1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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Office of Light-House Engineer, Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon, Aug 21, 1872

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith a communication from Chas L. Brown, contractor for Light Keepers’ Dwelling at Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Og’n, and to recommend that the extension of time asked for, sixty days (60), be granted, as I think the delays have been caused by difficulties connected with transportation, and that due diligence has been used by the contractor. Notwithstanding all my efforts to secure transportation of materials for the L.H. Tower at Cape Foulweather, fully half the season has been lost by unavoidable delays from lack of materials at the Cape.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Henry M. Robert Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Thirteenth District

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PORTLAND, OREGON

August 21, 1872

HENRY M. ROBERT, Maj. Of Engr’s & L.H. Eng’r Thirteenth District.

Encloses communication, asking 60 days extension of time, from Chas L. Brown, Foulweather Contractor, & recommends granting extension.

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(Stamped) OFFICE OF THE LIGHT HOUSE BOARD, SEP 3 1872

Answ’d September 3 / 72

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(burned page corner) report, & estimate for repairs & improvements. Cadiz Hook, New Dungenness, Smith’s Island, & Admiralty Head Light Stations, Wash, Ter. Made careful inspection (with LH Clerk) with reference to Repairs & improvements, which are much needed at these stations, where no Engineer Officer has inspected for several years. Inspection Reports, Estimates will be forwarded at the earliest date practicable.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant Henry M. Robert Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Thirteenth District.

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Office of the Light House Engineer,

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT,

PORTLAND, OREGON, July 22, 1872

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR: In reply to letter from your office of 12 July, I have to state that the lens and lantern for Cape Foulweather Light House arrived in San Francisco on the 19 May.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant Henry M. Robert Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Thirteenth District.

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Office of the Light House Engineer,

THIRTEENTH DISTRICT,

PORTLAND, OREGON, Sept 7 1872

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR: I have to submit the following Report of Operations for the month of August 1872: Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Ogn. Brick work completed in Tower 6 ft above lower floor, & in Oil House 4 ft above floor. Received & cleaned Metal Work ere??? “Shubrick”. Placed stone steps & sills, & Iron Work as far as work (Brick) has progressed. Shipped 1 Cargo Bricks Cement & Lime from San Francisco. Keepers' Dwelling enclosed, floors laid, 2 coats paint outside, 1 coat plaster on 1st floor, & lathed on 2nd floor. Probably Operations in September. Receive cargo, & ship balance of materials, including, lantern, from San Francisco. Continue work with full force of men on Lt. Ho. & Dwelling. General Work. Engaged on Estimates for Repairs & Improvements.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant Henry M. Robert Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Thirteenth District.

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