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Chetumal in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco, Quintana Roo, Mexico — The Southeast (Yucatan Peninsula)
 

The Southern Fleet

 
 
The Southern Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2019
1. The Southern Fleet Marker
Inscription.  

Flotilla de Sur
1899-1914
Un muelle de madera de 100 metros de longitud, dos barracas, un taller mecanico, un gran horno de pan y 40 curvatos para almacenar agua de lluvia, fueron las instalaciones básicas de la Flotilla del Sur. Se le llamo también Flotilla de Payo Obispo, y su función era vigilar el Rio Hondo con barcos de vapor que se proveían de leña para las calderas en las márgenes del mismo rio en 1914. Al triunfo del ejercito constitucionalista las fuerzas federales fueron disueltas y los oficiales de la flotilla quedaron a disposición de Venustiano Carranza

English translation:
The Southern Fleet
1899-1914
A wooden pier 100 meters long, two barracks, a mechanic’s workshop, a large bread oven and 40 wooden tanks to store rainwater were the basic facilities of the Southern Fleet. It was also called the Payo Obispo Fleet, and its function was to monitor the Río Hondo with steamboats that were supplied with wood from the banks of the same river for the boilers in 1914. After the triumph of the Constitutionalist Army the federal forces were dissolved and the officers
The Southern Fleet Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, March 30, 2019
2. The Southern Fleet Marker
In the distance can be seen the Othón P. Blanco Monument.
of the fleet were place at the disposal of President Venustiano Carranza.
 
Location. 18° 29.606′ N, 88° 17.932′ W. Marker is in Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in Municipality of Othón P. Blanco. Marker is on Boulevard Bahía just west of Avenida de los Héroes, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chetumal, Quintana Roo 77000, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joop Beljön (a few steps from this marker); Othón Pompeyo Blanco Núñez de Cáceres (within shouting distance of this marker); Payo Enríquez de Rivera (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Nachi Cocom (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Palace (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The History of Chetumal 1898-1905 (about 150 meters away); The History of Chetumal 1918-1919 (about 180 meters away); Musical Band (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chetumal.
 
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Othón P. Blanco and some of the Southern Fleet facilities mentioned in the marker text image. Click for full size.
3. Othón P. Blanco and some of the Southern Fleet facilities mentioned in the marker text
This photo is from the Mexican Armed Naval Forces biography of Othón P. Blanco entitled Almirante Tomás Othón Pompeyo Blanco Nuñez de Cáceres, Ensayo biográfico, 2009.

Othón P. Blanco en Payo Obispo junto a un depósito circular para agua de lluvia, Othón P. Blanco se encuentra sentado y usando botas negras

English translation:
Othón P. Blanco in Payo Obispo next to a circular rain water tank. Blanco is seated and using black boots.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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