National Geographic : 1929 Oct
00 Photograph courtesy South Manchuria Railway SLIPPING DOWN THE YALU, LUMBER RAFTS FIND A HARBOR AT ANTUNG Every year between 3,000 and 7,000 rafts are floated down from the upper reaches of this river to thebusy port near itsmouth. Chinese lumber jacks go to the forests in October or November, cut timber during the winter months, and later lash the logs into rafts for therising waters ofspring and summer to bear away. The Yalu forms part of the boundary between Manchuria and Chosen (Korea) and isone ofthegreat transportation arteries of its region. At Antung, a treaty port, American and British oil and tobacco companies have offices (see,also, page 409).