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Floating HomeIn 1899, while touring Texas, Canadian actor Charles Coghlan fell in and died in the…

Floating Home

In 1899, while touring Texas, Canadian actor Charles Coghlan fell in and died in the city of Galveston. His body was placed in a lead coffin, which was sealed and the interred in a vault.

A year later, a severe hurricane hit Galveston, causing much destruction, including the cemetery where Coghlan was buried. His coffin was washed out of the vault and out of the cemetery by the raging waters and was carried out to sea.

The coffin drifted for years on the ocean currents, out of the Gulf of Mexico, along the Florida coast, and into the Atlantic Ocean where the Gulf Stream carried it north. Coghlan’s body had drifted more than 5,600 miles when it was finally discovered in 1908 by fisherman on the shores of Prince Edward Island, Coghlan’s home! His body was reburied in the churchyard of the parish where he was baptized.

Source: My Haunted Salem

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Floating HomeIn 1899, while touring Texas, Canadian actor Charles Coghlan fell in and died in the…

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