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Collision At Sea

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Parent Issue
Day
16
Month
November
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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New York, Nov. lü - The Cunard steamer Umbria collkled with and sunk the Fabre steamer Iberia off Long Beach hotel Saturday at 10 o'clook. The accident was due to a dense fog. When the collision occurred the crew of t'je Iberia became panic-stricken With one accord tbey rushed to the side of the vessel and preparad to leap into thesmall boats. Capt. Sangloes shouted to thera to resume ttaeir places. Prenzied and shrieking with fear they paid no heed to hira. Seeing in a moment that desperate measures were necessary, the captain seized a belaying-pin, drawing his revolver at the same time, and leapei over the rail where some of the crew were struggling among themselves, and, at the point of the revolver' forced them back. The vssel sunk slowly, and when the Umbria hove to aud began to taki the passengers on board order was restored. All were taken safely and transported to the dook, where the Umbria now lies awaiting repairs. The Iberia sailed from the Parsian gulf in Septemb t. She was a first-class vessel and was owned in Marseilles, Fiance. JNo blame is attached to the officersof either vessal.

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Ann Arbor Argus
Old News