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BEER BOATS

According to the Toledo Press, there will be a steam boat line between Toledo and Monroe Piers this summer, but if the facts as given in the press are ture, Monroe people will not welcome the news. For the boats will be practically floating saloons. They will have a capacity of 1,500 or 2,000 people, will make two or three trips daily, or at least three trips on Sundays and Holidays. The Huebner-Toledo Brewing combine is said to be back of the venture and will cater particularly to Sunday and Holiday crowds. Beer and liquor will flow freely and all the license. The brewing people figure that they will reap a rich harvest, as the D.U.R., who run the Monroe Piers attractions have cut out the sale of intoxicating drinks at the casinos or other buildings. In order to get the crowds, the fare for the round trip by boat will be put at 25 cents, as against 65 cents charged by the trolley line


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