A Sailing Coffin
Charles Francis Coghlan was a Canadian actor who had a trip to Galveston, Texas in 1899 to participate in a play. In Galveston, he died of heart attack and it was impossible to transport his body 3,500 miles away to Prince Edward Island, his birthplace. Coghlan was cremated and buried in a local graveyard. One year later, a fierce hurricane struck Galveston and devastated the graveyard and carried some coffins into the Gulf of Mexico. Eight years later, a fisherman found Coghlan’s coffin near the Prince Edward Island and he was finally interred in his church.