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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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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 June 1: Light S.E. to S. and S. West wind these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper painting base of tower black and white also painted door stools in office and Oil-room and service table green - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.88 today. 2: Light South wind damp weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went trout fishing - 1st asst went ocean fishing - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had 5 visitors. The barometer 30.80 today. 3: Light N. East wind to moderate breeze N. West with fair and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers painting iron railings and floor of tower black and cleaning out the paint shop - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after supplies - Barometer 30.00 today. 4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North thes 24 hours - first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and cloudy - Sea smooth - Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst whitewashing and painting his quarters. Barometer 30.10 today. 5: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - 2nd asst went to Newport - 1st asst painting in his quarters today. The barometer 30.24 today. 6: Fresh breeze N. West with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst working on the garden - 1st asst also painting in his quarters and went fishing - The barometer stands 30.30 today. 7: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst painting in his quarters and went fishing - Keeper went clam digging today. 8: Fresh and moderate breeze to light wind N. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and get the mail - 1st asst went fishing and cleaning windows in his quarters - Had two visitors - Steamer Farallone arrived from San Francisco - The barometer 29.98 today. 9: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather with some thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather with a little fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had 22 visitors today. Barometer 29.96 today. 10: Moderate and fresh breeze these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper painting black portch and 13 ft ladder - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - Barometer 30.00 today. 11: Fresh and moderate breeze North first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale N. West with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst cutting grass - 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in tower - 1st asst also went to Newport - Keeper painting shutter on tower green. 12: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool weather - Last part of 24 hours little cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - Keeper showing 4 visitors in the tower - 1st asst cutting grass around the cape. 13: Light West N. West wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. W. to North wind fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working on Quarterly returns - 1st asst cutting grass and went fishing today - The barometer 30.08 today. 14: Light variable winds these 24 hours with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper weeding garden - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showing 7 visitors in tower - Barometer 30.00 today. 15: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail and get supplies - 1st asst setting out cabbage plants and went fishing - 2nd asst working in garden - Steamer Farralone arrived from San Francisco. 16: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst showing five visitors in the tower - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer 30.80 today. 17: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 2nd asst went [continued on next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 June 17: [continued from previous page] ...1st asst and Keeper rakeing up and throwing hay over the bluff - 1st asst also went fishing - Keeper weeding out his garden - also taking off covers of Mineral Oil cases preparing to erupt??? them tomorrow - The barometer 30.30 today. U.S. Light House Tender passed the light from the North and entered Yaquina bar at 3:30 P.M. 18: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd asst putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil butts and cleaning Illuminating apparatus and lamp and Oil measures - Had seven visitors today - Keeper went to Newport to have the freight hauled from Newport to the light that the Light House Engineer sent - Mr. Stimpson haulled two loads today he having took the job for $20.00. 19: Moderate breeze to light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper putting furnace in the boiler??? and plastering in store house - Mr. Stimpson hauling freight from Newport to Light Station - U.S. Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and went South - Barometer 30.10 today - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing. 20: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber today - Keeper stacking lumber for seasoning - The barometer 29.90 today. 21: Moderate breeze N.W. to light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst and 2nd asst stacking lumber - 1st asst went to Newport and fishing - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber. The barometer 30.00 today. 22: Light South wind and calm thick damp fog first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West and clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st and 2nd asst stacking up lumber - Keeper went to Newport - Mr. Stimpson completed hauling the lumber today. 23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst showing five visitors in Tower - The barometer 30.28 today. 24: Strong and fresh breeze to a gale N. to West these 24 with clear weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went up on North beach after Salmon berries - 2nd asst showing eight visitors in Tower - Keeper working on annual, quarterly and monthly reports - Steamer Farralone and Arcata crossed Yaquina bar for Sanfrancisco. Barometer 30.00. 25: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours with a little fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. to N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual reports - Schooner Kate & Anne is anchored south East of this light. 26: Moderate breeze N. West to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea a little rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - Assts showing five visitors in Tower. The barometer 29.80 today. 27: Light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working on the annual returns Quarterly and monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.76 today. Had seven visitors. 28: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer down to 29.84 today. 29: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper makeing out quarterly and monthly and annual returns - 2nd and 1st asst showing 14 visitors in Tower - 1st asst also went fishing - Barometer down to 29.90 today. 30: Moderate breeze to light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail reports - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.98.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 July 1: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind North with fair and warm weather during 23 hours - Sea smooth - Schooner Kate and Anne arrived and anchored south side of the cape at 11 A.M. Keepers cleaning and rakeing up around the buildings - Keeper cleaning and polishing table lamp and oil filler - 1st asst polishing storm pane clamps burner filler etc. today - 2nd asst showing eight visitors in the tower. 2: Light North wind these 23 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper cleaning and polishing lamp oil cans etc. today - 2nd asst showing vitiors in tower - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport - Had 11 visitors - Steamer Farallone sailed for Sanfrancisco from Yaquina - Barometer 29.82. 3: Light variable winds and calm with fair and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower - Had eighteen visitors - Barometer 29.70 today. 4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South to S. E. to S. West these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to spend the fourth - Hoisted american ensign today - The barometer down to 29.68 today - Schooner Kate and Anne crossed in over Yaquina bar at 8 A.M. 5: Moderate breeze S. West with frequent rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on important business - 1st and 2nd assts showed visitors in tower - Had 27 visitors - Barometer 30.00 today. 6: Light variable wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light North wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keepers scrubbing hall office and oil-room floors - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Had 7 visitors today. 7: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze North with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 1st asst and 2nd showing vitiors in the Tower. 8: Fresh to moderate breeze North to light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd ass't showing visitors in Tower - Keeper went to Newport. 9: Moderate breeze and light East to N. East wind with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Farallone arrived from Sanfrancisco today - Keeper showing seven visitors in the Tower - Barometer 29.82. 10: light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in Tower - Had thirteen visitors - Keeper went to Newport to post mail - Barometer 29.86. 11: Light South wind these 24 hours thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had 3 visitors - 2nd ass't went to Newport - Steamer Farallone sailed for San Francisco at 2:30 P.M. 12: Light South wind thick fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Had three visitors - Keeper showing visitors in Tower - Barometer 29.90. 13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours little hazey and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Had six visitors - U.S. Light-House tender Columbine arrived off the bar at about 11:30 A.M. from the South and corssed in to Newport at 3:30 P.M. 14: ??? Light wind to modeate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers showing visitors in the Tower - Had visitors today - Commander O. W. Farenholt Inspector arrived and inspected station at 10 A.M. and left for Newport at 11 A.M. 15: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. West with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Keeper went to Newport to mail 1/2 dozen??? No. 5 wicks to Keeper of Hecata Head-light - 1st and 2nd asst picking out the rusty coal Oil cans and strewing them over the bluff - Those not rusty saveing them and storeing them away.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon 1895 July 16: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper examining and picking out out the good empty coal Oil cases and cans - And threwing the bad cans over the bluff - Had 4 visitors - 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - The barometer 30.05 today - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies - U.S. Steamer Columbine crossed out of Yaquina at 6 P.M. and sailed away north. Hoisted the Ensign. 17: Moderate breeze to light wind N. West with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N. West clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers putting good coal Oil cases from the celler in the barn - Keeper pollishing plate on Pedestell cleaning dust on clock and draw in watchroom. 18: Moderate breeze to light wind N.W. first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers cleaning spare lamp and painting connecting tube of lamp - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport to post mail - Keepers showing visitors in Tower - Had sixteen visitors - Barometer 30.02 today. 19: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. West thse 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower - Had twelve visitors - Steamer Farallone arrived from Sanfrancisco at 3 P.M. - Barometer 30.00. 20: Strong and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the Tower - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd ass't went to Newport after Mrs.??? Hermann's mother - Had 32 visitors - Barometer down to 29.85 today. 21: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 16 visitors - 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in Tower - Keeper went to Newport - Barometer 29.96 today. 22: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - 2ith fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper showing visitors in the Tower - Had 30 visitors - Barometer down to 29.90. 23: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with thick fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd showing visitors in the Tower - Had 38 visitors - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - Steamer Farallone sailed for Sanfrancisco today. Barometer 29.92. 24: Light South wind first part of 24 hours with thick fog and light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and foggy weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had five visitors - 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 30.10 - U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita passed by the light going South at 3 P.M. and went in over Yaquina bar and landed annual supplies at Newport for this light. 25: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower and putting Oil and supplies in Oil House and store room - 1st ass't also went fishing - Had twenty two visitors today - Mr. Jack McCullen hauling Oil and other supplies from Newport to the station today for 2.50 per ton - Steamer Manzanita landed annual supplies today at Newport - Keeper went to Newport to receive annual supplies. 26: Light variable and North winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper finding out the amount of supplies on hand at date of making delivery of supplies - 2nd and 1st ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had 20 visitors today - Keeper stoying away Oil in Oil-House - 1st ass't went fishing - Mr. McCullen hauling Oil today - Barometer 29.88 today. 27: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had 12 visitors today - Keeper went to Newport - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in the Tower - Had 12 visitors today - Keeper went to Newport - 1st and 2nd ass't stowing away Mineral Oil in Oil-house - Barometer down to 29.80 today. 28: Light South wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours height fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st ass't went fishing - 1st and 2nd ass't showing visitors in Tower - Had 23 visitors - Barometer 29.90 today. 29: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind [continued on next page]

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