On Saturday, the 14th of August at 9:00 in the morning, we passed over the line where the west stopped and the east began. We had Saturday the 14th August until 9 o’clock and then after this hour Sunday began, and the date changed to the 15th of August.
On the 12th and 13th of August there was terrible storm, I shall never forget the majestic waves, how it played with our very large ship like it was only a fleck of dust.
On the middle of August 11th, we noticed the Aleutian Islands. They held physical exercises on deck each day for half an hour. Every day a few men from each regiment were on guard in various locations of the ship. We also had an Army priest on board who tried to make us enthusiastic for, and spurred us on to, religious life.
On the 10th of August, we turned directly toward the west.
On the 9th of August, we travelled all day in a northerly direction, and along the Canadian islands of Vancouver, we looked at the snow covered mountains for the whole day.
On the 7th of August no dry land was visible anymore. The weather was cold, rainy and foggy, the sea stormy, I was seasick.
On the 5th of August 1909, 3 entire infantry regiments went with the transport steamboat Bufort to the Philippine Islands, woke up at 5 o’clock, and departed from Fort Lautom at 8:00 and arrived in Seattle, at the steamboat at 9:00 and departed at noon. I was shipped to the north, through Puget Sound, at 9:00 passed the city of Victoria, and at midnight, rode into the open Pacific Ocean.