November 15, 1937. At sea, aboard S.S. Arabia Maru: The boat of about 9,000 tons is in regular service between Yokohama and Buenos Aires, touching at ports in the East Indies, India, and Africa, both on the way out and on the return journey. Each cruise requires about four months away from home. She is chiefly a freighter and carries only about twenty passengers. Because there are no other passenger lines across the South Atlantic other than an occasional cruise boat, her space is booked up many months in advance. The boat's captain is standing just in front of me, and the wireless officer at the lower left. The passengers were a good lot and were chiefly English South African or Australian, and American.
Photographer's Note data comes from typed journals: 'Title List, Dr. and Mrs. Light's Central and South American Photographs, 1937. Part I Aerial Photographs made with the Fairchild F-8, 5 x 7 in. Roll Film Camera.'