3- A Notebook In Turtle Pond

[Patt, this notebook (contents transcribed) was found in Turtle Pond, just beside Belvedere Castle. Recovered what I could. Radiograms from the look of them mostly. Waterlogged. Ink running. Pages fell apart. Don’t know how it could have gotten there. Pass along to the library and the lab.

Best,

–H.]


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 4:12 a.m

Identification: S.S. Wonder

Assistance required. Need recovery crew watch departure. Run aground on outcropping in pass. [unintelligible] Approx. 400 passengers. Currently stopped. Wind strong, tide rising.

Hardfix.


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 4:56 a.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Oakpoint

Captain, Wonder.

En route to Henry Reef. Report situation further.

Glave.


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 5:05 a.m.

Identification: S.S. Wonder

Lower hull penetrated by outcrop. Tide not pushed us out. [unintelligible] wind soon. Cannot evacuate passengers at current.

Hardfix.


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 5:40 a.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Oakpoint

Approaching with [unintelligible]


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 4:02 p.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Oakpoint

Captain, Wonder.

Impossible to establish rope connection to deck. Strong tide. Retiring to waterfront. Wire conditions regarding taking off passengers in morning. Be in touch by wireless. Will remain through night if deemed necessary.

Glave.


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 4:10 p.m.

Identification: S.S. Wonder

Captain, Oakpoint.

Remain in touch. Should be fine until morning.

Hardfix.


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 9:27 p.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Yorkville

Captain, Oakpoint.

Word of storm. Possible heavy snows over the night. Will report further developments.

Henders.


Oct. 30, 1923

Filing Time: 11:20 p.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Oakpoint

Captain, Wonder.

Approaching currently. Out before daylight. Storm oncoming. Recovery or evacuation needs attempting now. Morning uncertain. Update on your condition.

Glave.


Oct. 31, 1923

Filing Time: 12:02 a.m.

Identification: S.S. Wonder.

Captain, Oakpoint.

Something in water. Circling Henry Reef, ship. Cannot drop lifeboats. Anchor came loose from riverbed. Evacuation cannot be attempted. High tide. Strong north wind. Ship is being pushed pulled against rocks. Cannot make anchors hold.

Hardfix.


Oct. 31, 1923

Filing Time: 8:30 a.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Yorkville

Attempted to reach Wonder before daybreak. Strong snows could not make her. Anchored at waterfront. Waiting to be advised.


Oct. 31, 1923

Filing Time: 5:45 p.m.

Identification: S.S. Wonder

God’s sake help. Unidentified creature struck ship in night. Storm settling around ship. Starting to take on water.


Oct. 31, 1923

Filing Time: 6:13 p.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Oakpoint

Yorkville closer attempting to reach you before rest of fleet. Storm heavy. Thick snow. Hope arrive by seven. Uncertain at this time. Report status.


Oct. 31, 1923

Filing Time: 6:21 p.m.

Identification: S.S. Wonder

Hit again. Water [unintelligible]


[The only surviving pages between this message and the next one are what appear to be temperatures, listed in Fahrenheit and Celcius. Possibly tracking the barometer on board to follow the storm. You can check the notebook’s writing yourself, see if you can figure it out.]


Nov. 2, 1923

Filing Time: 12:56 p.m.

Identification: U.S.S. Oakpoint

Storm faded, temperature normal. Replaced radio battery. Talked with Wonder through night. Approached nine thirty this morning. No sign of Wonder, some debris in water. Assumed driven over reef in night, no survivors. Too much ice to search properly. Storm may return with north wind. Group with Yorkville and Harding moving down river.

Glave.


Nov. 14, 2018

Filing Time: 4:32 p.m.

Identification: S.S. Wonder

Ship battered but functional. Hull damaged. Lower decks wet. Creature whereabouts unknown. Location unknown. Appear to be inland. Buildings ahead. Report.

Hardfix.

4- A Baron On A Branch

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