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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

April

1 Calm to fresh norherly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30. 1st and 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

2 Fresh northerly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing 19 visitors in the tower.

3 Light south to south west wind sprinkled sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

4 Light northerly breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.Keeper left station for Portland 3:00 PM. 1st asst working in his garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

5 Fresh northerly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 1st asst and 2nd asst working in their quarters.

6 Light northerly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 31.20. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. 2nd asst workin around station.

7 Light northerly breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in their quarters and in shop.

8 Light south wind cloudy weather. Sea moderate showers. Bar 29.5. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

9 Moderate south wind rain squalls seamod. Bar 28.78. Keeper returned to station from Portland at 2:30 PM. General duties for the day.

10 Fresh south west breeze squally rain thunder and lightning sea rough. Bar. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

11 Fresh south west to westerly breeze hail rain snow squalls sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport for supplies & mail. 1st asst working in his quarters.

12 Fresh westerly breeze hail rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop.

13 Lt to fresh north west wind to calm sea moderate. Bar 30.32. Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Light east wind warm dry sea moderate. Bar 30.10. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

15 Calm to light north breeze to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst working garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

16 Fresh N. west breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.1. General duties for the day. Keeper laid up with the grippe.

17 Light south west to north west breeze showers. Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper sick with the grippe.

18 Fresh north west wind rain squalls heavy west swell. Bar 30. Keeper working in shop. 1st and 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

19 Fresh north west breeze clear dry heavy west swell. Bar 30. Keeper and 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

20 Lt to fresh northerly breeze to calm clear dry sea moderate. Bar. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop. General duties for the day.

21 Calm to light north wind to lt mist dry sea moderate. Bar 30.19. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

22 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.10. 1st and 2nd asst painting signa. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

23 Calm to fresh northerly breeze hazy dry sea moderate. Bar. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 6 visitors in the tower.

24 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 30.12. Keeper and assts cleaning ceiling canopy ??? and frame of lantern also the windows.

25 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 2nd asst scrubbed floor, desk ventilator and all paint work in watch room and ??? tower wall. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Painted watch room vine bench. Scrubbed watch room floor.

26 Fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper and asst keepers painted ceiling, canopy ??? window frames & ??? and all white paint in watch room.

27 Fresh northerly breeze to lt. SW wind sprinkled sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper and assts painted all black paint work in lantern & watch room watchroom and inner storm door. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

28 Lt to moderate north breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.10. Keeper and assts painted panels and brackets top of tower, stenciled signa of notice to visitors.

29 Calm to moderate north breeze to calm dry sea moderate. Bar 30.22. Keeper and assts painted roof of tower lantern scrubbed tower stairs & landings cleaned all tower windows.

30 Light south wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.92. General duties for the day. 1 visitor shown in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

Last edit about 2 years ago by caroleholmson
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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.

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

1911

July

1st Calm to light north west wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. 1st and 2nd asst mowing in yard. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

2nd Calm to light north west wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.00. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

3 Calm to light north west wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.01. Keeper washing. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

4 Calm to moderate north west breeze to calm dry sea mod. Bar 30.00. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 1st and 2nd asst went to Newport. 2nd asst left station at 8 AM.

5 Light north west breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 29.96. Keeper working on annual reports. 2nd asst returned to station at 11 AM.

6 Light north west wind showers to dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper working on annual account. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

7 Calm to light north west breeze dry sea smooth. Bar 30.14. Keeper working on annual account. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

8 Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm sea smooth. Bar 31.08. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning up the grass. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

9 Fresh north west breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing 66 visitors in the tower.

10 Fresh north west breeze hazy dry sea rough. Bar 30.21. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

11 Fresh north west breeze & hazy dry sea rough. Bar 30.18. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

12 Light north west wind hazy dry to fog sea smooth. Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers cleaned plate glass of lantern and all brass work in tower. Cleaned all windows in lantern & work room.

13 Light south east wind dense fog damp sea smooth. Bar 30.04. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Light south east wind dense fog damp sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper showing visitors in tower. General duties for the day.

15 Variable to light north wind foggy dry sea smooth. Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst put 100 gallons kerosene oil in butts. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

16 Moderate N. to light south east wind dense fog damp sea smooth. Bar 29.8. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing 97 visitors in the tower.

17 Light southerly wind dense fog damp sea moderate. Bar 29.86. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

18 Light southerly wind to calm dense fog damp sea smooth. Bar 29.84. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

19 Calm to light southerly wind fog to hazy dry sea smooth. Bar 29.86. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop.

20 Calm to light south wind to calm warm dry sea calm. Bar 29.95. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

21 Light south wind showers to calm & clear and warm sea calm. Bar 30.04. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower. Log raft ??? of station 8:30 PM. First aut??? mobile to arrived at station.

22 Light northerly breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.08. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

23 Light northerly breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 29.90. Keeper left station 7 AM. 1st and 2nd assts showing 87 visitors through tower.

24 Light northerly breeze foggy dry sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper returned to station 6 PM. 1st and 2nd assts showing 51 visitors through tower.

25 Moderate north west breeze fog at times dry sea mod. Bar 30.09. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

26 Calm to moderate north west breeze dry sea moderate. Bar 30.04. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters.

27 Moderate northerly breeze clear to dense fog and damp sea smooth. Bar 29. Keeper and asst keepers showing 119 visitors in the tower.

28 Moderate northerly breeze dense fog damp sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

29 Light northerly wind fog & haze to clear sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper went to Newport for mail. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning up the grounds.

30 Light westerly wind to calm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.14. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower. General duties for the day,

31 Light northerly wind clear dry to dense fog sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst showing 125 visitors in tower.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306 JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon 1911 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.

Agust 1st: Calm and foggy damp to light South west wind to dry sea smooth Bar 30.08. Keeper and first asst showing 84 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

2nd: Lt north wind foggy to clear to dense fog damp sea calm Bar 30.10. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop and garden.

3rd: Light north wind fog to clear warm & dry sea calm Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

4: Light north wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went fishing.

5: Light north west wind dry to dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

6: Light south wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower. General duties for the day.

7: Calm to Lt north west wind dense fog damp to clear calm sea smooth Bar 2 (page cut off). Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower. Large ??? wales 2 miles of shore.

8: Calm to light north west breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst showing 160 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

9: Fresh north west breeze clear to fog sea ??? Bar 30.12. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

10: Calm dense fog to lt north wind dry sea calm Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

11: Calm to lt South to North wind dry sea calm Bar 30.06. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning of grounds and showing visitors in tower. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

12: Calm to lt N wind dry cloudy sea smooth Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

13: Lt south to westerly winds clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.08. General duties for the day. Keeper left station at 8:30 am. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in tower.

14: Lt westerly winds warm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper returned to station at 5:00 P.M. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

15: Calm to lt variable winds clear dry sea calm Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

16: Calm to lt south to north west wind clear warm day sea smooth Bar 30.08. Keeper and assst keepers washing and working in there respective quarters.

17: Calm to light variable winds clear to fog dry sea calm Bar 30.12. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 128 visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

18: Calm to light south sind clear dry sea calm Bar 30.06. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

19: Calm lt fog to light S wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.01. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

20: Calm to fresh north west breeze clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

21: Calm to fresh north west breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

22: Calm to lt North west breeze to calm hazy dry sea smooth Bar 29.9 (2nd # cut off). Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

23: Calm to lt South to light north west breeze to calm hazy smokey sea smooth Bar (cut off from page). Keeper and asst keepers washing and working in there quarters. Cleaned plate glass and all windows in tower.

24: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea rough Bar 30.00. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

25: Fresh north west breeze smoke and fog damp sea moderate Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

26: Lt south to light north west wind smoky foggy sea smooth Bar 29.81. 1st asst working in his quarters. 1st asst went 3 miles from station. Keeper went to newport for mail.

27: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea moderate Bar 30.00. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing 109 visitors in the tower.

28: Northerly breeze fog to North east clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.02 Keeper repairing pump. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

29: Lt to fresh northerly breeze dry hazy sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper and 1st asst showing 84 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

30: Fresh northerly breeze dense fog damp sea moderate Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

31: Moderate northerly breeze damp dense fog sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst showing 40 visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

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