Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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RG 26 - RECORDS OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD

Lighthouse Service LETTERS RECIEVED FROM DISTRICT ENGINEERS AND INSPECTORS, FEB. 1853 - DEC. 1900

Thirteenth District Inspector, July 1884 - June 1885 Vol. 631

Box 387 Entry 24

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No. 598 – Cape Foulweather (3d) In July and Aug a new drain of 6 in fire clay pipe and 90 ft. long, was laid by the keepers from the vaults at dwelling to the bluff. The kitchen sink drains, well trapped, were constructed with the new drain. In Sept. and Oct. an apparatus for hoisting supplies and material from the beach to the top of the bluff was constructed opposite a sheltered cove affording a good boat landing on the southwest side of the Cape, about 1000ft from the light-house. The apparatus consist of a tramway, 3ft. wide and 130 ft. long, extending up the slope of the bluff, which is 85 ft. high, and a suitable car with geared winch at top. A snatch block was also provided for hauling up light loads with a team of horses. Steps were fitted between the sides of the tramway for convenience of passage.

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In June the roof of kitchen at principal keeper’s dwelling and part of roof of 2nd assistant keeper’s dwelling were re-shingled. A new sill was placed under the latter building. About 150 tons of gravel were hauled up from the beach by the tramway and used in repairing roads and filling up holes around the tower where the sand had been blown out.

(4th) The station is in good condition.

No. 599 – Tillamook Rock (3d) In July, the keepers fitted a steam jet in the smoke stack and dampers in the branches of the stack in order to increase the draught of the furnaces; for the same purpose four grate-bars with larger spaces were place in the furnace. In October, some broken places in the galv. Iron

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that for Shoalwater Bay. Coast about $350.00.

The five 1st Order light stations in this district will have to be provided with oil-houses before the mineral oil lamps are put in as none of these stations have suitable storage room. The houses should all be of brick and of same size (16’4” x 11’10”) as in plan sent by the board. The stations and estimated cost of oil-house for each are as follows: Tillamook Rock $1818.83 Cape Orford (Blanco) 1818.83 Cape Flattery 1818.83 Cape Foulweather 1563.83 Cape Disappointment 1606.83

Detailed estimates are enclosed for the two sizes of brick houses, with changes for the different stations noted on them. The stations are arranged in the order of

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon August 19th 1884

To the Chairman of the Light-House Board Washington DC

Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith, report of engineer operations in this district during the month of July.

542 – Cape Blanco The lumber for the new barn having been delivered, its erection was commenced on the 11th, and the work was about one-third completed as the end of the month. Yaquina (Light discontinued) A topographical survey of the lighthouse land was made. The boundary was already marked by stone monuments.

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