|Robert Carse, The Twilight of Sailing Ships, Grosset and Dunlap 1965|
From the Apr 3 1922 Santa Ana Register
BUCK CAT REFUSES TO LEAVE SUNKEN SHIP NEWPORT NEWS, Va., April 3. —Although the Panamanian bark Maria Borges lies at the bottom of the harbor here a big black cat refuses to give up the ship. Rescuers who got off the crew took the cat into a launch but now pussy refuses to go ashore and those who have attempted to force her to land: have nothing but bandaged arms and hands for their valor. The cat has a four-year record of never going ashore.
Then in August of 1923...
The Maria Borges or Sierra Miranda in happier times.