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Diana Butcher
Diana Butcher • 1 year ago

British spiritualist, William T. Stead, wrote a tale "How the Mail Steamer went down in the Mid Atlantic, by a survivor" appeared in the March, 1886 issue of Pall Mall Gazette. In this story, Stead tells of a large steamship that sinks after colliding with another ship. Many lives are lost due to lack of lifeboats. Stead wrote that, This is exactly what might take place and what will take place, if the liners are sent to sea short of boats."

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