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Journal of a Titanic Passenger I am writing my first entry aboard this incredible vessel today, primarily because I have been spending the last three days exploring the sections open to my fellow third-class passengers and I. What I have seen is extraordinary, especially when first boarding the ship. The halls and staircases of the first class section were like nothing I had ever seen before in my life. They were blanketed in luxury from end to end. The first class passengers I had managed to see wore their best garments boarding the ship and were conversing with each other about their rich lives back home. I believe I even saw Mr. John Jacob Astor, a man I had heard much about for his contributions to the American fur trade. I had…show more content…
There are even stowaways trying to get a free ride to the new life in America. They try and hide whenever a crewmember comes around to inspect the passengers. I don't see how the owners at the White Star Line could keep track of all the people on this ship; there must be hundreds here. I've never seen this many people before on one ship, and it's a very honorable feeling to know that I'll be one of the first to cross the Atlantic on this great ship. I trust Captain Smith; he is a very experienced captain from what I've heard. Some people say that this will be his last trip; he wants to retire after this journey to America. I saw the lookout high above when I first boarded the ship, and I'm sure that Captain Smith is making sure that we are all as safe as we can be. Some of my fellow members were afraid of riding on such a long voyage to America, but I kept assuring them that many people considered this ship to be unsinkable. The crew seems sure of this fact; I'd heard something about lifeboat drills that were planned. There were no such drills; I guess the crew saw no need for them on this ship. I'd love to be one of the folks up in first class, but some rooms up there cost more than I make in a year. It's all right down here, but I don't see why they have to put those large gates between the second and third classes. They tell us

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