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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

[in the top of the far right "Month" column there appears an unintelligible signature (presumably B. Blish) and beneath it, what looks like "Ass't Inspt, 5 April 1894

April

2 [continued from preceding page] fair weather. Sea a little rough. Keeper putting a shelf in windows in Parlor for Keepers Quarters to put flower pots on. Keepers changing lamp and cleaning Oil buckets, Oil measures and Etc., The barometer went up to 30.30 today.

3: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze N.W. with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies 1st ass't spading, planting garden & went fishing today.

4: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. Keeper & 1st spading & working in garden. Also went fishing. The barometer stands 29.90 today. 2nd ass't Isaac L. Smith went to Yaquina City on important business. Left the station at 5.30 A.M., returned to the station at 9.45 P.M.

5: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keeper spading and planting garden. 1st ass't went fishing today. The barometer stands 29,90 and going down. U.S. Steamer Manzanita laying off the bar this morning and crossed into Newport at 9.45 A.M. to do the annual buoy work. Lieut. B. Blish arrived at the station at 3.30 P.M. made inspection and left at 4.30 for Newport.

6: Moderate fresh and strong breeze S.E. to S.S.W. & West these 24 hours with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper swing wood in cellar. The barometer down to 29.70 today but going up at 4. P.M.

7: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. 1st ass't throwing rails out of the road & spading garden. 2nd ass't spading garden & went to Newport. Keeper went to Newport after Library and 5 Gallons of Turpentine that the Ass't Inspector left April 5th for this station. U.S. Steamer Manzanita passed by the cape at 2. P.M. going north. 1st ass't hoisted the flag on her approaching [the] station. Had two visitors today.

8: Light wind N.W. to moderate breeze East to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea smooth. Keeper went up on north beach trout fishing. 1st ass't went ocean fishing. 2nd ass't spading garden.

9: Calm and light south to variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours little damp. Last part of 24 hours fair & warm. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't spading garden today.

10: Light wind to moderate breeze South first part of 24 hours with rain. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W., little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st ass't went fishing. 2nd ass't spading garden and setting out cabbage plants.

11: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper grubbing up a piece of ground for a flower garden near the beach for Mrs. M.J. Plummer. 1st ass't Edward Rice went fishing and to Newport after supplies. 2nd ass't planting potatoes in his garden.

12: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd ass't went to Newport after supplies.

13: Light wind to moderate breeze South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to light gale South to S. West with rain during 24 hours. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. The barometer down to 29.80.

14: Moderate and fresh breeze W. to N.West first part of 24 hours with frequent rain showers. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze to light N. West wind, fair weather. Sea a little rough. Keeper & 2nd ass't planting garden. Keeper & 1st ass't went fishing. 1st ass't also went to Newport after the mail.

15: Light wind to moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and cool weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper went to Newport to engage rooms at Grotell?? and teams for L.H. Engineer - Supt of Construction to come to the station & go to Alsea April 24th.

Page Notes

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Owlivia

April 11, Keeper is "grubbing up a piece of ground for a flower garden for Mrs. Plummer." Grubbing up, definition: "To clear of roots and stumps by digging."

Owlivia

April 15: name of Superintendent of Construction??? also, where would he go next??? Alsea???

gkazebier

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