National Geographic : 1936 Dec
Photograph byCapt. George W. Goddard MANILA, "VENICE OF THE EAST," IS THE WESTERN TERMINUS OF THE CLIPPER ROUTE From here the giant transpacific planes head back across the ocean for Guam, Wake, Midway, Honolulu, and SanFrancisco (Alameda), while passengers bound for the mainland of Asia go on by boat or connecting plane. Conspicuous from the air at Manila are the Pasig River, arched bybridges, and the numerous intersecting canals. This view of the low-lying city includes part of the business section and busy docks. The Clippers now landnear the Cavite naval station, afew miles away.