Facts of volcano life–they do reproduce!
Fairbanks Scales in Costa Rica sent me on a side trip to Vermont, to one of the most long-lived American manufacturing companies
A photograph of an ox cart with plank wheels shows what Will Hobby noticed in El Salvador.
July 22, 1916: Bound for Ocos, Guatemala, to attempt to salvage the stranded steamer Sosostres, formerly of the Cosmos Line…
“Here is the most picturesque wreck along the coast. In 1909 the German ship, “Sosostres,” of Hamburg, on her first voyage, a stranger along a strange coast, arrived at this anchorage.”
“Suppose a tidal wave came along and smashed things up pretty generally, but ended up by picking up a big fine steamer and washing her over the bar into shoal water near the beach, leaving her there high and dry…”
“March 8, 1914: A striking feature, just north of the loading station, standing upright, high and dry on the beach, is the large German steamer “Sosostres” deposited there by a tidal wave at time of some great commotion which I believe occurred at the eruption of the volcano Santa Maria”
Is the Mosquito Coast infested with mosquitoes? Or is the coastal name confused with the Miskito Indians? And how did muskets get involved?
I have been following the trail of my grandfather’s comments in his 1914 journal. One train began with his list of goods available in Puntarenas, Costa Rica: “Fairbanks scales from Vermont.”