While at Achinsk we were bluntly told we could not cross the Chulim, owing to the quantity of floating ice.
The state of the road beyond Achinsk had necessitated the subdivision of the stages, by erecting temporary intermediate stations.
The Chulim is navigable up to Achinsk, and during the past two years steamers have been running between this town and Tomsk.
A line of smaller boats has been started to connect Tomsk with Achinsk.
Achinsk is the last town of the government of Yenisei, and also stands on the boundary line between eastern and western Siberia.