Fishing jangadas, somewhere on Ponta Verde or possibly Jatiuca in 1968. These went far to sea and were not tourist attractions as those of today. In 2007 I made a search for one of these log jangadas to try to document the rigging in close up photographs. The appear to be gone entirely.
Two things led to their end. First, the life of these fishermen was tough. Songs and stories tell of the jangada that went to sea never to return. They have been seen far out of sight of land by oceangoing ships. Fishing cooperatives were formed with government help and safer, more comfortable boats are used for fishing. Second, the special trees used for the logs became scarce and are now protected.
A 1986 photo shows both this style and the replacement type still in use. The last traditional jangada I have seen was in the Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia.
...that images looks like they were snipped out of the older movies of James Bond, such like "Dr. No".
But the thing is: that Bond movies are cartoon of the real life. Not vice versa.
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Photo taken in Avenida Álvaro Otacílio, 1111-1185 - Ponta Verde, Maceió - Alagoas, Brazil
Misplaced? Suggest new location