about 9:00 P.M. Took pilot and proceeded an hour or so and came to anchor. On account of dangerous shifting currents, charts are unreliable, says Captain Tocque. August 28, 1911. Started at daybreak. Land in sight on left. Low, densely tree-clad; few fishing boats, schooners, etc. One large freight steamer. Water yellow. Sky dimly cloudy. Expect to reach Para at 2:00 P.M. 10.00 A.M. A butterfly came aboard. Land distant about four miles. Warm, but less oppressive than New York weather a month ago. Crossed equator yesterday P.M. a few minutes past six o’clock. Much fun at meeting to pass judgment on unfortunates who had been found guilty of not crossing the line.
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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