Lost bird finds floating haven over Atlantic
A pigeon caught in the Atlantic
Nottingham Evening Post Wednesday 17 August 1892
Captain Stromberg, of the Norwegian barque Iona, which arrived at Queenstown from La Plata, River Plate, reports that on Friday, when about 100 miles to the south-west of Cape Clear, a pigeon flew on board the vessel.
The bird appeared tired, as though it had had a long journey.
It was quite tame and seemed pleased to get an opportunity of resting itself.
On examination a silver ring was found on one of its legs, with the letters RS and the figure 1892 engraved on it. The bird appeared well-satisfied with its present quarters and showed no disposition to go away.