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14651. And which day did the survey take place? - I cannot remember. 14652. Cannot you remember any part of the survey which was done by Captain Clark in your presence? - No, I cannot remember any of the incidents of it. 14653. Did he make a detailed inspection of the boats? - That I could not say. 14654. Do you remember your evidence before the American Senate? - No; some part of it I daresay I recollect. 14655. You remember you gave evidence there as to the survey that Captain Clark made in your presence? - Yes. 14656. You have had a hard day, and I can quite understand you are getting a little fatigued? - Oh, no, that is all right. 14657. On the day after you sailed did you make a test of the boats and the apparatus? - Yes. 14658. In the presence of Captain Clark? - Yes. 14659. It was intended as a formal inspection by the Board of Trade? - Yes. 14660. Now, do you remember the extent to which you carried out the test? - Yes, with regard to the boats. 14661. What did you do? - We lowered two boats, that is swung out, carried on with the crew, swung out the boats, lowering away, placing the crew in the boats, the crews with their lifebelts on, lowered the boats, released them, sent them out, brought them back to the ship, and hoisted them inboard again and secured them. 14662. How many? - Two. 14663. Now you have said that this was a perfectly clear night? - Yes. 14664. Is it a fact, well within your experience, that when ice has got down into a fairly warm latitude that there is a constant haze given off from the ice due to the disparity in the temperature of the ice and the surrounding atmosphere? - Not to my knowledge. 14665. And is it not the fact that that haze is very frequently removed when a wind springs up and you are then able to see the edge of the ice quite clearly as you have suggested in your evidence? - Never, to my knowledge, have I seen any haze hanging round a berg. I have come across icebergs in a thick fog, but never noticed any individual haze round any ice. 14666. Is not a fog constantly created by this contact of ice at a very low temperature with the atmosphere of a much higher temperature? - Oh, no; you get fog when there is no ice at all. 14667. I know that. Sometimes we get it with heat, but what I am putting to you is that this disparity between the temperature of an iceberg and the surrounding atmosphere is one of the causes which go to create fogs in the Atlantic? - Would you mind repeating that? 14668. (The Commissioner.) Do you think it is worth repeating it; I do not think he knows these matters. The suggestion is that many fogs in the Atlantic are manufactured or made by icebergs? - No, my Lord. 14669. (Mr. Clement Edwards.) Icebergs in contact with the warm atmosphere? - Never to my knowledge. The Commissioner: I do not think he knows anything about it. 14670. (Mr. Clement Edwards.) You did in your evidence yesterday attempt to explain one of the reasons for the creation of fog. At Question 13600 you said “Well, though it may seem strange, it is quite possible for it to go up if the ice happens to be floating in slightly warmer water, or if the wind were to come round from the southward. You will frequently be passing through a cold stream, and if the wind comes from the southward you will almost invariably look out for a fog owing to the warm wind striking the cold water”? - Quite right. I was explaining to his Lordship at that time that though the temperature was very low, it was no indication of ice, because you might be approaching ice and the fact of the wind coming round from the southward would give you a warmer temperature, not necessarily fog, and therefore you would have a warmer temperature and still be approaching ice.
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