Boats at Foochow

The Voyage of the USS Juniata (1883-1885)

Boats at Foochow

An article in Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly described this area: "Proceeding on our way, passing a few more villages and some fertile rice plains, we soon come out into a broad bay, twenty miles from the mouth of the river, whose ample waters afford a fine harbor for the ships and steamers engaged in foreign trade. This is now well-known Pagoda Anchorage, so called from a Pagoda on a large island situated on the north side of the river at this point. On this island were two ship-chandleries, or general stores, one owned by an American, and the other by a British, firm. A British Vice-consulate was also located here" (vol. xviii, 1884, written by Rev. Stephen Livingstone Baldwin). 

Fuzhou, China