National Geographic : 1915 Jul
Photo byA.W.Cutler THE MANY-COLORED CHALK CLIFFS WHICH MARK THE COAST-LINE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT NEAR "THE NEEDLES" These chalk cliffs are always of great interest to passengers on ocean liners plying between Southampton and New York. This ishow thecliffs appear from the deck of a small pleasure steamer on Alum Bay-so called because alum years ago used tobemade from this chalk. The height of these cliffs is indicated by the human figure on the beach. These chalk cliffs were formed by thedeposit oftiny marine animals under water, much like coral. Upheavals finally brought them up out of the water.