In older documents – payment for the service of a shipmaster, whether for the carriage of passengers or goods. – In both cases, complaints accumulated through the ages that upon arrival of the ship, the skippers demanded a supplementary payment due to unforeseen circumstances (low water, flood water), and they did not let the people or the goods off the ship before the surcharge was paid. – A tax that ships had to pay when navigating a river, also called a water toll. – See Bugsiergeld, Fährgeld, Fahrtgeld, Furtgeld, Rheinoctroi, Schleusengeld.
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