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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

April

1st Light south to south west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.33. Keeper & 2nd asst working garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

2nd Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.14. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Two visitors were shown in tower.

3d Light south to south west wind showers. Sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden.

4 Light south west to north west breeze rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 29.95. General duties for the day. Two visitors were shown in tower.

5 Light to fresh westerly breeze shower squally. Sea mod. Bar 30.18. Keeper and asst keepers chaning lens lamp burner. Cleaning out lamp and polishing brass.

6 Fresh northerly breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.38. 1st asst left station at 9:00 AM. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper washing.

7 Light north east wind to fresh easterly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.36. Keeper and second asst painting signs. 1st asst returned to station at 4:00 PM.

8 Fresh easterly breeze to calm clear dry. Sea very calm. Bar 30.28. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst showing 5 visitors in tower. Keeper working in shop.

9 Light to brisk northerly breeze rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 29.98. Keeper and 2nd asst painting signs. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

10 Light north west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

11 Light northerly breeze to calm. Sea smooth dry. Bar 29.95. General duties for the day. 10 visitors were shown in tower.

12 Calm to light north west breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.26. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst went to Newport for ??? business.

13 Light north west breeze light fog & mist. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper sawing wood. General duties for the day.

14 Calm to light north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. Received supplies per Str. Condor the following articles read 5 saw files 2 flat files 180 boxes matches one cook stove one grate for tower heater. 6 length stove pipe. 50 lbs ??? - 14 chests emery cloth. 1 hammer handles one glass cutter.

15 Calm to light north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Rcvd one box supplies per Condor containing matches. 150 hexes. 4 gall black paint.

16 Light to fresh northerly breeze dry cool. Sea mod. Bar 30.14. General duties for the day. 1st asst getting wood on beach. 2nd asst washing. Keeper painting signs.

17 Light north to fresh north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.12. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

18 Light to fresh northerly breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. Keeper & assts painting lantern and upper gallery outside.

19 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.16. Put 20 cases of oil in butts. Keeper and assts painting brackets at top of tower.

20 Light north west breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.24. 1st asst and keiper painting brackets at top of tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

21 Calm to fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.18. Keeper and asst keepes painting front and west end of dwelling.

22 Light northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers painting wood shed & barn. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

23 Light northerly breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.19. Keeper & asst keepers painting on barn and new workshop white paint.

24 Calm to light north wind dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst painting old and new work shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

25 Light variable westerly wind misty fog damp. Bar 30.30. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

26 Light N. west wind to southerly breeze rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers painting front porch roof and oil house metallic paint.

27 Variable to north west breeze squally rain. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. 1st asst washing. Keeper writting in the office. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

28 South west to north west breeze squally showers. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst painting. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

29 Light to brisk north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.33. Keepers painted roof of barn old work shop and privvy with metallic brown paint. 1st asst showing two visitors in tower.

30 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.22. Keeper & assts painting roof of carriage house and under wood shed. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

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