Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Jefferson County Journal (Adams, NY), Nov. 28, 1877
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We saw an iron mallet for pile-driving at Jenkins' Landing last night. It looks as though we were to have some needed improvements at the landing.

Capt. Ellis says there is but three feet of water at the mouth of Big Sandy Creek. The schooner Union, in attempting on the 22nd to enter the creek, got on the bar and came near going ashore. Captain Ellis thinks the crew at the life saving station ought to have come to his assistance.

Few of the people in the town realize the amount of business being done at the port of Sandy Creek. It is stated that between 700 and 800 tons have been brought into this port the past season, and Captain William Jenkins says that he alone would have brought in 200 tons more had there been water enough in the channel at the mouth of the creek to allow a vessel to come in with safety. If this is the case Mr. Jenkins' efforts toward an appropriation for improving the mouth of Big Sandy Creek deserves success. As it is now farmers often have to draw coal, feed and plaster from six to ten miles when a small amount of money expended a this port would save that labor and be of great benefit to navigators of the lakes in bad weather.

Jefferson County Journal, April 14, 1880. Capt. Jenkins' boat, the "Fiat," is launched.

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Richard Palmer
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Maritime History of the Great Lakes
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Jefferson County Journal (Adams, NY), Nov. 28, 1877