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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1896

April

15 [continued from preceding page] Sea little rough. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st asst taking covers off of Coil Oil cases. Barometer 29.70 to 29.95 today.

16: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in garden at foot of steps next to the beach. Keeper and 1st went fishing. Barometer 30.10 today.

17: Moderate breeze North to light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went to Newport and fishing. Keeper working in garden. Keepers putting 200 gallons of Oil in Office. Barometer 36.05 today.

18: Light South wind to fresh breeze W.N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.75 today.

19: Light N.W. to East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North with fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Had two visitors. Barometer 29.80. 1st asst went fishing.

20: Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair weather and high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had five visitors today. 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper working in shop, garden and went fishing. U.S. Steamer Manzanita L.H. Tender passed the station going S. at 4.50 P.M. Barometer 30.00

21: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with high dry fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst and Keeper went fishing. Keeper also working in his garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation. Left the station 11.30 A.M. Barometer 29.74

22: Moderate variable winds North to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst returned to the station at 10. A.M. Barometer 29.52 today.

23: Light S.E. wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went to Newport and fishing. Barometer 29.50. Steamer Farallon sailed for San Francisco.

24: Light variable winds to light S.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 horus rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. general duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.35 to 29.50.

25: Light E. to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.60 to 29.85.

26: Light variable winds with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80 today.

27: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours hard rain showers & cool weather. Sea moderately rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer down to 29.75 today.

28: Fresh breeze West and S.West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper grubbing and working in garden at foot of steps on beach. 1st asst went to Newport to get the mail and supplies. Barometer 29.80 to 29.95.

29: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South thee 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper painting flower pots. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.70 to 29.80.

30: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. with hard hard??? rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.65 today.

May

1: Fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.West these 24 hours with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Farallon arrived from San Francisco at 1 P.M. Barometer down to 29.55 today.

2: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S.W. with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last prat of 24 hours light wind S.E. to E. with hard rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 today.

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