of the bodies washed ashore. A scene taken from
the Harper's Weekly, 1873.
on! Rage on! thou wild and angry sea;
Wail in your caves ye winds, wail mournfully
With solemn cadence sounding in my ear,
A requiem meets for those that slumber here.
imagines himself on board this vessel, only
to have an angry sea veer him to his tragic
fate. The newspapers of the time reported this
catastrophe of the worse seen off the shores
of Nova Scotia. In the book, "The Two Atlantics"
by Keith Hatchard, it says that two babies were
born on the voyage; born into a world, and without
realizing, not given the chance to speculate
on this sudden reality - only to leave in pain.The
Atlantic Coast took its toll of ships of the
years (over sixty between 1866 and 1912 - The
Titanic being the most famous).