1911-1926 Harbor Island was the central Texas port. Since goods had to be transported to and from Harbor Island a channel was dredged from Aransas Pass and a railroad was built on the dredge spoil. Workers were transported to the new port by way of the railroad, the Toonerville Trolley. Sometime in this period auto-carrying railroad cars, pulled by a railroad-wheeled truck, were brought in and a ferry landing was constructed on Harbor Island to the carry cars to Port A. Also, a pipeline was added to the railway to carry crude oil to Harbor Island.