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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

April

1 Fresh breeze north west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain hail and snow squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.22 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper writing in the office - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.35 to 30.32 - 1st asst working and showing a visitor in tower - 2nd asst planting in his garden and showing a visitor in tower.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.17 - 1st asst working in the garden and shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writing in office.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.17 today. 1st asst working in shop and garden - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach & working in garden - Keeper writing in the office.

5 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 to 29.90 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

6 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.80 - 1st asst working in the shop and planting in his part of garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & working in garden.

7 Moderate breee to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.16 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

8 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.16 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower - 1st asst working in shop.

9 Fresh breeze west S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 31 - 2nd asst showing four visitors in tower - Keeper working - 1st asst making a new ladder.

10 Light south wind to moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.18 to 30.10 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst spadeing and planting garden today.

11 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst mixing paint - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning paint brushes - 1st asst making ??? notices & planting garden.

12 Light north and south wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes - 1st asst went on beach at sta after clams & fishing.

13 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.03 - Keeper getting wood on beach - 2nd asst went over on beach after razor clams - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Light north and variable winds these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.03 to 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop & repairing ladder - 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes.

15 Light north wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth to rough - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for day - 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower - Three men came out of Yaquina Bar in a row boat went north to Otter Rock at 9.A.M. - They passed this light at 3 P.M. going towards the Yaquina Bar - The ocean is very rough two rough to enter Yaquina Bar on to land anywhere else.

16 Moderate breeze south to S. west with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather wind west - Sea very rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - Keeper & assts painting barn - 1st asst working on ladder and printing notices to visitors - U.S. Life Saving crew at Yaquina Bay went out through to rough sea & brought the three men ashore that went out over bar yesterday two rough to get in themselves.

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