INTERNATIONAL MERCANTILE MARINE CO.,
New York, May 25, 1912.
Senator WILLIAM ALDEN SMITH,
United States Senate, Washington, D. C.
DEAR SIR: Inclosed please find letter addressed to you which we have received from Capt. Lord of the steamer Californian, dated Liverpool. May 11.
S. S. "CALIFORNIAN,"
Liverpool, May 11, 1912.
Sir: After leaving Boston I found that I had unintentionally given a wrong reply to one of your questions. You asked me, "Could I give you the temperature of the water from my log book." I replied, "No; but I could give it to you from memory," which I did.
The log books I have always used have not had a column for temperature of water, but this voyage we have had a new type of book, which has the column in. Although I had the log book at the time you asked me, my reply was based on the ones I had always been in the habit of using. Below I give you the temperature of air and water from noon April 14 to noon April 15. I am sir, yours, respectfully,
Air. Water. April 14 - Noon 50 56 4 p.m. 37 36 8 p.m. 30 32 Midnight 27 28 April 15 - 4 a. m. 29 29 8 a.m. ----- ----- Noon 38 31