When her hatches were removed, a human cargo was disclosed in her hold.
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
Hatches were off, both forward and aft, and already the cargo had begun to diminish.
"A Master of Fortune" by Cutcliffe Hyne
Well, the captain ordered the mate to take up the hatches that they might see the state of the cargo.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
The hatches appeared to have been taken off in the waist and forward, and the crew were lowering cargo into the hold.
"Fighting for the Right" by Oliver Optic
The hatches were soon lifted and the unloading of the cargo began.
"Boy Scouts in the Philippines" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The cargo was all in by five o'clock and the hatches down.
"The Skipper's Wooing, and The Brown Man's Servant" by W. W. Jacobs
We had a few hours left after the cargo was on board and the hatches fastened down.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
The hatches had been taken off, and the cargo was found to consist of butter, cheese, and manufactured goods.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
The galley would have been on the lower deck, just abaft the foremast and forward of the fore cargo hatch.
"The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model" by Howard I. Chapelle
Hide 'em behind the cargo, an' if you hear anybody take the hatch off in the day time, nip behind it yourself.
"More Cargoes" by W. W. Jacobs