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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

May 15: [Cont'd from previous page] fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.10. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and putting up stage. 2nd Asst went one mile from the station after butter.

16: Fresh breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & west wind. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst and 2nd Asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Barometer 29.80.

17: Light West wind light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00. Keeper and Assts painting on keepers dwelling and painted covering on oil house and offices and takeing stage down from dwelling.

18: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts cleaning white paint work in lantern & watch-room. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd went over to big-creek hunting for snipes.

19: Light West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper and Assts painting in lantern and watch-room white. Keeper mixing whitewash to whitewash outside tower.

20: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning paint off the lantern glass of tower cleaning lenns whitewashing watch-room and cleaning walls inside of tower prepairing to whitewash same. 2nd Asst went to Newport for recreation. Left station at 3 P.M. Barometer 30.10.

21: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went trout fishing over to big and little creek. 1st Asst painting service table. Barometer 29.88. 2nd Asst returned to station at 4 P.M..

22: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper & Assts painting lantern floor stair cases & landing black & whitewashing insided of tower and cleaning stairs and landings to paint black. Keeper & 1st Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.83.

23: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting stairs and landings black. Painted dome parapet and drum black outside and putting up stage to paint bracketts and painted tool chest. Barometer29.80 to 29.95 today.

24: Light North to S.W. and South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.88.

25: Light S. to S.West wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.92. Keeper and Assts painted stairs and landings inside of tower.

26: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.W. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sa smooth. Barometer 29.96 today. Keeper & 1st cleaning office and painting floor and other wood work. 1st Asst also whitewashing on light board fence. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business. 2nd Asst also painting in his part of dwelling today.

27: Fresh breeze South to N.W. with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light N. wind fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.90 to 30.04. Keeper & 2nd Asst painting base of tower. 1st Asst whitewashing fence. 2nd Asst painting in his quarters and working in garden.

28: Light N. to S.East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather light rain showers & fresh breeze South. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.82. 2nd Asst went to Newport today.

29: Fresh breeze South to light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 30.00. Keeper painted steps around dwelling & celler door on keeper side and 1st and 2nd Asst whitewashing fence.

30: Fresh breeze to gale South rain these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.70. 1st Asst cleaning whitewashing & painting in his quarters today.

31: Fresh breeze S. to E. & S.E. with rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.32. 1st Asst painting on his quarters. 2nd Asst working in wagon house???

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