B. Enclosures: One. Subject: Yaquina Bay Whistling Buoy. July 14, 1893 Bearings.
Sir: Referring to forms 87 for Yaquina Bay Outside Bar Whistling Buoy, seacoast of Oregon, transmitted with your letter of 3 July '93, it is found in plotting the position of the buoy on Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 6057 by the sextant angles, using them in two sets, that the two positions are almost identical, while the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and on Yaquina Old Tower of the four bearings given, do not cut the position by angles. The sextant angles and the chart seem to indicate that the bearings on Yaquina Head (Cape Foulweather) Light-House and Yaquina Old Tower should be, respectively, approximately N. and N.E. 1/8 N.
The Board requests you to revise and return From 87 inclosed.
(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD") Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board, M.M.B. Washington, 9 Oct. '93 Inclosures..... One Subject: Yaquina Bay, Oreg. Additional Lights.
The Board requests you to confer with the Engineer of the District, and with him make a joint report and recommendation as to the necessity for the lights in question. The Engineer has been requested to make an estimate of the cost of these lights, if any are recommended, which should be embodied in the joint report.
5 March, 1890
Referring to your letter of 2 Jan'y '90, relating to Senate bill No. 459, making an appropriation for the purchase of a site and the construction of a light-house on the headlands near Newport in Yaquina Bay, Oregon, you are informed that the Board considered the matter at its session of 3 March, and finds itself unable to recommend the passage of the bill in question.
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Letterhead: Treasury Department OFFICE OF THE LIGHT HOUSE BOARD Washington, [typed date inserted] 8 March, 1890.
Lieut. Comdr. W.W. Rhoades, U.S.N., Inspector 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.
Sir: [ink mark, possibly initial???]
Referring to the joint report of yourself and the Engineer of the 13th Light-House District dated 29 Jan'y '90, the Board at its session of 3 March '90, ordered that measures be taken to obtain an appropriation for the establishment of harbor lights in Yaquina Bay, Oregon.
[unintelligible signature] Major of Engineers, U.S.A.,