Hotel Cabo San Lucas

Update September 2012: Construction is once again underway on this project. Aerial view of Chileno Beach and Bay, Cabo San Lucas Tourist Corridor.
Update September 2012: Construction is once again underway on this project. Aerial view of Chileno Beach and Bay, Cabo San Lucas Tourist Corridor. Photo Joseph A. Tyson

 

Aerial view of Hotel Cabo San Lucas, March 1993.  Photo by Joseph A. Tyson
Aerial view of Hotel Cabo San Lucas, March 1993.
Photo by Joseph A. Tyson

 

Post card of Chileno Beach showing part of Hotel Cabo San Lucas. Photo Joseph A. Tyson
Post card of Chileno Beach showing part of Hotel Cabo San Lucas. Photo Joseph A. Tyson

Cabo San Lucas Bay Then and Now

Cabo San Lucas Bay and shoreline in 1951 and  similar view of the bay and shoreline in 2009 with five cruise ships in the bay.

Cabo San Lucas Bay and shoreline in 1951. Photo Gulick
Cabo San Lucas Bay and shoreline in 1951. Photo by Howard E. Gulick

 

The first time five cruise ships were in Cabo San Lucas Bay at the same time. September 28, 2009. Photo by Joseph A. Tyson
The first time five cruise ships were in Cabo San Lucas Bay at the same time. September 28, 2009. Photo by Joseph A. Tyson

Captain Thomas Ritchie

Legendary Captain Thomas Ritchie  1809 – 1872

Cabo San Lucas. Dibujo de John Ross Browne. Año 1867 or 1868
Drawing of the Cabo San Lucas arch and rock formations . Dibujo de John Ross Browne. Año 1867 or 1868

Captain Ritchie was a singular man and outside the common way of life.  He had an adventurous spirit which distinguished the first pioneers of this coast, and owned a generous heart always ready to give of its abundance when needed.  He had that peculiar faculty which sees justice from an abstract point of view, and was guided by the internal principles of his conscience rather than the dictates of convention or the urgency of the laws of society.  When a boy of only seventeen years, he fled an English whaling ship and settled in Cabo San Lucas for more than 50 years.  He had two Mexican spouses (though some say seven).  He founded a great family and by the last years of his life was an absolute judge in the district whose word was considered law. http://www.thomasritchieincabo.com/contenido/biography.html

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Drawing of Captain Ritchie´s house in Cabo San Lucas.

Captain Ritchie´s house in Cabo San Lucas is a hearth to adventurers of all parts of the world.  Admirals, commodores, captains, common sailors and pirates all took refuge there.  Miners, merchants and cattleman all made use of the house.  In a word, the door was open to all.  All that have money can pay; to those who do not he gives food and drink for their companionship from his generous heart.  No traveler went away from his door without rest and support.  Since the opening of the mines San Antonio and Triumph, Captain Ritchie has done a good business bringing passengers and cargo to the mines.  Whalers find it advisable to arrive at the house with fresh beef so that there is always enough meat for all.
Source: “Mazatlán Decimonónico” by Antonio Lerma Garay.

Cabo San Lucas Harbor and Bay Views

VIew of Cabo San Lucas Harbor, from Pedregal, 22 August 2004.
VIew of Cabo San Lucas Harbor, from Pedregal, 22 August 2004. Joseph A, Tyson
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View of Cabo San Lucas harbor and bay from Pedregal. Photo September 2002 by Joseph A. Tyson.

Aerial View of Cabo San Lucas Bay, Harbor, and Medano Beach. Photo May 1993 by Joseph A. Tyson.

Aerial View of Cabo San Lucas Bay, Harbor, Medano Beach, and part of the highway.
Photo May 1993 by Joseph A. Tyson.

 

View of Cabo San Lucas Bay, Harbor, Marina, and Medano Beach. Photo February 1993 by Joseph A. Tyson.
View of Cabo San Lucas Bay, Harbor, Marina, and Medano Beach.
Photo February 1993 by Joseph A. Tyson.

 

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Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas. Date and owner unknown. Please contact me.
Hacienda Beach Resort, Cabo San Lucas. Date and owner unknown. Please contact me.

 

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View of Cabo San Lucas Bay and Playa el Médano.Photo February 1993 from Land’s End. © Joseph A. Tyson OldCabo.com • LosCabosMagazine.com • LosCabosGuide.com
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View of Cabo San Lucas Bay and Playa el Médano.Photo February 1993 from Land’s End. © Joseph A. Tyson OldCabo.com • LosCabosMagazine.com • LosCabosGuide.com