• Port of Kingston News

The calm before the storm...

7:30 a.m., July 4 2018--Empty chairs stand waiting for their occupants, all along the Fourth of July parade route, from Lindvog down to the port. Sidewalks, street shoulders and the median are full of chairs, but the town is eerily empty. No cars clog the road down to the ferry dock. It seems the only ones about are those who have to work today.

Four-and-one-half hours from now, all of the seats will be filled and more thousands of spectators will be standing as one of the oldest continuous Fourth of July parades west of the Mississippi wends its way down the main street of the village.

Empty chairs line the median down the main street of town.. Port Photo