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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
11302
WAR DEPARTMENT
MAR 26
1906

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGINEER
58859
WAR DEPARTMENT
MAR 26 1906

Washington,
March 23, 1906

105
I.Y.B.
U.S. ENGINEER OFFICE
APR 3 1906
PORTLAND, OREGON.

Gearin,
Senator J.M.

Incloses correspondence in re inquiry of Dan.J.Maher, Clerk, Port of Portland,Ore., as to status of Government Light House after abandonment, at Yaquina Bay,Ore., and as to what interest Government retains in same, with a view to leasing or purchasing.

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15 May '06 ??? 13 ???
4572 RH 1889
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REC'S BASE, OFFICE OF CHIEF OF ENGR APR 14 1906
Incs 1-3 acc'g
REC'D MAR 26 1906 RECORD DIV.
WAR DEPT.
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MAY
9
1906
LIGHT HOUSE BOARD
1053
RECEIVED

WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,
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ENCLOSURE

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March 28, 1906.
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Respectfully
referred to Maj. T. W. Rossler, Corps of Engineers, for remark and recommendation.
To be returned.
By command of Brig. Gen. Mackenzie:
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Major, Corps of Engineers.
58859
Inclos. t- 3 accomp'g

3rd indorsement,
U. S. Engineer Office,
Portland,Oregon,Apr. 6, 1906.

1. Respectfully returned to the Cheif of Engineers,U.S.Army.
2. The reservation in question comprises about 36 acres.
There is an old abandoned light house dwelling, with tower attached, on the ocean front. Also a dwelling formerly used for quarters in connection with the harbor improvement.

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3. The light house was built in 1871 and the light has been discontinued since October 1, 1874, upon the completion of the first order light at Yaquina Head about 4 miles to the north.
4. The improvement of Yaquina Bay has been discontinued and as the War Department has no present use for the reservation, I would recommend that it be returned to the Department of Commerce and Labor, which now has jurosdiction over light house property.

S.W.Roessler
Major,Corps of Engineers,U.S.A.
3-Inclos. 1-3. accompg.
J.P.B. 105-I.Y.B.

Through-
Col.W.H.Heuer,
Corps of Engineers,U.S.Army,
Division Engineer,
Pacific Division,
San Francisco, Cal.

4th indorsement.
United States Engineer Office,
Pacific Division,
San Francisco, Cal. ,Apr.9,1906.
Respectfully forwarded to the
Chief of Engineers ,U.S.Army.

WH HEuer
Colonel ,Corps of Engineers,
Division Engineer.
Inclos.1-3 accomp'g.

REC'D. OFFICE CHIEF OF ENGRS. APR 14 1906

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5th indorsement.
WAR DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS,
WASHINGTON,
APRIL 17, 1906.

1. Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.
2 Senator Gearin desires to the informed regarding the status of certain land, known as the Light-House Reservation, at Yaquina Bay, Oreg.
2. This reservation, comprising about 36 acres, was, by authority of the Secretary of the Treasury, dated October 24, 1888, transferred by the Light-House Board to the officer in charge of the improvement of Yaquina Bay, for the temporary use of the War Department, with the understanding that when no longer used by the said Department, or whenever required by the Board, the reservation and buildings should revert to the care of the Light-House Establishment.
3. Inviting attention to the report of Major Roessler, in 3d indorsement hereon, I recommend that the Department of Commerce and Labor be informed that, as the improvement of Yaquina Bay has been discontinued, the War Department has no present use for the reservation and there is no objection to the Light-House Establishment resuming possession and control thereof. I further recommend that Senator Gearin be informed of this action.

??? Mackenzie
Brig. Gen., Chief of Engineer.

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Inclos. 1-3 accompg. ???

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