National Geographic : 1930 Mar
Photograph from Pan-American Airways byRichard B.Hoit HISTORIC NASSAU HARBOR IS ONLY A SHORT FLIGHT EAST OF MIAMI (SEE ILLUSTRATION, PAGE 322) The weekly air-mail service now in operation down the west coast of South America to the Uruguayan and Argentine capitals cuts from four days to a week from the ordinary ocean-traveling time of a letter to those points from New York or Washington. Apiece ofmail dispatched from either city on Thursday evening will reach Buenos Aires or Montevideo a week from the following Monday, just eleven days later. Aneven greater saving of time is effected between the United States and many Central American cities. For example, twelve daysare required foraletter totravel bysteamer from New York to Managua, Nicaragua, whereas the air mail transports it in three.