Steerage Pass

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
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Title Steerage Pass
Description hand-shake or "Godspeed, 'til we meet again." The decision and departure were final. While the ocean heaved, the people heaved. The bunks below deck were crowded, smelly and completely void of privacy. Throu^i the days the little girls clung to Ane's skirts and slept at night in their father's arms. Baby Hans whimpered and fussed hour after long hour. He wanted nothing to eat and seemed to have difficulty swallowing. One morning all passengers were smamoned on deck to pay last respects to Olga Anders, a wife and mother of a family a few bunks away. Ane shuddered as the plank was tipped to allow the sail-cloth shroud to slide into the waves. She silently asked, "Where could a peaceful rest be in the churning sea?" Her aching arms clutched the feverish baby even tighter. Now and then a feeble moan escaped his swollen throat. That night she paced the deck and let the moonlight shine full on Han's face to see if he was still breathing. In the long weary lines at Castle Garden Station, the land of hope was finally a reality. Passports were checked. Some voyagers were detained for further ' ' questioning. Others were held for deportation. The Madsen family of five stood in the aisle of health check, and heard the officer declare, "Quarantine. A few minutes later the gruff voice called again, "Over here, a burial detail." The father raised his haggard eyes to Ane as she -whispered the sad reply, "Aye, Mack, the night afore last." The child was buried someplace in New York, but the gravesight became lost to the family. They made their way across the plains and settled in I&irview, Utah. 124
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323852
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