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In the Caribbean, relief ships rescue passengers wrecked on a remote desert island the week before

Survivors of the wreck of the steamer "Golden Rule," on Caribbean coral island of El Roncador, May 1865, artist's impression
06/07/1865
Eight days before, the steamship Golden Rule with more than 600 passengers and crew was on a run from New York City to Colón, Panama when she hit a reef in the southern Caribbean. The people aboard evacuated to the small coral island of El Ronconor, "the Snorer."  They remained there until relief vessels arrived, alerted to their difficulties by a boat the Golden Rule sent to Colón. No injuries were reported.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Wreck of the 'Golden Rule,'" Harper's Weekly Magazine, July 8, 1865, p. 420.
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