Now *this* is kind of interesting. One of my 11th great grandfathers is Thomas Gregson, born on July 14, 1611
Sutton-on-the-Hill, Derbyshire, England and died at sea in January 1646.
Wouldn’t be so strange except it appeared as a phantom ship.
Longfellow wrote of it:
The Phantom Ship by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow recounted the event:
A ship sailed from New Haven,
And the keen and frosty airs,
That filled her sails at parting,
Were heavy with good men’s prayers.
“O Lord! if it be thy pleasure”–
Thus prayed the old divine–
“To bury our friends in the ocean,
Take them, for they are thine!”
But Master Lamberton muttered,
And under his breath said he,
“This ship is so crank and walty
I fear our grave she will be!
Diane Luster Bekheet Kimi Udut Michael Udut there be ghosties.