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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

February

28: Light South wind with light rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze South, cloudy & little damp. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. Keeper making out monthly reports.

March

1: Fresh breeze South to S.W. first part of 24 hours with light rain. Last part of 24 hours Fresh and strong breeze to gale N.W. with hard rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport. Steam Schooner Homer sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco.

2: Fresh and strong breeze N.W. with frequent rain & hail squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light N.West wind, hail, & snow. Sea very rough. General duties for day. 2nd ass't went to Newport.

3: Light S.East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with snow squalls most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport, 1st ass't went fishing.

4: Light variable winds with hail & snow squalls first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind, cloudy but dry & cool weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had three visitors today. Keeper went fishing. Mr. Eugene M. Watters visited the station today, he is on the way to Hecta Head lighthouse where he is to be 1st ass't Keeper.

5: Fresh to strong breeze S. East to South with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze to gale S.W. to W.N. West, light rain showers. Sea a little rough. General duties for day. The barometer 29.21

6: Light N. West to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours Fresh breeze South with cloudy but dry weather. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went fishing. 1st ass't went to Newport.

7: Fresh breeze to Gale S. To S.W. & West these 24 hours with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. The barometer stands 29.90 at 5 P.M.

8: Heavy gale South first part of 24 hours with hard rain. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze S. to S.W. and West with some rain and sharing weather. Sea rough. General duties for day. Steamer Homer arrived from Frisco & crossed of the bar at [2 am?pm?] Barometer 29.40

9: Fresh to moderate breeze to light wind West N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain & hail squalls. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.90 at 3 P.M. and still going up at 30.??

10: Fresh breeze to a gale South these 24 hours with rain. Sea rough. General duties for day. The barometer 29.66

11: Gale South to fresh to & moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours with rain most of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea rough. General duties for day. Barometer 29.40 and going up.

12: Light variable winds these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours. last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport. Steamer Homer sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco.

13: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze S. to S.West-West these 24 hours with light rain. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Barometer 29.75

14: Light S.East wind, fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale S.E. to S., rain. Sea rough. General duties for day. Keeper went fishing. The barometer 29.60 at 3 P.M. and going down.

15: Gale South to fresh and moderate breeze S.West these 24 hours with hard rain. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. 1st ass't Edward Rice went to Newport after & to take the mail. The barometer 29.40 today.

16: Light wind West N.W. first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze N.W. with rain & hail squalls during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. 1st ass't putting 200 Gallons of mineral Oil in Oil room. Keeper and 2nd ass't cutting stove wood on the beach today. A small Schooner came in from the west toward the light about a mile and steered for the Yaquina bar. 1st ass't went fishing.

17: Light N.West to S. East wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze S.E. to South, rain. Sea quite smooth. Keeper and 2nd ass't cutting stove wood on the beach today.

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Owlivia

March 4, visited by a fellow who is on his way to be 1st ass't Keeper at ??? Head lighthouse.

gkazebier

Head Keeper Frank M. Plummer, 1st Assistant Keeper Edward Rice, 2nd Assistant Keeper Isaac L. Smith

gkazebier

March 4, visited by a fellow who is on his way to be 1st ass't Keeper at Heceta Head lighthouse.

gkazebier

2nd ass't cutting stove wood on the beach today Stove wood for lighthouse office or oil/supply room? Or stove wood for keeper's dwelling? Both?