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Journal of Light-house Station at

1903

September

17 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport for oats & bran - Keeper & assts putting hay into barn - 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

18 Light north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.13 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden & getting wood off the beach - Keeper went to Newport after oats & bran for cow & horses.

19 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick fog showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.13 to 30.04 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and hauling wheat & bran - 2nd asst cleaning out barn and getting wood on the beach.

20 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather - Barometer 30.04 to 29.98 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after feed for horses and cow.

21 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.98 - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower & went fishing - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Keeper hauling feed from Newport.

22 Light N. to S. wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair & thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.06 - 1st asst showing nine visitors in tower - 2nd asst went on south beach after wood - Keeper hauling feed from Newport to station.

23 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather & rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & 2nd asst digging razor clams on south beach - 2nd asst getting wood on south beach - General duties for day.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Barometer 30.16 - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 2nd asst went to Toledo for recreation - Left the sta at 8 A.M.

25 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 30.10 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to inspector and engineer. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors - 2nd asst returned to the station at 1:30 P.M. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed by sta at 4:30 P.M. for the south.

26 Moderate breeze & light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.03 - General duties for the day - 2nd asst putting wood in his celler - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after supplies and mail.

27 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.03 to 29.80 - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - Had four visitors - General duties for the day.

28 Moderate breeze south to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.70 to 30.00 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went fishing - General duties for the day.

29 Light N. to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.00 - 2nd asst working in the shop - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30 Light N. to S. & variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.87 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went to Newport to post the quarterly reports - Also showing visitors in the tower - Had four visitors - U.S. Light House tender arrived off the yaquina bar from south & entered at 5:15 P.M.

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