1. The act or business of carrying by ferry.
2. The toll charged for a ferry passage.
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1. (Nautical Terms) transportation by ferry
2. (Nautical Terms) the fee charged for passage on a ferry
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(ˈfɛr i ɪdʒ)

1. conveyance or transportation by a ferryboat.
2. the fare charged for ferrying.
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No higher or other tolls or rates of ferriage than what are or shall be payable by natives, shall be demanded on either side; and no duties shall be payable on any goods which shall merely be carried over any of the portages or carrying places on either side, for the purpose of being immediately reembarked and carried to some other place or places.
In addition, I have also found lod-manage 'the cost of pilotage' (1325) and ferriage 'a charge for transporting persons or goods by boat, passage money' (1330) in Anglo-French texts.
For all excursionists there was free ferriage, a very handsome contribution on the part of Mr.
The quantity of tonnage entered inwards in all the ports of Ontario from the ports in United States (exclusive of ferriage and coasters), for the year ended 30th June, 1872, was 1,674,848 tons Canadian shipping, and 1,529,057 tons United States shipping, making a total of 3,203,905 tons of shipping.
Local agents were paid nominally for their services, as were others for assistance in removal of the Indians, forage, messenger service, ferriage, carpentry, freight, blacksmithing, medicines, and other services.(43)
to have had little relation to monopolies of transportation, and no relation whatever to land transportation and ferriage." (78) Moreover, because the New York statute struck down in Gibbons conflicted with a federal statute, the Court did not have to decide if the power to regulate commerce was exclusive in the face of inaction by the federal government.
Travel over the era's best transportation technology, the railroad, was hampered by the existence of numerous short roads and the use of a dozen different gauges, ranging from 4 feet 3 inches to 6 feet (Dunbar 1915, 4:1,393), which combined to necessitate numerous layovers, intercompany transfers, ferriages, and so forth (Dunbar 1915, pp.