Dancing Between Decks



” The scene of a party of emigrants, male and female, dancing between decks– to the music of the violin– played for their amusement, by some of their fellow-passengers, is not a rare one. Sometimes a passenger is skilful upon the Irish bagpipe, and his services are freely asked and freely given for the gratification of his countrymen and countrywomen-not simply while in dock, but, according to the reports of captains and others, during the whole voyage.”

Illustrated London News, July 6, 1850