There were strained faces on the bridge deck then and Ossie was seen to lay a tentative hand on the cushion of the nearer seat.
"You're right," Mart cautiously led the way aft, as Swanson began ascending the ladder to the bridge deck.
The bridge deck was deserted, and Bones raced down the ladder to the iron deck.
For 550 feet amidships the sideplating of the ship was carried up one deck higher to the bridge deck.
A light drizzle was falling and even under the awning of the bridge deck everything was coated with a film of moisture.
The Skipper would take his walk up and down the bridge deck, and I would take mine up and down the awning-deck aft.
Hank was still at the wheel, but young Dawson was beside him on the bridge deck.
As Joe Dawson returned to the bridge deck he noted some increase in the haze to the southward.
Its much safer, in a gale like this, to have two men on the bridge deck.
Every now and then a mass of foam leaped over the bulwarks of the bridge deck, the water retreating through the scuppers.