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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1908

August

1 Moderate to fresh breeze N. Clear. Sea smooth. Bar 30. 1st asst working in the garden. General duties for the day.

2 Moderate to fresh breeze N. Smoky to thick damp fog. Bar 29.92. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd assts showing 80 visitors in the tower.

3 Moderate to fresh breeze N. thick dmp fog to partly cloudy. Dry. Sea moderate. Bar 29.95. 1st & 2nd assts showing 91 visitors in the tower.

4 Moderate to fresh breeze N. Clear to thick damp fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. 1st asst showing 73 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport.

5th Fresh north west breeze damp fog to clear in P.M. Sea mod. Bar 22.95. Henry E. Wilson Keeper returned to duty at 12 AM today. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning oil carriers.

6th Fresh north west breeze fog off shore to clear & calm. Sea mod. Bar 30.00. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper & 2nd asst showing 74 visitors in tower.

7 Fresh north west breeze thick damp fog. Sea mod. Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 71 visitors in tower.

8 Half a gale north west thick damp fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.92. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

9th Fresh north west breeze fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 58 visitors in tower.

10 Light north west wind hazy & smoky dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.07. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st and 2nd asst showing 101 visitors in tower.

11 Light north west wind hazy dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.10. Keeper and first asst showing 78 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Light southerly wind rain to dense fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.9. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters in his quarters. Keeper washing.

13 Light north west wind foggy damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.92. 61 visitors were shown in tower. 51 cases of oil were ??? to day by McDonalds tean.

14 Light north west wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 30.05. Mr. McDonalds teams hauling supplies. 68 cases mineral oil & cases pairs 2 cases lamp chimney one box misilanious need to day. 109 visitors were shown in tower.

15 Light northerly wind foggy to clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.08. General duties for the day. Keeper and first asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. Mr. McDonalds teams hauled 68 cases of mineral oil from Newport today also 6 cases of ???

16 Light northerly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 143 visitors shown in tower. General duties for the day.

17 Light variable westerly wind clear dry to dense fog at night. Sea calm. Bar 29. 1st and 2nd assts showing 93 visitors in tower. Keeper stowing away annual supplies.

18 Light southerly wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.92. MacDonald team delivered 36 cases of mineral oil. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. 60 visitors were shown in tower.

19 Light southerly wind foggy. Sea smooth. Bar 29.93. Mr. McDonald hauled 18 cases of oil to the station. Keeper Henry E. Wilson left station at 10:00 AM.

20 Light southerly wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.91. Keeper Henry E. Wilson returned to duty at 6:00 PM. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 112 visitors were shown in tower to day by 2nd asst.

21 Light southerly wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.9. 1st and second asst showing 121 visitors in tower. Keeper writting.

22 Light south to south west wind dense fog damp. Sea. Bar 29.9. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

23d Light north west wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. 150 visitors were shown in the tower.

24 Light southerly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.21. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst showing 90 visitors in tower.

25 Light north west wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.25. Keeper and 1st and 2nd asst showing 71 visitors in tower.

26 Calm to light south east wind warm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper and 1st asst painting railing to tower gallery.

27 Stormy southerly wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.90. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

28 South west wind rain squalls to N. west. Sea mod. Bar 29.99. Showing 26 visitors in the tower. General duties for the day.

29 Light westerly wind to calm clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st asst working garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

30 Calm to light westerly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst showing 64 visitors in tower.

31 Calm to light north west wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.2. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 51 visitors in tower.

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