20875---Quiet Bay of Panama, Destined to Become a Popular World Harbor.
The bay of Panama is protected on the but it is now known only as Taboga.
south by the islands Taboga, Toboguilla, It is a portion of Flamenco island that
Perico, Flamenco and Naos. Of these appears in the picture. The three islands
Taboga is the largest and is distant about nearest the city of Panama rise abruptly
10 miles from the city. Of the others out of the water. The waters of the bay
named, Flamenco and Naos are only are very deep, and there is room for
about five miles from the city. They are hundreds of the largest vessels at one
between Taboga and the city. Taboga time.
has a population of over 3,000. Its surface It was on this island that Pizarro or-
is hilly and broken but the soil is very ganized his expedition. From here he
fertile. The climate is agreeable and sailed to discover the rich land of the
healthful. It is a health resort both for Incas. The people of these islands were
Panamanians and Americans. It has frequently visited by pirates.
large fresh water springs. From these The waters of the Rio Grande river
all the vessels that enter the bay get enter the ocean opposite these islands.
their supply of water. A great many There will be the Pacific terminus of the
pineapples are grown on this island. Panama Canal. On these islands strong
They are very large and sweet. Many fortifications could be made, should it be
people think they are the best in the necessary to defend the entrance to the
world. Taboga .s an Indian name. The Canal.
Spaniards named this island St. Peter
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