National Geographic : 1937 Nov
©Oscar Marcus from Black Star THE RACE IS ON!-FIRST BOAT TO REACH AN INCOMING LINER GETS THE BIGGEST LOAD OF PILGRIMS TOBRING ASHORE Over indigo waters of Jidda's harbor skim the lateen-rigged sambuks, or small arab dhows, each skipper hopingtopack inasmany passengers aspossible. More money is to be made at pilgrimage time than all the rest of the year. Pilgrims from Africa and southern Asia usually take theRed Searoute toMecca. Those from Asia Minor travel overland, part way by railroad or bus and the rest of the way by camel caravan.