National Geographic : 1935 Jan
WHERE THE SAILING SHIP SURVIVES Photograph by A. J. Villiers THE "PROMPT," OUTWARD BOUND This Aland bark is being towed through the island channels on her way to London. These smaller vessels carry timber through the spring, summer, and fall months and are laid up in Mariehamn during the winter. The tugs burn wood and even excursion sailing ships sometimes stop to pick up a deck cargo of wood. Photograph by Gustav Heurlin MAKING HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES IN THE ALANDS Frost-free from May to September, people on the 80-odd inhabited isles work hard on stony soil to grow rye, barley, and vegetables enough to support themselves. Dairying and fishing add to their food supply. They also grow hay and export some flax, fish, butter, hides, and salted beef.