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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather

January 1891

24 For the day the barometer is going up Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M.

25 Light to moderate breeze South with fog and rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for day - keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.

26 Moderate to fresh breeze south to N. West these 24 hours with rain and hail. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and Mr I.L. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. showery first part of 24 hours. last part light N.W. wind & calm with rain. Sea Quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport

28 Light to moderate wind N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry & fair weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth- General duties for the day Keeper working in shop. 1st Asst & Mr. Smith went up north beach.

29 Light N.W. to S.East wind to N.W. these 24 hours with fog showers during the 24 hours Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing today.

30 Light to moderate N.W. wind these 24 hours with rain and fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to newport today.

31 Light N.W. to S. East and South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours Sea quite smooth. The barometer is going down. General duties for the day.

February
1 Light to moderate breeze South to North-West these 24 hours little showery first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours clearing weather and little cool. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper took mail to Newport.

2 Light to moderate breeze East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather- Sea quite smooth. Keeper scrubbing out oil and office floors. Also changing the burner in Lenses.

3 Light to moderate + fresh breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst & Mr. Smith working in garden. Mr. Smith and Keeper went fishing.

4 Light wind to moderate breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. Dry first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours showery. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper Frank M. Plummer went to Newport to get some supplies. Left the station at 10 A.M.

5 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South with rain shower during the 24 hour. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. 1st asst & Mr. Smith killed a pig today. Frank M. Plummer returned to the station at 1 P.M. Mr. I L Smith went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 3 P.M.

6 Fresh and strong breeze S. to South West & West these 24 hours with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith returned to the Station at 3 P.M.

7 Fresh breeze N.W. to light East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain hail & snow squalls. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after the mail.

8 Light east wind these 24 hours with clean fair but cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing today.

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gkazebier

Head Keeper - Frank Plummer, First Assistant -Edward Rice, *Laborer - Isaac L. Smith *Note the position of Isaac L. Smith was "Laborer" until he was official hired and sworn in as "Second Assistant keeper" in November 1891. From June 1890 to November 1891 the position of 2nd Assistant keeper (which required a "trained" keeper to operate the lamp) remained unfilled.

gkazebier

Jan. 25th keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.