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• In 1908, James Wilkinson was on the U.S.S. Minnesota, which was being followed by the battleship U.S.S. Vermont. In heavy seas during a typhoon, Wilkinson was swept off the ship by a huge wave. Tossed about in the ocean, he struggled to get back to his boat. Then a huge wave hurled him upwards and he felt something solid and smooth below him. Hands were gripping him and pulling him from the water. The waves that swept him from the Minnesota had deposited him on the Vermont.

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Suddenly there was a huge crash. Davis felt himself rising into the air, then blacked out. When he awoke, he was lying on the deck of the ship. He didn’t understand why there was a board laying over him, or why he was bleeding. Standing up, he asked a passing sailor to take him to sickbay. There, a doctor started cleaning up his cuts— then noticed his dog tags. “What are you doing on this ship?” he asked Davis. “I came aboard the Uruguay with a lot of other GI’s.” “You’re not on the Uruguay,” replied he doctor in amazement. “You’re on the Sallimonia, a navy tanker. There are no soldiers on board.” Gradually the confusion was cleared: In the storm, the Uruguay was rammed by the Sallimonia, crashing into her side. Thirteen men were killed, and Davis was thrown from his bunk, falling through the ruptured floor of sick bay. He landed on the deck of the Sallimonia, changing ships while unconscious in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. COSMIC CURRENTS

• During World War II, Marine Sergeant Wallace C. Stich shipped a wooden box to his wife in Fairmont, North Carolina from his post in the southwestern Pacific. In the box were letters and trinkets. The ship carrying the box to the U.S. was sunk. The box was carried on the currents for several months. On March 6, 1946, it was found — on the coast of North Carolina, less than 100 miles from Fairmont. When Sergeant Wallace C. Stich arrived home a few weeks later, the box was waiting for him there. • Charles Coghlan was born on Prince Edward Island in 1841. He became a successful stage actor and toured the world, but Prince Edward Isle was always his home. In 1899, during an appearance on Galveston Island, Texas, he became ill and died.

Coghlan was buried in a Galveston cemetery. On September 8, 1900, a hurricane struck Galveston, flooding the town, killing 6,000, and swamping the cemeteries. Many coffins floated into the Gulf of Mexico. The coffin of Charles Coghlan was caught by the current. Seven years later, a fishermen from Prince Edward Island noticed a box in the water. He towed it to shore, chipped off the barnacles, and discovered the body of Charles Coghlan. He had floated to shore only a few miles from his birthplace. He was re-buried on his native soil with honor.

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