Light-House Establishment Office of Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon., Oct. 18 1889. 21 Enclosures
The Light-House Board, Washington , D.C. Sirs: I have the honor to request authority for the following repairs to be made at Cape Foulweather Light Station, Oregon,
Cementing Cellar Floors, $254.00 The present floors are of brick which absorb and retain the moisture, causing the floor joist, sills, etc. to rot and making the cellars unfit for use. As this space is needed by the keepers it is proposed to put in concreting over the brick floors and where require, to cement the walls. Drainage of grounds, $83.00 The natural slopes of the grounds around the dwelling are such as to cause the water to run towards the cellars, and
keep the foundation walls of the dwelling constantly damp. To avoid this growing trouble it is proposed to subdrain the grounds with tile piping.
Concrete walks, $140.00
To complete the work around the premises it will be necessary to lay new foot walks to replace the old ones, which have become worn out.
The winds blow with such force that ordinary wood walks are of little value, and it is proposed to replace the present ones with concrete as the most economical and desirable.
Repairs to dwelling, barn, etc. $116.00
The roof of the barn requires new gutters and repairs to conductors. The roof of dwelling needs some repairs and some of the water conductors should be renewed. A new window is to be put in and other small repairs made. The cornices of the work room attached to tower require repairs and this fences and gates are to be put in order.
I respectfully recommend that the work be done by hired labor and that the materials be purchased in open market, as indicated on form 97, enclosed herewith, and in conformity with the birds received for the materials needed, which with the abstracts are also enclosed.
Should authority be given for this work, it is recommended that the following birds be accepted. The Hand Mfg. Co., $6.00 The J. McCraken Co., 91.00 L.W. Wycoop, 26.91 The J. McCraken Co., 9.50
All of the above being the lowest bidders. Respectfully yours, Jose Pool Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., Engineer, 13th Light-House Dist.
Light-House Board, 97-7-90-91-1,000 Office of Light-House Engineer Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon October 17, 1984.
To the Light-House Board. Sirs: I have the honor to ask authority to procure by open purchase the articles named below, and to dispense with advertisement and formal contract, the case being one where immediate delivery or performance is required such pubic exigency as is provided for in Section 3709 of the Revised Statues. Respectfully, yours, Jose Pool Major Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer 13th Light-House District.
No. or Quantity Articles Application Estimated Cost
1 Window Frame 6.00 & sash 3.5 lbs Portland cement 91.00 80 ft Copper strip 12.00 1 g.i. elbow .25 8 ft 3” g.i. conductors Repairs to dwelling and barn, .96 2 “ 4” “ “ cementing cellar floors, drainage of 8.40 2 pcs. galv. Iron 13’x20” grounds at Cape Foulweather Light 4.20 3 lbs shingle nails Station, Oregon. .20 2 “ Copper “ .90 200 ft 3” drain tiling 5.00 150 “ 4” “ “ 4.50
*To be paid for from funds in hand Appropriation for Repairs of Light House 1895
*State whether funds are “in hand,” “allotted,” or request is made for allotment.