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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

May

1 Moderate breeze N. west these 24 hours with light fog showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.22 - 1st and 2nd assts working in garden - Keeper and assts painting base of tower & covering of oil room - 1st asst showing two visitors in tower.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.22 to 30.10 - Keeper painting roof of work room - 1st & 2nd assts painted bracketts on tower - Keeper mixing paint.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & showing three visitors in tower.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.08 - 2nd asst spadeing in his part of the garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in his part of the garden.

5 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - General duties for the day - 1st and 2nd assts painting on base of the tower - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden.

6 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.12 - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower - Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - Keeper writing in office.

7 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - Keeper and assts painting on the tower - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in garden & mixing paint - Keeper getting wood on beach.

8 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts showing nine visitors in tower & painted iron railing & balcony black - 1st asst painting in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

9 Moderate breeze to light north wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds little damp and fair - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.98 - Keeper & 1st asst getting clams on beach at sta - 2nd asst went after razor clams - 1st asst painting in his quarters.

10 Light variable winds these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 29.80 - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts painted roof of work room & oil house - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

11 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.82 to 29.89 - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts painted front porch and steps around dwelling - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

12 Light variable winds to light south to S. west wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.89 to 30.10 - 1st asst working in garden & painting in his quarters - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

13 Light S. east wind with light rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and rain with moderate breeze south - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.98 - 1st asst showing seven visitors in the tower.

14 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.98 to 29.60 - Keeper mixing paint to paint inside of lantern - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning inside of lantern prepairing to paint some tomorrow.

15 Fresh breeze S. west and west these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.60 to 29.98 - Keeper mixing whitewash to whitewash inside of tower - 1st and 2nd assts painting lantern inside white - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

16 Light S. east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 to 30.17 - Keeper & assts painting in lantern & watchroom - Also brushing down walls inside of tower.

17 Fresh breeze east to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers

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