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Table of Contents of
The rise of New York Port [1815-1860]

by
Robert Greenhalgh Albion, with the collaboration of Jennie Barnes Pope

© 1967 Northeastern University Press
Reproduced 2001 with permission of the publisher

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CONTENTS

PREFACE v I. TWO CENTURIES AND A DECADE 1 II. PREDESTINATION 16 III. THE FIRST LINERS 38 IV. DRY GOODS, HARDWARE, AND WET GOODS 55 V. HINTERLAND AND CANAL 76 VI. THE COTTON TRIANGLE 95 VII. QUODDY TO CAPE FEAR 122 VII. STEAM ON RIVER, SOUND, AND BAY 143 IX. THE CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA 165 X. DISTANT SEAS 194 XI. WATERFRONT AND OFFICIALDOM 213 XII. MERCHANT PRINCES 235 XIII. WITHIN THE COUNTINGHOUSE 260 XIV. THE EAST RIVER YARDS 287 XV. LINERS AND SUBSIDIES 312 XVI. HUMAN FREIGHT 336 XVII. CALIFORNIA BY CLIPPER AND ISTHMUS 354 XVIII. THE DISAPPOINTED RIVALS 373 APPENDICES I. RELATIVE MARITIME ACTIVITY OF PRINCIPAL PORTS, c. 1821-1860 389 II. EXPORTS OF PRINCIPAL STATES 390 III. IMPORTS OF PRINCIPAL STATES 391 IV. TONNAGE ENTERED FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES AT PRINCIPAL PORTS 392 V. TONNAGE CLEARED FOR FOREIGN COUNTRIES AT PRINCIPAL PORTS 393 VI. FOREIGN AND COASTWISE ARRIVALS AT NEW YORK, BOSTON, AND PHILADELPHIA, 1835 394 VII. NEW YORK DOMESTIC EXPORTS, RE-EXPORTS, VESSELS AND CREWS ARRIVED 398 VIII. TONNAGE CLEARED AT PRINCIPAL PORTS FOR FOR- EIGN COUNTRIES, 1860 399 IX. EXPORTS, 1860, BY PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES AND PORTS 400 X. IMPORTS, 1860, BY PRINCIPAL COMMODITIES AND PORTS 401 XI. TOTAL TONNAGE BY CUSTOMS DISTRICTS AND STATES 402 XII. REGISTERED TONNAGE BY CUSTOMS DISTRICTS 404 XIII. STEAM TONNAGE, TOTAL AND REGISTERED, BY CUS- TOMS DISTRICTS 405 XIV. SHIPBUILDING, BY CUSTOMS DISTRICTS AND STATES 406 XV. SHIPBUILDING, BY NUMBERS OF PRINCIPAL TYPES IN LEADING REGIONS 407 XVI. DIMENSIONS OF PARTICULAR VESSELS OF VARIOUS CLASSES 408 XVII. NEW YORK AUCTION SALES OF PRINCIPAL COMMODI- TIES 410 XVIII. NEW YORK STATE CANAL TRAFFIC 411 XIX. NEW YORK MARINE INSURANCE RATES, 1816-1860 412 XX. NEW YORK COMMISSION RATES, 1835 413 XXI. PORT EXPENSES OF CHINA CLIPPER "HOUQUA," 1850 414 XXII. SHIP STORES, 1825 415 XXIII. TRANSIENT (TRAMP) VOYAGES 416 XXIV. DISTANCES FROM PRINCIPAL AMERICAN SEAPORTS 416 XXV. AMOUNT OF VARIOUS MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR COSTUME 417 XXVI. PRINCIPAL CANALS AND RAILROADS FROM MAJOR SEAPORTS TO THE WEST 417 XXVII. IMMIGRATION 418 XXVIII. NATIVITY OF INHABITANTS OF LEADING SEAPORTS, 1850-1860 419 XXIX. GROWTH OF POPULATION OF THE LEADING SEAPORTS, 1790-1860 419 XXX. COMMERCIAL AND MARITIME OCCUPATIONS IN LEAD- ING SEABOARD STATES, 1860 420 XXXI. NEW YORK COMMERCIAL FUNCTIONS, 1846 421 BIBLIOGRAPHY 423 INDEX 471

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