National Geographic : 1946 Apr
514 The National Geographic Magazine c 4 Major 11. Sinclair Malabar Coast Wears the Dreamy Look of a South Sea Island Lagoon These matting-covered wooden barges take copra and bales of coir (page 507) to the markets of Cochin. Returning, they bring cargoes of rice. Just south of this canal extend the black sand beaches of Travancore. The sand is rich in titanium, used in blending special paints and making welding rods and stainless steel (page 515).