1912-14 Keeper Logs

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January 1912

1st: Lt. East to Northeast wind clear day sea mod Bar 3020 general duties for the day. J.W. Collins left station at 4:00 P.M. for Newport

2nd: Lt East wind cloudy day sea smooth Bar 3022 Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst returned to station at 2:00 P.M.

3rd: Lt East wind clear day cool sea smooth Bar 3025 Keeper and asst helpers sawing and splitting wood

4: Lt East to Southeast breeze rain sea moderate Bar 3004 Keeper and 2nd asst sawing and splitting wood 1st asst went to Newport for mail

5: Moderate Southwest to southerly breeze rain squalls sea moderate Bar 30.3 Keeper and asst sawing and splitting wood Keeper inspected quarters of 1st and 2nd asst

6th: Southwest to southeast 1/2 gale rain sea rough Bar 2962 Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters

7: South wind rain to E wind day cold freezing weather sea mod Bar 2990 general duties for the day Keeper went to Newport for mail

8: Southwest wind squally rain sea rough Bar 2975 Keeper left station for Newport at 9:00 A.M. to get supplies sent by Inspector to State

9: Southwest to westerly breeze equally rain sea rough Bar 2980 Keeper returned to station 12:30 P.M. bringing vapor oil tank and four cases of alcohol from Newport

10: Light south wind cloudy day sea smooth Bar 29.85 Keeper and asst cleaned all brass work in tower installed new vapor oil, oil tank, in place of leaky one

11: Fresh south west to southerly breeze heavy rain sea rough Bar 2972 Keeper and 2nd asst working in there quarters 1st asst went to Newport for mail

12: Fresh southeast breeze rain sea rough Bar 29.80 Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters and sawing wood

13: Fresh south east breeze misty rain sea rough Bar 30.08 First and 2nd asst working in these quarters. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies

14: Light northerly wind cloudy day sea smooth Bar 29.76 General duties for the day Keeper sawing wood

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306 JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon 1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC. Feb1: Fresh to moderate east wind dry heavy west swell Bar 3008. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning up grounds 1st asst went to Newport for mail

2: East to north east wind & warn dry sea mod Bar 3010. Keeper inspected station and asst keepers quarters

3: Calm to light south east wind to rain sea mod Bar 2998. 1st and 2nd asst working in the shop Keeper went to Newport for mail

4: Moderate east to south east wind rain heavy west swell Bar 2998. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 2 visitors in the tower

5: Light north east wind clear day sea smooth Bar 3002. Keeper painting 1st and 2nd asst working in their quarters

6: Light east to south east wind showers misty sea mod Bar 2980. Keeper painting his kitchen. 1st asst washing clothes. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

7: Fresh south east breeze rain sea rough Bar 3002. Keeper paintin in his quarters 1st asst working in his quarters 2nd asst left station at 4:30pm

8: Fresh south east breeze to half a gale sea rough Bar 2990. Keeper working in his quarters 1st asst working in shop 2nd asst returned to station at 1:00pm

9: Fresh south east breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 2980. Keeper painting his back hall. 2nd ast working in his quarters 1st asst went to Newport for mail

10: Fresh south east breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 2998. First and 2nd asst keepers working in their quarters Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies

11: Light south to variable winds dry sea moderate Bar 3010. General duties for the day 2nd asst showed two visitors in the tower

12: Light to fresh south east breeze rain sea rough Bar 3008. Keeper and 1st asst working in their quarters 2nd asst rapairing fence and showing 3 visitors in tower

13: Moderate southeast wind light rain sea rough Bar 2998. Keeper and 1st asst working in their respective quarters 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

14: Fresh south east breeze ligth rain sea rough Bar 2990. Keeper and asst keepers stringing new wire on east boundary fence and repairing same

15: Fresh south east breeze to half a gale stormy rain sea rough Bar 2990. Keeper inspected station and asst keepers quarters. 1st asst went to Newport for mail

16: Light to fresh south east breeze stormy rain sea rough Bar 2996. Keeper and asst keepers working in their respective quarters and general work at station

17: Moderate south to south west wind squally rain sea rough Bar 2998. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in shop Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies

18: Light west to north west wind rain squalls sea moderate Bar 3040. General duties for the day 6 visitors were shown in the tower

19: Light N.east to east wind clear day sea smooth Bar 3038. Keeper and 1st asst washing clothes and 2nd asst working in the garden

20: Moderate north west breeze rain squalls sea moderate Bar 3030. Keeper working in shop 1st asst washing and showing 2 visitors in tower 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

21: Light east to south east wind dry warm sea mod Bar 3008. Keeper inspected quarters of 1st and 2nd and general duties for the day

22: Fresh south east breeze rain to fresh north west breeze and rain squalls sea rough Bar. General duties for the day first asst went to Newport for mail and supplies

23: Fresh north west breeze rain squalls sea rough Bar 3038. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters and in the garden

24: Light north west to northerly wind dry sea smooth Bar 3035. First and second assistant cutting wood on the beach. Keeper went to Newport for mail

25: Fresh to light south east wind rain sea moderate Bar 3014. General duties for the day Keeper showing 4 visitors in tower 1st and 2nd asst getting wood from the beach

26: Light variable winds misty showers sea smooth Bar 3012. Keeper working in the shop. 1st and 2nd asst cutting wood on the beach

27: Calm to light NW wind shower to East wind clear sea calm Bar 3010. Keeper working in barn 1st asst showing 5 visitors in the tower 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

28: Fresh easterly breeze clear dry to calm sea smooth Bar 2998. The station and and all quarters were inspected today by Keeper. All keepers working in garden

29: Calm to light north east wind clear day sea smooth Bar 2980. Keeper showing visitors in tower 2nd asst working in garden 2st asst went to Newport for mail

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306 JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon 1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC. March 1: Light east to north wind hail squalls sea mod Bar 29.65 Keeper and asst keepers working in garden. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in the tower.

2: Light east to north east breeze cool clear day sea smooth Bar 30.04. 1st and 2nd asst getting wood on the beach. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

3: Light east to northerly breeze clear cool dry sea smooth Bar 29.84. General duties for the day. 8 visitors were shown in the tower by all keepers.

4: Fresh to moderate easterly breeze cool dry sea smooth Bar 29.64. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden.

5: Light south east wind showers sea smooth Bar 29.51. Keeper and 1st asst washing clothes. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

6: Light south east wind showers sea smooth Bar 29.48. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers. All keepers working in the garden.

7: Moderate south east breeze cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 29.56. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the garden. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

8: Moderate south east wind showers to North east wind dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and asst keepers working in the garden and carpenter shop. Put 10 cans of mineral oil in oil Butts.

9: Variable easterly breeze dry cool heavy west swell Bar 29.72. First and second asst painting. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

10: Light easterly breeze clear dry cool sea smooth Bar 29.59. General duties for the day. Keeper and asst keepers showing visitors in the tower.

11: Moderate east to north east breeze dry sea smooth Bar 29.50. Keeper and asst keepers working in carpenters shop and in garden.

12: Light east to south east wind dry sea smooth Bar 29.51. Keeper working in the shop. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

13: Moderate south east wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 30.00. Keeper and asst keepers working in shop. Station and quarters inspected by Keeper.

14: Fresh south east breeze rain squalls stormy sea rough Bar 29.64. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

15: Fresh south to south west wind rain and hail squalls sea mod Bar 29.90. Keeper working in shop. 1st and 2nd asst working in the garden.

16: Mod south west breeze hail and rain squalls sea moderate Bar 29.60. First and 2nd assts working in the shop. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

17: Mod south west to westerly winds hail and rain squalls sea mod Bar 30.06. General duties for the day.

18: Fresh south west to westerly winds hail and rain squalls sea rough Bar 30.10 Keeper and asst keepers washing and working in there respective quarters.

19: Light to fresh north west wind rain squalls to lt E wind sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper showing visitors in the tower. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

20: Light east to north east wind clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper inspected station and quarters of keepers today. Keeper and asst working in the garden.

21: Light north east wind to calm sea smooth dry weather Bar 30.10. Keeper and 2nd asst working in the shop. 1st asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

22: Light north east wind to calm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. Keeper and 2nd asst working in shop. 1st asst working in the garden.

23: Light north to north west wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.10. First and second assistants working in garden. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

24: Light to fresh northerly breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.01. General duties for the day. 18 visitors were shown in the tower.

25: Moderate northerly breeze clear dry to hazy sea smooth Bar 29.91. Keeper working around the grounds. 1st and 2nd assts washing clothes etc.

26: Light north to north west wind showers to calm sea smooth Bar 29.98. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

27: Light north west to south west wind showers sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers.

28: Fresh north to north west breeze rain squalls sea rough Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers working in garden and around the grounds. 1st asst left station at 3:30 P.M.

29: North west wind blustery rain squalls sea rough Bar 30.00. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working around the grounds. 1st asst returned to station at 7:30 a.m. Keeper went to Newport for mail & supplies.

30: Light to fresh northerly breeze to calm dry heavy west swell Bar 30.06. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd asst showing visitors in the tower.

31: Moderate northerly breeze to calm dry sea heavy west swell Bar 30.02.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306 JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon 1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC. April 1: Light south east wind cleary to hazy fog damp sea smooth Bar 29.98. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop and in the garden.

2: Light south east wind rain fog sea smooth Bar 29.80. Keeper and 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies.

3: Light south west to north west winds rain squalls sea mod Bar 29.88. Keeper inspected station and quarters of asst keepers.

4: Light variable westerly winds showers sea smooth Bar 30.01. Keeper and 2nd asst working around the grounds. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

5: Variable westerly winds squally showers sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keeepers working in garden and in the shop.

6: Fresh south east breeze occational showers sea rough Bar 29.90. 1st and 2nd asst keepers working in there respective quarters. Keeper went to newport for mail.

7: Light to moderate north west breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth bar 30.02. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing 4 visitors in the tower.

8: Calm to moderate north west breeze clear dry sea mod Bar 30.01. Keeper and asst keepers cleaned all white paint work in lantern & watch room. Swept wall of tower top & bottom.

9: Fresh north west breeze cloudy dry sea rough Bar 29.60. Keeper and 1st asst painted all white iron interior of lantern. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

10: Moderate north west breeze squally lt showers sea moderate Bar 29.68. Keeper and asst keepers cleaning and painting watch room of tower.

11: Fresh northerly breeze cloudy dry sea rough Bar 29.66. Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning and painting watch room and tower windows. 1st asst went to Newport for mail.

12: Light variable west wind showers to light south wind sea moderate Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers scrubbed tower stairs and all paint work in work shop on north side.

13: Calm to light northerly breeze clear dry sea smooth Bar 29.98. 1st and 2nd asst painted tower stairs all ??? half of tread & balister??? keeper went to newport for mail.

14: Calm to light northerly wind cloudy dry sea smooth Bar 30.04. General duties for the day.

15: Light northerly breeze to calm dry sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and asst keepers painted brackets and panels also window sashes under lower balcony outside.

16: Light west wind showers damp sea smooth Bar 30.20. Keeper and 1st asst scrubbed south work room of tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail. 1st asst showed 8 visitors in tower.

17: Moderate south west breeze showers misty damp sea moderate Bar 30.18. Keeper 1st & 2nd asst painted all windows and window sashes in tower hall & work room & blackened the heater.

April 18: Station inspected. Observations and orders: There is not enough system order and cleanliness in the storeroom workshop etc. Store a place for everything and keep everything in its place. Tear down the old contractors house, the old carriage shed and the waste tank at the barn. Scale iron on balcony of tower especially on iron ladder. White wash inside of tower. Continue painting when necessary. Steny L. Beck, Inspector .

19th: Variable westerly winds squally showers sea smooth Bar 30.10. Keeper and asst keepers working in the shop.

20th: Variable westerly winds showers sea smooth Bar 29.96. Keeper and asst keepers painted roof - upper & lower gallery & railing parapet & floor of gallery. Scaled iron rust from iron ladder.

21: Westerly winds showers to clear sea smooth Bar 30.02. General duties for the day. Keeper and assts showing visitors in tower.

22: East to south west wind clear till 3:00 P.M. then showers sea smooth Bar 30.02. Scraped and red leaded foundation and water table of tower. Painting oil house & lattice front of privy.

23: Light south east breeze rain squally sea moderate Bar 29.96. Keeper and 1st asst put soft patch on storm door of Tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail.

24: Light east to south west winds showers sea smooth Bar 29.90. Keeper and asst keepers polishing lens. Keeper made inspection of all keepers quarters.

25: Light northerly breeze to calm clear dry sea smooth Bar 30.02. Keeper and asst keepers painting oil house lattice work & scraped and painted Tower foundation. 1st asst went to newport for mail.

26: Light northerly wind to calm clear sea smooth Bar 29.94. Keeper and asst keepers finished painting oil house, lattice work, and Tower foundation.

27: Light to squally southerly breeze showers misty sea mod Bar 29.66. 1st and 2nd assts washing clothes etc. Keeper went to Newport for mail and supplies.

28: Light southerly wind rain misty damp sea smooth Bar 29.25. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower.

29: Fresh south east breeze rain misty sea rough Bar 29.70. Keeper and asst keepers polished all brass work in the tower and work room.

30: Fresh southerly breeze squally rain sea mod Bar 29.40. Keeper and 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail and supplies. Recvd from ??? invoice ??? for hauling supplies. From ??? Invoice of 6 ??? time.

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LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD Form 306 JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head Oregon 1912 MONTH. DAY. RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS AT THE STATION, BAD WEATHER, ETC.

May 1st: Fresh south west shifting to north west breeze squally rain sea mod Bar 3010. Keeper and asst keepers working in there respective quarters. 2nd asst left station for Newport at 5:00PM

2: Light north west wind squally showers sea smooth Bar 3030. 2nd asst returned to station at 9:00 AM. All keepers at work tearing down wagon shed. All empty oil cans were put in Barn.

3: Calm to light westerly wind misty showers sea calm Bar 3028. Keeper and asst keepers tearing down wagon shed, water tank and cleaning up grounds.

4: Light southerly wind fog damp misty sea smooth Bar 3004. 1st and 2nd tearing down old contractors house. Keeper went to Newport to see about the supplies. McDonalds team delivered a few of their supplies today.

5: Light southerly wind fine rain misty to northerly breeze dry sea south Bar 300?. General duties for the day 5 visitors were shown in the tower.

6: Light to fresh northerly breeze clear dry sea rough Bar 3004. F. H. McDonald team delivered part of their supplies today. Keeper and asst rigging staging for painting.

7: Fresh northerly breeze thick fog damp sea rough Bar 2980. McDonalds team brough out a few of their supplies today. Keeper and 1st asst whitewashing tower. 2nd asst went to Newport for mail

8: Fresh northerly breeze thing fog to clear dry sea rough Bar 300? Two cases of oil mineral and 2 ??? lime delivered by McDonalds team, Keeper and assts scraping off whitewash inside tower

9: Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea moderate Bar 3001. Keeper and 2nd asst painting on west end of dwelling and putting ??? ??? inside of tower

10: Fresh north west breeze clear dry sea rough Bar 3010.

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