National Geographic : 1931 Jan
Photograph by Capt. A.W. Stevens DOWN FROM THE BLASTED PEAK OF PELEE, LAVA BURNT ITS WAY TO THE SEA (SEE TEXT, PAGE 37) The dead city of St. Pierre, with its 30,000 inhabitants who perished when this volcano rocked the island ofMartinique in1902, lies half buried to the right of the white lava stream. Because of fumes emitted, it is dangerous to fly too near Pelee's crater.For accounts ofthe Pelee eruption see the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE for June and July, 1902.