National Geographic : 1936 Feb
© Stanley Toogood PREHENSILE HERMAN, 15-YEAR-OLD SKIPPER, ATE WITH HIS HANDS AND STEERED WITH HIS TOES While having his breakfast of conch and grits, this boy navigates the sail boat which carried the author's party from Nassau to Andros Island. Not trusting his crazy compass, "Captain" Herman now and then climbed the mast, like sailors of old, to scan the horizon for land or to watch for reefs. ©Stanley Toogood AFTER MANY HUNGRY WEEKS AT SEA, COLUMBUS WAS DELIGHTED WITH FRESH FRUITS ON SAN SALVADOR Bananas, plantains, mangoes, yams, oranges, lemons, coconuts, pineapples, onions, and cassava root-they peddle them allinNassau. Many are not native, having been introduced here bythe British. Captain Bligh, once of the Bounty, finallyreached the West Indies with his breadfruit.