National Geographic : 1944 Apr
© National Geographic Society Kodachrome byB.Anthony Stewart Motto of Nantucket's Famous "Wharf Rats" Is "No Seats Reserved for theMighty" Members gather informally about the stove in the fishermen's store of Herbert Coffin (with pipe), on Old North Wharf,and spin yarns. There arenodues, noinitiations, no rituals. President Roosevelt is a member. Capt. Robert Bartlett has flown the Wharf Rat emblem in the Arctic, Adm. Richard Byrd intheAntarctic.