3. I would suggest coming up with alternative methods to ship their goods. This isn't going to be
a problem that disappears. Water's going to be too important to give up to a river just for floating boats. Maybe more rail?
"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." Abraham Lincoln