Much Cotton at Red Hook

Cotton was king in Red Hook from the 1870s to 1910. In 1901 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle more than once used the headline "Much Cotton in Red Hook" to describe how "the cotton docks and warehouses at Red Hook and the German-American stores at the foot of Ferris Street are about the busiest places on the water front, as large quantities of cotton are arriving there." Much of the cotton was being shipped on the Mallory Line from New Orleans and Galveston, Texas.

The warehouse trust charged 12½ cents for putting each bale in storage and taking it out, and the same price each month to keep it there.

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Text: MUCH COTTON AT RED HOOK. Warehouse Trust Has in Store About 100,000 Bales of the Fiber. The cotton docks and warehouses at Red Hook and the German-American stores at the foot of Ferris Street are about the busiest places on the water front, as large quantities of cotton are arriving there. At the former there are about 40,000 bales of and at the latter about 60,000 bales. This is good for the warehouse trust as cotton pays 12 ½ cents per months storage. It also pays a handling charge of 12 ½ cents for putting it in and out of store, equivalent to 25 cents a month and 12 ½ cents a month thereafter. A great deal of this cotton is coming here direct on the Mallory line steamships from New Orleans and Galveston. View File Details Page

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1901

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