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This saying comes from this nautical fact:
One superstition has it that any mariner who sees the this ghost ship will die within the day. The tale of the ghost ship is that it set sail in 1660. Then, while trying to round the Cape of Good Hope against strong winds and heavy seas the ship failed its attempt. Then when trying to make Cape Horn, the ship failed again. It is the most famous maritime ghost story told for more 300 years. The cursed spectral ship sailing back and forth on its endless voyage, its ancient white-hair crew crying for help while hauling at her sail, inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge to write his classic "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," to name but one famous literary work.


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ok, I used Google too but didn't know that was cheating. I posted my response on the teaser thread over on ttmb. Oops.

Frankly, I have learned alot while searching for the answers for these things so that can't be a bad thing.


Is searching around for the answer ok AJ?
 
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