Congressional Edition Volume 6205

Congressional Edition Volume 6205

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...serve us perfectly. It would develop a section of the country that lies dormant now and has possibilities. To my mind it is a very satisfactory location for any large manufacturing enterprise. It would save us $4,000 or $5,000 a year. The assessed overcharge and very complicated arrangements and limitations in loading freights add materially to our freight charges. There would be a saving on cotton in and cloth out, and coal and all other supplies which we use in large volume. In addition to the barge transportation, as the scheme works out now, we have to pay the haulage charge. In the case of a canal we could unload our own supplies at our place. Statement of D. Gardner O'Keefe, Esq., City Solicitor of Taunton. In my opinion the canal which is laid out on this map which appears before us here is the only feasible project of this kind, the canal from Hingham to Taunton, 200 feet wide at the bottom and 25 feet deep at the maximum expense. If that canal were to run into Plymouth Harbor, so called, it would be impracticable. It is a notable enterprise which should be encouraged. It will not only benefit the locality through which it runs, but it will be a godsend to Taunton. There are industries down there now practically laying dormant for the reason that they are unable to compete with industries in the South. The iron and lumber and coal have to be shipped up there at increased rates. If that canal would save human life it would be well worth $100,000,000. It is the inland waterways in my opinion that need building up. The hope of the future bulk transportation is at lower cost. I do not think that canal would be so circuitous as to be dangerous for towing. The canal ought to show a saving of at least $3,000,000 a year to justify its...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923510
  • 9781236923516