lighterage lighterage

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the fee charged for carrying goods in lighters
  2. (n) the transportation of goods on a lighter

Usage(s):

  1. His union served an ultimatum demanding jurisdiction over the contract loading of all railroad freight for lighterage about New York Harbor.
  2. The freightage or lighterage charge is $5 a case and boats usually make one trip a day with fifty cases a trip.

News

  • Pirate Party On A Railroad Barge In Red Hook

    "Built in 1914, the Number 79 represents the only surviving all-wooden example of the Hudson River Railroad Barge from the Lighterage Age (1860-1960) that remains afloat and is accessible to the general public. The Barge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a rarity based not only upon her historical significance and social impact, but also upon her pristine state of ...
    on August 27, 2013     Source: Gothamist

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