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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

January

1: Fresh breeze E. to light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South hard rain and hail and clearing weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working in garden - Baromter 29.50 to 29.70 today.

2: Fresh breeze East to S. East with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to post and get mail and supplies - Barometer 29.40 to 29.60.

3: Light S.E. to East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fesh breeze S. with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper boiling out burner for Lens lamp - 1st ass't wheeling barn dressing up to garden - Barometer 29.78 - 2nd ass't left Sta at 3 P.M. for Salem to procure Medical attandence and to bring his wife home from Hospital at Salem.

4: Moderate breeze to light S. and East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.65 - Keeper repairing 2nd ass'ts pump in his Quarters.

5: Light S. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to South rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Baromter 29.44 to 29.54 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

6: Light S. East to East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper repairing 2nd asst's pump - Barometer 29.86.

7: Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale South these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.66 today.

8: Fresh breeze to light West wind with frequent rain squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.32 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Keeper putting panes of glass in Dwelling and barn - Barometer 30.20.

10: Fresh and moderate breeze to light S. to S.W. and West wirh rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper working in garden - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 30.20 to 30.12 - 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 11:30 A.M. for Salem where he has been to se[e] a Doctor and bring his wife home from Doctor's care.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.02.

12: Moderate to fresh breeze South with rain and thick weather these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.00 to29.90 - Keeper and 1st ass't cleaning bocks??? on Oil-butts Oil carriers and measures - 1st ass't also sawing wood for 2nd ass't.

13: Light South wind with rain and thick weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain and clearing weather - Sea very rough - Keeper cleaning Burner - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper cleaning out 2nd ass't barn - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80.

14: Light S.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather these 24 horus - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.95 - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze East with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South with rain - Sea quite smooth - Keeper and 1st ass't scrubbing marble floors in halway and Oil-room - Barometer 29.78.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze and light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Barometer 29.80 to 30.02.

17: Fresh breeze to light S. to East wind rain and thick fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather [continued on next page]

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

January

17: [continued from previous page] Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.17 - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

18: Light South wind thick fog and rain showers - Sea rough - Keeper sawing wood on beach - Barometer 29.96 to 30.00 today.

19: Light West to N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper sawing wood on the beach and went to Newport on important business - Barometer 30.22.

20: Light East to North wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 30.20 to 30.15 - 1st ass't sawing wood 2nd ass't U.S. Light House Tender Columbine passed station at 5 P.M. going south.

21: Light N.E. to S.E. wind to moderate breeze South clear fine weather first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.998 to 29.88 today - 1st ass't went fishing - U.S. Light House Tender Columbine laying off Yaquina bar this morning and entered at 1:30 P.M.

22: Light S.E. wind light rain showers first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to S. and S.W. hard rain sea rough - Barometer 29.90 to 29.50 - 1st ass't sawing wood for 2nd ass't - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

23: Gale S.W. to fresh breeze W. rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - U.S.S. Columbine landed lumber etc. at Newport - Barometer 30.10 to 30.25.

24: Light N. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite rough - Keeper and asst's putting 200 gallons of mineral Oil in Oil butts - Barometer 30.25 to 30.00 today.

25: Light N. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd ass't doing house work in his Quarters - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper clearing up the grounds - Barometer 30.24 to 29.90 today. U.S.L. House Engineer W. C. Langfitt and G. W. Freeman arrived at station at 10 A.M. Inspected and left at 11 A.M. for Newport.

26: Light N. and East wind these 24 horus with clear fine and cool weather - Sea quite smooth - 2nd ass't went over to big creek? on business - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper cleaning out his Chicken-house - Keeper and 1st ass't stowing away material for repairs - Mr. Woodard hauling material for repairs - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper and 1st ass't tearing down the old rotten tramway - U.S.S. Columbine came out of Yaquina at 7 A.M. and steamed north.

27: Light wind and moderate breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st ass't repairing road and went fishing - Keeper cleaning out barm and went after clams on the beach - Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 - Mr. Woodard hauling material today - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away material for repairs in barn wagon house and other places.

28: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze E. cleare fine and cool weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.90 - Mr. Woodworth hauling material for repairs - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away material for supplies.

29: LIght E. to S.E. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather and light North wind - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away amterial for repairs that Mr. Woodworth is hauling - 1st ass't went fishing.

30: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.14 to 29.94 - Keeper putting dressing on his part of garden - Keeper and ass'ts stowing material for repairs away under cover - Mr. Woodwoorth hauling lumber etc. - Keeper measuring lumber - 2nd ass't doing house work.

31: Light wind E. to moderate breeze S. East these 24 hours - First part of 24 horus dry - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - Keeper measuring lumber and pileing it up - Barometer 30.08. Keeper and ass'ts stowing material away in barn - 1st ass't went to Newport - Mr. Woodworth hauling lumber and other supplies.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

February

1: Light S.E. to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 29.90 - Keeper and ass'ts stowing away material for repairs - Mr. Woodworth hauling material - Keeper and 1st ass't measuring lumber etc.

2: Moderate to fresh breeze to gale these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and clearing weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.90 - Keeper looking over the material for reparis.

3: Moderate breeze West to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.74 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

4: Light South to East wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North clear fine and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - had six visitors today - Barometer 29.75 to 30.00 - 1st ass't went fishing today.

5: Fresh breeze North to light E. to S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 light variable winds light rain showers - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't working in garden - Keeper sawing wood in his celler - Barometer 29.77 to 30.05 - 1st ass't went fishing today.

6: Fresh breeze S.W. to gale W. and N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - 2nd ass't doing house work - 1st ass't went to Newport after supplies and mail - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 - Keeper sawing wood in his celler.

7: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hors cloudy and fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper sawing wood in his celler - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.94 - 2nd ass't doing house work.

8: Fresh breeze to gale South first part of 24 hours with light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze hard rain to clearing weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9: Moderate breeze to light W. N. W. wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. West wind little damp - Sea quite rough - Geneal duties for the day - Barometer 30.24 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper cleaning out woodshed - Mr. Wiltshire and two men arrived at the Station at 10:30 to do the repairs at station. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern.

10: Light South wind these 24 hours little damp weather and some fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st ass't went to Newport after the mail and supplies - 2nd ass't doing house work and went out for a walk - Keeper cooking and sawing wood in his celler - Barometer 30.35 to 30.27 - Mr. Wiltshire and the other two men working on the Cistern today.

11: Light S. to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. 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 - Baromteer 30.25 - 1st ass't Edward Rice went fishing today.

12: Moderate breeze N.W. to light East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper sawing wood in his celler for stove and furnace - 2nd booking - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail ans upplies - Barometer 29.90 - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern and steps at side entrance of dwelling.

13: Fresh breeze S.E. to N. West wind with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers with light variable winds - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.74 to 29.95 - 1st ass't went fishing - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern.

14: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze W.N. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern today.

15: Light W.N.W. wind to fresh breeze East these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours rain and hail showers - Last part of 24 hours hail and snow - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

16: Fresh breeze to gale East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours - Fresh breeze East dry and cold during 24 hours - Sea smooth [continued on following page]

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February 16: [continued from previous page] Keeper went to Newport after supples. Barometer 29.03. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern. Plumbers arrived at the station from Portland at 10:15 A.M. to set up the hot water heater. Mr Woodworth brought nails from Newport to the station today.

17: Fresh breeze East to light south wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain sea smooth. Barometer 29.88. 1st and 2nd assit cleaning paint work in lantern. Mr. Wiltshire and men helping plumbers put in heater. Mr. Woodworth hauling sand and gravel for cistern.

18: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clearing weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.49. 2nd asst. went to Newport after mail + supplies.

19: Light wind to moderate, fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.58. Mr. Wiltshire and men working on cistern + steps. Plumbers working on heater in watch room and hallway.

20: Fresh + moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite smooth General duties for the day. Barometer 29.65 to 29.72. 1st asst. went to Newport after supplies + mail. Plumbers working on heater. Mr. Wiltshire and men putting stairs to attic on asst. side of dwelling.

21: Fresh breeze to Light wind S to S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair then Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Wiltshire working on stairs + mason latl. + plastering. Barometer 29.65 to 29.96. 1st asst went to Newport after mail + pipe elbow for plumbers.

22: Light W. to N West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.36. Plumbers completed the hot water heater today. Mr. Woodworth hauling sand and gravel. Mr Wiltshire and men working on cistern and stairs in assts dwelling.

23: Light East wind these 24 hours clear fine and warm weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper planting garden. Mr. Woodworth hauling rock and gravel. The plumbers left the station at 9A.M. having completed the heater. Barometer 30.30. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern.

24: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind light showers and some fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.20 today. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working on stairs in asst quarters putting marble down in hallway and oilroom and ??? moulding in room in dwelling.

25: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 80.20 to 30.06. Keeper and 1st asst made fire in hot water heater.

26: Light S. E. to W. and N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours fair weather Sea quite rough. Barometer 30.24. 1st asst. went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working in cistern, laying marble in hallway, and repairing hallway in rear of dwelling.

27: Light East to South wind these 24 hours. first part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. Barometer 30.20 to 29.98. 1st asst. went fishing. Keeper cleaning chips up ??? up around dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men working on cistern, laying marble in hallway in tower and reparing hallway in rear of dwelling.

28: Fresh breeze South to light W.N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain last part of 24 hours light rain showers and relaxing weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day Barometer 29.90 to 30.20. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working on hallway in rear of dwelling. working in kitchen and plastering stairway in assts quarters.

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March 1: Light East to N. West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fair weather Sea moderately smooth. Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. Mr. Wiltshire repairing halway in rear of assts part of dwelling and taking down chimney in keeper and assts dining rooms. 1st asst went to Newport after mail supplies. Keeper painting door in hallway in dwelling. 2st asst throwing brick over bluff from chimney.

2: Light N.W. to East and S. East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst prepairing to have the chimney taken out of dwelling. Barometer 29.65 today. Mr. Wiltshire repairing hallway in rear of dwelling on assts side. Also working on the cistern.

3: Fresh and moderate S to S. West these 24 hours. Rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather. Sea smooth. Barometer 29.48 to 29.54. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Mr. Wiltshire working on cistern and replacing halway in rear of asst dwelling.

4: Light S.E. to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 25 hours cloudy and fair weather- Sea smooth. Barometer 29.48 to 29.56. General duties for the day. Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies for next year.

5: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers- Sea smooth. Barometer 29.80. Keepers and assts cleaning stairs and landings also scrubbing cement off the marble floor in halway where the pipes were laid for the hot water heater. 1st asst throwing bricks over the bluf that Mr. Wiltshire takes from the chimney on the keepers side of dwelling. 2nd asst painting door on his side of dwelling Mr. Wiltshire making steps at rear of dwelling also tearing chimney out of east side of dwelling.

6: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with rain during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.8 to 29.55. Keeper and assts cleaning scrubbing oil room and floors. 1st asst throwing bricks over tthe bluff. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning the grounds in rear of dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men repairing drain and steps in rear of dwelling also working on keepers chimney.

7: Fresh breeze to gale South to S. West with rain these 24 hours. Barometer 29.20 to 29.33. Keeper and assts scrubbing and cleaning out watch room and office. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning the grounds on keepers side of dwelling. Mr Wiltshire putting new steps in rear of dwelling. Also ceiling??? side entrance. And lath and plastering space where the chimney was taken out in keepers dwelling. Keeper cleaning out his celler and working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. to W. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea rough. Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 29.30 to 29.94. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning up grounds around dwelling. Mr. Wiltshire and men tearing down chimney in 2nd assts side of dwelling and ceiling??? side entrance.

9: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours day to little damp. Sea quite rough. Keeper working on requisition for supplies to inspector. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Also cleaning up grounds. Keeper and 1st asst throwing brick over the bluff that were taken out of chimneys. Barometer 29.98. Mr. Wiltshire completed repairing side entrance on the keeper and asst. Also tearing down chimney to.

10: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours. first part of 24 hours damp today and fair weather. Last part of 24 hours fair weather to light rain showers and rain. Sea quite rough. Barometer 29.95 Keeper and asst throwing bricks over the bluff and cleaning up the grounds. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Keeper completed annual requisition for supples. Mr. Wiltshire working on lattice work in front of water closet. Also lathing and pastering in 2nd asst quarters where the chimney was taken out. Keeper packing gravel up from the beach.

11: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day . Keeper made a fire in the watchroom. Barometer 29.90 to 30.20 today.

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