[March 6th 1916]
19 feet so that the ships keel was ploughing a 2 foot furrow in the mud. Our speed gradually diminished in spite of the full pressure of the engines and finally we stuck. The engines were reversed; we drew astern, again we attempted to drive over the bar but again stuck fast. A third attempt was equally unsuccessful so we remained for the night firmly resting on solid ground.
Natural History Apart from the well known phenomena of phosphorescence and discoloration of the sea which have attracted the attention of all the Naturalists that have sailed the ocean, I have only one other observation to make on the Natural History of the Gulf. In the Red Sea I have known locusts