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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

Sept

16 29.62 to 29.88 - 1st & 2nd assts showing 6 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in garden - Keeper packing household goods.

17 Light south and variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.15 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in tower.

18 Light variable and north winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper digging potatoes - 1st and 2nd assts went to Newport after supplies for winter.

19 Light variable winds to moderat breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy & fair - Last part of 24 hours clear fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.15 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd asst showing 11 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in his quarters.

20 Moderate breeze to light nort wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning tower windows & repairing boundary fence - Keeper showing 4 visitors in tower - 1st asst working in garden.

21 Light north wind these 24 hours with clear fine & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went to Newport to troll for salmon - 1st asst working in his garden.

22 Light north and south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.05 - Keeper hauling supplies to his cottage - 1st and 2nd assts showing twenty eight visitors in tower.

23 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very rough - Barometer 30.05 to 29.85 - Keeper hauling house hold goods to his cottage - 1st asst working in his garden on the beach.

24 Light south wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.88 - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - 1st & 2nd assts showing 4 visitors in garden.

25 Light south wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fair and warm - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper & assts scrubbing hall office & oil from floors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went hunting.

26 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with fair and cloudy weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.98 - General duties for day - Keeper hauling household goods to his cottage - 1st asst picking huckleberries - 2nd asst showing thirteen visitors in tower.

27 Fresh breeze south with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light south wind fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - Keeper and 1st asst W.P. Ford looking over public property at the station to be turned over to 1st asst the 30th.

28 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 fair and little damp - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst cleaning oil carriers & getting wood on the beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies.

29 Light variable winds dry & warm these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper & assts showing ten visitors in the tower - Keeper and assts changing lenns lamp and polishing brass work - 1st asst working in his garden & celler.

30 Light S. east wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. east to S. and N. west with hard rain & fair weather - Sea little rough - 1st and 2nd assts putting wood in there celler that they bought rom the keeper - Barometer 29.85 to 29.96 - Keeper resigned from Yaquina Head Light Station to take effect today - He lef the station at 4:15 P.M. - Keeper turned the public property over to the 1st asst Mr. W.P. Ford.

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