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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1910

November

1 Light east to S wind dry to fog. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop.

2 Moderate south west wind squally showers heavy w. swell. Bar 30. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst sawing wood. General duties for the day.

3 Light westerly wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.15. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

4 Light west to S.W. wind dry. Sea mod. Bar 30.12. Keeper working in garden. 1st asst washing clothes.

5 Light to fresh S.E. wind showers to rain. Sea rough. Bar 30.04. 1st asst sawing wood. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

6 South east wind to half a gale rain sea rough. Bar 29.7. General duties for the day.

7 Fresh southerly breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters.

8 Fresh south west to westerly wind squally rain. Sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper went to Newport in AM. 1st asst went to Newport in PM to vote.

9 Southerly gale stormy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.52. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters.

10 Half gale from south east rain to light south east wind. Sea rough. Bar. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst sawing wood.

11 Light south east to S. wind showers sea rough. Bar 30.15. Keeper working in barn. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Moderate north east wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.22. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

13 Light east to NE wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

14 Light north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.95. Keeper and 1st asst washing. General duties for the day.

15 Light east to north east wind dry sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

16 Light north east wind dry. Sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters.

17 Light south east wind rain sea moderate. Bar 29.45. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst working in shop. General duties for the day.

18 Light south west wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 1st asst cleaning up grounds.

19 Fresh south wind to a gale rain sea rough. Bar 29.74. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

20 Southerly gale rain sea rough. Bar 29.60. General duties for the day.

21 South west gale to moderate breeze heavy rain. Sea rough. Bar 29.60. Keeper put new pane glass in 2nd story windows of tower. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

22 South west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters.

23 Light E. wind showers to dry heavy SW swell. Bar 30.00. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

24 Light northerly wind occational squalls and rain. Sea mod. Bar 29. General duties for the day.

25 Light southerly wind showers squally sea moderate. Bar 30.00. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop.

26 Light north east to mod south east wind rain squalls. 29.97. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

27 Light to squally south east wind rain sea rough. Bar 29.75. General duties for the day.

28 Mod south east wind rain heavy west swell. Bar 29.92. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters.

29 Lt south wind rain sea moderate. Bar 29.92. Keeper washing clothes. 1st asst working in the shop.

30 Mod east to south east wind dry sea moderate. Bar 29.94. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

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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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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

January

1st Southwest wind light showers sea moderate. Bar 30.78. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

2nd Light E to north east wind to dead calm sea smooth. Bar 30.4. Keeper and 1st asst washing. 2nd asst showing 5 visitors in the tower.

3 Light east wind to fog in PM dry sea smooth. Bar 30.52. 1st asst sawing wood. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper left station for Newport 3:00 PM.

4 Light east to north east wind dry to calm & fog sea ver smooth. Bar 30.56. Keeper returned to station at 2:20 PM. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

5 Calm to light east wind clear to fog sea smooth. Bar 30.40. Keeper and 2nd asst sawing wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

6 Calm to light north wind dense fog sea smooth. Bar 30.32. Keeper and asst keeper working in barn and carpenter shop.

7 Calm to light north wind damp fog to clear sea smooth. Bar 30. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

8 Calm to south west gale rain hail sea rough. Bar 29.32. General duties for the day.

9 Fresh south west breeze hail and rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29.40. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

10 Fresh south west wind rain to northerly wind snow sea rough. Bar 29.3. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

11 Fresh west to south west breeze rain and snow squalls sea rough. Bar 29.6. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

12 West to north west wind snow squalls sea mod. Bar 29.50. Keeper and 2nd asst sawing wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

13 Light east wind clear dry cold sea smooth. Bar 29.70. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

14 Light east wind clear dry cold sea smooth. Bar 29.80. 1st and 2nd asst working in their respective quarters.

15 Light east wind to calm to fresh south west wind dry sea mod. Bar 29.8. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 2 visitors in the tower.

16 Fresh south west to south east breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.76. Tenn cases of mineral oil (100 gallons) put in oil butts.

17 Fresh south to south west breeze stormy rain sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper & 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Fresh south west breeze misty heavy rain sea rough. Bar 29.75. Keeper working in barn. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

19 Fresh to squally west to north west wind rain sea rough. Bar 29.9. Keeper and 2nd asst washing. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

20 Variable westerly wind rain squalls sea rough. Bar 30. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst showing 2 visitors in tower.

21 West to north west wind rain squalls sea rough. Bar 30.08. 1st and 2nd asst making a door. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

22 North east to east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.18. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 9 visitors in the tower.

23 Light to fresh southerly breeze rain sea mod. Bar 29.60. Keeper working in list yearly supplies. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

24 Fresh south to south west breeze stormy rain sea rough. Bar 29.52. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies.

25 Fresh south west breeze rain hail and snow squalls thunger and lightning sea rough. Bar 29.4. General duties for the day. Lightning rod broke at 5:00 AM.

26 Fresh south west to south east breeze hail rain snow squalls thunder and lightning sea rough. Bar. Keeper bailing out cellorr. 2nd asst cutting wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

27 Fresh to light south west to south wind rain squalls sea rough. Bar. Keeper working on list of yearly supplies. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

28 Light south to north east wind dry sea rough. Bar 30.00. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for supplies and mail.

29 Light north wind to calm to lt south wind misty damp. Bar 29.80. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing two visitors in the tower.

30 Light south east wind misty damp lt rain sea mod. Bar 29.76. Keeper working on list of yearly supplies. 1st and 2nd asst sawing wood.

31 Light south east wind misty damp sea mod. Bar 29.60. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Delivered four cases of mineral oil to Mr. Pickins for F. Booth Keeper of Yaquina Bay harbor lights.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

February

1st Calm to fresh north wind rain sea rough. Bar 29.84. Keeper working on wagon road. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

2 Fresh north to north west wind snow squalls to clear sea mod. Bar. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst working in barn. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

3 Light east wind clear cold dry sea mod. Bar 30.00. Keeper and 1st asst working in shop. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

4 Light east to south west breeze rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

5 Fresh south west breeze rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29.75. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

6 Fresh south west breeze rain squalls sea rough. Bar 30.02. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

7 Light south east wind dry sea moderate. Bar 30.12. OW. Leich asst supd??? USLHD looking over station today and asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Light east to south east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper and asst keepers overhauling and piling lumber.

9 Light south east wind showers sea moderate. Bar 29.90. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst showing 8 visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport.

10 Moderate south west breeze rain sea mod. Bar 29.80. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop. General duties for the day.

11 South west wind hail and rain squalls sea rough. Bar. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

12 South west gale hail rain rough sea. Bar 29.18. General duties for the day. Lightning rod broke from fastening and fell in yard.

13 Fresh south west to north west breeze rough sea rain hail squalls. Bar 29. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop.

14 Fresh west to south west breeze hail and rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst left station at 9:00 AM for Newport.

15 Light south wind rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 30.04. Keeper and 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst returned to station from Newport at 9:30 AM.

16 Light south east wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

17 Light south east rain to north west showers sea mod. Bar 30.30. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

18 Light south to north west wind showers heavy swell. Bar 30.48. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

19 Light north to north east breeze clear sea smooth. Bar 30.14. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 14 visitors in the tower.

20 Light east to north east wind clear sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst showing 3 visitors in the tower.

21 Light east to north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.35. Keeper working on wagon road. 1st asst showing 5 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

22 Light north wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.49. Keeper and asst keepers put 10 cases of oil in butts. General duties for the day.

23 Calm to light northerly wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.25. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

24 Lt. east to northerly breeze hail and rain squalls sea rough. Bar 30.18. Keeper working in shop. 1st and 2nd asst went fishing. General duties for the day.

25 Light north breeze with rain and hail squalls sea mod. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

26 Fresh northerly breeze to clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.14. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 4 visitors in the tower.

27 Fresh easterly breeze clear dry cool sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper, 1st and 2nd assts working in there respective quarters. 5 visitors shown in the tower.

28 Fresh easterly breeze clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in garden. Keeper working in his quarters.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

March

1st Fresh easterly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for supplies & mail.

2 Light south east to easterly wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

3 Calm to light south wind clear to rain sea smooth. Bar 29.70. Keeper and asst keepers pumping out cistern.

4 Light south wind showers to clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.50. 1st and 2nd asst pumping out cistern and working garden. Keeper went to Newport.

5 Southerly wind squally showers sea moderate. Bar 29.40. General duties for the day.

6 Light southerly breeze rain squalls sea moderate. Bar 29.52. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning cistern on east side dwelling. 4 visitors shown in tower.

7 Light to fresh south east breeze rain sea mod. Bar 29.50. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Light southerly wind showers sea mod. Bar 29.85. Keeper and asst keeper working in the shop. General duties for the day.

9 Light E. to north east wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. U.S.L.H. Tender Manzanita passed at 6:30 PM. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Moderate south wind showers sea mod. Bar 30.08. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

11 Light northerly wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.25. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

12 Light northerly wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.31. L.H. Tender Manzanita passed station going north at 5:20 PM. 1st asst showing 4 visitors in tower.

13 Calm to moderate north wind to calm clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.32. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop. Keeper working in his quarters. 2 visitors shown in tower.

14 Calm to light N. wind to calm clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.30. Keeper and 1st asst working in garden. 8 visitors shown in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

15 Lt east dry to south east and dense fog sea smooth. Bar 30.22. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop and garden.

16 Light northerly wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper and 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

17 Calm to fresh north wind clear to dense fog sea moderate. Bar 30.14. Keeper working in shop. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden.

18 Light north wind clear to dense fog damp sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

19 Moderate southerly breeze to calm dense fog sea mod. Bar 29.96. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 16 visitors in the tower.

20 Moderate southerly breeze to calm dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.98. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

21 Calm to light northerly wind heavy west swell. Bar 29.96. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst working in shop and showing 2 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport.

22 Calm to moderate south wind showers sea moderate. Bar 29.80. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in garden.

23 Variable westerly winds to south west breeze rain sea mod. Bar 30.14. Keeper sawing wood. 2nd asst improving grounds of his dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

24 Light to fresh south west to north west wind rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30. Keeper 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

25 Light north west breeze to calm dry sea moderate. Bar 30.14. 1st and 2nd assts working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

26 Light to moderate north wind to calm dry sea moderate. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing 14 visitors in the tower.

27 Light to fresh north west breeze to calm clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.30. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. Partol Fire extinguisher were charged to day.

28 Light to fresh northerly breeze to calm clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.28. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

29 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm clear dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.22. Keeper working on quarterly reports. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst working in garden.

30 Lt to fresh north west breeze to calm clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.04. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

31st Light N.W. to south wind to calm dry to fog sea smooth. Bar 29.92. Keeper, 1st and 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in tower.

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