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JOURNAL of Light-station at Yaquina Head

1908

Jan.

1 Light breeze to gale S. with rain showers. Sea moderate. Bar 29.80 to 29.90. 1st asst went to Newport at 2 P.M. for recreation. General duties for today.

2 Light breeze S.W. to E. Light showers. Sea smooth. Bar 29.88 to 29.86. 1st asst returned to sta 630 A.M. 2nd asst cleaning brass work.

3 Light and moderate breeze S.E. with rain showers. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.71 to 29.80. 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst washing.

4 Light to moderate and fresh breeze S.E. to S. with rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.90 to 29.94. 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst putting in new wicks.

5 Gale to fresh and moderate breeze S. and S.W. to light breeze S.E. Heavy rain to rain & hail showers to fair. Sea rough. Bar. 30.17 to 30.29.

6 Moderate and light breeze S. Light rain to rain. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.15 to 30.10. 1st and 2nd assts repiling lumber. General duties for the day.

7 Moderate breeze S.E. cloudy, dry, to fresh breeze S. with rain. Sea rough. Bar. 29.85 to 29.72. 1st asst working in the shop. 2nd asst went to Newport.

8 Gale S. and light breeze S.E. dry to gale S. to S.W. with heavy rain squalls. Sea very rough. Bar. 29.82 to 29.74. General duties for the day.

9 Fresh and moderate breeze S.W. with rain and hail squalls thunder & lightning to light breeze S.E. Cloudy, dry, sea very rough. Bar. 30.32 to 30.45. 1st and 2nd assts blacking ???

10 Light to moderate breeze E. to S.E. Cloudy, dry to heavy rain. Sea rough to moderate. Bar. 30.23 to 30.18. General duties for the day.

11 Light E. wind. Damp to calm, fair and dry. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.30 to 30.17. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

12 Fresh to moderate and light breeze east. Fair and dry, sea smooth. Barometer 29.90 to 29.78. General duties for the day.

13 Light breeze south east to northwest. Light rain, sea rough. Barometer 29.60 to 29.72. 2nd asst washing. General duties for the day.

14 Light variable winds and calm. Damp to cloudy, sea rough. Bar. 29.80 to 30.02. 1st asst showing 3 visitors in tower. 2nd asst went to Newport.

15 Light breeze S. and S.E. Cloudy, dry to damp. Sea moderate. Bar. 30.12. 1st asst working in garden. 2nd asst went one mile from sta on business.

16 Moderate to fresh and light breeze south with rain. Sea moderate. Bar. 30 to 30.03. 1st and 2nd assts working in the shop.

17 Moderate breeze east. Cloudy, dry. Sea smooth. Bar. 29.83 - 29.72. 1st asst working in garden. Assts showing 7 visitors in tower.

18 Light to moderate breeze south east to south and west with rain. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.66 - 29.80. 1st asst went to Newport for mail & supplies.

19 Gale south with rain to south west with heavy squalls. Sea rough. Bar. 29.45 - 29.54. 1st asst working in the shop.

20 Moderate breeze west with rain squalls to clearing weather. Sea moderate. Bar. 29.82 to 30.10. 1st asst went to Newport. 2nd asst cleaning brass work.

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Head Keeper Frank M. Plummer, 1st asst William P. Ford, 2nd asst Herbert E. Higgins