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This color postcard features a wrecked ship on the water. Fort Massachusetts is in the distance behind it. The following poem is in the upper right: "Oh, stormy nights be they summer or winter, Hurricane nights like these, When spar and topsail are rag and splinter Hurled o'er the slousing seas. To the jagged edge where the Fort leans over, Climb as you best may climb; Lie there and listen what mysteries hover, Haunting the tides of Time. The crester breaker, on reef and boulder That swirls it cavernous black, Carries a challenge from decks that moulder To ships that never come back." The title beneath the image of the ship identifies it as "The Wreck of the Hercules, Ship Island, Sept. 27th, 1906." "Greetings from Gulfport, Miss." is in the upper left corner. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides indication for correspondence, address, and postage stamp placement.
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Gulfport, MS; Ship Island (Miss)
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 1: Ship Island Subcollection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University