The page for Wednesday, January 9th says:
Purser assigned us to the Captain's table. Also, were Miss Brouse Bishop C. J. McCabe, Omaha, wife & Countess of St. Germain, France. Baron de Riveria, Panama, 1849 Mr. & Mrs. C. G. Francklyn & daughter the table card read Mr. McHorney and brother - boy to keep it. Meridian taken at Noon each day Lat 36° 28' N Long 75° 0' W Run 266 miles from the Hook Fire drill at 4 p.m., scared but collected - hunted up the boy - Moon rose at 10 p.m. - thot a ship afire. Went to bed and not so cold. C.G.F. asked when I saw Gage last. Mrs. C.G.F enquired some as to my intentions for work. Saw 2 shovel nose sharks Write to Dan J Glavin, Camden, North Carolina - Letter to be mailed at Panama. Alliancia - I hope. Weather perfect.
Questions and comments:
- Charles Caldwell McCabe was a bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church.
- Charles G. Francklyn was a stockbroker in New York in 1900.
- I don’t know what the word before “of sharks” is. N<>se?
- I don’t know where the phrase “that a shift afire” fits in.