REVELLO, Giovanni “John”

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REVELLO, Giovanni “John” (?-?), master of the schooner Santa Cruz when she was launched. Revello, an Italian from Liguria, was hired by the Santa Cruz Island Company January 21, 1893 at a monthly salary of $45. He left his position “voluntarily” on July 1, 1894. Company records note that he was a “crank.”

In the News~

June 26, 1893 [SBDI]: “The steam schooner Santa Cruz arrived in harbor Sunday night from San Francisco, which port she left Saturday morning. The Santa Cruz is the vessel recently built for Justinian Caire for the coasting trade between Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz Island, and the island and San Francisco. She is forty-three tons burden, sixty-four feet in length, eighteen feet beam, and has a forty-four horse power gasoline engine. Captain John Revello is in command. The trip from San Francisco was made without break or accident, and was entirely satisfactory, the Santa Cruz proving herself to be a safe vessel, with good speed. Everything about her is new and clean. It is satisfactory to know that the business of the Santa Cruz Island Company has expanded to such an extent to render the building of such a vessel necessary. Mr. Justinian Caire and family were expected to arrive on the Corona from San Francisco this afternoon, in which case they would leave on the Santa Cruz tonight for the island.”

June 28, 1893 [LAT/SB]: “Justinian Caire, manager of Santa Cruz Island, came in on the Corona Monday night. The Santa Cruz, the new schooner built for the Santa Cruz Island people, arrived in port Monday in charge of Captain Revello. She will ply between here and the island.”