This letter was written by Alexander MacNaughton to his mother while on board ship, believed to be the S.S. Megantic although at this point not confirmed. The ship departed Halifax on or around Feb 21 and arrived in Queenstown, Ireland on March 4 before continuing on to Liverpool.
“Halifax, Feb 20
Just a line to let you know everything is fine and we are having a fine time. We are on board the ship and have the best of bunks and the finest to eat. I did not see anyone from Antigonish only F.R. Trotter and he was glad to see us. I have no news to say at all — I just wanted to drop a line and let you now we are all well. We do not know when we will sail but we are going to move out a little tonight. There are other passengers on board and going across. Alex.”
View his original letters on Flickr