The Michigan Public Utilities Commission has granted permission to Handy Brothers, Port Huron, to sell a $500,000 issue of bonds. Handy brothers are building a railroad to parallel the river from Detroit to Port Huron. They plan to have an industrial road connect the plants spring up along the Saint Clair River and lake.
The war did not interrupt their railroad building operations, and the line now reaches from Port Huron to Marysville. Although other roads are seeking to have their lines valued at upwards of $60,000 a mile. Thomas L. Handy, who appeared before the commission, says the new road is costing only $35,000 a mile. This, he says includes right of way, grading, materials, labor of laying tracks, cost of stations, telegraph line, fences along the right of way and every expense incident to preparing a railroad for the rolling stock.