A ‘sea-rious’ shipwreck

I came across this lovely tidbit while trolling nineteenth-century newspapers for shipwreck ephemera. Originally published in the New York News, this filler appeared in the February 5, 1879 edition of the New Haven Evening Register. O, the wit.

We’ve an ocean that a shipwreck is a very sea-rious matter, and are not disposed to wave our opinion.

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