“The colossal waters rear their heads above us like demons of the deep.”
‘MS. Found in a Bottle’ is an 1833 short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The plot follows an unnamed narrator at sea who finds himself in a series of harrowing circumstances. As he nears his own disastrous death while his ship drives ever southward, he writes an “MS.”, or manuscript telling of his adventures which he casts into the sea.
Part of the illustrations for ‘Tales of Mystery and Imagination’ by Edgar Allan Poe. Published 1933 by Tudor Publishing, New York. See more pictures here.
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The schooner ADVENT is seen after being wrecked on the bar 16 Feb. 1913. The wind failed as she attempted to cross the Coos Bay bar. Grounding on the spit, no tug in the area was powerful enough to get her free and the above was the result after the eight man crew was removed.
431 G.t./399 N.t., 151.5’ x 35’ x 12.6’ Schooner
Blt. 1901, Northbend, OR., by and for Simpson Lumber Co.
Wrecked on Coos Bay Bar
16 Feb. 1913
All hands saved.
Original photo from the archives of Saltwater People Historical Society. Reblogged with permission. Go check out their website, it is packed with maritime history gems.
Mermen are people too.
Read the article HERE