National Geographic : 1927 Jul
Photographs by Geo. Finlay Simmons DON QUIXOTE'S ANTAGONIST STANDS GUARD OVER AN ISLAND OF SALT The desert surface of Ilha do Sal (Island of Salt), in the Cape Verde Archipelago, is given over to the manufacture of salt by evaporation of sea water under the powerful rays of the sun. Little labor is necessary, since windmills pump the water into the irrigation ditches (see page 17). THIS WEIRD BIRDCOMMEMORATES ADARING DEED BY NOTED AIRMEN As a memorial to the landing ofPortuguese pioneer aviators, Admiral Coutinho and Captain Sacadura-Cabral, flying from Europe toSouth America, this fourth attempt at astatue on the St.Vincent water front still fails to meet the demands for an eagle poised.