¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 informing us that we had properly headed on our course for the Sea. Going out with the tide- Near Sandy Hook we ran into a fog bank, our pilot being then outside the channel did not dare proceed and our immense anchors were dropped, delaying us about two hours. About 7 P.M. we shoved out of the Bay into the great heaving Sea, at least, we soon saw a good deal of “heaving”. Took our course about ten degrees South of East.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Now that all is clear and quiet we look about us to examine more minutely the noble ship that bravely buffets the most terrible waves of all seasons. She is 345 ft long- three masts full rigged for sails, main promenade deck running the entire length with no cabins on it- Next floor below contained the rooms for dining 1st and 2nd class. Cooking-provisions-officers quarters +c- third floor below entirely devoted to sleeping apartments for all parties, the upper deck is the popular sitting room. But in bad weather the dining room is used. Around the sides are continuous red plush sofas- next to them all around are tables. And next again cushioned seats with movable backs a lá railway car-