National Geographic : 1938 Nov
The Island of Fakaofo Note the walled shores of Faka ofo, built up by the natives as a protection against hurricanes. ONE of the most curious islands of the South Pacific is Faka ofo, north of Samoa. It is virtually a man-made island, about a sixth of a mile in diameter. The natives built it upon a coral foundation, erecting a wall of coral blocks around the outer edge and filling in the center, so that the en tire island rises about 15 feet above sea level. The reason? Fakaofo lies in the path of hurricanes. And when these storms drive the sea over the low lyingshores of neighboring islands, the 600 inhabitants of Fakaofo re main safe and snug. Nearly any man can, if he only will, build his own Island of Faka ofo to shelter him from financial storms. Upon a foundation of thrift, he can erect a protecting wall of in surance that will keep all he owns from being swept away by sudden disasters. And on this island of security he can dwell in happiness and peace of mind. An experienced Travelers repre sentative will be glad to help you build just such security for yourself. Moral: Insure in The Travelers. All forms of insurance. The Travelers Insurance Co.,The Travelers Indem nity Co., The Travelers Fire Insur ance Co., Hartford, Connecticut.