National Geographic : 1931 Feb
() A. J. Villiers BLOW, WIND, BLOW! The power which drives a sailing ship forward is visible here. Bil lowing out from its yard-arm and tethered by the foresheet and tack, is the huge foresail. Above is the lower fore-topsail, and at right part of the main-topmast-staysail. The network of lines in the lower foreground are the lower shrouds, stays, and backstays, which support the foremast. wA. J.Villiers NO SHIPS EVER ROUND CAPE HORN WITH DRY DECKS To reach England quickly, sailing ships from Australia, seeking the strong westerly winds of high south latitudes, steer for Cape Horn. But what a passage, around the Horn! Rain, snow, squalls, and storms have doomed so many ships here thatsailors never make this passage without solemn thoughts of their many brothers who sleep under the restless waves.