Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Steele's Bayou” in chapter 27 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...ransported in small stern-wheel steamers, which being very narrow, succeeded in passing between the trees with only the loss of a few smoke-stacks.
From Black Bayou, the gun-boats turned again into Steele's Bayou , a channel just one foot wider than the vessels, and here came the tug of war, such as no vessels ever encountered before.
The keel of the skiff was the largest thing that had ever floated in water...
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