National Geographic : 1937 Aug
Photograph byDeane Dickason from Galloway AT PAGO PAGO, THE "PILGRIM" SALUTED THE STARS AND STRIPES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LEAVING THE PANAMA CANAL The yacht was assigned a berth at the wharf of the United States Naval Station here on the island of Tutuila, American Samoa. Pago Pago Harbor, one of the finest in the South Sea, lies in a huge volcanic crater that nearly cuts the island in two. Ships enter from thesea attheright oftheflat-topped peak ofNorth Pioa, called "the Rainmaker" because it precipitates moisture from every passing cloud. Somerset Maugham was inspired towrite Rain inaPago Pago rooming house.