might have led to disaster.
In the form of notice you have located the light 3 1/2 miles to the southward and one mile to the eastward of the position shown on the Coast Survey chart, as is shown on the chart here - with sent you.
It may be, however, that you have more accurate information than the chart offers, and if so, you will please to telegraph, and the Notice to Mariners will be withheld for correction.
Cape Foulweather - error in notice to mariners. -
From Engineer Secretary Major G. H. Elliot
To Major H. M. Robert Corps Engineers.
Sir: Your attention is called to another apparent error in the form of the Notice to Mariners for Cape Foulweather, which has been noticed since the letter to you of yesterday. You have the bearing of Yaquina Light House S. by E. 3/4 E., while according to the charts in this Office it bears from Cape Foulweather Light House E. E. by S. 1/2 S.
You will please reply by telegraph in regard to this matter in connection with that of the letter of yesterday.
The printing of the Notice to Mariners is waiting for your reply at once on receipt of this communication.
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