TAMH: Trading Ports

Centuries - 17 | 19

Christiansand in the 19th century

(Christiansand, Norway)

Christiansand had been the main port concerned in Dundee's trade with Scandinavia at the end of the eighteenth century. First the Napoleonic war and then duties designed to favour the importation of North American timber disrupted this. By the end of the 1820s, when the trade had picked up a little, another factor acted against importation of Scandinavian wood. The introduction of steam-driven saw mills meant it was cheaper to cut wood after it arrived in Tayside and so timber from the Eastern Baltic, principally through Memel, became a better option. The fact that there was already a huge trade in flax and grain from here offered the further economic advantage of mixed cargoes.

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