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Transatlantic Crossing

Content Warning: Thalassophobia (Fear of the Ocean (and any large body of water that are bigger than a river)). Imagery is from the text.
  Since The Great Rewind, all traffic of goods is taken over oceans. As the UK trades with the northern nations of North America, some parts of Europe, Africa and among other places. This trade is over the Atlantic Ocean. The main trade routes are;  
  • From New York or Boston to the UK.
  • From Spain to Philadelphia.

Passengers

Passengers are not taken unless they are government officials as it is assumed that civilians would not want to help on the vessels or on deck. The vessels typically take 8 to 9 days minimum and can take up to 11 days to make the trip in one direction. A week’s rations consist of 763.95kg of food and 100 litres of water rations for the whole crew.

Dangers

The dangers of this region are;
  • Falling overboard not being seen and drowning
  • Being lost at sea and starving
  • Whales
    • North Atlantic Right Whale
    • Humpback Whale
    • Blue Whale
  • Storms

Whales

Whales can be an issue because as they can become curious about the ships, Humpback Whales in particular are known to take a look at vessels. Giving the “sea shanty” Wellerman its distinctive verses. Blue Whales and North Atlantic Right Whale are rarer and the latter being the rarest. Blue Whales know that humans don’t mean them well and often hide until vessels go past before reaching the surface as to not be hunted.

Storms

The storms season runs from June to November so it is crucial to either try and miss the storms or to not send ships over the Atlantic Ocean during these months.

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Eternal Sage AmélieIS
Amélie I. S. Debruyne
17 Jul, 2021 09:19

I imagine the governments do not want citizen to emigrate, right? And that's also why they discourage people from traveling on those ships. Unless you have also some passenger ships making the crossing?

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Master JamesWoodwright
James Woodwright
17 Jul, 2021 09:26

That's a good point and something I wasn't thinking that while writing this. I was thinking the tourists would just want to lounge about etc.

Master JamesWoodwright
James Woodwright
17 Jul, 2021 09:27

and you certainly don't want the Jameses emigrating ;)