'Ostend Packet in a Squall', 1824.
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Aquatint by George Cruickshank depicting an Ostend packet caught in a squall, or wind storm. On either side pasengers are thrown from their bunks and lie around the cabin looking seasick. A chamber pot falls from one of the berths on the left side emptying itself over the pasengers. In the centre a dinner table has been upturned sending crockery and pasengers everywhere. Published by G Humphrey .