The Jennisons saw an Ocean Wave ride at the Paris Exhibition and installed one at Belle Vue in 1894. Robert Nicholls found a description, in the Manchester Weekly Times, of a ride called the "Sea on Land" which was a somewhat more primative version of the Ocean Wave but similar in a number of ways. It was described as follows: "A circular platform equipped like the bridge of a ship is set among scenery painted to represent the waves of an ocean during a high wind. Round the edges of the platform is a line of small yachts. Powerful machinery makes the platform revolve and at the same time rise and fall giving the yachts a motion not unlike the ones they have at sea."
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