1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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Coast Guard District narrative histories 1945

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Blackout (Page 43) - ^1 Blackout Plan. File 00-626 (14220/X-12)

Racon (Page 56) - ^1 Aray and Navy correspondence regarding the initial installations referred to the RADAR Beacons as "Raydon" and "Radon" as well as RACON

(Page 57) - ^2 Tatoosh Island RACON was established by the Navy on 1 February, 1943, and discontinued a year later.

(Page 57) - ^3 BuShip's Confidential letter, Serial C-979-384, dated 22 November, 1943.

(Page 57) - ^4 Directive from the Chief of Naval Operations(Op-20-Z) to The Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, serial 0569420, Confidential, dated 8 June, 1944

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Correspondence of LH board 1901-1910

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Abstract of sealed proposals received in response to circular letter of December 4, 1907, for Galvanized Iron Work for Tower Railing at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Ore.

Name Address Bid.Westerman Iron Works, Seattle, Wash. $128.40The Moran Company, " " 171.45Northwestern Iron Works, " " 151.00

I certify that the above is a true abstract of all bids received.

[unintelligible signature]Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U. S. A.,Engineer 13th Light-House District.

Office Light-House Engineer,Thirteenth District,Portland, Oregon, December 14, 1907.

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT. }OFFICE OF LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD }Form 83.--Ed. 5 20 1902 2,000. }

ESTIMATE OF COST OF PROPOSED WORKS.

Estimate for repairs to tower at Yaqui Head Light-Station, Oregon.

Galvanized iron work in railing $150.00Labor, fitting up and painting 50.00Traveling expenses and freight 25.00

Total---------------------------------------- $225.00

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TREASURY DEPARTMENT 1053OFFICE OF LIGHTHOUSE BOARD FORM 83.--Ed 5 20 1902 2,000.

ESTIMATE OF COST OF PROPOSED WORKS

Estimate for renewing Fences, Etc., at Yaquina Head Light-Station

Estimate Actual Cost

Lumber. 160.00

Nails and Hardware. 15.00

Paint and Oil. 45.00

Labor. 210.00Subsistence. 30.00

Traveling Expenses. 20.00

$ 480.00

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Department of Commerce and Labor

Telegram

11 Wu. Hg. Ev. 34 collect govt.

Portland Ogn., May 10, 1906.

Lighthouse Board,Washington, D. C.No objection to grant revocable permit life saving service to establishstation on old reservation Yaquina Bay and use present buildings if properrepairs are kept up.

WERLICH,

Inspector.

4:10 PM.

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United States Senate Washington, D. C., March 23, 1906.

Hon. William H. Taft, Secretary of War.

Sir:-

I have the honor to enclose herewith correspondence relating to an inquiry from Mr. Dan J Maher, clerk of the Port of Portland Commission, Portland, Oregon, who desires to know the status of a Government Lighthouse District, which has been once used, but is now abandoned. I will thank you to inform me on this subject, and beg to remain,

Sincerely yours,

James Gearin

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Department of Commerce and Labor

Office Of The Chief Clerk Washington

Chief of Bureau:

Please prepare a reply for the Secretary's signature, returning the original letter to this office with the reply.

By direction of the Secretary.

F. H. Bowen Chief Clerk.

6th indorsement War Deparment, April 18, 1906.

Respectfully refered to the Honorable the Secretary Department of Commerce and Labor, inviting attention to the foregoing report of the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army, and to the accompanying correspondence on the subject, and Senator Gearin so advised.

Robert Shaw Oliver

Asst. Secretary of War

W.D. Letter 4/18 1906 to Senator Gearin L.B. No. 13 page 446

Various stamps on page

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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY 11302 WAR DEPARTMENT MAR 26 1906

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGINEER 58859 WAR DEPARTMENT MAR 26 1906

Washington, March 23, 1906

105 I.Y.B. U.S. ENGINEER OFFICE APR 3 1906 PORTLAND, OREGON.

Gearin, Senator J.M.

Incloses correspondence in re inquiry of Dan.J.Maher, Clerk, Port of Portland,Ore., as to status of Government Light House after abandonment, at Yaquina Bay,Ore., and as to what interest Government retains in same, with a view to leasing or purchasing.

3 incls 15 May '06 ??? 13 ??? 4572 RH 1889 ??? REC'S BASE, OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGR APR 14 1906 Incs 1-3 acc'g REC'D MAR 26 1906 RECORD DIV. WAR DEPT. ???

***NEXT PAGE*** MAY 9 1906 LIGHT HOUSE BOARD 1053 RECEIVED

WAR DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, ???

ENCLOSURE

1954 March 28, 1906. 4547 Respectfully referred to Maj. T. W. Rossler, Corps of Engineers, for remark and recommendation. To be returned. By command of Brig. Gen. Mackenzie: ??? ??? Major, Corps of Engineers. 58859 Inclos. t- 3 accomp'g

3rd indorsement, U. S. Engineer Office, Portland,Oregon,Apr. 6, 1906.

1. Respectfully returned to the Cheif of Engineers,U.S.Army. 2. The reservation in question comprises about 36 acres. There is an old abandoned light house dwelling, with tower attached, on the ocean front. Also a dwelling formerly used for quarters in connection with the harbor improvement.

***NEXT PAGE*** 3. The light house was built in 1871 and the light has been discontinued since October 1, 1874, upon the completion of the first order light at Yaquina Head about 4 miles to the north. 4. The improvement of Yaquina Bay has been discontinued and as the War Department has no present use for the reservation, I would recommend that it be returned to the Department of Commerce and Labor, which now has jurosdiction over light house property.

S.W.Roessler Major,Corps of Engineers,U.S.A. 3-Inclos. 1-3. accompg. J.P.B. 105-I.Y.B.

Through- Col.W.H.Heuer, Corps of Engineers,U.S.Army, Division Engineer, Pacific Division, San Francisco, Cal.

4th indorsement. United States Engineer Office, Pacific Division, San Francisco, Cal. ,Apr.9,1906. Respectfully forwarded to the Chief of Engineers ,U.S.Army.

WH HEuer Colonel ,Corps of Engineers, Division Engineer. Inclos.1-3 accomp'g.

REC'D. OFFICE CHIEF OF ENGRS. APR 14 1906

***NEXT PAGE*** 5th indorsement. WAR DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS, WASHINGTON, APRIL 17, 1906.

1. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War. 2 Senator Gearin desires to the informed regarding the status of certain land, known as the Light-House Reservation, at Yaquina Bay, Oreg. 2. This reservation, comprising about 36 acres, was, by authority of the Secretary of the Treasury, dated October 24, 1888, transferred by the Light-House Board to the officer in charge of the improvement of Yaquina Bay, for the temporary use of the War Department, with the understanding that when no longer used by the said Department, or whenever required by the Board, the reservation and buildings should revert to the care of the Light-House Establishment. 3. Inviting attention to the report of Major Roessler, in 3d indorsement hereon, I recommend that the Department of Commerce and Labor be informed that, as the improvement of Yaquina Bay has been discontinued, the War Department has no present use for the reservation and there is no objection to the Light-House Establishment resuming possession and control thereof. I further recommend that Senator Gearin be informed of this action.

??? Mackenzie Brig. Gen., Chief of Engineer.

58859 Inclos. 1-3 accompg. ???

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Treasury Department

Washington

May 3, 1906.

Office of General Superintendent of Life-Saving Service

In Replying Quote these figures: L.R.92811/9

The Honorable The Secretry of Commerce and Labor

Sir:- Since the life-saving station at Yaquina Bay, Oregon, was located, changes have taken place on the beach and on the south side of the bay, near the harbor entrance, which make it desirable to relocate the station on the north side. It is understood that the old light-house reservation offers a desirable site for the station. It appears that this reservation, under date of October 24, 1888, was transferred to the War Department for temporary use. This Department has just been informed that on the 18th ultimo the War Deparment advised you that it had no present use for the reservation, and that there was no objection to the Light-House Establishment resuming possession and control thereof. I have the honor to request that, if not incompatible with the interests of the Light-House Establishment, permission be given the Life-Saving Service to occupt the reservation in question for life-saving purposes.

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United States Senate, WASHINGTON, D.C. April 30 1906.

Hon. Victor H. Metcalf,

Secretary of Commerce and Labor.

Sir: I have the honor to enclose a letter from the Hon. Assistant Secretary of War, relating to the status of certain lands, known as the lighthouse reservation, at Yaquina Bay, Oregon. I have been seeking information as to whether or not this land would be acquired by private parties, and will thank you to inform me thereon, and to return the letter I enclose, with your reply.

Sincerely yours, ???

Stamp reads: OFFICE OF THE CHIEF CLERK RECEIVED APR 21 1906 DEPT OF COMMERCE AND LABOR

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