National Geographic : 1938 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by James C. Sawders BALSAS, GRASS BOATS WITH REED SAILS, PLY LAKE TITICACA, ALMOST TWO AND A HALF MILES ABOVE THE SEA High in the Andes, touching Peru and Bolivia, Titicaca is 130 miles long by 41 miles wide. The man here is steering his balsa with a paddle held under his right leg. rnotograpn Irom ruDlisners 'rnotoservice PIG OR COW SKINS, INFLATED LIKE BIG FOOTBALLS, FLOAT HEAVY LOADS On ancient Nineveh's walls carvings show men swimming the Tigris, aided by such skins, which are also lashed together to form rafts. Here a raft is being made on the Sutlej River in the Himalayas.