September 6, 1878

Setting Sail

We set sail out of Boston Harbor with the high tide in our journey to the Caribbean Sea where I last set eyes upon the monster.
September 7, 1878

The Crew’s Allotment

As standard practice, we always ensure our ship's stores have plenty of navy rope tobacco. It's tobacco leaves that have been tightly wrapped and twisted into a rope, then dipped in rum.
September 7, 1878

Real-World Exploration 1872-1876

The Challenger expedition was inspired, in part, by that age-old motivation: to prove somebody wrong.
September 11, 1878

The Squall

On the fifth day at sea, as we approached the Bahamas we stumbled into a squall, quite common during the late summer months in this area.