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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon

1894

April

28 General duties for the day. The barometer up to 30.10. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

29: Moderate breeze to light wind S.W. to West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco. 2nd asst went to Newport. Steamer Banderville sailed for San Francisco from Yaquina.

30: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N. West first part of 24 hours little damp last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport on business.

May

1: Light North wind to moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours rain & hail showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite rough. Keeper went up north beach trout fishing. 1st asst went ocean fishing. 2nd asst went over on the south beach.

2: Light North wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. west these 24 hours with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper grubbing up a piece of ground for a garden near the beach and cutting some brush to stick some peas in garden. 2nd asst painting and repairing a milk cubbord. 1st asst went fishing and getting wood on the beach. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

3: Moderate breeze to light wind N. West these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst hauling brush to stick some peas in garden. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst also working in garden.

4: Light wind to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.West wind, light fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies and to take 2nd asst and Wife over. 2nd asst went to Newport to buy a cow. Left the station at 9. A.M.

5: Light S. West to South wind first part of 24 hours with fair weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze south little damp. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst returned to the station at 11.45 A.M. bringing a cow with him.

6: Light South to North wind with fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W. with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Had two visitors today.

7: Moderate breeze N.W. to light S. East wind with fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind to moderate breeze N. West with fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Keepers mixing paint to paint Barn & Keeper's dwelling.

8: Moderate to fresh breeze W.N.W. to N. West these 24 hours first part of 24 hours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

9: Moderate breeze N.W. to light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. west with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had four visitors today. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper and 2nd asst fixing pump in 2nd asst Quarters. Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco.

10: Moderate breeze N.W. to light North wind first part of 24 hours with clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. heigh dry fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd getting clams on beach. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

11: Moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours - first part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst went clamming on the beach. Keeper also went trout fishing. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco today.

12: Light S. East wind first part of 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds to moderate breeze N. West light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Keepers packing up from the beach. Keeper weeding in garden.

13: Moderate breeze to light N.W. wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.W. fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst went fishing. Also working in garden. 2nd asst went over to see Mr. Briggs.

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Owlivia

May 4th: 2nd asst went to Newport to buy a cow.

gkazebier

May 5th: 2nd asst returned to the station at 11.45 A.M. bringing a cow with him