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1886 Excerpt: ...the two old ones, and urged the matter in terms as
strong as seemed proper. It was stated that the commerce through
the canal during 1883 was 2,042,259 tons (registered); that the
annual increase iu tonnage for fifteen years had been quite
uniform, averaging 107,313 tons per year; that only 11 per cent, of
the freight passing the caual during 1883 was in vessels of
sufficiently light draught to admit of their passing through the
old locks, and that if these figures were maintained for eight
years the present lockage system, although in constant operation,
would be insufficient to take care of the shipping. We now have
complete returns for the season of 1884, and the annual increase in
tonnage has not only been maintained but largely exceeded; that is
to say, the registered tonnage passing t hrough the canal during
the season of 1884 was 2,997,837 tons, an increase of 955,578 tons,
or nine times the average annual increase for the preceding fifteen
years. Or, to state it possibly with greater force, this incrtaot
in 1884 is equal to the entire commerce through the canal during
the first fire years it icas open to navigation. Should this rate
of increase; be maintained, the full capacity of the lockage system
will be reached within four years instead of eight, as estimated in
the Annual Report. The following table affords the means of
comparing, in detail, the business of the canal during the season
of 1884 with that of 1883: Comparative statement of the commerce
through Saint Mary's Falls Canal, Michigan, for the Masons of 1883
and 1884. Canal opened April 23, and closed December 10, 1884,
being open to navigation 232 days. Cadhi was open dining season of
1883, '124 days. "Annual Report Chief of Engineers for 1864, Part
III, page 2011. The increase in r...
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