1910-11 keepers logs

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

Jan.

1 Light east wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.80. General duties for the day.

2 Light to fresh north east breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.21. General duties for the day.

3 Fresh northerly breeze to calm flurries of snow. Sea smooth. Bar 30.38. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst getting wood on beach. 1st asst working in barn.

4 Light north east breeze clear cold. Sea smooth. Bar 30.52. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Light east to south east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters. General duties for the day.

6 Fresh south east breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.08. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters.

7 Mod south west breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper & 2nd asst sawing wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

8 Mod westerly wind showers heavy swell. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

9 Light south east wind dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.92. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

10 Light south east wind rain heavy westerly swell. Bar 29.86. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

11 Light south east to east wind showers heavy westerly swell. Bar 29.50. Keeper & 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. 1st asst showing 6 visitors in tower.

12 Moderate south east to east breeze. Sea mod dry. Bar 29.86. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

13 Fresh south east breeze to rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.50. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there respt quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Fresh south east breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.52. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters. General duties for the day.

15 Fresh south east breeze continuous rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.31. Keeper opening oil cases in oil houses. 2nd asst getting wood on beach. Keeper left station at 10 AM for Newport.

16 Fresh south to south east wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.96. Keeper returned to station at 10 AM. General duties for the day.

17 Southerly gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

18 Southerly gale rain to mod breeze. Sea rough. Bar 29.86. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst sawing wood.

19 South to south east wind showers heavy swell. Bar 30.14. Keeper and asst keepers filing oil butts 22 cases mineral oil emptied into butts.

20 Light west to south east wind rain heavy work swell. Bar 29.91. Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

21 Fresh south east breeze continuous rain misty heavy w swell. Bar 29.90. 1st & 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport on account St. Condor??? Fogarty team delivered stove & fixture with stove pipes & ???,

22 Fresh south east wind thick weather rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.68. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters.

23 Fresh south east wind squally rain misty. Sea rough. Bar 29.30. General duties for the day.

24 Fresh south to south west wind squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.50. Keeper and 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst sawing wood. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

25 South west to westerly wind hail & rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst left station at 10 AM for Newport.

26 Fresh south west breeze rain squally. Sea rough. Bar 30.00. Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood. 2nd asst returned to station at 10 AM.

27 Fresh south west wind squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper & asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

28 Light variable winds dry heavy westerly swell. Bar 30.22. Keeper and 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst showing five visitors in tower.

29 Light to fresh southerly breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.84. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

30 Fresh south west to north west breeze stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.90. General duties for the day.

31 Fresh north west breeze hail and rain squalls. Sea rough. Bar 30.23. Keeper & 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

Last edit 25 days ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

Feb

1st Light north east breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.45. Keeper and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach. 1st asst sawing wood.

2 Light north east breeze clear dry mod west swell. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd keepers working in there quarters. Keeper left station for Newport at 10:30 AM.

3 Light to moderate north east breeze dry cold. Sea smooth. Bar 30.32. 1st and 2nd keepers working in there respt quarters. Keeper returned to station at 3:30 PM.

4 Mod east to south east wind rain misty. Sea smooth. Bar 30.15. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst working in barn. 2nd asst sawing wood.

5 Light south wind dry to showers. Sea smooth. Bar 30.19. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

6 Calm to light east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.89. General duties for the day.

7 Calm to light east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper and 1st asst sawing and splitting wood. 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

8 Light east wind dry to south west wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.96. Keeper and 1st asst working in the barn. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

9 Calm to mod north west breeze showers. Sea mod heavy swell. Bar 30.32. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. General duties for the day.

10 Light to fresh south east wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 30.08. Keeper and 2nd asst sawing wood. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport.

11 Light to fresh via winds showers sea mod. Bar 30.14. Keeper & asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

12 Stormy south east wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.96. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for supplies & mail.

13 South east to north west rain hail and snow squalls. Sea mod. Bar 29.70. General duties for the day.

14 Fresh north west breeze rain hail and snow squalls. Sea mod. Bar 30.30. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. 20 cases oil put in butts.

15 Squally north west winds hail rain snow to lh E. wind. Sea moderate. Bar 30.40. Keeper and asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

16 South east wind stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper painting in his quarters. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst sawing wood.

17 Fresh south east breeze hail rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.00. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there sept quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Fresh south to south west breeze misty rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.70. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters.

19 Mod north west breeze squally rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.80. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

20 North west wind and rain squalls. Sea moderate. Bar 29.88. General duties for the day.

21 Light south wind to calm showers. Sea smooth. Bar 29.91. Keeper and 1st asst washing. 2nd asst sawing and splitting wood.

22 East to fresh south west breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.86. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Fresh south west breeze continuous rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.68. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters.

24 Fresh south west breeze squally rain lightning. Sea rough. Bar 29.60. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

25 Mod southerly breeze to fresh south with wind rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.30. Keper working in his quarters. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport.

26 South west gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.70. Keeper & asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

27 South west gale rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.44. General duties for the day.

28 South west to southerly gale. Sea rough rain. Bar 29.84. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

Last edit 25 days ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

March

1 Fresh south west breeze stormy rain thick weather. Sea rough. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

2 Light southerly wind rain thick fog. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper working in the garden. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

3 Light southerly wind rain misty fog. Sea mod. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the barn. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

4 Light southwest breeze misty rain to clear. Sea mod. Bar 29.97. 1st and 2nd asst working in barn. Keeper left station for Newport at 10:00 AM.

5 Light west to northwest breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.16. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

6 Light west to southwest breeze misty damp. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in tower. Keeper returned to station at 3:00 PM.

7 Let southerly wind misty damp heavy w swell. Bar 30.22. Keeper working in his garden. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

8 Let south east to S breeze rain misty damp. Sea mod. Bar 30.12. Keeper working in garden. 1st asst painting his quarters. General duties for the day.

9 Fresh north west wind to calm clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.14. Keeper & 2nd asst sawing wood. 1st asst working in his quarters. General duties for the day.

10 Light south west wind to calm clear dry. Sea moderate. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

11 Light north west wind to calm dry to fog. Sea smooth heavy w swell. Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

12 Light southerly wind damp fog. Sea smooth heavy w. swell. Bar 30.06. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

13 Calm to light westerly wind fog damp heavy w swell. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. 1 asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

14 Calm to light south wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

15 Calm to light north west wind to calm dry heavy w. swell. Bar 30.01. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper showing six visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

16 Calm to light west wind some fog dry heavy w. swell. Bar 30.04. Keeper and asst keepers put 20 cases of mineral oil in butts. General duties for the day.

17 Light to fresh southerly breeze damp. Sea mod. Bar 30.01. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst sawing wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Fresh south to south east wind rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden. 2nd asst showing two visitors in tower.

19 Light to fresh south west breeze rain. Sea moderate. Bar 29.94. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

20 Light south west wind rain to north wind clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 29.90. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing two visitors in the tower.

21 Fresh northerly breeze dry to misty drizzle. Sea rough. Bar 29.66. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst working in barn and garden.

22 Fresh northerly breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.68. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

23d South west to westerly rain squalls. Sea mod heavy w. swell. Bar 29.85. Keeper & 1st asst cleaning stove, stove pipe and chimney of oil room. 2nd asst sawing wood.

24 Calm to light northerly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.30. Keeper and 2nd asst polishing stove and cleaning store room. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

25 Light north east breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 29.78. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden. General duties for the day.

26 Light south east showers to north west clear. Sea smooth. Bar 29.82. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

27 Light south to north west breeze dry heavy westerly swell. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 8 visitors in the tower.

28 Calm to lt. north west wind showers. Sea smooth. Bar 30.36. Keeper working in the shop. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

29 Calm to light northerly wind dry. Sea smooth heavy w. swell. Bar 30.46. Keeper and 1st asst working in the garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

30 Calm to light north west wind to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.42. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden. General duties for the day.

31 Fresh northerly breeze misty damp to dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper washing. 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

Last edit 24 days ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

April

1 Fresh south west breeze rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. General duties for the day.

2 Fresh westerly breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.62. General duties for the day. Keeper & asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

3 Light north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in the tower.

4 Light east to mod north west breeze dry. Bar 30.16. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. One visitor shown in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

5 Fresh northerly to north west breeze misty rain. Sea mod. Bar 30.08. Keeper working on wagon road. 1st asst working garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

6 Lt northerly to south east wind to rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.98. Keeper working on wagon road. 1st and 2nd assts working in the garden.

7 Fresh south east breeze stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.95. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

8 Fresh south east to north west breeze stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.96. Changed burner to lens lamp. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

9 Light northerly breeze rain. Sea mod heavy w. swell. Bar 29.86. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

10 Light north to north east wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.65. General duties for the day.

11 Light northerly breeze rain to clear & dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.00. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

12 Moderate south east to north west wind rain heavy swell. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers mixing paint repairing brushes and ladders.

13 Light north west wind dry very heavy westerly swell. Bar 30.22. Keepre and 2nd asst erecting staging on keepers dwelling for painting. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Moderate to light north west breeze cloudy dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.40. Keeper and assts painting outside lantern upper gallery, parapet & 6 panels & brackets. L.H. Tender Arnesia??? passed cape at 5:06 PM going south.

15 Calm to light to fresh north east wind dry to rain sea mod. Bar 30.22. 1st and 2nd asst opening oil cases in oil house. Keeper went to Newport for supplies & mail.

16 Fresh northerly breeze misty damp cold. Sea mod. Bar 30.18. Keeper, 1st & 2nd assts painting panels and brackets top of tower. 8 visitors were shown in tower.

17 Calm to moderate northerly breeze dry. Sea moderate. Bar 29.90. Keeper and assts putting 20 cases of mineral oil in butts. L.H. Tender Arnesia??? passed at3:30 PM going south. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

18 Calm to light southerly breeze misty sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper and assts painting tower from rung at top to upper coping bottom. 2/3 de painted. 8 visitors shown in tower.

19 Calm to light south wind dry to rain. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 1st asst scraping coping and water table on base of tower. 2nd asst went to Newport.

20 Calm to light north west wind rain to clear & dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.30. Keeper and asst keepers painting tower. Four visitors were shown in tower.

21 Lt to fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.32. Keeper and asst keepers painting on east end of keepers dwelling.

22 Fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.22. 1st and 2nd keepers painting east side keepers dwelling. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

23 Fresh north west breeze damp foggy. Sea mod. Bar 29.97. Bar 29.81. General duties for the day

24 Fresh northerly to mod south west breeze foggy. Sea smooth. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

25 Fresh southerly breeze misty rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.93. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

26 Moderate south west wind rain to light north west wind dry. Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst painting in E. corner of dwelling and trimming of wood shed.

27 Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper and assts painting north & north west corner of main dwelling, windows & trimming.

28 Light north east breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.22. Keeper and assts painting windows and trimmings on west side of main dwelling.

29 Light south east wind rain misty. Sea smooth. Bar 29.93. 1st and 2nd asst painting. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

30 Mod south wind rain to west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.97.

Last edit 24 days ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

May

1st Light northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 2 visitors in tower.

2nd Light southerly breeze misty damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.91. Keeper and 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

3 Light south to south west wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper working in the shop. 1st and 2nd assts cleaning lens burner.

4 Light south to south west wind rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning white paint inside lantern. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Moderate north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers painting on front of south side of main dwelling.

6 Calm to light northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.07. Keeper and asst keepers painting barn and store house in front of tower.

7 Fresh northerly breeze damp foggy. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd assts painting trimmings of tower store houe. Keeper went to Newport.

8 Fresh northerly breeze damp to fog to calm. Sea rough. Bar 29. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing five visitors in the tower.

9 Light to fresh southerly breeze showers to rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.8. Keeper and assts painting white paint interior of maint lantern.

10 Fresh south west breeze stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.95. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning paint work in watch room and interior wall of tower.

11 Light to mod to light S. west wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.2. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning & scruffing store room hall & stairs of tower.

12 Moderate westerly breeze clear dry warm. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and 1st asst painting N. & S. side of store house. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13 Calm and dry to fresh south west to north west wind rain & fog. Bar ???. Keeper and asst keepers painting watchroom and tower balcony & cleaning windows of tower.

14 Fresh north west breeze dry. Sea moderate. Bar 30.38. 1st and 2nd asst keepers painting windows in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

15 Calm to fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.4. Keeper and 1st asst painting front and back steps of dwelling. General duties for the day.

16 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers painting tower stairs and chimneys on main dwelling.

17 Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp. Sea rough. Bar 29.5. Keeper and 1st asst painting tower stairs & radiator & mixing brown paint. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.08. Keeper and assts painting oil house and roof of tower store house with ??? brown paint. Nine of the crew of the crew of the wrecked steam Sch J. Marhoffer were cared for at this station. Burned & then beached on Big cove 15 miles N. of this sta.

19 Moderate north to N.W. breeze cloudy damp. Sea moderate. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 1st asst painting privies inside. 2nd asst working in his quarters. The 5 members of the burned Str J. Marhoffer left this station at 3:30 AM.

20 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.12. Keeper, 1st & 2nd asst painting roof of porch, privies & cleand oil room of tower.

21 Light south wind misty damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.9. 1st and 2nd asst painting oil room floor. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

22 Fresh north west wind damp. Sea moderate. Bar 29.95. General duties for the day.

23 Fresh northerly breee to S.W. breeze fog damp. Sea mod. Bar 29.7. Keeper and 1st & 2nd asst keepers cleaning lens frame and burner. General duties for the day.

24 Fresh south west breeze misty to rain fog. Sea mod. Bar 29.82. Keeper and 1st asst painting lens frame. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

25 Fresh to light south west wind showers to clear. Sea mod. Bar 29.9. Keeper and assts painting lens frame and cleaning lantern window panes.

26 Fresh southwest breeze stormy rain to mod wind & fog. Sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers painting lens frame and cleaning tower window panes.

27 Light south wind dense fog damp. Sea heavy w. swell. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning lens. General duties for the day.

28 Light south wind fog rain. Sea moderate. Bar 29.99. 1st and 2nd asst keepers cleaning all brass work in lantern also oil carriers. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

29 Light northerly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.06. General duties for the day.

30 Moderate northerly breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning brass & mixing paint. Keeper working in his quarters. 20 cases of mineral oil put in butts.

31 Fresh northerly breeze hazy with fog. Sea rough. Bar 30.01. Keeper and 1st asst putting new wicks in lens lamp burner& working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

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