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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head, Oregon

1900

April

17: Light variable winds clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze - North wind with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper cleaning and painting in his Quarters - 2nd ass't working in his Quarters - Barometer 29.92.

18: Fresh to moderate breeze and light N. wind with light fog showers - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze North fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper showing six visitors in the Tower - Barometer 29.90 - 1st ass't went fishing and and one mile from Station after brush to stick his peas - Keeper painting and cleaning in his Quarters - 2nd ass't working in shop.

19: Light variable winds fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 to 29.55 - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went 2 1/2 miles from Station trout fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

20: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.60 to 29.75 - Keeper painting in his Quarters.

21: Moderate breeze to light wind N. to N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - 2nd ass't washing today - Keeper painting in his Quarters and working in his garden - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.62 to 29.75.

22: Moderate to fresh breeze S. to N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't went fishing - Barometer 29.00 to 30.12.

23: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine and cool weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st ass't working in his garden - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper sawing wood in his celler - 2nd ass't showeing one visitor in Tower.

24: Moderate to fresh breeze North these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours height dry fog and light rain shower - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 29.92 - 1st ass't working in his Quarters and went fishing - 2nd ass't washing in house today.

25: Fresh breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Last part of 24 horus fair weather and rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper sawing wood in his celler for furnace - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - U.S. War vessel passed the station going north at 2 P.M. Hoisted flag for war vessel.

26: Light wind moderate and fresh breeze N.W. to North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.98 - 2nd ass't working in his part of Dwelling.

27: Moderate breeze North to light N. East wind first part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.05 - Keeper cleaning the barn prepairing to paint it - Also mixing paint to paint Tower Barn Dwelling and other buildings - 2nd ass't painting in his part of Dwelling.

28: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North clear fine and warmer - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 29.90 - Keeper went after clams on the beach and mixing paint and cleaning brushes to paint with - 1st ass't repairing ladders - 2nd ass't spading and planting garden - Also cleaning workshop and chicken house to paint.

29: Fresh and moderate breeze to light N. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze East to N. East with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went hunting.

30: Fresh and moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy and warm - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and post mail - Barometer 29.80 to 29.94 - 2nd ass't cleaning shop outside to paint.

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Eileen

April 25, 1900: "U.S. War vessel passed the station going north at 2 P.M. Hoisted flag for war vessel."