Port DuPont, was first settled by August Swycover, a black farmer. The property would later be bought by the Storters. During the dredging and building of Tamiami Trail, the road built to connect Tampa to Miami, heavy engineering took place on DuPont in the form of constructing workmen’s trailers and the repair of dredges. Port DuPont was widely used for receiving material which was then transported by the Deep Lake rail to the warehouse at Carnestown (junction U.S. 41 and SR-29). It was home to most of the African American workers in the community who had their own school there. The port is used today for several airboat companies taking advantage of its access directly to the Barron River and surrounding 10, 000 Islands. Many of the commercial fisherman and crabbers keep their Stone crab boats at the port, who operate seasonly, October to May.