National Geographic : 1966 Dec
ranged the seas of the world chasing whales. "We ironed seven swordfish right off this morning, and I thought it was going to be a big day," he said, "but we got only one more." Captain Manning's art is a passing thing. The new technique is "long-lining." American fishermen set lines up to 20 miles long, with baited hooks every 60 to 90 feet. The Japa nese, with larger boats, lay up to 60 miles of line, with hooks 60 to 600 feet apart. Sheltering hook of Cape Cod gave weary Pilgrims their first landfall. Anchored in this "good harbor" at what is now Provincetown, they drafted the Mayflower Compact. On shore they found Indian corn and "the greatest store of fowle that ever we saw." Today the town's thriving art colony and the Cape Cod National Seashore attract young vacationers (inset), one of whom brings his own accommodations. 827 EKTACHROMEBY LAURENCELOWRY;KODACHROME(INSET) BY B. ANTHONYSTEWART© N.G.S.