Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Beni Saf - Algerian Port

Beni Saf - Algerian Port from which TR Thompson sailed on her last voyage a port, town, northwestern Algeria. It lies midway between Cape Falcon and Cape l'Eau. With the discovery of iron deposits in the surrounding hills, an artificial harbour enclosing 45 acres (18 hectares) of water was built (1876–81) by the Companie de Mines de Soumah et Toufna (later absorbed by the Companie de Mokta el-Hadid).

"Beni Saf." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.
2 June 2004 .

Matt's note:

1. "Hadid" is the Arabic word for 'iron', which makes the company's name spot on.

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