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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1896

May

3: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S.W. with rain tehse 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Farallon sailed at 5 A.M. for San Francisco. Barometer 29.50

4: Gale to fresh breeze S.E. to S. & S.W. thee 24 hours with rain, hail, thunder, and lightening. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day.Barometer 29.45 to 29.70. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Left the Station at 2.30 P.M. Keeper working in shop painting flower pots. U.S. Light House tender Manzanita arrived off the Yaquina bar at 3.30 P.M. from the South and crossed into Newport at 5.40 P.M.

5: [in a different hand] Inspected station by order of Cmdr O.W. Farenholt U.S.N. Inspector 13th??? L.H. District by Theo Barker - Inspector's Clerk.

5: Light W.N.W. wind to moderate and fresh breeze thee 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day. 2nd asst to Newport. Barometer 29.90. Mr. Theo Barker, Commander O.W. Farenholt, Light-House Inspector's Clerk arrived at the station at 10.30 A.M., made Inspection and left for Newport 11.30 A.M.

6: Fresh to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with high dry fog last part of 24 hours. First part of 24 hours frequent rain showers. Sea quite rough. Keeper working in garden on the beach. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.00 today. James B. Hermann 2nd asst returned to the station at 10.40 A.M. from Newport where he had been to procure supplies & recreation. U.S. L.H. Tender crossed out over Yaquina at 7 A.M. and passed this light going north.

7: Light wind to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with light rain showers. sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst James B. Hermann went to Newport after supplies. Barometer down to 29.96 today.

8: Fresh breeze W.N.W. to N.West with frequent rain and hail squalls these 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80

9: Light variable winds these 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had two visitors today. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.90 to 30.00 today.

10: Light wind to moderate breeze E. to S.E. and South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hour hard rain. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer down to 29.80 to 29.49 today.

11: Fresh and strong breeze South to N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.West with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper fileing saw. 1st asst went fishing and went to Newport after supplies and mail. Barometer 29.50 to 29.90 today.

12: Light variable winds with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair and warmer weather. Sea rough. Keeper and 2nd cleaning barn preparing to paint it. Keeper mixing paint to paint barn & workshop & Dwelling. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail. Barometer 30.30 to 30.40 today.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze North these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine and cool weather. sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 30.40 today.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze North to W.N.West these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies. Barometer 30.40 to 30.15 today.

15: Fresh variable winds first part of 24 hours with frequent rain and hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and breeze South, rain. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst working in garden. 1st asst went fishing. Had 4 visitors. Barometer 29.99 to 29.80

16: Fresh breeze to light wind S. to S.W. and West with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S.W. to West with rain & hail squalls. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. Barometer 29.55 to 29.90 today.

17: Moderate breeze to light S.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, cloudy and little fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst showing three visitors in the Tower. Barometer 29.97 today.

18: Light variable winds with cloudy weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West, clear, fine and warmer weather. Sea smooth. Str Farallon arrived from San Francisco at 1 P.M. Keeper painting the barn today. Keepers [continued on following page page]

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