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Captain Silas W. Martin, owner-skipper of the 250-ton clipper MARGARET CRAWFORD sailing out of Wilmington, always wanted to take his children with him on a voyage, but his wife refused for years. Finally when his son was 34 and his daughter 24, she relented. His son washed overboard during a storm and his daughter later died. Martin's daughter did not want to be buried at sea, and he brought her body back to Wilmington for burial in Oakdale Cemetery.