1898: May Lose His Bark

Middletown, Conn., April 25.–Relatives of Captain Stephen Gibbs of this city are fearful that his bark, the Olympic, which left Seattle ninety-two days ago, to round the Horn, en route for Boston, will be seized by Spaniards. Captain Gibbs also sights the Cape Verde Islands on these trips, and is expected that he is in that vicinity now. He is accompanied by his wife and four small children and a crew of twenty-five men. The Olympia was last reported off the Mexican coast on February 7.

From the Wichita Beacon (Wichita, Kansas), Monday, April 25, 1898.
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