National Geographic : 1915 Jul
PORT ISAAC: THE HARBOR AT LOW TIDE (SEE PAGE 25) The great chains, lying like snakes black on the wet, shingly sands, are used to anchor the fishing boats. The port isbutacleft intherocks exposed to the western winds and in winter a precarious shelter. In summer it is marvelously picturesque. "Ifone hears ahoarse voice calling that Sallie or Lizzie or Margret 'ave broke 'er leg!' one need not wish for an ambulance. Every boat isprovided with crutches or'legs' tohold it level when the sea leaves it on the sand. When a leg breaks the vessel keels over on the ooze,messing things up inside, and allhands must turn out to right her and mend the broken crutch" (see text, page 37).