National Geographic : 1927 Aug
UNBROKEN MILES OF TREES SHIELD THE CANAL, FROM SWEEPING WINDS "Here are venerable oak glades, there alleys of plane trees, and yonder spear-straight pines or somber walls of cypress" (see text, page 148). Often ranks of the different species parallel each other in a multiplied depth of sylvan shelter for barge traffic. SKIPPER PIERRE, OF THE "AMELIE," GIVES THE "NAGEOMA" ATOW This Midi bargee had apeculiar method offorecasting storms outof cloudless skies. The canoeists finally coaxed him toreveal thesecret of his prophecies, for theadvancement ofmeteorological "science" (see text, page 166).