Living Quarters, cont.

At the other end of the ship was the Captain's quarters and officers' "staterooms." The Captain and his family lived in the most spacious quarters that included a day cabin with built in upholstered sofa, a personal privy, and a bedroom with room for a clothes closet. Mates either had their own private "staterooms" or if of lesser rank shared with another officer. They ate in shifts around a table in a central cabin.

Forward of the mizzenmast, at midship, lived boatsteerers, steward, cooper, carpenter, blacksmith, and cook. These skilled hands had marginally more space and privacy than ordinary seamen. Their area on the ship was called steerage and typically had eight bunks in a room.

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