1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336
Professor Joseph Henry Chairman L.H.Board Washington, D.C. Sir, In obedience to instructions, letter Jany. 4th 1873, will leave him??? tomorrow, for Astoria Oregon to meet the Supt. and Engineer of 13th Dist. to examine candidates for Keeper and assistant Keeper for Cape Foulweather Lt. Station and also examine the assistant Keeper in the Astoria Superintendencey deemed worthy of promotion as Keeper, and attend to such other business as may be brought before the local Board.
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
Office of the Light House Engineer,
PORTLAND, OREGON, Sept 7 1872
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.
I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of January 1873. Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Ogn. Received & hauled from Newport the lantern except missing boxes. Completed lantern floor (except floor lights) and iron work in vestibule & watch room. Continued grading & cleaning of grounds.
Cape Hancock Lt Station, W.T. Completed Oil House except painting & plumbing.
Probable Operations in February. Paint as weather will permit.
Your obedient servant,
Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r, Thirteenth District