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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

April

1 Light variable winds to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 30.52 - 1st and 2nd assts putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil butts - 1st asst working in his quarters - Keeper went to Newport to post mail to Light House Engineer & important business - Left sta at ??? A.M.

2 Light east wind to S. east & south wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper returned to station at 10 A.M. - Keeper getting wood on beach - 1st asst repairing step ladder for the lantern.

3 Light wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and threatening - Sea quite rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.85 - Keeper & 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

4 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers and fair - Sea very rough - General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Barometer 29.60 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in shop.

5 Gale south to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.70 - Keeper & assts cleaning & changing lens lamp - Keeper & assts getting wood on beach - 1st asst working in shop.

6 Fresh to moderate breeze S. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - 1st asst working in his quarters - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - Keeper & 1st asst replacing stove pipe in kitchen stoves.

7 Fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain & thick fog - Last part of 24 hours light rain & thick fog - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.12 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & keeper getting wood on the beach.

8 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 30.12 to 30.05 - Keeper & assts cleaning brass work - 1st and 2nd assts spading in there part of garden.

9 Light wind to fresh breeze south to N. west these 24 hours with rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.05 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst working in his quarters.

10 Light north to east wind first part of 24 hours and little damp - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north with clear and cool - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts spadeing & planint garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach - U.S. Light-House Tender Heather passed the station at 6 P.M. 10 or 12 mile at sea going north - Hosited ensign.

11 Fresh breeze north to light east and south wind these 24 hours with fair and warmer - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.00 - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

12 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - Keeper and assts working and planting in the garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

13 Light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog and fair - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts spading & planting in the garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business & procure supplies - Left the station 7 A.M.

14 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear and cool - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer - 30.00 to 30.02 - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M. - 1st asst went to Newport to procure supplies.

15 Moderate breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.02 to 30.15 - 1st and 2nd assts planting in their part of garden - Keeper went to Newport on important business - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach at station.

16 Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze south fair weather

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