Re: The Blockade
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "William H Keene"
> Don't you think it more likely that the offloading would take placeNatural depths, from what I have been able to snatch off the internet:
> 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.
Pass Christian: less than 10 feet
Biloxi: 10-15 feet
Ship Island: 25 feet
Pascagoula River & Round Island: 30 feet
Cat Island: ?
- "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)
----- Original Message -----
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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