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Week 09 - to sea at last

[ 17th of April 1836 to 23rd of April 1836 ]
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Clear of the Channel at last, the Duke of York was finally making progress, although conditions were still uncomfortable for the passengers.  Captain Morgan reported that the seas were high and that ‘great quantities’ of water continued to swamp the decks.  This was bad news for those below, who would have been wet, cold and miserable. The John Pirie meanwhile passed more of the wreckage from the great March storm – a sobering reminder of the awesome power of nature.Model of the ship Duke of York

Next week: As the ships settle into their journey the passengers begin to accustom themselves to ship-board life.

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