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 Inspector, Twelfth District, San Francisco, Cal., July 24th, 1872

Professor Joseph Henry, Chairman Light House Board Sir: I have the honor to report the sailing of the Shubrick for the North with the Lampist on board provided with lathe, necessary tools and material for the thorough repair of all the Light Houses north of this place. The Lampist was also directed to instruct the Keepers in their duties and see that everything is in thorough order. Major Robert, Light House Engineer of the 13th District has had great difficulty in procuring trans- portation to Cape Foulweather, of the light house, and at his request I had it placed on board the “Shubrick” with orders to the Captain to deliver it at that place. It will delay the Shubrick but little and be a great saving of

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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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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon. 1872

Chairman Light House Board Washington D.C.

Sir: The following telegram was sent to your office today in answer to your telegram of 30th Dec. "Foulweather will certainly be lighted March 1st"

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Henry M. Robert

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon, Jan 15, 1873

Prof Joseph Henry: Chairman Light House Board Washington, D. C.

Sir: The following telegram has been this day sent you: Sixteen lantern deck-plates, and sixteen cases Lantern Apparatus received at Foulweather. Following at missing: eight lantern posts, sixteen floor lights, sixteen rafters, and sixteen tie-rods. Gene Michler telegraphs "not in San Francisco."

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

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