Go to the link for the rest of the story. This is a long article, but fascinating.
To: afraidfortherepublic; SunkenCiv; Pharmboy; greeneyes; Red_Devil 232
This account has implications on our understanding of American history, agriculture, and the Revolutionary War. 3 pages long, but worth it.
Gee. And all the time I thought that it was Bush’s fault!
posted on 07/10/2013 6:41:14 AM PDT
by Don Corleone
("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
Worms, eh? Well, that explains the Grand Canyon.
posted on 07/10/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT
To: afraidfortherepublic; indcons; Chani; thefactor; blam; aculeus; ELS; Doctor Raoul; mainepatsfan; ...
Great post, afraidfortherepublic; thanks!
One nit to pick: the article states that the ship's ballast was dumped when the tobacco was loaded to balance the ship. While this might have occurred, the ballast was usually dumped earlier in order to get the ship higher in the water so it could get closer to the dock in shallow-water ports.
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posted on 07/10/2013 8:01:44 AM PDT
(Democrats lie because they must.)
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