National Geographic : 1938 Mar
Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd ONCE INACCESSIBLE FORT-DE-FRANCE, MARTINIQUE, IS NOW ONLY TWO DAYS BY AIRCLIPPER FROM NEW YORK Photograph by Ella Barnett "MARY BORDEN DYING . . . COME AT ONCE," READS THE HELIOGRAPH MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM CABLELESS NEVIS When police on the St. Kitts water front, at Basseterre, saw signals flashing on the distant cloud-capped island, they called anoperator who caught the dots and dashes sent by a mirror reflecting the sun's rays, such as the one on the tripod in the foreground. Not for 24 hours could anysmall craft cross the narrow, stormy strait.