Vol 446 RA Bensell letters YB repairs 1878

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RG 26 RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service

LETTERS RECEIVED BY THE LIGHTHOUSE SERVICE, 1829-1900

Miscellaneous

Sept. 1877 - June 1878 Vol. 446

Box 116 Entry 36

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Office of Light-House Engineer, 433 Thirteenth district, Portland, Oregon, January 2, 1878 R.A. Bensell Esg Yaquina Light station Newport, Oregon Sir, Your letter reporting repairs necessary of Yaquina station was forwarded by me to the Lighthouse Board, with the suggestion that repairs should be made. I have this day received a reply stating that “the board would prefer to spend no money on the station unless absolutely necessary” As the facts were plainly set forth in your letter and mine, I conclude that they

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do not approve of making the repairs asked for by you. I am *** Mr. Obdt. John M Milson Br. Col. H. S. B

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Newport, Oregon Jan 10, 1878 Hon J. H. Mitchell My dear sir, Enclosed please find a letter from the L.H. board, it is in answer to a letter of mine to Col. Ford M. Nelson, in which I stated that the condition of the Yaquina Light station was such as required some repairs. The storms to which this building is exposed penetrate the weather side making it very uncomfortable besides is rotting and damaging the building very much. I now use only three rooms out of eight, the remaining five rooms being during storming weather flooded with water. If in your judgment

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you can reach the matter and have my propsition filed in the office at Washington doors. The RR will be built in less than two years. This building will be valuable to the ** *** as a Light House on Custom House and may not be proper for you [to] exert any influence in what direction. I do no ask you to do ** deemed advisable of you Prties good Yours Truly R.A. Bensell

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