SHIPPING: New Seaport

Chicago, 1,000 miles from the ocean, announced that she would make her formal bow as a seaport on August 15. On that day will sail the first steamer to carry a cargo direct from Chicago to England without transshipment.

William Hansen, Norwegian, is the man who will make Chicago a world port. His line, the Lake and Ocean Steamship Co., will put in service sixteen 2,000-ton steel vessels plying regularly between the Great Lakes, England and the Baltic. The route used will be the Welland Canal and the St. Lawrence River.


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