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Raucous with the babble of voices and filled with groaning and creaking timbers loosened by rough seas, the galleon was not a restful means of transportation, even in pleasant weather. In gales and hurricanes the rigging screamed and wailed, matching the frightened laments of passengers stuck below the decks. Lacking amusements or entertainments, these travelers probably found the voyage boring—until disaster struck.
1. Poop deck—pilot’s berths
2. Quarterdeck—cabins for admiral and high-ranking passengers
3. Bridge deck—contraband silver, officers’ cabins
4. Capstan and work area
5. Main deck—passengers, soldiers, crew, and baggage
6. Provisions and ship’s stores
7. Contraband silver, lower storerooms
8. Cargo hold
9. Silver cargo
10. Contraband silver, foresail compartment
11. Foremast
12. Ship’s boats, cargo hatch
13. Pumps
14. Mainmast
15. Mizzenmast


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