Box 251 YB YH reprimand stove 1874 to 1875

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21 Dec. 7

Captain C.F. Powell, U.S.A. Engineer 13th L.H. Dist., Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Enclosed is transmitted Senate Bill No. 706, introduced 13 Dec '87, providing for the purchase of a site and the construction of a light-house on the headlands near Newport, at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

The Board requests that you will report with recommendation, and approximate estime of cost, your views as to the advisability and practicality of establishing a first order coast light on the headlands in question as proposed by this

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this bill.

Respectfully,

James ??? Major of Engineers U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

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Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, 7 June, 1888

Major T.H. Handbury, U.S.A. Engineer 13th L.H. District Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 11 Jan'y, '88, relating to the establishment of a 1st order coast light-house on the headlands near Newport, at Yaquina Bay, Oreg., I have to inform you that the Board at its session held on 4 June, '88, considered the subject and came to the conclusion that there is at present no necessity for the establishment of a 1st order coast light-house at Yaquina Bay, Oreg., in view of the fact that the 1st order coast light on Yaquina Head, known as Cape Foulweather light is less than four miles north of the entrance to Yaquina Bay; that the channel is very narrow and that no vessels are ever known to attempt the bar at night; and that there is a whistling buoy off the entrance to Yaquina Bay.

Respectfully,

James ???

Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

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Treasury Deparment Office of the Light-House Board 25 Oct 1888

Major Thomas H. Handbury U.S.A. Engineer 13th L.H. Dist. Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 12 Oct. '88, regarding the Yaquina Bay, Oreg. light-house reservation, under authority granted by the Honorable, the Secretary of the Treasury in his letter of 24 Oct. '88, the Board authorizes you to transfer to the Engineer Officer in charge of the improvement of the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oreg., the reservation in question, together with the buildings thereon, for the temporary use of the War Department, with the understanding that when no longer used by said department, or whenever

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required by the Board, the reservation and buildings shall revert to the care of the Light House Establishment.

For your further information on this subject and for file with the title papers in your office, there is enclosed a copy of the Secretary's letter authorizing the transfer of the reservation to the War Department.

Respectfully,

James ???

Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

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