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The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City

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By International News Service
BALTIMORE, July 21---Still emphatic in his assertion that he saw Captain E.
J. Smith, who is supposed to have been drowned in the Titanic disaster,
Peter Pryal declared today that he was sure the commander of the ill-fated
ship is alive and well and in the employ of the White Star line. In
explaining the way in which the Captain might have escaped death Mr. Pryal
said today:

"It would have been an easy matter for Captain Smith to have gotten into a
lifeboat as a passenger and, knowing as he did, the proximity of barren
islands, might have, under difficulties, of course, made his way there and
thence to Cape Sable. I know that he is alive and that I saw him. I would
know him anywhere and under any circumstances."

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2012) DECLARES CAPTAIN OF TITANIC IS ALIVE (The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Monday 22nd July 1912, ref: #19129, published 22 July 2012, generated 29th November 2022 02:54:39 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/declares-captain-of-titanic-is-alive-19129.html