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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

December

1 Light east to north wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.32 to 30.10 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst went two miles from sta to get wood for his family at Newport - Left sta at 8 A.M.

2 Light east to north east wind these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.04 - 2nd asst showing four visitors in the tower - 1st asst returned to the station from Newport at P.M.

3 Light east to north east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 29.88 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in the barn & shop - Keeper washing writing in office today.

4 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.95 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

5 Fresh breeze south to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.28 - 1st asst cleaning drain from dwelling to bluff - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at sta.

6 Fresh breeze S. east to heavy gale south these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea very rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.28 to 29.48 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

7 Fresh to moderate breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.48 to 29.88 - Mr. Higgins renailing his quarters & repairing gate in fence - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper writing in office.

8 Light east wind light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.65 - 1st and 2nd assts soldering oil barrier - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

9 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail showers - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.88 - 1st asst went one mile from sta on important business - Keeper writing on reports.

10 Fresh breeze east to gale S.E. & south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth to rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.15 - 2nd asst taking covers off of oil cases to empty them - 1st and 2nd assts washing - Keeper working on reports.

11 Fresh breeze S. west to light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.15 to 29.68 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Keeper putting pane of glass in window of keepers dwelling that the gale blew out yesterday - 1st asst renailing fences that blew down yesterday - 1st asst repairing his kitchen ???.

12 Light S. east wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.68 to 29.90 - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in his garden - Keeper and assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts in office - 2nd asst getting mussels on beach.

13 Light S. east wind with light rain showers these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.30 to 30.00 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

14 Moderate breeze and light east wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 30.06 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in garden - 1st & 2nd assts getting boch oysters on north beach.

15 Fresh breeze to light south wind these 24 hours with rain and thick fog showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst fixing gutter in road.

16 Light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.06 - Keeper working on quarterly reports - 1st asst working in shop.

17 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain and thick fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy

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