National Geographic : 1935 Jan
Photograph byAcme Newspictures THE AERIAL CAMERA REVEALS THE ISLE'S CRUMPLED SURFACE AND THE WAY IT SPLITS SOUTHAMPTON'S TIDES With infrared plates the photographer obtained, from 18,000 feet, this view of the entire island and the mainland.Hurst Castle, thetongue ofmainland intheleft foreground, marks the entrance to the Solent. The coast of Kent (upper left) is some 120 miles distant. OppositeHurst Castle Yarmouth pier isvisible; Cowes (extreme left center) is seen at the mouth of the Medina River, which cleaves The Island to Newport; and, on the eastern coast (upper), thelofty cliffs aredis cernible. In the right foreground project The Needles, where the tides split as they flow up the Solent, then around The Island and upSpithead afewhours later. Thus Southampton has deep water where the world's largest ships may dock (see map, page 6, and text, page 1).