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French ship founders in the Atlantic but the fortunate passengers and crew are rescued by an American vessel

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
The 1000-ton French steamship Charles Martell had left New York just two days before, bound for Marseilles.  In heavy weather, she took on water and in the early afternoon she was abandoned. Luckily, the French vessel had encountered the New Bedford ship St. George, bound for Buenos Aires, shortly before.  The St. George took off the crew and passengers, thirty people, and made a stop in Bermuda to put them ashore.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Bermuda and the West Indies," New York TImes, December 6, 1863, p. 6.