He apparently owned several buildings he was leasing out on the coast - warehouses, maybe?
Large warehouses in the city of London carry on the trade and frequently supply Lancashire with her own goods.
They have now been relegated to the warehouses of undertakers, where they serve as bearers for folks too poor to employ cat~ialques, their place on the roads and in the streets having been completely taken by the jinrikisha, a two-wheeled vehicle pulled by one or two men who think nothing he of running 20 m.
There are many large warehouses, rum distilleries, sugar-mills and railway machine-shops.
In 1099 the Pisans joined in the second crusade, proved their valour at the capture of Jerusalem, and derived many commercial advantages from it; for within a short time they had banks, consuls, warehouses and privileges of all kinds in every Eastern port.