National Geographic : 1937 Aug
THE "PILGRIM" SAILS THE SEVEN SEAS Photograph by Joseph K. McCammon PILOT HONO TAKORA COLLECTS HIS FEE-A CARTON OF CIGARETTES The merry old Polynesian boarded the Pilgrim from an outrigger canoe and skillfully ma neuvered her into the dangerous channel through the reef at Takaroa Atoll in the Tuamotu Archi pelago (page 231). Photograph by Richard C. Durant "FRANCIS," PET COATI, PUTS HIS FOOT ON THE RAIL AND CALLS FOR BEER Extremely fond of the beverage, he visited the yacht constantly while she was being repaired in the Panama Canal Zone. Francis jumped ship, however, and deserted into the jungle just before the Pilgrim sailed from Balboa (page 223). The coati takes its name from Indian words meaning "belt nose"-a reference to its sleeping with the long flexible snout held against the belly.