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 1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

1871-1900 Yaquina Head Lighthouse Letter books

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse was established in 1873 and is located on the Central Oregon Coast. The stories and history of this site are kept alive by trained interpreters who provide guided historic tours in period clothing. As you help us transcribe these documents we will be able to...

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Sep 28, 2017, 6:12 PM4Even though it looks like Leletz to me, it's probably Siletz, which is a river just North of Newport. There are only a couple rivers near here, Siletz, Yaquina, Salmon, and the Alsea. It looks clos...
Sep 14, 2017, 8:09 PM1In case you're wondering: The Head Keeper was Frank M. Plummer, he was the longest serving keeper at Yaquina Head. Promoted from 1st asst. in 1886 he retired in 1908 at age 53 after 30 years of ser...
Sep 14, 2017, 4:55 PM11It sure looks like he wrote O.G. Railroad, however the only railroad I know of with ships using the port of Newport was the O.P.R. Railroad. I tried to look up anything under the O.G. Railroad, and...
Sep 13, 2017, 7:13 PM12Look what I just found! May 26, 1892 The Record-Union from Sacramento, California ILL-FATED ST. CHARLES. Survivors Narrate the Story of the Explosion. San Francisco, May 2,5.—The crew of the sh...
Sep 13, 2017, 6:25 PM7After discussing what they could be cleaning, painting, varnishing, then putting back together, my brilliant coworker said maybe it's a small boat. Low and behold, I looked up "hack boat" and found...
Sep 13, 2017, 6:19 PM7I have no idea what a hack is. I tried looking up hack or hach with no luck. My coworker was wondering maybe they meant shack, buy why repeatedly forget the "s". This is quite the mystery, I'll kee...
Feb 27, 2017, 11:55 PM11Biography I found online: Lawrence Owen Murray (1864-1926) was a banker, government official, and Comptroller of the Currency, 1908-1913. He was educated in law, receiving degrees from both Metrop...
Feb 14, 2017, 6:42 PM6Great find! I would absolutely agree that the above H. Elliot is the same George mentioned in the other document. In the Popular Science article, I love how they describe: "his reasons for advocat...

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