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8/1/04
deposit "fistsful" of coal. Finally - after Laura had almost talked out the smiling baggage man - and even I had had a go at him - a gentleman from the Huronic, who was going too, politely came and told us that they'd had word at the office that the Midland wouldn't be in till 11:30 p.m.!! Imagine our consternation, when we were thinking of settled staterooms and fresh clothes! Well, we walked around to the other dock and caught the ferry (tinkling away with a violin & "cello". "In the good-old Summer-time") and got to U.S. again and took a street car to "the park" and the American locks and spent most of the rest of the afternoon watching big freighters and whalebacks and tugs going up and down and the wheels going round in the little glass machinery-houses - and young things from boats flirting and sight seeing and old men and young children catching little fish below the gates. Finally it got so cold and breezy and we were so tired out that we decided we needed supper - and to pay our pleasant hotel-man where parlors we'd been using, decided to go back to "Soo Ontario" to eat it. We walked to the ferry and even tired as I was, I couldn't help being again impressed with the many many magnificent ships - coming and

8/1/04
deposit "fistsful" of coal. Finally - after Laura had almost talked out the smiling baggage man - and even I had had a go at him - a gentleman from the Huronic, who was going too, politely came and told us that they'd had word at the office that the Midland wouldn't be in till 11:30 p.m.!! Imagine our consternation, when we were thinking of settled staterooms and fresh clothes! Well, we walked around to the other dock and caught the ferry (tinkling away with a violin & "cello". "In the good-old Summer-time") and got to U.S. again and took a street car to "the park" and the American locks and spent most of the rest of the afternoon watching big freighters and whalebacks and tugs going up and down and the wheels going round in the little glass machinery-houses - and young things from boats flirting and sight seeing and old men and young children catching little fish below the gates. Finally it got so cold and breezy and we were so tired out that we decided we needed supper - and to pay our pleasant hotel-man where parlors we'd been using, decided to go back to "Soo Ontario" to eat it. We walked to the ferry and even tired as I was, I couldn't help being again impressed with the many many magnificent ships - coming and

8/1/04
deposit "fistsful" of coal. Finally - after Laura had almost talked out the smiling baggage man - and even I had had a go at him - a gentleman from the Huronic, who was going too, politely came and told us that they'd had word at the office that the Midland wouldn't be in till 11:30 p.m.!! Imagine our consternation, when we were thinking of settled staterooms and fresh clothes! Well, we walked around to the other dock and caught the ferry (tinkling away with a violin & "cello". "In the good-old Summer-time") and got to U.S. again and took a street car to "the park" and the American locks and spent most of the rest of the afternoon watching big freighters and whalebacks and tugs going up and down and the wheels going round in the little glass machinery-houses - and young things from boats flirting and sight seeing and old men and young children catching little fish below the gates. Finally it got so cold and breezy and we were so tired out that we decided we needed supper - and to pay our pleasant hotel-man where parlors we'd been using, decided to go back to "Soo Ontario" to eat it. We walked to the ferry and even tired as I was, I couldn't help being again impressed with the many many magnificent ships - coming and
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