National Geographic : 1954 Aug
© National Geographic Society 166 "Haugesund, They Say, Is Built on Herring Bones," Said the Author's Host inThis Thriving Port Haugesund's population of 20,000 increases by half each spring as fishermen arrive for the herring run. Smallersmacks, like the one under way inthe riverlike harbor, fish with drift nets. Others use purse nets. A tiny passenger ferry crosses the harbor between mooring buoys. Gulls on ridgepoles watch for food. + Annual rainfall up to 80 inches raises no eyebrows in Norway. Haugesund families, leaving the Church of OurSaviour, defy the rain with bright umbrellas.