National Geographic : 1938 Jul
Photograph by Dr. Spencer L.Higgins HOUSETOPS OF AGANA, LANDMARKS FOR THE CHINA CLIPPERS THAT SPANTHE VAST PACIFIC The large smokestack of the power plant, which supplies the island with electricity, looms as the most prominentfeature ofGuam's capital. The break inthe coral reef offshore marks the original mouth of the Agafia River. Under a Spanish governor in 1852, a new channel wasdug which led the stream through the city, pro viding a water supply and laundry facilities close at hand. The river now flows into the sea beyond the outskirts of the town, not visible inthis view from Fort Apugan.