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

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon July 26, 1873 Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the Month of June, 1873. Yaqunia Bay LH Ogn. Examined land with reference to 20 acres being sufficient for LH purposes. Cape Foulweather Lt Station Ogn. Shipped missing parts of Lantern from San Francisco. Sodded yard where wind was tearing away soil. Made arrangements for re-whitewashing tower. Probable Operations in July. Rewhitewashed Tower. Begin the erection of the Lantern. Point Adams Lt Station, Ogn. In company with Capt. Spotts LH Inspector, selected LH Site. Carefully examined different roads from Steamer landing as Fort Stevens, to proposed LH Site, and made rough plan & estimate for Road over the best route. Advertised for Proposals for Fog Signal Boilers for this station and New Dungeness LH Station, W.T. Cape Flattery Lt. Ho. W.T. Took men and materials to this station and area by completed carpenter work on Tank for Water. Commenced caulking tank. Probable Operations for July. Complete Tank and fill with water from cistern. Repair fog signal and put into operation. Stay rotten joists in Lt. House Very respectfully, Henry M Roberts Chairman Light-H0use Board. Maj. Of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r Washingotn DC Thirteenth District

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, August 13, 1873 Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of July 1873 Yaquina Lt Station Ogn. Made a survey of 20 acres to be retained permanently for Light House purposes. Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Ogn Completed Lantern, except soldering roof. Repaired Road from Lt House to Newport, building 2 small bridges with old lumber from the LH Side. Repainted part of the iron of tower.

Probable Operations for August. Lens to be put up and Lamp to be put into operation. Lantern roof to solder. Lantern to be painted inside and outside. Tower and fences to have an additional coat of whitewash. Lightning rods to be made and put up. Cape Flattery LH Station, W.T. Finished planking and caulking tank. Pitched Tank, and boarded is on the outside and top to protect from the sun. Pumped 20 000 gallons into tank, leaving over 8000 gallons is cistern. Put bad-moulding under cornice in Signal house to protect Engine from rain and snow-made another door between engine room and fuel room. Repaired fiction band on Engine.

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, Sept 9, 1873

SIR: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of August 1873. Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn Completed work on Lt-House & lantern, instructed keepers to exhibited the light for the first time on the night of August 20”. New Dungenness Lt Station, W.T. Completed detail plans and estimates of fog signal house. Purchased materials and sent men in charge of Supt of repairs, to erect fog whistle. Make contract for boiler for Fog Signal. Probable Operations for September Commence building house and cistern. Complete transportation and hauling of material. Admiralty Head Lt Station, W.T. Probable operations for September. Commence painting dwelling. Columbia River LH Station, Ogn Begin building Road in September, if plan forwarded is approved by Light House Board. Point no Point LH Station, W.T. Begin in September building road and clearing land of heavy timber, if Report of April 30th is approved by the Light-house Board. Very Respectfully, Chairman Light-House Board, Henry M Robert Washington DC Maj of Eng’rs & L.H. Eng’r

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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Office of the (Light House Engineer)Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon May 3 (1872)

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR:I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of March 1872.

Cape Foulweather Lt Station Oregon 1871-72Completed and Inspected one third of metal work for Tower.Work delayed by partial wreck of Schooner engaged in Transportation of Light House Materials: no loss to Light House Establishment. Surveyed Lt. Ho Reservation-Probable operations in April.Deliver materials. Commence work on foundation. Continuous Inspection

Cape Flattery Lt. Station Wash. Feb 1872Continued work on Cistern & Transportation of Materials from Neah Bay, but Through the want of mail communications have not yet received definite accounts of the amount of work.Probable Operations in April.Continue excavation and Transportation. Send men to erect Fog Signal.

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

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Office of the Light (House Engineer - text obliterated)Thirteenth DistrictPortland, Oregon, June 24th (1872)

Chairman Light House Board,Washington, D.C.

SIR:

I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of May:Cape Foulweather Lt. Station Oregon 1871-72 completed metal work for Light House + Inspection of the same. Commenced transportation by land of materials from Newport. Commenced work on foundation for tower.Probable Operations for JuneTransport materials from Portland, San Francisco, & Newport. Continue work on Tower Foundation.

Cape Hancock Lt. Station, Wash. TertyFurnished materials for painting Tower.

Cape Flattery Lt. Station, Wash. Terty.Sent Light House Clerk & men to complete the erection of Steam Fog Signal. Found excavation of cistern completed, & much time expended in transportation of materials from Neah Bay, with only half a dozen canoe loads actually delivered on the Island of materials landed at Neah Bay. Brought 20 Tons of Sand from main land, also the balance of lumber from Neah Bay and the "Warm House" at which point much of the lumber had been landed from a wrecked raft in April.

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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., Feb 6th, 1873

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.

Very respectfully,

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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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THIRTEENTH DISTRICT

Portland, Oregon, July 9, 1872

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR:

I have to submit the following Report of Operations for June: Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Oregon. Shipped metal work to San Francisco, as no vessel could be chartered from Portland to Foulweather except at exorbitant rates. Shipped stone work & miscellaneous freight from San Fran- to the Cape; also all the L.H. materials (per??? schooner) from Newport to the Cape. Completed grading about L.H. Site, and collection of sand. Continued work on Tower foundation. Transported all materials at top of Tramway to L.H. Site. Probable Operations for July. Transportation of materials from San Francisco. Continue work on Tower. Commence work on Light Keeper’s Dwelling. Cape Flattery Lt. Station, Wash. Ter. Completed & painted wood & engine house, & cistern. Delivered 25 tons coal from Neah Bay, in Wood House. Made drawings of completed work. Inspected Lt. Station. Left Fog Signal in charge of Keeper and one assistant, who did not wish further instruction in its management. Cistern has no water, and the Whistle can not be regularly blown (except for practice) early??? winter, without great expense. Will transmit at an early day, in-

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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, Oct 8 1872

Chairman Light House Board,

Washington, D.C.

SIR: In reply to letter from your office dated Sept 3, 1872, asking information relating to Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn, I have to state that the Keeper’s Dwelling has been completed; the Oil House walls have been completed; the Tower Walls (Sept 30”) are built 22 feet above the lower floor; all materials (including Lantern, Lens, & c) are on hand or now discharging, except 23 lbs??? Bricks & 25 Bbls Lime, already ordered from San Francisco; a full force of Mechanics, Machinist, & Laborers are employed; and with average weather & no further delay from inability to secure Steam transportation (sailing vessel carrying materials to Foulweather again partially wrecked) the light can be exhibited on or before January 1st 1873.

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

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THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, PORTLAND, OREGON OCT 19 1872

???sor Joseph Henry Chairman Light-House Board, Washington D.C.

Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report operations for the month of September 1872.

Cape Foulweather, Lt Station, Ogn. Received 96101 Bricks, & 40 cases containing Lens, &c. Completed Keepers' Dwelling. Repaired Lighters & Tramway.Continued grading around Tower and Oil - house.Hauled from tramway to L.H. site assorted materials received. Commenced putting Cement Wash on Tower & Oil - House. Machinist employed fitting Iron Work. Oil house walls completed -

Tower completed 22 feet above floor - Further delay in Transportation has been caused by partial wreck of the Schooner "Elnorah" with materials from San Francisco, with loss of 10 to 12 M bricks bought for this work.

Probable Operations in October Transport balance of materials to Newport, Ogn. & commence hauling from Newport to L.H. site. The dangers attending discharge of freight at Cape and the repeated disasters to Sailing Vessels engaged in

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THIRTEENTH DISTRICT PORTLAND, OREGON Dec 17 187???

???man Light House Board, Washington, D.C. Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of October 187??? Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Received 1 cargo of Materials. Hauled materials, including Sand Water to L.H. Site. Roof, Cornice & ceiling of Oil-House completed - Iron Work fitted & placed, to the top of 4th stairs. Tower walls completed to top of necking??? course. 2 Coats Cement Wash put on Tower Wall so??? - as completed. Commenced 1st coat of paint on Oil House. Probable Operations in November. Receive 1 cargo materials. Complete carpenter work & painting. Finish Tower walls. Get casting from Portland to replacea landing which does not fit. Cape Flattery Lt. Station, W.L. Sent machinist. who put the Fog Signal apparatus into complete order, fitted Boiler for use of salt water & instructed Keepers (none of whom has had experience in running a steam engine) in the use of salt & fresh water in boiler. Supplied station with Stove, Engine, Clock, & complete set of tools needed for Signal; delivered 10 cords of wood for Fog Signal.

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District, Portland, Oregon. December 17 1872

Chairman Light House Board Washington, D. C.

Sir: I have the honor to make a Report of Operations for the month of November, 1872. Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn - Received cargo of Materials at Newport, & hauled same to L.H. Site. Brick work finished to within 2 1/2 feet of top of tower. Floors laid. Cement wash & white wash finished on outside, and 1 coat white-wash on inside walls. Carpenter work finished on Tower & oil-house. Parapet plates put up. Continued Painting wood & metal work. Probable Operations for December- Finish brick-work. Put in new landing & 2 flights of stairs. Clear away scaffolding. Commence putting up Lantern &Lens if new landing received. Cape Hancock Lt Station, W. T. Purchased materials & secured transportation & men for work. Probable Operations in December. Transport Men & Materials to L.H. site. If weather permits, & transportation to landing on beach to L.H. site can be secured so as to cause no delay, the station walls will be built & the Oil-House enclosed-

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Feb 27 1873

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.

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I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of December, 1872.

Cape Foulweather Lt. Station, Ogn. Put in new landing and 2 flights of stairs. Completed outer brick wall. Continued landing from Newport & grading. Completed inside white-wash. Commenced taking down scaffolding.

Probable Operations for January. Commence putting up Lantern. Continue grading and cleaning up grounds. Haul materials from Newport.

Cape Hancock Lt Station, W.T. Sent men & materials to L.H. Station. Commenced hauling materials to L.H. site. Laid brick foundation. Partly enclosed oil house.

Probable Operations for January. Complete Oil-House, except painting & plumbing -

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon Feb 27 1873

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, D.C.

SIR:

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.

Probable Operations in February. Completed brick work under lantern floor. Cement wash watch room. Complete taking down of scaffolding. Build fence around tower.

Cape Hancock Lt Station, W.T. Completed Oil House except painting & plumbing.

Probable Operations in February. Paint as weather will permit.

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 5", 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington D. C.

Sir:

I herewith submit report of operations for the month of February:

Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Put 2 coats of paint on Watch-room, & lantern deck. Completed brickwork. Removed all scaffolding & e So Store-House. Cape Hancock Lt Station, W. L. Commenced Painting.

Probable Work for March. Finish painting. Strengthen Chimney leaks. Put eave troughs & pipes on Oil-House.

Inspected work at Cape Foulweather , Ediz hook, New Dungeness, & Admiralty-Head. Attended meeting of Board of Examiners for Light Keepers at Astoria.

Sent Lampist & Machinist to Cape Flattery Lt Station to put fog Signal into repair.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

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

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Officice of Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon April 14 1873

Chairman Light House Board, Washington, DC

Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of March 1873.

Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Completed painting of Iron Work of Tower. Graded outside of enclosure on west side of tower.

Probable Operations for April Complete work, if missing parts of Lantern are received.

Point Adams, Ogn. Inspected, in company with Capt Spotts, LH Inspector, with reference to location of Light House & Fog Signal.

Cape Hancock Lt Station, W.T. Completed painting. Put up eave-troughs & pipes. Repaired chimney. Inspected Oil House as completed - Examined, with Capt. Spotts, Keeper & Assistants.

Cape Flattery Lt. Station, W.T. Put Fog Signal into complete repair. Inspected Fog Signal, & examined Keeper & Assistants, with Capt. Spotts.

Probable Operations for April. Make estimate & plans to submit to Lt. Ho. Board for tank for temporary ??? & water fog Signal.

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District

Portland, Oregon May 8", 1873

Chairman Light House Board Washington, D. C.

Sir: I have the honor to make the following Report of Operations for the Month of April 1873. Cape Foulweather Lt Station. Suspended work waiting for missing parts of lantern. Oversee taking care of materials, & Lt. Ho. Probable Operations in May. Commence putting up Lantern & Lens. Yaquina Lt Station, Ogn. Probable Operations in April. Have resurveyed.- New Dungerness Lt Station, W. T. Completed painting of all new work, including roofs. Staked the Fence. Fitted galvanized iron eave-troughs on Store room. Put pumps & Boat carriage into order - Replaced 60 ft of Boat Ways. Completed supply pipes of Cisterns. Probable Work in May - Tend iron ladder, & fire rod around the cornice The cowl of lantern to secure ladder from slipping. Inspected various points in Puget Sound with reference to the location of new Lt Houses.

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

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Office L.H. Engineer, 13" Dist. Portland, Ogn. June 14", 1873

Chairman Light-House Board Washington, D. C.

Sir: I have honor to make the following Report of Operations for the month of May 1873.

Cape Foulweather Lt Station, Ogn. Work delayed by non-arrival of the missing parts of the Lantern. Overseer in charge of property. Probable Operations for June. Work on Lantern if missing parts are received. Point Adams Ogn and New Dungenness, W. T. Lt Stations. Made Plans & Specifications for Boilers for Steam Fog Signals. Probable Operations for June: Locate Pt Adams Light Station & secure land for the same. Advertise for Bids for Boilers. Cape Flattery Lt Station W.T. Completed plans for Water Tank Probable Operations for June. Build Water Tank and secure from falling decayed joists by under-pinning

Very Respectfully Henry M Robert Maj Engrs. LH Engr. 13" Dist.

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