"Return" Returns to the LK in 1921

(04/05/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/13/1921.

The Steamer Return which for the past few years has been in the Great Kanawha has returned to her old love and will run between here and Parkersburg making her first trip out of Parkersburg Monday.  Thereafter she will leave here each Monday and Thursday mornings, and will leave Parkersburg each Tuesday and Friday afternoons for this place.  She will carry passengers and through freight between the two points.  This service will be eagerly welcomed by local shippers who are nearly exhausted by the sickening rates charged on freight under the present arrangements.  With the new boat in the trade the freight will be materially lessened and the wharfage at the Creston wharfboat will be entirely cut out.  It will be necessary for local shippers to give the new boat their fullest patronage in order to keep it in the trade, as there is not any great amount of through freight shipped any longer and it will take some time to build up the trade.

The Return will be commanded by Capt. L.S. Wright, a well known local riverman, and Holly Barr of this place will have charge of the boats office.  Mr. Barr has been engaged as purser on the Ohio river boats for several years, having given up is occupation there to promote this enterprise.  He has been here for the past few days and has received promises of heartiest support from all the local shippers.


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