A Trip Along the Nile

Join Emily & James Sibley Watson, James G. Averell, and Mary & James Breck Perkins on a trip along the Nile River, December 1892-March 1893.

1892-11-26 00:00:00

On Board the Fulda

Emily & James Sibley Watson and James G. Averell left New York on November 26th on the S.S. Fulda.

1892-12-02 00:00:00

Passing the Azores

After a rough Atlantic crossing, the S.S. Fulda enjoyed sunshine as they passed the Azores.

1892-12-05 00:00:00

From Gibraltar to Genoa

The Fulda stopped in Gibraltar on its way to Genoa.

1892-12-09 00:00:00

Touring the Riviera

From Genoa, the Watson-Averell party traveled to Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes before meeting Mr. & Mrs. Perkins in Marseilles.

1892-12-11 00:00:00

From Marseilles to Alexandria

At Marseilles, the Watsons, the Perkins & J. G. Averell took the steamer Sidney for Alexandria.

1892-12-16 00:00:00

A Delay in Alexandria

The travelers stayed longer in Alexandria than originally expected, while Emily Sibley Watson recovered from her shipboard miscarriage.

1893-01-01 00:00:00

Traveling up the Nile

The Nile journey began with the New Year.

1893-01-13 00:00:00

Against a Contrary Wind

By January 13th, the Sesostris had made slow progress, being towed against a steady wind.

1893-01-15 00:00:00

Stuck on a Sand Bank

The Sesostris was stuck on a sand bar about 70 miles south of Cairo for 2 weeks.

1893-02-14 00:00:00

Karnak, Luxor and Valentines on the Nile

The Sesostris party shared Valentine's Day poems as they traveled upstream.

1893-02-18 00:00:00

Shooting the Rapids at the First Cataract

The Sesostris reached Aswan on February 18th, 1893.

1893-02-20 00:00:00

Heading Downstream

Drifting downstream, the Sesostris party added a huntsman to the crew so that the men could disembark and go hunting.

1893-02-24 00:00:00

Edfu, Luxor and the Valley of Kings

On their way downstream, the travelers visited Edfu, Luxor, and the Valley of Kings.

1893-03-09 00:00:00

A Simoom

After passing Girzeh, the Sesostris was caught in a simoom.

1893-03-23 00:00:00


The Watsons arrived in Cairo on March 23rd, and spent several days sight-seeing before embarking on their return journey.

A Trip Along the Nile

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