National Geographic : 1947 May
Cruising Colombia's "01' Man River" 657 Staff Photographer Luls Mlaren Coffee Enough for Hundreds of Thousands of Cups Is Stowed Aboard Ship at Barranquilla Colombia ranks next to Brazil in coffee production. An average of 4,500,000 bags is exported annually, much of it from Barranquilla. Located near the mouth of the Magdalena, this city has become Colombia's leading Carib bean port. Stern-wheel steamers ascend the river nearly 600 miles collecting coffee, grain, and potatoes (page 641).