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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1906

Dec

17 and little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper putting new door in hen house - 1st asst working in shop.

18 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 cloudy and light rain showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in shop - Keeper working on reports.

19 Light S. west to S. east wind and fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.10 to 30.04 - Keeper working on reports.

20 Fresh breeze south with rain these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 30.10 - 1st asst working in the shop - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper working on quarterly reports to Inspector & Engineer.

21 Fresh breee south to light S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing at sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

22 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain and thick - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.80 - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

23 Moderate breeze to light north west to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in the shop. Barometer 29.80 to 30.14.

24 Light north and S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.14 to 29.88 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 2 P.M. 1st asst washing.

25 Light wind to fresh breeze east these 24 hours with rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.57 - 2nd asst returned to station at 2:30 P.M. 1st asst went to Newport for Christmas - Keeper working on quarterly reports.

26 Fresh breeze east to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st and 2nd assts sifting coal to burn in hot water heater - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - Barometer 29.87 to 20.65.

27 Light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.95 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went fishing - Keeper showing eight visitors in the tower.

28 Light east to S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours thick fog and little damp - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - 1st asst working in the shop. Barometer 29.85.

29 Light west wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.70 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

30 Light variable to west winds these 24 hours with rain and hail showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.62 - Keeper working on reports - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went one mile from sta on business.

31 Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain hail and snow showers - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.70 - 2nd asst went to Newport to post quarterly reports - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on requisition for annual supplies.

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