Edmund M. Blunt, editor of The American Pilot, stated in 1822, that there were only three points of destination on the gulf coast of the United States: New Orleans, Mobile, and Pensacola. Another port, however, Apalachicola, was slowly beginning to grow, and within twenty years it would supersede Pensacola as a cotton port.
Owens, Harry P.
"Apalachicola: The Beginning,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 47
, Article 5.
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