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Vol 348 Engineer Reports 13th Dist. 1873 and 1874 CF Exhibted YB Discontinued

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Somewhere, Oregon JK Spotts USN, Inspector And N. Michler Lighthouse Engineer

??? to joint ??? recommending The discontinuance of the Light at Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

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Board June 10, 1874 referred to Committee on Lighting. Sent Committee June 11/74 Reported on June 17/74

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon, Jan 15, 1873

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

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that on account of the absence of eight lantern posts, sixteen floor-lights, sixteen rafters, and sixteen tie-rods, belonging to Cape Foulweather Lantern, (all of which are missing. not being included in the sixteen cases lantern apparatus, and sixteen lantern deck plates just received at Foulweather from San Francisco, and which Gene Michler telegraphs are not in San Francisco) The Foulweather light will not be ???ehibited on March 1st 1873; but can ???ehibited within fifteen days after the receipt at Cape Foulweather of the above missing articles in good order. If all the lantern had been received with the packages from San Francisco, the lamp would have lighted ???eby 1st as stated in the "Notice ??? Mariners" sent from this office.

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

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Office of the Light House Engineers Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Feb 3" 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir:

The following Telegram was sent you today:

"Three of the sixteen boxes of Lanterns received at Fowl- weather contained glass. The missing boxes are No 6, also two of the following numbers 10, 11, 12, 13. Gene Michler says they are not in San Francisco.

The glass floor lights are also missing. Three weeks after these boxes reach Portland the Lights will be exhibited.

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 Engineers Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Feb 4" 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir: In reply to your letter of 3"Jan. received during my absence, I have the honor to state that I have just returned from Cape Foulweather, where I found 16 castings, & 16 cases lanterns, but the floor- lights are missing: Box No 6, containing 16 rafters, & 16 Tie Rods; and 2 of the Boxes No 10, 11, 12, 13. Instead of No 6, 10 & 11 (or 12,13) 3 boxes of glass for lantern were sent, which of course were needed, but are not in the invoice. Gen. Michler says the missing boxes are not in San Francisco. The work will not be delayed on account of the floor-plates (glass); and can be completed in 2 weeks after the missing pieces are received at Newport.

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 March 14", 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir:

I have the honor to state that the Bill of Lading, received from Gen Michler, only calls for Sixteen(16) cases Lt Ho Lantern Sixteen (16) pces Castings " " as shipped by Gen Woodruff to Col Williamson. The company has delivered to me 16 Cases & 16 pieces Castings, belonging to Foulweather Lantern. But Gen Michler says the San Francisco Agent states that the missing boxes were thrown overboard in stress of weather. Under the circumstances, I do not know whether the entire freight charges should be paid to Pacific Mail SS Co, or not, and would respectfully ask whether the entire charges for freight should be paid; and if not, then how shall I ascertain the precise amount to deduct from their bill, which is $417 29/100 Currency on acc't of the loss of the three boxes. As 3 of the 16 cases contain Glass, it appears there must have been a mistake in shipping, as 19 cases were shipped, and Bill of Lading only covers 16 cases.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant

Henry M Robert Maj. of Eng'rs & L.H. Eng'r Thirteenth District

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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1872

Nov. 8. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Sir: Referring to your telegram of the 5th instant, I have to inform you that Major Michler, the Light House Engineer at San Francisco, has been directed to look for the Cape Foulweather lantern and report to you.

Nov. 9. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Cape Disappointment Oil House approved Ediz Hook not approved.

Dec. 30. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert. Corps Engineers.

Fix a date by telegraph on which Foulweather can certainly be lighted.

1873.

Jan. 2. From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir: I have to acknowledge your telegram of Dec. 21, ultimo, relating to the lighting of Foulweather Light, and to say that the notice to mariners will be made accordingly.

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to the position of Clerk in your office as Engineer of the 13th Light House District, you will please have delivered to him.

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Nov. 20.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major N. Michler. Corps Engineers.

Sir: The Board at its last meeting directed that the District officers report as to the expediency of discontinuing the light at Yaquina, Oregon. Your views concerning the proposition are requested for the information and action of the Board.

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Nov. 20.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major N. Michler. Corps Engineers.

Sir: I enclose for your information a copy of a letter from the Honorable the Secretary of War, approving the application of the Board for permission to build a road through Fort Stevens Military reservation to Point Adams, and to state that no action in the premises should be taken until further advice.

Enclosure- see Volume 350, page 100 of Letters Received.

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Nov. 26.

From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot. To Major N. Michler Corps Engineers.

Sir: Herewith please find extracts from Inspection Reports of Light House Stations in your District. Your attention is called to them, and you are requested to make, without delay, such repairs in each case as may be necessary, and especially

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1873-75 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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1874 April 1 Joe C Mann and John Jessup left the Station as assistants

1874 April 8 James A Cook assumed the duties as 1st assistant

1874 May 1 James H Blain assumed the duties as 2nd assistant

1874 May 17 Com J. H Spotts U.S.N Gen Light House Inspection, Gen N. Michler Light House Engineer, Mr H. S. Wheeler Superintendant of construction, Inspected this Station

1874 July 24 US Steamer Shubrick arrived here with Com J. H. Spotts Light House Inspector, Capt Davis of the Light House board at Washington, Mr. Winship Lampist and D W Lowell Suply Clerk, inspected the Station and left supplies

1874 December 21 Mr. F. S. Crosby, Keeper Cape Foulweather Light Station. Sir after January 1 1875 you will please send all communications to Lieut-Commander Lewis Kempff U.S.N Inspector 13th Light House District at Astoria Oregon Very Respectfully J H Spotts U.S.N Com U.S.N Inspector A.D. 1875

1875 April 20 U.S. Steamer Shubrick arrived here with Commander Lewis Kempff U.S.N. Light House Inspector, Mr Winship Lampist and Mr H. S. Wheeler Supt of construction, Inspected the Station. Steamer sailed 5 O'c P.M.

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