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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

August 1: Light variable winds and calm with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Had twenty one visitors today. Keeper and Assts showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.97. Keeper and Assts takeing flag-staff out of the ground and repairing and putting new signal halyards in.

2: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather with some heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to post mail and get supplies. Barometer 29.95. 1st Asst showing 18 visitors in tower. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

3: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst showing two visitors in the tower. Baormeter 29.87. Keeper and Assts putting flat staff up today.

4: Fresh breeze North with thick damp fog these 24 hours. General duties for day. 1st Asst showing twelve visitors in tower. Barometer 29.84 today.

5: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and have some teeth pulled. Barometer 29.87. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 51 visitors in the tower.

6: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 2 4hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst showing twenty nune visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Yaquina. Left station at 9 A.M. Barometer 29.91.

7: Moderate breeze North with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had sixty eight visitors. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst returned to the station from Yaquina and Newport on important business. 2nd Asst went to Newport to post mail and get supplies.

8: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. Keeper takeing covers off of mineral iol cases & showing visitors in tower. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower. Had 32 visitors. Barometer 29.80. 1st Asst wen to Newport.

9: Frsh breeze S.East to South the 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp weather. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 29.70 to 29.86. 2nd Asst repairing pump in his quaters. Had no visitors today. 10: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North fair weather. Sea little rough. Asst showing five visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

11: Moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. SEa smooth. Barometer 29.87 today. Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower. Had 50 visitors. Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil-butts.

12: Light N. to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the ddya. Keeper wen tot Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.82 to 29.85. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 32 visitors in the tower.

13: Moderate breeze South with frequent light rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.78. Had three visitors today.

14: Moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had fourty visitors. Barometer 29.72 to 29.77 today.

15: Moderate breeze to light wind South these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst showing visitors in tower. Barometer 29.96 to 30.10 today. 1st Asst went to Newport. Had 7 visitors.

16: Light E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp. Last part of 24 hours light rain & fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.10 to 29.80. Keeper went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 1 P.M.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

August 17: Light S. to N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair weather. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.80. Had 25 visitors. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper returned to the station from Newport at 10:30 A.M.

18: Moderate breeze to light wind North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in tower. Had fourty visitors. Barometer 29.90.

19: Moderate breeze to light North wind fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.98. Had twenty two visitors. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

20: Light N. to S.E. & S. wind with light rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd showing 8 visitors in tower. Baromter 29.82.

21: Light S.E. to variable winds with frequent rain showers these 2 4hours. Sea smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in the tower. Had eight visitors. Barometer 29.80 to 30.01. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22: Light variable to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Big Creek. 1st & 2nd Assts showing 29 visitors in tower. Barometer 30.16.

23: Light wind to moderate breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went after clams. 2nd Asst went up North beach for recreation???. Keeper & 1st Asst showing fourty six visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.06.

24: Light NOrth wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper went up North beach for recreation. Barometer 29.95.

25: Light S.East wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. last part of 24 hours rain. SEa smooth. General duties for the day. 1st & 2nd Asst & Keeper showing twenty four visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00 to 29.86 today.

26: Light E. and variable winds to moderate breeze S. to N.W. these 24 hours with rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.90 to 29.66. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport after supplies & mail.

27: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light North wind fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.04. 1st and 2nd Assts showing 12 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst went fishing.

28: Moderate to fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st Asst putting wood in keepers celler. Also showing ten visitors in tower. Barometer 30.10. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek for recreation.

29: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.04 to 29.92 today. Had three visitors. 1st Asst putting wood in keeper celler. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Asst putting wood into keepers celler. 1st Asst also went fishing. Barometer 29.95 to 29.82. Had no visitors today.

31: Moderate breeze to light North wind with thick dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind light rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing three visitors in tower. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.70.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

September 1: Light S. to East and variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Keeper digging potatoes in his garden. 1st Asst went fishing. 2nd Asst showing 7 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.70 to 29.86.

2: Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.80.

3: Light S.East wind to moderate & fresh breeze South with hard rain these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had no visitors. Barometer 29.80 to 29.95. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and for recreation. Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

4: Fresh breeze South to moderate breeze & light S.West wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea quite smooth. Genera duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.75. Keeper returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

5: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst showing five visitors in tower. 1st Asst repairing gate post. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.76 to 30.00.

6: Light variable winds thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst & Keeper showing seven visitors in tower. Barometer 30.15. 1st Asst diffing potatoes & went fishing.

7: Moderate breeze to light North wind these 2 4hours with clear fine weather. SEa smooth. GEneral duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Assts showing visitors in tower. Had seven visitors. Barometer 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

8: Light North wind and calm with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst working on the road. Barometer 30.10 today. Keeper writing in office. 2nd Asst workign in the shop. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita passed this station at 6 P.M. going South.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st Asst showing 6 visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 today. 2nd Asst Bernard J. Bretherton went to Newport for recreation. Left the station at 10 A.M.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst showing two visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95.

11: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper writeing in office. Baromter 30.00. 1st Asst showing visitors in tower and taking covers off of coal oil cases. 2nd Asst Mr. Bernard J. Bretherton returned to the stion from Newport at 11 A.M.

12: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North rain showers. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 30.00 to 30.10. 1st Asst went fishing.

13: Light North wind these 2 4hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair and clearing weather. Sea rough. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies & working in garden. Barometer 30.20. Keeper putting 200 gallons oil in oil-butts. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper writeing in office.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst went over to Big Creek for recreation. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Keeper & 1st Asst showing 15 visitors in tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper working on quarterly returns.

15: Moderate breee to light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze thick fog. Sea quite rough. 1st Asst workign on road & went fishing. Barometer 29.95. 2nd Asst working in shop. Keeper working on quarterly returns to Inspector and Engineer.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

September 16: Moderate breeze to light North wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North fair weather with some thick fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport. 2nd Asst working in garden. Barometer 29.95.

17: Fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather and little fog. Last pat of 24 hours fair weather & fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.05. Keeper writeing in office today.

18: Fresh and moderate breeze to light North to N.East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. 2nd Asst workign in his part of garden. Keeper writeing in office. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 29.95 today.

19: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea very smooth. Keeper writeing on quarterly returns. Barometer 30.00. 1st Asst went fishing & to Newport after supplies & mail. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst having wood hauled today.

20: Light North wind 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. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.10. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had 2 visitors. 2nd Asst working in shop.

21: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper writeing in office. Barometer 30.10. 1st and 2nd Assts went fishing today. U.S. Light House Tender arrived off the bar at 5 P.M. anchored at the whistling buoy.

22: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and some thick damp fog. Sea smooth. Genera duties for the day. 2nd Asst went after blackberries. Barometer 30.10 to 30.02. U.S. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed into Yaquina at 11 A.M. left some supplies for this light. Keeper went to Newport after Light House supplies.

23: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. SEa smooth. Keeper working on quarterly returns. 1st Asst showing 3 visitors in tower. Barometer 30.20 to 30.10. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

24: Light North to East wind and calm these 24 hours with fair smooky and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd Asst showing twelve visitors in the tower. Barometer 29.95. Keeper writeing in office today.

25: Light N.East wind dry and warm weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze North thick damp fog. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 29.90. 1st Asst went fishing.

26: Moderate breeze NOrth to light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper showing six visitors in the tower. Barometer 30.00. 1st and 2nd Assts went to Newport.

27: Light South to North wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog. Sea quite smooth. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler. Barometer 30.00. Keeper putting wood in celler & showing 5 visitors in tower.

28: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler. 1st Asst went fishing & stowing shingles in barn. Barometer 29.95 today. Keeper working on quarterly returns.

29: Light S.East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper makeing out quarterly & monthly reports. 2nd Asst went to Newport. Barometer 29.76. 1st Asst showing 2 visitors in tower.

30: Moderate to fresh breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.West wind rain showers and clearing weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.85 to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport to post reports to Inspector and Engineer.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1899

October 1: Light West wind with frequent rain showers thunder and lightening first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea rough. Barometer 30.18. 2nd Asst went hunting. U.S. L.H. Tender Manzanita staying at Newport to rough to cross out today.

2: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.25. 2nd Asst washing. Steamer Manzanita still in Yaquina to rough to get out. Keeper putting coal oil cases in celler.

3: Light East to North wind with clear fine and warm weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail. 2nd Asst also went to Newport after supplies. Keeper and 2nd Asst haveing hay hauled from Newport. Barometer 30.25 to 30.00. Light-House Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina at 10:30 A.M. and went North.

4: Fresh to strong breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.E. to South wind with clear fine and very warm weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd Ast haveing hay hauled to station. 1st Asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.85 to 29.92. 2nd Asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

5: Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog and warm. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and thick fog showers. Sea smooth. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst mounting birds. Barometer 29.95 to 30.06 today.

6: Light South to North wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd Asst mounting Birds. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.06 to 30.25 today.

7: Light North wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea little rough. General duties fort he day. Barometer 30.24. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler and over to Little Creek for recreation.

8: Light N. to South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate & fresh breeze North thick fog & fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st Asst went fishing. Barometer 30.20. Had 3 visitors. 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

9: Light North wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd Asst putting wood in his celler. Keeper went to Newport. Barometer 30.20 to 30.00. 1st Asst went fishing.

10: Light variable winds these 24 hours rain showers. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies. Sea quite smooth. Barometer 30.00 to 29.50 at 10 P.M. a Teal??? Duck flew against the lantern and broak the middle pane of glass.

11: Light N.East to East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers. Sea little rough. Keeper & Assts replacing the broaken paine of glass in lantern. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.44 to 29.55.

12: Light East wind to moderate breeze N.E. to North with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.80. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd Asst went up North beach hunting. 1st Asst went fishing today.

13: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze North & N.West with clear fine and cool weather these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper cleaning his quarters & barn. Barometer 29.95. 1st Asst went fishing. Also 2nd Asst. Had one visitor today.

14: Fresh & moderate breeze to light North wind clear fine and cool first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds cloudy & fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st And 2nd Assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil-butts. 1st Asst cutting grass in yard of dwelling. 2nd Asst & Keeper went to Newport after supplies & pick berries. Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 today.

15: Light S.East wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. GEneral duties for the day. Barometer 30.30 to 30.26 todya.

16: Moderate to fresh breeze South with hard rain first part of 24 hours. last part of 24 hours light West wind thick fog showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80 to 29.98. Keeper and Assts changing lenns lamp and cleaning all brass work. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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