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Old 09-10-2006, 07:12 PM
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Default The GCG's competitor's brochure

The GOLDEN EAGLE was also in the overnight business during the GCG days. A 1940 brochure for her lists a 10 day round trip on the Upper Miss for $65. That would be $940 (94/day) in today's money. Her home base was St. Louis and she ran trips to Muscle Shoals, St. Paul, Chattanooga, Chillicothe Ill., Ottawa Ill., Memphis. She also ran weekend trips to Cape Girardeau, LaGrange Locks Ill, Hannibal, and Cairo. "Automobiles: Fare for automobiles if accompanied by one or two persons is $7.50; by three or more, $5. If motoring to St. Louis park your automobile free of charge on our sheltered wharfboat; day and night watchman in attendance." Oh, weren't times simpler and free of our flying travel hassles of today!
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