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Putnam, David Binney / David goes voyaging
(1925)

We start on our cruise,   pp. [11]-19 ff.


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WE START ON OUR CRUISE 
FOR a day after our arrival on the Arctuus 
    we waited in Colon while the crew shifted 
coal from one bunker to another because 
it was getting so hot in the forward one 
there was fear of its catching on fire. 
  And on the very first day while the rest of 
the crowd were ashore seeing the city of 
Colon, which is at the Atlantic entrance of 
the Panama Canal, I went with Serge, the 
Russian taxidermist to a little beach across 
the bay. We took nets with us and were 
lucky to catch some wonderful butterflies, 
several very bright blue fish and some un- 
usual shells. 
  N   t'day we started through the, Canal 
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