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The wake stretched from the bow  
Back towards the narrow, choked 
Canal  systems of Europe.
Goodbye to endless  locks now.

We were ready for  the new start.

Over the damp taffrail  - foam.
The sea was huge and empty.
And ahead lay the United States
And home.

The last four lines are taken from Chapter 10  of  “The Professor
and the Madman” by Simon Winchester,

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