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March 10, 2013

There can be only one

"There is a video bouncing around the web these days called 'The Strangest Coincidence Ever Recorded?' It tells the story of a ship which sank in the Menai Strait off the coast of Wales on December 5, 1664. All 81 passengers died, except one. His name was Hugh Williams. Then on December 5th, 1785 another ship with 60 aboard sank in the Menai Strait. The only survivor – a man named Hugh Williams. In 1820 on December 5th, a third vessel sank in the Menai Strait. All 25 abaord were drowned except, you guessed it, a man named Hugh Williams.

"An amazing tale, but is it history or just a an oft retold sea story? It could easily be a bit of each."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 10, 2013 09:23 AM