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

January 18th, 1901

The page for Friday, January 18th says:

At anchorage at Buenaventura
700 pieces of mchse to land. normally
have 3 or 4 thousand - revolution cause of lack of
return shipments. 6:30 A.M. Captain
of the Port coming aboard.
Buenaventura reminds me of
Echo Lake near Macopin N.J.
No Captain but Agent of the Company.
not allowed to board until after the
Captain comes - Customs regulations
Saw dog fish - looks like our Cat fish.
A leak from above - I awake.
Breakfast - I go onshore 12 noon until 3 p.m.
J F. Stannage, Gen'l Mgr cables for my trunk.
See the town with Capt. Wallace, Mr. Mrs. C.J.F.
take our pictures under an American Flag.
Had a dusky collection. Mrs. C J F takes photos.
Return to Supper.  A General Jose Lluna Rosa
and an Colombian Captain at our table.
Truly I am again in titled company. So it
goes - Some do have great people thrust upon
them. Sail from Buenaventura 7 pm
Bunque loading with cargo all day - Tough
Raining fast. How but a fair breeze
Castor oil and lemons for any fever - Yellow
Purser Smith - 1st Officer Frunan nice.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
  • Captain Wallace could be the captain of the Manair
  • Mr/Mrs CJF is Charles G. Francklyn, a fellow passenger
  • Macopin, N.J is just east of Echo Lake.
  • I don’t know what the word after “dusky” is. (I wrote ‘collection’, but I’m not sure that’s right)
  • I couldn’t find any references to General Rosa (or Rossa)

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