Second Officer Lightholder (sic), who had charge of the lifeboats:
"In the fourth lifeboat I was running short of seamen. I put two seamen in and one of them jumped out. That was the first boat I had to put a man passenger in. He was standing near by and said he would go if I needed him.
"I said: 'Are you a sailor?' and he replied that he was a yachtsman. Then I told him that if he was a sailor to get over the bulwarks to the lifeboat--to go ahead. He did, and proved himself afterwards to be a very brave man."
"Who was he? Did you know him?"
"I didn't know him then, but afterward I looked him up. He was Major Peuchen of Toronto."
"Had you ever seen him before?"