Singular chain of Coincidences.
--The Portland Press
mentions a singular fact in connection with the losses of ocean steamships belonging to the Montreal
It seems that in every instance the vessel that has taken back to Liverpool
the effects of a wrecked steamer of this line has been the next in succession to become a victim.
Thus, the first vessel of the line was the Canadian
took back her effects, and was the next to fall a prey to the wrath of the sea king.
took back the effects of the Indian
, and in turn was the next victim; but she proved a total loss, leaving no memorial to be transmitted to the home port.
The next vessel lost was the New Canadian, whose effects went back by the North Briton; the North Briton went under, and her effects were carried home by the Anglo Saxon
; the Anglo Saxon
in regular succession became the next victim, and the Norwegian carried back her "remains;" next came the loss of the Norwegian, whose material effects were transmitted to Liverpool
by the Bohemian
; and the Bohemian
, next in regular succession to go under, has recently made her final record on Alden's Rock.
It is even said that some of the employees of the company, who had not overlooked the singular chain of facts, had a superstitions fear of the Bohemian
, and sometime since predicted her fate, because it was her turn to go next.