It rises in the Sierra del Cobre, and empties upon the south coast, a few miles from Manzanillo.
We reach Manzanillo, another coast place, twenty-four hours after leaving Acapulco.
Colon is situated on the extreme point of land between Limon and Manzanillo Bays.
Manzanillo is a little Mexican village, and looked very wretched indeed, sweltering away there on the hot sands.
Some minor naval operations followed at Manzanillo and Nipe, but there was no more serious fighting.
Its elevation near Manzanillo is about 200 feet, whence it increases to 640 feet at El Cristo.
I know now that I saw that grand body of water, Manzanillo Bay, stretching to the northward.
The somewhat shallow harbor of Manzanillo is located at the mouth of a small stream in the Sierra Maestra.
Vessels of more than fifteen feet draft, find the Manzanillo channel somewhat difficult.
The town is one of the most unhealthful in the Island, and of Manzanillo mud the author has spoken in a previous chapter.