Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Gold Rush Journal 'Round the Horn - Two More Sketches

(by Palma J. You, Archives Technician)

It was likely for gold rush ships sailing around Cape Horn to stop in a South Atlantic port; the typical location was Rio de Janeiro. The Croton, however, stopped several hundred miles further south on the island of Saint Catherine [Santa Catarina], a favored rest and replenishing spot of American whalers because of its good harbor, fresh supplies, and good Brazilian wine (Lewis, Roberts).

Small bay, House, grog stop, boat house, etc.


This represents a old dilapidated catholick church situated upon the island of St Catherine, down near the entrance of the harbor. The rear building is ocupyed as a church at the present day.”

Old dilapidated Catholic church on the island

 “This represents a small bay, House, grog stop, boat house & C. situated upon the main opposite where we lay at anchor in the harbor of SA Catherine.”

The first posting from this series of neat drawings from Mr. Chittenden journal was posted on March 7, 2012, [and the second appeared on March 28, 2012 -- Ed.]

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  1. This represents a old dilapidated catholick church situated upon the island of St Catherine, down near the entrance of the harbor. The rear building is ocupyed as a church at the present day.” Gold IRA

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