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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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caroleholmson

May 18: "crew of the wrecked steam Sch. J. Marhoffer were cared for at this station" The remains of the ship drifted up to what's now known as Boiler Bay, where its boiler is still visible at low tide.