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and the crawfish climb in the net and gets caught that way. He tells me that he caught as much as [[red underline]] 300 lbs of [[/red underline]] crawfish [[red underline]] in one night that way. [[/red underline]] I took a stroll thru town, much animated by all the [[strikethrough]] arval [[/strikethrough]] [[red underline]] naval aviators and marines of the nearby station. [[/red underline]] Went for supper to the [[red underline]] Royal Palm Hotel. [[/red underline]] What a change from the simple life aboard. Listened for awhile to the concert Then walked back to the [[red underline]] Cygnet [[/red underline]] about 9 P.M. [[strikethrough]] December 9 Left [[/strikethrough]] Jan 3 1919 Beautiful weather. Lifted anchor at 7:20AM on our contemplated trip to [[red underline]] Key West. [[/red underline]] Water
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very placid. Engine works better than it ever did - Work of [[red underline]] Albert [[/red underline]] tells. Trolling caught a fish. made good time. No trouble this time passing [[red underline]] Featherbed shoals. [[/red underline]] Water [[red underline]] clear as crystal. [[/red underline]] then proceeded the usual route. In Steamboat creek Albert caught [[red underline]] two good size groupers, [[/red underline]] trolling [[strikethrough]] After Jew [[/strikethrough]] Stopped for awhile before [[red underline]] Jewfish Creek [[/red underline]] to boil our two enormous [[red underline]] crawfish [[/red underline]] then proceeded further On leaving Jewfish creek Albert caught a [[red underline]] still larger grouper [[/red underline]] Concluded to avoid mosquitoes by anchoring in [[red underline]] middle of Black Water [[/red underline]] Sound just before sunset
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