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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

August

26: Moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with fog and smoke. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and helping get hay in the barn. Had six visitors. Keeper & 2nd asst hauling hay from Newport.

27: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with thick, smoke and fog and very warm during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing 20 visitors in Tower. Keeper & 2nd asst hauling hay from Newport.

28: Light variable winds and calm these 24 ours with thick, smoky and warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the tower. Had 9 visitors. Keeper and 2nd asst hauling hay today.

29: Light variable winds & calm these 24 hours with thick, smoky, warm weather. Sea very smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower and went fishing. Keeper & 2nd went to Newport Had thirty visitors today.

30: Light variable winds and calm these 24 hours with thick smoky and warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower & went fishing. Had 22 visitors. 2nd asst went up on North beach for recreation.

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

September

1: Light wind to moderate breeze South these 24 hours with light rain and fog showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today. Steamer Homer sailed today. 1st asst showing visitors in the Tower. Keeper went to Newport after supplies. 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith left the station at 6 A.M. for Willamett Valley for 21 days vacation.

2: Moderate breeze South to light N. West wind these 24 hours with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair & warm weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had 12 visitors. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower.

3: 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 little rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport. Had 12 visitors. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower.

4: Light variable winds, fair weather first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with light rain showers. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. 1st asst showing nine visitors in Tower.

5: Light S.E. to S. and S.W. wind these 24 hours with frequent light rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. Had no visitors today. The barometer 29.84 today.

6: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.W., clear, fine weather these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport. Keeper showing four visitors in the Tower.

7: Moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper showing visitors in the Tower & digging Potatoes. 1st asst went over on the beach after wood and having it hauled. Had 12 visitors.

8: Moderate to fresh breeze N. West these 24 hours with thick, damp fog during 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Had five visitors today. 1st asst having wood hauled from beach. Keeper went to Newport after supplies.

9: Moderate breeze to light wind N.West these 24 hours with thick, damp fog first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. General duties for the day. Keepers showing 13 visitors in the Tower. Steamers Homer and Scotia arrived from San Francisco for Yaquina at 1 P.M.

10: Light N.W. to S. East wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with thick fog most of 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst digging potatoes and showing eight visitors in the Tower. Keepers went to Newport.

11: Light variable winds these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours frequent rain [continued on following page]

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