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8/2/04
There were some compensations however, for we had the pleasure of seeing a diver go down and take a blade off of our propeller - opposite another one which fell off yesterday and made the boat late! We saw them send down pails to him &c. & he put in screws & bolts &c. while they pumped air into him then they pulled up the pail & pulled him up & opened his little window and talked to him and then he went down again & tied a rope around the blade, and they pulled it off and then they took off his 150 pound shoes and various other weights and pulled off his rubber wristband & finally his suit - just leaving an ordinary man in blue sweater, gray trousers & socks and rather mussed up hair ! Then we pulled out of the old "Soo" at last and had a beautiful morning's drive down St. Mary's river - which is very picturesque - particularly as it is so full of shipping. Here I saw a tug towing three big schooners - which set their black sails when they got to Lake Huron. One side of the river - Michigan has numerous cottages - but the Canadian side is all bare except now and then a little church or farm house, but mostly woods. I spent a good deal of the p.m. in the cabin, sewing, reading "Anne" &c. (Laura had been there a good deal of the morning.) We got to beautiful Mackinac at about five - instead of 11 a.m. (as scheduled) but had two hours for a beautiful

8/2/04
There were some compensations however, for we had the pleasure of seeing a diver go down and take a blade off of our propeller - opposite another one which fell off yesterday and made the boat late! We saw them send down pails to him &c. & he put in screws & bolts &c. while they pumped air into him then they pulled up the pail & pulled him up & opened his little window and talked to him and then he went down again & tied a rope around the blade, and they pulled it off and then they took off his 150 pound shoes and various other weights and pulled off his rubber wristband & finally his suit - just leaving an ordinary man in blue sweater, gray trousers & socks and rather mussed up hair ! Then we pulled out of the old "Soo" at last and had a beautiful morning's drive down St. Mary's river - which is very picturesque - particularly as it is so full of shipping. Here I saw a tug towing three big schooners - which set their black sails when they got to Lake Huron. One side of the river - Michigan has numerous cottages - but the Canadian side is all bare except now and then a little church or farm house, but mostly woods. I spent a good deal of the p.m. in the cabin, sewing, reading "Anne" &c. (Laura had been there a good deal of the morning.) We got to beautiful Mackinac at about five - instead of 11 a.m. (as scheduled) but had two hours for a beautiful

8/2/04
There were some compensations however, for we had the pleasure of seeing a diver go down and take a blade off of our propeller - opposite another one which fell off yesterday and made the boat late! We saw them send down pails to him &c. & he put in screws & bolts &c. while they pumped air into him then they pulled up the pail & pulled him up & opened his little window and talked to him and then he went down again & tied a rope around the blade, and they pulled it off and then they took off his 150 pound shoes and various other weights and pulled off his rubber wristband & finally his suit - just leaving an ordinary man in blue sweater, gray trousers & socks and rather mussed up hair ! Then we pulled out of the old "Soo" at last and had a beautiful morning's drive down St. Mary's river - which is very picturesque - particularly as it is so full of shipping. Here I saw a tug towing three big schooners - which set their black sails when they got to Lake Huron. One side of the river - Michigan has numerous cottages - but the Canadian side is all bare except now and then a little church or farm house, but mostly woods. I spent a good deal of the p.m. in the cabin, sewing, reading "Anne" &c. (Laura had been there a good deal of the morning.) We got to beautiful Mackinac at about five - instead of 11 a.m. (as scheduled) but had two hours for a beautiful
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