National Geographic : 1942 Oct
Maxwell Jay Rice Hitchhiking on the Amazon-a Train of Dugout Canoes Gets a TowUpstream The skipper of the wood-burning tug collects a towing fee from owners of the small craft. They usually payincrude rubber, fish, orfirewood. Juan Avilan Knee-deep in Water, These Southern Brazil Cattle Are Contented, Anyhow-They Swam forTheir Lives aFew Days Before Here the flood is subsiding. Severest inundation in 65 years caused $5,000,000 damage in the State of Rio Grande do Sul in1941, leaving 60,000 homeless and destroying most of the rice crop. Porto Alegre, the capital, not far from this lagoon, suffered heavy damage.