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title Those Elusive Immigrants: Part Three
creator Jones, Orlo
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Below decks in the airless steerage trying to keep clean Men, women, children living together. Your bedding spread on the wooden shelf At night the smell of vomit and urine The swill of water beneath the floor beams The lanterns swinging from the posts The creaking play of hull timbers and masts Women comforting their children's terror The cholera victims carried out in the morning Drinking water going foul, flour spoiling Blisters from dampness in the sheets Children crying with the first typhoid pains Women looking at their husbands unable to do more Despairing of reaching the new world alive. —From "Emigrant Ship 1830s" by Douglas Stewart
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1985
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-240
source 18
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Those Elusive Immigrants: Part Three
creator Jones, Orlo
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Below decks in the airless steerage trying to keep clean Men, women, children living together. Your bedding spread on the wooden shelf At night the smell of vomit and urine The swill of water beneath the floor beams The lanterns swinging from the posts The creaking play of hull timbers and masts Women comforting their children's terror The cholera victims carried out in the morning Drinking water going foul, flour spoiling Blisters from dampness in the sheets Children crying with the first typhoid pains Women looking at their husbands unable to do more Despairing of reaching the new world alive. —From "Emigrant Ship 1830s" by Douglas Stewart
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1985
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-240
source 18
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.