. For an admirable treatment of the naval and economic considerations, and a summary
of the 18th-century struggle, see Robert G. Albion, Forests and Sea Power
231–280 (Cambridge, Mass., 1926). The cutting and shipment of masts to England was
further encouraged by the grant of bounties to importers, and the inclusion of masts
and other naval stores in the list of “enumerated” colonial products that could be
shipped only to an English or colonial port. The latter provision did not prevent
the development of an illicit trade in these materials. Id.
at 250–251, 264–265; see note 17