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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

October 17: Light variable winds little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.02 to 29.80. 1st Asst went fishing.

18: Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with hard rain and thick weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in celler and shop. 2nd Asst cleaning out drain on his side of dwelling. barometer 29.50 to 29.30.

19: Gale South to S. and S.West these 24 hours with rain lightning and thunder. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop and in his celler. Barometer 29.10 to 29.25 today.

20: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.West with hard rain lightning and thunder first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. BArometer 29.10 to 29.70. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21: Light East to S.East wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.50 to 29.65 today. 1st Asst fishing & 2nd Asst hunting.

22: Light South East wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.65 to 29.75. 1st Asst left the station at 11:15 A.M. for Portland to be gone one week on business.

23: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and threatening weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.05 to 29.95. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

24: Light S.E. to S. and West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 30.14 today. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler.

25: Light East to South wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today. Barometer 30.25 to 30.20 today. 2nd Asst cleaning lantern.

26: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with cloudy & light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather and little fog. SEa smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 30.25. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst returned from Portland at 10 A.M. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler.

27: Light S.EAst wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.90. 2nd went hunting on North beach.

28: Light East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. SEa rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.78. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst workign in garden.

29: Light East wind these 24hours with fair and cloudy weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.74. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

30: Light East wind with cloudy but dry first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst throwing oil cans in the ocean and went hunting. Keeper workign on the beach. Barometer 29.80 to 29.96.

31: Moderate breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst went hunting. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

November 1: Light E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.95 today. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd Asst went to Newport on important business and get mail.

2: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.East these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper workign in shop and in garden at the beach. 2nd Asst working in gard. 1st Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.84. Received placard relating to visitors today from Commander W.L. Field Light House Inspector.

3: Light E. to S.E. & S. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.78.

4: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80 to 29.97. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newprot after mail and supplies.

5: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing.

6: Moderate breeze East and S. East these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst putting dressing on his garden. Barometer 29.78. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

7: Light gale to moderate breeze S. East to S. & S.West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind little damp & cloudy. Sea moderately smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing putting dressing on garden. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

8: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst went over on beach after agates & hunting. Barometer 29.67.

9: Moderate breeze S.E. to gale South first part of 24 hours with hard rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. SEa quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went hunting. Barometer 29.68.

10: Fresh breeze to gale East to S.East and South with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds. Barometer 29.52.

11: Fresh breeze to light S. to S.East wind these 24 hours with light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keer & Assts putting 200 gallons of oil in butts in office. Barometer 29.80 to 29.75. 2nd Asst went up North beach hunting.

12: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.E. rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.47. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went to Newport after medicine for Mrs. Bretherton she being sick.

13: Fresh and moderate breeze to light East wind rain and dry weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.47 to 29.60. 1st Asst went over to Big Creek after team to take Mrs. Bretherton to Newport. 2nd Asst went to Newport to take Mrs. Bretherton on her way to Salem at 1:30 P.M.

14: Light S.East wind rain and rain showers these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst retuned to the station at 9 A.M. from Yaquina City he having taken Mrs. Bretherton there on her way to Salem Oregon.

15: Fresh and moderate breeze South to light S.W. and West wind with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties fort he day. Barometer down to 29.45. Keeper sawing wood in his celler for funace. 2nd Asst working in his celler.

16: Light S.E. to S.West wind with rain and hard showers these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.60. 2nd Asst mounting birds today. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies and get mail.

17: Light E. to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 2nd Asst mounting birds. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.94.

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November 18: Gale S.East to South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st Asst putting new furnace pipe in Keeper side of dwelling. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail. Barometer 29.58.

19: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.37 to 29.88. Keeper went one half mile from station on business.

20: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Lst part of 24 hours gale South rain & thick weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst washing. Barometer 29.80 to 29.28 today.

21: Gale to moderate & fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze S.E. rain thunder & lightning. Barometer 29.15. Keeper went to Newport after mail supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds and washing & ironing. Sea very rough.

22: Fresh breeze to light S.E. wind with rain lightening & thunder first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South damp. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.78. 1st Asst showing 2 visitors in tower. 2nd Asst went out for a walk

23: Light S.East wind these 24 hours fair weather & cloudy and threatening. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.67. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds and went hunting today.

24: Light S.EAst to East wind these 24 hours rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.92. 2nd Asst mounting birds and went hunting for birds today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East to S.East these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.52. 1st Asst putting dressing on his garden. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

26: Gale to fresh & moderate breeze S.E. to S. with rain these 24 hours. General duties for day. Barometer 29.50 to 29.75. Sea very rough.

27: Gale & fresh breeze S. Rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.50 to 29.65. 2nd Asst mounting birds working in the shop.

28: Moderate breeze to light South wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours. last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale East to S.E. & South wind with rain. Sea very rough. General duties for day. 1st Asst taking covers off of oil cases. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.95 to 29.50.

29: Gale E. to S.East S. and West first part of 24 hours with rain hail & lightening. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to light wind W. to S. West damp and light rain showers. Sea rough. Barometer 29.15 to 29.98. General duties for day. 2nd Asst went over to Mrs. Megginson after pumpkins. Sometime during last night there was a landslide and carried away the lower part of stairs leading down to the beach.

30: Gale South with hard rain & thick weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.85. 1st Asst went to Newport to post monthly reports & get mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

December 1: Gale S. to W. and N.West first part of 24 hours with heavy rain. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.75 to 30.20. keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 to 30.04. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & mail.

3: Fresh breeze to light East wind these 24 hours with clear fine & cool weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.88.

4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze E. to S.E. first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours. Fresh to moderate breeze S. to light West wind rain & clearing weather. SEa quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst went to newport to post mail. Barometer 29.68 to 29.75.

5: Light W.N.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. West fair weather. SEa rough. keeper & 1st Asst putting 20o gallons of oil in oil-butts in office. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail. Barometer 30.15. Mr. Bretherton 2nd Asst is sick with a bad cold and is not able to go on watch today.

6: Light wind to moderate breeze East these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.98 to 29.84 today. 1st Asst clearing the slide away from the steps that were carried??? away by the slide. Mr. Bernard J. Bretherton 2nd Asst not able to go on watch tonight but his cold is some better.

7: Heavy gale S.E. to South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze W. to S.West with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Keeper picking over potatoes. Barometer 29.25 to 29.56 today. 1st Asst Edward Rice nailing saddle boards on barn & wagon house that blew off during gale today. 2nd Asst went on watch feeling better.

8: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80. 2nd Asst is much better today.

9: Light variable to E. & S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.08. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. 2nd Asst's cold is a little better.

10: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. to S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. East wind with rain these 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80 to 29.65 today. Mr. Bretherton is still sick with some sort of throat trouble. The Keeper thinks it best for him and has been ordered to not go on watch for a week.

11: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain squalls. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.65 to 29.90. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst feeling some better.

12: Moderate breeze & light wind West to N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst and went fishing. Barometer 29.98. keeper writing in office today.

13: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. Barometer 30.00. 2nd getting better.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear and coolweather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 to 29.34 today. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies. 2nd Asst went on duty & watch as he is feeling much better.

15: Fresh breeze East to S.E. and South with rain & hail first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind & moderate breeze East rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. Barometer 29.15.

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December 16: Fresh breeze East to light S.E. and South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.30 to 29.60. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

17: Light W. to W.N.West wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70 to 29.94 today. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst and went fishing today.

18: Light N.W. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst sawing wood for 2nd Asst & went fishing. Barometer 30.20. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. keeper writeing in office.

19: Fresh breeze E. to S.East & South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hour clear and cool weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy and threatening weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20. 1st Asst went to newport after mail & supplies.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

21: Gale to fresh breeze South rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S. to S. East wind light rain showers and thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. 1st Asst clearing logs away from the shoal??? next to beach. Barometer 30.36.

22: Light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours thick fog showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Inspector. Barometer 30.44 today.

23: Light S.East to North wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. 1st Asst repairing fences. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Barometer 30.45 to 30.35. Keeper working on quarterly return to Inspector.

24: Light S.East to North wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.30. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst went about one mile from station for a walk.

25: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25 to 30.15.

26: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for teh day. Keeper workign on quarterly report to Inspector. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst doing house work. Barometer 30.10.

27: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours with fair and cool weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st Asst takeing covers off of mineral oil cases & went fishing. Keeper writeing in office & digging clams. Barometer 30.05 to 29.82.

28: Fresh breeze East to S.E. & South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.70. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing.

29: Moderate breeze E. to S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer. Barometer 29.44. 1st Asst went fishing today.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper & Assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts. Barometer 29.44 to 29.55. Keeper working on quarterly reports.

31: Light S.E. wind to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain hail and lightning. Last part of 24 hours rain. General duties for day. Barometer 29.60 to 29.40. 1st Asst went to Newport to post quarterly & monthly reports and get mail and supplies.

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