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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1905

September

17 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.08 - Keeper went to Nye Beach on important business - 1st asst showing five visitors in the tower.

18 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 30.02 - 1st asst showing 9 visitors in tower and taking covers off of oil cases - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

19 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 29.95 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper working on quarterly reports and getting wood on beach at station.

20 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 29.88 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector and Engineer - 1st asst showing 6 visitors in tower and went one mile from sta to get honey out of bee hives.

21 Light north to south wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.95 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Engr. & Inspector.

22 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.78 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st ast working in the shop.

23 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.72 to 29.92 - General duties for day - Keeper and 1st asst showing 39 visitors in tower.

24 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair & cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.10 - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper getting on the beach at station.

25 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.10 - General duties for the day - Keeper working on quarterly reports - Keeper & 1st asst showing 11 visitors in tower - 1st asst washing.

26 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 - Keeper getting wood on beach at sta and working on quarterly reports - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

27 Light south to north wind first part of 24 hours with light rain - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.06 - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing 14 visitors in tower - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

28 Moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 to 29.78 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - Keeper and 1st asst showing 10 visitors in the tower.

29 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.78 to 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst polishing brass work.

30 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 to 29.93 - Keeper showing six visitors in the tower - 1st asst went to Newport to post quarterly reports.

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