National Geographic : 1933 Jan
©A.J.Villiers LOOKING AFT FROM THE JIB BOOM, AS THE "PARMA" MAKES 13 KNOTS German law requires life nets to be kept beneath the bowsprits of all sailing ships (see illustrations, pages 14,22, and 37). The stocks ofthe two bower anchors are seen by the catheads, with the light towers behind, while above is the bellying mass of thehuge foresail. The smaller sails inthe fore ground are jibs. The ship ran 258 miles the day this photograph was taken.