Shipboard Affairs can be any number of things, from the ship's crew's daily affairs in making the ship a perfect floating hotel for their guests to romantic affairs and other affairs of the heart. Young in age or young at heart, there was always something special about a transatlantic voyage.
This Novelette entitled "Marriage at Sea" by W. Clark Russell was published in the Lippincott Monthly in 1890. While the characters were entirely of Russell's imagination, we suspect that there is some basis in fact. Comprised of ten chapters, the titles derived from the content, plus an epilogue, this 109-page love story will take most readers 90 minutes or so to read. If marriage at sea sounds like a romantic setting, you will likely find this story an enjoyable read -- even with the "Old English" prose.
It used to be thought that an ocean-going ship was a bad place for children, and parents made their voyages without the little ones when it was possible. But in these days, everything is done for the comfort and entertainment of the children and even a long sea voyage may be of great educational value.
A schoolday romance reached a happy culmination on Saturday evening, 11 November 1922, on the good ship "Ecuador," when Godfrey John Huber, a prominent member of the American colony at San Salvador, was married to Miss Helen Dickerson Hitch. The wedding was solemnized on the high seas between San Jose, Guatemala, and La Libertad.