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Diagram 1— Traffic through St. Mary's Falls Canals, 1881-1906 (Tables 36-40).

Diagram 1 demonstrates the course of iron ore, coal, and the
total trafhc on the canals for the period 1881-1906. The ore tonnage
was not much over that of coal to 1893; in 1907 was over three times
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REPORT OF THE INLAND WATERWAYS COMMISSION



The table following gives the percentage of each important com-
modity for the period 1881-1907. Iron ore, coal, lumber, and grain
have always been the leading commodities carried.



Table 41-



-Percentage of each commodity in the traffic through St. Marys Falls Oanals,
1881-1907













Man-










Sil-
ver


















Grain,


ufac-
tured
iron
and
pig










Build-
ing

stone.


Un-


Flour,


Wheat


Year.


Coal.


Flour.


Wheat.


other
than
wheat.


Salt.


Cop-
per.


Iron
ore.


Lum-
ber.


ore
and
bul-
lion.


classi-
fied
freight.


grain,

and

wheat.


and

other
grain.












iron.




















1881..


18.8


3.9


6.6


0.6


5.6


0.6


1.9


47.7


6.0




0.1


8.2


11.1


7.2


1882..


21.2


1.7


5.5


.6


4.6


1.2


1.2


48.6


6.6




.3


8.5


7.8


6.1


1883. .


31.5


3.0


7.8


.8


4.9


.4


1.4


34.9


6.7




.1


8.5


11.6


8.6


1884. .


24.6


4.3


12.5


.4


2.5


.7


1.3


39.5


6.4


0.4


.2


7.2


17.2


12.9


1885..


27.5


4.4


14.1


.3


1.9


.6


1.0


37.9


6.3


.1


.2


5.7


18.8


14.4


1886..


22.3


3.9


12.6


.4


2.5


.5


.9


46.1


5.5




.2


5.1


16.9


13.0


1887..


24.6


2.9


12.6


.3


1.4


.5


.6


45.5


5.1




.2


6.3


15.8


12.9


1888..


32.8


3.4


8.7


.8


1.0


.5


.5


40.1


6.3




.5


5.4


12.9


9.5


1889..


21.7


3.0


6.5


.7


.8


.3


.4


54.5


7.5


.1


.4


4.1


10.2


7.2


1890..


24.1


3.6


5.4


.5


1.3


.3


.5


52.8


6.9




.5


4.1


9.5


5.9


1891..


28.2


4.2


13.1


.3


.8


.4


.8


40.0


7.0




.5


4.7


17.6


13.4


1892. .


25.9


4.8


11.0


.4


.9


.3


.6


43.7


7.9




.4


4.1


16.2


11.4


1893..


27.9


6.9


12.1


.5


.8


.3


.8


37.2


9.5




.2


3.8


19.5


12.6


1894. .


21.2


6.8


7.9


.3


.5


.2


.8


49.6


9.1




.2


3.4


15.0


8.2


1895. .


17.1


5.9


9.2


1.3


. /


2


.7


53.5


8.1




.2


3.1


16.4


10.5


1896..


18.6


5.5


11.7


4.1


.7


.2


.7


48.7


6.5




.1


3.2


21.3


15.8


1897


16.0
17.8
15.6


4.7
3.7

2.8


8.8
8.8
6.9


3.2
2.9
2.9


.7

1.2

.8


.2
.2
.2


.7
.6
.5


56.0
55.1
60.7


6.6
6.8
7.1






3.1

• 2.9

2.3


16.7
15.4
12.6


12.0


1898






11.7


1899..




.2


9.8


1900..


17.5


2.6


4.8


1.5


.5


.2


.5


64.1


6.0




.2


2.1


8.9


6.3


1901..


16.2


2.7


5.6


2.1


.7


.2


.3


63.7


6.3




.2


2.0


10.4


7.7


1902..


13.4


2.5


6.4


1.8


.6


.2


.3


67.5


5.1






2.1


10.7


8.2


1903..


20.0


2.0


5.3


2.2


.6


.2


.3


62.5


4.9






1.9


9.5


7.5


1904..


20.5


1.5


4.7


2.5


.7


.2


4


62.3


4.9






2.3


8.7


7.2


1905..


14.7
16.9
19.6


1.3
1.3
1.1


4.6
4.9
5.1


2.1
2.5
1.8


.6
.8
.5


.1
.1
.1


.2
.2
.1


70.8
68.3
68.0


3.7
2.8
1.9






1.9
2.2
1.8


8.0
8.7
8.0


6.7


1906..






7.4


1907..






6.9











An analysis of traffic statistics for the St. Marys Falls canals is
shown in table 42. One important fact shown is the relation of
the cost of carrying per ton-mile from year to year. There has been
a steady decline throughout the entire period with the exception of the
years 1895, 1899, 1900, and 1905, when slight increases over the pre-
ceding years occurred. The lowest cost, 0.79 mill, existed in 1898; the
highest, 1.5 mills, in 1888 and 1889. The decline since 1900 has been
regular (except in 1905), and in 1907 was 0.38 mill less than in 1900.
The table also shows steady increase in the value of American and
Canadian craft, the increase being about the same in both cases.

The proportion of freight carried by Canadian vessels was the great-
est in 1888, 1903, and 1904; the lowest appears in the year 1898.
Since this date there has been an apparent increase, and, in the year
1907, 5 per cent of the freight carried is credited to their vessels.



STATISTICS OF COMMERCE ON THE GREAT LAKES



171



Table 42 — Traffic statistics of St. Marys Falls canals, 1888-1907
OFrom Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance, December, 1907, p 1179]



Sea-
sons.


Total
freight
carried.


Aver-
ago
dis-
tance
freight
was
car-
ried.


Total ton-
miles.


Cost

of
car-
rying
per
ton-
iiiilc.


Amount
paid for

trans-
porting
freight.


Valuation
of freight.


Value of

American

craft.


Value of

Canadian

craft.


Pro-
por-
tion
of
freight
car-
ried

Cana-
dian
ves-
sels.


1888..
1889..
1890..
1891 . .
1892..
1893 . .
1894..
1895..
189G..
1897..
1898..
1899 . .
1900..
1901 . .
1902..
1903..
1904 . .
1905..

1906 . .

1907 . .


Net tons.
6,411,423
7,516,022
9,041,213
8.888,759
11,214,333
10,796,572
13,195,860
15,062,580
16,239,061
18,982,755
21,234,665
25,255,810
25,643,073
28,403,065
35,961,146
34, 674, 437
31,546,106
44,270,680
51,751,080
58,217,214


Miles.

806.4

790.4

797.2

820.4

822.4

831.9

821.1

830.0

836.4

841.3

842.6

827.2

825.9

823.3

827. 4

835.6

843.5

833.3

842. 4

828. 3


5,173,132,972

5,940,646,352

7,207,299,415

7,292,462,269

9,222,773,938

8,980,310,240

10,927,871,324

12,502,548,892

13,582,641,886

15,969,393,576

17,891,597,030

20,891,944,628

21,179,229,014

23,383,861,987

29,755,916,037

28,974,660,408

26, 608, 815, 636

36,892,797,973

43,596,953,680

48,221,465,547


3IUls.
1.5
1.5
1.3
1.35
1.31
1.1
.99
1.14
.99
.83
.79
1.05
1.18
.99
.89
.92
.81
.85
.84
.80


$7,883,077
8,634.247
9,472,215
9,849,023
12,072,851
9,957,483
10,798,310
14,238,758
13,511,615
13,220,099
14,125,896
21,959,707
24,953,314
23,217,974
26,566,189
26,727,735
21,552,894
31,420,585
36, 666, 889
38, 457, 345


$82,156,019
83,732,527
102,214,948
128,178,208
135,117,267
145, 436, 957
143,114,502
159,575,129
195,146,842
218,235,927
233,069,740
281,364,750
267,041,959
289,906,865
358, 306, 300
349,405,014
334, 502, 686
416,965,484
537, 463, 454
569,830,188


$20,381,100
25,328,600
27,857,700
31,947,300
36,220,100
39,017,400
41,124,200
40,858,800
43.006,200
42,375,700
45,199,800
65,000,520
66,116,583
57,244,200
67,205,000
68,252,800
63,789,300
73,211,300
88,392,000

102,525,500


$1,514,300
1,597,600
1,777,800
2,119,500
2,108,700
2,115,700
1,959,800
2,037,000
2.13.5,300
2,001,400
2,491,900
3,369,600
3,618,576
3,311,900
3,792,400
0, 384, 500
5,377,100
5,429,000
6, 140, 500
7,918,000


Perct.
6.0
4.0
3.5
4.0
3.8
4.1
3.5
3.75
4.0
3.0
2.2
3.1
3.0
4.0
4.0
6.0
6.0
5.0
5.0
5.0



The following table shows in more detail the valuation of classified
freight passing through the St. Marys Falls canals for the period
18S7-1906:

Table 43 — Estimated value of freight, by commodities, through St. Marys Falls canals

1887-1906

From Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance, December, 1905, December, 1906, and December

1907]



Year.



I Coal (hard
I and soft) .



Flour.



Wheat.



Grain

(other than

wheat) .



Manufac-
tured iron.



Pig iron.



Salt.



1887
1888
1889
1890
1891
1892
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906



$4,735,454

7, 367, 644

5, 702, 190

7, 619, 238

8, 776, 362

10, 164, 931

10, 528, 420

8,191,917

6,993,351

8,452,073

9, 456, 824

10, 334, 461

12,854,278

14,620,840

15,492,226

16,570,398

24,898,407

19, 657, 221

20,706,302

25,136,044



$7,863,675
10, 953, 625
11,143,535
16, 195, 520
18,900,715
21,672,540
29, 682, 696
33,621,649
33, 383, 632
34,199,003
40, 145, 144
33,056,683
25, 610, 929
27,042,752
24,811,637
31,185,840
31,920,210
25,907,959
30,018,139
27,280,470



$22,634,596
18,224,424
15,907,217
15,893,022
38,040,239
30, 746, 085
32,611,239
22, 316, 4()9
30,041,863
47,442,347
48, 654, 143
49,871,997
43, 798, 001
28, 342, 511
36, 440, 719
55, 246, 295
49, 107, 642
52, 425, 313
61,489,159
67,417,086



$759, 653

1,981,862

2,090,-580

2,003,496

1,011,462

933, 346

1,34(),993

772, 504

4, 164, 347

10, 704, 748

11,449,256

13, 039, 192

17, 700, 552

14,071,953

22, 779, 703

25,521,556

22, 787, 909

23, 121, 694

25,891,505

38, 583, 640



$3,035,750

2,442,950

1,577,250

4, 680, 750

2,128,000

2,988,600

2,852,300

1,805,350

3, 683, 150

4, 696, 200

6,092,400

10, 709, 350

19,111,000

11,551,000

17, 609, 800

20, 323, 380

18,385,950

18, 512, 600

18,195.100

29, 614, 880



$241, 468
252, 348
442, 272
386, 104
462,077
709, 716
550,902
331, 452
346,788
377, 298
176, 437
476, 775
457, 762
351,313
485, 520
277,925
522, 440
672, 885
872, 409
387,002



$204,908
210, 433
168,250
179, 431
234, 528
275, 740
228, 730
237, 461
202, 439
178, 136
214, 086
226, 170
237, 252
328, 895
332, 830
288,149
318,417
255, 821
296, 185
351,121



172



rp:poet of the inland waterways commission



Table 43 — Estimated value affreight, by commodities, through St. Marys Falls Canals,

1887-1906~Continued



Year.



1887.
1888.



1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896.

1897

1898

1899

1900

1901

1902

1903

1904 26,305,200

1905 30,358,200



Copper.



S6, 977, 200
5,792,000
6,691,200
8, 745, 800
13,838,000
12,998,600
17, 506, 000
19,914,600
21, 490, 400
23, 374, 400
24, 464, 800
29,814,240
38, 428, 800
39, 319, 800
26,227,866
22,916,280
25,961,710



1906 36, 595, 220



Iron ore.



$8,741,995
8,996,808
14, 335, 492
16,711,688
12, 460, 744
17,153,962
14,050,946
17,027,078
22, 332, 319
25, 705, 063
31,901,145
35, 120, 880
52,116,016
61,663,380
58, 794, 509
75,260,420
74, 709, 398
52,034,862
93,997,911
121,981,795



Lumber




Unclassi-
fied freight,



Total.



$20,675,160
20,751,240
18, 744, 600
22, 277, 640
25, 025, 580
27, 548, 760
24,910,800
27,071,100
27, 798, 480
31,251,000
34, 742, 880
37,388,760
52, 873, 560
54, 139, 700
69, 755, 125
92,512,500
82, 479, 875
98,821,215
117,121,620
170,227,650



$79,031,757
82,156,019
83, 732, 527
102,214,948
128,178,208
135,117,267
145,436,957
143,114,502
159, 575, 129
195,146,843
218,235,927
233,069,741
281,364,750
267,041,959
289,906,865
358, 306, 300
349,405,014
334,502,686
416,965,484
537, 463, 454



The movement of flour, wheat, and grain other than wheat is
shown in the following table for the period 1855-1907. From 1855
to 1897 there was a steady increase in the tonnage of flour; since
that period, however, a general decline is shown, especially in 1907,
when only 6,524,770 barrels were carried. The wheat traffic has
steadily increased during the entire period, with the exception of the
years 1894, 1900, and 1904, when the more noticeable decreases oc-
curred. Fluctuations are noticed in traffic of other grain, but the
general tendency has been to increase, especially during the later
years.

Table 44 — Flour and wheat traffic of the St. Marys Falls Canals, 1855-1907

[From Monthlv^ Siimmarv of Commerce and Finance Jaunarv. 1900, p. 1990, and December, 1907,

p. 1176] . ■



Year.



1855.
1856.
1857.
1858.
1859.
1860.
1861.
1862.
1863.
1864.
1865.
1866.
1867.
1868.
1869,
1870.
1871,
1872
1873
1874
1875,
1876,
1877
1878
1879
1880
3881



Flour.



Barrels.
10,289
I'll, 686
16,560
13,782
39,459
50,250
22,743
17,291
31,975
33,937
34,985
33,603
28,345
27,372
32,007
33,548
26,060
136,411
172, 692
179,8.55
309,991
315,224
.355,117
344, 599
451,000
523,860
605,453



Wheat.



Bushels.

(a)
(a)
(a)
(a)

W
(a)
(a)
(a)
(a)
(a)
(a)
(o)

(«)
(a)

(«)

49,700
1,376,705

567, 134
2,119,997
1,120,015
1,213,788
1,971,549
1,349,738
1,872,940
2,603,666
2,105,920
3,456,965



Grain

other than

wheat.



Bushels.



33,908
22,300
10, 500
71,738

133, 437
76,830
59,062
78, 480

143, 560



229,926
249,031
285, 123
323, 501
304,077
308,823
445,774
309, 645
149,999
250,080
407, 772
343,542
264, 674
951,496
2,547,106
367,838



Year.



1882.
1883.
1884.
1885.
1886.
1887.
1888.
1889.
1890.
1891.
1892.
1893.
1894.
1895.
1896.
1897.
1898.



Flour.



Barrels.
344, 044
687, 031
1,248,243
1,440,093
1,759,365
1,572,735
2, 190, 725
2,228,707
3,239,104
3,780,143
5, 418, 135
7,420,674
8,965,773
8,902,302
8,882,858
8,921,143
7,778,043

ISm , 7,114,147

1900 ' 6,760,688

1901 ' 7,634,350

1902 i 8,910,240

1903 7,093,380

1904 4,710,538

1905 1 5,772,719

1906 i 6,495,^50

1907 6,524,770



Wheat.



Bushels.
3, 728, 856
5,900,473
11,985,791
15,274,213
18,991,485
23,096,520
18, 596, 351
16,231,854
10,217,370
38,816,570
40,994,780
43,481,052
34,869,483
46,218,250
63,256,463
55,924,302
62, 339, 990
58,397,335
40, 489, 302
52,812,630
76,730,965
61,384,552
49,928,869
68,321,283
84,271,358
98,135,775



1 None shipped on Lake Superior prior to 1870.



STATISTICS OF COMMERCE ON THE GREAT LAKES



173



MISCELLANEOUS CANAL TRAFFIC
TRAFFIC THROUGH PORTAGE LAKE SHIP CANALS

The traffic passing through the Portage Lake Ship Canals is shown
in the following tal)le for the period 1902-1907. There has been no
marked increase in the tonnage carried for the period shown; the
tendency has been to remain somewhat stationary. The chief articles
carried are coal, iron ore, flour, grain, and lumber.



Table 45 — Traffic through the Portage Lake canals, Michigan, 1902-1907
[Prom Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance]



Articles.



1902.



1903.



1904.



1905.



1900.



1907.



Coal:

Hard tons. .

Soft do....

Flour barrels..

Grain, other than wheat,

bushels

Iron ore tons. .

Iron manufactures . . . .do

Salt barrels. .

Copper tons. .

Building stone do

Limestone do

Sand do

Gravel do

Brick M..

Powder tons. .

Limiber M feet . .

Logs M feet. .

Timber M feet. .

Ties number. .

Telegraph poles do

Cord wood cords . .

General merchandise... tons..

Charcoal bushels. .

Coke tons. .

Wheat bushels. .

Flaxseed do

Pig iron tons. .

Clay do....

stamp sand do

Kerosene oil barrels. .

Laths M..

Shingles M . .

Piles number. .

Cement barrels. .

Machinery tons . .

Total net tons . .



89, 688
998, 224
448, 110-

1,328,199

. 173,386

21, 169

142, 711

87,055

32,301

53,984

22, 593

10, 515

1,453

1,455

333,043

27, 078

9,317

37,309

5,550

1,883

185,207



2, 682, 189



97,034

1,052,058

474,909

297, 914
164,348
21, 893
201, 563
87,657
22, 441
38, 080
1,680



533

1,440

289, 469

17,294

6,228

22, 573

, 500

1,145

182, 460

2,340

4,465

635,037

406, 485

5,880

270

16,850

27,853

3,611

8,918

220



98, 194

1, 105, 994

399,317

957,991
104, 581
33, 754
126, 331
84, 785
14, 984
50,651
3,280



162, 872

1, 025, 994

719,329



106, 123
1,146,200
1,280,089



751,584


1,292,205


198,281


197,697


56,835


98, 591


146,356


175,855


95,533


96, 267


8,651


15,495


34,851


24,036


2,470


5,022



258, 297
10, 064
11,232
43,050



243, 768
9,893



249, 416
5,603



51, 549



1,216
126, 257



183, 666



50,390
'225,124'



737,394

1.55, 410

7,520



1, 557, 049

783, 522

10, 984



1,998,502

311,000

9, 128



28, 4.50

15, 775

6, 103

60, 195



11,222

34, 045

3,038

60, 910



12,390

34, 890

1,170

45,420



11,000
330



63, 650



50,700



2,420,948



2,397,553



2, 462, 910



2,660,370



160, 904
1,187,321
1, 170, 565

274, 630

127,095

82, 640

210, 447

85, 279

15,586

42,130

1,909



163, 703
9, 659



225, 796



184, 459



1,668,355

884,000

10,427



6,800
45,965

6, 042
52, 120



62,755



2,496,336



TRAFFIC THROUGH STURGEON BAY AND LAKE MICHIGAN SHIP CANAL



The traffic through this canal for the past three years consisted
largely of miscellaneous articles, the more important being wheat
and other grain, forest products, salt, etc. During the past four years
there has been a general increase in the tonnao'e carried.



174



REPORT OF THE INLAND WATERWAYS COMMISSION



Table 46 — Traffic through Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan ship canal. Wisconsin,

1904-1907

[From Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance]



Articles.



Total net tons..



1904.



Agricultural implements net tons.

Alum do. . .

Apples barrels.

Bark cords .

Barrels (empty) number.

Beets net tons.

Coal do. . .

Coke do...

Dairy products do. . .

Feathers do. . .

Fertilizer do...

Fish do . . .

Flour barrels.

Fruit net tons.

Glass do . . .

Hay do...

Hides do . . .

Iron manufactures do . . .

Iron ore do...

Leather do. . .

Logs M. ft. B. M.

Lumber do...

Malt net tons .

Marble do. . .

Oats bushels.

Oil ban-els.

Paper net tons.

Pease bushels .

Pig iron net tons .

Piles number.

Poles do . . .

Posts do. . .

Potatoes bushels.

Rosin net tons.

Salt barrels.

Scrap iron '. — net tons.

Stone do. . .

Sulphur do. . .

Ties .*. number.

Tile net tons.

Trees (Christmas) number.

Trees (shade) do. . .

Twine net tons.

Wheat bushels.

Wood (fire) cords.

W ood (pulp) do. . .

General merchandise net tons.

Cement do...

Com bushels.



577,976



1905.



100



1,269
'86,"629'



12,800



227
19,213
25,143



151,293



248,000



2,357

304,400

2,655



213, 945
128, 406



34, 829
"47,' 480
'2i2,"77i



410,400

8,601

945

75,598

3,350

231,499



639,246



1906.



666



602

6,450

1,100

109, 653



1,146



150

2,306

55,330

162



6,652

383

19,509

89, 531

350

2,240

132, 140

1,107



320,600

2,355

1,337

207,850

2,273

600

190, 195

88,100

4,550



158,295
"72,'46i



172,603

300

15,000



203,600

5,775

1,947

63,391

8,046



704, 105



1907.



992



800

1,908

1,500

350

124,822

690

706

10

1,164

2,177

18,361

860

80

1,394

462

16,823

119,086

120

615

138, 489



125

140,000

18,044

2,102

151,400

3,825

10,375

118,724

180,000

5,049

25

288,546

283

108,958

20

252,525



6,150

30

570,000

5,683

2,852

58,377

21,233



775,496



TRAFFIC THROUGH DETROIT RIVER



The traffic passing through the Detroit River is shown in the follow-
ing table for the years 1906 and 1907. Despite the fact that a falling
off in grain traffic occurred there was an increase in the total over the
preceding year of 7,000,000 tons. The coal traffic increased approx-
imately 4,000,000 tons, while that of ore amounted to 3,000,000 tons.



STATISTICS OF COMMERCE ON THE GREAT LAKES



175



Table 47 — Domestic freight movement through Detroit River
[From Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance]



Articles. 1906. 1907.


Articles.


1906.


1907.


Iron:

Ore gross tons. .

Pig do....

Manufactures, .do

Coal:

Hard net tons..

Soft do....

Salt do

Copper gross tons. .

Logs M feet. .

Lumber do


32,220,515

342, 981
455,246

2,960,920

11,561,111

115,864

89,534

1,257

879,060


35,405,866
91,374
445,355

4.014,177

14.413,979

125, 199

86,805

2,050

577,612


Flour net tons. .

Wheat bushels. .

Corn do —

Oats do

Barley do —

Rye do —

Flaxseed do —

Unclassified freight, net
tons . .


1,238,524
46,968,671
32,086,38:}
24,311,170
14,786,080

1,328,517
17,758,376

2, 269, 780


1,161,856
60,382,559
34,439,311
12,004,242
11,556,346

1,339,028
15, 119, 469

2. .3.52. 856


Total net tons..




60,578,155 67,292,504



MISCELLANEOUS LAKE TRAFFIC

The distribution of coal traffic by lake from the city of Buffalo
during the period 1901-1906 is shown in the following table. Ap-
proximately one-third went to Chicago; Milwaukee, Superior, and
Duluth follow next in importance. These four cities received about
SO per cent of the total traffic.



Table 48 — Distribution of coal traffic by lake from Buffalo, 1901-1906
[From Aimual Report of Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo. 1906]




Chicago

Milwaukee

Duluth

Superior

Toledo

Gladstone

Green Bay

Racine

Marquette

Ashland

Bay City

Washl)um

Manitowoc

Sheboygan

Kenosha

Lake Linden

Port Huron

Menominee

Houghton

St. Clair

Canada ports . . .

Hancock

Escanaba

Marinette

Marine City

Portage

Mackinaw

Sault Ste. Marie

Chcl loygan

Alpena

Kelly Island

Watikegan

Detroit

Miscellaneous . . .



1,001,037

539,912

322,971

209,243

28,415

44,900

34,630

21,750

12,660

1,000

2,875

1,500

17,900

20,100

5,400

22,848

4,100

2,950

600

460

47,049

10,658

5,301

700

700

2,200

450

9,161



300

900

74,425



6,095



Total 2, 493, 715



228,925

88,035
107,850

82,100
5,750
1,500

10,450
7,200
8,500
7,3.50
4,050
1,200

21,200
7,700
5,150
5,950
5,040
1,000
3,403



36,056
6,300



1,850
1,000
8,432



8,700
'"'366'



10,880
1,000



681,971



1,396,582

517,950

403,381

439,063

20,655

62,300

41,140

19,950

12,850

4,330

6,2.50

3,200

35,. 520

84,000

3,750

18,450

5,865

5,045

5,300

1,101

69,514

6,625

4,850

1,775

900

10,200

600

7,138

800

300



62,550
5,650
3,960



3,261,544



1,106,485

503,749

370,086

443,627

34,970

20,850

48,350

22,295

16,406

900

9,910

3,200

18,. 500

98,600

6,9.50

7,900

3,125

3,836

7,977

725

81,473

14,201

6,250

3,836

600

9,750

600

7,800

800

825

600

25,225

2,100

4,620



2,887,517



1,068,695

474,936

339,168

425,398

21,725

24,000

57,280

36,050

8,900

17,150

6,950



8,600
79,530
8,836



2,200

4,950

8,230

475

95, 873

13,050

8,200

1,050

1,011

11,300

a50

15,947

800

900

850

26,400

1,600

13,658



939,407

511,421

268, 818

499, 486

22, 05.5

7,100

23,885

19,045

11,547

10, 900

4, 7.50



8,050
81,800
2,100
3,690
3,050
1,550
2,800



136, 443
9,200
12, 530
2,565



4,300

850

16, 706

800



450

64,006

2,200

10,304



2,785,362 j 2,681,808



176



REPOBT OF THE INLAND WATERWAYS COMMISSION



The following statement, compiled from the Cleveland Iron Trade
Review, shows the lake receipts of iron ore at Lake Erie ports during
the seasons of 1901 to 1906, inclusive.

Table 49 — Lake receipts of iron ore at Lake Erie ports, 1901-1906



Port of-



Gross tons.
798,298
33,017
431, 3n
721,662
3,381,060
1,181,776
3,981,170
1,379,377
3,181,019
Buffalo and Tonawanda 1,475,386



Toledo

Sandusky .

Huron

Loraine

Cleveland. .
Fairport...
Ashtabula.

Erie

Conneaut.



1901.



Total 17,014,076



1902.



Gross tons.
1,038,571
165,656
520,648
1,442,417
4,873,318
1,538,744
4,796,805
1,717,268
4,300,301
2,256,798



22,649,424



1903.



Gross tons.

652,305

130,532

486,106

990,490

4,434,160

1,434,342

4,242,160

1,257,798

3,903,937

2,149,901



19,681,731



Gross tons.

508,793

48,356

231,364

927,931

3,572,228

1,157,858

3,639,250

1,284,778

4,083,655

2,433,601



17,932,814



1905.



Gross tons.
1,006,855
51,202
825,278
1,605,823
5,854,745
2,008,621
6,963,005
2,112,476
5,327,552
3,312,725



Gross tons.
1,423,741
35, 847
778, 453
2,191,965
6, 604, 661
1,861,498
6,833,352
1,986, .539
5, 432, 370
4,928,331



29,068,282 32,076,757



4. GOVERNMENT AID TO INLAND NAVIGATION



The United States Government has assisted in the improvement
and construction of navigable waterways in several ways. Grants
both of lands and money have been made to the States; for a time
subscriptions were made to the stock of private canal companies;
and for many years large appropriations have been made directly



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