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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

Nov

1 Stormy fresh south west breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.90. General duties for the day. Five visitors were shown in the tower.

2 Fresh to light south west wind rain fog. Sea mod. Bar 29.94. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 20 cases of oil were put in butts.

3 Light south west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 29.95. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to vote in AM. 1st asst went to Newport to vote in PM. Four visitors shown in tower. 2nd asst left station at 5:00 PM to go to Newport.

4 Light south west wind cloudy dry. Sea smooth. Heavy swell. Bar 30.02. Second asst returned to station at 3:00 PM. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst cleaning lens lantern windows.

5 Light westerly wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper writing. 2nd asst washing. New wicks were put in lens burner.

6 Light north west wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. Keeper working on len strainer. 1st and 2nd asst working on the barn.

7 Light northerly to noth east wind fog at times dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. 1st and second asst cleaning oil carriers. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

8 Light easterly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. General duties for the day.

9 Light easterly wind clear dry warm. Sea smooth. Bar 29.79. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning lantern windows. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Light south east wind cloudy dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.88. General duties for the day. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst working in there quarters.

11 Light south east wind cloudy damp. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper writting. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

12 Light south east to easterly shower. Sea smooth. Bar 30.23. Keeper & 2nd asst washing. 1st asst showing five visitors in tower.

13 Light easterly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper went fishing. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 1st asst went to Newport. Four visitors shown in tower.

14 Light easterly wind dry cloudy. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper left station at 9:00 AM for Newport.

15 Light to stiff south east breeze rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 PM.

16 Gale from south west damp. Sea rough. Bar 29.91. 1st and 2nd assts working in the barn. Keeper working in his quarters.

17 Stormy south west gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.93. General duties for the day. 1st asst working in shop. Keeper & 2nd asst working in there quarters.

18 South west half a gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.90. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

19 South west gale stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.62. Keeper writting in the office. 1st asst working in the barn. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

20 Stormy south west wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.82. Keeper & 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

21 Stormy south west to south east wind very rough. Thunder & lightning from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Bar 29.61. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst left station at 4:00 PM.

22 South west squalls thunder & lightning rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.60. General duties for the day. 2nd asst returned to station at 3:00 PM.

23 South west to westerly wind rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

24 Moderate south west to southerly wind rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper & 1st asst working in shop. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

25 Light NE wind clear dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.98. Keeper working on the road. 1st and 2nd asst washing. General duties for the day.

26 Light east wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.26. General duties for the day. 1st asst left station at 10 AM for Newport.

27 Light east wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. 1st asst returned to station 3:00 PM. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

28 Moderate east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

29 Stormy south east wind and rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.93. General duties for the day.

30 Light to stiff easterly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.86. Keeper, 1st & 2nd asst putting 20 gallons of oil in butts. 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

Dec

1st Light to stiff easterly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.85. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

2 Strong easterly breeze dry heavy westerly swell. Bar 29.80. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

3 Fresh easterly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.90. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

4 Light easterly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.92. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

5 Light easterly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. 2nd asst went fishing. 1st asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

6 Light easterly to south east wind. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower.

7 South east breeze squalls rain. Sea mod. Bar 28.78. Keeper sawing wood. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 1st asst went to Newport.

8 Light southerly wind rain to clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.70. Cammander Chas P. Poud Light House Inspector inspected station to day.

9 Light southerly to stiff north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.18. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

10 Calm to light east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.25. Keepe and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

11 Light south wind to half a gale from south west rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

12 South west gale to squally hail & rain. Sea very rough. Bar 29.82. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

13 South west breeze & squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.80. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Calm to light north west squalls rain heavy swell. Bar 28.90. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst washing. Keeper working in his quarters.

15 Strong south east wind rain to east clear. Bar 28.70. Keeper writting in the office. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

16 Moderate easterly breeze clear dry. Bar 30.20. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst washing. Keeper working in his quarters.

17 Fresh easterly breeze clear cold dry. Bar 30.34. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

18 Fresh easterly breeze clear cold dry. Bar 30.30. 1st asst washing. Keeper writting in the office. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

19 Fresh easterly to moderate breeze cold dry. Bar 30.25. 1st and second asst working in the barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

20 Calm to fresh south east wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 30. General duties for the day.

21 Fresh south east wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.71. 1st asst working in his garden. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

22 Fresh to half a gale south east rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.74. Keeper & 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

23 South east shifting to north west hail rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.71. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

24 Light south east wind cloudy dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.06. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst putting 20 cases of oil in butts.

25 South east half a gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.72. General duties for the day.

26 South east breeze rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.83. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper left station at 10 AM for Newport.

27 Fresh southerly to south west wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.78. General duties for the day. Two visitors shown in tower. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 PM.

28 Light south east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. 1st asst working in his garden. Keeper & 2nd asst working in there quarters.

29 Light north east breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.01. Keeper went fishing. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 1st asst working in garden. 18 visitors were shown in the tower.

30 Fresh easterly breeze cold cloudy dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.83. 1st asst washing. Keeper writting up quarterly reports. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

31 Fresh easterly breeze cool sprinkles. Sea very smooth. Bar 29.65. Three visitors were shown in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1909

Jan

1 Light south east to strong south west wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.52. General duties for the day. Seven visitors shown in tower.

2 Fresh southerly breeze rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.60. 1st asst and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

3 Fresh south to south west wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.56. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

4 Calm to fresh south east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. 13 lens chimney part on shelves in office.

5 East to south east wind cold rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.48. General duties for the day. Keeper 1st & 2nd assts working in there quarters.

6 Variable easterly wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.40. Keeper, first and second asst working in there quarters.

7 Variable easterly winds rain to snow. Sea mod. Bar 29.48. General duties for the day. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd working in the shop.

8 East to south east squalls snow. Sea smooth. Bar 29.42. General duties for the day. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

9 East wind snow to clear. Sea smooth. Bar 30.16. Keeper washing. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 1st asst left station at 9:00 AM.

10 East to north east breeze clear cold. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. General duties for the day. 1st asst returned to station at 3:30 PM.

11 Easterly breeze to calm dry cold. Sea very smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst working in the barn.

12 Light south east wind sleet cold. Sea very smooth. Bar 29.26. Keeper first & second asst working in there quarters. General duties for the day.

13 Light east wind clear. Sea very smooth. Bar 29.50. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper & 2nd asst painting in keepers quarters.

14 South east gale hail to rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.20. Keeper painting. 2nd asst sawing wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

15 Mod south breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.85. General duties for the day. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst working in there quarters.

16 Mod to fresh southerly breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.62. 1st & 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

17 Mod to squally south west wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day.

18 Mod south east breeze to south west gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.45. Keeper first and second asst working in there quarters.

19 South west gale rain to calm. Sea rough. Bar 29.36. General duties for the day. New wicks were put in lens burner.

20 South east to south west gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 28.88. Put 20 cases of oil in oil butts. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

21 South west breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.31. General duties for the day. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst working in there quarters.

22 South west breeze squally rain snow. Sea rough. Bar 29.50. Keeper writting in the office. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 1st ast went to Newport.

23 Southerly wind squally hail rain snow. Sea rough. Bar 29.70. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

24 South east breeze rain hail. Sea rough. Bar 29.56. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

25 Easterly breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 29.71. Keeper working on annual supplies. 1st asst working on the beach. 2nd asst washing.

26 Light easterly breeze to calm. Sea mod dry. Bar 29.87. Keeper writting in office. 1st asst working on the road. 2nd asst went to Newport.

27 Strong north west breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper working on list of annual supplies. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst working in his quarters. One visitor was shown in tower.

28 Strong easterly breeze dry to sprinkles. Sea rough. Bar 29.74. 2nd asst cutting wood. Keeper writting in office. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

29 Stiff southerly breeze rain. Sea very rough. Bar 29.54. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

30 Light to stiff south west wind squally rain thunder & lightning. Bar 29.42. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

31 South west to southerly wind strong rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.56. General duties for the day.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1909

Feb

1 Southerly wind continuous rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.56. Keeper, 1st & 2nd asst working in there quarters. General duties for the day.

2 Light south east wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.60. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst showed two visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport.

3 South west squally rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.72. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst working in shop. Keeper painting his quarters.

4 South west wind rain and hail squalls. Bar 29.68. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport.

5 Half a gale south west squally rain lightning. Sea rough. Bar 29.56. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper and 2nd asst working in keeper quarters.

6 South west wind squally weather rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.40. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper and 2nd asst working in keepers quarters.

7 South to south west breeze rain and hail squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.40. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Squally south west wind hail rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.68. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

9 Squally south west wind hail rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.70. Keeper washing. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. 2nd asst went to Newport.

10 Light south west wind showers to clear. Sea mod. Bar 29.69. 1st and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach. Keeper working in his quarters.

11 Light south to south east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.29. 2nd asst showed two visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Strong south east breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.29. General duties for the day.

13 Light south wind to south west squally rain. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. 1st and second asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail. Put new wicks in lens lamp.

14 South to south west breeze rain misty. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. General duties for the day.

15 South west breeze to a gale rain. Sea rough misty. Bar 29.80. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there resp quarters.

16 South west breeze squally rain misty. Sea rough. Bar 29.56. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst getting wood in beach. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

17 South west breeze rain squalls misty. Sea rough. Bar 29.65. Twenty cases of mineral oil (200 gal) put in butts. General duties for the day.

18 South west breeze rain and hail squalls misty. Sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper painting. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

19 South west breeze occational rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.85. Keeper painting. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

20 South west to north west breeze rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.86. First and second asst getting wood on the beach. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

21 North west to westerly wind to calm shower. Sea mod. Bar 30.01. General duties for the day. First asst went to Newport for mail.

22 Calm to south east wind dry ??? rain. Sea smooth. Bar 30.09. General duties for the day. Two visitors were shown in tower. 2nd asst left station at 5:00 PM.

23 South east to south west wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.75. Keeper & first asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst returned to station at 12 noon.

24 Half a gale south west to squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.86. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there resp quarters. General duties for the day. Two visitors shown in tower.

25 Light south west breeze rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst working in his garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

26 Stiff south east wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.98. Keeper and second asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

27 Light west to north west wind drizzle rain heavy swell. Bar 29.92. 1st and second asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

28 Light north west to half a gale from south east rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.74. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing three visitors in the tower.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

March

1st Stiff southerly breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.69. 1st asst working in his garden. Keeper and 2nd asst washing.

2 Strong south to south east wind. Sea rough rain. Bar 29.66. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

3 Fresh south to south west wind rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.62. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst sawing wood.

4 Fresh south wind hail and snow squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.96. Keeper went fishing. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

5 Light south wind rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.85. Keeper painting in his quarters. 2nd asst washing. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

6 Light north west breeze to calm dry. Sea moderate. Bar 29.96. 1st and second asst working in there part of garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

7 Mod south west breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.01. General duties for the day.

8 Mod south west to north west wind rain squalls. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst working in barn.

9 Mod north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.33. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.29. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper working in his quarters.

11 Light north west breeze clear warm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.15. 2nd asst and keeper put new wicks in lens lamp. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Light south wind to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. 1st asst and 2nd asst working in garden. Six visitors were shown in tower.

13 Calm to light north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.16. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

14 Light northerly breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.25. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in the tower.

15 Calm to light northerly breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 29.86. 1st asst showing two visitors in tower. 2nd asst washing. Keeper went fishing.

16 Light north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.16. 1st asst working garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Two visitors were shown in tower.

17 Squally north west wind showers. Sea rough. Bar 30.12. 1st asst opening oil cases in oil house. Keeper washing. 2nd asst working garden.

18 Light westerly wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Twenty cases of mineral oil put in butts. Keepers trimming up the grounds.

19 Light variable winds showers squally. Sea rough. Bar 29.85. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

20 South east to south west wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.40. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

21 Light to fresh north west breeze dry. Sea rough. Bar 29.78. General duties for the day. L.H. Tender America passed the L. House at 5:30 PM going south.

22 Fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea rough. Bar 29.78. Keepers trimming up grounds. L.H. Tender America passed the L.H. going north at 11:30 AM.

23 Calm to fresh north west breeze hazy dry heavy swell. Bar 29.60. 1st asst working garden. Keeper painting. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

24 Calm to fresh north to north west breeze misty heavy swell. Bar 30.08. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper fixing window weights in dwelling.

25 Calm misty to fresh north west breeze misty heavy swell. Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

26 Calm fog to light west wind damp. Sea mod. Bar 29.88. 1st asst working garden. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning windows of lens lantern.

27 Light west to south west wind fog mist showers. Bar 29.78. 1st & 2nd asst working in the garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

28 Light south to south west wind rain fog. Bar 29.61. General duties for the day.

29 Squally blusterly south west wind drain. Sea rough. Bar 29.76. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper writting in the office on monthly reports.

30 South west gale to steady breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day.

31 Squally S.W. breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.15. Keeper working on reports. 1st asst getting wood on the beach. 2nd asst went to Newport.

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