IMMIGRATION: The Mary Beatrice

Twenty Chinese coolies in Cuba, and each had $500. Each was willing to part with it to get into the United States. The Mary Beatrice, small Bahama sponge-fishing schooner with an unnamed skipper, offered to accommodate them at that price. The Chinamen boarded her at Havana, paying half the fare in advance.

They sailed northward, 20 Chinese, a skipper, and a crew of four— two white, two black. They reached "Rum Row" off New York. They waited several days. There was no opportunity to reach the shore...

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