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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 June 13-15 [1870]  At Sea                                              5

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 no trouble or complaints. The sea was not rough, but the rolling motion of the ship in the swelling ocean must have its first days experience with them-

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 14th–   Lat. 43° 42’

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Long 58° 33’

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Days run 320 miles  Total 823 miles

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Distance to Brest    2228”

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Course 5° South of East

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 The wheel house for the steersmen (pilot house) is in the stern nearly below deck, instead of near the bow as on all western waters- They run entirely by the compass-       Every half hour they (the helmsmen) signal the tone time on a bell- it is repeated on a larger bell (you would think it was large if you were ^then^ half asleep beside it as if often the case with passengers) in the centre of the ship and again on one at the bow

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 These “bells” are our clocks- The sailors signals, for changes in watch +c- There are six changes every 24 hours Of four hours each- 12 to 4- 4 to 8- 8 to 12- +c “One bell” at each half hour gives. “8 bells” at 12 0 4- + 8 when they begin at one bell again-       One days experience shows one the “hang of it”-

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 15th   Lat 45° 38’

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Long 51° 38’

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Days run     325 miles – Total 1148 m

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 Distance yet to Brest 1903”

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Course 15° South of East

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 Last night we passed the “Banks of Newfoundland”

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