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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

December

1 Fresh south to south west breeze rain sea mod. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters.

2 Fresh south west breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper working in the barn. 1st asst working in the shop.

3 Fresh south west breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.80. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

4 Fresh to moderate south west breeze showers sea mod. Bar 29.95. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

5 Light southerly wind dry sea moderate. Bar 30.01. Mr. Fogartys team delivered 12 cases of mineral oil to day at this station.

6 Moderate south east breeze rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 29.84. Mr. Fogartys team delivered 37 cases of mineral oil to day at this station.

7 Light to calm to moderate south east wind rain squalls sea smooth. Bar 29. Mr. Fogartys team delivered 51 cases of mineral oil to day at this station.

8 Calm to south west wind and rain squalls sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Mr. Fogartys team delivered remainder of supplies (1000 galls [over 3 days]).

9 Calm to light north east wind dry sea calm. Bar 30.22. Keeper and first asst unpacking supplies.

10 Light north east wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. First asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

11 Light east wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day.

12 Light east to north east wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper and 1st asst washing. 1st asst showing three visitors in tower.

13 Light north east wind clear dry sea smooth westerly swell. Bar 30.18. Keeper working in the shop. First asst sawing wood.

14 Light east to south east wind rain in PM sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Delivered 11 cases of oil to Pickins for Mr. Booth at Newport. Mr J.W. Collins joined this station as second asst keeper.

15 Light to squally south east wind showers sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

16 Light south east to fresh south west breeze stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.8. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst sawing wood. 2nd asst cleaning house.

17 Fresh south west to rain to light north west wind clear sea rough. Bar 30.9. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

18 Light north east to east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

19 Fresh easterly breeze clear dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.01. Keeper and first asst splitting wood. 2nd asst cleaning grounds around his dwelling.

20 North west wind rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 30.16. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst splitting wood. 2nd asst cleaning grounds around his dwelling.

21 Light variable winds dry sea smooth. Bar 30.22. Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood. 2nd asst cleaning ground around his dwelling.

22 Moderate southerly breeze rain sea moderate. Bar 30.10.1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst working in shop. Keeper left station for Newport at 12 AM.

23 South east to westerly wind squally rain sea moderate. Bar 30.08. Keeper returned to station at 3:00 PM. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

24 Light west to north west wind rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30.1. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there quarters.

25 Lt variable east winds dry sea smooth. Bar 30.22. General duties for the day.

26 West to north west winds rain squalls sea mod. Bar 29.98. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst mending boundary fence.

27 Moderate west to south east wind showers sea mod. Bar 30.30. Keeper and 1st asst sawing wood. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

28 Light south wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.02. First and second asst working in the shop. Keeper left station for Newport for supplies at 3:00 PM.

29 Light to fresh south wind rain squally. Bar 29.94. First and 2nd asst keepers working in the barn. General duties for the day.

30 Fresh north west breeze squally hail and rain sea rough. Bar 29.96. Keeper returned to station at 3:00 PM. 1st and 2nd keepers sawing and splitting wood.

31 Fresh north west breeze squally hail and rain sea rough.Bar 30.16. Keeper working on quarterly reports. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning cellar and wood shed.

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caroleholmson

December 14: "Delivered 11 cases of oil to Pickins for Mr. Booth at Newport" Possibly Fred Booth, who worked in Newport as a jeweler before coming on as 2nd asst in 1914? "Mr. J.W. Collins joined this station as second asst keeper"