Bremerton in 1907

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Bremerton in 1907 - am to THE PACIFIC COAST NAVY... am to THE PACIFIC COAST NAVY DEPARTMENT SENDING SUPPLY FOR FLEET AND YARDS. New York, June 11. A dispatch from Washington says: "The Navy Department is shipping coal to the Pacific coast for use on the Pacific fleet. Flvi sailing vessels are now on their way around the Horn, and more are to go. Navy officials says 20,000 tons is the amount being purchased part for the navy yard at Mare Island and part for the Bremerton navy yard. Unofficial reports are that still more is being bought, but this is positively denied." The coal purchases have attracted notice here, in view of the persistent talk of tension in our relations with Japan; but the navy officials deny they have any unusual significance. They declare that the supply on the Pacific coast is getting low; 'that no coal is obtainable In that Quarter, as the commercial sup ply has been scant for some time, and that the purchases are merely for ordl nary naval needs. In naval circles it is hinted that one of the greatest embarrassments the government would be under if the navy were forced to operate against an enemy on the Pacific coast would be the pres ent low supply of coaL

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  1. Reading Times,
  2. 12 Jun 1907, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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