National Geographic : 1934 Dec
o Photograph by Richard B.Hoit THE VIVID BLUE AND GREEN WATERS OF NASSAU HARBOR GLEAM TWO HOURSBY AIR FROM MIAMI Off at the left stretch the white bathing beaches of Hog Island, once a pirate lair. Tradition says that in itslee the notorious "Blackbeard," Edward Teach, playfully set fire to a ton of brimstone in his ship's hold and bragged that he stayed in his own little inferno longerthan any member ofhis cutthroat crew. On the coral strand of New Providence Island, at the right, lies Nassau, metropolis of the Bahamas. There the visitor gets aforetaste ofCaribbean life.