Bridgewater Bulletin, December 18,1917.
Augusta, Maine, December 7- Ten thousand heavy wool blankets, 1000 cot beds and a corps of staff and medical officers and assistants from the Penobscot County Committee on Public Safety are now on their way from Maine to Halifax and will reach there Saturday night. Governor Milliken tonight sent the following telegram to the governor-general of Canada, the governor of Nova Scotia, and the headquarters of the American Red Cross at Washington.
“The State of Maine is waiting word to send aid to Halifax. Several scores of doctors and several hundred nurses offer their services. An abundant supply of groceries is on hand. The State can furnish at once 400,000 square feet of beaver board, 10 tons of putty, 200,000 lights of glass, and 10,000 rolls of tarred paper and roofing paper. Crews and carpenters and other volunteer workers are ready for any emergency. On advices just received I am sending 2000 blankets and 1000 cots from the state military stores and 8000 other blankets from Bangor, with staff and medical officers and other assistants. Notify me of your other needs.”
Contributor: Rosemary Rafuse