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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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that for Shoalwater Bay. Coast about $350.00.

The five 1st Order light stations in this district will have to be provided with oil-houses before the mineral oil lamps are put in as none of these stations have suitable storage room. The houses should all be of brick and of same size (16’4” x 11’10”) as in plan sent by the board. The stations and estimated cost of oil-house for each are as follows: Tillamook Rock $1818.83 Cape Orford (Blanco) 1818.83 Cape Flattery 1818.83 Cape Foulweather 1563.83 Cape Disappointment 1606.83

Detailed estimates are enclosed for the two sizes of brick houses, with changes for the different stations noted on them. The stations are arranged in the order of

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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Estimate

Carpenters Labor

Material Hardware etc.

12,500 Lumber. Rough Scaffold etc Feet. (Price - coin) 14.00. (AMOUNT, coin dollars) 175.

3,500 ___ " ___ (Lumber) Dressed ___ "____" (Scaffold, etc Feet) (Price) 28.00. (AMOUNT, dollars) 98.

20,000 ___"__R_ Employees dwelling __" (Price) 14.00. (AMOUNT, dollars) 280.

250 Mouldings " . (Price) 0025. (AMOUNT, dollars) 1125.

1000. Nails . cut pounds. (Price) 0.06. (AMOUNT, dollars) 60.

29000 Shingles. (Price) 3.25. (AMOUNT, dollars) 61.75.

500 Lumber. Cedar. Finish. Feet. (Price) 36.00. (AMOUNT, dollars) 18.2 Doors Sash 5.00 10.001 Door Front & Transom 5.252 Doors Closet Sash 7.00 144 Sashes (& lights) & blinds comp. 1.- 15.00 60168 Copper for eaves square feet 0.45 pound 75.602 spouts hanging 0.50 122 Conductors copper feet 0.50 1150 lead (6 lbs sheet) feet pound 0.14 1/2 43.50Hardware locks bolts screws etc 351 Range & cooking utensils 75115 Labor Carpenters on Tower oil house Days 4.00 82090 Labor Carpenters ??? Days (included in above)

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Painting coins Estimate AMOUNT coinThree Paint _ on oil House Coats 125Two ___ (in and out) __}{1000 _ Painting yards} 0.35 350Painting 475

Iron WorkCast and Wrought Iron Work}on Stairs, Windows, Bedplate}and railing in Tower} 6000

Stands in Oil Room}Anchor - Ventilators +c} 400

Iron Work 6400

6 - Superintendence - Months 175.00 1050

Inspection 150

1200 - Freight Tons 10.00 12000

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Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash TerMade drawings of Light Keepers Dwelling, as completed.Commenced plans for new oil house.

Probable Work in FebruaryComplete plans, & make estimate for new oil house.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter.Made arrangements for immediately resuming work on excavation of cistern & transportation of stores if weather permits.

Probable work in FebruaryExcavation of cistern. Transportation of stores from Neah Bay if weather permits.

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

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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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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bringing materials to Foulweather ??? is ??? to secure transportation of the balance of freight to The Cape this season. ood??? work in Oil House to be completed. Iron work to be placed as far as the Brickwork can be finished. Complete walls of Tower, if materials can be freighted.

Cape Flattery Lt. Station, W.T. Probable Operations in October - Purchase & ship Tools & c, and send Machinist to fit Engine for Salt Water.

Ediz Hook Lt Station W.T. Probable operations in October - Transmit Estimates for Repairs. Prepare for some indispensable repairs.

New Dungenness Lt Station, W.T. Purchased materials and ??? on Spit. Prepared quarters for Men. Excavated for cistern & foundation for Wood house & c. Commenced hauling Materials to L.H. Site, including sand & water. Selected earth for garden; laid out all work for the season. Probable Operations for October - Complete Woodhouse & Store-room and Cellar. Complete woodwork inside of Lt House. Complete Picket Fence; Garden; Transportation of Water, Sand, & Rails & Cisterns. Commence laying Post-Rail Fence enclosing Pasture.

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 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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Ediz Hook Lt Station, W. T.

Carpenter, Mason, Tender, with small supply of materials for light repairs urgently necessary.

Probable Operation in November - Replace dangerous stove. Plaster cellar. Repair wood-work in Tower. Refloor Lantern, & cover parapet with new Zinc (Now Leaks).

New Dungeness Lt Station, W.T.

Made walk to Bell-Tower. Enclosed store-room & wood-house. Completed mason-work on Cisterns, 1 new, & 2 old. Delivered most of the Earth for the garden, & 2000 rails & posts for fence. Built about 1/2 mile of fence around pasture. Probable Operations in Nov. Complete work authorized -

Admiralty Head Lt House, W. T. Put new zinc floor on Lantern parapet.

Cape Hancock Lt. Ho. W.T. Probable Operation in November Secure men, materials, & transportation for new oil house

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. 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.

Sir:

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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??? attempting to get foremen since for small jobs, I was unwilling to pay such prices & consequently could get the very best men, such men being pretty scarce in a small place of only twelve thousand inhabitants & not wishing to interfere with their regular business. A man that would do well in an ordinary civilized place, is frequently a perfect failure in a county like this. Mr Kirk who was the foreman at New Dungenness was said to be a good man & yet I could have scarcely gotten a poorer one. He seemed to be utterly demoralized. Mr Le Sound proved unequal to the position of Supt of Repairs & yet left if for a better position & salary. Some of them are afraid of travelling in Indian Canoes & most of them are not men of sufficient character to be masters of the situation. I have had one exception, Mr Harm whom I got for building the Oil House at Cape Disappointment during the winter when there was no work in town. He was willing to ???(?work) for $7. per day from the time he left Portland till he ??? (?left) town omitting Sunday or $182. per month.

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p-1 District 13 Reports, Keeper Appointment Records

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446. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.--- the keepers dwelling was completed in September, 1872. Notwithstanding the delays connected with transportation, the light-house would have been completed and the light exhibited as early as January, 1873, but for the fact that a part of the lantern had been lost at sea in transportation from the East, a fact not discovered in time to prevent delay. Duplicates of the missing pieces have at length been received, and the light will be exhibited on the 20th of August, 1873.

1874

459. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---This station was completed and the light exhibited for the first time on the night of August 20, 1873.

1874

460. Cape Foulweather, (Yaquina Head,)sea-coast of Oregon.---At this station the two sides of the keeper's dwelling most exposed to severe rain and wind storms, and which leaked badly, have been covered with rustic siding. They will now be perfectly tight. The tower has been whitewashed, and the dwelling painted. Some work has been done by the keeper on the road between the station and Yaquina Bay. Many minor details have received attention. The entire station is now in excellent order.

1877

475. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---Repairs to the building and tower are required, materials for which have been purchased.

1878

474. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.---The dwelling and tower were during the year thoroughly repaired and painted, and the station is now in good order.

1879.

493. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head), sea-coast of Oregon.--- High winds prevailed at this station for a period of 7 days during March, and broke many panes of glass in the storm-sashes, inside sashes, and windows attached to the keeper's dwelling. Twenty running feet of shingles were blown from the roof of the oil-house, and about 50 feet of the picket-fence, which was old and decayed, was blown down and completely destroyed. All the articles necessary to replace those destroyed, together with paint, &c., have been shipped to the station by the Shubrick, and the repairs will soon be made.

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An Rep. 1889. 709. Cape Foulweather, on Yaquina Head, sea-coast of Oregon.---An oil-house of galvanized iron resting upon a brick foundation was built.

1891.

829. Cape Foulweather, Oregon.---A 3,000-gallon redwood water-tank was put up near the barn, with new eave-troughs to the outbuildings, to increase the water supply.

1896

1033. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---Two small furnaces were put in. The barn being too small for the accommodation of the wagons, etc., a wagon shed was built. Various repairs were made.

1899

67. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1900

70. Yaquina Head, Oregon,---A hot-water heating apparatus was installed in the tower. A new cistern of 15,000 gallons capacity was built to replace the old one.

The following recommendation made in the Board's last annual report is renewed;

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1901

81. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The following recommendation made in the Board's last two annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1902

83. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---A new walk was laid from the dwelling to the workshop, and the foundations of the woodsheds were inclosed. Gates were put in the boundary fence, and much work was done on the road leading to the station in widening and draining it.

The following recommendation made the Board's last three annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

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87. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The road leading to the station was repaired by grading, ditching, and removing fallen trees and various other repairs were made.

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87. Yaquina Head, Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last four annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1904

90. Yaquina Head, seacoast of Oregon.---The boundary fence was rebuilt. The following recommendation, made in the Board's last five annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1905

90. Yaquina Head, seacoast of Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last six annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

1906

91. Yaquina Head, seacoast of Oregon.---The following recommendation, made in the Board's last seven annual reports is renewed:

The quarters furnished the three Keepers are insufficient for their needs. These quarters can not be added to or altered to meet the needs of the station. A new building is required. It is estimated that a suitable one can be erected for not exceeding $4,000, and the Board recommends that an appropriation of that amount be made therefor.

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Box 251 YB YH reprimand stove 1874 to 1875

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Cape Foulweather Stove

Authorized

July 28th 6

Sir:

Referring to your letter of July 15th, I have to say that you are authorized to furnish a suitable heating stove for use in the oil house at Cape Foulweather Light-Station.

Very respectfully, ??? Naval Secretary

Comdr L. Kempff, Inspector 13th LH District Astoria, Oregon.

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p-1 1881 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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8 Time marker for revolving light. Gauge (250 grain measure) for regulating the overflow of oil through burner. Spare lamp ready for use. One Rod lamp ready for use. One Curtain-hanger for putting up and taking down lantern curtains. One Heater, (if required) Not required Spare-lamp cover. Lamp stand. Mechanical lamp cords or chains. Revolving machinery cords or chains. Revolving machinery weights. Clutch for resting weight on Spare fly or governor Gauge for oil cistern of lamp. One Feather brushes. Three Linen towels. Ten Sponges. Three Chamois skins. Six Scissors. Two straight and two curved Chimney-lifters. One Coupling-plyers. One pair Service basket and implements. One service basket with all the necessary implements. Cleaning materials. Rooter stone, Rouge, whiting, spirit wine etc. Keeper’s aprons, &c., (see list.) Six aprons Closets In Tower How fitted and used. There are no closets in the tower. The closets in the oil-house (which is at the base of the tower) are fitted up with shelves and close fitting doors. All the small articles of such as wicks, towels, lens covers xc are kept in them.

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9 Oil Room Or Cellar. Describe where placed and how fitted. The oil-house is located within six feet of the tower and connected to it by a narrow passage. It is divided into two rooms; in one the oil butts are placed on cast iron stands covered with wood in the other room are closets for curtains, lens covers etc. Regulation 100 gallon oil butts—number. Ten Regulation 50-gallon oil butts—number. One 10 gallon oil cans—number. One Oil butts—how placed. On cast-iron stands; tops of stands covered with wood. Closets And Storerooms. Where placed, how fitted and used. All the supplies are stored in the oil-house in closets and on shelves. Damp or dry, suited or unsuited to the purposes for which they were designed. Dry and suited to the purposes for which they were assigned. Fog Signal. Describe in detail, embracing— Kind and character of instrument. Characteristic distinction of.

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p-1 1910 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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Lamps, Burners, Etc.—Continued More than one burner in group,____________; (g) kind of burner,__________; (h) candlepower per burner,________; (i) total candlepower ofgroup,_________; (j) consumption of gas per burner per hour,¬¬¬¬¬¬¬________ cubic feet; (k) total consumption per hour,____________ cubic feet; (l) how is gas obtained? _______________; if generated at station, (m) describe generator,______________; (n) state name of maker, ________; (o) date of pattern,__________; (p) maximum capacity per hour,_____________ cubic feet. If compressed gas is used, (q) describe container,____________; (r) capacity,____________ cubic feet of free gas; (s) to what pressure charged,__________lbs.; (t) how is supply renewed?_______________; (u) if by substitution of full for empty container, at what intervals? ____________ 114. Number of spare lamps at station, One complete lamp 115. Number of spare lamp burners at station, Five spare burners Closets in Tower. 116. How fitted and used, _______________________________________________________ Oil House Or Room. 117. Describe (a) where placed and how fitted, Galvanized iron oilhouse about 50 ft. northerly from tower (b) inside dimensions, 8’ x 11’ 4”; (c) materials of which built, Galvanized iron & concrete

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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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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

May1891

10 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. Thick fog most of 24 hours - Sea very smooth - Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went clamming. General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport.

11 Moderate and light N.W. wind with frequent light fog showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & the 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & Mr. Smith cutting wood on the beach.

12 Light N.W. wind & calm with fog showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea very smooth. Keeper went fishing. Mr. Smith painting in his quarters. 1st asst keeper working in the garden He also went to Newport.

13 Moderate and light to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Steamer J. Chance crossed bar today - Keepers painting the barn and store house.

14 Moderate and light to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fine last part of 24 hours - First part cloudy - Sea smooth - Keepers painting in Keepers dwelling today. Half and hour late in lightning and something got into the supply tube had to take it apart and put it together again.

15 Light N.W. winds to variable wind and calm these 24 hours cloudy but dry and warm weather - Sea very smooth - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived this morning - Keepers painting on the dwelling today.

16 Light variable winds and calm with heigh dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting on the Dwelling and 1st asst Quarters - Also cleaning out the lamp in ???

17 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 8 visitors - Keeper went to Newport today.

18 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. Steamer Willamette Valley and Mischeif sailed yesterday - Keepers whitewashing fences today.

19 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with fog showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers whitewashing fences and oil-house also painting the south end of oil house - 1st asst went to Newport.

20 Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning in the lantern getting ready to paint and mixing paint - 1st asst also working in garden. Keepers also polishing the reflectors and illuminating apparatus and oil carriers and cocks to oil butts.

21 Fresh breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and strong breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the lantern inside with white paint today.

22 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with heigh dry fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. Keeper went fishing - Mr. Smith getting wood off beach - 1st asst went to Newport - Keepers painting pane of Lennes and cleaning it also painting the pedestal green.

23 Moderate and light N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport after some supplies 1st asst painting the water tank - Keeper went to Newport after some supplies - Left the station at 8:30 A.M.

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

May 1891

24 Light N.West wind these 24 hours with damp fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper returned to the station at 11 A.M.

25 Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth. Keepers painting dome railings & parapet - Also whitewashing inside of tower.

26 Light S. to S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours with light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds fair weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went after razor clams. Keepers painting lantern floor stairs and watchroom floor black also getting stage ready to paint Bracketts - 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

27 Light variable winds cloudy but dry these 24 hours - Sea very smooth - The barometer is going down a little - Keepers painting the bracketts and getting stage ready and mixing paint to paint tower.

28 Light S. to S.W. and West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with some fog showers mostly first part of 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers painting the main part of tower white and putting away staging.

29 Moderate and light S. to S.E. and S.W. winds these 24 hours with frequent rain showers most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst & Mr. Smith painting tower winds and base of tower.

30 Light South wind and calm damp during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and Mr. Isaac L. Smith went fishing - 1st asst went to Newport to attend decoration day.

31 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours cloudy but dry during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keepers went fishing today.

June

1 Light N.W. wind & calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Left station at 8 A.M. - 1st asst & Mr. Smith working on the road today.

2 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth. Keeper returned to the station at 8 A.M. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived off the bar at 1 P.M. Keepers painting iron railings and floor black - 1st asst and Mr. I.L. Smith working on the road today.

3 Moderate breeze to light N.W. and North wind these 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst cleaning and painting in his quarters. Keepers also painting window sash in tower and oil room also chimneys of oil house and steps of dwelling and cellar doors.

4 Light N.W. to S.E. wind to fresh breeze South these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours hard rain - Sea smooth - 1st asst cutting the grass inside of the yard - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

5 Light South wind these 24 hours with little damp and cloudy - Sea smooth - 1st asst painting in his quarters and working in garden & cutting grass - Mr. Smith also working in the garden today.

6 Light S. to S.W. and West wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp - Sea very little rough - 1st asst went to Newport. 1st asst also painting in his quarters and cleaning weeds from the brick walk around dwelling - Keeper writing out the reports.

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June 1891

7 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours showery - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - Had two visitors today.

8 Light variable winds with rain shower first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & 1st asst cleaning weeds from walk & 1st asst painting his floor in his quarters - Keeper also painting back steps of dwelling and went clamming - Mr. Smith painting back steps and went clamming this morning.

9 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - Had two visitors today.

10 Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours with light rain most of the time - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst & Mr. Smith went fishing - Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

11 Light variable winds and calm with light rain showers during most of 24 hours - Sea very smooth. General duties for the day - Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

12 Light N.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy and fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Keepers went fishing - Had two visitors - 1st asst went to Newport.

13 Light variable winds with frequent fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties today - Had 5 visitors - Keeper went to Newport on business.

14 Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keepers went fishing and putting hay in the barn - Had three visitors today.

15 Light variable winds dry first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze S.E. to S. West and South - rain - Sea smooth - Keepers putting 200 gall of mineral oil in oil house - 1st asst weeding in garden

16 Light S.E. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm fair warm weather-srea smooth-General duties for day

17 Light to moderate and fresh breeze these 24 hours-first part of 24 hours rain showers-Last part of 24 hours cloudy and little damp-Sea little rough-General duties for day

18 Moderate to fresh breeze these 24 hours with frequent rain squalls-Sea quite rough-The baromiter is going down a little-General duties for day

19 Moderate breeze to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours- Last part of 24 hours light gale to moderate breeze South with rain most of 24 hours-Sea quite rough-General duties for day-Keeper F.M. Plummer went to Newport on import business- Left the station at 9 A.M.

20 Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers most of the time-Sea quite rough-Steamer Willimgton arrived into Yaquina Bat at 9 A.M. for wood having got out of coal before geting to Coos Bay-General duties for day- Keeper returned to thevstation at 6 P.M.

21 Moderate to fresh breeze S. to S. West these 24 hours-First part of 24 hours hard rain- Last part of 24 hours rain showers-General duties for day-1st asst went to Newport

22 Light S.W. to S.E. wind these 24 hours with hard rain & hail showers--Sea quite rough

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July 1891

24 Moderate breeze to light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm high dry fog - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had four visitors - Mr. I.L. Smith went 12 miles up the north beach hunting and trout fishing - Left the station at 1 P.M.

25 Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind with high dry fog during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - Had twenty three visitors - General duties for the day - Mr. I.L. Smith returned to the station at 7:45 P.M.

26 Light N. West wind with high dry fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate fresh and strong breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth. General duties for day - Had 20 visitors - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport.

27 Fresh to strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea very smooth. Keeper packing the coal oil cans in oil house to make room for the annual supply of oil - Had seventeen visitors today.

28 Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours high dry fog. - Sea very smooth - Keepers putting 200 gals of mineral oil in oil room. Had twelve visitors - 1st asst went to Newport after mail. Steamer Manzanita passed cape at 2 P.M. and crossed bar to Newport. W.W Rhoades Inspector

29 Light N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours high dry fog- Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day- . U.S. Light House Steamer Manzanita landed annual supplies at Newport - Lieut Commander W.W. Rhoades arrived at the station at 10:30 A.M. inspected station and left for Newport at 11:45 A.M. Keeper and Mr. I.L. Smith went to Newport - Had 31 visitors - Mr. Meyers hauling annual supplies from Newport to station.

30 Light to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 fair weather- Sea very smooth - Keepers putting oil in oil house and taking invoice of annual supplies. Keeper and Mr. Smith went to Newport - Mr. Wiley hauling supplies to the station today.

31 Light N.West wind and calm these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keepers putting oil in oil house - Mr. Willey hauling annual supplies from Newport to cape - Had 25 visitors today.

August

1 Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for day - Had 14 visitors. Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Mr. Wiley hauling supplies Today.

2 Moderate & light N.W. wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Smith showing visitors in tower - Had twelve visitors today.

3 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine & warm weather - Mr. Wiley hauled the last load of oil today - Had 17 visitors. Keeper & Mr. Smith went fishing in boat today - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived from San Francisco.

4 Light South East wind showery weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport after mail - General duties for the day - 1st asst and Mr. Smith putting hay into the barn - Had seventeen. Keeper went to Newport on important business - Left the station at 8 A.M.

5 Light to moderate wind these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours

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September 1891

4 Moderate to light wind to fresh breeze N.W. with clear fine weather during the 24 hours - Sea smooth. Had nineteen visitors today - 1st asst taking covers off coal-oil house - Keeper repairing water conductors of dwelling.

5 Fresh breeze to light N.W. wind with thick damp fog during these 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for the day - Had sixteen visitors today - Keeper went to Newport.

6 Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light South wind & calm with thick fog during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for day - 2nd asst went to Newport - Had 3 visitors today.

7 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Last part of 24 hours light rain showers - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Had 15 visitors - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport on business.

8 Light variable winds with thick damp fog most of the 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst digging his potatoes today - Keeper went to Newport today. Had no visitors - 2nd asst went to rock creek today for a weeks vacation. Left the station at 8 A.M.

9 Light S. East wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze S.E. to South with rain - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - General duties for day -Had two visitors today.

10 Light S. East wind and little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper weeding in the garden - Had two visitors today.

11 Light S. East wind little damp first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light mist showers. Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Keeper weeding in the garden - Had no visitors today.

12 Light south to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light rain - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Had no visitors today.

13 Light S. East to East and south these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear and fine - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today - Had fifteen visitors.

14 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper digging potatoes. Had thirty six visitors - 1st asst went to Newport today.

15 Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind and calm clear fine and warm during 24 hours - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport to take the mail - Had six visitors today - 2nd asst returned to the station at 11:30 A.M. from his vacation.

16 Light to moderate breeze South with damp weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - Keeper putting his wood in the cellar today - 2nd asst working in the garden today - Had five visitors -

17 Light to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours - with light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper putting wood in cellar - 1st asst went to Newport today. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

18 Fresh to moderate breeze South these 24 hours first part of 24 hours rain last part of 24 hours clearing weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day. 2nd asst and keeper went to Newport - Had two visitors today.

19 Light S.E. to south wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea quite rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went to Newport.

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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

February

24: Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Ass't working in the garden and fishing. Keeper returned to Station at 4. P.M. 2nd Ass't went over to Newport. The Sealing Schooner Oscar & Hattie sailed at 7.P.M. without the boat.

25: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine wether. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Ass't working in garden. 1st Ass't also went to Newport. Steamer Willamett arrived today from San Francisco.

26: Calm & light S.E. to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with frequent fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st Ass't went fishing. 1st Ass't also working in the garden.

27: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day.

28: Moderate breeze to light South wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea very rough. General duties for the day.

29: Light S. E. to S. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth.

March

1: Light variable & East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd Ass't went to Newport today.

2: Light North wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clear, fine and cool weather. Sea smooth. 1st Ass't went fishing and to Newport. Keeper and 2nd Ass't planting garden today. Also Keepers putting 200 gall of Oil in Oil house.

3: Light N.W. wind, clear, find and cool during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, fair and warm. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd Ass't planting garden. 1st Ass't went fishing.

4: Light S. to West and N.W. wind with rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate and fresh breeze N.W. little damp. Sea smooth. 1st Ass't went fishing and cleaning house. Keeper and 2nd Ass't planting garden.

5: Light N.W. to East and S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, cloudy but dry weather during 24 hours. Keepers planting garden & went fishing. Had one visitor. 1st Ass't also went to Newport.

6: Light S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather during the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

7: Light N.W. to variable winds with fog showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind, fair weather. Sea little rough. General duties for day. 1st Ass't planting garden. Keeper & 2nd Ass't went to school meeting. 2nd Ass't also went to Newport.

8: Light N.W. to S. East and South wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind with thick damp fog most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. 1st Ass't working in garden, fishing, and to Newport. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from San Francisco, crossed bar. Keeper and 2nd Ass't cleaning Keeper hack??? to paint and varnish it.

9: Light N.W. to East wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze East, clear, fine and warm. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd Ass't went fishing. Keeper went to Newport today.

10: Strong to moderate breeze East with clear, fine dry fog. Sea very smooth. 1st Ass't went fishing and working in garden and cleaning out wood shed. Keeper & 2nd Ass't scraping rust off hack??? to paint it. Steamer Willamett sailed today for San Francisco.

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April

27: Light variable winds and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper making out a bill of lumber for repair of fence & steps.

28: Light N.W. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze to a gale. E. to S.E. and South with rain most of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. The barometer went down to 29.80???

29: Gale to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.90. Keeper went to Newport after the mail and supplies.

30: Light S Wind to moderate and fresh breeze S. & S.E. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper fixing hen coop. 1st ass't also went to Newport.

May

1: Light South to S. East and East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light South wind rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper went clamming today.

2: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with fair and dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

3: Light variable winds & calm first part of 24 hours with a little thick fog. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather. Keeper working in the garden. Steamer Willamett crossed bar from San Francisco. 1st ass't went fishing and to Newport after the mail. The barometer is down to 29.90 at 4.P.M. U.S. Light House Tender passed pay??? the rap??? going South to attend to the buoys at Yaquina bay.

4: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with clear fine weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea very smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport today.

5: Light S. to S.E. wind with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today. Keeper went to Newport on May 5th, 1892 Inspection Important business. Left the Station at 9 A.M. The barometer stands 30.8 at 1 P.M. today. U.S. Light House tender arrived at 5 P.M. Inspector landed and made inspection and left for Astoria at 5.30 P.M.

6: Light N.W. to variable winds these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't went to Newport. Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

7: Light S.W. to South wind with frequent rain & hail showers. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer is going up stands 30.22 at 7 P.M. Keeper went to Newport on important business.

8: Light S.E. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair and dry weather during the 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors today. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing today.

9: Light N.W. wind with fair weather during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to N.W. wind, rain. Sea very smooth. Keeper went to Newport on business. 1st and 2nd ass't painting roof of store house, 1st ass't quarters, and Oil house.

10: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain, last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd ass't mixing paint to paint buildings. 1st ass't working on the road and went to Newport today. 1st ass't Edward Rice and 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith putting 200 galls of Mineral oil in Oil room today.

11: Moderate breeze S.E. to south to light N.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. [continued on next page]

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May

23: [continued from preceding page] on the wreck of the St. Charles, they are not quite so well as they were here at the Station. The first mate of the St. Charles is paying the expenses of death of Capt and leaves for San Francisco tomorrow. 15 of the crew went down to San Francisco this morning on Willamett Valley.

24: Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers painting dome and parapet & scraping rust off iron railing preparatory to painting it black.

25: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with little cloudy weather. First part clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers painting brackets fixing stage for painting tower & mixing paint. 1st ass't went to Newport.

26: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers whitewashing and painting Oil House and working on the rhoad today.

27: Moderate to light N.W. wind and dry first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable to S.W. and South wind with light rain. Sea smooth. Keepers painting the main part of the tower white from brackets to base today.

28: Light South to S.W. wind these 24 hours with light rain during these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't whitewashing in his quarters. Keeper went to Newport to order the lumber to do the needed repairs at the station.

29: Light S.West to N. West to moderate breeze these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain and fog showers. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't weeding out his garden.

30: Light N.W. wind with light fog shower first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze N.W. clearing weather. Sea smooth. 1st ass't whitewashing fences and painting base of tower black. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had four visitors today.

31: Light N.W. wind and calm these 24 hours. First part little cloudy. Last part clear fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 1st ass't painting railing and parapet and painting roof of Oil House. Steamer Willamett arrived today. Had six visitors today.

June

1: Light South to N. West wind with rain showers these 24 hours. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed at 4 P.M. for San Francisco and took the two men that were burned so bad that were from the St. Charles to the hospital at San Francisco. Keeper went to Newport on business. 1st ass't painting and whitewashing in his quarters today.

2: Light variable wind & calm with frequent light rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Sea smooth. The barometer is up to 30.50. Keepers whitewashing fences and painting the lattice work green on front porch of Keeper's dwelling.

3: Light N.W. wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. The barometer 30.40. Keepers cleaning paint work in lantern preparing to paint it also cleaning illuminating apparatus. 1st ass't working on road today.

4: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours, cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with light rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper painting the interior of lantern white, sash, & etc.

5: Light South to S. East wind with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with fine & warm weather. sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors today. Keeper working in garden today.

6: Light S. East wind and dry fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers went to Newport to vote today.

7: Moderate breeze to light South wind, rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh & moderate breeze South, rain & hail squalls. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning lens plate glass of Lantern also brushing the interior of walls of tower preparing to whitewash them.

8: Light S. East wind light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm [continued on following page]

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June

8: [continued from preceding page] with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. Steamer Willamett arrived today. Keepers painting lantern and watch room floors whitewashing inside of tower, also cleaning in windows in Oil house. 2nd ass't went to Newport.

9: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. thee 24 hours with fair weather during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. Had two visitors today. Keepers painting the tower stairs and landings. 1st ass't whitewashing and painting his quarters.

10: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours with light rain and mist showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't painting in his quarters also working on the road. Keeper went to Newport on business.

11: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, clearing weather; first part little cloudy. Sea smooth. Keepers painting picket fence around dwelling & tower & cleaning paint on the outside of lantern. 1st ass't went to Newport. Keeper also working in his garden. Willamett Valley sailed today for San Francisco.

12: Light variable winds and calm first pat of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate breeze, fine weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today.

13: Moderate to fresh breeze NW. These 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours some thick fog. Sea smooth. Keepers painting stairs and landing inside of tower. 1st ass't painting in his quarters. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport, bought nails today to do the repairs at Station.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind and calm with frequent fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper cleaning the tower windows and repairing the door that leads t othe balcony. 1st ass't painting in his quarters and working [on] road. 2nd ass't went to Newport for recreation: Left the station at 6 A.M.

15: Light N.W. wind and calm with fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W., fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing today. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 9 A.M. 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 5. P.M.

16: Light N.W. wind & calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. with cloudy weather but dry and warm. Sea smooth. 1st ass't & 2nd cutting grass inside of yard. Keeper went to Newport on important business and to get some supplies. Had five visitors today. Keeper left the station at 7.30 A.M.

17: Light variable winds and calm with fair and warm weather during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't cutting grass inside of the yard today and also went fishing. Mr Whitten and Mr Stimpson hauling lumber to do the repairs reported to be done the 30th of April to Light House Engineer. 2nd ass't went to Newport today. Keeper returned to the station at 4.30 P.M.

18: Light South wind and calm first part of 24 hours with fog showers. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds & calm, fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had four visitors. 1st ass't went fishing, working in garden, and went to Newport, hauling lumber today.

19: Light N.W. to South wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with frequent fog showers during the 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Had five visitors today.

20: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went over to the Jeffries estate to see about building a fence. Hauling lumber today. Mr. Ford the Carpenter went to work today building the steps around Keeper's dwelling. 2nd ass't went to Newport on important business. Left Station at 7. A.M.

21: Moderate breeze and light N.W. wind these 24 hours. First part fog showers. Last part clear, fine weather. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't cutting grass around dwelling. Carpenter working on repairs. Laborer will come to work tomorrow. Hauling lumber and posts today. 2nd ass't returned to the station at 6.30 P.M.

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