National Geographic : 1938 Jul
Photograph byMaynard Owen Williams FROM THIS WIDE, FLAT PROMONTORY, THE HOE, PLYMOUTH HAS WATCHED ENGLAND'S SHIPSSET FORTH FOR MANY CENTURIES Devon and Cornwall, that sun-blessed West Country of which Plymouth is resort and metropolis, call themselvesEngland's Riviera. Inallthat stretch ofsouthern coastline no promenade surpasses the historic Hoe (pages 65 and 74). A steamer chair on the Hoe is like a seat onthe sun-deck ofaship. Overlooking thescene is Smeaton's Tower, an old lighthouse "home from the sea" (page 77).