This is the front of a postcard sent from Yap to County Kerry, Ireland, on October 14, 1908. The German caption says: "Yap Island (Carolines) Tomil Harbor." According to Stan Retogral and Eric Metzgar, this is a view of Colonia, and the dock and warehouses pictured here were situated just beyond the present-day Yap Legislature building, which sits on the rise of land behind the warehouses here. Eric says this appears to him to be a view of the dock, looking north, with Tarang (O'Keefe's Island) in the distance on the right. There has been extensive landfilling, both sideways and lengthwise, in the area since this photo was taken. Stan says that today the Yap Fisheries are located on landfill to the left and the commercial port on landfill to the right, overlooking Tomil. It looks like the men on the right are carrying goods to and from a vessel out of view, probably the same one the photographer was on. Are those stacks of copra? The lower caption says: "124139 Wilh. Th. Walter, Braunschweig," the photo/card number and the photographer/printing company in Braunschweig. For those who want a closer look, there are several larger photo sizes available (click on the right side of the photo). For a modern view of this area, see Barry Basel's photo taken in April 2004 from the cockpit of a Coast Guard C130 transport plane.