It's a boat or a ship and he's high up. George, also known as Ted, is his name. He looks like he is thinking about fishing. It looks like the ship is going to sink because he is going to hit the shore. He will either have to jump off, dive, or try to get off somehow. He is looking at a watch tower or maybe the sky. Another boat is in sight and maybe there are some ship mates aboard that ship. The shipmates are swimming in the ocean and they might drown if they don't get back on the ship. The shipmates are going to pray to get back on.
This is taking place in the Atlantic Ocean between New York and Alabama. It is a little dark outside, so maybe it will be raining soon. George hears the splashing of the ocean and the wind howling. Another ship could be in sound, churning away! George feels seasick and he is afraid he won't be able to get out. He is worried about getting to the watchtower to get out of the wet areas.
George is hoping for someone to come by and save him because he is going to have a wreck! Who ever is there that arrives is going to help him get to shore. After they get to shore, they are going to take George to the hospital to treat him because he almost drowned. The hospital cured him of drowning and helped him get back to normal.