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A painful incident is mentioned in connection with the loss of the Havelock, near Kirkcudbright, Scotland. As time wore on, and as all efforts to obtain communication with the shore proved fruitless, and the ill-fated vessel was being rapidly knocked to pieces, her crew seemed to have given up all hope; they assembled on the deck, and joined in singing a hymn, the sound of their voices, while so engaged, being distinctly audible through the fury of the storm to those on shore, who were inexpressibly moved by this moanful scene; the men then took to the rigging, where they seemed with the utmost apparent composure to await their end.
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