National Geographic : 1964 Aug
FROM THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS FEBRUARY27. 1858 Paddle-wheeler Ma Robert carried Dr. David Livingstone from the delta of the Zambezi to the Cahorabassa Rapids in 1858. The 75-foot steam launch was shipped from England in sections and assembled on the river. Nicknamed "the Asthmat ic," she grounded and sank in 1860. Riverboat Dombe devours six cubic yards of wood an hour as she cruises the Zambezi Delta for the Sena Sugar Estates. Barges beside her haul wood for other boats. Half an hour after the pic ture was taken, rising tide drowned this party's fire and set the picnickers afloat in their dugout.