Distant view of booms, large double masted dhows (sailboats) built in Kuwait, in the Persian Gulf between Dubai Emirate and Bahrain Island. In the distance a number of booms, sail across a wind-rippled ocean. The nearest boom flies three sails, the first from the bow, the second from the main mast, and the third from the rear mast. Further beyond more booms and dhows sail along the horizon. Above the ocean the sky is empty of clouds. This image was taken during Wilfred Thesiger's May 18-28, 1948 journey by dhow from Dubai to Bahrain Island.
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