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Survivors from American ship sunk in mid-Atlantic thousands of miles from land are rescued

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
01/08/1861
The 1,700-ton ship David Brown had sailed from San Francisco for Liverpool on October 11, 1860 but sank after eighty-four days at sea, putting her crew and passengers into two small boats thousands of miles from land.  The British ship Sea Wave found one boat, with twenty of the crew, three days later. The twenty-eight aboard the other, including the captain and all the passengers, were never found.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Loss of the American Ship David Brown," New York Times, February 18, 1861.
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), 32-33. 

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