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TERRITORY TRIBUTARY

FOREIGN TRADE According to statistics prepared especially for this report by the Division of Research, United States Maritime Commission, foreign commerce of Grays Harbor for the calendar year 1936 amounted to 257,583 cargo tons comprised entirely of export cargo. Forest products accounted for 98 percent of the total movement, an indication that the territory which the port serves is limited to timber stands in the vicinity of the port. The fact that there were no imports and that in the intercoastal trade receipts were insignificant in comparison with shipments handicaps the port in the development of direct steamship services.

Exports.—The trade was distributed among 18 different countries or political divisions with Japan and China affording by far the greatest market, having received approximately 80 percent, followed by Peru, England, and Belgium in the order named. Logs and lumber totalling 228,580 tons were the most widely distributed products with Japan the leading importing country, having received about 54 percent. Japan also ranked first in importation of paper stock and manufactures which amounted to 24,665 tons, and of iron and steel scrap, having accounted for 99 percent of the former and the entire movement of the latter.

INTERCOASTAL TRADE Intercoastal commerce of Grays Harbor for the period under discussion amounted to 136,788 cargo tons, of which 129,945 tons, or 95 percent, were out-bound and 6,843 tons, or 5 percent, were in-bound.

Out-bound (east-bound) traffic.—Logs and lumber and paper stock and manufactures comprised 99 percent of eastbound traffic. The principal receiving ports in the lumber trade were New York with 42,000 tons, Boston with 40,300 tons, and Philadelphia with 20,000 tons, other important ports of discharge being Baltimore, Wilmington, Del.; Albany, Providence, and New York.

Boston, to which 60 percent of the shipments of paper stock and manufactures were billed, offered the largest market for this commodity while Newport News and Norfolk were also important receiving centers.

In-bound (west-bound) traffic.—Of the in-bound tonnage received at the port 6,400 tons consisted of sulphur from Galveston, 438 tons of nonmetallic minerals from Savannah, comprised mostly of clay, and 5 tons of miscellaneous general cargo from Baltimore and Philadelphia.

All of this cargo was consumed locally, the sulphur and clay being consigned to adjacent mills while the miscellaneous cargo was retailed locally.

Water-borne foreign and intercoastal commerce of Grays Harbor, Wash., calendar year 1996

(In cargo tons of 2,240 pounds)

FOREIGN

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IN-BOUND (WEST-BOUND) Sulphur. Nonmetallic minerals and manufactures,

6,400

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OUT-BOUND (EAST-BOUND)
Vegetables and vegetable products.
Logs and lumber
Paper stock and manufactures.
Miscellaneous..

Grand total

Boston, Mass.

Providence

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n. e. S.--Miscellaneous

Total..

6,843

Total...

129, 945| 45, 561] 2, 427

NOTE.-No foreign imports. Al figures subject to rovision.

INDEX

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ett ham bor Aberdeen Bunkers, wharf...

119 Bellingham Warehouse Co...

73, 83... Aberdeen Lumber & Shingle Co.,

Warehouses 2, 3, 4. wharf.

122
Wharf.

77.. Absorption of switching charges.. 31

Berthage charges.

236 Absorptions, transcontinental traf

Bloedel-Donovan Lumber Mills: fic...

174, 185.
Whart....

74...... Administi port. 152 215 233 Facilities of

82.... Admiralty Inlet.

Pier...

78...... Agency fee.

241 Board of pilotage commissioners.. 153.... Airports and air lines..--

27 86 133 Breakage, leakage or chafing, ownAllman Hubblo Tugboat Co., tow

er's risk..

170 218 237 boats. 130

107 American Boiler Works, Inc......

Bridge regulations... 27.

108 American Food Products Cor.

106 Bridges......

6 66 poration, pier.--16.

107 American Ico & Cold Storage Co. 24.

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, American Mill Co., plant B pier.

119 and Pacific Railroad (in American Towboat Co......

28
town of Lowell)..

6.. American Tugboat Co., Station

City highway bridge....

6. KFT

27.

Great Northern Railway.. 6. Anchorages.

8 65 105 State highway department. 6. Anderson & Middleton Lumber

Bulk freight storage...

85 126 Co., wharf.

120 Calcutta Trans-Pacific ConferAssociated Oil Co..

8, 17 70, 71.
ence...

199...... Associated Steamship Lines... 196..

C. & B. Lumber & Shingle Co., Association of West Coast Steam

pier...ad

20. ship Companies...

198

Canyon Lumber Co., wharf..... 21..
Average annual commerce,1927-36. 59 99 146 Canned goods, maximum sling
Bar channel, improvement by

loads.....

162.. United States.

109 Car demurrage.

32 89 136 Bay City Lumber Co., wharf.

121 Car floatage and lighterage.... 33 89 137 Bayside Iron Works..

27..
Cartage and drayage....

33 89 137, Bellingham Bay.... 63.

241 Bellingham Builders Supply Co.:

Charges: Dock. 76.... Agency fee.

241 Facilities.

82
Berthage..

236 Scows.

86..
Cartage and drayage...

33

241 Whart....

80..

Collected from whom (wharf-
Bellingham Canning Co., pier..

74, 76.
age).

218. Bellingham Channel..

63

Consolidation, freight in cars. 174 220 Bellingham, city of, powers and

Customhouse brokers..

241 duties.

Electric current..---.

11 69, 241 Bellingham Harbor.. 64...

225 Improvements... 66, 67... Freight, prepayment of..

238 Ownership of water front.

67
Handling equipment...

241 Bellingham Marine Ways...

Launch hire.

178 225. Bellingham Marine Ways (Wrang

Lighterage...

177 89 241 Shipyard).

85..

Miscellaneous:
Marine repair plant..

85.
Railroad..

35. Pier..

81.
Other..

178 225 240 Bellingham terminal.

67.
Pilotage...

167 217 235 Bellingham terminals tariff No. 2.... 218

Port and terminal.

167 217 235 Bellingham Tug & Barge Co..... 85, 86... Running lines..

178

225..... Wharf...

80..
Ship brokers' fees..

241

89

216...

75..

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