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In an Atlantic hurricane, a passing ship rescues all the passengers and crew of a foundering vessel.

Sinking of the S.S. Daniel Webster, October 3, 1866, artist's impression, detail.
10/03/1866

The steamship Daniel Webster had left New York City bound for Mobile, Alabama on her regular run the week before with twenty-five crew and eighteen passengers.  She encountered gales and then a hurricane and after several days of battering began to sink.  Happily for all aboard, she happened on the steamship George Cromwell whose crew bravely took off the people aboard the stricken vessel before she sank and no lives were lost.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Three Shipwrecks," Harper's Weekly Magazine, October 27, 1866, p. 677-678.