National Geographic : 1930 Mar
Photograph by Richard B.Hoit VALPARAISO DOES MORE BUSINESS ON THE PACIFIC THAN ANY OTHER SOUTH AMERICAN PORT Principal gateway of Chile, this crescent-shaped bay teems with commerce. Though breakwaters andpiers have been built, most ocean-going vessels stand far offshore while fleets of lighters carry their cargoes to and from the wharves. The city was benefited greatly bythe opening ofthePanama Canal. Plans now under way provide for a harbor that will give safe anchorage to 7,000,000 tons of shipping.