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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1896

March

10 [continued from preceding page] Keeper spading and working in garden. 1st asst also spading and planting potatoes and peas. Barometer 30.30 to 30.12 today.

11: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N.W. thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea rough. Steamer Farallon arrived and crossed into Yaquina at 10.30 A.M. 2nd asst went to Newport Keeper & 1st asst spading and planting garden. Barometer 30.10 today.

12: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst working in garden and went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.04. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco today.

13: Fresh breeze to light N.West wind first part of 24 hours with high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours light East wind; clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies Had 5 visitors. Barometer 29.90. 1st asst went fishing today.

14: Fresh to strong breeze N.East these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keepers putting 200 gallons of Mineral Oil in Office. Keeper and 1st asst spading and planting garden. Barometer down to 29.90

15: Fresh to strong breeze East these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day Keepers cleaning lantern glass. Barometer 29.92

16: Light S.East and variable winds thees 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea very smooth. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Keeper also spading garden and writing on Quarterly returns. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00

17: Light S.East to North wind thee 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr Drake spading garden for Keeper. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and post mail. Barometer 30.05 today.

18: Light North to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair and warm weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper working in garden. Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning and Oiling Keeper's harness. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.92

19: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper oiling Harness.1st asst went fishing. Barometer down 29.86

20: Light South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West with thick fog showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper working on his harness. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.75 to 29.85

21: Light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper working on his Quarterly return to Inspector and Engineer, also planting garden. 1st asst went fishing 2nd asst went to Newport to have some teeth pulled. Barometer down to 29.90

22: Light S.East wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over to the big creek Hotell to play the piano. Barometer down to 29.82 today.

23: Moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours with thick fog and light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper repairing milk cubbords [cupboards]. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.88

24: Fresh breeze to light S. Wind, rain & thick [??? fog???] first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went clamming on the beach. 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco. Barometer 29.92 today.

25: Light N.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing at Little Creek. 1st asst went Ocean fishing. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco. Barometer down to 29.84 today.

26: Moderate breeze N.W. to light N.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West with fair [weather???] during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.43 today.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze W. to N.W. with light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.00

28: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.East wind, dry & cool first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.East to S. [continued on next page]

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Owlivia

March 22: "2nd asst went over to the big creek Hotell to play the piano." Any photos of that hotel during this era?