Thursday, January 21, 2021

Caught in a Storm Off Cape Horn -- January 21, 2021


San Francisco Call, 05-July-1899

William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the San Francisco Call. The bark Cyrus Wakefield was called a Hell Ship because of the cruelty and violence of Captain FT Henry and his officers. Captain Henry died on this voyage from San Francisco to New York, when a giant wave hit the ship. She put in for repairs in the Falkland Islands. She returned to San Francisco under the command of Captain Chapman, whose ship the John R Kelly had been wrecked beyond repair. 

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