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At Balboa there are three wharves, one 985 ft.
It is a poor and crowded district, and a large industrial population is employed in the riverside wharves and in potteries, glassworks and other manufactures.
There are wharves on both sides of the river, and the staple exports are sugar, golden-syrup and timber.
Vessels of 200 tons can lie at the wharves near the bridge.
On the south side of the river are numerous large docks and wharves, while the city proper on the north side consists of a labyrinth of basins and canals with tree-bordered quays.