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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.

Sept 1: Light to moderate north wind dense fog damp sea mod. Bar 30.04. Keeper working in the barn. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

2: Light south wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.96. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to newport for mail.

3: Calm to lt S wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 30.05. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower.

4: Calm to lt variable winds to calm dense fog showers Bar 29.86. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in tower Filling oil Butts and cleaning out the barn.

5: Light south west wind dense fog showers sea smooth Bar 29.9. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to newport for mail.

6: Calm to lt south wind dense fog clear at times sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper working in the barn. 1st asst washing. General duties for day. J.W. Collins 2nd asst left station on leave of absence at 8:00 a.m.

7: Calm to light N wind dense fog damp sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

8: Calm to lt south wind fog at times lt showers sea smooth Bar 29.90. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

9: Light southerly wind hazy day sea smooth Bar 29.92. 1st asst working in his quarters. Keeper went to newport for mail.

10: Light southerly wind to calm day sea smooth ??? swell Bar 29.98 General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

11: Calm & light variable winds showers cloudy sea calm Bar 29.96 Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

12: Lt south west wind cloudy sprinkles at times sea smooth Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

13: Lt South west wind to calm clear dry sea calm Bar 30.20. Keeper cleaning of grounds. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

14: Fresh south west breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 29.88. Keeper and first asst showing visitors in the tower.

15: Fresh south west breeze showers sea rough Bar 30.03. Keeper and first asst showing visitors in the tower.

16: Light south wind showers sea heavy ??? swell Bar 30.30 First asst washing and working in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

17: Calm to light north wind clear dry walm sea calm Bar 3 (cut off). General duties for the day. J. W. Collins returned to duty at this station at 4:00 P.M.

18: Calm to light north wind clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

19: Calm to moderate north wind clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper working in his quarters. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

20: Calm to light northerly breeze clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.10. Changed vapor oil lamp and air pressure pump. General duties for the day.

21: Light north east wind to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.08. Keeper working in the shop. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

22: Light south east to north wind dry sea smooth Bar 30.14. Keeper and asst keepers working in the barn and showing visitors in tower.

23: Light East to mod North west breeze to calm sea mod Bar 3 (rest cut off). 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

24: Light north west wind to calm clear day sea smooth Bar 3 (rest cut off). General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

25: Moderate south west breeze foggy to showers sea mod Bar 30.76. Keeper and asst keepers whoing visitors in the tower. Keeper went to agate beach to see about cord wood.

26: Moderate south wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.01. Keeper working in work room. 1st asst working in shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

27: Light south wind showers to clear day sea smooth Bar 30.12. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. General duties for the day.

28: Light south to northerly wind to calm fog sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper working in shop. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

29: Light south east to lt north wind lt fog to clear day sea smooth Bar 3 (rest cut off). Keeper showing visitors in the tower 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters.

30: Light south west wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 29.78. 1st and 2nd asst working around the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

October

1st Light south wind showers sea mod. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

2nd Light south wind cloudy damp sea westerly swell. Bar 29. Keeper sawing wood. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

3 Light to mod south wind showers heavy west swell. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

4 Light easterly wind clear dry sea moderate. Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers cleaned and scrubbed all paint work in lantern and watch room cleaned tower.

5 Calm to light E to south east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbed tower stairs, landings, hall, and stove and oil room floors and front steps to tower. Changed lantern cover.

6 Light south east wind dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.72. Keeper and second asst washing. 1st asst went to Newport for supplies.

7 Light south wind fog in AM dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.62. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning up the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

8 Fresh south to south west breeze showers sea rough. Bar 29.52. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

9 Fresh south west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in the tower.

10 Moderate to lt. S. west breeze fog at times sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

11 Light south east to north east wind fog to clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30. Keeper working in the shop. 1st and 2nd asst polishing all brass work in the tower.

12 Fresh south east breeze cloudy dry sea rough. Bar 29.96. Keeper and 2nd asst working in barn and shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

13 Moderate south wind fog to clear heavy west swell. Bar 29.98. Keeper, and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

14 Light south wind fog showers to dry clear sea rough. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working in shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

15 Light east to north wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.38. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

16 Fresh northerly breeze fog misty sea rough. Bar 30.25. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

17 Moderate northerly breeze fog at times dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.2. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

18 Calm to light north east wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.28. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning plate glass and all window glass in tower.

19 Calm to moderate northerly breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

20 Calm to light east wind clear warm dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning up grounds. 1/2 cord of wood delievered to day by Agate Beach Co.

21 Calm to light south wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. 1st and 2nd asst working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

22 Moderate southerly breeze misty showers sea moderate. Bar 30.10. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

23 Light south east wind misty damp sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop and barn cleaning up grounds.

24 Light south to northerly wind misty to dense fog sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

25 Light north wind misty fog to clear & dry sea smooth. Bar 30.10. Keeper sawing wood. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst left station for Newport at 3:00 AM.

26 Light easterly wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. U.S.L. Tender Heather passed station going south at 3:30 PM anchored of the bar.

27 Ligth north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 29.98. Light House Inspector inspected the station to day.

28 Light variable winds south east to north east dry. Bar 30.01. First and second asst working around the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail. Delivered 2 library cases and books to Captrain L.S. ???.

29 Light south west wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.04. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

30 Light south east wind hazy dry sea smooth. Bar 30.08. Keeper and asst keepers put ten gallons mineral oil in butts and showing visitors in the tower.

31 Light east to north east wind clear dry west swell. Bar 30.2. Keeper cleaning out cellar of dwelling. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

November

1 Light north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.28. Keeper working on monthly reports. 1st asst cleaning out cellar. 2nd asst working in his quarters.

2 Light north east wind clear dry sea smooth. Bar 30.28. Keeper left station 10 AM. 1st and 2nd assts working in their quarters.

3 Foggy misty dry calm sea smooth. Bar 30.28. 1st asst working in his basement. 2nd asst putting walk in front of his dwelling.

4 Light north west to south east wind showers sea smooth. Bar 30.12. Keeper returned to station at 1:30 PM. 1st asst cleaning out his cellar. 2nd asst making plank side walk.

5 Moderate south west to westerly rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

6 Fresh south west breeze rain sea moderate. Bar 29.84. 1st asst cleaning out his cellar. 2nd asst building sidewalk. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

7 Fresh south west to west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst removing hot air heater from cellar. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

8 Fresh west to north west breeze rain and hail squalls sea rough. Bar 29.66. Keeper and 1st asst working in there quarters. 2nd asst building a side walk to his quarters.

9 Fresh north west breeze hail rain and snow squalls sea rough. Bar 29.64. Keeper sawing wood. 2nd asst building side walk. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

10 Fresh west to north west breeze hail rain and snow squalls sea rough. Bar 30.22. Snow had to be scraped from plate glass of lantern on the north west side between 7 & 11 PM.

11 Light south to fresh south west breeze dry sea rough. Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

12 Fresh south west to a gale rain sea very rough. Bar 29.42. General duties for the day. Top of ventilator of oil house blown off.

13 Fresh south west breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.70. The quarters of the 1st and 2nd asst keepers were inspected and found in good condition.

12 (???) Fresh to light south west breeze showers sea rough. Bar 29.72. Keeper putting in panes of glass in cellar window. 1st asst washing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13 (???) Squally south west winds rain heavy swell. Bar 29.80. Keeper repairing chimney in cellar of dwelling. 1st and 2nd asst repairing chimney of 2nd asst quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

14 Light south east to south west wind rain sea rough. Bar 30.02. Keeper washing. 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst repairing side walk.

15 Variable westerly winds squally rain sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters.

16 Moderate S wind rain heavy west swell. Bar 30.30. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst working in cellar. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

17 Moderate south west wind misty damp sea rough. Bar 30.40. Light House Tender Heather passed the station going north at 4:30 PM.

18 Light south wind misty rain sea moderate. Bar 30.40. 1st and 2nd asst working around the grounds. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

19 Light south east wind lt rain misty damp sea rough. Bar 29.92. General duties for the day.

20 Light south west to west wind rain squalls sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper working on annual requisition. 1st asst working in his quarters. 2nd asst cutting grass at beach ???. Agate Beach Co hauling 2 cords wood to station to day.

21 Squally rain from N.W. to lt N. east wind clear sea mod. Bar 30.12. Keeper and 1st asst working in there respective quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. Agate Beach Company hauling cord wood to station.

22 Mod north east to easterly wind clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.06. The quarters of 1st and 2nd asst were inpsected by keeper to day found in good condition. No wood hauled to day.

23 Light east wind clear dry sea smooth west swell. Bar 30.20. Keeper sawing wood. 2nd asst washing. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

24 Light east to south east wind clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.10. Keeper cutting wood. 1st and 2nd asst pumping out water of cisten on west side.

25 Fresh southerly breeze misty rain to East wind heavy west swell. Bar 30.20. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

26 Fresh E to north east breeze clear dry sea mod. Bar 30.40. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower. The flash from Heceta Head Light this station all night. 12 cords of wood delivered to date by Agate Beach Co.

27 Fresh easterly breeze clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.20.Plastering in hall way of dwelling was cracked from wind shaking the house.

28 Mod south breeze to light S west wind sprinkles sea rough. Bar 30.14. Keeper showing 6 visitors in tower. 1st asst working in his cellar. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

29 Fresh southerly breeze rain sea moderate. Bar 30.20. Keeper working on annual requisition. 1st and 2nd asst cleaning cistern ??? dwelling and tower.

30 Light to moderate SE wind dry sea moderate. Bar 30.22. Keeper inspected quarters of 1st and 2nd asst found in good order. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Mailed annual requisition sent to Inspt.

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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon

1911

December

1st Light easterly wind clear dry warm sea smooth. Bar 30.20. Keeper showing 8 visitors in tower. 1st and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach.

2nd Light easterly wind part cloudy dry sea smooth. Bar 29.80. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

3 Light east to south east wind dry heavy west swell. Bar 29.8. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

4 Fresh south east breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.88. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop repaired locks on tower door. Agate Beach Co delivered 3 cords wood to day.

5 Fresh south east wind rain to north west wind rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29. Keeper working in shop. 1st asst making new stand for cistern. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

6 Light south east wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.22. Keeper and 2nd asst sawing wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Agate Beach Land Co delivered the last of ilm 18 cords of wood.

7 Light to moderate south wind sea moderate. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. Keeper inspected quarters of 1st & 2nd asst.

8 Light south east wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop and in there respective quarters.

9 Light south east wind squally showers sea moderate. Bar 30.12. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

10 Light south east wind showers sea moderate. Bar 30.40. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

11 Light south wind showers to north east clear sea moderate. Bar 30.51. Keeper and 2nd asst washing clothes. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12 Calm to light easterly wind clear dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.60. Keeper and 1st asst attaching well pump & stand to cistern. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13 Calm to light easterly wind clear dry sea moderate. Bar 30.30. Keeper and asst keepers filling oil butts with mineral oil 100 gallons.

14 Light south east wind dry sea smooth. Bar 30.02. Pickine sawed 19 1/2 cords of wood with morter power saw. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to vote for road.

15 Fresh south east breeze squally rain heavy west swell. Bar 29.80. Keeper inspected quarters of 1st and 2nd assts all in good order.

16 Fresh south east to east wind squally rain heavy west swell. Bar 29.5. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

17 Light east to north east wind dry heavy west swell. Bar 30.20. General duties for the day.

18 Light north east wind to north west wind dry sea mod. Bar 30.22. Keeper and asst keepers sawing and splitting kindling wood. 2 visitors shown in tower.

19 North west breeze rain squalls sea rough. Bar 30.28. Keeper and 1st asst splitting kindling wood. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

20 Light east to south east wind cloudy dry sea mod. Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers cutting up cord wood. Keeper inspected quarters of 1st & 2nd asst.

21 Light south east wind cloudy dry sea moderate. Bar 30.22. Keeper and asst keepers sawing and splitting cord wood. 2 visitors shown in tower.

22 South west breeze rain squalls sea rough. Bar 30.10. Keeper and 2nd asst sawing & splitting wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

23 Variable westerly winds rain squalls sea rough. Bar 29.75. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in there quarters. Keeper went to Newport for supplies.

24 Squally rain north west wind sea rough. Bar 29.98. General duties for the day.

25 West to north west wind squally rain. Bar 29.70. General duties for the day.

26 Fresh south to south east breeze rain squalls. Bar 29.50. Keeper and 1st asst washing. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

27 Fresh south to south west breeze rain squalls. Bar 29.46. Keeper and asst keepers sawing and splitting kindling wood.

28 Light south to east wind clear dry sea heavy west swell. Bar 29.60. Keeper and 2nd asst sawing and splitting wood. 1st asst went to Newport for mail. 6 visitors were shown in tower.

29 Light east wind to fresh south breeze rain sea rough. Bar 29.75. Keeper and asst keepers splitting kindling wood and cleaning up grounds.

30 Fresh south to south west breeze squally rain sea rough. Bar 29.80. 1st and 2nd asst working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail.

31 Moderate variable winds to north wind rain mixed with snow sea rough. Bar 30.1. General duties for the day. Visitors shown in tower.

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