Titanic Captain "Seen" On Street in Baltimore

Titanic Captain "Seen" On Street in Baltimore

The Washington Times

BALTIMORE. Md., July 21---Peter Pryal, formerly quartermaster on the
steamship Majestic, of the White Star line, and long since retired, declares
that he has seen Captain Smith, commander of the Titanic, on the street
here, and addressed him. He said he knew him well, having served under him
years ago.

Captain Smith, he said, was nattily attired when he saw him, and carried a
suit case. When accosted by name, Pryal says, the captain replied "How do
you do, shipmate? I am in a hurry now, and can't stop."

He was then taking the train for Washington. Pryal bears a good reputation
here. He insists his story is true.

Pryal is under the care of a physician, suffering from nervous shock brought
on by the experience. His physician declares he is absolutely sane.

Related Biographies:
Edward John Smith
Peter Pryal

Relates to Place:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Relates to Ship:
Majestic (1890)

Acknowledgements
Original article digitized by the Library of Congress
Retrieved from the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site,
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/search/pages/

Contributor
Mark Baber
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