National Geographic : 1913 Feb
SCENE' ON THE MAGDALENA RIVER, COLOMBIA Photo from Mrs. Harriet Chalmers Adams The Magdalena River is the chief highway between the interior of Colombia and the sea. Itisavery rapid river, andits navigation is difficult, but river steamers ply regularly as far as Honda, about 600 miles from itsmouth. There navigation isinter rupted by a series of rapids; but a railroad has been constructed along the banks which permits merchandise tobe transported to the upper reaches of the river, which are navigable for a considerable distance. The total length oftheMagdalena isabout 9oo miles, and its mouth is obstructed by a delta.