August 30, 1909

On Monday, the 30th of August, our captain ordered that we all had to stay on board as punishment. In the afternoon at 4 o'clock of this same day, we once again sailed off and at 6 o'clock stopped at the mouth of Manila bay, where the steamboat was stocked for the new journey over..

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August 29, 1909

In the early morning of Sunday, the 29th of August, we sailed through the Corregidor Islands and Sailed into the large Manila Bay. We soon noticed the lighthouse of the city of Manila in the distance, and soon after this the numerous lights of the city. At 5 o'clock we stopped a few miles from..

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August 28, 1909

On Saturday the 28th of August, we turned in a southerly direction and sailed directly toward the south, by the coast of a splendidly green island named Luzon, the biggest Philippine island, which we had already been observing from the small hours of the morning.

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August 27, 1909

On Friday the 27th of August, at 6:00 in the morning, just as we were getting up, the captain of the ship noticed a life jacket floating in the water, stopped the ship, dropped some sailors into the sea with a boat and went to get the life jacket, the insignia upon it was "Cracisla..

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August 23, 1909

On the 23rd of August at 5:00, I noticed a small mountainous island that belonged to Japan, and at 8:00 noticed a big sailing ship. The sea through here was unusually calm, without the slightest breeze, and unbearably hot on the ship, I felt very bad.

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August 11, 1909

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,..

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