National Geographic : 1952 Nov
' Clogged Marshes Complicate Travel by Houseboat + Oxcart Blazes aTrail Through Axle-high Grass Stuck in water plants, the Siemel boat might still be marooned up Cara Cara River if the author had not remembered an old trick. He planted an anchor ahead, rigged a winch at the bow, attached a chain, and reeled the craft forward. Once the flotilla had reachedBarranco Vermelho and Mr. Siemel had killed most of the big cats near by, hetook his family farther inland for amonth of jaguar hunting. High wheels carried the cart over many arut and mudhole.