As seen by Boston eyes

Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Jul. 18, 1888, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription from Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Jul. 18, 1888., Source:  The Daily Mining Journal Marquette, Mi. July 19, 1888                            Thursday  As Seen By Boston Eyes  The Boston Transcript, under the heading "From Boston to the West, Avoiding Chicago," speaks as follows of the recent purchase of the South Shore:    The announcement that the CPR has obtained control of the DSS and A is of particular interest to Boston, from the fact that the last named enterprise has been watched with considerable concern, for the reason that its success was expected materially to benefit the trade of this city with the northwest, as well as from the fact that Boston's investments in the northern peninsula are so large and important. The Brice-Thomas syndicate, which constructed the DSS and A, purchased the MH and O, a Boston owned property, devoted mainly to the hauling of iron ore from the Lake Superior iron mines and incorporated it into its system. The CPR before this has been an important factor in the consideration of Boston's future railroad facilities by reason of its connections with the Boston and Lowell. The purchasers of this new line, giving it a haul from the growing city of Duluth, the natural center of a great grain-growing country to the Eastern seaboard, is a matter of direct concern to local interests. If it should prove that the rapid railway development of the extreme Northern section of the country is to divert trade, hitherto monopolized by Chicago, to eastern points, by virtue of the shortness of the haul obtained by direct and through communication thus obtained, a great point in our favor is gained and the prospects of the near future become very bright.  From a cursory glance at the situation as changed by this last great railroad "deal," it seems that Boston mercantile interests are in a very fair way of profiting therefrom, although it of course is too early to measure the full importance of this change of control, for there are said to be good reasons for believing that the northwestern railroad map is to be changed even more in the future.  Boston has an almost vital interest in the railway movements now making along the boundry [*boundary] between our northwestern states and the Canadian provinces.  DSS and A Sam Breck
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article from the Daily mining journal (Marquette, Mich.), Jul. 18, 1888, regarding the Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company.
Subject(s): Railroads
Marquette (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Date Created: 1888-07-18