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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1909

October

1 Light breeze S.E. to N.W. and calm. Rain showers to clearing weather. Sea moderate. Bar 29.88. Keeper left sta at 10. for New York on important business. 1st asst went to Newport.

2 Calm to mod and fresh breeze N. thick fog to rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.96. Fogarty & Rowin delivered 30 cases oil and taking away 95 empties. 2nd asst went to Newport.

3 Light breeze N. and calm. Light fog and cloudy, dry to damp. Sea moderate. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd assts showing 32 visitors in the tower.

4 Calm and light southerly breeze, cloudy, dry to fair. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. 1st and 2nd assts changing lens lamp, polishing brass work and stowing oil. Fogarty & Rowin delivering oil.

5 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. and S. to N.W. with rain. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 1st asst cleaning reflector. 2nd asst went to Newport.

6 Moderate to light breeze N.W. to N. with rain showers. Sea very rough. Bar 30.26. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst painting floor. 1st & 2nd assts cleaning paint in ???.

7 Calm to light breeze N. light fog to fair. Sea rough to mod. Bar 30. Fogarty & Rowin delivering 25 cases kerosene and 1 case linseed??? oil, 2nd asst picking berries 2 miles from sta. Had 41 visitors.

8 Calm and light variable winds. Part cloudy. Dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.25. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies. 2nd asst showing 11 visitors in tower.

9 Calm to light breeze N. Clear and warm. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. Fogarty & Rowin completed delivering annual supplies and taking 100 empties. 1st asst picking berries 2 m from sta.

10 Calm clear fine and very warm. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. 1st and 2nd assts showing 22 visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

11 Calm and light variable winds. Fair to thick fog and to high dry fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.98. 1st asst went 1 1/2 miles from sta after berries. Had 2 visitors.

12 Calm to light breeze N. fair and warm to high fog and light damp fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.95. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

13 Light breeze S. to N. partly foggy. Sea rough. Bar 30.14. 1st asst went to Newport on business. General duties for the day.

14 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N. light fog to fair. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. 1st asst showing 7 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

15 Light to moderate breeze N. clear and fine. Sea rough. Bar 29.97. 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst showing 2 visitors in the tower.

16 Calm to light breeze N. to S. Fair. Sea moderate. Bar 30.10. 1st & 2nd assts scrubbing paint in watch room, watch room & lantern floors also brushing and scrubbing stairway and landings.

17 Light south easterly winds and calm, partly cloudy. Dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in tower. General duties for the day. A dead whale was sighted about 5:10 PM. Bearing about W.S.W. distant about 1 mile.

18 Light breeze S.E. cloudy, dry, to rain. Sea smooth to moderate. Bar 29.70. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning oil carriers and scrubbed tower, oil room and office floors.

19 Gale S.E. to S. with heavy rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.70. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. General duties for the day.

20 Gale to moderate and light breeze S. to S.E. Rain and hail squalls to occasional showers and steady rain. Sea very rough. Bar 29.69. 2nd asst hunting geese. 1st asst cleaning up around barn and grounds.

21 Fresh to moderate and light breeze S. to S.E. rain showers. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst hunting geese 1 mile from sta.

22 Light to moderate breeze E. to S. Cloudy, dry. Sea moderate. Bar 30.10. 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst showing 7 visitors in the tower.

23 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. and light breeze N. cloudy, dry to rain and light fog. Sea moderate. Bar 30.22. 1st and 2nd assts repairing garden and boundary fences.

24 Calm to light breeze N. Clear and fine. Sea smooth. Bar. 30.18. 1st and 2nd assts putting in window glass. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

25 Calm to light breeze N. Clear, sea smooth. Bar. 30.12. 1st and 2nd assts putting in new wicks and changing burners. 2nd asst washing. 1st asst working in the garden.

26 Light and moderate breeze N. clear to partly foggy. Sea very smooth. Bar. 29.99. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

27 Calm and light breeze S.E. to E. Cloudy damp to steady rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.60. 1st asst went 2 miles from on business. General duties for the day.

28 Moderate and fresh breeze S.E. and S. to gale S. and W. and fresh breeze N.W. Occasional rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.50 - 29.78. 1st and 2nd assts killing a beef today.

29 Light and moderate breeze south easterly. Heavy rain showers. Sea moderate. Bar 29.70. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies. Keeper returned to station at 10:00 PM from leave of absence 28 days.

30 Fresh south to south west breeze increasing to a gale sea rough. Continuous rain. Bar 29.68. Twenty cases of oil put in butts. General duties for the day.

31 Fresh to mod south west wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.90. General duties for the day.

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caroleholmson

October 17: "A dead whale was sighted..."

caroleholmson

October 1: "Keeper left sta at 10. for New York on important business" October 29: "Keeper returned to station at 10:00 PM from leave of absence" Keeper Henry Wilson was born in Boston, Mass. and was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Arbor Vitae, Brooklyn, NY.