A Superstition
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A SUPERSTITION
from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 10 Jan 1904, pg.8

The Bottle of Champagne Did Not Break at the Christening

Tacoma, Jan. 9. - When the steamer 'Clallam' was launched here on the 1st of April, the bottle of champagne was not broken, but fell and slid down along the side of the vessel. Old seamen as a result predicted that disaster would overtake the vessel within a year, and it was said at the time that it would be a difficult matter to secure a crew to man the vessel.