National Geographic : 1938 Mar
Photograph by Vincent Gilpin SPRAY AND SPINDRIFT FROM MOUNTAINOUS WAVES WHIP THE HELMSMAN AS THE c"ALICE"RUSHES ALONG INTHE TRADES With double-reefed mainsail, and mizzen (left) and jib both furled, she battles an Atlantic gale. A double row oflife lines has been rigged tominimize the danger of "man overboard"-an accident which would mean almost certain death because keeping a man in sight from a point aslow as asmall boat's deck isdifficult. The canvas covers over the skylights in the foreground protect the glass from boarding seas. Slits are provided so thatwindows may beopened infair weather without taking off the covers.