This is a photograph of "Fr. Constantine F. Burns coming up the Nam Kong river on his way to Loting [now Luoding], under the Tin Chue Tong flag on a boat." There are six other people on the boat with him.; Born in Ohio, Fr. Burns came to Maryknoll in 1919 and was ordained to the priesthood on June 15, 1924. He was assigned to Kongmoon, China the same year. In 1931, he was made Procurator of the China mission based in Hong Kong. In 1950, due to political unrest, he transferred to Kyoto in the Japanese mission. He spent his later years in mission in Hokkaido, Japan.