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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

October

17 Moderate breeze to light west wind first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds rain showers - Sea rough - Barometer 29.90 to 30.10 - 1st asst went one mile from the station on important business - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

18 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.22 - Keeper getting wood on beach & showing two visitors in tower - 1st and 2nd assts went to procure supplies and get the mail.

19 Light variable winds to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.4 - Keeper & assts polishing brass work - 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil cases prepairing to empty them - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst cleaning in his quarters - Keeper writeing in office today.

20 Light north and east wind these 24 hours these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.50 to 30.47 - 2nd asst cleaning brass work - Keeper went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went to Newport on important business - Left sta at 7 A.M.

21 Light north to east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.50 to 30.28 - Keeper writeing in the office - 2nd asst one mile from sta after mushrooms - 1st asst returned to sta at 4:30 P.M.

22 Fresh breeze east and light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & assts putting 200 gallons of oil in oil butts - Keeper & 2nd washing - Barometer 30.26 to 30.20 - 1st asst working in garden & showing 2 visitors in tower - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

23 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.30 - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing five visitors in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

24 Light S. east to south wind with damp weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.30 to 30.20 - 2nd asst and Keeper getting wood on the beach at station - 1st asst working in his quarters & went one mile from sta on important business.

25 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours thick weather and rain - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

26 Moderate breeze to light S. wind these 24 hours with rain & thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.26 - 1st asst working in shop.

27 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 thick fog - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 20.20 to 30.16 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - General duties for the day - 2nd asst getting wood on beach.

28 Light east wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.16 to 29.98 - Keeper & 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport to have a tooth pulled.

29 Moderate breeze to light east wind with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze south damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.95 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on beach - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business.

30 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - General duties for the day - 1st asst washing - Sea rough - Barometer 29.95 to 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

31 Light S. east to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea rough - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post monthly reports - 1st asst went one mile from sta after milk - Keeper getting wood on beach.

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