National Geographic : 1970 May
KODACHROME BY NATIONALGEOGRAPHICPHOTOGRAPHER JAMESP. BLAIR Cape Cod National Seashore, one of the hundreds of recreation areas portrayed. STANDING ON DECK in mask, wet suit, and flippers, a heavy tank strapped on my back, I anxiously watched my com panions add weights to my belt. As if I didn't already have enough on to make me sink like a stone! "Good heavens," I thought, "they're trying to drown me." With family and friends, I had sailed my yawl White Mist up the Hudson, off to ex plore northeastern America by water. Lake Champlain offered unexpected adventure: a chance to join in a search for sunken Revolu tionary War ships. But I am not a strong swimmer, and besides, I had never mastered 735 N.G .S.