National Geographic : 1937 May
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE "HAWKE" DIPS HER 40-FOOT MAST TO PASS BENEATH A BRIDGE Near Vernon, on the Seine, the author's bride-the "Crew" of the vessel-shows how the mast is lashed down, its top projecting far beyond the stern. Later, on the Danube, the spar struck and pulled down telegraph wires which Dr. Minshall failed to see in time (page 561). Photographs © Merlin Minshall FLYING THE BRITISH ENSIGN, "HAWKE" WAS THE AUTHOR'S SEINE-SIDE HOTEL Strollers along the embankments in Paris often see yachts from England and other countries moored to the quays. Hawke lay nearly a month in the shadow of the Louvre. Probably few Parisians had ever seen a Dutch boeier before. Thousands of barges and small steamers ply to and from the capital, which handles more tons of cargo than any other French port.