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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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