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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875
March 18 2
Your letter of the 1st instant, relative to payment of bills incurred for Yaquina Bay Light House prior to July 1, 1871, ???, is received.
No additional work should be undertaken at Yaquina without the authority of the Board.
George H. Elliot Major of Engineers, U.S.A. Engineer Secretary
Major H.M. Robert Corps of Engineers U.S.A. L.H. Engineers Portland, Oregon
1870-73 Lighthouse Board Annual Reports
of a light-house site and have the honor to state that in my opinion the deed of conveyance from Lester P. Baldwin and wife to the United States, executed on the 11th of January last and offered for the acceptance of the government is sufficient to pass a valid title to the premises.
Sir: Gen. Woodruff has today been requested to send you by the first steamer a 5th order lens, fixed 240° for Yaquina Bay Light House.
(SIDE BAR) Telegram Mar.25 From Engineer Sec'y Major G. H. Elliot. To Col. R. S. Williamson Corps Engineers.
Foulweather appropriation made. Yaquina reverts.
Correspondence of LH board 1901-1910
The Light-House Board, Washington, D.C.
In compliance with the instructions contained in the Board's letter of April 25, 1906, No. 1053, we have the honor to submit the following report in the matter of leasing or selling the Yaquina Bay Light-House Reservation.
This part of the state is rapidly settling up, the coastwise commerce is increasing, and a coast line railway will probably be constructed in the very near future, all of which indicate the dawn of an era of prosperity such as this part of the state has never seen. Local commerce will unquestionably increase, necessitating, sooner or later, the establishment of harbor lights upon the present reservation. For the above reasons it is not deemed advisable either to sell or lease the reservation at the mouth of Yaquina Bay.
The six papers accompanying the Board's letter are returned herewith.