Thursday, May 13, 2010

1913 RPPC of Captain Mathias Johnson leaving Eastport Maine for San Francisco in gig whaleboat

Interesting Real Photo Postcard: "Capt. Mathias Johnson leaves Eastport, Maine Sunday Aug. 3, 1913, in gig whaleboat "George Washington" for San Francisco, California via Panama Canal."

Searching online, even substituting Mathias for Matthias, I could find very little reference to Capt. Mathias Johnson.  I found one reference in The Sea Breeze, published by the Boston Seaman's Friend Society in 1907, but nothing else.

See the reader's comment bow for an October 3, 1913 newspaper article in the Delaware Pilot describing Capt. Mathias Johnson's planned journey.

If you have additonal information on Captain Mathias Johnson, please leave a comment.

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  1. An article about his planned trip. Hope the link works.