1905 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT OF ENGLAND TO HALIFAX OCEAN VOYAGE WITNESSING HUNDREDS OF ICEBERGS, WHALES, PORPOISES AND ONE SAD BURIAL AT SEA OF A YOUNG BOY

By: UNIDENTIFIED

Price: $485.99

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fair+


On offer is an interesting five [5] handwritten pages 1905 account of an Atlantic crossing from Chittenham, England to Halifax, N.S., Canada. An interesting record noting the funeral of a little boy at sea, whales and porpoises, icebergs and a variety of other sea-going events. The unidentified diarist writes: "This morning I witnessed one of the saddest rights I have seen, & that was the funeral at sea of a little boy. The whole of the passengers were there & also the officers. The body was sewn up in a weighted canvas bag, & laid on a wooden grating & covered with the Union Jack, & then the Chaplain said the burial service & when he came to the words '& we commit this body to the waves,' the grating was lifted up & the canvas bag with the body inside, slipped from under the flag, & then there was a splash & all was over." There are comments on whales spouting water 15 to 20 feet into the air and seeing large porpoises jumping out of the water, passing two or three hundred ice-bergs several times as large as the ship. "We have the search light on all night tonight so as to steer clear of them." A fairly short but very interesting account of writer's experiences asea. The paper has been split in the one fold but repaired with tape to some small degree of satisfaction. Save for this overall G.

Title: 1905 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT OF ENGLAND TO HALIFAX OCEAN VOYAGE WITNESSING HUNDREDS OF ICEBERGS, WHALES, PORPOISES AND ONE SAD BURIAL AT SEA OF A YOUNG BOY

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Diary, 20th Century Manuscript,

Publisher: Chittenham, England to Halifax Nova Scotia Canada, 1905

Book Condition: Fair+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001078

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