National Geographic : 1947 Jan
Cuba-American Sugar Bowl Sea Wall of the Malec6n Is a Favorite Picnic Ground for Havanans Across the deep blue of the harbor entrance stands Morro Castle, built to protect the capital from pirates who ravaged Cuban ports in early days. A chain once was stretched across the channel to keep out the buccaneers. Yachts and Fishing Craft Moor in the Almendares A few years ago this river was far out from Havana. Now it passes between two of the city's finest suburbs, Miramar, background, and Vedado. During the fall hurricane season boats take refuge upstream.