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Hope that some of the passengers of the Titanic not taken on board the Carpethia may have been saved was revived late tonight when the captain of the freighter Ultonia of the Phoenix Line, which docked about midnight, reported that he passed along the route taken by the Titanic and that a number of fishing boats were in the vicinity of the disaster at the time.

The captain said he thought it not improbable that many of the passengers, had they obtained life preservers and jumped in time to avoid being carried under by the suction of the liner, may have been rescued by the crews of the fishing vessels.

The Ultonia is not equipped with wireless. The captain of the liner said the fishing boats were headed toward Halifax when he passed along the route taken by the Titanic.

New York, April 16

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2012) FISHING BOATS NEAR (Chicago Record-Herald, Thursday 18th April 1912, ref: #15654, published 14 February 2012, generated 2nd June 2023 04:53:26 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/fishing-boats-near-titanic.html