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reference should be made to the section on tolls shown under each
canal on preceding pages.

Summary of Through Boat Tolls on Canals
loaded, exclusive of lockage

Delaware and Raritan Canal (length, 44 miles; 66 miles, inclusive of feeder). — Canal
boats and barges 4 cents per mile. Consort towed by steamer with cargo similar to steamer
pays same boat toll as steamer. Sailing vessels loaded with melons, fruit, and vege-
tables, §2.28 each way. Steamers with merchandise other than full cargoes of fourth,
fifth, and sixth class freight, $20 in addition to cargo toll; with cargo of 100 tons
or more fourth, fifth, and sixth class through freight, $2.28.

Morris Canal (length, 106-{- miles). — No data.

Lehigh Canal (length, 48 miles), Delaware Division Canal (length, 60 miles). — No data.

Schuylkill Navigation (length, 90 miles). — Boats whose cargo toll amounts to $15 or
more are passed free of boat tolls. Boats whose cargo toll is less than $15: One way, 15
miles or under, $1.50; one way, 15 to 30 miles, .|2; one way, 30 to 60 miles, $2.50;
one way, over 60 miles, $3.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (length, 184-{- miles). — No data.

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal (length, lS-\- miles). — Vessels whose cargo toll does
not exceed the empty boat toll are considered empty and pay empty toll.

Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal (length, 14 miles). — All tolls are charged on gross
tonnage of vessels, with the following exc eptions: Vessels measuring 100 tons or less,
loaded or partially loaded, 25 cents per ton; between 100 and 150 tons, loaded or par-
tially loaded, 18 cents per ton; over 150 tons, 12 cents per ton. Barges are charged
according to number of square feet, surface measurement. Tugboats from 60 to 125
feet in length are charged from $.5 to $20 each trip, according to size. Minimum
amount of toll on any vessel $1.50.

Upon application owners of t/ugboate plying regularly through the canal will be
allowed half rates on tugs with tow. This does not apply to tugboats without tow.



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Dismal Swamp Canal {length, 22+ miles). — On vessels of all kinds measuring 100
tons or less, tolls are collected on all tonnage of vessels without reference to cargo, as
follows: Loaded or partially loaded, 25 cents per gross ton. On all vessels over 100
tons, loaded or partially loaded, tolls are collected as per toll sheet. Schooners and
sloops, minimum toll, $1.50; other vessels, $2.50. Tugboats from 60 to 125 feet are
charged toll ranging from $5 to $20 each trip. Boats plying regularly through the
canal are allowed half rate on application for tugs with tows, but this does not apply
to tugs without tows.

Illinois and Michigan Canal {length, 96 miles). — On freight boats, 3 cents per mile.

Ohio State canals {Ohio and Erie, 309 miles; Miami ami Erie, 244 miles). — Ohio and
Erie. — Cleveland: On each canal boat used chiefly for transportation of freight, 2
cents per mile. On each barge used for transportation of coal, 2 cents per mile, but
not over $5 for any voyage. On each vessel used chiefly for passengers, 5 cents
per mile. Steaml)oats under 60 tons, 2\ cents per mile. Chillicothe: On each canal
boat used chiefly for transportation of freight, 2J cents per mile. Steamboats under
60 tons, 8 cents per mile; steamboats over 60 tons, 10 cents per mile; steamboats
exclusively for towing, 5 cents per mile. Miami and Erie. — On each canal boat used
chiefly for transportation of freight, 2^ cents per mile. On each vessel used chiefly
for passengers, 4 cents per mile. On each barge used for transportation of coal, 2^
cents per mile but not over $5 for any voyage. On each sailing vessel used chiefly
for passengers, 4 cents per mile. Steamboats, 60 tons, 10 cents per mile. Steamboats
exclusively for towing, 10 cents per mile.

Special rates seem to prevail at given points.



Delaware and Raritan Canal. — Canal boats and barges as consort of steamers which
are light, $2.28. Boats 10 tons or less, $2.28; 11 to 50 tons, $5; 51 to 100 tons, $6.50;
101 to 150 tons, $8; over 150 tons, $10; boats with full cargoes of pig iron, lumber,
and iron ore, one way, free of boat tolls and lockage both ways; way boats, $1 each
way lockage. Steamers, $10.

Schuylkill Navigation {length, 90 miles). — Light boats in coal, brimstone, slag, lime,
cordwood, and other regular full cargo trade are returned toll fr^e to regular loading
places. Tugs towing from tidewater to Fairmont Dam and above, free of toll when
handling boats paying cargo toll, or when returning same light to tidewater.

Chesapeake and Delaivare Canal {length, 13-\- miles). — Vessels under 40 tons, $4; 40
to 80 tons, $6; 80 to 120 tons, $8; 120 tons and over, $10. Vessels returning empty
within thirty days after paying cargo tolls may pass toll free.

Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal {length, 14 miles). — Vessels measuring 100 tons or
less, 20 cents per ton; between 100 and 150 tons, 12 cents; over 150 tons, 8 cents.

Dismal Swamp Canal {length, 22+ miles). — Minimum canal boat toll, $1.50; barges,
20 cents per gross ton; rafts, 40 cents per M feet B. M.; tug boats, 60 feet or less in
length, $5; over 125 feet, $20. Half rates to regular towboats with tows on applica-
tion. Vessels going one way light credited with tolls paid if returning loaded within
thirty days, and if cargo tolls are then 50 per cent more than amount paid.

Illinois and Michigan Canal {length, 96 miles). — On freight boats, 3 cents per mile.



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