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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

January

1 Light variable winds these 24 hours with frequent rain and snow showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies for the years 1906 and 1907 - 1st asst putting a new hinge on wood shed door and showing visitors in tower - 2nd asst washing & showing visitors in tower - Had six visitors today.

2 Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.88 - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies for the years 1906 + 1907.

3 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with hard rain - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.83 to 29.18 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies - The gale blew down the tight board fences at sta + panes of glass out of station windows.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. west to west these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.18 to 29.65 - 2nd asst repairing garden fence and takeing covers off of coal oil cases to empty them tomorrow - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the sta at 9A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport after mail + supplies.

5 Fresh breeze west to light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours hail + snow showers - Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.85 - 1st and 2nd assts putting coal oil in butts in watch room.

6 Light east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours snow - Last part of 24 hours fair + cold - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.85 to 29.50.

7 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.62 - 2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower.

8 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.62 to 29.98 today - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies.

9 Fresh breeze east dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - Keeper working on annual requisition for supplies - Keeper and assts repairing and renailing fences that blew down in the gale of January the 3rd.

10 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 29.82 - 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went fishing.

11 Light S. east to west wind damp & warmer first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N. west with rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 - General duties for day - 2nd asst cleaning the grounds - 1st asst working - Keeper went fishing at the station.

12 Moderate to fresh breeze west to N. west these 24 hours with hail and snow squalls - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.88 to 29.70 - 1st asst working in the shop - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst cleaning up grounds.

13 Fresh breeze east these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear - Last part of 24 hours cloudy little snow and cold - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.60 - 1st asst sawing wood in his celler.

14 Fresh breeze to light east wind these 24 hours with clear and cold weather - Temperature 21 alue - Barometer 29.60 to 29.70 - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper washing & working in the garden - 1st asst repairing wheelbarrow.

15 Light wind to moderate breeze east these 24 hours with fair and cold weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.65 - 1st asst working in shop - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

16 Fresh breeze east with snow and cold weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.65 to 29.52 - Keeper working on requisition for supplies.

17 Fresh breeze to light east wind dry and cold these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.52 to 29.78 - Keeper cleaning out the barn - 2nd asst hunting deer outside of the reservation - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

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