Although many immigrants put up with sometimes horrifying experiences, not all voyages were disagreeable from beginning to end. Cabin passengers could use the poop deck, from which steerage passengers were excluded. On calm days, if the vessel was not in the tropics or the Southern Ocean, those in cabin class could enjoy their time aboard. This watercolour shows that, for cabin passengers, shipboard life could be congenial.
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