LATVIA: Baltic Reno

Before the War, the city of Riga was the second most important port on the Baltic. With the re-establishment of Poland and the creation of Latvia, Riga shriveled. Poles built a port of their own at Gdynia. Foreign steamers that used to call at Riga passed it by. Latvian authorities made one attempt to resurrect their capital by advertising the city as a summer resort. Knowing people recognize the Gulf of Riga as an ideal spot for small boat racing in summer. Its waters are quite warm enough for comfortable swimming, but...

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