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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

March 20: Moderate to fresh breeze W. to N.W. with frequent rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 to 29.85 today.

21: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours clear fine & cool weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85 to 30.15. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies.

22: Light North to East and variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 30.35 today. Keeper working on Quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer. U.S. Light-House tender Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar from the S. at 4.30 P.M. planted a buoy and steamed N. passed this Light at 6.30 P.M.

23: Light North to East wind dry clear and fine weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South cloudy. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25 to 29.98.

24: Fresh breeze S. to W.N.W. first part of 24 hours with rain showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain & hail. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

25: Light variable winds these 24 hours with snow showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours hail and fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 29.62 to 29.72 today.

26: Light variable winds these 24 hours with snow first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies and went fishing. Barometer 29.80 to 30.15.

27: Gale to moderate breeze S. to W.N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25.

28: Light N.West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st asst putting dressing on his part of garden. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. Barometer 30.35 today.

29: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours damp and fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. Barometer 30.35 to 30.22. Circular letter - By order of Commander Geo. C. Reiter Inspector 13th Light House District. Hereafter all official communications from Assistant Keepers addressed to their office, must be forwarded through the Light-House Keeper.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on Quarterly returns. 1st asst and Keeper spadeing in there part of garden. Barometer 30.08 today.

31: Moderate breeze North to light East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to mail Quarterly and monthly reports. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst haveing his garden spaded. Barometer 29.98.

April 1: Light South wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing. 1st asst went ocean fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 30.10.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper planting potatoes and peas in garden. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. barometer 30.20.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over on the south beach for a walk. Barometer 30.30 today.

4: Light wind North to fresh breeze East with clear fine and cool weather. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South heigh dry fog. Keeper and 2nd asst changing Lenns lamp. 1st asst cleaning burner. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.98.

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