National Geographic : 1955 Jan
) matLionail eograpnlC nocreyy + Yachts Assemble at Municipal Pier for a St. Petersburg Regatta The Sunshine City at the mouth of Tampa Bay ranks as one of Florida's foremost yachting centers. 4 Water Wagon receives a warm send-off at St. Peters burg. Wives and friends join crew members in dock side ceremonies. Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer Bates Littlehales + En Route to Hidden Coves, Water Wagon Ripples Tampa Bay Two 25-horsepower outboard motors mounted at the stern propel the 26-foot houseboat. A steering wheel rises from the bow. Two decks provide space equiva lent to that of a 40-foot boat. When lifted onto a wheeled cradle, the craft serves as an automobile trailer.