National Geographic : 1947 Sep
Eclipse Hunting in Brazil's Ranchland 287 Transported by Air from Rio, a Water-tank Trailer Is Unloaded at Bocaiuva Two of these trailers and seven jeeps were among pieces of heavy equipment flown to within a few miles of the camp. The trailers, lent by the Brazilian Air Force, hauled water from a stream. The plane is one of several C-47s of the Air Transport Command, which carried men and equipment. Brazilian Pack-train Drivers Pause to Cook Lunch near the Expedition's Camp Baskets piled behind them have been unloaded from their mules. The meal consisted of coffee and rice, meat, and beans prepared in the pot hung over the fire. Pack trains carry goods to and from the smaller towns in this comparatively undeveloped region of Brazil, where paved highways and railroads are few.