National Geographic : 1941 Dec
©Lon Briand &Son To Ancient Cannon, Upended as Bollards, Are Moored Tugs and Fishing Boatsinthe Heart ofSt. Pierre About the Quai de la Ronciere turns the life of the town. When ships put in, everyone, especially the dogs,comes out towatch the unloading. Extreme left is the Hotel Lalanne, where the author and his family lived. Lining the square are stucco and brick shops whose modest fronts camouflage the complete stocks within (page 745). Represented here are ship chandlers, sailors' taverns, hardware and general stores, and theAmerican Consulate (second from right). There are about 150 automobiles and trucks on the island. Almost all trucks have badly corroded fenders, caused by hauling saltfish.