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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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