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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1900

May

1: Light wind South to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours height dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and ass'ts painting the Barn and workshop - 1st ass't working in garden - Barometer 29.97.

2: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.89. Keeper and asst's painting on Dwelling and putting up stage to paint North end - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.87 - Keeper and asst's painting on Dwelling and takeing down stageing.

4: Light South to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.69 - 1st and 2nd ass'ts painting chimneys and roof of Keepers Dwelling - Keeper painting on Dwelling - 1st ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies.

5: Moderate breeze to light South wind with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper and 1st ass't working in garden - 1st ass't went fishing - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.68 to 29.85.

6: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.85 - Keeper and 2nd ass't spliting wood in celler.

7: Fresh breeze South to East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Barometer 29.68 to 29.90 - 1st ass't shooting Birds they are eating up garden - Keeper and ass'ts repairing damper pipe in Lantern.

8: Fresh and moderate breeze to light wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st ass't went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - Barometer 29.95.

9: Light variable winds and calm with frequent warm rain showers - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 29.67 - Keeper building chicken coops and went fishing - 1st ass't went fishing working in the garden and shooting birds - 2nd ass't working in garden and mounting bird today.

10: Fresh breeze North to light East wind rain thunder and lightening first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze to gale South rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st ass't working in garden - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies - Barometer 29.65 - Keeper writing in Office.

11: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.65 to 29.90 - Keeper went trout fishing two miles South of the Station - U.S. Light House Tender Manzanita passed the Station at 6;:30 P.M. going North. Hoisted Ensign.

12: Light variable winds to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - keeper writing in Office - Barometer 29.90 - 2nd ass't went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 1st working in garden.

13: Moderate breeze and light S. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers and fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - 1st ass't went fishing.

14: Light East and variable winds and calm these 24 hours - Little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.02 - Keeper and ass'ts cleaning in Lantern and Watch-room prepairing to paint tomorrow.

15: 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 rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.94 - Keeper and ass'ts painted the Lantern and watch room white - 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

16: Light West wind these 24 horus - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.23 - Keeper and ass'ts cleaning frame of Lennes and Painted Dome Parapet and iron railing black.

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Eileen

May 7, 1900: "1st ass't shooting Birds they are eating up garden"

Eileen

May 9: "1st ass't went fishing working in garden and shooting birds - 2nd ass't working in garden and mounting bird today"