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Please Send This to My Aunt

Found 3 August 1881, Oak Beach, Long Island, New York.

In a bottle:

YACHT MARGARET, July 14, 1881. We were wrecked in a heavy north-east wind off Faulkner’s Island soon after the sloop Commerce left us; two of the crew were washed off while furling the jib topsail. Please send this to my aunt, and address Mrs. W. H. Parsons, Rye, N. Y.

[New York Times, 7 August 1881]