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[New Orleans]: Cass, Frank T., compiler
FACTS OF INTEREST ABOUT THE PORT OF NEW ORLEANS SECOND PORT U.S.A.
New Orleans: Board of Commissioners, Port of New Orleans, 1922. 32pp., extensively illustrated. Original colored map-illustrated wrappers, string-tied. Small crease to lower corner of front wrapper, a few smudges to wrappers. Faint scrape to titlepage, a few fingerprints to interior, but overall very clean. Very good. Uncommon promotional pamphlet advertising the Port of New Orleans and touting the soon-to- be-completed "Inner-Harbor-Navigation Canal" (also known as the "Industrial Canal") connecting the Mississippi River to Lake Pontchartrain. The names and portraits of the members of the Board of Commissioners are featured, along with details on port administration, police and fire protection, dry dock and repair plants, and a map with the Mississippi Valley region highlighted in red. There are also recent statistics on imports and exports coming through the port, including bananas, cotton, coffee, coal, grain, oil, sisal, and sugar and molasses. Finally, there is information about steamship, rail lines, and barge lines that connect with the port, along with cranes and derricks available for loading and unloading, and public warehouse capacity and storage rates. Also included are the listings of all thirty-five nations who have consular offices in New Orleans, along with the names and addresses of the lead consular officers for each. The wrappers show a map of New Orleans with the route of the canal (in the eastern portion of the city) in red. This canal had been on the minds of engineers since the Spanish held the region in the 18th century, but it wasn't until the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company [United States]
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