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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

May

29: Light S. East to variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy but dry weather. Last part of 24 hours light fog showers. Sea quite smooth. Keepers whitewashing the inside of tower. Keeper & 1st asst went fishing. Keepers also watering garden.

30: Light variable winds and calm and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate & fresh breeze to gale N. to N.W., rain showers. Sea little rough. Keepers painting stairs and landings in tower. Also painting window sashes & casings. Keepers went fishing.

31: Fresh to strong breeze N.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea a little rough. Keeper painting chimney box, step ladders, front and side steps of Keeper's dwelling lead color today. 1st asst drawing sashes over doors in oil room & office & whitewashing spots in tower. Keeper also weeding out the garden. 2nd asst went to Newport to take & get the mail.

June

1: Fresh & moderate breeze these 24 hours N.W. with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst packing wood up from the beach. Had 5 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst polishing oil carriers, lantern filler??? & cocks on oil Butts.

2: Moderate breeze N. West to light wind & moderate breeze South these 24 hours with thick fog most of 24 hours with thunder showers. Sea smooth. Keepers painting stairs and landings in tower, cleaning lamp & reflectors. 1st asst cleaning up the yard. Keeper & 2nd asst painting back steps of Keeper's dwelling.

3: Moderate breeze South these 24 hours with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers packing up wood from the beach for stove wood.

4: Light S. East to E. & N. East wind with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N. West wind, fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper painting the drumm??? inside of tower black this morning. 2nd asst painted chimney places in office and Oil room. Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco at 6 P.M. Keeper went to Newport to vote today.

5: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind with fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning Lenses and window glass in the tower and Oil room & Office. 1st asst whitewashing in his Quarters. 2nd asst went to Newport after the mail today.

6: Light N.W. wind to light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with fair, warm weather and slight rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper painted Office Table, went clamming & fishing. 2nd asst went clamming. 1st asst painting inside of his Quarters and went fishing.

7: Light variable winds with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper setting out turnip plants in garden. 1st asst cleaning and painting in his Quarters & went to Newport after mail. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco.

8: Light S. East wind with little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale South with rain. Sea rough. 1st asst painting in his Quarters & working in garden. Keeper & 2nd asst went clamming & working in garden Had two visitors today.

9: Moderate breeze S.W. and West these 24 hours with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst cleaning windows in his dwelling. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

10: Light variable winds with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S. West, fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today.

11: Light S.West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst cutting the grass on the cape. 2nd asst painting the inside of his Quarters today.

12: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst cutting grass & went fishing. Keeper knocking rust off and painting Lightning rods. 2nd asst painting in his quarters and went to Newport. Keeper also knocking [rust off of?] window fastening off of Oil House. Had 5 visitors.

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