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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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Eileen

February 7: "...Keeper digging clams today."

February 8: "...2nd asst went to Newport expecting his son from Umpqua - Left the station at 4:30 A.M."

February 9: "...2nd asst returned from Newport at 11:45 A.M. where he has been to meet his son."

February 13: "...1st asst went over in the woods east of station after fish poles - Also putting sod around Keeper Dwelling."

February 14: "...2nd asst went over to Newport after his Uniform"