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-..Itr FARFROMTHEFAMILIAR WATERSoftheHudsonRiver, the old RobertFultonlooks strangely outofplaceinher new Bahamashome.Strippedofherpaddlewheelsandboilers, the one-time queenofthe luxury fleet has beenmadeoverinto a floating community center.Onthepierbesideherorepalletsofpulpwoodawaitingthearrivalofthe nextbargeto the mainland.SOMEFORTODAY,somefortomorrow. Treesinbackground,leftas seedlings, assuresteadyreforestationforuseoffuture generations.ASEAOF PULPWOODonthepieratRidingPointawaitingarrivalofthebarge.The rounded topsofthe huge pallets protrudeinforeground "THEGAP,"a communityofsome200homes, wascreatedbythe company to house workmen and their families. Itis five miles from the pier.WOODNO.2,shuttletheBahamaspulpwood totheMainlandin a "fishy-back" operationthatdelivers 3,600tonsofwoodpertrip.Thelogs, still cradledintheimmensepalletsthatcarried them from forest to pier, are loaded aboard bargeatRiding Point.TheWILLIAML, a new 65-foot tug, towsthebargetoanocean rendezvous 30 milesoutintheGulfstream, wherethesea-goingtugLINDENtakes over forthe300mile haul tothemill.Reforestationandreseeding is a prime con sideration onGrandBahamaasitisathome.TheentireBahamasoperation, in one respect, ispartofthecompany's continuing conservation policy:ouramphibious logging gives Southern forests a breather.Theendless cvcleof reeeneration will have -begun even beforeourmen move on to Abaco Island. Within25years GrandBahamawillagain bereadyforthesea-going lumberjacks.THEOLDROBERTFULTON,aconvertedside-wheelerthatonce pliedtheHudsonRiverbe tween New YorkandAlbany,todayisthenervecenterofanamphibious logging operationthatmaybeuniqueintheannalsoflumbering.Berthedata new pier off RidingPointonGrandBahamaIslandintheBahamas,theFultonishome, office,andservice-shopping recreationcenterfor Mill Division personnel directingtheworkofnativecrewscuttingpulp wood forourJacksonvillemill.Timbercuttingrightsto some 300,000 acreshavebeenobtainedthrougha leasewiththeBritish Government.Whencuttinghasbeen completed onGrandBahamaIsland,perhapswithin two years,theentire operation willbeshifted 65 mileseastwardtootherleased areasonAbaco Island.Twoofthe largest ocean-going deck barges intheworld,PULPWOODNO. 1andPULP-SEA-GOINGLUMBERJACKSDIRECTAMPHIBIOUS"FISHY-BACK"LOGGINGEMPTYPALLETS,double stocked, frame15-year-oldArtiss HeamenatployonGrandBahama Island. The huge pallets, speciallymadeforthe Bahamas operations,weigh2 tonsempty,36fonsloaded. """ 1 s ASPLASHOFPAINT,signofcorporateconscienceinfhe forest. Reforestationisa vitolportofourMillDivisionoperations,andthemarkForesterJoyWisemakes onthistreewarns crewstosave itforseed.PULPWOODNO.1 beingunloadedatJacksonville.Thepalletsaresoconstructedasto permit stockingintwotiers on deck.HUGEFORKLIFTS pkk up the palletsleftbythe straddle carriers, moving them firsttothepierand then,later,onto thebarge.AWORKMANatoP oneofthe palletsappearsdwarfedbyitssize.Thepallets corry the logs frop forest to the Jacksonville mill. ASTRADDLEcarrier arrivesatthepieratRiding PointonGrandBahama Island with a polletloadofpulpwood from the forests.tlTHO IN U.S. A..

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TAKING OFFATWEST PALMBEACHAIRPORT, the Grumman Gooseheadsfor the Bahamas.landingonseaor land, theGooseisaninvaluable link betweenthemainlandandour cutting operations.INADDITIONtoferryingpersonnel, theGoosecarriesinsuppliesandequipment, servesasanaerialobservationplatformfor0-1forestersinscheduling the movesofthe cutting crews.CompanyPlanesGiveEdgeOnCompetitionEdMarquardt,one ofthepio neersofWisconsin flyingandtheonlya-Ipilot who holdsanotherpositioninthecompany, issafetydirectorattheTomahawkmill whenheisn'tcruisingthroughWis consin skies to keep awatchonourtimberlandsfromtheCessna 190.roundtripstothemoonand135 orbitsoftheearthfrom poletopole.Eightpilots flythefivea-Iplanes. RogerByrne,who has been flyingtheGoose from WestPalmBead)totheBahamasseveraltimes week forthepastthreeyears, extensivewartimeflying experienc6 as well as several years'time OTl. TWAplanesonoverseas flights.EdMarquardtRoger Byrnewhereyouwanttogo,theydonotalways gowhenyouhaveto.Itis impossible toputa pricetagorrthejobdonebythecompanyplane.Howmuchisitworthtohaveanexecutiverestedandreadytodo businessattherighttimeandtherightplace,ortheinfluenceofa bigcustomerwhomightnothavevisitedyouifhehadtowaste timeon commercial lines?Whatisitworthtohaveavitalpieceofequipmentdelivered quicklytoaplantwhoseequipmentfaces costlyshutdowntimewithoutit?Or,inthecaseofthewoodlands planes, how doyouputa pricetagonthetimesavedinaerial"timbercruising," surveying foreststhatarebarelyaccessibleanyotherway?Thecompanyplane givesitsowneranedge oncompetitionbecauseitenables executivestoreachdecisions more quickly. AsofJuneofthisyearthefive0-I planeshadtotaled3,376,648airmileswithoutinjurytopersonnel ordamagetoaircraft.Translatedintoairtime,thefigure representsapproximatelytwo yearsofunendingflightbyaDC-3cruisingat200 milesanhour.Inspace agetermsitis sevenGrummanGoose,anamphibiousfive-place plane,enteredthepicture.TheGoose is oneoffive planes inthe"0-1AirForce."Theworkassignedtheotherfourmaynotbeas colorfll! ordramaticasthatper formedbytheGoose,butgaugedbyanyyardstickthecompanyplanes have become asimportantasproductionmachinesintoday'sbusiness world.Anotherofthefive planes works forthewoodlands operations.Thatone, a Cessna 190, is basedattheTomahawkmillinWisconsin.Theotherthree, basedinToledo, in clude a twin-engineBeechcraftandtwoconverted DC-3's,theamaz ingly reliable twin-enginetransport.Thereisnothinguniqueanymoreaboutthecompanyplane. American firms own 26,000ofthem,comparedwithonly 1,300 planes on scheduled commercial airline runs.Theyareessentialpartlybecausethiscountryis liberally sprinkledwithplacesjustashardtoreachbycommercial lines asRidingPoint.Thereare, for example, morethan6,000airportsinthiscountry-andonly 550ofthemareservedbyscheduled airlines. And,evenifcommercial planeshappentogoThetravelerwhomustvisitRidingPointintheBahamashastotakea commercial airliner fromWestPalmBeach, Florida,totheresorttownofWestEnd,theonlyairportonGrandBahamaIsland.Atthispointhe will discoverthattheworld'sfastestmeansoftransportationhassped him across 60 milesofGulfstreamto apoint75 miles from his destination.Heis, inotherwords,15milesfartherfromRidingPointthanhewas beforeheleft Florida.Thereare no buses.Ifhecanfind somebody willingtotakehim toRidingPointfromWestEnd,hemustbouncethe75 miles over in different roads in a taxi.Thistravelproblem isoflittleconcern totheBahamatouristpeople becausethere'snothingatRidingPointanybodywantstoseeanyway,fromthetouristview point.Butitdoes concern0-1'sWoodlands Division because since 1956 wehavebeencuttingpulp woodthereto helpsupplyourJacksonville mill. Quick,directcommunication be tweenthemainlandandRidingPointwas essentialtothesuccessoftheoperation.That'swherethe r ONE OFTHECOMPANY'STWOOCS.Companyplanes savevaluabletime,permitmanagementtomakebetterandfaster decisions.WILLIAMM.ROBERTSON,0-1salesmanagerfordrugandchemical industries, catches up onsomepaperworkaboardoneofthe VIEW FROMTHECESSNA 190.Timber cruisingfrom theairpermits inspectionofareasthatwouldbedifficult to reach otherwise.5