Sugar refineries, distilleries of rum, and sawmills are worked in Mayotte by French settlers.
Mayotte was devastated in 1898 by a cyclone of great severity.
The budgets of the four islands in 1904 came to some 30,000, that of Mayotte being about half the total.
The captain of the ‘Dawn’ told that when off the island of Mayotte, away to the northward here, a brig was in his company.
The chief sources of revenue are poll and house taxes, and, in Mayotte, a land tax.