Page 16 - The Wonder Book Of Ships - Big Steamers
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BIG STEAMERS Cingalese boqtmen stitch-not nail-together and manage so dexter- ousll', and it is interesting to watch how when the weather becomes rough trvo or three men will seat themselves on the outrigger to steady their rcssel. Of course, the rvaves come over them, but, as the weather thr're is ahva;'s lvarm and they are dressed only in loin cloths, they do not rnind a rvetting. At Colombo, too, passengers will be asked by B\r'arm,s of men and boys in boats to throw some coins. Be sure to drop the coins in the water and you will have the fun of watching half a dozen men and boys starting after each one. Somebody is sure to secure the coin before it reaches the bottom, for the water is clear as crystal and these natives dive and swim like fishes. -b':-*,k. CATAMARANS AT MADII.AS. Thest lrrirlitivo but very uscful watercrlft looli strange bcsirle the great stcamships in the port. Among other lines u'hich maintain regular passenger and cargo aervices to the Far East are Ellerman's City line from Liverpool and Glasgorv to Calcutta, and another service for Bombay and Karachi; Ellerman's Hall line for Port Sudan and other Red Sea ports, Indian coast ports, I(arachi, Bombay and the Punjaub ; the Anchor linsfrom Glasgorv, Liverpool anC Manchester to Bombay, Karachi and coast ports, and direct from Liverpool to Calcutta; the Eilerman and Strick joint service from Newport, Glasgow and Birkenhead to tho Illalabar coast and },Iarmagao; the Bibby fs,st mail and passengor serrice frorn Liverpool and London to Colombo and Rangoon; & F.B.g.
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