National Geographic : 1938 Oct
450 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE ; . Photograph by W. Robert Moore HIGH FLUMES BRING CANE FROM MOUNTAIN PLANTATIONS TO THE SEA When the author was a boy, he sometimes rode a bundle of stalks down these towering slides, peering down over the sides often 200 to 300 feet (page 427). They were well-nigh indispensable to the sugar growers, for the country is so rough that the expense of road building was prohibitive. This structure spans one of the numerous indentations on the east coast of Hawaii. Such means of transporting crops are used only on islands where water is plentiful.