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YH LH location and building Vol. 311

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Estimate_______________________________________

coin ESTIMATE AMOUNT coinDollars CtsEstimate of Cost of Keeper DwellingSame as one at Cape Disappointment, W.T. whichestimate etcExclusive of Freight 9518 42450 - Freight - Tons 10.00 4500

Total Keepers Dwelling 14018 42

Cost of Lantern .}delivered at Portland. Oregon} 2500Putting up Lantern} 800

Total Lantern 3300

First Order Fixed Illuminating}Apparatus with arc of 225 [degrees]} 7000delivered at Light House}

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p-3 letters HM Roberts 1872-1875

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Please inform this office whether you have received invoices from Saulter Lemormier & Co. of a 1st order F.V.F. lens for Cape Foulweather; also whether the manufacturers of illuminating apparatus at Paris regularly send you invoices with their consignments.

Very respectfully,

George H. Elliot Maj. of Engineers Engineer Secretary

Lt. Col. I.C. Woodruff Eng. 3d & 4th L.H. Dists. New York.

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p-2 Notice To Mariners

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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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p-1 1881 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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Watch-room door leading into lantern, and how fitted. A wooden door fitted into an iron pane, hung with butt hinges, and fastened by a spring lock.

VENTILATORS

In parapet, wall, or lower part of lantern. Tower part of lantern.

Lantern ladders for cleaning plate glass outside. One (iron)

Curtain hooks inside of lantern—how fitted Curtain hooks, screwed into iron-work at top of lantern.

WATCH ROOM

How fitted. A work-bench with lockers underneath

Bell wires, or speaking tubes, for calling relief keepers—kind. None

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS &c.

Order and characteristic distinction of apparatus. Catacdroptric, Fresnel lens.

If movable; time of revolution, and intervals between and duration of flashes.

If fixed, or fixed varied by flashes; are of fixed part in degrees, and between what points of compass seen.

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14 Miscellaneous Remarks Upon The General Character And Condition Of The Premises, Towers, Buildings, And Illuminating Apparatus At This Date. The general character and condition of the premises is good. The fences are neatly whitewashed, grounds free from rubbish, tower and buildings in good condition; illuminating apparatus clean and in order. The premises as a whole present a neat and tidy appearance.

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p-1 1910 YH Descriptive Pamphlet

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Watch Room. 77. How fitted: Service table, two shelves with backer underneath; three coat and hat hooks 78. Bell wires, speaking tubes, or telephones for calling relief keepers—Kind: None 79. Where led: ______________________________________________________________

Illuminating Apparatus, Etc. 80. Name of maker, Barbier & Fenestre Constructeurs, Paris; Year made, 1868 81. Marks and number on apparatus, None, except name plate 82. Order of apparatus, 1st Order; Inside diameter (inscribed circle, tangent to glass) of central drum, 6’- 01/4” 83. Characteristic of light shown by apparatus, Fixed white 84. If movable; time of revolution, ________________________________________________ 85. Intervals between flashed, ___________________________________________________ 86. Duration of flash, ___________________________________________________________ 87. If fixed; or fixed, varied by flashes, state arc of each fixed part in degrees: Five whole panels, 45° each (26” each) 1 panel 11 ¼”= 244° 30’; Five whole panels 45° each (26” each) 1 panel 14 ¾”, silver reflector= 115° 30’ 88. Number of panels in the lens apparatus, Five whole, 1 fractional, illuminated arc; Five whole, 1 fractional reflector 89. Number of flash panels, ________ arc of each, in degrees, __________________________ 90. Number of elements in each panel of central drum of lens, 17 91. Number of prisms in each panel above central drum of lens, 18 92. Number of prisms in each panel below central drum of lens, 8

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Illuminating Apparatus, Etc.—Continued. 93. How are the flashed produced—By the whole apparatus revolving ______; by revolving belt only _______; if by panels of vertical elements revolving outside of fixed lens, state the number of such panels: ________________________________________________ Describe how: ___________________________________________________________ 94. If by vertical elements, (a) state the number in each panel, _______; (b) and the number of elements of fixed lens covered by the panel: _________________________________ 95. If light is occulting, state (a) the characteristic, __________________________________ (b) Between what time limits may characteristic be varied without structural changes in mechanism, ______________________________________________________________ (c) Are eclipses produced by sleeve, revolving screens, or valve (if gaslight), _________ (d) Size of sleeve and amplitude of movement, ________________________________ (e) Axis of rotation of screens, horizontal or vertical, _______; (f) relation of axis to vertical axis of illuminating apparatus, _________________________________________ Screens: (g) Do they revolve as parts, or independently, of illuminating apparatus, ______ (h) If about vertical axis, how many in circumference, __________ ; (i) time required for complete revolution, ; (j) form, _______________________________________________; (k) how mounted (see Questions 101-109), ____________________________________ (l) if actuated by standard clockwork, state order, ______________________________ (m) date made, __________________________________________________________ If occultation is effected by valve (n) state name of maker, __________________________ (o) pattern, _____________________________________________________________ (p) does it operate reliably, _________________________________________________ 96. Pedestal, Cast iron

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Illuminating Apparatus, Etc.—Continued. 93. How are the flashed produced—By the whole apparatus revolving ______; by revolving belt only _______; if by panels of vertical elements revolving outside of fixed lens, state the number of such panels: ________________________________________________ Describe how: ___________________________________________________________ 94. If by vertical elements, (a) state the number in each panel, _______; (b) and the number of elements of fixed lens covered by the panel: _________________________________ 95. If light is occulting, state (a) the characteristic, __________________________________ (b) Between what time limits may characteristic be varied without structural changes in mechanism, ______________________________________________________________ (c) Are eclipses produced by sleeve, revolving screens, or valve (if gaslight), _________ (d) Size of sleeve and amplitude of movement, ________________________________ (e) Axis of rotation of screens, horizontal or vertical, _______; (f) relation of axis to vertical axis of illuminating apparatus, _________________________________________ Screens: (g) Do they revolve as parts, or independently, of illuminating apparatus, ______ (h) If about vertical axis, how many in circumference, __________ ; (i) time required for complete revolution, ; (j) form, _______________________________________________; (k) how mounted (see Questions 101-109), ____________________________________ (l) if actuated by standard clockwork, state order, ______________________________ (m) date made, __________________________________________________________ If occultation is effected by valve (n) state name of maker, __________________________ (o) pattern, _____________________________________________________________ (p) does it operate reliably, _________________________________________________ 96. Pedestal, Cast iron

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Illuminating Apparatus, Etc.—Continued. 97. Service table, Wooden table in workroom 98. Tube leading through center of upper metal ring of lens into ventilator ball, to cary off gases of combustion and to assist in producing proper draft in lantern—Of what material, diameter, and how fitted and connected with damper tube when in place: Copper tube 5” in diameter with planished iron connecting tube through brown piece fitted with base arm connecting tube 10” diameter as top 5 ¼” diameter as bottom damper tube 3 7/8” diameter carried on huge riveted to is and supported by ring at base of connecting tube 99. If revolving, revolving machinery: _____________________________________________ 100. Revolving on chariot, mercury float, or balls: ___________________________________ 101. If a chariot, describe it and state the number and size of each pattern of wheels in it: _________________________________________________________________________ 102. If on balls, describe the construction of the ball-raceways, whether flat surface, or semicircular or V grooves: ___________________________________________________ 103. State number of balls: (None); diameter of balls, ________________________________ 104. Revolving cord or chain—How led: ___________________________________________ 105. Length of drop tube, _______________________________________________________ 106. Length of time revolving machinery will run after one winding:

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107. How is the machinery protected? ____________________________________________ 108. How regulated? Describe: _________________________________________________

109. If colored light, how is the color produced? Describe: ___________________________ 110. Red sectors—Between what bearings, true (from seaward): ______________________

111. State where colored glass is attached, if to illuminating apparatus or to lantern: ______

112. If colored glass is inside of illuminating apparatus describe its form:

Lamps, Burners, Etc. 113. (a) Description of lamp in use and number of wicks, or mantels, to burner, Funcks, 1st Order float lamp (b) diameter of outside wick, 4 5/16; (c) diameter of mantel, (None); (d) if more than one mantel, also diameter of circumscribing circle,_________ If gaslight, (e) state kind,_______________; (f) number of burners, if

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Landing, Wharf, Boathouse, Etc.—Continued. 175. Distance and direction from light-house: About 500 feet easterly of tower 176. Hoisting engine, what kind? None Number of revolutions per minute, ________; diameter of cylinder, __________; Stroke, _________; Kind of boiler: __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 177. Miscellaneous Remarks Upon The General Character and Condition Of The Premises, Towers, Buildings, And Illuminating Apparatus At This Date. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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1891 Lighthouse Keepers Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

October 1891

22 Light to moderate fresh & strong breeze S. E. to S. & S. West these 24 hours with rain. Sea moderately smooth. The barometer is going up. 2nd asst killed a goose today. General duties for the day.

23 Moderate to fresh and strong breeze South E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea moderately rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst killed a Goose today. Keeper and 2nd assistant went to Newport after some supplies.

24 Fresh to moderate breeze and light wind S. E. & South with rain these 24 hours the barometer is going up. Sea little rough. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today. 1st asst went Geese hunting. General duties for day.

25 Light S. East wind and calm these 24 hours first part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Had four visitors today.

26 Light wind to moderate breeze S.E. and South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours rain - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - 1st asst went to Newport.

27 Moderate breeze S. to East & S. these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours rain. Last part of 24 hours dry & fair weather - Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day.

28 Light to moderate breeze S.E. to South these 24 hours with rain most of the 24 hours - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day. - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport today.

29 Moderate to fresh breeze S.W. to West these 24 hours with frequent rain & hail squalls with thunder & lightning - Sea quite rough - Keepers cleaning out the ??? and illuminating apparatus - the barometer is going up.

30 Moderate & light S.W. to East wind with damp weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamette Valley sailed. 2nd asst working in garden - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport.

31 Moderate to light East to S. East wind these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during the 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went hunting and after mushrooms - 2nd asst also working in garden.

November

1 Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze East to S.E. and South - these 24 hours - with cloudy but dry weather - Sea little rough - General duties for the day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport - Had five visitors.

2 Fresh to strong breeze South to a light gale first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours fresh to moderate breeze and light wind South with rain most of 24 hours - Sea rough - General duties for the day - A duck struck the lantern & killed itself.

3 Light wind to fresh breeze & gale East to S. East and South with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea rough - General duties for the day - Keeper went over to Mr. Megginsons to have a cow killed.

4 Strong to fresh & moderate breeze South these 24 hours with hard rain during the 24 hours - Sea very rough. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport to take a beef. General duties for day - Mr. Jhon Graves the forman on the Government duty was knocked off by the heavy seas and drowned at about 10.30 A.M. this morning.

5 Moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers during these 24 hours - Sea quite rough - General duties for day. Keeper and 2nd asst went geese hunting today - 1st asst went to Newport on business - Steamer arrived today.

6 Moderate to fresh breeze South to S.W. with rain first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze. A light S.W. to West clearing weather - Sea quite smooth - 1st & 2nd asst geese hunting also 2nd asst working in garden.

7 Light W. N. West wind with rain and hail squalls - Last part of 24 hours little showery but mostly fair weather - Sea very rough - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport.

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1892 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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14: 1st asst Mr. Edward Rice went to Newport to attend Grand Army meeting. Left the station at 1.P.M.

15: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st Asst returned to the station at 10.A.M. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 10.A.M.

16: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Had 4 visitors- Keeper returned to the station at 1.P.M.

17: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours last part of 24 hours light N. West to North wind first part clear & cool last part of 24 hours a little cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. Steamer Willappa sailed from Yaquina to Coos Bay today. General duties for day.

18: Light N. to East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning illuminating apparatus today. 2nd Asst went to Newport after mail.

19: Light S. East to N.W. wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. Keepers scrubbing hall and Oil room floors. 1st Asst went to Newport today.

20: Fresh and moderate breeze East first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea Smooth. Keepers went fishing. Keeper cleaning paint work in lantern. 1st Asst went to Newport after mail.

21: Light S.E. to East wind these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail.

22: Strong breeze to light Gale East these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after mail.

23: Fresh breeze East to South these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea little rough. 1st Asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd Asst went up North beach to try and fish for trout.

24: Moderate breeze S. East these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went over and cleared logs from the roaid so that the team could go to Newport. 2nd Asst went to Newport.

25: Strong breeze East first part of 24 hours, cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale. S.E. to South, light rain shower. Sea rough. Barometer down to 29.55 Keeper putting wood in 2nd Asst cellar today.

26: Light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, cloudy but dry. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst went to Newport after the mail.

27: Moderate breeze to light S.W. to South wind these 24 hours with rain showers. Sea rough. General duties for the day.

28: Strong to fresh breeze South these 24 hours and rain most of the time. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to the station at 1.30 P.M.

29: Fresh to strong breeze South to S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.W. to West wind with rain most of 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st Asst went to Newport after the mail. Steamer George Chance started to cross into Yaquina don't know wheather she got in safe or not - too thick to see from the light.

30: Light N.W. to East and S. East winds these 24 hours with clear fine and cool weather during the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 2nd Asst Isaac L. Smith went to Newport today.

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

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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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

August

2: Moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had twenty-eight visitors. 1st ass't showing visitors in tower, watering his garden and went to Newport. Keeper cleaning up the yard a little. 2nd ass't returned to the Station at 3. P.M. Had 28 visitors. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today.

3: Moderate breeze to light wind and calm these 24 hours with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. 1st ass't went fishing and showing visitors in tower. Had 24 visitors today.

4: Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with high dry fog. Sea very sooth. General duties for the day. Had thirty-eight visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower today.

5: Light to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with high dry fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine wether. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper cleaning the Illuminating apparatus. Had 20 visitors. Steamer Willamett Valley sailed today.

6: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West, some fog but mostly clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st ass't went to Newport. Keeper went berrying.

7: Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours, first part damp fog. Last part some fog but mostly fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirty-two visitors. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in the tower today.

8: Fresh to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh brreze N.W. with thick damp fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't showing 21 visitors in tower. 1st ass't went fishing. Steamer Chance??? passed by cape going north at 1 P.M.

9: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South to N. West wind with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower. 1st ass't went fishing and working in garden. Had 39 visitors.

10: Light N. West wind with thick dap fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.W to South wind cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower. Had sixty two visitors today. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith went to Newport to see his wife off to Willamett Valley. Left station at 1.P.M. Keeper went to Newport on business.

11: Light S. East to South wind with light rain showers during first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st ass't went fishing. Had twenty visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith returned to the station at 5 P.M.

12: Light East to S.E. and South wind these 24 hours with cloudy but dry and fair weather during 24 hours. Keeper and 2nd ass't went up the north beach on a picnic. 1st ass't showing 33 visitors in tower and went fishing. Steamer Willamett Valley arrived today.

13: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had thirty-nine visitors.

14: Light South wind with light rain & fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours thick fog most of the time. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had 26 visitors. Keeper went to Newport. 1st and 2nd ass'ts showing visitors in tower.

15: Light variable winds and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear, fine, warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing. 1st ass't went to Newport. Also 2nd ass't and 1st ass't showing visitors in tower. Had 59 visitors today.

16: Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear, fine, and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd ass't went to Newport. Had 61 visitors today. 1st ass't showing visitors in the tower.

17: Light N. West wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N. West [continued on next page]

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Journal of Light-House Station at Cape Foulweather 1892

October

15 [continued from previous page] visitors today - 2nd asst arrived at the station at 1.P.M. from Newport and brought some Oates for horses.

16: Light wind East to N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea quite smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst showed two visitors in the tower.

17: Light wind N.W. to moderate breeze W. to S.W. with frequent rain showers during 24 hours - Sea smooth. General duties for day - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after Oates - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper sold boat belonging to Pacific Sealing Company at Victoria - to Mr McDonald of Newport for the sum of $25.00 by order of said Sealing Company.

18: Light variable winds with light rain showers during first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. fair weather - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Oates from Newport to Cape Foulweather today.

19: Light N.W. wind and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Oates & Wheat from Newport - 1st and 2nd assts also went fishing today.

20: Light N. West wind & clam first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light, East to N. West wind clear fine and warm, during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport and hauled wheat for chickens. Mr McDonald of Newport who bought the boat belonging to Pacific Sealing Co of Victoria and took it around to Newport today.

21: Light East to S. East wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours clear fine and warm weather - Last part of 24 hours fair weather but a little heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper & 2nd asst hauling Wheat for chickens - 1st asst went fishing today.

22: Light South East wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind - Cloudy but dry most of 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper cleaning the burner preparing to change it monday - Keeper also went to Newport to attend at political meeting - Left the station at 1.P.M.

23: Light to N. West wind these 24 hours with heigh dry fog & cloudy during the 24 hours - Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper returned to the station at 1 P.M.

24: Light N. West wind with clear fine weather during these 24 hours - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamett Valley arrived from San Francisco today - Keepers cleaning illuminating apparatus and changing burner - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing today.

25: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze East with clear dry and warm weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 2nd asst cleaning and whitewashing hen house - 1st asst went fishing today.

26: Fresh to strong breeze East these 24 hours with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went to Newport on business today. Hoisted American Ensign on account of Mr Harrison's Death.

27: Fresh breeze East first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.E. to South - with clear fine and warm weather - Sea smooth - Steamer Willamett Valley sailed for San Francisco at 2 P.M. - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer is down to 29.90 at 2 P.M.

28: Moderate breeze to light S to S. East wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper & 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went over on the beach hunting for water agets.

29: Light S. East wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Steamer Georg Chance arrived from Astoria. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer is down to 27.88 at 4. P.M.

30: Fresh to strong & moderate breeze S. East to S. West these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours rain showers - Last part of 24 hours cloudy but mostly fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for the day.

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1893 Lighthouse Keeper Logs

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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

March 24: last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst. went fishing. 1st asst. also went to Newport.

25: Light S. East wind damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze S to S.W. with hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. 2nd asst. keeper went to Newport.

26: Light N.W. to W. & S. West wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing. Had 5 visitors today.

27: Fresh to moderate breeze East to S. East first part of 24 hours with dry weather. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze South. Little damp. Sea quite smooth. Steamer Willamette Valley arrived today. Keeper & 1st asst. went fishing. 2nd asst. working in garden.

28: Fresh to moderate breeze S. to W. first part of 24 hour with rain. Last part of 24 hours light variable rain to fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst. repairing locks of Keepers dwelling. Keeper and 1st asst. went fishing. Keeper also working on the quarterly & monthly reports.

29: Light East wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather and some cloudy. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to South. Damp weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst. went fishing. Keeper putting 200 gallons of mineral oil in oil room. ??? 2nd asst. spadeing up garden. Keeper working on returns.

30: Fresh to moderate breeze S.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light S.W. to West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst. went to Newport. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today.

31: Strong fresh breeze and gale these 24 hours with rain moste of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper makeing out the quarterly monthly & absence(?) reports.

April 1: Fresh to strong breeze and gale S. to S.W. these 24 hours with hard rain moste of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. The barometer is down to 29.70.

2: Gale to fresh breeze S. to S. West and West these 24 hours with hard rain moste of the 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.42. Keeper went over to Newport to mail the reports.

3: Heavy gale South and S. West these 24 hours with hard rain during 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. A Steam Schooner laying off light about 2 to 6 miles this afternoon.

4: Moderate breeze S.W. to light S.E. wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South with frequent rain shower during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst. went to Newport. Had one visitor today.

5: Light East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning lamp and illuminating apparatus measures and oil brackets. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Had two visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst. repairing hen coop. The steam Schooner that was laying off the light Monday afternoon passed the light at 9AM coming from the north west went down to Yaquina bay and crossed in at 1:30PM. She seems to be disabled in some way.

6: Fresh breeze N.W. with rain & hail squally during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went over to Newport to see and get a report about the steam Schooner Alare Blanchard that crossed into Yaquina Bay yesterday at 1:30PM. The Alare Blanchard became disabled in the gales that have been blowing off shore the 8 or 10 days. Sails blowed away waterloged and unmanageable. Andrew Carlson & Frank Ayede crossed the the Yaquina bay bar in a small boat went abord and piloted her into Yaquina bay. In crossing bar the chain on rudder brook and got afoul of

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1895 Keeper logs

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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather, Oregon1895June17: [continued from previous page] ...1st asst and Keeper rakeing up and throwing hay over the bluff - 1st asst also went fishing - Keeper weeding out his garden - also taking off covers of Mineral Oil cases preparing to erupt??? them tomorrow - The barometer 30.30 today. U.S. Light House Tender passed the light from the North and entered Yaquina bar at 3:30 P.M.18: Moderate breeze to light North wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze North with fair weather during 24 hours - Sea smooth - 1st and 2nd asst putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil butts and cleaning Illuminating apparatus and lamp and Oil measures - Had seven visitors today - Keeper went to Newport to have the freight hauled from Newport to the light that the Light House Engineer sent - Mr. Stimpson haulled two loads today he having took the job for $20.00.19: Moderate breeze to light North wind fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West with heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Keeper putting furnace in the boiler??? and plastering in store house - Mr. Stimpson hauling freight from Newport to Light Station - U.S. Tender Manzanita crossed out of Yaquina and went South - Barometer 30.10 today - 1st asst working in garden and went fishing.20: Fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear fine weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some thick fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber today - Keeper stacking lumber for seasoning - The barometer 29.90 today.21: Moderate breeze N.W. to light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst and 2nd asst stacking lumber - 1st asst went to Newport and fishing - Mr. Stimpson hauling lumber. The barometer 30.00 today.22: Light South wind and calm thick damp fog first part of 24 horus - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West and clear fine weather - Sea quite smooth - General duties for day - 1st and 2nd asst stacking up lumber - Keeper went to Newport - Mr. Stimpson completed hauling the lumber today.23: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N. West with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - 1st asst went to Newport - 2nd asst showing five visitors in Tower - The barometer 30.28 today.24: Strong and fresh breeze to a gale N. to West these 24 with clear weather first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst went up on North beach after Salmon berries - 2nd asst showing eight visitors in Tower - Keeper working on annual, quarterly and monthly reports - Steamer Farralone and Arcata crossed Yaquina bar for Sanfrancisco. Barometer 30.00.25: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours with a little fog - Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N. to N. West fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper working on annual reports - Schooner Kate & Anne is anchored south East of this light.26: Moderate breeze N. West to light South wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours fair weather - last part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Sea a little rough - General duties for day - 1st asst went fishing - Keeper went to Newport - Assts showing five visitors in Tower. The barometer 29.80 today.27: Light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper working on the annual returns Quarterly and monthly reports - 1st asst went fishing - 2nd asst went to Newport - The barometer is 29.76 today. Had seven visitors.28: Light South wind with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours some fog but mostely fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport - 1st asst went fishing - The barometer down to 29.84 today.29: Moderate to fresh breeze South these 24 hours with fair weather - Sea moderately smooth - General duties for day - Keeper makeing out quarterly and monthly and annual returns - 2nd and 1st asst showing 14 visitors in Tower - 1st asst also went fishing - Barometer down to 29.90 today.30: Moderate breeze to light South wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport to mail reports - 1st asst went fishing - Barometer 29.98.

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