Congressional Edition Volume 7482

Congressional Edition Volume 7482

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...work there, and they had only 60 feet clearance. They dredged there right along. So it seems to me that if the Government took over the canal they could keep on going through there while dredging was being done. I would like to submit a statement to the committee, and they can look it over. That would give them an idea of what small shippers do. Only a small portion of the coal, I know, goes down there. (The following papers were submitted by Mr. Reichert: ) James Hughes, Jr., General Transportation And Towing, New York, May 26, 1917. Mr. J. Reichert, Care of the New Willard Hotel, Washington, D. C. Dear Sir: I inclose you a list of tonnage I have passed through the Cape Cod Canal, covering a period of from May 1, 1916, to April 30, 1917, snowing a total of 124,903 tons and tolls paid amounting to $6,581. No part of this tonnage would have gone in this class of a boat via the outside route. You might further state that I am only a small shipper compared to the large companies, and if individuals that own this canal at the present time teel like discontinuing the operations it would increase the cost of coal to New England buyers at least $2.50 per ton, as more expensive tonnage would have to be used and which is very scarce via the outside route. Yours, very truly, James Hughes, Jr. New York Boat-owners' Association (inc.), New York City, May 28, 1917.' Senate Committee On Commerce, Washington, D. C. Gentlemen: The New York Boat-Owners' Association (Inc.), the 150 members of which own and operate more than 2,500 commercial boats, i. e., tugboats, coal barges, grain boats, scows, lighters, covered barges, etc., aggregating 1,250,000 tonnage, respectfully urge that the Government acquire by purchase the Cae Cod Canal, owned by the Boston, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791711
  • 9781236791719