Flash From The Past - 1847
Steamboat Fare on the Lakes
The Association of Steamboat and Propellor
owners on the Western
have adopted a tariff of prices to continue through the
The price for passage from Buffalo to Cleveland is $4.50, to Black River, Huron and Sandusky, $5, to Maumee River, Monroe and Detroit, $6.
From Buffalo to
to Milwaukee, Racine, Southport [now Kenosha, WI] and Chicago $12.
The price of freight from Buffalo to Chicago,
posts on the Upper Lakes, is 20 cents for heavy and 35