Carroll A. Deering

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SHIPS VANISH; FEAR CREWS MAY BE KIDNAPPED CairoU A. Deerins Seen Witb AD Sails Set But Abandoned. MYSTERIOUS MESSAGE FLOATING IN A BOTTLE WASHINGTON, June HI. It was announced today that five departments of the Government have started Investigations of the re ported disappearance of three coastal steamers and a schooner, which was brought to light yesterday when It developed that Senator Hale, of Maine, had, been instrumental in getting an enquiry nnder way. The crew of one ship are believed to have bsen kidnapped and ate. trace of the other ships has been lost for over a month. A theory put forward Is that ths vessels have been seised by revolutionary crews, or ths crews hava been kidnapped and tha ships taaen to hubs ua to be used by 1 sawalstaevlk Government Ra4 All aWlis Sot. Ths Carroll A. Deertng was sighted last January by the tug Rescue, of the MerriU and Chapman Wrecking Company. Tha ship, a Ave-masted schooner of 1,100 tons, had. all sails set and apparently was In distress. The tug was unabls to get men on board the Carrol) A. Ueerlng, but reported that It had no one on A few days laser the Carrol) A. Deering unmanned as ths tug had found her swept In and plied up ot. Diamond Shoals. Crew Gone; Quoer Message. No trees of the crew of the Carroll A. Deering haa been found. A mysterious message found In a floating botUs nnar Caps Kattsras. which im now believed to have besn written by a member of the missing crew. Is ths only clus which the investigators have received. The message read: "Deering captured by otl-bumlng boat something llks Chaser. Taking off everything. Handcuffing crew. Crew hiding all over ehlp. No chance to make escape. Finder please notify headquarters of the Deering." ,

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 21 Jun 1921, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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