National Geographic : 1925 Jan
SEEING AMERICA FROM THE "SHENANDOAH" rinotograpn Dy international TilE RETURN FLIGHT OVER SAN FRANCISCO On the home-coming trip from the north, the Shenandoah "crossed Drakes Bay, where Sir Francis refitted his ships, but failed to discover San Francisco harbor, and sailed over the Golden Gate at 3 o'clock. She swung across San Francisco and was over the Pacific again by 3:30" (see text, page 42). Drakes Bay, a few miles to the north of Stow Lake, was discovered in 1579. near at 4 o'clock, and at 7:35 p. m. Brook ings, Oregon, was opposite and the Cali fornia coast had been left behind. The rising moon was silvering the sky back of the mountains and lights were flashing at the black mouth of the Rogue River at 9:I0 p. m., and at 12:30 a. m., October 18, the ship turned inland over Florence, (regon, up the Siuslaw River valley, turning northward again in the Willam ette Valley, about 15 miles north of Eugene, at I :58 a. m. It passed between Corvallis and Albany at 2:25, over Salem and the lights of the capital at 3:1o, Sil verton, with two red flares, at 3:15, and was invisible in the fog when the lights of Portland glowed below, at 4:16. CRUISING TEN HOURS TO SAVE HELIUM The radio telephone told the ship that it was over the mooring mast at Amer ican Lake, a part of Camp Lewis and about 10 miles south of Tacoma, at 8:15 a. m. As far as the eve could see, there was a solid floor of fog, the peaks of Hood, Rainier, and Glacier, of the Cas cade Range, like sentries on a 200-mile front, to the east, and the tip of a single smokestack, the second tallest in the world, to the west.