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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

August

10: Moderate breeze N.W. to light South wind with thick damp fog these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had twenty-three visitors. Steamster??? [Teamster?] hauling wood to the station today.

11: Light South wind and calm with thick damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had eleven visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

12: Light South wind with damp weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm, fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty-four visitors today.

13: Calm to light wind and moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers cleaning Lamp in lennes??? and all brass work about the station. Keepers showing 65 visitors i the Tower. 1st asst went fishing.

14: Moderate breeze and light N.West wind these 24 hours with thick, damp fog most of the time. Sea smooth. Keepers scrubbing the Office and hall room floors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. Also 1st asst. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had seventeen visitors.

15: Fresh to Strong breeze N. West with thick, damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. 1st asst taking covers off of coal oil boxes and showing visitors in the Tower. Steam schooner Homer sailed for San Francisco today. Keeper putting wood in the cellar. Keeper and 2nd asst also showing visitors in the Tower. Had forty-two visitors. The barometer is 29.94??? today.

16: Moderate and fresh breeze N.W. with thick fog most of 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keepers putting 200 Gallons of Mineral Oil in Oil-room. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst showing forty-three visitors in Tower.

17: Fresh to moderate breeze N.W. thees 24 hours with thick, damp fog most of the time. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had twenty-two visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport.

18: Light South to N.West wind with thick, damp fog during these 24 hours. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 1st & 2nd assts showing visitors in the Tower. Had thirty-eight visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport.

19: Calm and light N.West wind with thick, damp fog these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had forty-seven visitors today.

20: Light South wind and calm these 24 hours. First part of 24 ours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours fair and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in Tower. Had 37 visitors. 2nd asst went to Newport to take mail. Some visitors came to the station at 5.45 P.M., they were refused admittance, being too late. The hours for going in Tower is 9.A.M. to 5.P.M.

21: Light South to N.West wind with thick, damp fog during 24 hours. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. Had [within spine fold]??? visitors today. 1st asst went fishing today.

22: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with thick, damp fog. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in Tower. 2nd asst went to Newport. Had thirty-one visitors.

23: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Sea little rough. General duties for the day. Had 10 visitors. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco. 1st asst went to Newport.

24: Light S.East to N.West wind these 24 hours with fair & warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keepers showing visitors in the Tower. Had sixty-one visitor today. The barometer is 30.08??? today.

25: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W. these 24 hours with thick, damp fog. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Had 30 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport.

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Owlivia

August 20, policies and procedures, as per earlier report: "The hours for going in Tower is [sic] 9.A.M. to 5.P.M."