National Geographic : 1946 Oct
Blue Warning UNDER the incredibly blue waters that sur round the small islands of the South Pacific lie coral reefs. If you don't want to lose your boat, you must be careful not to hit them. Razor-sharp and tough as steel, the coral can rip the bottom out of the sturdiest craft. Traders who sail these seas have come to rely on the natives as navigators. These fellows, through spending a good part of their lives on the water, have developed an uncanny ability to judge the ocean's depth by its color. A shade or two of difference in the brilliant blue of the sea is a clear warning, to them, of danger ahead. So the trader puts an islander up in the bow. The native looks at the water ahead, and signals the helmsman so that he can steer clear of trouble. You can't help thinking how nice it would be if each one of us could have somebody with the ability to look ahead and show us how to steer clear of trouble. And, as a matter of fact, you can come pretty close to having somebody like that. Your Travelers agent, through long experi ence, knows what dangers are likely to lie ahead of you. And while he can't keep trouble from coming sometimes, he can see that you're pre pared for it. By seeing that you carry the right kinds of insurance, and enough of each, he can make almost certain that no unforeseen mishap will ever bring hardship to you and your family. That's a pretty good reason for having a talk with your Travelers agent, or your own insur ance broker, soon. MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Trav elers Indemnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Company, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut.