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View of the Port of Buenos Aires circa 1907.

View of the Port of Buenos Aires circa 1907. GGA Image ID # 141a532c5c

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. The Port of Buenos Aires is the principal maritime port in Argentina. Operated by the Administración General de Puertos (General Ports Administration), a State enterprise, it is the leading transshipment point for the foreign trade of Argentina.

The Madero Docks at Buenos Aires circa 1907.

The Madero Docks at Buenos Aires circa 1907. GGA Image ID # 141a594d47

The port, known as Puerto Madero, had by 1907 become insufficient to meet growing maritime traffic. Puerto Madero, and its complementary Catalinas docks, could handle a maximum of 30,000 tons of cereals daily (cereals were the leading export of Argentina, and the foreign exchange these shipments earned were key to the mercantile model of the time).

Extensive improvements have been carried out at the port, and the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's steamers, instead of landing passengers at La Plata, which necessitated a railway journey to the capital, now proceed to the Madero Docks at Buenos Aires. The city itself might be termed, without much exaggeration, the Paris of the Southern Hemisphere, and in the arrangement of its streets there is, indeed, more than a passing resemblance between the two.

1935-06-01 SS Asturias

1935-06-01 SS Asturias

  • Steamship Line: Royal Mail Lines
  • Class of Passengers: First and Second Saloon
  • Date of Departure: circa 1 June 1935 (Note 1)
  • Route: Southampton to Buenos Aires via London (Tilbury), Cherbourg, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Spain (Coruña Galicia [A Coruña], Las Palmas, Vigo), Portugal (Leixöes, Lisbon), Madeira, St. Vincent, Cape Verde Island, Brazil (Bahia, Pernambuco [Recife], Rio de Janeiro, Santos, São Paulo), Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Commander: Captain A. Purvis
  • Note 1: Passenger List did not provide departure date from Southampton - Only the Arrival date (18 June 1935) for Buenos Aires Argentina
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