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Flash From The Past - 1847

Scientific American
25 Sep 1847, Vol 3, No. 1, p 274, column 2 
contributed by Mary Beth Noonan Jensen

Steamboat Fare on the Lakes

The Association of Steamboat and Propellor owners on the Western Lakes have adopted a tariff of prices to continue through the season. 
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 
Mackinaw $10; 
to Milwaukee, Racine, Southport [now Kenosha, WI] and Chicago $12. 

The price of freight from Buffalo to Chicago, and intermediate posts on the Upper Lakes, is 20 cents for heavy and 35 cents for light freight.
 

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