Ep. 3.4 – John St. Opium Offices – Step Four of the Old Seaport Series

In this episode we visit the Low Shipping Offices at 167-171 John Street  – masters of the China trade, especially tea and… Opium! Learn how the Opium trade worked in New York and who got rich and how it benefited one of the city’s most prestigious universities. This is step four of the Old Seaport Series.

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