"1 Indeed no elevators in the 1860s, more likely from early in the 20th century. 2 In the Great Eastern the idea was to use paddles and screws together. Not many ships were fitted with both. 3 Many small steamships crossed the Atlantic, most survived storms. 4 Crew would have shovelled coal into the furnaces running the boilers - oil-fired boilers did not generally come in until early in the 20th century - Titanic built 1912 was coal-fired, with the 'stokers' working in very hot conditions in the lowest part of the ship. In the 1860s crew would also have hoisted and trimmed sails if sails were provided, acted as lookouts, shifted cargo if needed to get the ship upright, loaded and stowed coal from the wharf (a dirty job!), helped with the cables as the ship left or approached the dockside. 5 Yes, there would have been a steering wheel."
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