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JOURNAL of Light-house Station at Yaquina Head

1904

August

1 Light south wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.85 to 30.00 - Keeper washing - 2nd asst W.P. Ford assumed the duties of 1st asst at this station today having been promoted to that position - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in the tower - Had thirty five visitors - 2nd asst working in garden today.

2 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick and heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.00 to 29.96 - Keeper & 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had twenty nine visitors today.

3 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Keeper and 1st asst showing visitors in tower - Had thirty six visitors - Barometer 29.96 to 29.85 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail and supplies - Mr. McDonald hauling annual supplies.

4 Light north to south wind these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours thick dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.80 to 29.98 - Keeper showing twenty eight visitors in tower - Mr. McDonald hauling coal oil from Newport to sta.

5 Light south wind and calm these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.98 to 30.10 - Mr. McDonald hauling annual supplies - Keeper stowing mineral oil in oil house - Keeper & 1st asst showing 29 visitors in tower.

6 Light south to north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.08 - Mr. McDonald hauling oil to sta - 1st asst stowing oil in oil-house & getting wood on beach - Keeper went to Newport after mail & supplies.

7 Light wind to moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick and heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.08 to 29.90 - General duties for the day - Keeper 1st asst and Keepers wife showing fifty two visitors in tower - 1st asst went to Newport on important business.

8 Moderate breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick damp fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 - General duties for the day - Keeper 1st asst and Keepers wife showing visitors in tower - Had eighty one visitors.

9 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours heigh dry fog - Last part of 24 hours clear fine weather. Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 30.02 - General duties for the day - Keeper 1st asst and Keepers wife showing visitors in tower - Had 105 visitors.

10 Moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine & warm - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Mr. McDonald completed hauling annual supplies today - Keeper and 1st asst stowing mineral oil away in oil house - Keeper and 1st asst and Keepers wife showing visitors in the tower - Had one hundred & four visitors.

11 Moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with clear fine weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 29.92 - 1st asst went to Newport after mail & supplies - Keeper 1st asst & Keepers wife showing visitors in tower - Had 61 visitors.

12 Moderate and fresh breeze north these 24 hours with fair weather thick smoke and some fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.92 to 29.88 - General duties for day - 1st asst painting visitor notices excluding visitors from tower on Wednesdays and Saturdays of each week - Had fourty four visitors today - Keeper 1st asst and Keepers wife showing visitors in tower.

13 Moderate breeze to light north wind these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 29.88 to 30.06 - General duties for the day - 1st asst washing - Keeper went to Newport after mail and supplies & put up visitor notices.

14 Moderate to fresh breeze north these 24 hours - First part of 24 hours thick fog - Last part of 24 hours heigh fog and fair - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.06 - General duties for day - Had fourty seven visitors - Keeper 1st asst & Keepers wife showing visitors in tower.

15 Fresh breeze north these 24 hours with thick fog fair weather - Sea smooth - General duties for the day - Barometer 30.06 to 30.00 - Keeper 1st asst and Keepers wife showing visitors in tower - Had seventy four visitors today.

16 Fresh and moderate breeze north these 24 hours with thick damp fog - Sea smooth - Barometer 30.00 to 29.88

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Head Keeper Frank M. Plummer, 1st Asst W.P. Ford (promoted from 2nd Asst Aug. 1), Keeper's wife [Malinda] assisting with showing visitors in tower