Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Sergeant Simmons” in chapter 7 of Historic leaves, volume 4, April, 1905 - January, 1906:

...I had had. The next morning came in with a cloudless sky, the ship on an even keel, on a glassy sea. As I went forward I looked over the rail and noticed that the water had a peculiar color. To Sergeant Simmons , who was to be my guest at the galley, I said: We are in shoal water, and looking ahead, added, and we are shoaling fast. We shall be aground in less than five minutes. However, let us make sure of...
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