National Geographic : 1915 May
INEBOLI, ON THE BLACK SEA Ineboli is the port of the rich agricultural and mohair district of Castambol. "Although the Black Sea now washes the shores of four nations instead of one, it has retained much of the character of a lake, and a Turkish one, from the fact that the Turks still control its outlet. We have seen how Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Genoese, and Turks, one after another, have throughout the centuries exercised that right of control simply by virtue of a geographical accident" (see page 457). Photos by H. G . Dwight SAMSUN LIGHTERS The lighters of each Turkish port differ a little in picturesqueness. Those of Samsun are the largest seen on the Black Sea coast, partly because steamers anchor farther offshore than elsewhere and partly because the commerce of Samsun is the most important. Samsun is the center of the tobacco industry in the Black Sea and the chief port for northern Asia Minor. English and French companies were surveying for a harbor and for a railway to tap the German Bagdad line when the war suspended their operations.