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Letter regarding the range lights and fog alarm from W.H. Noble to James Aikins of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Transcription is as follows:
Ottawa, July 9th, 1904.
James Aikins, Esq.,
Agent, Niagara Navigation Company,
On my return to Ottawa after a few weeks absence ("as far as Newfoundland" written in handwriting) I found your letters on the 20th June and 2nd July and regret my long delay in replying to them. I have to thank you for your attention to the adjustment of the stakes indicating the positions of the range lights which I have no doubt are perfectly correct and I may say I was a little inclined myself to think that the back range stake was a little too far from the river. Seeing that when the bell buoy was ranged I could scarcely understand why the steamer "Chippeaw" was so far distant from the buoy on her incoming trip so I am glad that you are fully satisfied as to the ranges being now perfectly correct.
I may say that so far as I can ascertain in the Department that the preparations are being made for the establishment of the range lights and fog alarm as early as possible and which are now under the Construction branch.
Niagara Navigation Company