National Geographic : 1952 May
© National Geographic Society 586 Kodachrome by Alan Villiers Painted Sails Dry on Dories Nested Aboard Elisabeth, One of the Banks Fleet's New MotorShips atSt.John's, Newfoundland Unlike the schooners, motor ships carry their dories on special platforms. This arrangement keeps the main deck clear, but slows launching and loading ofdories a drawback in sudden storms. Facing page: Argus dorymen set out to work at 4 a. m . During the busy season menget only four hours' sleep aday, aminimum set by law. They are awakened by a hymn calling a blessing on them and their ship. Here a dory goes over the side; others row clear before hoisting sail.