Really? Then how you explain why Beesley saw only 2 lights (one of which was a mirage according to you). Should not he had seen 4 lights? Why nobody saw double sidelights? No, Boxhall’s description of an approaching steamer is not a description of a miraged steamer.think people are over complicating what happened with the Titanic and Californian sightings of each other. I see it all as a familiar case of inferior refraction.