SHIPPING: Inland Channels

Some day the country will undoubtedly dig itself an adequate steamer channel connecting the Atlantic with its inland seas, the Great Lakes. The midwestern farmer wants it badly so that he can pocket some of the freight now paid on his wheat between Minnesota and Liverpool. The alert eastern and midwestern city dweller wants it, for in another 25 years there will be some 40 million more people in the country to congest traffic and consume food. Routes. New York State has the makings of such a channel in its barge canal*...

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