Wednesday, May 20, 2009

No Mention Of Sharks

A dispatch received from the U.S. Consul at Jamaica confirms the report of the drowning of Captain Alexander T. Crossman, commanding steamer Kansas, but gives no details.
-Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, April 29, 1872

The details that I have (and the information is second hand at best) is that Crossman was eaten by sharks off the coast of Panama while trying to save two sailors.  I'll take this as partial confirmation of that story while freely admitting that I really want the story to be true.     

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