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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

September

24: Moderate to fresh breeze S. East to South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours clear, fine and warm weather. Last part of 24 hours thick fog.Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper returned to station at 9 A.M. with a load of Oats.

25: Fresh breeze South with rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to a gale South with hard rain showers. Sea rough. Keepers sawing rails to repair gate that is rotted out at the station. Barometer is 29.50

26: Fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours hard rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today. Keeper working on the Quarterly return. Also went after Mushrooms. 2nd asst went to Newport on business.

27: Fresh to moderate breeze South to S.West these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went over on the hills back of the cape after Mushrooms. The barometer sands at 29.70 today.

28: Light wind to moderate breeze S.West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport.

29: Fresh breeze East to S.E. & South first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light S.West wind with frequent rain showers during 24 hours. Sea a little rough. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Keeper making out Quarterly returns.

30: Light S.East wint and little damp first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh to strong breeze South with rain. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport. Had five visitors today.

October

1: Strong to fresh breeze with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light N.West wind, fair weather. Sea quite smooth. Keepers cleaning Lamp in Lenses??? and changing Burner. Keeper digging potatoes. 1st asst went fishing. Steam Schooner Scotia arrived fromSan Francisco and Steamer sailed for San Francisco. 2nd writing in Office today.

2: Light S. East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea quite smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

3: Fresh to moderate breeze South with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with fair weather. Sea quite rough. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper repairing the big road gate at the station. 1st & 2nd asst wending for Uniforms today.

4: Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze N.West these 24 hours with thick, damp fog. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport after Oats. Had two visitors today. 1st asst went fishing.

5: Light N. West to South wind and calm with thick fog showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.W., fair weather. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing.

6: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West with clear, fine weather during 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. Keeper & 2nd asst digging potatoes today. 1st asst went fishing today.

7: Light North wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds with clear, fine, warm weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. 1st asst showing ten visitors in the Tower.

8: Light North to S. East and South [wind] with light rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze N.West, clear, fine weather. Sea smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst writing in Office and took 5 visitors in Tower.

9: Light variable winds first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze N.West with clear fine weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing and showing two visitors in Tower. Keeper & 2nd went to Newport after Oats.

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