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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Low Transportation Line

IN connection with interharbor transportation - bulk freights and the bunkering of steam snipss. an important enterprise is that of the L - Transportation Line, established in April, - and conducted by Theodore C. Low as general manager and owner.

Mr. Low was formerly in the employ of the Mrgent Transportation Line of No. I Broadway, New York, for seven years despatching all boats, s_rervising the bunkering of steamships and attending to all details connected with the trans- t * tting of coal and other mmodities that were :-znsported by water for the Sargent Line, but in April, 1916, he estab- . shed in business on his twn account, having an riginal equipment of three boats. These, however. soon proved to be insufficient to handle the itrge business which Mr. Low acquired, and he was obliged to charter, _n an average, five or six boats per month to properly take care of the business.

The Low Transportation Line now has an equipment of nine boats or its own, and Mr. Low 5 now compelled to charter from thirty to forty boats per month to property take care of the growing business of the line. It is his purpose and intention to secure in the near future and to operate a sufficient number of boats to handle all the business without the necessity of chartering outside boats. The present equipment :»f the line is nine coal barges, which will carry trom 500 to 1,200 tons, and the business includes the transportation of coal, grain, cement, lumber, and in fact all kinds of bulk cargoes and commodities to be shipped by water in New York

Harbor, East River, Hudson River and Long Island Sound. The leading specialty of the line, however, is the transportation of coal and the bunkering of ships.

Mr. Low is thoroughly familiar with all the problems of harbor transportation, and has organized his enterprise along the most efficient lines for the purpose of giving good service to all of his patrons and seeing to it that the captains of his boats are at all times courteous and efficient

in the loading and discharging of their boats.

The Low Transportation Line is now handling practically all of the transportation of coal for W. A. Marshall & Company, Alden Coal Mining Company, Seiler Coal Company, Inc., Majestic Coal Company and the New York and Philadelphia Coal and Coke Company. These companies have evinced the highest satisfaction with the service that is being given to them by the Low Transportation Line, and many of the officials of these concerns have assured Mr. Low that they will continue to use his line for all business of this kind that they have or may acquire.

In the bunkering of steamships Mr. Low's experience of past years has made him an authority and he is able to give advice where needed in the handling of every deal connected with this class of business.

It is certain that with the constant development of the shipping interests of the Port of New York there will be a constant increase in the demand for the kind of service which the Low Transportation Line has so ably demonstrated its ability to render.

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