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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

October

10: Light North wind to moderate and fresh N. West [wind] with clear fine weather during these 24 hours. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst putting wood in 2nd asst's cellar. 1st asst went to Newport. A steamer crossed Yaquinar bar to Yaquina city.

11: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours, birt part of 24 hours high dry fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth. Keeper and 2nd asst putting wood in 2nd asst's cellar. 1st asst repairing chimney in his Quarters. Keper & 1st asst went fishing.

12: Light N.W. to S. East wind these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Last part of 24 hours cloudy but dryweather. Sea smooth. Keeper & 2nd went to Newport. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went over to work clearing his lots in Newport. Three boats with crews went from the cape up to Otter Rock to hunt Sea Otter today, returned to the cape at 11 A.M. where they keep their boats.

13: Light East wind to moderate and fresh breeze South these 24 hours; first part of 24 ours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours light rain showers. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

14: Fresh to moderate breeze South with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light variable winds and calm with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea a little rough. Keeper went to Newport. General duties for the day. Had six visitors today.

15: Light N. West wind first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours fresh breeze to gale N. West with clear fine weather during 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith went to Newport.

16: Gale to fresh and moderate breeze N. West these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours thick fog. Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after wheat for chickens.

17: Light North wind first part of 24 hours with thick, damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light South wind with fair weather. Sea moderately smooth. Keeper went to Newport on important business. Left the station at 8.30 A.M. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport to work on his lots and haul wheat to the station to feed the chickens.

18: Light variable winds these 24 hours; first part of 24 hours cloudy but dry. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea smooth. 1st asst putting 200 Gallons of Oil in Oil room & went to Newport after the mail. Keeper returned to the station at 4. P.M. 2nd asst went to Newport to work on his lots and haul wheat to the station. Steamer Homer sailed for San Francisco from Yaquina.

[Here appears what looks like a revision, the 9 from 19 overwritten with a "1", thus: 11] 11: U.S. Light House tender Manzanita or the Columbine [Columbia, surely?] passed the light at 6.30 P.M. going South and blew three long and one short whistle.

19: Moderate to fresh breeze East to S. East and South these 24 hours; first part rain. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst Isaac L. Smith hauling wheat from Newport. Edward Rice cleaning Oil carriers, Oil measures, stop cocks on Oil butts and etc. The barometer down to 29.60

20: Light wind E. to S.E. with frequent rain showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours light wind to moderate and fresh breeze South with rain showers. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport.

21: Moderate to fresh breeze to gale South to S. West with rain showers these 24 hours. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst hunting geese and killed two. The Whistling??? Buoy from Yaquina went adrift and passed the light one mile going north.

22: Light wind to moderate fresh & strong breeze East these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keeper went to Newport to mail letter to L.H. Inspector informing him the position of Whistling Buoy. 1st asst went to Newport to work on his lots. The Buoy is in same [unintelligible]??? on as yesterday.

23: Fresh and moderate breeze to a gale East to S.E. and South these 24 hours with hard rain most of 24 hours. Sea rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport. The barometer down to 29.30 today.

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Owlivia

N.B. a strange addendum?? between October 18 and 19, appearing to be for the 11th, regarding the sighting of a Light House Tender sailing south.

Owlivia

October 21: a "Whistling buoy" went adrift; the saga will continue....