Campo Chino, Santa Cruz Island

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Campo Chino, Santa Cruz Island

In the News~

December 31, 1916 [SCICo Letter Books]: “ The trip of the Schooner was somewhat involved for this week. On the 26th she had to run for Campo Chino shortly after 7:00 A.M. as ______ from a northeaster. At noon she returned to the Harbor, but her departure was delayed until 3:00 A.M. of December 27th. She arrived in Santa Barbara just as a southeaster was coming up. She came back to the Island at once where the wind northeast and put in at China Harbor where she stayed until 2:00 A.M. of December 30th when she again left for Santa Barbara returning to the Island on the same day at 5:00 P.M. ”

January 23, 1917 [SCICo Letter Books]: “The Schooner went to Campo Chino in the early A.M. of January 16th because of a northeaster and remained there until the 19th, on which day she left for Santa Barbara, after a stop at Scorpion with provisions at 11:00 A.M. and returned to the Island on January 22nd at 4:30 P.M. ”

December 10, 1917 [SCICo Letter Books]: “The Schooner left for Santa Barbara on December 5th with 10 lambs and 54 wethers and returned to the Island via Campo Chino on December 8th at 10:30 A.M. with Mr. Troup. ”

February 1, 1918 [SCICo Letter Books]: “Mr. John Troup...We are delaying the shipment of your bulls owing to the uncertain weather conditions which might necessitate the stock remaining on board for several days. For that same reason, unless you have an abundance of time, would suggest that you leave your trip over in abeyance for another week as present weather conditions might cause you to spend several days at Campo Chino.”

February 5, 1918 [SCICo Letter Books]: “We will let you know later relative to the pipe on hand that could be used at the Ermatine. There is considerable in the Potrero Norte, but we will need some of this Campo Chino if we do not get some rain. It is our intention to use some of this pipe at Camp Chino and endeavor to keep all the sheep now at Scorpion in this vicinity where there is an abundance of feed. The feed and water at Scorpion are so far out that the sheep can't get both the same day.”

February 19, 1918 [SCICo Letter Books]: “ We are running the water from the spring at Campo Chino to the flat immediately west of the spring and if we have pipe enough we will run it into the corner of the Potrero Norte. We understand that most of this pipe line was removed to the Laguna and used for fence posts, so that the job is requiring a great deal of (Last line not readable.....) pipe that remains at the head of the Cañada Laguna and moving it to Campo Chino. The water in the Cañada can be ____ and utilized cheaper than running a pipeline such a long distance. After the water has been run and the ___ repaired both at Campo Chino and the Melqueros which will require from 2 to 3 weeks more work, we want to run this section and shear and then shear at Scorpion and move these sheep to the district between Melqueros and Campo Chino which will give them an abundance of feed with water at both sites and a small ____ in between. The cattle at Scorpion we wish to move to the Malqueros... We are sending for Ezpinoza and 3 more men to help with the water at Campo Chino and the repair of the truck.”

February 26, 1918 [SCICo Letter Books]: “The Schooner left for Santa Barbara on February 19th at 7:55 A.M. and returned the same day to Campo Chino, where she stayed until the morning of the 22d, when she again left for Santa Barbara at 9:20 A.M., but was forced by SE winds to return to the Island early on the 23rd.”

March 13, 1918 [SCICo Letter Books]: “At Scorpion hay is being baled for the Main ranch. This hay is badly needed, but the weather has been such that the Schooner has been obliged to spend most of her time at Campo Chino.”