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caroleholmson at Nov 10, 2018 11:36 PM

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

June

1 Calm to light southerly wind showers. Sea calm. Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst repairing front stop to K. dwelling. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

2nd Calm to fresh north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.12. Filled oil butts 20 cases of oil. General duties for the day.

3 Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea rough. Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers painting front porch of dwelling.

4 Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.16. Keeper and 2nd asst painting door of tower and yard pumps. 1st asst went to Newport.

5 Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.21. 1st and 2nd asst keeper whitewashing. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

6 Fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.22. General duties for the day.

7 Fresh north west breeze to calm. Sea mod dry. Bar 30.14. Keeper, 1st and 2nd keepers whitewashing. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Calm to fresh north west breeze hazy fog dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.08. Keeper and asst keepers whitewashing garden fence.

9 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm fog dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper & asst keepers whitwashing tight board fence south of dwelling also carriage house.

10 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm to south ??? fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers repairing and painting roof of old wood shed.

11 Calm to light south wind to west fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning oil carriers. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

12 Rain to clear and dry north west breeze. Sea rough. Bar 30.04. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st & 2nd keepers working in their quarters.

13 Light to fresh north west to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day.

14 Light south wind light rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. Keeper cleaning lantern window pane and cleaning out work shop. 9 visitors shown in tower.

15 Light southerly wind to north west rain dense fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29.95. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning out old work shop. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

16 Southerly to light north west wind damp. Sea smooth. Bar 30.06. Keeper and asst keepers over hauling old work shop. General duties for the day.

17 ??? north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper & 2nd asst mowing grass. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Light north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.08. Keeper working on annual report. 1st and 2nd keeper mowing and putting up notices.

19 South to light north west breeze to calm damp fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30.11. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies. General duties for the day.

20 Light west to north west wind fog to clear. Sea smooth. Bar 30.08. General duties for the day. Eight visitors were shown in the tower.

21 Light west to north west wind cler dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper working on annual report. 1st asst mowing. 2nd asst showing 10 visitors in tower.

22 Light north west wind to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. Keeper writting in office. 1st asst mowing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Light north west wind to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.14. Keeper writting on annual returns. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

24 Light to fresh north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.94. Keeper writting in office. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst showing 33 visitors in tower.

25 Calm to mod southerly breeze rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.70. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper writting on annual account.

26 Mod south east to south west wind rain fog. Sea heavy swell. Bar 29.76. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

27 Southerly wind stormy rain fog. Sea rough. Bar 29.86. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

28 Calm to light westerly wind dry. Sea mod. Bar 29.94. 1st asst mowing. Keeper writting. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

29 Calm to light south west to westerly wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper working on annual return. 1st asst showing 12 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

30 Calm to light west to north west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. 2nd asst cleaning & painting lens burner. Keeper writting on annual returns.

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