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Deck Games and Amusements on Steamships - 1910

Deck quoits, shuffle-board, Dull-board, and other games are provided on the deck without any charge, under the direction of the quartermaster. Chess, dominoes, and other indoor games can be obtained on application to the library steward. Games of cards are also permitted in the lounging or other public rooms.

Gentlemen should be very cautious about playing cards, or other games, with strangers, as professional gamblers are constantly crossing the Atlantic, looking out for the unwary.

There is nothing unusual in the captain posting a notice in the smoking room warning passengers against gamblers. Games of chance are not usually allowed on Sundays in any of the public apartments in deference to the views of the greater number of passengers.

The pillow fight on the spar is a source of great amusement. Two men armed with pillows sit astride the spar and try to knock each other off. It requires a great deal of knack to keep one's balance while someone is pounding you with pillows. The players are not allowed to touch the spar with their hands.

When a man begins to waver, the other redoubles his attack, and slowly, but surely, the defeated player tumbles off the spar into the canvas which has heen spread to save. him. One of our engravings shows Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt acting as umpire in a pillow fight.

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1910 Travel Guide by Scientifc American

Travel Guide Topical Index

Express Package Rates

Fees At Private Houses In England

Fees Paid by Passengers on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Foreign Customs - A Note To Passengers Of Steamships

Funds Needed On Board For Voyage

Getting the "Sea Legs" - Learning to Walk on a Steamship

The Popular Gymnasium on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Hand Baggage, Etc.

How To Carry Funds For Your Voyage

How To Get To Hoboken

Independent Tours



Laundry Work

Lowest Transatlantic Ocean Rates

Meal Hours At Sea

Memoranda For The Year 1910

Memoranda For The Year 1911

Miscellaneous Gleanings and Facts - 1910 Travel Guide

Miscellaneous Service

Money By Telegraph

Music and Concerts for Passengers


Ocean Stop-Over at Ports of Call Around the World

Passengers' Quarters


Personally Conducted Tours

Pier Permits

Preliminary Reading And Guide Books

Reading Matter - Books and Magazines

Rules for Playing Shuffle-Board

Seasickness on Journeys on Steamships and Ocean Liners

Season And Climate

Seats At Table

Second Cabin Accommodations

Sending Cablegrams On Landing

Sending Letters Abroad

Smoking Room

Steamer Chairs

Steamer Rugs

Steamer Trunks

Steamship Company Checks

Steerage Accommodations

Terminal Ports and Ports of Call of Principal Transatlantic Steamships / Ocean Liners

The Pools (Parimutuel Betting) on a Steamship Or Ocean Liner

Thermometer Scales

The Sea Post Office

Third Class Accomodations


Transporting Valuables On Steamships

Visiting Steamships

What To Pack For Your Voyage

What To Pack For Your Voyage

Wireless Information

Wireless Telegraphy

Writing Materials and Typwriters