Port of Brunswick
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The Port of Brunswick is one of the nation's most productive ports on the Atlantic coast. The shrimping industry is still important economically; the city was once called The Shrimp Capital of the World due to the plentiful wild shrimp (also known as Georgia White Shrimp) harvested in its local sounds and along local beaches and sandbar sloughs.
Imported products include wood pulp, paper products, wheat, soybeans, and heavy machinery. Brunswick is the primary U.S. port of automobile imports for manufacturers Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Mitsubishi and Volvo.
Ford, GM and Mercedes export vehicles through Port of Brunswick. Other exports include agricultural products such as barley malt, corn and oats; other bulk cargo includes cement, gypsum, limestone, perlite, salt and sand.
During the American Civil War, the city prospered.
During the war years, the traditional Blessing of the Fleet in Brunswick was begun.
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