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Pacific ApostleThe 1920-21 Diary of David O. McKay in the Latter-day Saint Island Missions$
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David O. McKay

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780252042850

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252042850.001.0001

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Crossing the Pacific

Crossing the Pacific

(p.1) Chapter One Crossing the Pacific
(p.iii) Pacific Apostle

David O. McKay

, Reid L. Neilson, Carson V. Teuscher
University of Illinois Press

Departing from Utah, David O. McKay and Hugh J. Cannon began their year-long fact-finding mission on December 4, 1920, traveling northwest by railroad to the deepwater port of Vancouver, Canada. The two made a stop in the Pacific Northwest to visit church leaders and missionaries serving in Portland and Seattle. Arriving in Vancouver, McKay and Cannon boarded their steamship and spent two weeks at sea. Their journey to Japan was tempestuous at times; McKay tried to relate his ongoing struggle with seasickness in good humor, thinly disguising his discomfort on the high seas. Steamship travel became a staple of their journey; over the following year, McKay and Cannon recorded a travel distance of 37,819 miles by sea—well eclipsing the pair’s mileage by land.

Keywords:   David O. McKay, Hugh J. Cannon, Northwest, mission, missionary, missionaries, steamship, ocean travel, Japan, interwar, transpacific travel

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