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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

May

1 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 - Mr. Laughead completed putting flag staff up - Keeper & 1st asst getting clams on beach.

2 Fresh breeze north to light south wind these 2 hours - First part of 24 hours clear and fine - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing.

3 Light variable winds with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze north fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.20 - Keeper & 2nd asst went fishing - 1st and 2nd assts saveing ??? to sod around work shop and work shop - 2nd asst taking covers off of coal oil cases - Mr. Laughead grading a place to put work shop and store houses - 1st asst went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 5 P.M.

4 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog these 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.20 to 29.92 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst returned to sta at 7.00 A.M. - Mr. Laughead working on foundation of work shop.

5 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 29.70 - Mr. Laughead laying foundation for store house & workshop - 2nd asst showing six visitors in the tower.

6 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.92 - Keeper & assts painting on dwelling - 1st and 2nd assts putting stage up on north end of dwelling to paint - Mr. Laughead left the station at 4 A.M. and went to Portland on important business - Mr. Moore laying foundation for work shop & store house.

7 Light north and S. east wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 to 30.00 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Moore working on foundation of work shop.

8 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & assts painting on keepers dwelling - Mr. Moore working on foundation of workshop & store house.

9 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze to gale south these 24 hours with little damp weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 29.78 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts painting on keepers dwelling. Mr. Laughead returned from Portland and resumed work on workshop and store house - Keeper writing in office - 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation - Left sta at 7 P.M.

10 Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. west these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain - Last part of 24 hours rain showers - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.60 to 29.72 - Keeper getting wood on beach & working in garden - Mr. Moore working on work shop and store house - Mr. Higgins - 2nd asst returned to the station from Newport at 9 A.M.

11 Fresh breeze south to S. west with hard rain these 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.72 to 29.68 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts working in garden - Mr. Laughead and Mr. Moore working on work shop.

12 Light south wind with light rain showers - First part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze north with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Barometer 29.68 to 30.11 - 2nd asst went 6 miles up north beach for recreation - 1st asst went 1 miles from sta to attend to bees.

13 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & assts painting on keepers dwelling & barn - Also mixing paint - Barometer 30.11 to 30.20 - Mr. Laughead & Mr. Moore working on work shop.

14 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.20 to 30.04 - Mr. Laughead & Mr. Moore working on work shop - Keeper & assts painted dome iron railing & parapet black - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

15 Fresh breeze north to light south wind these 24 hours with fog showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.04 to 29.98 - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper and 2nd asst getting wood on beach - Mr. Laughead & Mr. Moore working on work shop.

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