National Geographic : 1944 May
Low Water at Georgetown Landing When a small boat pulls alongside, passengers swing themselves up on the steps by the rope. At normal high tide, the water rises three or four steps. When the rollers come in (page 633), the seas break over the top of the jetty. Ships anchor in Clarence Bay and put passengers and freight ashore in lighters. R.S.Strout He Died in theService of"H.M.S. Ascension" When under British Navy control, theisland was classed asaship and ad ministration was strictly nautical (page 640). The seaman named onthis marker was a Krooman, or Kruman, member ofaLiberian tribe ofNegroes. Many of these tribesmen are found increws ofEuropean vessels.