National Geographic : 1934 Sep
TAKING OFF A MAXIMUM LOAD FROM "GLASS WATER" AT CARTWRIGHT WAS IMPOSSIBLE With no helping wind or wave, it is difficult to break pontoon suction when a heavily loaded seaplane attempts to "getup on the step." The second attempt the follow ing morning, with a little more wind and a little less gasoline, was successful. CARTWRIGHT HAD THE ONLY HOTEL BETWEEN NEWFOUNDLAND AND ICELAND "The low mountains . . . the scrubby pine trees; the rocky shore; the gray water-all combined to give an impressionofbleak monotony." This frame house was home to the flyers after their base ship, the Jelling, had left for Greenland (see text,page 264).