Custom-house Scene and Harbor, Goteborg, Sweden

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The city of Goteborg lies directly east of the extreme northern point of Denmark. The stretch of water known as the Cattegat (kt´ -gt) lies between Denmark and Sweden. If you turn to your maps you will note that the location of the city near the North Sea gives it ready access to the Atlantic steamship lane and to the countries of Western Europe. Its harbor is large and fine and free from ice, so that its shipping is heavy. Its principal trade is carried on with Great Britain. In the view you will observe the dock piled with goods, either recently brought in or ready for shipment. Here, too, beside the wharves is a great row of ships ready to load or unload their cargoes. You can readily guess, from what you know of the products of Sweden, which are shipped through these ports. Because of the extensive woodlands of the country, much wood-pulp is made and this forms one of the chief exports of the city. Timbers of all kinds are also sent abroad. Sweden, too, as you will recall, is rich in iron ore of a fine quality, and Goteborg shares with Stockholm, the heavy shipment of this ore. In the fiords (fyôrd) and in the shallow waters of the North Sea, tons of fish are caught. Goteborg is one of the Swedish ports which deals heavily in the shipment of this food. The dairies of the inland furnish to Goteborg butter and cheese, most of which are consumed in the British Isles. Goteborg is the second city in size in Sweden, being about half as large as Stockholm. It has a population of almost 170,000, about equal to that of Toledo, Ohio. It is important because of its machine-shops, spinning factories, breweries, tanneries, and sugar refineries. Keystone ID: 13029 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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