1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 13, 2020 11:12 AM by Daniella Furman

    Seeking Umpqua River Lighthouse Keeper’s Logs

    Thomas Gutridge Newbie

      Hello, I am a volunteer at the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Oregon. We are looking for any copies of keeper’s log books that we can find (1894-1934). I see them listed in the National Archives, but we were also checking with any other online sources that may be able to help. Thanks!

        • Re: Seeking Umpqua River Lighthouse Keeper’s Logs
          Daniella Furman Newbie

          Dear Mr. Gutridge,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Logbooks of Lighthouses, 1872 - 1944 in the Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (Record Group 26) that includes logbooks of the Lighthouse keepers and assistant keepers of Umpqua River from January 1894 to January 1929 in Box 464. For access to these file units, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.

           

          We also located a series of Title Papers, 1838 - 1959 in the Records of the Public Buildings Service (Record Group 121) that includes 2 file units titled Oregon: Umpqua River, Lighthouse Reservation and Oregon: Winchester Bay, Umpqua River Coast Guard Station. For access to these file units, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.

           

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          For additional information, please contact the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!