The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

January 17th, 1901

The page for Thursday, January 17th says:

Dreary and wet - rains very fast.
Happy again found a shirt. Look
quite strange. Fishing lines still
out - no catch for yesterday
Have caught fish weighing 207 lbs.
Thunder and lightning
Pacific coast - water & sky
Joy indeed - Boy found my rosary.
Land in sight - Central Northern part of
Buenaventura - say 5 miles off
6 p.m. a gloriously beautiful
sunset. Boy singing "Traige me" to
J.C. "where we so happy and so pore"
7:30 p.m. stuck in the mud - wrecked
off Buenaventura. 1 hour. Captain treats
C.J.F and myself. Custom House officers
come aboard - 3 of them. They look like
monkeys - comical and dignified.
Scenery beautiful from the boat.
1st officer says here comes the
hummers - for a couple of meals.
Retire at 10 p.m.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
 
Questions and comments:
  • “Joy Indeed” was underlined.
  • I’m not sure about the second word in the second line.
  • I’m also not sure about the first word in the penultimate line.
  • And the song quotes have me baffled.
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