Hearings Before The Harbor And Land Commissioners; In The Matter Of The Construction Of A Bridge From The City Proper To East Boston
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...wanted to know about, I was willing to tell. Q. I was misinformed. I did not pay enough attention to what Mr. Winsor said. A. My business has been in vessels all the days of my life, since I ...
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ble to do anything--especially coasting vessels. Q. I think you might give, Mr. Robinson, in your own language, your views on the matter. A, Well, as one who has had more or less to do with vessels--Q. (By the Chairman.) Will you state, first, what yoar experience has been? A. Well, sir, ever since I have been of age my business has been in vessels. My principal business is sail-making. As sailmakers, of course we have had more or less to do with vessels, both as furnishing materials, etc., for these vessels, and as owners and agents for vessels. Q. Are you now in the sail-making business? A. I am. Q. What is your place of business? A. 31 Commercial street. Q. What is the name of your concern? A. The firm is William Robinson & Co. Q. Now, the question is, as to the effect of a bridge such as is proposed upon the commerce of Boston. You may give your views. A. I don't suppose there is a sane man, if he would speak the truth, but what would acknowledge that a bridge across there would be an obstruction to navigation. Q. How serious an obstruction, is the question. A. Well, I haven't prepared myself, not supposing I was going to be called upon to say anything here; I haven't looked into the matter, but I simply take it as it comes to my mind. The larger proportion of my business has been on coal vessels. Anybody who knows anything about-the coal trade knows that every vessel that goes through a bridge gets three cents per ton extra for each bridge--ever-bridge--and that is added of course, and it adds to the cost of that coal. We, as vessel owners, of course...