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(All communications should be addressed to "THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board

Washington, 7 June, 1888

Lieut. Uriel Sebree, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

Referring to your letter of 3 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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(All communications should be addressed to "THE CHAIRMAN OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, July 19th, 1889.

Lieut. Comdr. U. Sebree, U.S.N. Inspector 13th Light-house District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir:

As requested in your letter of 12 June '89, the Board approves your action in establishing buoys in the 13th Light-house District, as follows:

A 3rd class nun buoy, red, No. 2, on starboard side of channel, inside the bar, Yaquina Bay, Oreg.

An horizontal striped spar buoy on a shoal (not shown on the chart and called by you Argyle Shoal) in the norther part of Griffin Bay, Wash.

Hereafter you are requested to obtain the consent of the Board before establishing new aids to navigation, unless the case is one not permitting delay.

Respectfully,

???

Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary

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Enclosure.

(All communications should be addressed to "CHAIRMAN OF THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD".)

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, 16 December, 1889

Sir:

The Senate Committee on Commerce referred by its letter of 9 Dec. '89, to this Office for its opinion, Senate Bill 459, appropriating $80,000 for the establishment of a first order coast light-house on the headlands near Newport, at Yaquina Bay, Oregon. A copy of that bill is herewith enclosed.

An Adverse report was made upon this matter from your office by letter of 3 Jan'y '88, and the Board in formal session also made adverse report upon the proposition, but as the matter is again formally referred to this Office, you are again requested to make report upon the matter, taking into consideration any new facts which may have come to your knowledge since the date of the last report.

Respectfully,

???

Commander, U.S.N. Naval Secretary

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