|Dimensions||25.5 x 20 cm|
A letter from Dominion Lighthouse Department to James Aitkins about the lighthouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Transcription is as follows:
"Prescott, Ont. November 11th, 1904.
Your letter of the 7th. inst. to Mr. J.F. Fraser has been hadned to me in which you stated that one of the burners of the lighthouse is useless and dangerous to be used, and you think the Department had better supply a better kind of burner. I may say that something is radically wrong with this burner as it is the first complaint we have had against them. Perhaps it may be the oil that is being used is too high up in the lamp and too near the burner, but these burners are of an English make and the very best that can be got, and which we have found, until your report to be thoroughly satisfactory.
I am ordering to be sent by mail to your address two burners which have been tested thoroughly and are found to work perfectly satisfactorily. If these do not turn out all right there must be some other agency at fault. I will be glad to learn how you succeed with the two burners that are being sent.
James Aikins Esq."