National Geographic : 1927 Jun
Photograph byRobert F.Fitch STONE EMBANKMENTS CURB THE RAGING WATERS OF THE FAMOUS HANGCHOW BORE A little more than 60 miles wide at its mouth, the Tsientang River narrows to a width of eightmiles atapoint 85miles inland. Here the incoming tide contends with the current of the river, piling up a white-crested wall of water sometimes 15feet inheight. The inspiring water spectacle is seen at its best during the equinoctial periods. The well-constructed rampart provides an admirable point ofvantage from which toview the phenomenon.