Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
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Lowering Our Shore Boat from Melanesian Discoverer
East Cape, Papua New Guinea
A man on the left who looks toward the boat on the right operates a lift crane attached to a larger ship that hoists up a white boat with yellow seats. Ocean below and in the background. Island in far background to the left.

In order for passengers to get onto land from the ship, small flat boats, canoes or dinghies are used. These forms of transportation were used throughout the voyages to the island groups. The Owen Stanley Mountain Ridge reaches down to the water's edge of the Milne Bay On the northeastern end of Papua New Guinea. Over 435 islands (some with volcanoes), atolls, and coral reefs are scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean. The waters are difficult to navigate because of the small landmasses and shallow waters. On land the houses are almost hidden by the lush trees.
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