AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 5 May 1886

Arose at 6 after one of the worst nights on Board. Tin Boxes and trunks were chasing one another all over the blooming place making an infernal noise. Poor Old Gumbo got rolled out of his berth causing no little amusement. It was however really no laughing matter for he might have been badly hurt weighing as he does 26 st.

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