze East with rain, hail, and snow first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - The barometer went down to 28.95 today.

18. Light East to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

January 19: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. to North with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and cool weather - Sea quite rough - general duties for day - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail & supplies.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and cool weather - last part of 24 hours rain and snow - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer down to 29.35 during 24 hours - Steamer Bandorville Capt Winant sailed for Sanfrancisco at 7 A.M. - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to take mail and get supplies.

21: Light wind to moderate breeze East with snow and rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning dressing out of the barn - The barometer down to 29.50 today.

22: Light East to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and warmer - Sea moderately smooth - Steamer Homer arrived from Sanfrancisco and crossed Yaquina bar to Yaquina City - 1st asst putting dressing on his garden - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to take & get mail.

23: Light variable winds these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - The barometer 20.00 today - Had two visitors - Keeper 1st and 2nd assts sweeping and cleaning rooms in their Quarters.

24. Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st and 2nd assts scrubbing and cleaning out their respective Quarters - The barometer is 30.20 today - 2nd asst went to Newport to take & get the mail - Steamer Alcatraz arrived from Frisco - Steamer Homer sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina.

25: Light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth - 2nd asst scrubbing and cleaning his quarters - Steamer Alcatraz came out of Yaquina and framed??? the cape going North - Keeper cleaning out chicken house - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport - Had two visitors today - Mr. Whittier haueled a load of household goods for 2nd asst from Newport today.

26: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with fair and cool weather - sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd asst scrubbing and cleaning his quarters - A steamer crossed in over the Yaquina bar coming from the South looked like L.H. Tender Manzanita.

27: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hourslight wind to moderate breeze N. west clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors - 1st asst went fishing today.

28 - Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. west with clear fine and cool weather - sea smooth - general duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today. The barometer 20.10 today - U.S. Steamer Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina repaired the Whistler and sailed South - 2nd asst returned to station at 9:15 A.M.

29: Light North wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours - sea smooth - general duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail - Had 3 visitors.

30: Light North wind dry and cool first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds little damp - sea rough - 1st and 2nd assts painting floors and staircases lead collor in 2nd assts quarters - Keeper & 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil cases preparing to empty them.

31: Light North wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer weather - sea quite smooth - Steamer Homer arrived and crossed in over Yaquina Bar from Sanfrancisco at 11 A.M. - Keeper and 1st asst putting 200 Gals of Mineral Oil in office - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

February 1: Light S. East to N. West wind these 24 hours with light fog showers most of 24 hours - Sea is smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail to see if he could get a letter from his wife - 2nd asst also painted his kitchen floor - Keeper went to Newport on important business and after supplies - Left the station at 9:45 A.M.

2: Light variable winds with fair dry and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing today. Keeper returned to the station at 11:45 - 2nd asst went to Newport to see if he could hear from his family - Left the station at 11:45 P.M. [illegible text on left margin]

3: Light North to N.W. wind clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed in over Yaquina bar at 7:15 A.M. today having come from the South - The barometer 30.20 today - 2nd asst James B. Herman returned to the station at 10:45 A.M.

4: Light North wind fair and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst. painted a small spot in hall in his quarters - 1st asst. went fishing - Lieut Blish and Insqpector inspection station at 2:30 P.M. and left for Newport at 3:15 P.M.

5: Light S.E. to North wind these 24 hours cloudy but dry and warmer weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after mail. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed??? out of Yaquina bar at 5:30 P.M. and steamed north.

6: Light North wind dry clear and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst also went to Newport on business.

7: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. 2nd asst cleaning up his Quarters a little - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper digging clams today. Barometer 30.04 today.

8: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze to N. to N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours - clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing. Had three visitors - Steamer Alcatraz sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina - 2nd asst went to Newport expecting his son from Umpqua - Left the station at 4:30 A.M.

9: Light North to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with clear fine ??? weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Bandorville arrived and crossed in over Yaquina bar at 1 P.M. - The barometer down to 29.72 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst returned from Newport at 11:45 A.M. where he has been to meet his son.

10: Fresh to strong breeze East dry and cool these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.80 today - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail and get some supplies.

11: Fresh and strong breeze to a gale East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours sleet - Last part of 24 hours damp. Sea very smooth - General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.50. Keeper repairing door on Chicken-House.

12: Strong breeze to a gale East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. East with some showers during 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - steam Bandorville sailed for Portland - Homer for Sanfrancisco - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

13: Moderate breeze to ligth East wind these 24 hours little damp and warmer - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went over in the woods east of station after fish poles - Also putting sod around Keeper Dwelling.

14: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over to Newport after his Uniform - The barometer 29.95 at 4 P.M. and going down.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1895

February 15: Moderate breeze East to S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - Barometer down to 29.88

16: Gale to moderate breeze S. To N. West first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair and warm weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing. The barometer 30.22 today.

17: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours damp - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - The barometer 30.20 today. Steamer Alcatraz arrived and crossed in over Yaquina bar at 4 P.M.

18: Light South wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather with light variable winds - Sea very rough - Gneral duties for the day - 1st asst went Newport after the mail - The barometer 30.20 today.

19: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warmer during 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing - Steamer Homer arrived from Sanfrancisco - The barometer 29.95 today.

20: Moderate breeze East to S.E. and South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Bandorville went into Yaquina at 1:30??? A.M. - Steamer Alcatraz sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina - Mr. Hermann had a load of Household goods from Newport - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing.

21: Moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - The barometer down to 29.80 today - 2nd asst painting floors in his Quarters and putting matting and carpets down - Keeper and 1st helping him.

22: Light South to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze East to S. East with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning and fixing up his Quarters.

23: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. West with frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went to Newport to meet his Wife and family this evening. Left the station at 9:30 A.M.

24: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Received the following order from Commander O.W. Farenholt Inspector 13th Light House District - With the exception of Light-House Keepers no person will be permitted inside the Light House or Watchroom between the hours of sunset and sunrise - The Keeper on watch will give his undivided attention to his duties - Night reliefs of Watches will be made in the watchroom and not outside the tower or at the dwellings of the Keepers - At stations where there are other government or outside employees Keepers while on duty are forbidden to stand watches, reliefs or do any work for remuneration or otherwise for the aforementioned persons - This does not apply to Light House employees sent to the station to effect repairs or alterations. In such cases every Keeper will assist to the best of his ability - During the salmon-fishing season, Light-House Keepers outside their own wants are forbidden to employ themselves in seine trap or net fishing either for favor, gain or traffic??? These orders are signed by all the Keepers, posted in the Watch room and the Keeper has informed the Inspector that they are thoroughly understood and will be obeyed. 2nd asst returned to the station at 4 P.M. with his Wife and Family.

25: Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and cooler weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day. 2nd asst helping Mrs. Hermann put down carpets and put his Quarters in order. The barometer 30.10 today.

26: Light East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair and warmer weather. Sea very rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst putting down carpet and fixing up his Quarters.

27: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part [continued on next page}

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