National Geographic : 1938 Mar
(g) iNational Geographic Society Finlay Photograph by Edwin L.Wisherd FISHERMEN AT BELLE FONTAINE DESERT THEIR BOATS ON SUNNY, SULTRY AFTERNOONS ANDHANG THEIR NETS ON POLES TODRY At dawn craft by the score head for the open sea from this and other tiny villages which dot the western coast ofMartinique. Fisherfolk consume most of the catch, for the warm climate and lack of refrigeration prevent storage or shipment. At the end ofthepier rests asquare-sailed "freighter" half full of stones. The coastal highway between Fort-de-France and St. Pierre hugs the waterline at thefoot ofthehill.