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RAILROAD, CANAL, AND STEAMBOAT STATISTICS.
STEAM MARINE OF THE UNITED STATES.
By the following statement, it appears that the aggregate topnage of the steam marine of the United States amounts to 153,366 tons, of which 94,111 is owned in New York, and cost $16,231,088 13. The balance, 59.255, belongs to different ports in the United States, the cost of which is not given, and, of course, is not included in that of New York.
As far as practicable, the names of different companies, tonnage, cost, and where employed, of all vessels belonging to New York, are first given, then those of other ports, as follows :
The ships of this line are employed running between Panama, San Francisco, Oregon and Washington Territories.
California service, between New York, New Orleans, Havana, and Aspinwall. Northern Light... 1,767 $290,000 Illinois
2,124 480,000 North Star.
1,868 285,400 Moses Taylor.. 1,373 250,000 Ariel......
1,295 200,000 Champion
1,540 154,000 Total........ 9,967 $1,659,400
Between New York, Havana, and New Orleans.
1,752 225,000 Philadelphia...
898 180,000 Total.......
NEW YORK AND NEW ORLEANS STRANSBIP COMPANY.
4,647 $900,000 CROMWELL'S LINE. Screw Propellers, New York, Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk, Savannah, Portland, and other ports. Huntsville....
840 $125,000 | Parkersburg. ... 715 75,000 Montgomery..
840 125,000 Thomas Swan..... 462 60,000 Potomac..
448 60,000 | R. R. Cayler..... 1,500 200,000 Locust Point.. 462 60,000 | Monticello....
750 80,000 Mount Vernon.
750 80,000 | George's Creek.... 400 50,000 Chesapeake...
460 60,000) Patapsco...
454 60,000 Total. ..... 8,141 $1,035,000
SOUTHERN STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
New Orleans, Texas, Florida, and Vera Cruz. Arizɔna (iron). 750 $100,000 | Oriziba.....
600 100,000 Calhoun......
508 60,000 Gen. Rusk (iron).. 417 417,000 Charles Morgan.. 1,208 150,000 Atlantic.....
75,000 Galvestoo.. 945 120,000 | Tennessee
1,449 140,000 Texas... 1,223 140,000 Suwanne
495 60,000 Magnolia 843 120,000 Austin (iron)...
900 100,000 Matagorda (iron). . 616 Mexico...... 1,058
Total....... 11,635 $1,812,000 Two-thirds of these ships are owned in New York, the balance in New Orleans.
NORTH ATLANTIC STEAMSBIP COMPANY.
New York and Aspinwall--soon to be withdrawn. Atlantic....... 2,849 $764,000 | Adriatic........ Baltic......
2,783 790,000 Total...
SAN FRANCISCO AND PANAMA,
$100,000 | Hermann..
PANAMA RAILROAD COMPANY,
Central American coast, in connection with the railroad.
Besides the steamers set down above, there are numerous others engaged in the coasting trade or running short passenger trips that we might enumerate if we
The aggregate tonnage of these amount to 41,604. Including this latter class, the aggregate tonnage of our commercial steam marine is 153,366 tons, of which 94,111 is owned in New York. The total cost of the vessels in New York hands alone is $16,231.088 13. The aggregate cost of the sea-going steamers of the United States is, as near as can be estimated, $25,000,000.
RAILROADS IN CUBA.
The Cuba Messenger describes the progress of railroads in that Island as follows :-Our readers abroad may be able to form an idea of the progress of our Island by our merely mentioning the fact that the different railroad lines now finished and in the course of construction throughout the country, are 27 in number, and comprise, altogether, 1,315,522 kilometres, (about 818 English miles,) of which at least 500 miles are in operation. The whole amount thus far invested on these railroad lines, up to last year, was $17,027,414 66; and, according to the statistics published, they yielded in 1858 the sum of $3,386,840.
The principal line—the first ever constructed. (from this city to Guives, and now extending to La Union,) -- was commenced in November, 1835 ; the line from Cardenas to Macagua was started in 1838, and the Jucaro railroad in 1839. All the others have been traced and commenced since 1840.
We append a list of the different lines in the manner they are generally desigpated in the corresponding sections :1st Line-1st Section
From Havana to Bejucal. 2d
From Bejucal to Guines. 3d
From Guines to La Union 4th
Branch from San Felipe to Batabado. 5th
Branch from Rincon to Guanajay 2d Line...
From Cardenas to Macagua, 3d Line.
From Cardenas to Jucaro. 4th Line
From Matanzas to La Isabel. Branch from Navajas
to Tramojos, and from Tramojos to Claudio. 5th Line ......
From Regla to Guanabacoa (horse cars.) 6th Line-1st Section.
Matanzas to Guanabana.
to Coliseo. 3d
to Tosca. 4th
to Delgado 6th
to Bemba. 7th Line-Ist Section.
From Caibarrien to Remedios. 2d
Continuation from Remedios to S. Andres. 8th Line-1st Section.
From Cienfuegos to Palmira. 2d
From Palmira to Las Cruces. 3d
From Las Cruces to Ranchuelo. 4th
From Ranchuelo to Villa Clara. 5th
From Villa Clara to Sagua. oth Line
From Carahatas to Quemados de los Guipes. loth Line
From Trinidad to Sancti Spiritus. 11th Line
From Macagua to Trinidad. 12th Line-1st Section.
From Mallorquin to Las Pozas. 2d
From Las Pozas to Macagua. 13th Line
Sagua la Grande (along the river bank.) 14th Line
Havana (Regla) to Matanzas. (Finished to Guana
bacoa, double track, and thence Jaruco, single do.) 15th Line
From Guines to Matanzas. Branch to Madruga. 16th Line
Havana City Railroad, (surrounds the old city and
goes to Carmelo, at the outlet of the Almendares
river, 3 miles west of the city.) 17th Line
From Guanabacoa to Cojemar. 18th Line
Western Railroad. From Havana to Pinar del Rio.
Branch from Palacios to the San Diego Baths. 19th Line
From Havana to Marianao. 20th Line
From Pinar del Rio to Coloma. 21st Line
Sancti Spiritus to Port Las Tunas. 22d Line
From Nuevitas to Puerto Principe. 23d Line
From Cobre (copper mines) to Punta de Sal (at St.
Jago.) 24th Line
Guantanamo Railroad. 25th Line
From St Jago to Sto. Cristo. Branch from Sto. Cris
to to Maroto. Branch from Marota to Sabanilla. 26th Line
From San Miguel to Baga (Puerto Principe.)
The Caney Branch, belonging to the line from St.
There are besides two or three other lines in view, but nothing decided yet about them.
With the assistance of a good chart of the Island, it will easily be seen at a first glance, that when all these lines are finished and in operation, the principal and most important cities and districts of the Island will form a sort of grand central trunk, extending its branches to both coasts. We are most happy that we are able to state that the work of the prinVOL. XLIII.-N0. I.
cipal lines not yet finished is progressing rapidly, and that a system of sclidity and durability in the manner of constructing has been recently adopted, which, unfortunately, was overlooked to a great extent in the earlier part of railroad building in this Island. Some arrangements have been entered into recently, between the Havana and the Regla and Matanzas Railroad Companies, that will tend to avoid great expenditures in a double line running almost parallel to each other in a portion or section between this and Matanzas, and from what we have been able to glean in different directions, we are fully persuaded that the future constructions of railroad lines in this rich and flourishing Island will be conducted in the manner best calculated to promote both public and private convenience.
RAILWAY FROM BANGOR TO NEW ORLEANS. There was completed in January the last two links in the great chain of railways from Maine to Louisiana—the first, the last twenty five miles on the Mississippi Central. and the second, of sixty-one miles between Lynchburg and Charlotteville, on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, popularly kyown as the Lynchburg Extension. This route, as will be seen by the following table of distances, is within a fraction of 2,000 miles in length, from Bangor to New Orleans, of a continuous rail track, with the exception of four short ferries, viz., the Hudson River, the Susquehanna, the Potomac, and the James River at Lynchburg, the last two of which will soon be supplied with bridges :-
206 165 219 38 29
From New Orleans to Canton, Miss., by the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great
and kennebec Railways..
130 2014 169
6 39 98 87 74 62 98 45
1,996 This vast chain of railways is composed of eighteen independent roads, costing in the aggregate, for 2,394 miles of road, $92,784,084, or nearly one-tenth of the whole railway system of the United States, of which 1,996 miles are used in this continuous line. The roads from Washington City to New Orleans, embracing a distance of 1,249 miles, have had the contract for the great