From Postcard to Karl, Boston 20 Jan 1919.{wreck likely occurred in early 1870's based on chronology of other events}. "shipped on a vessel called Atlodar for Quebec and on the passage over met with the fearful shipwreck on St Paul's Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence loosing everything, being naked, having nothing on but a pair of thin cotton drawers, as I swam ashore with a line which was the means of saving the ships crew. We went to Sydney, after a week on the Island and from there to Pictou, NS".