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

August 25th, 1901

The page for Sunday, August 25th says:

Somewhere near Buenaventura.
See shore. Come to a stop at
8 a.m. pumping the water from
hull. Day is cool and water
Some machinery is broken.
First: Steering gear shifts.
2d: Bilge pumps working good.

Just learn that to-day is
Monday - turn over a page.

Made mistake of one day in Esmeraldas.

(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)


Questions and comments:

  • Buenaventura is a port city in Columbia, about 250 miles northwest of Esmeraldas (direct; the boat passage is longer than that)

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