“[Journal of Second Class Boy] Gustave Adoplh Loehr,
in private collection
O. F. Stanton, Comanding [sic]
H. R. G. A. Loehr Was drafted to the United States Flag Ship Constitution Oct 17th 1879.
The following Ports where [sic] visited While in the U. S. F. Constitution
Guadiloupe [sic] W. I. Small Pox Was so bad we Only there two or three hours.
Santa Cruix [sic] W. I.
Aspinwall, USC We had a very nice trip While going
from Aspinwall to panama [sic] by Sail to the shipe [sic]
Feb 27 Arrived on board of the
journal continues to March 1883, by which time Loehr
has been in at least two more ships, but never again mentions Constitution. “U.S.F.S.” is believed to mean “United States
Flag Ship;” “USC” is “United States of Columbia,” of which