Mexico, in the state of
See also:Oaxaca, at the
See also:terminus of the Tehuantepec
See also:National Railway . It is situated near the mouth of the Tehuantepec
See also:river, on the open
See also:coast of the
See also:Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and has no natural
See also:harbour . There was only a small
See also:village here before
See also:Salina Cruz was chosen as the Pacific terminus of the railway . Since then a
See also:town has been laid out and built on adjacent higher ground . The new
See also:port was opened to
See also:traffic in 1907 and in 1909 its population was largely composed of labourers . A costly artificial harbour has been built by the Mexican
See also:government to accommodate the traffic of the Tehuantepec railway . It is formed by the construction of two breakwaters, the western 3260 ft. and the eastern 190o ft. long, which
See also:curve toward each other at their
See also:outer extremities and leave an entrance 635 ft. wide . The enclosed space is divided into an outer and inner harbour by a
See also:line of quays wide enough to carry six
See also:great warehouses with electric
See also:cranes on both sides and a number of railway tracks . Connected with the new port
See also:works is one of the largest dry docks in the world—610 ft. long and 89 ft. wide, with a
See also:depth of 28 ft. on its
See also:sill at low
See also:water . The works were planned to handle an immense
See also:volume of transcontinental
See also:freight, and before they were finished four steamship lines had arranged
See also:regular calls at Salina Cruz; this number has since been largely increased .
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