National Geographic : 1966 Oct
"B" for Beatrix emblazons the Court house in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, honoring a visit by the Netherlands crown princess. France calls its por tion of the shared island St. Martin. A legend explains that to make the split, a Dutchman and a Frenchman stood back to back, then walked the shoreline until they met. The Holland er lagged, so France won 20 square miles to the Netherlands' 14. Islanders ignore the international boundary. International corner of the Antilles: St. Martin and St. Barts are depend encies of French Guadeloupe; St. Maarten is Dutch; Anguilla, British. Salt ponds, in pale blue, once yielded a major mineral export. Bunched like bananas, frozen tuna head for the hold of a Japanese re frigerator ship at Philipsburg. A vessel from the island-based Japanese fishery brought in the catch. Much of it will go to canneries in Puerto Rico.