Ocean Liner Atlantis (Better)

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Ocean Liner Atlantis (Better) - A Message Carried by a Seagull. "?The news of a...
A Message Carried by a Seagull. "?The news of a famous disaster on the Indian Ocean was brought to the liv? ing by a seagull," said Zebulon Cart-1 wright to a St. Louis Globe Democrat ! man. "Some year- ago the ocean liner Atlantis, plying between Liverpool and Calcutta, was lost in the Indian Ocean ami all on board perished. At that time I wassailing Pom London to New South Wales via the Red and In? dian Seas. Our ship was the Tritonia, a good, sound vessel. While sailing in the Indian Sea, a seagull was one day captured, and about its neck was tied a small note, which read, 'Atlan? tis -truck on tlie ifarad rock. We are all lost. Father Coathe.' This re? markable message was all that was ever found. The boat bad sailed some live months previous, well stocked with " merchandise and passengers and _had been duly inspected and pronounced seaworthy. It must have been a terrific shock that caused her to sink. Hut the message was strange. Who Father Coatho was and how he happened to have a seagull at baud will always remain a mystery. We continued oar journey to Sydney, where the note and the seagull were delivered to the harbor muster, togeth? er with the evidence, of the crew. This was afterwards sent to England, where the knowledge was distributed.

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  1. Alexandria Gazette,
  2. 03 Jan 1893, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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