1906-07 Keeper Logs

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1907 September

1: Light South wind these 24 hours with fair weather and high dry fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.78 to 29.95- Keeper and 2nd Asst showing visitors in the Tower Had 45 visitors- 1st asst went two miles from Sta to pick some Blackberries

2: Light South to North wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours high dry fog- Last part of 24 hours fair + some smoke Sea smooth- Barometer 29.95 to 30.20- Keeper + 1st asst showing visitors in tower- 1st asst clearing up grounds- Had thirty one visitors- 2nd asst papering- Keepers Cottage- Keeper preparing to turn property over to his successor when he is appointed

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours with fair weather- Sea smooth- General duties fo day- Barometer 30.20 to 29.88- 1st asst showing 12 visitors in Tower- 2nd asst papering in Keepers Cottage three miles from the Station- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies + Important business

4: Light North to South wind these 24 hours with fair and warm weather- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.88 to 29.78- Keeper packing house hold goods 2nd asst papering in Keepers new Cottage- 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies

5: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.78 to 29.98- Keeper went to Newport after mail + supplies- 1st and 2nd assts showing 10 visitors in the Tower and painting picket fence around Dwelling

6: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with clear weather- Sea smooth- Barometer 29.98 to 30.15- Keeper ??? in Office + showing visitors in Tower- 1st and 2nd Assts painted picket fence- 2nd Asst went to Newport on business- Had 17 visitors- 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and working in the garden.

7: Fresh breeze to light North wind these 24 hours with fair weather + some fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.15 to 30.05- 1st and 2nd assts whiting tight board fence- Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies

8: Light North and variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 30.05 to 29.95- 1st Asst went 5 miles up North beach on a picknick- Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in Tower- Had 24 visitors

9: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.98 Keeper and 1st Asst showing 14 visitors in Tower- 1st Asst clearing the grounds old fencing- 2nd Asst went to Portland on important business- Left Sta 8 A.M.

10: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog- Sea smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.98 to 30.05- Keeper went to Newport after mail + supplies- 1st Asst showing visitors in the Tower- Had 20 visitors today

11: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours thick damp fog- Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair- Sea smooth- Barometer 30.05 to 29.95- 1st Asst working in garden + went to Newport after supplies- Keeper packing household good + working in garden.

12: Light South to North wind thses 24 hours- First part of 24 hours fair- Last part of 24 hours fair + thick fog- Sea smooth General duties for day- Barometer 29.95 to 30.05- 1st Asst showing 16 visitors in Tower + clearing up grounds- Keeperwent over to his new Cottage

13: Light wind to moderate breeze North these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours thick fog- Last part of 24 hours fair weather Sea smooth- General duties for day- Barometer 29.90- Keeper packing household goods + showing 9 visitors in Tower- 1st Asst went after berries.

14: Moderate breeze North to light South wind these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours clear fine weather- Last part of 24 hours fair and thick fog- Sea smooth- Barometer 29.850 1st Asst polishing brass work + working in garden- Keeper went to Newport after mail + supplies.

15: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers- Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day- Barometer 29.85 to 29.70- 1st Asst + keeper showing seven visitors in Tower- 2nd Asst Mr. H. ??? Higgins returned to Sta at 11 A.M. from Portland

16: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours- First part of 24 hours hard rain- Last part of 24 hours fair- Sea quite smooth- Barometer

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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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1907

October

1 Fresh to moderate breeze S. to W. and light variable winds with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea moderate - Bar. 29.94 to 30.01 - 1st and 2nd assts stowing away wood. Mr. Bair hauling household goods for for former keeper - 1st asst W.P. Fors assumed charge of sta.

2 Light ??? and light variable winds to calm. Sea moderate. Bar 30.10 to 30.18. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning keepers cellar and stowing away wood.

3 Light variable to N. wind, fair and warm. Sea very rough. Bar 30.15 to 30.09. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. 2nd asst polishing brass.

4 Light to moderate breeze E. to N. slight haze fair and warm. Bar 29.90 to 29.80. Sea rough. 1st and 2nd assts killing a pig and polishing brass.

5 Moderate and light breeze N. with fog. Bar 29.85 - 29.95 sea rough. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning paint in tower. 1st asst cleaning brass work. 2nd asst went to Newport.

6 Light S. wind, thick fog. Bar 30 to 30.08. Sea moderate. 1st asst picking berries two miles from station. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

7 Light variable to moderate breeze N. Thick fog and clearing weather. Sea rough. Bar. 30.12 to 30.14. 1st and 2nd assts scrubbing tower stairway, had one visitors.

8 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N. ??? Sea rough. Bar. 30.22 to 30.12. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

9 Light N.E. to E. wind and calm, dry and warm. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.10 to 29.92. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

10 Light S. wind to calm, thick fog to high dry fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.90 to 29.96. 1st and 2nd assts emptying oil in butts. 2nd asst went to Newport for recreation.

11 Light S. wind and calm. Damp fog to high dry fog. Sea moderate. Bar 29.98. 1st asst working in shop and garden.

12 Light and moderate breeze S. damp to light mist. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.98 to 30.02. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies, 2nd asst went to Newport on business.

13 Moderate breeze north. Cloudy, dry, sea moderate. Bar. 29.98 to 30.10. 1st asst showing nine visitors in tower.

14 Moderate to fresh breeze N. first part of 24 hours thick fog to clear - Last part of 24 hours, clear and warm. Sea moderate to rough. Bar 30.06 to 29.98. 1st asst showing 4 visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

15 Light to moderate breeze N. thick, damp, fog to fair. Sea rough. Bar. 29.46 to 29.30. 1st asst working in shop and garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

16 Light to moderate breeze N. thick, damp fog to fair. Sea moderate. Barometer 29.42 to 29.94. General duties for the day.

17 Light S. wind to calm, thick damp fog to high dry fog. Sea moderate to smooth. Bar. 30.02. 1st asst washing and went 1 mile from sta on business had 6 visitors.

18 Calm and light variable winds. 0 high dry fog to light first. Sea very smooth. Bar. 29.96 to 29.96. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

19 Light S. wind to calm, cloudy, dry to clearing weather. Sea very smooth. Bar. 27.78. 1st asst washing two numbers of U.S.

20 Calm to light N. wind, dry, cloudy to fair. Sea rough. Bar 30. 1st asst working in the barn. 2nd asst showing 5 visitors in the tower.

21 Light variable to light S.E. winds, fair and warm. Sea rough. Bar 29.98 to 29.92. 1st asst went to Toledo on business. 2nd asst showing 7 visitors in tower.

22 Light S.E. to N. wind and calm thick, damp to high dry fog. Sea moderate to smooth. Bar 29.98 to 29.43. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. Had 6 visitors.

23 Light to moderate breeze north. Thick damp fog. Sea moderate. Bar 29.88 to 29.72. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning oil carriers.

24 Light breeze S.E. to calm and light wind N. light rain showers to fair. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.78 to 27.88. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning brasswork in lantern.

25 Calm to light and moderate breeze N. thick damp fog. Sea rough. Bar. 29.96 to 29.90. 1st asst hauling wood at station. 2nd asst showing 7 visitors in tower.

26 Calm to light breeze N. damp fog, sea rough. Bar 29.94 to 29.84. 1st asst went to Newport. General duties for the day.

27 Calm to light breeze S. thick damp fog to light rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.82 to 29.84. 1st asst showing 2 visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

28 Moderate to fresh breeze south and calm, with rain showers. Sea rough. Bar 29.82 to 29.86. General duties for the day.

29 Light breeze S. with rain showers and occacional fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.80 to 29.85. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport. Had 4 visitors.

30 Moderate to fresh breeze S. cloudy fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.92-29.85. 1st asst working in the shop. General duties for the day.

31 Fresh to moderate breeze S. cloudy dry. Sea rough. Barometer 29.98 to 29.90. 1st asst went to Newport to post mail.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

November

1 Fresh breeze S. with rain. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.72 to 30. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning outcistern. 1st asst working in the shop.

2 Light variable winds and calm. Fair weather. Sea very rough. Bar 30.22 to 30.20. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst cleaning burner. General duties for the day.

3 Calm and light variable to light N. winds. Dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.17 to 30.27. 1st and 2nd assts putting in new wicks and cleaning brass work. Had five visitors.

4 Light variable to light W. winds, fair and warm. Sea rough. Bar 30.17 to 30.20. 1st asst picking berries 2 miles from sta. 2nd asst cleaning oil carriers. Had 4 visitors.

5 Light variable to light N. winds. Fair to light fog. Sea rough. Bar. 30.12 to 29.97. 1st asst cleaning in his quarters and went to Newport. 2nd asst washing.

6 Calm and light variable winds, light damp fog to clearing weather. Sea rough. Bar. 27.97 to 30. 1st asst went to bear trap two miles from sta.

7 Light to moderate breeze N. thick damp fog to clear, sea rough. Bar. 30.06 to 30.02. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

8 Light breeze S.E. and calm, to light N. wind clear and warm. Sea rough. Bar. 29.98 to 29.94. 1st and 2nd assts emptying oil into butts.

9 Fresh to moderate and light breeze E. to calm. Fair and warm to cloudy, dry. Sea moderate. Bar. 30 to 30.08. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

10 Light breeze N.E. and calm to light N. wind. Part cloudy, dry. Sea smooth. Bar. 30.02 to 29.98. 1st asst looking over old papers. 2nd asst went for a walk 2 miles from sta.

11 Calm and light variable winds to light breeze N. Rain and warm. Sea smooth. Bar. 30.08. 1st and 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

12 Light and moderate breeze S. Fair to high, dry fog. Sea moderate to very rough. Bar. 30.06. 1st asst working on water tank. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

13 Fresh to moderat and light breeze S.E. to S.Heavy showers, sea rough. Bar. 30.05 to 30.14.1st asst sorting old papers and working in shop. 2nd asst washing.

14 Light variable winds, cloudy, dry. Sea rough. Bar. 30.27 to 30.32. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning brass work and finished foundation of water tank.

15 Moderate breeze E. to calm and light S.E. wind, cloudy, dry, sea moderate. Bar. 30.32 to 30.16. 1st and 2nd assts leveling and sodding grounds.

16 Calm to light breeze N. fair. Bar 30.17 to 30.22. Sea rough. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. 2nd asst cleaning brass work.

17 Calm to light breeze N. Heavy showers. Partly clear. Sea rough. Bar. 30.18 to 30.22. 1st asst repairing cistern pump. 2nd asst showing one visitor in tower.

18 Light S.E. to S. and S.E. winds, part cloudy. Dry. Sea smooth, bar 30.24 to 30.02. 1st asst sodding and leveling grounds. 2nd asst cleaning oil carriers

19 Gale S. to fresh breeze S. to W. Heavy showers. Sea rough. Bar. 29.82 to 29.98. 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

20 Fresh to moderate breeze W.N.W. Sea rough. Bar 29.97 to 29.98. 1st asst working in the shop. General duties for the day.

21 Moderate to fresh breeze S. with rain. Sea rough. Bar. 30.06 to 29.95. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

22 Fresh breeze W. to S.W. Partly cloudy. Dry. Sea rough. Bar. 29.90 to 30.06. 1st asst working in the shop. General duties for the day.

23 Gale S. with heavy rain. Sea rough. Bar. 30.10 to 29.88. 1st and 2nd assts working in the shop. General dutes for the day.

24 Moderate to fresh breeze south with occasional light rain. Sea rough. Bar. 30.02 to 30.08. General duties for the day.

25 Gale S. with rain to gale S.S.W. with heavy showers. Sea rough. Bar. 30.08 to 29.76. 1st gathering celery to shop. General duties for the day.

26 Heavy squalls S.W. to N.W. with rain to light variable winds. Sea rough. Bar. 30.08 to 30.02. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

27 Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to S. with rain showers. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.91 to 29.95. 1st asst washing. General duties for the day.

28 Gale to fresh breeze S. cloudy, dry to rain. Sea rough. Bar. 30.05 to 30.16. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport to spend Thanksgiving.

29 Light variable winds. Partly cloudy. Dry. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.20 to 30.06. 1st asst putting feed rack in barn. 2nd asst cleaning oil carriers.

30 Light breeze S.E. to S. Fair and warm. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.13 to 30.10. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

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Journal of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1907

December

1 Light variable winds, fair and warm. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.12 to 30.08. Commander P.J. ??? visited sta and made inspection. General duties for the day.

2 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to gale S. cloudy. Dry to rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.96 to 30.06. 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower.

3 Light breeze S.E. with rain showers. Sea rough. Bar. 30 to 29.65. Mr. Macdonald ??? 18 cases oil from sta for Yaquina Bay Post lights. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

4 Fresh breeze S. and S.W. with heavy rain squalls. Bar 29.47 to 29.76. 1st and 2nd assts filling oil butts. 1st asst working in the garden.

5 Light variable winds. Partly cloudy, with clearing weather. Dry. Sea rough. Bar. 29.92 to 29.86. 1st asst went to Newport to ship celery.

6 Moderate to light breeze N. Partly cloudy, clearing weather. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.62 to 29.65. 1st asst working in shop & barn, 2nd asst repairing door.

7 Moderate to light breeze N. Partly cloudy, clearing weather. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.62 to 29.65. 1st asst working in barn, 2nd asst went to Newport.

8 Moderate to light breeze E. to S.E. Cloudy. Dry to rain. Bar. 29.89 to 29.78. Sea smooth. 1st asst splitting posts two miles from sta.

9 Light breeze south. Cloudy. Dry. Sea rough. Barometer 30.07 to 29.94. General duties for the day.

10 Moderate breeze S.E. to S.W. and N.W. with rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.33 to 29.43. 2nd asst went to Newport. General duties for the day.

11 Fresh breeze S.E. to gale S. and S.W. with rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.78 to 29.70. 1st asst checking property delinened in July by supply vessel.

12 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to gale S. with rain. Sea very rough. Bar. 29.74 to 29.02. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies & on business.

13 Fresh breeze west with rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. Bar. 29.78 to 30.10. 1st and 2nd assts making minor repairs at station.

14 Light to moderate breeze E. dry. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.10 to 29.96. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. 2nd asst replacing broken window glass.

15 Light E. wind to calm. Dry and cool. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.92 to 30.02. 1st asst writing in office. 2nd asst went fishing.

16 Moderate breeze east. Dry and cool. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.07 to 30.02. 1st asst repairing gutters on barn. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

17 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. and S.W. to W., north & east. Light showers and clearing weather. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.04 to 30.14. 1st asst working in shop, 2nd asst went to Newport.

18 Moderate breeze east. Cloudy. Dry. Sea rough. Bar. 30.04 to 29.82. 1st asst washing. General duties for the day.

19 Moderate breeze south east to gale south and south west, with rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.90 to 29.13. General duties for the day.

20 Light and moderate breeze S.E. to gale S. occasional light showers. Sea rough. Bar 30.05. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and on business.

21 Moderate breeze south with rain. Sea rough. Bar. 30.00. 1st asst working in the shop. General duties for the day.

22 Moderate breeze S. to light S.W. wind. Rain, sea rough. Bar. 30. to 30.12. 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

23 Fresh breeze to gale south with heavy rain. Sea rough. Bar. 30.06. 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst washing.

24 Calm to light breeze S.E. Cloudy, dry to rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.98 to 29.70. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst went to Newport.

25 Gale south to moderate breeze south west with heavy rain. Sea rough. Barometer 29.46 to 29.40. General duties for the day.

26 Moderate breeze west with occasional rain showers. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.52 to 29.68. 1st asst working in shop. General duties for the day.

27 Moderate & fresh breeze west & variable. Rain showers. Sea rough. Bar: 29.88 to 29.76. 1st asst cleaning oil cases & working in shop. 2nd asst cleaning brass. Had 8 visitors.

28 Moderate breeze S.E. with rain to fresh breeze W. with rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar. 29.58 to 29.90. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

29 Moderate to fresh breeze E. Cloudy, dry and cool. Sea moderate. Bar: 29.85 to 29.54. 1st asst working on quarterly reports and showing 2 visitors in tower.

30 Light to moderate breeze E. Dry to light rain. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.34 to 29.23. 1st and 2nd assts filling oil butts. 1st asst working on quarterly reports. Had 3 visitors.

31 Light breeze S.E. with light showers, to fresh breeze S.W. & S. with heavy squalls. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.68. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport. Had 3 visitors.

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