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December

1: Light variable winds and calm and damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze east with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd asst went for a short walk outside of grounds.

2: Light wind and moderate breeze south to S.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - Mr. Withers went to Newport after lumber etc.

3: Light wind to fresh breeze and gale E. to south and S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.25 to 29.45 - 2nd asst went one mile from sta after some mutton.

4: Gale & fresh breeze to light wind S.W. & west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain squalls - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 30.04 - Mr. Withers working on repairs - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - At 7:30 A.M. sighted a schooner sighted lumber barge about 2 miles south of Yaquina bar coming north in close to the breakers flying a signal of distress - The wind dying out she drifted into the breakers and went ashore about two miles south of Yaquina bar - The name of the barge that went ashore was L.H. Wheeler from Nehalem loaded with lumber for San Francisco the cook was lost and three men were saved. The Yaquina bay life saveing crew rendered all the assistance possible.

5: Light S. east to east wind rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.51 to 29.70 - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers working on repairs - 2nd asst went over to life saveing sta to see about wreck .

6: Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 30.06 - Mr. Withers working on repairs - Keeper went to mail wreck report and to procure supplies.

7: Light wind to fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick and light rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.20 - Mr. Withers working on store house - Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

8: Fresh breeze south to light variable winds with rain these 24 hours - Sea rough - Barometer 30.22 to 30.00 - General duties for the day.

9: Light S. to moderate breeze west these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - Barometer 29.96 to 30.02 - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers went to Newport to post mail and to have lumber hauled to station - Keeper & 2nd asst washing 2nd asst also went for a walk one mile from station.

10: Light east wind to moderate breeze west first part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.88 - Mr. Withers working on repairs - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

11: Light east to N. east wind and calm & cool these 24 hours also clear - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 30.20 - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower - Mr. Withers and two laborers working on the wire fence around bluff.

12: Light east wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper writing on reports - 2nd asst went one mile from the station cutting wood for keeper & assts - Mr. Withers working on repairs.

13: Light east wind and calm these 24 hours with fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cutting wood for keeper & assts one mile from sta - Mr. Withers working on repairs.

14: Light S. east wind these 24 hours with damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper clearing the grounds of old pieces of lumber - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

15: Light east to N. east wind these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.22 - 1st asst went fishing.

16: Light east wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 20.30 - 1st asst takeing covers off of coal oil cases - 2nd asst went one mile from the station cutting wood for keeper & assts - Keeper washing and cleaning out store-house.

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