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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

June

1 Lt westerly wind misty damp sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning up grounds. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

2 Fresh north west breeze dry sea rough. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers painting west side of main dwelling. 9 visitors shown in tower.

3 Fresh north to north west breeze sea rough weather dry. Bar 30.18. 1st and 2nd asst painting all steps of keepers dwelling and south end of barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

4 Fresh north west breeze dry sea rough. Bar 30.18. General duties for the day. 14 visitors shown in the tower.

5 Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.12. 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper showing 6 visitors in tower. 1st asst left station at 4:00 AM on leave of absence.

6 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 29.97. Keeper working in carpenter shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

7 Light north wind cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst painted barn on north east & west side.

8 Light north west breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.11. Keeper and 2nd asst painting chimneys on main dwelling water tank and out house.

9 Calm to light north west wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.16. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning plate glass and all window panes in tower and ???.

10 Calm to fresh north west breeze dry to fog sea moderate. Bar 30.01. 2nd asst painting window sashes of barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

11 Light south to light north wind dense fog sea smooth. Bar 30.12. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

12 Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea moderate. Bar 30.0. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning paint brushes and carpenter shop.

13 Fresh northerly breeze foggy damp sea rough. Bar 29.97. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

14 Fresh to light northerly wind foggy damp sea mod. Bar 30.06. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the shop and garden.

15 Calm to light north wind clear dry sea calm. Bar 30.08. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

16 Lt south wind showers to lt NE wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper and 2nd asst working in garden and carpenter shop. U.S. warship passed station at 10 AM going north.

17 Calm to light north east wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.12. 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

18 Light to fresh north west breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.11. General duties for the day. Visitors shown in the tower by keeper and 2nd asst.

19 Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.14. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst returned to station at 7:30 PM from leave of absence.

20 Fresh northerly breeze hazy dry sea rough. Bar 29.84. Keeper and 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies. 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

21 Light southerly wind misty damp sea smooth. Bar 29.86. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

22 Light north west wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst ??? bricks in arch of 3 story window of tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Calm to light N wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers mowing and showing visitors in the tower.

24 Calm to light north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.06. 1st and 2nd asst mowing. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

25 Calm to moderate south breeze misty rain sea mod. Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing visitors in the tower.

26 Fresh southerly breeze rain to light N.W. wind dense fog sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper working on annual reports. 1st and second asst showing visitors in the tower.

27 Light variable winds dry sea moderate Bar 30.00. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

28 Moderate south west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.88. Keeper working on annual account. 1st and 2nd asst mowing grass in the yard.

29 Moderate north west breeze squally showers heavy w swell. Bar 30. Keeper working on annual accounts. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst mowing.

30 Light north west wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Warship passed the station at 5:30 PM. Visitors shown in tower by 1st and 2nd assts.

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