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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

July

12: Moderate breeze N. West to light South wind with thick, damp fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Steam schooner crossed Yaquina bar into Newport at 11.30 A.M. A steamer crossed into Newport at 2 P.M. could not [identify] what she was, being too foggy. The steamer that crossed over Yaquina bar was the U.S. Tender Columbia and landed rest of Light House supplies.

13: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Mr. Stimpson hauled the last of annual supplies. The Columbia having landed them at Newport. 1st asst went to Newport.

14: Light South wind and calm; thick, damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. Had 3 visitors today. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. U.S. Steamer Columbia arrived from herata head??? at Newport at 10 A.M.

15: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport on important business. Keeper took a walk about one mile from station. Had 5 visitors. U.S. Steamer Columbia left Newport and passed north going to Astoria at 8.30 P.M.

16: Moderate to fresh and strong breeze N.West these 24 hours, fair weather during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had three visitors. Keeper went to Newport to take calf over and wait for mail. 1st asst went to Newport.

17: Moderate to fresh beeze N.West with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went rock oystering. Had six visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport after mail & medicine.

18: Moderate breeze, fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to light N.West wind, thick, damp fog. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to take mail. Had nineteen visitors today.

19: Light South wind these 24 hours with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went over to big creek to see about hauling some wood. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after the mail. Had 7 visitors. First asst Keeper of the New Dungeness Light Station visited this station today.

20: Light variable winds and clam with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea very smooth. 2nd asst went over on the beach to get a load of wood. 1st asst went up on north beach for pleasure??? Had nine visitors today. U.S. Light-House Tender Columbia passed this light going south at 6.30 P.M.

21: Light variable winds and calm first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate breeze N.West with fair weather during 24 hours. 1st asst went fishing and took 31 visitors in tower. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. A steamer passed by the station going north at 8.15 P.M. and looked like the Columbia but too dark to tell [for] certain.

22: Moderate breeze to light N.West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.West with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail. 2nd asst showing visitors in tower and in bathing over on the north beach. Had 22 visitors.

23: Calm to light South wind these 24 hours with fair weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had 18 visitors today. 1st asst went fishing. 1st and 2nd assts showing visitors in tower. Steamer Robarts arrived in to Newport at 8 P.M. Keeper went to Newport after supplies Left the station at 10. A.M.

24: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st & 2nd assts showing visitors in tower. Had nine visitors. Keeper returned to station at 3 P.M.

25: Light South wind these 24 hours with light rain showers most of the time. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had thirty-two visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went to Newport after the mail.

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Owlivia

July 16: Keeper went to Newport to take calf over .... ? Oh, how we long for the backstory.