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THE COST OF A CHANNEL FERRY.

- Both Ca& Bri^s'j aai French railways most directly concerned are now drawing up plans and exchanging views on the question. It is estimated that the .alterations of piers and the construction of boats will involve an expenditure of a round million pounds sterling. After all, this is not a large sum, especially when it is remembered that the construction of a tunnel—the alternative scheme —would mean an outlay of at least;£2o,CCO,ooO. Then the tunnel idea. it is urged, would 'never be popular with the masses, as Great Britain would then, in the eyes of the majority of people at least, cease to be an isinnd. The promoters of the ferry scheme have certainly plenty of experience to work upon, for there are several train ferries in successful operation in various parts of tho world conveying passenger coaches, dining and sleep:t)2 oars, and goods waggons across hays, lakes, and in the open sea with the regularity of clockwork. They are to be found in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, on Lake Baikal in Siberia, on the great lakes of Central America, and in the open pea along the coasts of both the United States "and Canada.

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THE COST OF A CHANNEL FERRY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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THE COST OF A CHANNEL FERRY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8807, 2 March 1914

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