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Monday Sept 2nd, 1912
Messrs. The Reid Newfoundland Co., St. Johnís,
Nos. 898 & 906
We have experienced exceptionally wet weather in this
district during this summer, and you may recently have observed
newspapers reports of disastrous floods in our Eastern Countries.
During the month of August, in which after deducting
Sundays and Holidays there were only 25 working days, we has rain on
almost every day, and 7 days (or 28% of the total available) were so wet
that our outside workmen were unable to work. Odd batches of workmen
were also stopped on other days.
This unusual weather has interfered largely with
shipbuilding generally in this district and has delayed progress with
your new steamers.
Source: The Rooms, Provincial Archives