January 25th, 1899
Given Up for Lost, Are Alive and Well:
Captain R. R. Shaw and the crew of ten of the British bark Glen Huntley, long given up for lost, are alive and well and on their way to Liverpool. They abandoned the Glen Huntley in a fierce gale on June 4th, 1898. For one hundred and fifty-four days the eleven sailormen lived on Tristan d'Acunha Isle, more than 1,500 miles south by west of the Cape of Good Hope. They subsisted on penguin eggs and the flesh of sea eaglets and shared with the 72 white inhabitants the scanty stock of provisions that the captain of a passing vessel could spare. After almost four months of such existence the British warship Thrush, making an annual voyage of inspection through the South Atlantic, rescued the castaways, and late in November last landed them at Simon's Bay, South Africa. R. W. Cameron & Co., shipping agents, have received a letter from Captain Shaw by way of Cape Town, which tells his mishaps and adventures.
The Glen Huntley, with a general cargo, sailed from New York for Freemantle, Australia, on March 31st last. The voyage was uneventful until the early days of June, when the bark can into a frightful storm, which so buffeted her that on June 4 Captain Shaw and his crew had to abandon her and take to their boats. For several days they rowed, and then landed on Tristan d'Acunha isle, a mountainous speck of land.