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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.

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