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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Aug 25 On the Atlantic 909

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Having kept a record on the outward voyage of the details and
incidents of transatlantic trip I shall not now repeat them-
Our voyage has been an unusually rough one. The tenth
day out from Liverpool was the first that could be called really
pleasant free from winds and rough sea. The seventh and eight
days on the Newfoundland banks, were reasonably quiet, but a dense
fog kept the decks wet, and a long heavy swell gave a dis-
agreable motion to the ship. The other days of our passage
were a continued series of head winds, rough seas, and gales some-
times fearfull- [sic] The fourth night out, the ship rolled
so much that I was obliged to put up lashings before our childrens
berths to keep them in, which caught Alice in her sleep and perhaps
saved her neck- The fifth day gave us a severe gale
a regular old “Norwester”- shaking us up badly all day- carried
away our fore-gaff- Passed three ships, one so closely, in the
evening, that our ship was suddenly turned far out of her course
to avoid collision- Our ninth day was the most terrible
of all. About noon we
struck into the south
East corner of a cyclone
and if we had been a half-
day further into it our
fate would have been
uncertain. The waves
rapidly grew so great
that by five oclock the
ship was hove to the wind -The jaunting Car-

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