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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

November

1 Light north to east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper getting wood on beach - Keeper & 2nd asst showing five visitors in tower - Barometer 30.25 to 29.80 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

2 Fresh breeze east with fair weather and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze south rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.50 - General duties for day - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

3 Moderate and fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with rain showers & lightning - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.40 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the shop.

4 Gale S. east to south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. west with rain showers & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.20 to 29.55 - General duties for the day - 1st asst went one mile from the station after milk.

5 Fresh breeze S. west to gale south these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.55 to 29.80 - 1st asst went one mile from sta after milk - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

6 Gale south these 24 hours with rain and thick weather - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 - 1st asst went one mile from station after milk - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

7 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - 1st asst went one mile from the station after some milk.

8 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and dry - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & 2nd asst cleaning out drain on east side of dwelling - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station and went hunting geese one mile from sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper writeing in office today.

9 Fresh breeze and light south wind these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - 1st asst went two miles from the station after a bow - Keeper writeing in the office today.

10 Gale south with hard rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.97 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

11 Light east to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.18 today.

12 Fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with rain & thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 1st asst working in his part of the garden - Keeper washing & cleaning in his quarters.

13 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain and thick fog - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in his quarters.

14 Fresh breeze south with rain and thick fog these 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 to 29.75 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach today.

15 Gale south to fresh breeze west these 24 - First part of 24 hours hard rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.95 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper and 2nd asst showing four visitors in the tower - Keeper taking covers off of coal oil case prepairing to empty these - Keeper getting wood on beach.

16 Light west to S. east wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 to 29.65 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station - 1st asst working in the shop and garden.

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