I was a passenger in the excursion tub Quaker City, and on one occasion
in a level and glassy sea it was claimed that she reeled off two hundred
and eleven miles between noon and noon, but it was probably a campaign
lie. That little steamer had seventy passengers, and a crew of forty men,
and seemed a good deal of a beehive.
Illustration by Scott Rankin for
Idler magazine, 1892.
From the Dave Thomson collection.
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