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Five years after
Thomas Harbit was lost,
The SS Copia, a cargo ship, went missing
when on route for Messina with 1000 tons of coal from the UK
and passed St. Catherine's Point on the 31st January 1883.
It seems that on the 17th of February a
lifebuoy with the words "Copia, of London" painted on it came
ashore near Salcombe, on the coast of Devonshire and that
either on the same day or a day or two afterwards the "Copia's"
lifeboat was picked up uninjured, as well as the stern of
another of her boats.