National Geographic : 1944 Aug
U.S.Navy, Official Scooting Past Two PBYs, Santo Natives Hope for Customers Among the Aviators Who MightLike a"Real Thrill" inanOutrigger Most New Hebrides canoes are flimsy. "These are pretty ambitious specimens," the author remarks. "Most that I saw would hold two persons, ifperfectly balanced and not breathing." Marines and sailors, learning to sail them, took frequent spills (page 256). Bringing mail and news, theNavy flying boat isawelcome visitor.