THE 1887 VOYAGE OF JOHN JOSEPH LACE
good hotels and a splendid little bay with a view of the very boldest. On top of the highest rock entering the bay is a very high tower for the guidance of vessels. The walk along the
sea and also along the rocks and peaks around about is grand,
and to a person fond of the grand high, sea summits, deep
fissures in the rocks and a savage like appearance, this is
the place of all others. As for myself I was more taken by the active industrious stirring Port st. Mary. We had a good journey and came home quite tired. Father especially went immediately
Thursday July 7,1887
Did not get up very early but at a little before 11 o'clock Started for Douglas and walked there in about 1~ hours without hurrying. It has grown so much since I saw it that it hardly looked like the same place. I traveled around alone all day looking at the fine buildings, the pretty stores and the large amount of visitors. In fact in walking the streets it seemed like some gala days with every person having on his best go
to meeting clothes. A description of the city will come later when I have seen more of it and can describe it better.
NOTE: There is a two month gap at his point. It can only be assumed that John had not recorded the more personal part of his visit with his family.
Thursday September 8, 1887
Went to Liverpool on the Queen Victoria at 10:00 a.m. and returned on the 4:30 p.m., arriving at Douglas at 9:00 p.m. after securing passage on the Marathon to sail to Boston on Saturday the 10th, inst..
Friday September 9, 1887
Left goodbye to father on Douglas pier at 10:00 a.m. Arrived at Liverpool and put up at Mortons, 11 Camden st. off London Road.
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