Founding of Chetumal Page 3
We arrived at the port in Belize, B.H. during the first ten days of December, 1897.
A few moments after arriving, the steamer Ibero with the trailer able to anchor in the secure and spacious bay, approached the pontoon, and before receiving a visit from public health, a gasoline motorboat approached, with Skidy, a gentleman who presented himself as chairman of the Stanford American Manufacturing Company, said Mr. Major, excuse me, I would like to ask you since you will tow your boat into Mexican waters, upon your departure to take from Bar Rio Hondo Baoba several loads of wood and dye. I have here a tug called Stanfro and two large barges that I will certainly make avalible to you, because I have received from the Government of Mexico permission for the exportation of wood dye to the point of Rio Hondo called Agua Blanca, located 72 miles from the mouth of the river.
I accepted his offer with gratitude, saying that when I could I would make this known to my governement.
After the visit from public health, Mr. Jos