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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

February 12, 1906

The Light-House Board Washington D. C.

Sirs:-

Replying to Board's letter of February 6, 1906, No. 1053, enclosing letter from Hon. John M. Gearin, U.S. Senator, dated January 24, 1906, together with it enclosure, being a letter from Mr. Dan J. Maher, of Portland, Oregon, dated January 18, 1906, relative to lease or purchase of Light-House Reservation at entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon. I have the honor to report that this reservation was temporarily transferred to the War Department authority of the Secretary of the Treasury under date of October 24, 1888, in connection with the improvement of the entrance to Yaquina Bay. Should this work be again continued, a portion, at least, of this reservation will be required. Attention is respectfuly invited to joint report of the Inspector and Engineer of this District under date of September 24, 1903, bearing on this subject. In view of the above facts I would respectfully recommend that the reservation be not sold, but that it be leased on the

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condition that, should the government require the reservation, the lessee immediately vacate.

Respectfully yours,

S. W. Roessler

Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S. A., Enginer 13th Light-House District

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United States Senate, Washington, D. C.

January 24, 1906.

Light House Service Department of Commerce and Labor, 721 13 st;, N.W., Washington, D. C.

Gentleman:

I hand you herwith copy of a leter from Dan. J. Maher, Portland, Oregon, and will thank you if will furnish me with information regarding the question involved.

Sincerely yours,

John Gearin

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Commissioners C.F. Adams J. Driscoll G. B. Thomas J.C. Ainsworth A. L. Pease P.L. Willis C. F. Swigert

Port of Portland City Hall Portland,Oregon, January, 18th, 1906.

C.F. Swigert, President C.F. Adams, Treasurer A.L. Pease, Vice President J. Driscoll, Secretary Dan J. Maher, Clerk Of The Board

Hon. John M. Gearin, Washington, D. C.

My Dear Senator:-

Wishing to know the status of a Government Light-house District which has been once used, but is now abandoned; I am taking the liberty of addressing you and ask that you kindly lease or acquire by purchase such property. I do not know as it is the policy of our Government to let such proprty revert back to its original condition, I mean by this; say back to where you or I might take the same up, hence my quiry. The abandoned Light-House Site to which I refer is at Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Thanking you in anticipation of an answer to this letter, I am

Yours Very Truly.

Dan J. Maher

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

3 Inclosures. Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

October 5, 1906.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs:- Referring to Board's letter of August 27, 1906, No. 1053, authorizing repairs at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, I have the honor to enclose herewith proposals for lumber, etc., received in response to circular letter of September 22, 1906. The lowest proposal received is that of the Clatsop Mill Co., of Astoria, Oregon, in the sum of $168.63. The prices are considered reasonable and, the firm being responsibe, it is recommended that I be authorized to accept this proposal. Owing to the small amount involved, I have to request that the formality of contract be waived.

Respectfully your,

S. W. Roessler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S. A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Abstract of sealed proposals received in response to circular letter of September 22, 1906, for furnishing Lumber, Etc., for use in repairs at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon.

Name Address Bid.

Clatsop Mill Co., Astoria, Oregon. $168.63

Astoria Box Co., " " 189.12

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

S. W. Rossler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S. A. Engineer 13th Light-House District

Office Light-House Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon, October 1, 1906

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer, 13th District Portland, Oreg.

August 22, 1906.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs: I have the honor to report that the building occupied by the Second Assistant Keeper at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, is absolutely unfit for human habitation. This matter has been repeatedly reported and the recommendation for a new dwelling has been made in the Boards's last six annual reports. A carpenter work-shop and store house are urgently required, the present work shop building being old and dilapitated. It is believed that this building can be repaired and temporary quarters provided for this Keeper who is a single man. Authority is therefore respectfully requested to repair and remodel this building at a cost of not to exceed $500.00 per detailed estimate herewith, the cost to be paid from funds now on hand belonging to the appropriaton, Repairs & Incidental Expenses of Light-Houses, 1907. If this estimate be approved it is recommended that the work be done by hired labor and purchase of necessary materials

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under existing regulations, this being in my opinion the most economical and advantageous method for the Government.

Respectfully yours, S. W. Roessler Lieut. Col. Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.

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Abstract of sealed proposals received in response to circular letter of May 12, 1906, for Shingles for use in Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon.

Name Address Bid

Nordby Lumber Company Portland, Oregon $93.50

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

S. W. Roessler Lieut. Col., Corps of Engineers, U.S. A., Engineer 13th Light-House District.

Office of Light-House Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon May 21, 1906.

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