The page for Sunday, January 13th says:
Beautiful day. Boy & I said the Rosary. Off Haiti. See land - 11 a.m. Bishop McCable held services in the Salon. Passed Navassa Isle, no more land to be seen until Colon. Read Thomas a' Kempis. All hands cheery at meals. Bishop to write to C.E. World of the trip. McHorney to write to the Irish World Long 74° 59' West Lat 18° 15' N Run 297 miles Nearly rand down a Norwegian fruit steamer at 5 oclock a.m. 4 sharp whistles awakened me. Capt. thinks the watch was asleep. Navassa Isle - 700 white slaves either sulphur or asphaltum beds - Mr. Felipe Ehrman, Banker of Panama informant. Navassa Island 161 miles - Colon. My first Sunday awa from home thoughtful of church duties. A chat with C.G.F. To bed at 10 p.m. Heavy rain at 11:40 p.m. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view) Questions and comments:
- Thomas a’ Kempis was a medieval Catholic monk and author.
- Navassa Island was a source of guano, claimed by the United States.
- C.G.F. is Charles G. Francklyn (see entry for January 9th
- In November 1903, Felix Ehrman was the Vice-Consul-General in Panama.
- On November 6, Secretary of State John Hay instructed U.S. Vice-Consul-General at Panama City Felix Ehrman to “enter into relations” with the Government of the Republic of Panama when it appeared to meet conditions of a de facto government having the support of its own people.
- He died on March 23, 1909