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Journal of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1903

July

18 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

19 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.93 - 1st & 2nd assts showing twelve visitors in tower.

20 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Barometer 29.83 - Sea smooth - 1st & 2nd assts showing eight visitors in tower - General duties for the day.

21 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog and lightning - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport - Keeper & 1st asst showing twenty six visitors in tower - General duties for day.

22 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.96 - 1st & 2nd assts showing ten visitors in tower.

23 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.96 to 30.04 - 1st & 2nd assts showing eight visitors in tower - General duties for day.

24 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.04 to 30.15 - Keeper and 2nd asst went 2 1/2 miles on south beach after razor clams - 1st asst went fishing at station - 1st and 2nd assts showing sixty nine visitors in tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail - U.S. Light House tender arrived off Yaquina bar at 7.20 P.M. and entered to Newport at 8 P.M.

25 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 - Had five visitors - 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Keeper & assts cleaning windows in tower & dwelling - Light House Inspector C.G. Calkins arrived at the sta at 2 P.M. Inspected & left at 4 P.M. for Newport.

26 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport to look over the annual supplies - 1st and 2nd assts showing nineteen visitors in tower.

27 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd assts putting oil in butts - Barometer 30.10 to 30.07 - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty three visitors - Keeper washing - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers repairiing boundary fence - 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - Mr. McDonald hauling annual supplies. U.S. Light House tender left Newport for Heceta Head at 2 P.M. to land annual supplies for that station.

28 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather and some fog - Last part of 24 hours some fog and fair - Sea smooth - Mr. MacDonald hauling supplies & lumber - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper & assts stowing away anuual supplies - Mr. Withers rebuilding boundary fence - U.S.L. House Tender Heather crossed into Yaquina and landed annual supplies for Heceta Head.

29 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Mr. Withers working on boundary fence.

30 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.16 - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had fourty one visitors - Mr. Withers completed repairing and putting wire on boundary fence - General duties for the day.

31 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 to 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Had sixty one visitors - 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower - 1st asst went fishing - Mr. Withers completed boundary fence yesterday & left this morning for Portland.

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