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time. Bill was vaccinated this date. I had
been vaccinated 4 days before boarding the
Chaumont and I think it is going to take --
Dr. Curtis, the Chaumount Dr., says it has taken.
Friday Oct. 1st Temp. Max 91°F min 79°F
A beautiful morning. Sat on deck
all morning and watched the men put up the
swimming tank on the well deck. Forward of
the bridge, near where marked X on picture of Chaumont
on first page. A good and warm and beautiful
day, no sea running at all, the ship as
steady a table at home. The meals are fine
and everyone eating three good squares
a day. Am so lazy and sleepy all the
time, air is wonderful and breezes
blow in our room on port side all day
and night. The starboard side rooms are
much hotter. Everything about the ship
interests me; two marines are on duty
all the time on the front part of the
ship by a life saving device. If a man
falls over board the marine on duty trips
the release to the large life buoy, it flares
up with a light when it hits the water
so the man can find it and swim to it
and hang on until the ship stops and
picks the man up.
The swimming tank was ready at 4 P.M.
& a lot of passengers enjoyed a good swim -- my
bathing suit being deep down in my trunk in the
trunk room I couldn't go in.
The movie tonight was "Peacock Alley" -- Mae
Murray. We all sat out on the after deck & sang
as the orchestra played. After the movies Mrs Davis
Lt. Fitzgerald ("Peep"), Bill and I played
bridge. Last night Mabeth & I played with
two Ensigns. The sea is so smooth now
I almost wish it would roll abit again.
Saturday Oct 2nd Temp. Max 90 min 78
Beautiful day; Sighted San Salvador
Island at breakfast time and saw the light-
hosue. The sea is very smooth and blue
and the island in the distance makes a
beautiful picture. Watched the Captain