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Journal of Light-house Station at Cape Foulweather Oregon
1894

October

24: Fresh breeze to gale S. to S.W. and West with hard rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 [hours] light S.West wind, fair weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing. Had two visitors today. The Whistling buoy that drifted from Yaquina bar [drifted] farther North in the gale today. It is now about 2 miles north of this light.

25: Moderate to fresh breeze S.E. to South with rain these 24 hours. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. 1st asst went to Newport. Steamer Homer from San Francisco laying off the light waiting for the sea to smooth down to enter Yaquina bay.

26: Light variable winds to moderate & fresh breeze S.W. these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fair weather. Last part of 24 hours rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. The Yaquina Whistling buoy has disappeared, drifted out of sight.

27: Light variable winds with rain & hail showers first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate to fresh breeze South with rain showers. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Steamer Homer still laying off the Yaquina bar, still too rough to enter. 1st asst went up north beach today and found the Yaquina Whistling buoy on the beach about two or three miles from this light. The Whistle and gards are gone from the buoy, otherwise the Buoy is in good condition.

28: Fresh to strong and moderate breeze S. to S.W. with frequent light rain & fog showers. Sea moderate smooth. General duties for the day. 2nd asst hunting Geese. 1st asst went fishing. Keeper went to Newport to take the mail. Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco to Yaquina at 11. A.M. The Capt picked up 7 men in a boat off Cape Blanco Light. The men were from the Brigg L.W. Lucas that they abandoned, she being water-logged. She sailed from the sound for San Francisco.

29: Light wind to moderate & fresh breeze South these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours damp fog. Last part of 24 hours light rain. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. Keeper & 2nd asst went to Newport. Steamer South Coast sailed from Yaquina for San Francisco.

30: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours light rain & fog showers. Last part of 24 hours thick fog. Sea moderately smooth. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport after mail. Keepers cleaning out Chicken house today.

31: Moderate & fresh breeze to a gale South to S.West with rain first part of 24 hours. Last part of 24 hours moderate breeze S.W. to West with light rain showers. Sea a little rough. General duties for day. 2nd asst went Geese hunting. 1st asst went to Newport.

November

1: Light South wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 ours light rain showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. 2nd asst went to Newport to work on his lots. Keeper went to Newport to get offers of different people what they would [charge to] haul the Whistling buoy to Newport for.

2: Light N.West wind these 24 hours. First part of 24 hours fog showers. Last part of 24 hours fair weather. Sea very rough. General duties for the day. Keepers went up north beach and plugged the openings in the Whistling Buoy.

3: Light wind to moderate breeze N.West these 24 hours with clear, fine and cool weather. Sea quite rough. General duties for the day. Keeper and 2nd asst went to Newport after supplies. The barometer 30.20 today.

4: Light variable winds these 24 hours with clear, fine and warm weather. Sea quite smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing. Had five visitors. The barometer is 30 today.

5: Light variable winds with fair weather these 24 hours. Sea smooth. General duties for the day. 1st asst went fishing today. 2nd asst went to Newport to work on his lots. Had three visitors today.

6: Light variable winds these 24 hours. First part of 24hours fair weather. Lat part of 24 hours little damp. Sea moderately smooth. General duties for day. 1st asst went fishing and to Newport 2nd asst working in the shop.

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Owlivia

October 27: The saga of the Whistling buoy continues; it is found up the beach. November 1st, seeing about getting it hauled away.

Owlivia

October 28: sailors rescued at sea: "Steamer Homer arrived from San Francisco to Yaquina at 11. A.M. The Capt picked up 7 men in a boat off Cape Blanco Light. The men were from the Brigg L.W. Lucas that they abandoned, she being water-logged."