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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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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

April

16 Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.22 - 2nd asst getting wood on beach & working in the garden - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper went 3 miles from the station to pick out a site to build him a home.

17 Light west to south wind these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.22 to 30.30 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts working in there part of the garden.

18 Light wind to moderate breeze S. to S.W. and west these 24 hours with rain - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in the garden - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

19 Light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 - 2nd asst went fishing on the beach - 1st asst washing - Keeper getting wood on the beach.

20 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 29.95 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 2nd asst went 3 miles from sta on important business - 1st asst working in garden.

21 Light north wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.05 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies.

22 Light north wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.12 - Keeper planting in his part of garden and getting wood on the beach - 1st and 2nd assts working on the road one mile from sta.

23 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.10 today - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst working in his quarters - Keeper washing & getting wood from beach for fence on his property.

24 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.10 to 29.92 - Keeper getting red wood posts on beach at the station - 1st and 2nd assts working on the road today.

25 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine and cool - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.92 to 29.90 - 1st asst getting wood on beach one mile from sta - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Lockead & Mr. Moore arrived at the station at 3 P.M. to build a new cottage for the 2nd asst.

26 Light north and S. east wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - General duties for day - 2nd asst working on road - 1st asst cooking for Mr. Lockead and Mr. More.

27 Light north to S. east wind these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.90 to 30.06 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st asst cooking for Mr. Lockead and Mr. Moore.

28 Light wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours with clear and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 - Keeper went four miles from station to select a site to build a cottage for himself to live in when he resigns October the 1st - 1st asst went to Newport after his family - 1st and 2nd assts showing 9 visitors in tower.

29 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair and cool weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 - Keeper getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst working on the road next to the beach - 1st asst working in his quarters.

30 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.05 to 30.10 - Mr. Laughhead & Mr. Moore working on flag staff - Keeper & 2nd asst getting clams at sta - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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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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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

May

16 Light S. west to noth wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair weather - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & showing visitors in tower - Keeper & assts painting on dwelling and barn today.

17 Light wind to moderate breeze south these 24 hours with cloudy & fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keeper & assts painting on barn - Keeper and assts getting wood on the beach - 2nd asst showing visitors in tower - 1st asst weeding in garden - Mr. Laughead working on work shop.

18 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze and gale south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair and cloudy - Last part of 24 hours rain & fair - Sea rough - Barometer 29.70 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Laughead working on work shop.

19 Moderate to fresh breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.70 to 29.90 - Keeper & 1st asst getting wood on beach - 2nd asst showing five visitors in tower.

20 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair & warm - Sea quite smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.02 - Keeper went to Newport of copper for ??? on work shop for Mr. Laughead - 1st asst working in his quarters.

21 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and assts painted on the barn today - 2nd asst getting wood on the beach - 1st asst working in his quarters - Mr. Laugheadworking on store house.

22 Fresh to moderate breeze and light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Barometer 29.80 to 30.00 - Keeper & assts cleaning work shop to paint same - Keeper & assts getting wood on beach.

23 Light north and variable winds these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & fair weather - Sea very smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 30.10 - Keeper painting on work shop - 1st and 2nd assts painting bracketts black on tower - Mr. Laughead working on work-shop.

24 Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.12 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies & painted water tank - Keeper & 1st asst painted work shop & water closet - 1st & 2nd assts taking stage down from the tower.

25 Light wind to moderate breeze north with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.12 to 30.07 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts painted balcony railing and floor black.

26 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and some fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.07 to 30.02 - Keeper & assts painted base of tower - 1st and 2nd assts showing 26 visitors in the tower.

27 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather and some fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.02 - Keeper went two miles from sta on important business - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning in the lantern & watch room to paint some.

28 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog & fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 - Keeper packing house hold goods & showing one visitor in tower - 1st and 2nd asst painting in lantern - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

29 Fresh breeze north with clear fine weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.10 to 29.88 - Keeper packing house hold goods - 1st and 2nd assts painting inside of lantern - 1st asst getting red wood posts on beach at sta - Mr. Laughead working on store house.

30 Fresh breeze to light north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 29.80 - Steamer Franci Leggett crosses into Yaquina to load lumber for San Francisco - Keeper packing household goods to move October the 1st next - 1st and 2nd assts painting inside of lantern whitewashing inside of of tower & cleaning stairs & landings.

31 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 30.02 - Mr. Laughead working on work shop & store house - The 1st and 2nd assts whitewashing inside of tower & painting in lantern - 1st asst working in garden - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

June

1 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.02 to 30.00 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st and 2nd assts cleaning stairs and landings to paint them black - Mr. Laughead working in work shop.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.90 - Keeper packing house hold goods & prepairing to move the 1st of October - 1st and 2nd assts painting stairs & landings in tower & helping Mr. Laughead ceiling work shop.

3 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 29.75 - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports to inspector & engineer - 1st and 2nd assts putting ceiling in work shop & store house - Mr. Laughead working on work shop.

4 Light south wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.75 to 29.98 - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports - 1st and 2nd assts putting celing up in work shop - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Mr. Laughead working on work shop.

5 Light south to north wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper and assts cleaning lenns & lantern glass - Mr. Laughead completted work shop & store house with exception of painting - The keeper & assts will paint it.

6 Light variable winds these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.90 - Keeper & assts painting stairs & landings windows & blacking stove in tower - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 1st asst working in his part of garden - Mr. Laughead left the station for Newport haveing completed store house & work shop - Keeper working in his quarters.

7 Light south wind and calm with fair weather these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Sea very smooth - Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 - 1st and 2nd assts scrubbing hall floors & watch & oil room - Painted watch room floor & painting roof of work shop & store house room roof - Keeper cleaning lumber up on the grounds.

8 Light south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy & fair weather - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.60 - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies - 1st & 2nd assts cleaning out the shop & grounds - 2nd asst painting floors in work shop - 1st asst getting posts on the beach.

9 Light variable winds to moderate breeze south these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fog showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 - Keeper & assts painting work shop and store house white - Keeper working on annual and quarterly reports today.

10 Fresh to moderate breeze south with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and light rain - Sea quite rough - Barometer 29.80 to 29.70 - 1st and 2nd assts painting on work shop and store house & cleaning up the grounds - Keeper washing and writing in office.

11 Light variable winds to fresh breeze S. west these 24 hours with hard rain showers - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.50 to 29.65 - 1st asst painting in his quarters - Keeper working on annual & quarterly reports to inspector & engineer - Also getting wood on beach.

12 Light S. east wind to fresh breeze south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst getting wood on beach - 2nd asst painting on work shop - Keeper working on annual report to inspector - 1st asst painting in his quarters - Barometer 29.65 to 29.85.

13 Light S. east wind to moderate and fresh breeze south these 24 hours with rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.95 - 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & supplies and working on work shop - 1st asst painting in his quarters - Keeper working on annual reports & getting wood on the beach.

14 Light S. east to N. west wind these 24 hours with light rain showers - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.95 to 30.25 - Keeper and assts painting on work shop and store house - Keeper getting wood on the beach and working on annual & quarterly reports.

15 Light wind north to south these 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.25 to 30.15 - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - 2nd asst painting on work shop and store house.

16 Light south wind to moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.15 to 30.20 - Keeper taking covers off of coal oil cases - Showing nine visitors in the tower & working in the garden - 1st and 2nd assts painting on work shop and store house.

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