Newspaper Article: Account of Captain Weisbarth

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Newspaper Article: Account of Captain Weisbarth

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Brief account of the death of Captain Weisbarth and his final journey to his wife's home in the Gilbert Island's where he retired.

Source

Newspapers.com

Publisher

Honolulu Advertiser

Date

January 3, 1917

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Public Domain

Format

Paper

Language

English

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Love of his wife and his wife's love of her home, the Gilbert's, originally sent Captain Weisbarth on the twenty-five hundred-mile journey. Teoti Weisbarth, the wife, was an islander, whose twenty-four years absence from her home had caused much heartsickness. Having made enough money to support themselves in their declining years. Captain Weisbarth finally decided to return there. He had constructed for himself the little two masted schooner "Teoti", named after his wife, in which, in May, 1914, he sailed on his long voyage. It had a happy ending, but the captain's years in his wife's home proved to be few.

Buried His Gold

A short time before his death, Captain Weisbarth concealed his money, burying it in the bush by night, and this had not been found when the Kestrel departed from the Gilberts. Rumor had it that the sum was £1500-which appears altogether unreasonable to Honolulans who knew Captain Weisbarth. They say that he took no such sum to the Gilberts with him. Mrs. Weisbarth remained on Tebiteuea.

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“Newspaper Article: Account of Captain Weisbarth,” Palmyra Archive, accessed May 29, 2017, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/107.

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