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Smile Related Flood Story

Excerpt from The story of the New England flood of November 1927, Mail Story of the Flood.

"The very heavy rainfall of Nov. 3 and 4 did not attract much attention here and we did not realize the serious conditions until trains were being annulled and no trains arrived or left the station during the afternoon of Nov. 4. We awoke on the morning of the 5th to find ourselves cut off from the world completely. Fortunately, the Chateaugay (Champlain Transportation Co. steamer) had not been laid up although it had stopped making regular trips. The manager of the Lake Transportation Co. agreed to put the steamer into service until the crisis was over. On the morning of Nov. 5, the boat service was begun and transfer clerk went to Port Kent where he got in touch with chief clerks from Albany. Arrangements were made to have mail for Burlington and vicinity dispatched via Port Kent, and trucks were engaged to transport mail from Port Kent Station to steamer dock. Registered mail was exchanged with Rouses Point & Albany Trains 1, 3 and 6. For 18 days this service continued without interruption until the Rutland Railroad was in running order."
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