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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1898

August 1: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport to post and get the mail. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty eight visitors. Barometer down to 29.72. U.S. Light House tender crossed into Yaquina at 9:30 a.m. Commander J??? C. Morong arrived at the Station at 2:30 p.m. Inspected the Station and left at 4 p.m. for Newport where he attend to the buoy work there.

2: Light North and South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to receive annual supplies. 1st asst showing 14 visitors in tower & went fishing. Barometer down to 29.90 today.

3: Light wind to moderate breeze North 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. Mr. Stimpson hauled one load of supplies. Barometer 29.90. Had eight visitors. 1st asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper taking account of supplies.

4: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in Tower and putting Mineral Oil in Oil house. Had twenty visitors. Barometer 29.70. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita passed out of Yaquina & passed North at 3:15 p.m.

5: Moderate breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had nine visitors. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper putting annual supplies away.

6: Light South wind thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours heigh gof. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers stowing Mineral Oil in Oil house. Mr. Stimpson hauling annual supplies. Had seven visitors today. Barometer down to 29.92. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail. Keeper showing visitors in Tower.

7: Light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry & thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. had 3 visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.80 today.

8: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 18 visitors in Tower & went to Newport after mail. Barometer down to 29.90.

9: Light wind to moderate breeze S. to North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 41 visitors. 1st Asst showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.90. Mr. Stimpson hauling arrual supplies. Keeper & Assts stowing away annual supplies. keeper went to Big Creek after Mr. Plummer.

10: Light North wind thick damp fog moste of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Assts stowing mineral oil away in oil house. Mr. Stimpson completed hauling annual supplies. Keeper went to Newport to mail receipts to Inspector & Capt of Ste Manzanita. Had thirty three visitors. Barometer 29.90.

11: Light Variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing seven visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00 today. Keeper went over to Big Creek after rasberries. 2nd Asst Harry Sherman Littlefield resigned to take effect the 15th. He having got a position in the wooling mills at Oregon City if he would come at once. The Keeper let him leave the station at 1 P.M. today four days before the time.

12: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower & went to Newport. Barometer 29.96. Had 34 visitors. Keeper also showing visitors in tower.

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August 11: 2nd Asst Harry Sherman Littlefield resigned to take effect the 15th. He having got a position in the wooling mills at Oregon City if he would come at once. The Keeper let him leave the station at 1 P.M. today four days before the time.