National Geographic : 1941 Jan
The National Geographic Magazine Straight from the Sea the Petit Piton Thrusts Up Its Spearhead, 2,461 Feet With lush tropical vegetation and rugged terrain, British St. Lucia is an artist's dream of natural loveliness (page 23 and Plate II). Travelers who wish to visit this charming scene near Soufriere take the "water taxi" which plies among the islands (page 22). Larger ships dare not venture here. Through the ages the West Indies have known ups and downs. They are tops of mountains once much higher but now partly submerged. Conse quently, there are many shallow bays in which dangerous rocks lie close to the surface.