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What Caused So Much Seasickness on Steamships?

It is a constant temptation to eat on shipboard, as the salt air gives every healthy person an appetite. One of the principal causes of seasickness or physical discomfort during the voyage is the tendency among all passengers to overeat.

You should remember that on shipboard you get very little exercise, and the combination of less exercise than you are accustomed to and n larger amount of food is apt to add to what little tendency to seasickness everyone has when leaving land and going upon a constantly moving ship.

It is very probable that you cannot avoid a day or two of seasickness at sea, but there are several ordinary precautions which may be taken before sailing. These are clear to anyone who will think the matter over.

They consist in care in eating for a week or so before the voyage, in exercise, and a practical attempt to get the digestion in good condition. Once you have left port, avoid eating H6 much us you are accustomed to on land. Do not cat between meals and keep good hours.

There is always a tendency to sleep in the sea air, and it is well to indulge this so far us possible. Each traveler, however, should lay out for himself a certain amount of exercise, and as the means of exercise are somewhat limited on shipboard, and are confined practically to walking and playing some game which is adapted to the deck of the ship.

It has become a custom for a great many persons to lay out a certain number of miles a day, which they will walk back and forth on the promenade deck. Such walking does not amount to much unless three or four, or perhaps five, miles a day are covered.

This may be done by the simple method of measuring the promenade deck and figuring out how many times you must walk the length. Some walking should be done regularly in the morning, some in the afternoon, and a little in the evening just before retiring.

There have been recently some experiments with what arc called bilge-keel boats. The bilge keel is a species of tin, placed along the bilge on either side of the boat, and as the steamer rolls these fins tend to counteract the movement from side to side.

Some of the steamships on different lines have been fitted up with these bilge keels, and to a certain extent the reports of a number of travelers testify to the greater stability of these boats. The best antidote for seasickness, however, Is constant exercise in the open «iron deck, and a certain amount of temperance in eating.

Sears, J. H., Harper’s Guide to Paris and the Exposition of 1900: A Comprehensive Map and Guide to The City of Paris; A Complete Guide to The Exposition; French Phrases Translated; And Maps Diagrams, And Illustrations, London And New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1900: 29-30.

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