Ace bagpiper Banjo Bob Cargo asked that “his” story be repeated in this column. In 1899, classical actor Charles Coughlan, of Prince Edward Island, Canada, relocated to Galveston, against his family’s wishes. Before pursuing his career, he consulted a fortune- teller who warned he would die at the height of his fame in a Southern city. The fortune-teller said that he would not rest in peace until he was returned to his place of birth. Performing with an acting troupe in Galveston, he collapsed and died and was buried. Shortly after the burial, the Hurricane of 1899 hit Galveston, washing Charles’ casket into the Gulf of Mexico. Caught up in the Gulf Stream’s Loop Current, the casket moved along the Atlantic Seaboard. The rest of Bob’s story Friday.
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