National Geographic : 1956 Mar
410 + Fitzroy Pays a Call at Westpoint Island This 855-ton steamer, the Falklands' regular link with the world, makes the 1,160-mile voyage from Stanley to Monte video, Uruguay, about 12 times a year. Between trips, the ves sel steams around the islands, delivering supplies and mail and picking up wool. Fitzroy here anchors in West point Island's fjordlike harbor. Motorboat and barges lowered from the deck are being loaded for the trip ashore. Westpoint's owner lives in the rambling, red-roofed house at right. The other dwellings are used by shepherds. Hedges pro tect gardens from the relentless wind.