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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

Dec

1 Light to fresh north west breeze with squalls rain & hail. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. Mr. Thomas Quinn joined this L.H. station today as 2nd asst keeper.

2 Light to fresh N west showers wind to calm to N.E. and wind. Sea smooth. Bar 30.24. Keeper and asst keepers working in garden. General duties for the day.

3 Light to fresh easterly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst working in barn. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

4 North east gale and snow storm to south east and rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.20. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst sawing wood.

5 Light easterly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Commander J.M. Elliott U.S. Light House Inspector inspected the station today.

6 Easterly gale snow to south west squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.24. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

7 South west breeze squally rain to south east wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.5. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

8 East to south east gale and rain to south west rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 28.98. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there own quarters.

9 South to south west wind and rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.50. General duties for the day. Mr. Woodford brought a ??? of wood to station to day.

10 South west breeze rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.92. Mr. Woodford hauling wood to station. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

11 South west gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.90. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

12 Mod south west showers to light and west wind & rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 30.28. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in tower.

13 Mod to light north west wind showers heavy swell. Bar 30.38. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning up the grounds and barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

14 Light north east to northerly wind clear dry heavy swell. Bar 30.38. Keeper, first and second asst working on the grounds in yard and road.

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