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Week 18: Life Onboard

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This week we read about a disagreement onboard The Cygnet. Mr Kingston had agreed that the passengers could help the first mate with the sails as he prepared to draw anchorage under the Sugar Loaf Mountain at Rio.  All was well until Mr Kingston got annoyed with the first mate and ordered all of the passengers back below the deck. This week we will take a closer look at what life is like for the passengers who are travelling below the decks. How do they sleep, eat, learn, work, play and go to the toilet.

Scene: our cabin aboard the Boltonour cabin aboard the Bolton. Edward Snell, 1849

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