The page for Monday, August 19th says:
Arrive at Esmeraldas. S. S. Company refuse check for tickets. Mr. Arroyo secures our boarding house and meals. Go to Mr. Arroyo secure our money from checks - on Tuesday (tomorrow) $200 not enough for 1st Class passage to Panama - for myself and son. Will have to go steerage. Cost $214- Decide to sell Galvanic Battery.
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Questions and comments:
- Esmeraldas is south of Playa de Oro, and is a port city in Ecuador.
- A Galvanic Battery is a Zinc-Copper battery.