1904 Keeper Logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

January

1. Light S.E. to North wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours fair weather- Last part of 24 hours Light rain- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.12- Keeper and 1st asst cleaning out lenns lamp - General duties for the day- 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to a Funeral at Newport today.

2. Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain showers- Last part of 24 hours fair weather- Sea quite rough- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.15 to 30.20- Keeper went to Newport- 1st asst went fishing.

3. Light East and S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain and thick weather- Sea considerably smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.20 to 29.85- Keeper writing in Office today.

4. Fresh breeze West these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls these 24 hours- Sea moderately smooth- Barometer 29.85 to 30.16- 1st asst cleaning brass work and went to Newport after mail and supplies- Keeper washing Today.

5. Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours little damp- Last part of 24 hours fair and cool- Sea moderately smooth- Barometer 30.16 to 30.41. Keeper and assts cleaning all brass work in Lantern.

6. Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours fair- Last part of 24 hours light rain and thick weather- Sea moderately smooth- Barometer 30.40 to 30.35- General duties for the day- Keeper getting wood on the beach- 2nd asst cleaning out barn.

7. Light S. East and East wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours thick fog and fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair- Sea quite rough- Keeper getting wood on the beach- Barometer 30.35 to 30.04- 1st asst went fishing- 2nd asst doing house work.

8. Fresh breeze and gale South to S. West these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain- Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers- Sea very rough- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.04 to 29.50- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9. Fresh breeze West to light S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp- Last part of 24 hours cold rain- Sea quite rough- Barometer 30.00 to 29.80- General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

10. Gale S. to S. West with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. & West with frequent rain and hail squalls- Sea quite rough- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.49 to 29.90- Keeper getting wood on the beach.

11. Light S. West wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers- Last part of 24 rain- Sea moderately smooth- Barometer 29.90 to 30.15- General duties for the day.

12. Fresh and moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain and little damp- Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair- Sea quite rough- Barometer 30.15 to 30.25- General duties for the day- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

13. Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with light rain and thick weather- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.35 to 30.10- 1st and 2nd assts opening Coal Oil boxes to empty the Oil in Oil butts.

14. Fresh breeze South with hard rain first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind damp and fair weather- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.10 to 29.98- 2nd asst putting dressing on his garden- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15. Light North to S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to gale South with light rain showers- Sea moderately smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.98 to 29.52- 2nd asst washing today.

16. Gale South & S.W. to fresh breeze S.W. and light S. East wind these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours- Sea very rough- Barometer 29.40 to 29.70 to 29.60 during 24 hours- General duties for the day.

17. Fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls- Sea rough- General duties for the

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

January

17 day. Barometer 29.40 to 29.60 - Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - 2nd Asst cleaning out the barn.

18 Gale to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours- with frequent rain hail and snow squalls - Sea very rough - Baromerter 29.60 to 29.68 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

19 Light North East to variable winds these 24 hours with frequent snow squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.91 - 1st Asst. went to Newport after mail to post mail and get supplies.

20 Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cool and fair - Last part of 24 hours cold rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 to 30.05 - Keeper & Assts putting 200 gallon of oil in oil butts.

21 Light S to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.20.

22 Light N.W. to North wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.42 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies and showing two visitors in the tower - General duties for day - Keeper getting on beach at station - 2nd asst getting wood on beach two miles from sta.

23 Light wind to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers & fair - Sea quite rough - Barometer 30.42 to 30.22 - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

24 Fresh breeze N.W. to light S. east and variable winds these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.40 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning out barn.

25 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.40 to 30.46 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst washing - Keeper getting wood on beach at station.

26 Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.46 to 30.38 - General duties for day - Keeper getting wood on beach at station - 2nd asst getting wood on beach one mile from sta on beach - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Light north and east wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.40 to 30.36. Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - 2nd asst getting wood on beach one & one half miles from sta - 1st asst went fishing.

28 Light north and variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.40 to 30.32 - Keeper went on beach after clams - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29 Light variable winds to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 today. 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst doing house work. Keeper writeing in office & cleaning out the barn.

30 Fresh breeze & light north wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.32 to 30.20 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst working in garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

31 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.16 - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport to post monthly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

February

1. Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with little damp- Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze North clear fine and cool Sea smooth- Barometer 30.16 to 30.25- Keeper & 2nd asst washing - 1st asst went fishing on rocks at the Station.

2. Moderate breeze & light North wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather- Sea quite smooth- Barometer 30.25 to 30.05- General duties for the day- Keeper getting wood on beach at sta - 2nd asst getting wood on beach 1 1/2 miles from Sta- 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

3. Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with light rain showers- Sea moderately smooth- Barometer 30.05 to 29.65- General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies- Had two visitors.

4. Gale South to fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain- Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls- Sea rough- Barometer 29.18 to 29.20- Keeper getting wood on beach- 2nd asst repainting garden gate and putting tub at water tank.

5. Light East and S. East wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours frequent hail and rain showers- Last part of 24 hours cloudy fair and cool- Sea quite rough- 1st asst went to Newport after suppliesand mail- General duties for the day- 2nd asst W. P. Ford went over on the south beach 1 1/2 miles after wood- Keeper went on beach at Station after wood. Barometer 29.30 to 29.70.

6. Gale amd fresh breeze S.W. and West these 24 hours with rain and hail squalls- Sea rough- Barometer 29.70 to 29.38- General duties for the day- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies- 2nd asst working on the road today.

7. Fresh breeze N.W. and West these 24 hours with rain and hail squalls- Sea rough- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.38 to 29.74.

8. Fresh and strong breeze N. West these 24 hours with frequent hail and snow squalls- Sea rough- General duties for the day- 2nd asst working in shop putting dressing on garden and cleaning out barn- Keeper washing- Barometer 29.74 to 30.00.

9. Light North to S. East wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours clear and cool- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.10 to 29.90. Keeper sawing wood on beach at Sta- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies- 1st asst went fishing.

10. Fresh breeze S. East to Gale S. to S. West these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours rain- Last part of 24 hours frequent rain squalls- Sea rough- General duties for the day- 1st asst taking covers off coal oil cases- Barometer 29.90 to 29.48- 2nd asst cleaning out Barn.

11. Fresh breeze S.W. to East and Gale South these 24 hours with rain - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.48 to 29.18 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writeing in office today.

12 Fresh breeze S.W. to light S.E. and variable winds these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea rough to very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.?? - 2nd asst working in the shop - Keeper writeing in office.

13 Light S. East to South wind with hail and rain showers during 24 hours - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.90 - Sea very smooth - 2nd asst working in shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Fresh breeze East to gale S. these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea smooth to rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.38.

15 Light East to S. West & West wind these 24 hours with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.38 to 29.42 - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden - Keeper washing.

16 Fresh and moderate breeze S. West & West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.42 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst putting oil in oil butts - 2nd asst working in shop.

17 Light S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.94 - 2nd asst showing three visitors in tower.

18 Light S. East wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light

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1904, February.

18. rain showers- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Keeper wood on beach- 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 29.94 to 29.38.

19. Gale south to moderate breeze first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail showers with moderate breeze West and S.W. - Sea moderately smooth- Barometer 29.38 to 30.00- 2nd asst washing- Keeper and 1st asst getting wood on beach.

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1904 March 1. Light West to North West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.83 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies & getting wood on beach - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst on beach getting wood. 2. Light North to moderate and fresh breeze East these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and cool - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain showers - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 2nd asst sawing wood in celler 3. Fresh breeze E to light S. East and S. to S. West these 24 hours with rain & thick weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.68 to 29.82 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on requisition for anunal supplies - 2nd asst taking water out of his celler 4. Moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.90 - 2nd asst sawing wood in celler - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual requisition & getting wood on beach 5. Fresh & moderate breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.68 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies 6. Fresh breeze S.W. to S. these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.74 7. Fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.74 to 29.68 - Keeper washing & getting wood on beach - 2nd asst putting dressing on garden & getting wood on the beach 8. Light South to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.58 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies 9. Light S. East wind to fresh breeze and gale these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.58 to 28.80 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual list for supplies - 2nd asst working in shop and cleaning out barn 10. Gale S.E. to S. and S. Weist these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain showers - Sea rough - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & putting dressing on garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper getting wood on beach. Barometer 28.70 11. Gale & fresh breeze S. West these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Barometer 28.70 to 29.70 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst washing - Sea rough - General duties for the day 12. Fresh breeze to gale South these 24 hours with rain & hail - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.80 - Keeper working on supply list and getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went to Mrs Megginson after milk one half mile from sta 13. Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with rain & snow - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst cleaning out barn - Keeper getting wood on the beach today 14. Fresh breeze East to Gale South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze W. N. West light rain showers and fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.25 to 29.90 - Keeper & assts putting oil in oil butts - 2nd asst cleaning out barn 15. Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail showers - Last part of 24 hours clear and cool - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 2nd asst washing cleaning out barn putting dressing on his garden - Keeper working on Quarterly reports - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies 16. Light North to E. & South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clearn fine and cool - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy & warmer - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.72 - Keeper & assts spading & planting little garden - General duties for the day 17. Moderate breeze S. East to South and gale S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 rain - Last part of 24 hours frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 29.70 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on reports

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