Yes, as Steve Courtney says, I believe it was in the Bay of Smyrna, and Sam
was in Charles Langdon's stateroom when the latter showed him the miniature.
I think I read this in the book whose title I don't recall about Sam and
Livy (maybe the title was "Sam and Livy," or something like that).
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Subject: WHERE did Sam first see the miniature?
In September 1867, Sam saw a little picture of Olivia Langdon, sister of
18-year-old Charles Langdon, Elmira native, while on board the ship Quaker
City and "fell madly in love." All of which is well known.
Does anyone know off the top of your head WHERE this occurred? i.e. I seem
to recall somewhere they were supposedly anchored in one of the ports, for
some reason I'm thinking Napoli; or Athens?? any help?
ps -- I recognize that the location, and perhaps even the incident, has
benefited from 20/20 vision retrospectively speaking ....
Harold K. Bush, Ph.D
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