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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

May

1st Light to fresh south east breeze rain sea moderate. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers painting tower stairs and landings.

2 Fresh south east breeze misty rain sea rough. Bar 29.86. Keeper and 1st asst painted all tower window sashes and frames. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

3 Fresh south west breeze to half a gale rain sea rough. Bar 29.66. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbing oil room, store room and hall and tower floor.

4 Fresh south to south west breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning lens. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Fresh to moderate south breeze rain sea mod. Bar 29.9. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning lens lantern windows painted oil room floor.

6 Light south to south east wind dry sea mod. Bar 30.12. 1st and 2nd asst polishing lens lamp hung new curtains in lantern. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

7 Fresh south to south west breeze rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29. General duties for the day.

8 Fresh south west breeze rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 29.85. Keeper and asst keepers polishing cleaning and repairing vapor lamp outfit.

9 Light west to north west wind showers sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst working on vapor oil outfit and polishing brass. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Calm to fresh northerly breeze to calm dry sea mod. Bar 30.00. Keeper repairing vapor oil tank. 1st and 2nd asst painting tower gallery railing floor & parapet.

11 Calm to light variable winds to fresh S breeze rain sea mod. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst painting picket fence. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Fresh south west to westerly breeze showers sea mod. Bar 29. Keeper and asst keepers washing and working in there respective quarters.

13 Light south west to north west wind showers sea mod. Bar 30. 1st and 2nd asst filling out butts and painting floor ???. Keeper went to Newport.

14 Fresh northerly breeze springled sea mod. Bar 30.01. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

15 Light southerly wind misty damp showers sea smooth. Bar 29.8. Keeper and asst keepers getting ready the tackle and staging for painting tower.

16 Fresh south west breeze to a gale rain squalls sea rough. Bar. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

17 South west gale misty heavy rain sea very rough. Bar 29. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

18 South west gale moderating to north west breeze rain sea very rough. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop and in there respective quarters.

19 Light to freah north west breeze dry sea very rough. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers painting parcels of picket fence.

20 Light to fresh north west breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst keepers painting roof of new carpenter shop. Keeper went to Newport.

21 Fresh north west to northerly breeze dry sea rough. Bar 30.14. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

22 Fresh northerly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop.

23 Light west wind dry sea moderate. Bar 30.08. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. First asst painted oil house.

24 Fresh west to south west breeze rain sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper working in shop. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

25 Lt south wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

26 Light to fresh north west breeze dry sea mod. Bar 30.22. Keeper and asst keepers painted tower from ring order gallery to foundation.

27 Light to fresh north west breeze dry sea mod. Bar 30.12. 1st and 2nd asst painted base of tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst left station at 5:00 PM.

28 Fresh northerly breeze to calm dry sea mod. Bar 30.01. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst returned to station at 3:00 PM.

29 Calm to fresh northerly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers painting front of dwelling and east and west side of wood shed. 3 visitors shown in tower.

30 Fresh north west breeze damp dense fog sea rough. Bar 29.9. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

31 Light variable west wind fog misty damp sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

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