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AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 2 May 1886
Arose at 6 am. The wind is blowing up a storm but the sailors say it will be night before it is fairly on us. One young fellow went out of his mind – it taking four men to hold him and bind him hand and foot. He was taken to the hospital. He got it into his head that the vessel was going to be wrecked. Distance 271 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 1 May 1886
Arose at 6 am. May Day, but not such a one as 12 months ago when I was in Hanley. This year I have to “muddle” the time away as best I can. Distance 297 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 30 April 1886
Arose at 5 am having slept better. Last night I borrowed some sheeting from the sailors and packed myself in my berth with it. We spied a vessel to-day toiling heavily through the rough sea.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 29 April 1886
Got up at 5 am but had had no rest again, owing to the rough sea. It is as rough as ever, and reminds one of being in a swing boat. We cannot lie, stand or walk without gripping hold of something. If one tries to walk across the deck they are sent all over the place like a cork. Distance to-day 289 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal &...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 28 April 1886
Arose at 6 but had had no sleep owing to the sea being so terribly rough and causing the ship to heave and toss. It rolled me about like a stone in a can bumping my head on both sides whenever I had lost myself in a short nap – making me very mad. Nothing interesting again. Distance 244 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 27 Ap...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 27 April 1886
Arose at 6.30 to find we were arriving at Giego Garga, between Aden & Adelaide. On arriving we unshipped a few boxes, and proceeded on our journey. Adelaide is the next Port. Distance 297 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 26 Ap...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 26 April 1886
Arose at 6 being Easter Monday we had some jolly good sport called BMSS “Orient” sports, comprising:- 1st – Three legged race for men over 20 2nd – Sack race for boys under 14 3rd – Tug-O’-war 6 a side, Married V Single 4th – Water carrying race. I.E. To run with a bucket of water on one’s head [...]

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 25 Ap...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 25 April 1886
Easter Sunday. Arose at 6 am. No eggs and bacon for breakfast. Irish stew instead! The coolest day since we left Port Said, we had a few sharp showers. Distance 307 miles.

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 24 Ap...

AB Steele’s Shipboard Journal – 24 April 1886
Arose at 6 am  to turn washerwoman by washing my own shirt own towel, which I did in order to kill time, which drags heavily, I am tired of sitting and looking about the deck, and with nothing to see, but water, water, water. Distance 308 miles.

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