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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

June

25 [continued from preceding page] Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing today.

26: Light variable winds & calm with light fog showers during 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail & supplies. Keeper working on the Annual Quarterly returns today.

27: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper working on the returns. Mr Fitzpatrick hauling wood for 2nd asst. 2nd asst went over on the beach after wood.

28: Light wind to moderate breeze S. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp; last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 8 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

29: Light South to S.W. & West wind with frequent light rain showers during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst sawing wood. Mr. Fitzpatrick hauled a load of wood for 2nd asst. Keeper working on returns. Had four visitors.

30: Light variable winds, cloudy but mostly fair weather first part of 24 hours Last part of 24 hours moderate fresh and strong breeze N. West, clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst turning over the hay.

July

1: Moderate breeze to light wind N> West first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West with clear fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Had 7 visitors. Keeper went to Newport today.

2: Moderate fresh and strong breeze these 24 hours with some thick fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst packing wood up from the beach. Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco for Yaquina today. 2nd asst went to Newport. Had 15 visitors.

3: Strong to fresh and moderate breeze N.W. these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 19 visitors. 1st asst showing visitors in tower. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

4: Moderate to fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours, first part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

5: Moderate to fresh & strong breeze to gale N.West these 24 hours, some thick fog but mostly clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st and 2nd assts showing 24 visitors in tower. Keeper cleaning out the barn. 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer Homer sailed for S. Frisco today.

6: Moderate breeze to light N. West wind with some fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.W., clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keepers putting hay in barn. Had eleven visitors today.

7: Light N.W. to S.East wind first part of 24 hours and little damp. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds, fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

8: Light North wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours cloudy and hazy. Last part of 24 hours clear, fine weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Had eleven visitors today. Keeper weeding in garden. There was a steamer laying off Yaquina bar at 4 A.M. looked like the Light House tender Columbia or Manzanita but sailed south.

9: Moderate to fresh breeze N.West with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. Keepers cleaning out two Oil butts and filling them with 200 Gallons of Mineral oil. Also cleaning the weeds out of the walks around the dwelling house. Had 8 visitors today. Four visitors came to the station 11 minutes after the light was lit up; don't admit visitors after lighting up the light.

10: Fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing nineteen visitors in the Tower. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies.

11: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear & fine. Last part of 24 hours, fog. Sea quite smooth. Keeper cleaning Oil carriers and lantern. 1st asst went to Newport. Keeper also weeding out the garden. Had [blank space] visitors today.

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Owlivia

Policies and procedures revealed (from July 9 entry): [we] don't admit visitors after lighting up the light.