To the Chairman Of the Light House Board. Washington, D.C.
Sir: Referring to the Board’s letter of May 10th, 1886. requesting plots of the light station of this district, I have the honor to forward in separate package plots of the following stations:---- Cape Blanco. Cape Arago. Cape Foulweather. Tillamook Rock. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant. Chas F. Lowell Captain of Engineers Enclosures in separate package) Engineer 13th L.H. Dist.
To the Chairman Of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith report of engineer operations in this district for month of June, 1886. 626 – Cape Blanco. Lumber and posts for re-building fence around dwelling and tower were delivered at the station. 627 – Cape Arago The re-building of the tramway and steps, from beach to the top of bluff, was completed. The timbers of the new work were raised clear of the ground and all the lumber was planed and painted.
The new sink in kitchen on upper floor was enclosed by a wood casing, with cupboard doors fitted therein. The water supply and drain pipes for the sink, on outside of building, were enclosed in a box. A small milk closet was made in the cellar. Posts with a board rail at top were put up for a barb wire fence, commencing where the east boundary fence crosses the road and running west along the south side of the road to the bluff; then southerly along the top of the bluff to the south end of the east boundary fence. The wire will be placed on when it is delivered by the tender. A double gate was placed in the fence near the west end of the road and opposite the site of the new barn. 628 – Cape Foulweather. The new barn, commenced last month,
was completed, under the bid of D. P. Blue, contract having been waived. The barn is two story, 20 ft. x 45 ft. divided into 3 compartments, each having 3 stalls and a store-room on the lower floor, and a hay loft on the upper floor. 629 – Tillamook Rock. Advertisements were issued for bids for furnishing the iron and wood work to re-build the landing bridge. The lowest bid was by Trenkman and Wolff, Portland, Or., which was accepted. The contract was signed and forwarded June 30th. An apparatus for obtaining a supply of salt water for running the fog-signal in case of failure of the cisterns was sent to the station. The apparatus consists of a forcing injector with 25 ft.