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  •  I think people also got sick of being ripped off (0+ / 0-)

    There were some anecdotal but not well-documented stories of the Captain charging more or less depending on whether or not he liked you, and whether or not you were a local, and how bad the weather was (it cost more if you were desperate not to get soaked), etc.

    It wouldn't surprise me if there was a lot of that going on back in the early days.

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