The Voyage of the Oregon from San Francisco to Santiago in 1898

As Told by One of the Crew

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Author: R. Cross
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,223 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 95.8
LoC Category: GC
Downloads: 449
Added to site: 2008.06.08
mnybks.net#: 21158
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Travel, Nautical
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y way I dont care much as I am use to the ship now. I could stay hear for a year. I wish we wer around to Key West so as to be with the Band wagon when she starts. Mr. Giles, Midshipman, is a very sick man, he was taken ill in the Cabin this morning. I went for the Doctor for him at 1.45 A.M. Doc said he had a hemorrhage of the lungs caused by concussion. 3. A.M. he is asleep and doing fine now. I woulden like to see him die, he is a fine fellow. 3.45 A.M. coal all on board. 4.30 P.M. the Capt is on the warpath, he is mader than a wet hen for he tryed to get out of hear by 2 P.M. to day, But could not on the account of the Marietta having some trouble with her coal, so we both go tomorrow morning at daybreak.

April 21. Called all hands at 5.30 A.M. and up anchor at 6. A.M. I called the old man at 5.40 A.M. Signaled over to pullout and we are tailing on behind untill we get out of the Straights, going about 10 knots; at 6 Bells met a steamer Bound for Klondyke, we drop a whale boat and sent our

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