National Geographic : 1934 Apr
Around Mount THE AUTHOR CUTS THE TAPE AND OFFICIALLY OPENS KINGSWAY AT HAIFA Carmel, and along the curving beach to Acre and the north, kings and conquerors have led their armiesfor thousands ofyears (see map, page 496). Now silt from the newly dredged harbor makes a boulevard of this historic route, formerly obstructed byswamp and dune (see page 517). Photographs from Maj. Edward Keith-Roach NEW BREAKWATERS MAKE HAIFA PALESTINE'S FINEST PORT Opened in 1933, this harbor with its modern docking facilities has supplanted Jaffa as the chief port of the HolyLand. Even Jaffa oranges arenow exported from this rival of the port of Jerusalem (see illustration, page 492). It also is a terminus of the Y-shaped pipe line from theoilfields ofKirkuk, more than 600 miles away (see illustrations, pages 494 and 495).