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Title: Canal de la Piña
Creator: Urrutia i Valencia, Manuel
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de El Día, May 20, 1850.
Physical Details: 46 4/10 x 32 7/10 [double sided]

Summary: Proposal to clean and maintain the Piña Canal, which connects the golfo de Sabanilla (part of the Magdelena River network). Author stresses importance of canal to Barranquilla and all of the coast.
Historical Notes: Steamships were first introduced to Colombia in 1820. Steamships were essential to Colombia's nineteenth century economy for transporting agricultural and mining products both within Colombia's river system, and between Colombia and neighboring countries. Steamships also carried passengers. Like the railroad system, British companies invested in the South American steamship enterprise. Safford, Frank. “El Problema de los Transportes en Colombia.” In Economía Colombiana del silo XIX, edited by A. Meisel Roca and M.T. Ramírez, 523–73. Bogota, DC: Banco de la República, 2010.

Subject(s): Steam-navigation -- Colombia
Steamboats -- Barranquilla
Related Items in the Collection: Marcha del vapor Anne, de la compañia de vapores británicos en el Pacífico, entre Panamá, Buenaventura i Guayaquil

Type: Broadside
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: B00730
Record Number: 486