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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon
1895
May
15: (continued from previous page) Keepers painting steps and celler door around Keeper dwelling pump frame and water tank today - Also mixing Black and white paint to paint tower - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper weeding out garden - Barometer 29.78 today.
16: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and some cloudy - Sea quite smooth - The barometer down to 29.88 today - Keepers cleaning and painting lantern - Keeper mixing paint for painting the lantern inside white - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.
17: Light South wind these 24 hours with high dry fog - Sea smooth - The barometer down to 29.98 today - Keepers whitewashing the inside of Tower - Also painting stairs and landings black - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper sold his Hack to an Indian.
18: Light S.E. to S. and S. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Keepers whitewashing in watch room and painting lantern floor and service table black - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst painting back of Dwelling.
19: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing today - The barometer down to 29.94 today.
20: Light S. East wind to moderate breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth. Keepers painting dome parapet and drumm of Light and stairs and landings - Barometer down to 29.90 today.
21: Light wind to moderate breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers cleaning Lennses plate glass in lantern and reflectors - Also painting parapet black and putting up stageing to paint bracketts black.
22: Light variable winds damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind clear fine weather - Sea smooth. Keepers painting Bracketts black and getting stage ready to paint Tower white - The barometer 30.00 today.
23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the main part of Tower white took stage down and mixed black paint to paint iron railing parapet and base of tower - The barometer 29.84 today.
24: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp and light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind clearing weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keepers painting window stools in tower - 1st asst went fishing.
25: Fresh to strong breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.48 today.
26: Gale to fresh breeze South to S.W. these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - The barometer down to 29.20 today.
27: Fresh breeze S.W. to light S. East wind with thunder and lightening first part 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. with rain and hail squalls during 24 hours - Sea rough - Keepers painting on lennes and painted chimney box and lantern ladder - The barometer down to 29.50 today.
28: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning paint off of lantern outside - Barometer 30.10 today.
29: Light wind S.W. to moderate and fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind and damp - Sea quite smooth - Keepers painting base of tower black and Oil-House white - Had 9 visitors.
30: Light West wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with frequent rain and hail squalls during 24 hours - Sea rough - Keepers painting chimneys on Oil-House cleaning windows in tower - 1st asst working road - Keeper repairing gates of fence around dwelling.
31: Light N. West wind these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - Keeper went to Newport to mail monthly reports - 1st asst whitewashing fences today. Barometer 30.00 today.

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Eileen

May 17: "...Keeper sold his Hack to an Indian." Hack is a small boat