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Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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Port and Terminal Services and charges:
Pilotage..
Towage...
Harbor dues.
Mooring and unmooring charges.
Dockage..
Wharfage
Separation services
Handling...
Lay-up charges..
Running lines,
Electric power
Fresh water.
Free time.
Dra yage.
Storage.
Sheddage and marginal track usage.
Other charges.
Labor....
Stevedoring.....
Freight forwarder's fees..

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Port and Harbor Facilities:

Piers, wharves, and docks.
011 bunkering and oil handling.
Coal bunkering and coal handling.
Grain elevators..
Open storage.
Storage warehouses,
Hoisting facilities ashore and afloat.
Marine repair plants, drydocks, marine railways, and vertical

boat lifts.....
Floating equipment.
Shipbreaking and salvage..

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Transportation Services and Rates:

Steamship services..
Essential trade routes.
Steamship conferences.
Domestic water transportation.
Railroads.

Rail assembly, classification, and storage yards.
Switching and switching absorptions.
Specific commodity tariffs.
Transit privileges....

Miscellaneous services.
Motor freight transportation.
Airports and air transportation.
Territory tributary..
List of Piers, Wharves, and Docks
List of Storage Warehouses..

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Port facilities map of Port St. Joe, Fla...

Port facilities map of Panama City, Fla.
Port facilities map of Pensacola, Fla....

Port facilities map of Pascagoula, Miss..

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Port facilities map of Gulfport, Miss.
Port facilities map of Baton Rouge, La..

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Port facilities map of Lake Charles, La..

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Map of railroads serving the Gulf coast ports.

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Washington 25, D. C.

LIST OF CURRENT REPORTS

G.P.O. sales price

Port Series:

$1.25 2.50 2.00

No.

2.50 2.75 6.00

.65 2.25 2.00 2.25 2.00 1.25 1.50 1.00 1.50 3.00

1.25 1.50

No. 1 The Ports of Portland and Searsport, Maine and Portsmouth, N. H., 1952......
No. 3 The Port of Boston, Mass., 1956.....
No. 4 The Ports of Southern New England, 1952..

(Providence, R. I., Fall River, Mass., New London, New Haven, Bridgeport, and Stamford, Conn.) No. 5 The Port of New York, N. Y. & N, J., 1953:

Part 1....
Part 2.....

Part 3....
No. 6 The Port of Albany, N. Y., 1954,.

7 The Ports of Philadelphia, Pa., Camden and Gloucester City, N. J., 1955.
No. 8 The Port of Wilmington, Del., and Ports on the Delaware River below and above Philadelphia, Pa., 1955..
No. 10 The Port of Baltimore, Md., 1955...
No. 11 The Ports of Hampton Roads, Va., 1948.
No. 12 The Ports of Wilmington and Morehead City, N. C., 1950.
No. 13 The Port of Charleston, s. C., 1950..
No. 14 The Port of Savannah, Ga., 1954..
No. 15 The Port of Jacksonville, Fla., 1956,
No. 16 Ports on the South Atlantic Coast of the United States, 1954..

(Morehead City, N. C., Georgetown, s. C., Brunswick, Ga., Fernandina, Palm Beach, Port Everglades, and Miami, Fla.)
No. 17 The Port of Tampa, Fla., 1956...
No. 18 The Ports of Mobile, Ala., and Pensacola, Fla., 1949..
No. 19 Ports on the Gulf Coast of the United States, 1957:
Volume 1, Port St. Joe, Panama City, and Pensacola, Fla.; Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss.; and Baton Rouge and Lake

Charles, La....
Volume 2, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Orange, Freeport, Port Isabel, and Brownsville, Tex..
No. 20 The Port of New Orleans, La., 1947...
No. 22 The Ports of Port Arthur,. Beaumont, and Orange, Tex., 1947
No. 23 The Ports of Galveston and Texas City, Tex., 1948.
No. 24 The Port of Houston, Tex., 1948....
No. 25 The Port of Corpus Christi, Tex., 1948....
No. 27 The Port of San Diego, Calif., 1956...
No. 28 The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., 1956.
No. 30 The Ports of San Francisco and Redwood City, Calif., 1951..
No. 31 The Ports of Oakland, Alameda, and Richmond and Ports on San Pablo Bay, Carquinez Strait, and Mare Island Strait,

Calif., 1951......
No, 32 The Ports of Stockton and Sacramento, Calif., 1951..
No. 33 The Ports of Astoria, Oreg., and Longview and Vancouver, Wash., 1952.
No. 34 The Port of Portland, Oreg., 1952...
No. 35 The Ports of Tacoma, Grays Harbor, and Olympia, Wash., 1952..
No. 36 The Port of Seattle, Wash., 1952....
No. 37 The Ports of Everett, Bellingham, and Port Angeles, Wash., 1952..
No. 40 The Panama Canal and its Ports, 1946..

1.50 1.50 1.50 1.25

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2.00 1.00 2.00 1.25 2.00 1.75 1.75 .75

Lake Series:

No.
No.

No.

1 The Ports of Buffalo, N. Y., and Erie, Pa., 1951..
2 The Ports of Conneaut, Ashtabula, and Fairport, Ohio, 1950..
3 The Port of Cleveland, Ohio, 1950..
4 The Ports of Lorain, Huron, and Sandusky, Ohio, 1950..
5 The Port of Toledo, Ohio, 1950....
6 The Port of Detroit and Ports on the Saginaw River, Mich., 1949,
7 The Ports of Chicago, Ill., Indiana Harbor, Ind., and Muskegon, Mich., 1951...
8 The Ports of Milwaukee, Manitowoc, and Green Bay, Wis., and Escanaba, Mich., 1951.
9 The Ports of Duluth-Superior, Minn.-Wis., Two Harbors, Minn., and Ashland, Wis., 1949..

1.25 1.50 1.75 1.50 1.00 1.75 2.25 1.50 1.50

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No.
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Transportation Series:

No,
No.
No.

3 Transportation Lines on the Great Lakes System, 1957...
4 Transportation Lines on the Mississippi River System and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, 1957
5 Transportation Lines on the Atlantic, Gult, and Pacific Coasts, 1957.

.60 1.75 2.50

Note: Copies of these reports may be obtained by ordering directly from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office,

Washington 25, D. C., at prices quoted under G.P.O, sales price, with check or money order made payable to Superintendent of
Documents.

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SUBJECT: Report on Ports on the Gulf Coast of the United States

TO;

Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army

1. There is transmitted herewith Volume 1 of Port Series No. 19, containing information on the ports of Port St. Joe, Panama City, and Pensacola, Fla.; Pascagoula and Gulfport, Miss.; and Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, La. The report was prepared by the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, and the Maritime Administration, U, S, Department of Commerce, in compliance with Section 8 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920.

2. In accordance with the agreement for cooperation between the two agencies, the chapters on Port and Harbor Conditions; Port and Harbor Facilities; and those parts of the chapter on Transportation Seryices and Rates which cover railroad, water, motor, and air transportation and freight forwarders were prepared by the Domestic Ports Branch, Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, after personal inspections of the facilities at the ports. The District Engineers, U. S. Army Engineer Districts, Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, La., gave valuable assistance to those engaged in the work.

3. In view of the value of the assembled information to commerce and shipping, it is recommended that the report be printed with the accompanying illustrations.

FOR THE BOARD:

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CARL H. BRONN
Colonel, Corps of Engineers
Resident Member

1st Ind

Office of the Chief of Engineers, Washington 25, D.C., 23 January 1959

TO:

Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors

Approved.

FOR THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS:

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J. L. PERSON
Brigadier General, USA
Assistant Chief of Engineers

for Civil Works

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