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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

April

1: Light wind to moderate fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper went trout fishing - 2nd ass't went hunting - 1st ass't showing four visitors in Tower. Barometer 29.70.

2: Moderate and fresh breeze to light gale first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South with rain showers during 24 hours - Sea quite rough - 1st ass't burning old hay - 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in his Quarters - Keeper cleaning in his Quarters - Keeper and 2nd ass't spadeing garden.

3: Light S. East to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and clearing weather - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.70 to 29.98 - 1st ass't putting dressing and working in garden - Keeper and 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in there Quarters.

4: Light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - keeper and 2nd ass't went to newport after supplies - Barometer 30.10 to 30.00 - 1st ass't went fishing.

5: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went after Rock Oysters and to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper and 2nd ass't painting in Dwelling.

6: Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.58 to 29.90 - Keeper and 2nd ass't cleaning and painting in Dwelling today.

7: Moderate and fresh breeze S.W. to W.N. West with frequent rain and hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. West clearing and cool weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper and ass'ts' changing lamp and burner - 1st ass't went after brush??? - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

8: Moderate breeze North to light East wind with rain and hail showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clearing weather - Sea rough - Barometer 30.20 to 30.15 - 1st ass't went over in woods after brush to stick peas and went fishing - 2nd ass't working in Dwelling.

9: Moderate breeze N. to light East wind dry clear and frosty first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 horus light wind to moderate breeze North clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper whitewashing Hen-house - 1st ass't working on rhoad??? - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd ass't went to Newport on Important business - Left the Station at 8 A.M.

10: Moderate breeze East to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 today - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 2:30 P.M. from Newport where he ahd been to assist his wife home.

11: Fresh breeze to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather and light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.83 - Keeper planting garden - 2nd ass't cleaning out his wood-shed - 1st ass't working on the road.

12: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours with light rain - Last part of 24 hours light West wind light rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't working on the road - Keeper and 2nd ass't planting garden - Barometer 29.75 to 29.82.

13: Fresh breeze S. to light S.E. and S. West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 today. Keeper and 2nd ass't cleaning in Dwelling - Keeper also repairing ladder and cleaning his celler - 1st ass't cleaning Burner for lamp - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed this Station at 2:15 P.M. going North - hoisted Ensign.

14: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - 1st ass't working on road and went fishing - Keeper working in shop - 2nd ass't working in his Quarters.

15: Moderate breeze N.W. to light East wind first part of 24 hours clear and cool - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - General duties for the day - Keeper went trout fishing up the North beach.

16: Light East wind to moderate breeze North these 24 horus with clear fine and warm weather - Barometer 30.15 to29.92 - Keeper cleaning and painting in his Quarters - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't working in his Quarters.

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Eileen

April 10, 1900: "2nd ass't returned to the Station at 2:30 P.M. from Newport where he had been to assist his wife home."