National Geographic : 1957 Jan
137 J. Baylor Roberts, National Geographic Staff Clinging to Mid-channel, Ships in Convoy Leave Little Bitter Lake for Port Taufiq Africa lies on the left, Asia to the right of the canal. Sea turtles have ventured as far as Little Bitter Lake, where the canal widens out. Stagnant mud flats between canal and port are being reclaimed for agriculture. Black square beside canal is a coal depot. Repair docks for Red Sea shipping stand at the canal's southern gate.