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Fig. 11. St Vincent: The Soufrière Volcano and the Steaming Gravel Beds of Walliabou River Looking N. E. The steep sea-cliffs shown are the product of submarine landslips. Under the 45 feet of sand, gravel and boulders heaped in the foreground, Richmond Village is buried. This corner is the St. Pierre of St. Vincent in location and effect of the explosion. Note the coating of wet sand above the fiery gravels up the Walliabou and at its mouth. Photograph taken by C. Taylor of St. Thomas, May 31, 1902, the day of the ascent of the leeward slope; the climbing party were on the crater's edge when this picture was taken.