Excerpts from the Lars John Redberg Diaries of 1909 - 1912 of Life in South Tillamook County especially of Oretown, Oregon.

Edna Redberg very kindly excerpted these interesting portions of the Lars John Redberg Diaries and provided them to NVMS. Note that the complete diaries of Lars John Redberg spanning many years are in the Pioneer Museum in Tillamook, Oregon. They were donated by Erwin and Edna Redberg.

Typed and edited by Dean Bones.

Page 16 -  January 1909 - October 5, 1909

Sept. 9,1911 - "Gerald C.", a boat, was driven in on the beach between the bar and the rock at 1 PM today. Attended a chivaree tonight, Clarence Dunn & Estella Miles were married.

Sept. 13, 1911 - Gasoline schooner "Patsy" came in today.

Sept. 14, 1911 - "Patsy" went out today. Hamlin commenced work hauling "Gerald C." to the channel today.

Sept. 15, 1911 - Four boats of gillnetters were arrested today, Henry Brooten, Harry Southmayd, Bert Ray and Jim Barbour.

Sept. 16, 1911 - We boiled fine tar into our net.

Sept. 26, 1911 - Ole & Willie caught a sand shark on the bar this morning.

Sept. 27, 1911 - "Patsy" came in today.

Sept. 30, 1911 - Ole, Willie and I went to Sand Cape today after huckleberries. Not many. "Patsy" went out this evening.

Oct. 8, 1911 - Ole & Willie went to Cloverdale after the boat they bought.

Oct. 9, 1911 - The "Gerald C" was pulled into the channel at 11:45 AM on the large 9'3" tide. Rough near the rocks.

Oct. 10, 1911- Mae Wilson and G.R. Schaeffer were married today.

Oct. 13, 1911 - The "Della", while trying to cross out, was washed ashore nearly 1 mile north of the bar.

Oct 14, 1911 - Cliff Mattoon is fishing with me.

Oct. 15, 1911 - The "Gerald C" had a hard time crossing out over the bar today at 4:30 PM. Was nearly beached again.

Oct. 18, 1911 - Earl Porter commenced fishing with me.

Oct. 21, 1911 - Irve Smith & family, Miss Bergenroth (who later became Mrs. Herbert Porter), Mrs. Horn, Herbert and Earl Porter, my family and I went to Sand Cape (Which later became Cape Kiwanda) after huckleberries. 13 gallons! The "Patsy" went ashore on the Siletz bar today.

Oct. 22, 1911 - Earl and I caught a sturgeon.

Oct. 23, 1911- The "Della" was floated into the bay at noon today.

Oct. 24, 1911 - The "Della" went out.

Oct. 25, 1911 - Dinner at home with my family, Herbert's 6th birthday. "Gerald C" came in today with 1000 cases of empty cans.

Oct. 26, 1911 - "Gerald C" went out today loaded with 1500 fresh salmon. A govt. ship was outside the bar today and raised the old buoy and planted another. Weiss' sawmill burned this evening.

Oct. 30, 1911 - Ole, Willie and I made our third attempt to raise the "Gerald C's" anchor & chain.

Oct. 31, 1911 - We made another attempt for the anchor and chain. We got the greater part of the chain but couldn't raise the anchor.

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