Explain the differences between Source A and Source B.
Every part of the ship has been fitted up with careful attention
to the accommodation and comfort of the passengers. Great attention
has been paid to the lighting and especially the ventilation
of the ship. We can safely say that we have rarely seen a ship
where the space allotted to passengers was as roomy as on the
Mooltan. The journey to New Zealand should be like a summer
Advert for the Mooltan, published in the Greenock Advertiser
The friendless emigrants were stowed away like bales of cotton
or packed like slaves in a slave ship. During storms the hatches
had to be closed, shutting out both light and air. Passengers
were kept below decks unable to do any cooking - not even to
warm a cup of water - because the seas would flood their fire.
After a week at sea, to hold your head down a hatchway was like
holding your head down a suddenly opened sewer.
Account of an emigrant ship in ‘Redburn: His First Voyage’
by Herman Melville, 1849