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18463. (The Commissioner.) How did you know that? - Because we were going directly up North. 18464. No. You were turning almost directly West? - No. You come down to a point and then you go up. 18465. You did not go up North. You went straight west? - It is what is always known as turning the corner. 18466. You seem to know a good deal about this navigation of the Atlantic? - I am afraid I do not. 18467. (The Attorney-General.) What is the latitude and longitude of turning the corner? - I do not know. 18468. Have you no idea? - No, I have not. 18469. Have you never looked? - I may have looked, but I have no idea of the latitude and longitude. 18470. (The Commissioner.) I want to have it quite clear from you. Is your position this, that in clear weather, whether it be day or whether it be night, there should be no reduction or need be no reduction in the speed, although the master of the ship knows that he is in the ice region? - That is right. 18471. That is your case? - Yes. If the conditions are all perfectly satisfactory, and he can see far enough to clear the ice. 18472. (The Attorney-General.) When you speak of the region of ice I want to be quite clear that we mean the same thing. You said that when the doctor told you that you had turned the corner you understood you would get to the region of ice that night? - That we must be approaching the ice region. 18473. Do you mean by the ice region, the region which is indicated on the chart? - I could not tell, because I had not got the chart. After you turn the corner I should think it is anywhere about - I really could not tell, but of course I know where it was we struck the ice. 18474. Would you have ordinarily have expected to have come into the region of ice on that Sunday night; was that what you expected would happen? - I expected that we would be in the region of ice on the Sunday night. 18475. Before you had seen the Marconigram? - Oh, no. 18476. Then, if I follow you, it was because of the Marconigram that you expected to come into the region of ice that night? - Oh, yes. The Attorney-General: Your Lordship will see why I asked him the question. He might have meant something else, but he does mean on account of the Marconigram. The Commissioner: Yes. 18477. (The Attorney-General.) Now I want to be quite clear about this. Is it your statement to my Lord that from first to last on that Sunday you never had any conversation with Captain Smith about ice? - Absolutely. 18478. Or with any other officer? - Or with any other officer. 18479. Including the Chief Engineer? - Including the Chief Engineer. 18480. Or, as I understand you, with Dr. O’Loughlin? - No, nor with him. 18481. Or with anybody, if I correctly appreciate your evidence, except for the statement that you made to Mrs. Ryerson and another lady? - That is true. 18482. When you told them the substance of the Marconigram? - That is true. 18483. (The Commissioner.) I want to ask a question. You have told the Attorney-General that it was the Marconigram which led you to the conclusion that after you had turned the corner you would be approaching the ice region? - Yes. I knew when we had turned the corner that we would be approaching the ice region. 18484. I want to have this quite clear. I understood you to say to the Attorney-General that you
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