National Geographic : 1920 Nov
Photograph by Robert F.Fitch RIVER BOATS AT ICHANG, ON THE YANGTZE, AT THE FOOT OF THE GORGES Note the newly bought, heavy coils of woven bamboo cable which are used for towing the boat over the rapids. From twenty tofifty men are required for each boat at many of the rapids. According to an official guide-book, the Yangtze has almost asmany names "asacat has lives." Over the greater portion of its more than 3,ooo-mile course it is known to the Chinese as Kiang or Chiang (River par crcellence), the Ta-kiang (Large River) or the Chang-kiang (Long River). In Tibet it is the Murus, in Sze-chuan and Yunnan itisthe Chin-sha-kiang (Gold Sand River), and after entering the province of Kiangsu it is the Yangtze-kiang (Child of the Ocean).