Re: The Blockade
- Don't you think it more likely that the offloading would take place
at some place like Pascagoula (at the mouth of the river), Biloxi,
Mississippi City or Pass Christian rather than on the islands? All
those spots would have had some port facilities.
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> > > > One alternative I forgot about: the Pearl River system was
> > > navigable
> > > > by riverboat to Jackson, so cargo potentially could have been
> > > > offloaded at the barrier islands and taken by riverboat to
> > railused
> > > > terminus there.
> > >
> > > Were there facilities in place on the barrier islands for cargo
> > > transfer? Workers, lifts, ramps, carts, etc.?
> > I believe Round Island, Ship Island, and the port
> > at the mouth of the Pascagoula River all had this
> > capability.
> Cat Island (the barrier island closest to New Orleans) had been
> as a rendezvous point for troops involved in the Cubanfilibusters.
> Three vessels were contracted to move these recruits from CatIsland
> to Round Island to prepare for the invasion in 1850. I'm not sureif
> it had the same sort of port facilities, but it appears to have had
> some form of deep water port.
- "In Armageddon's Shadow, The Civil War and Canada's Maritime Provinces", by
Greg Marquis, of St. Mary's University in Halifax, is a good source of
information on blockade running. (ISBN 0-7735-1792-8)
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From: "Dave Gorski" <bigg@...>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 10:18 AM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: The Blockade
> > Do you know if there is any record showing if any of the blockade
> > runners were actually owned by "Northern" principals?
> J. J. Chaffey out of New Brunswick, Canada was involved.
> The British firms "Anglo-Confederate Trading Company" and
> "Collie and Company," ran the blockade on a regular basis.
> There were also British citizens who had ships that ran the
> blockade for adventure and profit, including; Joannea Wyllie,
> Johnathan Steele, Augustus Charles Hobart Hampden, and
> an Irishman, William Ryan.
> I am not aware of any specific "Northern" (U. S,) principal
> but I would be very surprised if there were none. The money
> was just too good.
> Regards, Dave Gorski
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