National Geographic : 1938 Mar
Photograph by Philip D.Gendreau STEEPLY TO THE CLOUD-CAPPED MOUNTAINS RISE DOMINICA'S RUGGED SHORES Like the floodlit stage-set for a tropical opera gleams the water front of Roseau, capital of the British island. Atnight, huge fireflies ofthis enchanted isle "seem to emit more light than the electric bulbs illuminating the town." Small tenders (left) shuttle between ship and shore withpassengers and freight. The dunce-capped tower of the cathedral rises among crowded buildings. Dominica is one of the West Indies' leading producers of limes and their by-products.