Description Lighthouse of Colonia City (James Kitchen Receipt)

This is a receipt issued to James Kitchen upon arriving at the port. Gathering from what it says (in Spanish, and roughly translated below in English), it was most likely a taxation imposed on him in order to help pay for the construction costs for the lighthouse in Montevideo (capital of Uruguay). 


In Spanish:

 

“FARO DE LA CIUDAD DE LA COLONIA

N. 1118

Don ________ capitan de la bca (barca) Ying (?) James Kitchen de 499 toneladas, ha satisfecho $9.98 centimos que le corresponde por el derecho de alumbrado de dicho faro.

 

Montevideo Abril 10 de 1877

 

El recaudador

Antonio J. Abatos

 

AVISO DE LA CAPITANIA DEL PUERTO

Colonia, 16 de Mayo de 1865

Oficio Hidrográfico inglés

Posicion de la farola de al colonia

Latitud…….31°28’ O”

Longitad de Londres……67°47’10”

 

RUMBO Y DISTANCIA DE LA FAROLA

Meridanno Magnético

Variaciones 11 ½ E.

Farallon…..S. 67 ½ C-3 millas inglesas

Las pipas…..N. 79 ½ E-8 ½   >>   >>

ALTURA DE LA FAROLA SOBRE EL AGUA

40 ½ varas Española equivalents á 113 piés inglese

 

Federicio W. Signey”

Alternate Details

In English:

 

"Lighthouse of the City of Colonia,

N. 1118

Mr. Captain of the barque Ying (?) James Kitchen, which hauls 499 tons, has satisfied $9.98 centimos that corresponds with the right of lit of this forementioned lighthouse. 

 

Montevideo (capital of Uruguay) April 10, 1877

El Recaudador, Antonio J. Abatos

 

WARNING FROM THE CAPTAIN OF THE PORT

Colonia, 16 May 1865

Office of the English Hydrography

Latitud…….31°28’ O(0?)”

Longitude from London……67°47’10”


Direction and Distance from the light
Magnetic Meridian

Caiation 11 1/2 E.

Rocky peak  .... S. 67 1/2 C-3 English miles

Tankers.. N.. 79 1/2 E-8 1/2  "                 "

HEIGHT OF THE LIGHT ABOVE WATER

40 1/2 Spanish yards, equilvalent to 113 English feet

 

Federicio W. Signey."

File Location

Original Materials, box #7

Details
File number: 78-044e
Contributor:    Susan Parker | View all submissions
Tags: James Kitchen, Kitchen, tax, Uruguay, Spanish, ships
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Uploaded on: June 29, 2015

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