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This 1850 map of the City of Brooklyn produced by J. F Harrison and published by M. Dripps shows the Red Hook waterfront in transition. Atlantic Dock has been built by this time but construction of the larger Erie Basin had not begun.  Much of...

Bonded warehouse are places were foreign imports can be stored or manipulated without the payment of duty or taxes. The government only gets a piece of the action (duty) if and when the goods are sold domestically.  Under the watchful eyes...

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