National Geographic : 1950 May
A Power-driven Dugout Cleaves the Swollen Rio Apure. Villagers and Dogs Watch Its Departure from Arichuna The covered canoe, its outboard motor smoking, can slice the water at 10 to 12 knots. Though it appears clumsy, itdoes not capsize easily, and itcarries enormous loads (page 635). In full flood the Apure looks like another Mississippi; but the dry season turns itinto arelative trickle.