Trojan marked a new era for the Coast, which was becoming the world’s largest exporter of yellow pine. Captain Joseph T. Jones, a Northern railroad magnate, spent his own money to build the Port of Gulfport and had to bribe the Trojan’s captain to use the Ship Island channel, which some worried was too shallow. It wasn’t.
Trojan marked a new era for the Coast, which was becoming the world’s largest exporter of yellow pine. Captain Joseph T. Jones, a Northern railroad magnate, spent his own money to build the Port of Gulfport and had to bribe the Trojan’s captain to use the Ship Island channel, which some worried was too shallow. It wasn’t. The Paul Jermyn Collection
Trojan marked a new era for the Coast, which was becoming the world’s largest exporter of yellow pine. Captain Joseph T. Jones, a Northern railroad magnate, spent his own money to build the Port of Gulfport and had to bribe the Trojan’s captain to use the Ship Island channel, which some worried was too shallow. It wasn’t. The Paul Jermyn Collection

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