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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ... lengths especially, such as laid cables, for the same reason nothing less than readings after fifteen minutes' electrification should have been taken.) "Wednesday, August 1st. "The Albany and Terrible went to the grappling ground in the morning. "Tuesday, August 1th. "To-night our coaling was finished. "Wednesday, August 8 th. "By this morning the whole of the cable was transferred from the Medway to the Great Eastern. The Governor of Newfoundland came in the Lily on Wednesday evening, and slept on board. "Thursday, August 9th. "The Medway cleared out this morning at 10 o'clock, and the Great Eastern followed in company with the Lily (the Governor having previously left the ship at 12 o'clock, ship's time). The weather was very calm, but there was a heavy shower of raiu as we steamed out of the harbour. The Lily, after giving us a cheer, sailed away towards St. John's, and we went on with the Medway ahead. "Friday, August 19 th. "Distance run at noon (ship's time) 188 miles--weather fine, but wind rather strong. "Saturday, August 11th. "Distance run at noon 380 miles. The wind continued to blow strongly, and by evening the sea was terribly rough. N The Great Eastern gave us a specimen of what she can do in rolling. Hardly anybody could sleep at night through the combined noise of the waves and the rolling of the ship. "Sunday, August Ylth. "The rolling of the ship increased since yesterday, rendering it almost impossible to stand on deck. At noon the distance run was 58b' miles, and by 2 o'clock (ship's time) we sighted the Albany, and the Terrible about a quarter of an hour afterwards. We learnt from the Albany that they had hooked the cable twice, and buoyed it once, but the buoyed cha...
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