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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 of the transatlantic companies lay three or four miles down to
the left (within the harbor) and the communication from her is
by small steamers
Queenstown is built on a steep hill side. The stores are
all on one irregular street facing the wharfs, for a distance of
a mile or more. It is a thriving seaport town, evidenced in
the fact that we have not met a beggar, but we have met
the aforesaid marine element in such density as to almost
prohibit us from using the street. There is
now in this harbor a combined fleet of ten large English war
ships at anchor which, with the several merchant ships
scattered among them.- steam tugs, steam ferries, steam passenger
boats dashing around in every direction- small sail crafts
and innumerable rowboats manned by dozens of uniformed tars
coming from and going to the different ships, present a most
interesting and lively scene changing continually- The
tides in and out, twice a day, forms a current which swings ^around^ the
great ships riding at anchor and when the winds go with
the current we pity the poor boatmen struggling against them
Our “Queens Hotel” is but a stones throw from the water
and our third story windows give us a grand observatory for
viewing at leisure this moving panorama-
These war ships each turn out their hundreds of sailors
(dressed in blue with wide collars) and marines (red coats) who
seem to be having extraordinary freedom in going ashore,
preparing for the long cruise before them. The streets and
grog shops are continually full of them, officers and men

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