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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

January

1 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.10 - Keeper & assts replacing flag staff - 1st asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working in sta garden.

2 Light south wind these 24 hours with damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.30 - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in his part of the garden.

3 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper working in garden - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst washing - Barometer 30.10.

4 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.28 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on annual aquisitions for supplies.

5 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and little damp - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after supplies & mail - Barometer 30.28 to 30.03 today - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went over on the beach two miles hunting for water agates today.

6 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light fog showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 30.23 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisitions - 1st asst working in shop.

7 Moderate breeze east to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog & fair weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.28 to 30.12 - 1st asst working in shop & went after rock oysters - Keeper working on hen coop.

8 Fresh breeze to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain and thick weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.00 - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on hen coop.

9 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours ??? & rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & damp - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

10 Light north to east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

11 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.20 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper getting wood on beach & working on requisition for supplies.

12 Gale S. east to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.14 to 29.22 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

13 Gale to fresh breeze S. west with rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind fair weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.22 to 29.35.

14 Light S. east wind to moderate breeze S.W. and west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - Barometer 29.30 to 29.62 - Had two visitors today.

15 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.50 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to light house Inspector.

16 Gale south to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.15 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition.

17 Fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst cleaning out barn - Barometer 29.10 to 29.55 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Jan.

18 Light south to S. East wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.44 - Keeper working on requistion for supplies - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

19 Light W.N. west and west wind these 24 hours with rain & snow showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.44 to 29.70 today. Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to light house Inspector - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

20 Light north west wind these 24 hours with rain snow and hail showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 30.14 - 1st and 2nd assts taking covers off of coal oil cans to empty them - 2nd asst making himself a flowering garden north of his dwelling - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in the shop.

21 Light S. east widn first part of 24 hours with rain & snow showers - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. east with light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Barometer 30.14 to 29.88.

22 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with light rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 - General duties for day - Keeper working & writing in office on requisition.

23 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours thick & damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.94 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

24 Light south east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & assts getting the number of feet of rope at station - Barometer 29.92 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

25 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain and thick weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.18 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 2nd asst working on flowering garden back of his ??? - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 20.18 to 30.37 - 1st and 2nd assts killing & dressing a pig - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies to Inspector.

27 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warmer weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.37 to 30.28 - 1st asst washing - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

28 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 30.16 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

29 Light east to S. east and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.17 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - 1st asst cleaning out shop - 2nd asst working on flower garden.

30 Light N. east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.17 to 30.08 - 1st asst cleaning out store house - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & working on flower garden - Keeper completed requisition for supplies.

31 Light wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies and post requisition for supplies & monthly report.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

February

1 Moderate breeze east to light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.00 - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - 1st asst went three miles from station on important business.

2 Fresh breeze to light wind east these 24 hours with clear fine weather & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.96 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst working on his flower garden.

3 Moderate breeze east to light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.86 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst working on his flower garden.

4 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.96 to 29.86 - Keeper getting wood on the beach & showing two visitors in tower - 1st asst working in the shop.

5 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 - Keeper washing & getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst working on his flower garden - 1st asst working in the shop and garden.

6 Fresh breeze east to light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

7 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper working in garden & getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts working in the garden.

8 Light north to S. east and east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 29.82 - Keeper working in the garden & getting wood on beach - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

9 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.82 today - Keeper and assts working in the garden - Keeper and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper writing in office.

10 Moderate breeze S. east with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather with light north wind - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.82 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts working in there part of garden.

11 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 - Keeper writing in the office - 2nd asst showing nine visitors in the tower - 1st asst went one mile from sta to set up a bee hive.

12 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.80 - Keeper and 2nd asst shading in the garden - 1st asst making a ditch to drain the water out of the garden & working in shop.

13 Fresh breeze S. east to light south wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.72 to 29.78 - Keeper planting potatoes in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail - 1st asst washing - Keeper & assts cleaning brass work.

14 Fresh breeze east to S. east these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.78 to 29.60 - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - 1st asst cleaning up the grounds - 1st asst went to Toledo on important business - Left the sta at 2.P.M.

15 Fresh breeze S.W. to south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst returned from Toledo at 11A.M. and showed three visitors in tower - 2nd asst taking covers off of coal oil cases.

16 Light S. east to east wind these 24 hours with light rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.84 - Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper writing in office.

17 Gale to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.84 to 29.96 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

February

18 Gale south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. west fair and cloudy - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.58 to 29.90 - 1st and 2nd assts putting 20 cases of oil in oil room - 1st asst working in the shop.

19 Fresh breeze S. west to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers & fair - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

20 Gale south to light S. west wind with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.38 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst making a new ladder.

21 Fresh breeze S. east with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light S. west wind light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.?? to 29.55 - 1st asst getting wood on beach & working on ladder - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

22 Fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.85 - Keeper and assts getting ??? wood ??? on the beach at sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23 Fresh breeze East to S. and S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.80 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

24 Fresh breeze S. east to S. west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

25 Moderate breeze S. west to light S. east wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair & light rain - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

26 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - Keeper washing - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

27 Light S. east wind hail and rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light W.N. west wind light rain showers and fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.16 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

28 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours frequent hail and rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.86 to 29.9? - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - General duties for day.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

March

1 Light north to light S. east wind to moderate breeze S. these 24 hours with fair & cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on the beach - Barometer 29.98 to 29.87 - 1st asst showing three visitors in tower and working in the shop.

2 Fresh breeze S. east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.87 to 29.50 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in the shop.

3 Fresh breeze S. east to south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.44 to 29.62 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

4 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.62 to 29.85 - 1st asst working in shop.

5 Fresh breeze south to light S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Last part of 24 hours damp and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.20 - Keeper & 1st asst getting wood on the beach.

6 Light variable and north winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in shop & garden - Had one visitor - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 30.25 - Keeper and assts working in the garden today.

8 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 - 2nd asst planting in his part of garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working in garden.

9 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.80 - Keeper and assts working in there quarters - 1st and 2nd assts working in the garden - Keeper writing in office.

10 Light north and variable winds with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light north wind to fresh breeze east light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st and 2nd assts working and planting in there part of the garden.

11 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with fair cold and dry weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.40 to 29.30 - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst working in his quarters.

12 Moderate breeze to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear & cold - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & cold with little snow - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.20 to 29.30 - 1st asst working on ladder in the shop - Keeper cleaning and painting in his quarters - Keeper also getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst showing five visitors in tower.

13 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with snow squalls and cold - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 29.65 - 1st asst working on ladder - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail.

14 Fresh breeze east first part of 24 hours with snow - Last part of 24 hours light north wind fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.63 to 29.85 - 2nd asst went on beach after wood - 1st asst went three miles from sta on important business.

15 Light east wind these 24 hours dry & cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.83 to 30.05 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail.

16 Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 - 2nd asst went two miles up north beach hunting water agates - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts.

17 Light east wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and cold - Last part of 24 hours warmer and cloudy - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

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