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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1893

July 21: Cloudy but dry and fair weather during 24 hous - Sea smooth - Keeper & 1st Asst went fishing - 1st Asst also working in garden & showing visitor in tower - Had seven visitors - 2nd Asst went to Newport after the mail.

22: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport after the mail - Had eleven visitors today - 1st Asst taking covers off of coal oil [boxes???] ready to empty.

23: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day.

24: Moderate breeze to light wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N. West with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had two visitors today - Keeper emptying 200 Gallons of mineral oil from [cases???] in two oil-butts - 2nd Asst went to Newport on business - Left station at 10:30 A.M.

25: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with heigh fog glying most of the time - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had 21 visitors today - Keeper & 1st Asst. showing visitors in tower - 2nd Asst. returned to the station at 10 A.M.

26: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Had two visitors - Keeper and 2nd Asst. went to Newport today.

27: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had seven visitors today - 1st Asst. went to Newport today.

28: Fresh and moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had thirteen visitors today - Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport after supplies.

29: Moderate breeze N. West to light variable winds with a little dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh to strong breeze N. West with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived from Sanfrancisco - Had 5 visitors today.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West with a little damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had three visitors - Keeper & 2nd Asst. went to Newport today.

31: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N. West with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper showing eleven visitors in tower - 1st Asst. went fishing.

August 1: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but mostly fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st Asst. went fishing - Keeper and 2nd Asst went to Newport to take the mail & get supplies.

2: Light variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - 1st Asst. went fishing and to Newport - Keeper & 2nd Asst showing 18 visitors in tower.

3: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went up north beach at a picknic - Had five visitors today - The barometer stands 29.96 today.

4: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours fair weather - Last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea a little rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st & 2nd Assts. showing 27 visitors in tower - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed for Sanfrancisco today.

5: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 24 hours fair weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - 1st Asst. showing 12 visitors in tower - Keeper & 2nd Asst went to Newport.

6: Light S. East wind & calm these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 2nd Asst. showing visitors in tower 1st Asst. went fishing - Had eleven visitors.

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Head Keeper - Frank Plummer, First Assistant -Edward Rice, Second Assistant - Isaac L. Smith