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Weather Data for 11 Oct 1903

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Kitty Hawk Weather Station
Wind DirectionWind VelocityHigh TemperatureLow TemperaturePrecipitation
NENo Record66580.62



Kitty Hawk Life Saving Station
MidnightSunriseNoonSunset
Wind DirectionNNNWNNNW
Wind ForceHeavyStrongGailGail
SurfVery HighVery HighVery HighVery High
Barometer29.629.629.729.8
Thermometer60686468
Vessels SeenNo Record
General RemarksJR Best on watch for the day; Telephone Test at 7 am; D Beacham Surfman No 6 While on Patrol South from 12 to 3 am found a yawl boat Slitely Damaged she had no name and Nothing to Identify Her, we Hawled her up on the Beach and Notified the Wreck Commistrerns; Keeper of Paul Gamiel Hill Called me up on the Phone and Requested me and Crew to come at once to assist him at a Wreck Keeper and 4 Surfmen left Station at 2:30 and made all possible Haste but before we arrived at Wreck we met the men coming to the Station all landed The Wreck was one mile North of Paul Gamiels Hill Station we made the Distance 2 1/4 Hours against a very Heavy Wind We left Station at 5:30 on our Return and arrived at Station 7:30
KeeperA.B.L. Tillett Keeper



Kill Devil Hills Life Saving Station
MidnightSunriseNoonSunset
Wind DirectionNNWNNNW
Wind ForceStrongStrongStrongStrong
SurfHighHighHighHigh
Barometer29.629.629.6529.75
ThermometerNo RecordNo RecordNo RecordNo Record
Vessels SeenBrigs=1
General RemarksW.S. Dough on day Watch; Test 7 am; Keeper left the Station at 10 am to cross the Sound to Manteo Expecting to return at night but it Blowed so hard he Could not return Surfman no 1 in Charge W.H. Etheridge as substitute
KeeperJ.E. Ward Keeper



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