Work on a cattle boat 1932

McLuhan and Tom Easterbrook worked their way across the Atlantic for their summer tour of England on a cattle boat:

We get up at 4.30 A.M. water all the cattle by pail then haul up 20 or so bales of hay from the hold, then 20 or 30 sacks of feed. After which we feed the hay then go up and wait for breakfast which comes along at 7. We are divided up into groups of 3 and each have 1/4 of the cattle to feed. After breakfast (8 AM) we clean up all the alley ways and troughs then bed the cattle, then give them each a pail of oats. This takes till 9.30 Then we are finished until 2 PM At 2 we water and feed and then are free for the day.  (McLuhan to Elsie, Herbert & Maurice McLuhan, June 17-18, 1932, Letters 12)