By Patrick McSherry
The Firemens' Washroom
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an account of what it was like to be a fireman on OLYMPIA
Moving forward on OLYMPIA's Berth
a companionway passes both ends of a small space which is the firemens'
washroom. The washroom has a sink running the full width of the space.
Hatches on the opposite bulkhead open to ladders that lead down into
After a long shift down in the extremely hot and dirty boiler
the firemen and others who toiled away in the space would come up the
and out into the washroom. Here they would get cleaned up as much as
possible before proceeding to the deck and mixing with the remainder of
This is a view of thefiremens' washroom. The
has a tiled floor, and a sink (at left) running the full width of the
In the bulkhead at right are hatches that lead down to the boiler rooms.
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