Leads to a shipment of cargo booked by a “James Thompson” (a known Keith alias) on City of Boston strengthened the connection that the liner, her passengers and crew were the unwitting victims of an insurance scam. Yet in time it was discovered that James Thompson was a real merchant who actually lost a valuable cargo of furs when City of Boston vanished. A shipment that, incidentally, he was unable to obtain insurance for.
So, despite some tantalizing leads and coincidences, all that can be said today about City of Boston is that she was “lost at sea.”
And if you think that something similar can’t happen today, consider the case of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on 8 March 2014.
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