Date: Monday, July 12th
Good weather with little sea. This morning after breakfast we passed within a mile of the Campania bound for New York. The two boats exchanged signals. In the afternoon we overhauled and passed an old square rigged ship bound for Liverpool. We passed very close to her and Dale took a picture. After dinner we went down to the concert given in behalf of the Seaman’s open institution. August Belmont was chairman. It was O.K. but at times rather slow. We didn’t get to bed until after midnight. 497Miles.
In John’s entry, he writes about how the Lucania passes by another ship by the name of the Campania.
The RMS Campania was a British ocean liner owned by the Cunard Steamship Line Shipping Company. RMS stands for Royal Mail Steamer. The Campania must have been a steam ship like the Lucania. In fact, the Luciana’s Formal Title is the RMS Lucania. The Lucania had a sister ship named the RMS Campania, but in 1909, there were many ships name Campania. I think that it would have been funny if this Campania had been the sister ship. Also in his entry, John writes about how his friend Dale took a picture of a passing ship when it was very close. I didn’t know that the camera was invented that early in the 1900’s. The camera was actually made sometime in the late1600’s, but the pictures usually cam out very blurry, fuzzy, sometimes had big white spots, and didn’t very last long. Based on the camera’s we have today, you can tell that they fixed those small problems. Another thing that John had talked about in his entry was when he went down to a concert on the ship. On most large steam ships, there was usually always entertainment. In the dinning room, there was usually a stage, or an open floor in the front on the room. People could eat, drink and have a good time all together.