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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

June

1st Moderate north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers painting roof of keepers dwelling.

2 Light north west breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning paint brushes and cleaning up work shop.

3 Fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.00. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaned all window panes in lantern & tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

4 Light southerly wind misty with fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30.01. 1st asst left station at 3:00 AM on leave of absence. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

5 Light south east wind cloudy to lt fog. Sea smooth. Bar ???. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

6 Light north west breeze rain to dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.06. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the barn. General duties for the day.

7 Light north east to north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.18. Keeper working in the garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies & mail. Keeper showing 3 visitors in tower.

8 Calm to light south to fresh north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.1. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the barn. General duties for the day.

9 Light to fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod to smooth. Bar ???. Keeper and 2nd asst working in garden and barn. 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

10 Calm to mod southerly breeze rain. Sea smooth. Bar 29.87. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd asst showing 10 visitors in the tower.

11 Light south wind rain to light north west wind clear. Sea smooth. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

12 Moderate north west breeze clear dry. Sea moderate. Bar ???. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 14 visitors in the tower.

13 Light south wind to calm damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper working in the garden. 2nd asst showing nine visitors in the tower.

14 Light north east wind to calm dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.02. Keeper showing nine visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

15 Light north west to calm damp. Sea calm. Bar 29.98. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden. General duties for the day.

16 Light south west wind to calm showers. Sea calm. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers working in barn & showing 3 visitors in the tower.

17 Light northerly wind to calm. Sea calm dry weather cool. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden. 1st asst returned to duty at 7:45 PM from leave of absence.

18 Light to fresh south west breeze rain. Sea mod. Bar 29. 1st asst mowing. 2nd asst working in barn. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

19 Fresh south west breeze to a gale rain. Sea rough. Bar ???. Commander J.M. Ellicott U.S.W.L.H. Inspector inspected station to day.

20 Fresh south west breeze squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

21 Light west to N. west breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

22 Calm to light east wind dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.01. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. General duties for the day.

23 Light east to north west wind to calm dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.11. Keeper working in garden. 2nd asst showing 11 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

24 Calm to light east to westerly breeze to calm dry. Sea very smooth. Bar ???. Keeper working in garden. 1st and 2nd asst showing 30 visitors in the tower.

25 Calm to fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar ???. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

26 Fresh northerly breeze dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. 28 visitors were shown in the tower.

27 Fresh to light northerly breeze. Sea moderate dry weather. Bar 30.00. 1st and 2nd asst showing 10 visitors in tower. Mr. E.L. Sherman lampier taking measurement of lamps.

28 Calm to light north east wind to calm dry. Sea smooth & calm. Bar ???. Keeper working on annual reports. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

29 Light to moderate south to south west wind misty damp. Sea mod. Keeper writting in office. 1st asst went 3 miles from station. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

30 Light southerly to light south west wind dry. Sea calm. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 18 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

31 Fresh northerly breeze damp dense fog at times. Sea rough. Bar ???. First and 2nd asst working in tower. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

Last edit about 2 years ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

July

1st Light north to north east wind dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.01. Keeper working on wagon road. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

2nd Light northerly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.05. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

3d Calm to light north wind to calm dry. Sea very smooth. Bar 30.01. General duties for the day. Keeper & asst keepers showing 31 visitors in the tower.

4 Calm to light north west wind to calm dry warm. Sea calm. Bar 30.00. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst showing 30 visitors in the tower.

5 Calm to light northerly breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.14. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst left station at 9 AM for Newport.

6 Fresh north to north west breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st asst washing.

7 Fresh northerly breeze damp dense fog in PM sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

8 Fresh northerly breeze damp dense fog. Sea moderate. Bar 30. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

9 Fresh north to north west breeze dense fog damp. Sea mod. Bar ???. 2nd asst returned to station at 7:00 AM. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

10 Light north to north west wind foggy damp. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

11 Fresh north breeze foggy and damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.8. 1st asst opening 20 cases oil. 1st and 2nd asst showing 18 visitors in tower. Keeper left station for Portland at 3 PM.

12 Fresh north breeze clear and dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.82. 1st and 2nd asst showing 20 visitors through tower.

13 Fresh north breeze clear and dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.83. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. 2nd asst working in his quarters. 20 cases of mineral oil put in buts.

14 Fresh north breeze char and dry. Sea moderate. Bar 29.7. 1st asst and 2nd asst showing 76 visitors through tower. General duties for the day.

15 Light N.E. wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.8. 1st and 2nd asst showing 23 visitors through tower. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to station at 8:30 PM.

16 Moderate northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.94. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

17 Light to fresh north east breeze to calm dry. Sea smooth. Bar ???. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing 42 visitors in the tower.

18 Fresh north to north west breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers showing 28 visitors in the tower.

19 Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp. Sea moderate. Bar 30. Keeper and 1st asst showing 90 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

20 Moderate northerly breeze fog damp. Sea mod. Bar 29. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

21 Light southerly wind damp dense fog. Sea smooth. Bar 29. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

22 Calm to light north east wind clear dry warm. Sea calm. Bar 30. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Calm to fresh north east breeze fog in PM dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29. 1st and 2nd working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

24 Fresh north west breeze hazy dry to fog. Sea moderate. Bar 30. Keeper went 7 miles from station. 1st and 2nd keepers showing visitors in the tower.

25 Fresh north to north west breize dry hazy. Sea moderate. Bar ???. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

26 Fresh north to north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

27 Fresh northerly breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 29.96. Keeper and 1st asst working in the barn. 2nd asst sawing wood.

28 Fresh north east breeze dry. Sea moderate. Bar 30.08. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 115 visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

29 Lt north east breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.09. Keeper and asst keepers showing 77 visitors in tower. Cleaned lantern window panes.

30 Lt northerly breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.06. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

31 Moderate north east breeze clody dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

Last edit about 2 years ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

August

1 Light to moderate north east to northerly breeze dry. Sea mod. 1st and 2nd asst showing 106 visitors in tower. ??? Thomas Jones 2nd asst joined this station this AM. Thomas Quinn 2nd asst resigned and left station this AM.

2 Fresh northerly breeze cool dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.19. Keeper and 1st asst showing 79 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

3 Fresh northerly breeze cloudy dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

4 Calm to light north east breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 100 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Calm to light northerly breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and 1st asst showing 129 visitors in tower. 2nd asst sawing wood.

6 Light to fresh north east breeze dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.18. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

7 Fresh north east breeze dry to damp fog. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst showing 69 visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

8 Fresh northerly breeze cold damp dense fog. Sea rough. Bar ???. Keeper and asst keepers showing 65 visitors in the tower.

9 Fresh northerly breeze hazy to fog. Sea moderate. Bar 29.97. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Fresh northerly breeze hazy dry. Sea moderate. Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

11 Fresh north west breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers showing 158 visitors in the tower.

12 Moderate north west breeze dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.2. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 154 visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

13 Light south to light N.W. wind to calm fog. Sea smooth. Bar ???. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

14 Calm to lt. northerly breeze to calm clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers showing 70 visitors in the tower.

15 Fresh to light north east breeze clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers showing 157 visitors in the tower.

16 Fresh northerly breeze damp dense fog. Sea mod. Bar 29. Keeper and 1st asst showing 125 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

17 Fresh northerly breeze damp dense fog sea mod. Bar 29. General duties for the day. Keeper went four miles from station on business. Vapor oil lamp, oil and pressure tanks & 3 cases of alcohol and ??? arvd at station to day by McDonald's team.

18 Light north to north west breeze damp fog. Sea smooth. Bar ??? Keeper and 2nd asst showing 83 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

19 Light south to westerly wind dense fog damp. Sea calm. Bar ???. Keeper unpacking merchandise in shop. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower.

20 Light variable westerly winds cloudy dry sea calm. Bar 30.01. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning paint work on interior of tower lantern. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

21 Light northeast wind to calm clear dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.21. Keeper and asst keepers showing 149 visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

22 Light northeast wind to calm clear dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.18. Keeper and asst keepers showing 118 visitors in the tower.

23 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.14. Keeper and 1st asst showing 87 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

24 Light easterly wind to calm thick smoke. Sea calm. Bar 30.1. Keeper and and assts put 10 cases of oil in butts (100 gallons).

25 Light south east to south wind smokey. Sea calm. Bar 29.87. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

26 Light south wind dense smoke dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.04. Keeper and asst keepers showing 102 visitors in tower and ??? beach wood fire on the beach.

27 Light variable west wind smokey to fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar ???. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

28 Light south wind showers to dry & clear. Sea smooth. Bar 30. 1st and 2nd asst showing 59 visitors in tower. Keeper working in the barn.

29 Light to fresh northerly breeze clear dry. Sea rough. Bar 30.02. Keeper repairing boundary fence. 1st and 2nd asst showing 70 visitors in tower.

30 Light to moderate northerly breeze clear dry to fog. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 63 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

31 Light north wind fog showers to dense fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper, 1st & 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

Last edit about 2 years ago by caroleholmson
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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

Sept

1st Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp. Sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers showing 47 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

2nd Fresh northerly breeze smokey and dense fog. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst sawing wood.

3 Light northerly wind fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

4 Moderate north east breezy hazy smoke. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

5 Light north wind hazy smokey. Sea smooth dry. Bar 30.06. 1st asst working in shop painting. 2nd asst showing 89 visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

6 Calm to light north east wind smokey dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper polishing oil & air tank. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport.

7 Calm to light variable east winds smokey dry. Sea smooth. Bar 29.90. 1st and 2nd asst polishing parts of new oil vapor oufit. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

8 Calm to light easterly wind smoky dry. Sea calm. Bar 30.18. Keeper showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

9 Calm to light northerly wind dense fog & smoke. Sea smooth. Bar ???. 10 cases of mineral oil put in butts. Showing visitors in the tower.

10 Lt southerly wind showers to light north wind. Sea smooth. Bar ???. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

11 Light south east wind sprinkles to lt north east wind. Sea smooth. Bar ???. General duties for the day. 25 visitors were shown in the tower.

12 Light north east wind dry smokey. Sea smooth. Bar 29.86. Keeper washing clothes. 1st and 2nd asst showing 18 visitors in the tower.

13 Light north east wind dry smokey. Sea smooth. Bar 30.05. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd went to Newport for mail.

14 Light variable winds dry smokey. Sea smooth. Bar 30.1. Keeper & 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst sawing wood.

15 Light south wind dense fog & smoke dry. Sea calm. Bar 29. Keeper and asst keepers assisting Lampier installing new oil vapor lamp outfit. 1st asst went to Newport for oil tank. New oil vapor lamp was put in opperation at 6:12 PM.

16 Light south wind fog smoke showers. Sea smooth. Bar 29.92. Keeper and asst keepers assisting Lampier installing new oil vapor lamp outfit. Mr. E.L. Sherman Lampier left station at 7:30 PM.

17 Light south wind rain to dense fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

18 Light south wind to fresh north west breeze dry smokey. Sea mod. Bar ???. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 17 visitors in the tower.

19 Light south wind foggy dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Four cords of cord wood delievered at station by Fogarty team.

20 Light south wind hazy smokey. Sea smooth. Bar 30.05. Keeper and 1st asst working in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Partial new oil tank.

21 L. east wind foggy damp. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Fogarty team delivering 4 cords of wood at station.

22 Calm to fresh north west breeze hazy to fog damp. Sea mod. Bar ???. Fogarty teams delivered 10 cords wood making 18 cord in all. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Calm to fresh northerly breeze damp dense fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers piling cord wood. Keeper showing 5 visitors in tower.

24 Calm to light northerly breeze dense fog in PM. Sea smooth. Bar 30. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

25 Calm to light north west wind dense fog in PM. Sea smooth. Bar 30. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower.

26 Dense fog damp light north to north east wind damp. Sea smooth. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning up grounds. 9 visitors shown in tower.

27 Lt. north wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar 29.94. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

28 Light south to south west wind dense fog damp. Sea smooth. Bar ???. Keeper and 2nd asst washed all paint work floors and windows interior of lantern. 1st asst cleaning walls and tower stairs.

29 Light south wind dense fog lt. rain. Sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and 2nd asst washing clothes. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

30 Moderate south east wind fog rain. Sea mod. Bar 29.72. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

October

1 Light south west wind dry. Sea rough. Bar 29.95. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbed tower stairs, main hall floor, store room and floor & oil room floor.

2 Southerly gale stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.60. General duties for the day.

3 Moderate south west breeze rain. Sea heavy swell. Bar 29.5. Keeper and asst keepers washing tower windows, oil room and windows.

4 Stormy southerly wind half a gale rain. Sea very rough. Bar. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst showing 9 visitors in tower, 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Moderate south wind showers to fog heavy west swell. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers polishing all brass work belonging to tower.

6 Light south east wind rain to dense fog heavy west swell. Bar. Keeper working in the tower. 2nd asst washing. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

7 Light south east wind fog damp. Sea mod. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 1st asst repairing approach to barn north side. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

8 Light south to to north wind dense fog rain. Bar 29.92. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

9 Light northerly breeze rain dense fog. Sea rough. Bar 29. General duties for the day + visitors were shown in tower.

10 Lt to fresh northerly breeze rain fog to clear heavy swell. Bar. Keeper working in barn. 1st and 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in the tower.

11 Light north to lt south east wind rain fog. Sea mod. Bar. Keeper working in barn. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Light south east to east wind fog to clear. Sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

13 Light south east to east wind clear. Sea moderate. Bar. Keeper left sta. 9 AM. 1st asst and 2nd asst working in their quarters.

14 Light wind clear. Sea moderate. Bar 30.14. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

15 Light north east to north west wind clear to fog damp. Sea mod. Bar. Keeper returned to station at 4:00 PM. 1st and 2nd asst working in their respective quarters. Thomas Jones resigned as 2nd asst keeper at this station at close of this day.

16 Light south wind rain fog. Sea moderate. Bar 29. Keeper left station at 10:30 AM. 1st and 2nd asst busy in their quarters. Keeper left station at 10:30 AM.

17 Light east wind clear dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.01. Keeper returned to station at 3:00 PM. Two visitors shown in tower by 1st asst.

18 Light south to northerly breeze clear to fog. Sea moderate swell. 2nd asst Thomas Jones resigned left station for Newport. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

19 Fresh northerly breeze fog at times moderate swell. Bar 30.02. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st asst working in shop.

20 Fresh north west breeze clear to fog misty. Sea moderate. Bar. Keeper working in garden and barn. 1st asst showing 11 visitors in the tower.

21 Lt south wind misty damp to clear heavy w swell. Bar 30.12. Keeper & 1st asst put 100 galls mineral oil in butts. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in tower.

22 Lt south wind clear to fog damp heavy west swell. Bar 30.2. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

23 Lt south wind foggy showers heavy west swell. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

24 Light south wind damp to dense fog. Sea moderate. Bar 30. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst working in his quarters.

25 Light to fresh north to north west breeze clear dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.2. Keeper showing two visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

26 Light easterly wind clear dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper working in garden. 1st asst working in shop. General duties for the day.

27 Calm to fresh easterly breeze to calm. Sea smoothe dry weather. Bar. Keeper working in the shop and showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

28 Calm to light south east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.01. 1st asst working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

29 Light southerly wind cloudy dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.10. J.M. Elliroth Comdr. U.S.N. Light House Inspr inspected station to day.

30 Light south east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.30. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

31 Calm to light south wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.34.

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