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Vol 631 Tramway Winch LH Reports 1884 and 1885

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In June the roof of kitchen at principal keeper’s dwelling and part of roof of 2nd assistant keeper’s dwelling were re-shingled. A new sill was placed under the latter building. About 150 tons of gravel were hauled up from the beach by the tramway and used in repairing roads and filling up holes around the tower where the sand had been blown out.

(4th) The station is in good condition.

No. 599 – Tillamook Rock (3d) In July, the keepers fitted a steam jet in the smoke stack and dampers in the branches of the stack in order to increase the draught of the furnaces; for the same purpose four grate-bars with larger spaces were place in the furnace. In October, some broken places in the galv. Iron

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Vol 575 1882 and 1883 repairs

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Office of Light-House Engineer, THIRTEENTH DISTRICT, Portland, Oregon, May 5th, 1883

To the Chairman Of the Light-House Board, Washington, DC. Sir: I have the honor to submit herewith report of engineer operations in this district during the month of April, 1883. 533- Cape Foulweather Lt. Sta. A new damper-pipe, and damper were made, and one of the old pipes repaired. Nine rooms, and two of the back entrances in the keeper’s dwelling were painted. 534- Tillamook Rock Lt. Sta. During a storm in January, stones thrown on the roof broke about 20 holes in roofing which were temporarily repaired by keepers.

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

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Supported decayed joists on south side of 1” of 2” floors of Keeper’s dwelling with girders and posts. Replaced outside cellar doors. Commenced running Fog Signal during foggy weather- Inspected Station and made estimates for thorough renovation repairs. Ediz Hook Lt Station, W.T. Inspected Station & made rough plans & estimate for Repairs. New Dungenness Lt Station, W.T. Inspected Station, and made plans & estimates for work of c-reading Steam Fog Signal Smith Island Lt Station, W.T. Indspected & made estimates for repairs- Admirarlty Head LH Station, W.T. Inspected and made estimaties for thorough repairs, and rough plans. Very respectfully, Chairman Light-House Board, Henry M Robert Washington DC Maj of Eng’rs & LH Eng’r Thirteenth District

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, May 7th, 1874

SIR: The following report of Engineer operations in the Thirteenth Lighthouse District during the month of April is respectfully submitted for the information of the Board. Cape Foulweather. Two lightning rods were put up on the Keeper’s dwelling at this station, in accordance with instructions given by the late Engineer of the District Yaquina Light Station. A lighting rod was also put up at the Keeper’s dwelling at this station by directions of my predecessor Major H M Robert. Columbia River Light Station. In compliance with the directions of the Board Proposals were invited by public advertisement in certain newspapers, dated April 8th, for building lighthouse for mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon. The bids will be opened May 11th instant; an abstract of said bids will awarded with such recommendations

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Office of the Light House Engineer Thirteenth District Portland, Oregon, July 20th, 1874 SIR: The following report of Engineer Operations the 13th Light House District during the month of June, is respectfully submitted for the information of the Board. Cape Gregory Light Station. The Keeper’s dwelling, tower, outbuildings, and fences require whitewashing which will be attended to where funds are on hand. Cape Foulweather. This station is in excellent is condition, with the exception of the Tower and Keeper’s dwelling which need painting; the outbuildings and fences also need whitewashing. Materials for the work required will be sent as soon as this office is placed in suspension of the necessary funds. Yaquina Bay. At this station the Keepers dwelling, outbuildings and fences, require whitewashing; about five hundred feet of fence to enclose the premises should be built. These will be attended to when funds are received. Columbia River Lt Station. Up to July 1st no ????? was received respecting the approval of the Board of the contract made with M Ray

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building a light house at this station. The ??? received the contractors will be instructed to ??? with the work at once. Cape Hancock. Considerable repairs are need at this station, including iron tops to chimneys; repairs of fire places; plank wall from dwelling to road leading to boat landing; painting tower and Keeper’s dwelling, and whitewashing outbuilding, and fences. This work will be attended to at the earliest practicable day. Foulweather Bluff-Point No Point. No survey, or work of any description, was don’t at either of these points during the month, in accordance with the instructions of the Board. Columbia RiverOregon. An appropriation approved June 23rd, 1874, was made for the erection of day beacons on this river. Cape Flattery. An appropriation of $1500 is available for building a custom and for repairs at this station. Lanitis??? (Blunts) Island. An appropriation of $1500 is available for building as cistern and for repairs at this station. Estimates have been submitted.

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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash Ter.

Completed, finally inspected, & turned over to Light Keeper Light Keeper's Dwelling.

Probable work in January

Make drawings of plans & elevation of Light Keeper's Dwelling as completed.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash. Ter.

No work done

Probable Work in January

Resume work on excavation of Cistern and transportation of materials from Neah Bay, if the weather permits.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Henry M RobertMaj. of Eng're & L.H. Eng'rThirteenth District

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Office of the Light House EngineerThirteenth DistrictPortland, Oregon March 1, (1872)

Chairman Light House Board,Washington, D.C.

Sir:

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

Yaquina Light Station, Oregon.Completed drawing of finished light house. Made Estimate for improvements.

Cape Foulweather Light Station OregonRemoved a portion of the materials at Newport, so as to protect from salt water. Made drawing of reservation for surveyor

Probable Work in MarchPreparations for Spring work. Surveying L H Reservation.

Cape Hancock Light Station, Wash. Ter.Completed drawings of finished keeper's dwelling.

Cape Flattery Light Station, Wash Ter.Excavated cistern to the depth of 3 ft below former bottom.

Probable Work in March.Continue work on cistern. Transport materials if weather permits.

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connected with the transportation of materials. Since commencement of work in the Fall of 71 the lighters have (been) destroyed twice and the Schooner engaged in bringing materials from San Francisco had been obliged to discharge most of her freight at Newport, to be reshipped in milder weather. Vessel twice getting on the Bar, at the mouth of Yaquina Bay and once partially wrecked. Part of the materials have been hauled for Newport six miles over an almost impassible road to the L.H site. The metal work was completed at Portland, Oregon, June 1 1872. After the failure of persistent efforts to charter a vessel for carrying iron & Brick from Portland to the Cape, the metal work was shipped via San Francisco. About one half the time since the work began has been lost on account of the difficulties of transportation. The foundation of Tower has been laid, & work commenced on the Keeper's Dwelling, a double (2 story - crossed out) frame house. Both will probably be completed this season.Point Adams (As or near Point Adams in the south side of the - crossed out) mouth of the Columbia River, Oregon. The daily growing home & foreign Commerce of the Columbia & Willamette Valleys, demand that additional aids to navigation should be judiciously disposed about this important outlet to the Commerce of the northwest. An appropriation of $30,000 is

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1871-1872 keeper selection and LH building Vol. 336

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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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p-1 District 13 Reports, Keeper Appointment Records

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------. Cape Foulweather, sea-coast of Oregon.--- Work has been seriously hindered by the difficulties connected with the transportation of materials. Since the commencement of work in the autumn of 1871 the lighters have been destroyed twice, and the schooner engaged in bringing materials from San Francisco has been obliged to discharge most of her freight at Newport, to be reshipped in milder weather, besides twice getting on the bar at the mouth of Yaquina Bay, and being once partially wrecked. Part of the materials have been hauled from Newport, six miles over an almost impassable road to the light-house site. The metal-work was completed at Portland, Oregon, June 1 1872. After the failure of persistent efforts to charter a vessel for carrying iron and brick from Portland to the cape, the metal-work was shipped via San Francisco. About one-half the time since the work began has been lost on account of the difficulties of transportation. The foundation of the tower has been laid, and work commenced on the keeper's dwelling, a double frame house. Both will probably be completed this season.

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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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544. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head), on westerly end of Cape Foulweather, Oregon.---A survey of the reservation was made and a wire fence 120 yards long was put around the pasture, and various repairs were made. The station is in good condition except as to the drainage.

An. Rep. 1885

598. Cape Foulweather (Yaquina Head), on westerly end of Cape Foulweather, Oregon.---A new drain of 6-inch fire clay pipe, 90 feet long, was laid by the keepers from the vaults at the dwelling to the bluff. The kitchen-sink drains were well trapped and connected with the new drain. An apparatus for hoisting supplies and material from the beach to the top of the bluff was constructed opposite a sheltered cove, where there is a good boat-landing on the southwest side of the cape, about 1,000 feet from the light-house. The apparatus consists of a tramway 3 feet wide and 130 feet long, extending up the slope of the bluff, which is 85 feet high, and a suitable car with a geared winch at top. A snatch-block was provided for hauling up light loads with a team of horses. Steps were fitted between the sides of the tramway. The roof of the kitchen at the principal keeper's dwelling and part of the roof of the second assistant keeper's dwelling were reshingled. A new sill was placed under the latter building. About 150 tons of gravel were hauled up from the beach by the tramway and used in repairing the roads and filling up the holes around the tower where the sand was blown out.

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DESCRIPTION OF YAQUINA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE (From a volume called "Descriptive list of stations 13th Lighthouse District, Vol 1, made up 1881) Yaquina Head Lighthouse-- Concrete foundation Tower Brick Walls Iron Stairs Iron Lantern Keeper's Dwelling--- Frame 2 story double tenament Light--- fixed white 1st order Fresnal lens EAW 7/53

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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875

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Upon further consideration of your recommendation of the 30th September last, that the contractor for construction of the Keeper's dwelling at the Cape Foulweather Light Station be allowed an extension of sixty days time from the first day of July next, the Board has decided to allow the contractor the extension asked - that is, until the 28th day of August next.

Very respectfully,

Major H. M. Robert Corps of Engineers USA L.H. Engineer Portland, Oregon

??? H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary

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p-2 Notice To Mariners

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Notice to Mariners (No. 90.) United States of America - Pacific Coast

Oregon - Yaquina Bay

Notice is hereby given, that a light will be exhibited on the evening of October 1, 1871, and on every evening thereafter, from sunset to sunrise, from a recently erected low square wooden tower, rising from the keeper's dwelling (painted white) on the north front of the entrance to Yaquina Bay, Oregon.

The structure stands 120 feet above the mean sea level, and the light 40 feet from the base of the tower, giving a focal plane of 160 feet above mean sea level.

The light will be a fixed white (underlined) light, of the 5th order of Fresnel, illuminating an arc of 240 degrees of the horizon.

The dwelling and tower are painted white (underlined). The dome of the lantern and gallery balusters are painted red (underlined).

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Notice to Mariners No. 34, of 1873

United States of America - Pacific Coast - Oregon

Fixed White Light at Cape Foulweather, (Yaquina Head)

Notice is hereby given that, on and after the evening of August 20, 1873, a fixed white light will be shown from the tower recently erected on Cape Foulweather, (Yaquina Head,) Oregon.

The focal plane is at a height of 81 feet above the ground and 150 feet above sea level. In clear weather, the eye being 15 feet above sea level, the light should be seen at a distance of 18 1/2 nautical miles.

The illuminating apparatus is a lens of the 1st order, fixed, illuminating 240 degrees of the horizon.

The tower is of brick, painted white, and the lantern is painted black.

The keeper's dwelling, a two story frame building east of the tower, is painted white.

The approximate position of the light-house is as follows:

Latitude 44 degrees 43' 30" North Longitude 124 degrees 5' West

From the light-house, Cape Disappointment (Hancock) light-house bears N. by W. 3/4 W. 94 nautical miles; Yaquina (Harbor) light-house bears S.E. by S. 1/4 S. 3 1/4 nautical miles; Cape Perpetua bears S. by E. 3/4 E. 24 nautical miles; Cape Arago (Gregory) light-house bears S. by E. 84 nautical miles.

By order of the Light-House Board:

Joseph Henry, Chairman

Treasury Department Office Light-House board, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1873

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Box 257 Keepers Dwelling 1899

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Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, D.C. 5 Oct. '99

Commander W.L. Field, U.S.N. Inspector, 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon,

Sir:

The recommendation in the annual report of the Engineer of the 13th Light-House District, that a keeper's dwelling be erected at the Yaquina Head, Oregon Light-Station, was considered by the Board at its session on 2 Oct. '99, when it was decided that the Board should recommend in its own annual report that an appropriation of $4,000 should be made for this purpose.

Respectfully,

Thomas Perry Captain, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Box 247 1899 to 1900 JA land 4000 app 1866 reserved

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(All communication should be addressed to "THE LIGHT-HOUSE BOARD.")

Treasury Department Office of the Light-House Board Washington, D.C. 5 Oct. '99

Capt. Wm. C. Langfitt, U.S.A., Engineer, 13th Light-House District, Portland, Oregon,

Sir:

The recommendation in your annual report that a keeper's dwelling be erected at the Yaquina Head, Oregon, Light-Station, was considered by the Board at its session on 2 Oct. '99, when it was decided that the board should recommend in its own annual report that an appropriation of $4,000 should be made for this purpose.

Respectfully, Thomas Perry Captain, U.S.N., Naval Secretary.

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Box 245 1893 to 95 YB lights CF repairs

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M.M.B. 24 Oct., '94

Major J.C. Post, U.S.A.,

Engineer 13th L.H. District, Portland, Oreg.

Sir: Referring to your letter of 18 Oct., '94, the Board has to say that your recommendations are approved, and that you are authorized to repair the Keeper's dwelling and to improve the grounds the Cape Foulweather light station, Oreg., the work to be done by hired labor and the purchase of the necessary materials, in accordance with Article 2, of the Board's circular letter of 22 June, 1894.

The total cost of the work is not to exceed $595., to be paid for from the appropriation Repairs of Light-Houses, 1895.

Respectfully, George F. F. Wilde Commander, U.S. A., Naval Secretary.

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p-1 1881 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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Kind of stairway and steps. Iron

Number of landings of stairway. Five (5)

Size of glass for glazing tower windows. Ten by twelve (10 x 12) inches

Number of windows in tower, and size of sash. Four (4) windows size of each 6.6” x 2.3”

Kind of foundation and depth below the surface. Concrete, seven (7) feet below surface.

Character of soil at and surrounding the light-house. Dark clayey loam.

Soil susceptible to being protected by grass, shrubbery, or trees. Grass grows well. The winds are too violent for shrubbery or trees.

Miscellaneous remarks upon the tower and site. The tower is located on the extreme westerly point of the cape, within twenty feet of the edge of a perpendicular rocky cliff seventy above sea level. The Keeper’s dwelling is located seventy feet east of the tower, at which point the cape is only two hundred and fifty feet wide, with perpendicular cliffs of rock on either side, overlaid by a strata of gravel and clay, five feet deep, on top of which is eighteen inches of soil.

The wind at times sweeps across the point of the cape with great violence taking gravel stones from the cliffs a hundred feet distant and hurling them against the dwelling with such force as to break the glass in the windows.

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10 Location, with reference to the light-house, to a particular danger or channel, or to the special object for establishing it.

Distance from the lighthouse. Water supply for it. How it is reached from the lighthouse. Kind and size of fog signal building or buildings.

Dwellings For Keepers Location, with reference to the light-house tower. The keeper’s dwelling is located 70 feet east from the light-house tower. Double tenant and two stories high. Materials of which built. Wood Number of rooms in each dwelling. Six Number of keepers and assistants to each dwelling. Two in one, one in the other Out houses. Wood houses, privies and stable Paths or walks on the premises. Gravel walk around the dwelling and from dwelling to tower. Area of premises enclosed, and how. W board fence runs across the point of the cape from south shore to the north shore, enclosing the entire site. The keepers dwelling is also enclosed by a neat picket fence. Area of garden. About one acre.

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11 Area in timber or shrubbery. None Area susceptible of profitable cultivation. About one acre. Area cultivated or prepared for cultivation. About one acre. Character of adjacent surrounding country—soil sandy, clay, marsh, swamp, wood, fast ground, or shifting sands. The soil is a dark clayey loam, covered with grass. No shrubbery or trees. Distance to the nearest post office. Five miles Distance to the nearest village or town. Five miles to Newport on Yaquina Bay Facilities for reaching the light-station by public conveyance. None Facilities for reaching the light-station by private conveyance from the nearest village, town, railroad station, or steamboat landing, and the distance. The light station can be reached from the town of Newport on Yaquina Bay. Distance five miles. Water For Drinking and Domestic Uses Generally. How procured. From the roof of keeper’s dwelling. Quality. Good Quantity ample of not for the station at all seasons of the year. Ample Liable or not to be injured by the inroads of storm tides and seas. Not liable to injury by storm tides and seas. If rain water in tanks or cisterns, what precautions have been taken to insure its purity. The water is stored in brick underground cisterns. They are usually cleaned out once a year. Capacity of tanks or cisterns, and where placed. One cistern, capacity 11,000 gallons, placed near the rear of keeper’s dwelling. Tanks or cisterns—of what materials made. One under-ground cistern built of brick and cement.

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12 If from a well, describe and give depth. Diameter. Lined or not. Water obtained by pump or bucket. Distance from keeper’s dwelling. Pump: W.B. Douglas No. 2 closed spout kitchen assistant’s quarters “ “ “ No. 2 “ “ “ Keeper’s “ A.V.W. Donald/Outage No. 2 Kitchen spout outside cistern east side The sewing co. No. 4 “ “ “ “ “ west “ Health Of The Light-Station And Vicinity. General opinion in regard to the healthiness or unhealthiness of the light-station and vicinity. The general opinion is that it is good. Diseases—what are the most prevalent at the station and in the vicinity. No prevalent diseases of the station or in the vicinity. Do they prevail at particular seasons of the year or not? Are there any local causes, such as swamps, marshes, etc., in the immediate vicinity of the lighthouse which are likely to be the cause of these diseases?

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p-1 1910 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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Premises—A Detailed Description Of—Continued. 32. Height of focal plane of lantern above mean high water (on sea and gulf coasts) or mean lake level on northern lakes and rivers: 161 feet 33. Background of the light-house, upon which it is projected, as seen from the sea or lake: Green, grassy hill 34. Color of tower, White 35. Color of tower, how produced: Paris 36. Tower—Connected with keeper’s dwelling, and how; or detached: Detached 37. Object—Seacoast, lake coast, bay, harbor, channel, or range; for general or local navigating purposes: Seacoast 38. Materials of which the tower is built: Brick

Premises—General Description Of. 39. Thickness of walls at base, Walls hollow; outer 34” space 8” inner 4” total 46” 40. Thickness of walls at parapet, 19 ¼ 41. Diameter of tower (inscribed, if polygonal) at base, Octagonal, 26’ outside inside circular 13 ½ feet 42. Diameter of tower (inscribed, if polygonal) at parapet, 12 feet inside 15’ 6” outside 43. Kind of stairway and steps, Iron 44. Number of landings of stairway, Five, including watchroom floor 45. Size of glass for glazing tower windows, 10” x 12” 46. Number of windows in tower, and size of sash, Seven windows 27” x 54” 47. Number of doors, One (double door) to galley 48. Kind of foundation and depth below the surface, Rock 26 feet deep 49. Character of soil at and around the light-house, Sand

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Dwellings For Keepers—Continued. 155. Character of adjacent surrounding country—Soil, sandy, clay, marsh, swamp, wood, fast ground, or shifting sands: Sandy Water For Fog Signal, Drinking, And Domestic Uses Generally. 156. how procured, From roofs 157. Quality, Good 158. Quantity ample or not for the station at all seasons of the year, Sufficient 159. Liable or not to be injured by the inroads of storm tides and seas, Not liable 160. If rain water in tanks or cisterns, what precautions have been taken to insure its purity? Brick filter walls 161. Capacity of tanks or cisterns, and where placed: 1 cistern 11,000 gal., 1 cistern 11850 gal., 1 redwood tank at barn 3,000 gal. 162. Tanks or cisterns—Of what material made: Brick, cement lined 163. Is there a distilling apparatus at the station? No Name of maker:______________; Capacity,___________________; when installed,_______________; condition,_________; Efficiency,_____________________ 164. If from a well, describe and give depth: _________________________________________ 165. Diameter, _________________________________________________________________ 166. Lined or not, _______________________________________________________________ 167. Water obtained by pump or bucket, By pump in Keeper’s dwelling 168. Distance from keeper’s dwelling, _______________________________________________

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1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports

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1871. June 26.

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

Sir:

Your letter of the 12th instant is received and the award of contract for building Light Keeper's dwelling at Cape Disappointment, W. T. (Washington Territory) to Charles F. Brown for $9,890., gold coin is approved.

July 10.

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

Sir:

Your letter of the 27th instant, relative to Yaquina Light House, is received.

The Lantern has been paid for by Gen. Duane from funds sent to him from this Office for the purpose.

July 10.

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

Sir:

I enclose herewith for your information a copy of a letter from the Department appointing Mr. C. B. Talbot as additional draughtsman at $150 per month.

For Enclosure see Volume 288 page 46 of Letters Received.

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is received.

The two contracts with B. Simpson and Joseph Bien for work on Yaquina Bay Light House are herewith returned approved and also the contract with C. F. Brown for building Keeper's dwelling at Cape Disappointment, Washington Territory, of which there is but one copy in this office.

Nov. 13.

From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. T. A. Jenkins To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

The request made to the Commissioner of Customs of which you were informed on the 9th inst. that $774.86 be sent to Col. Duane to pay for the Fog Signal at Cape Flattery has been recalled, and he has been requested instead to send a like sum from the appropriation for expenses of Fog Signals for 1872 for that purpose.

Nov. 14.

From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. T. A. Jenkins. To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.

Sir:

I beg to present to your acquaintance Mr. Chas Nordhoff, for a long time Editor in Chief of one of our principal New York daily papers, who visits the Pacific Coast for literary purposes. He is commended to your courtesies as he has expressed much interest in the workings of the Light House Establishment on your coast.

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1873 All errors or omissions in the last list should be corrected. The light House Lists corrected as herein required, should be mailed to arrive at this office on or before the 1st of December next.

Sept. 3 From engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The Board desires that you will at once report in full the present condition of the Light House at Cape Foulweather and the appropriate time it will be lighted.

Sept. 8 From Engineer Secretary Major G.H. Elliot To Major H.M. Robert Corps Engineers Sir: The extension of time, sixty day, recommended by your letter of the 21st August, to be granted to Charles F. Brown contractor for Light Keeper's dwelling at Cape Foulweather, Oregon is approved.

Sept. 17 From Naval Secretary Rear Adml. C.S. Boggs To Major H M Robert Corps Engineers Immediate repairs at Dungeness authorized

On Side Cape Foulweather L.H. condition Cape Foulweather L.H. keepers dwelling - extension of time on contract Telegram

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Correspondence of LH board 1901-1910

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Department of Commerce and Labor Light-House Establishment

Office of Engineer,13th District Portland, Oreg.

April 22, 1905.

The Light-House Board, Washington, D. C.

Sirs:- Replying to Board's letter of April 14, 1905, No.2169, regarding recommendation for an appropriation of $4000.00 for the construction of a keeper's dwelling at Yaquina Head Light-Station, Oregon, made in last annual report, we are of the opinion that an appropriation should be made for this purpose for the reasons heretofore given.

Respectfully yours,

L. Cokeluer ??? Commander, U.S. Navy Inspector 13th Light-House District

W. Claupfitt ??? Major, Corps of Engineers, U.S. A. Engineer 13th Lighthouse District

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