National Geographic : 1941 Sep
©Hanns Tschira-Lucke from European Santa Cruz de Tenerife, a Modern City with Skyscrapers, Lies in the Atlantic200 Miles off Africa Most cargo vessels berth at the pier, but big steamers anchor in the roadstead. Passengers are brought ashore in motor launches. Many houses inthis Canary Island port have wooden balconies and charming patios reminiscent of old Seville. Here, in 1797, Admiral Nelson lost his arminadaring but unsuccessful attempt byaBritish fleet to capture the port from the Spanish (page 411).