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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

June 1891

22 General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport for recreation - Left the station at 7:30 A.M.

23 Light variable winds first part of 24 hours with rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind fair weather - Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper F.M. Plummer returned to the station at 11:30 A.M.

24 Light variable winds these 24 hours first part of 24 hours damp and little light rain - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather wind light N.W. - Sea smooth - General duties for day - Keeper writing on the reports - 1st asst went fishing and to Newport.

25 Moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours first part of 24 hours some light rain showers - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day. Steamer Willamette Valley sailed today - Had two visitors.

26 Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper writing out the annual returns.

27 Light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport. Had 12 visitors today.

28 Moderate to fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Had 29 visitors - Keeper showing visitors into the tower.

29 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper went to Newport on business. Mr. Smith left the station at 8 A.M. for the Willamette Valley after two horses for the keeper. 1st asst scrubbing hall and oil room floors.

30 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick damp fog most of 24 hours - Sea smooth. 1st asst went to Newport. - Keeper making out the reports today - Had twelve visitors.

July

1 Fresh and moderate breeze N.W. clear fine weather during 24 hours - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had twenty two visitors today.

2 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear fine weather - Last part of 24 hours heigh (sp) dry fog - Sea very smooth. General duties for day - Keeper went to Newport - Had fourteen visitors.

3 Fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea very smooth - Had sixteen visitors - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower. Mr. Isaac L. Smith returned to the station from Willamette Valley at 7 P.M.

4 Light S. East to South wind these 24 hours first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours clear fine and warm - Sea very smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - Had 12 visitors.

5 Light S. East to S. wind first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers - Last part of 24 hours light N.W. wind clear fine weather - Sea smooth - Keeper & Mr. Smith went to Newport - General duties for day - Had sixty eight visitors.

6 Light N.W. wind first part of 24 hours - Last part of 24 hours light to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. clear fine weather - Sea very smooth - Had seven visitors today - 1st asst went to Newport - 1st asst and Mr. Smith showing visitors in the tower - Keeper painting the covers of oil-butts.

7 Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm cloudy but dry - Sea very smooth - General duties for the day - 1st asst showing visitors in tower.

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gkazebier

Head Keeper - Frank Plummer, First Assistant -Edward Rice, *Laborer - Isaac L. Smith *Note the position of Isaac L. Smith was "Laborer" until he was official hired and sworn in as "Second Assistant keeper" in November 1891. From June 1890 to November 1891 the position of 2nd Assistant keeper (which required a "trained" keeper to operate the lamp) remained unfilled.

gkazebier

On Jan. 25th - keepers horse fell over the bluff north of the light today and drowned.
Then on June 29th - Mr. Smith left the station at 8 A.M. for the Willamette Valley after two horses for the keeper.