New Orleans: Gateway to the Americas

Imports, 1822

More than half of the ships arriving in New Orleans during the month of May, 1822 hailed from ports in Latin America or the Caribbean (Texas, of course, was still part of Mexico at that time) as indicated by this document from the Mayor's Office. Contemporary newspaper reports show that these ships carried a variety of products, including the following: cochineal, hides, specie, sugar, lime juice, coffee, Brazil wood, plantains, pineapples, coconuts, bananas, oranges, tamarinds, cigars, pimentos, and at least one parrot.
[New Orleans (La.) Office of the Mayor, Passenger lists of ships arriving at New Orleans, 1822]
FOR AUX CAYES (St. Domingo)

The very fast sailing armed schooner PRINCE OSCAR, Galiment, master; will sail for the above Port, towards the latter part of this month. For freight of a few barrels or passage apply on board or to

[Louisiana Gazette, December 27, 1822]

Introduction | Aguardiente de caña, 1770 | Imports, 1822 | Price-Current, 1845 | Minatitlan, 1852 | Steamships, 1854
Cotton Exposition, 1884 | The Logical Point, 1885 | El Nopal, 1885 | Bananas, ca. 1919 | Mercurio, 1913
Cuyamel Fruit, 1917 | La Voz Latina, 1936 | Del Sud, 1938 | deLesseps S. Morrison, 1946
International House, 1950 | Garden of the Americas, 1957 | International Trade Mart, 1964
Coffee, 1965 | Victor H. Schiro, 1965