His identity has been lost in time, but he was a Sailor who served on the U.S.S. Constellation, probably during the Civil War. The Constellation spent much of the war as a deterrent to Confederate cruisers and commerce raiders in the Mediterranean Sea. It's the last sail-only warship designed and built by the US Navy.
Britain under pressure to accept African migrant quotas after Med drownings
Mediterranean migrant boats – a humanitarian crisis in pictures | 'An Italian patrol ship arrived in Malta on Monday with 24 bodies recovered out of hundreds feared drowned after a migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean. The death toll from Sunday’s shipwreck off the coast of Libya is one of the highest yet. Officials said there had been at least 700 people on board, some reportedly locked in the hold. Another boat carrying migrants ran aground off the Greek island of Rhodes, with authorites saying that at least three people had died' http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2015/apr/20/mediterranean-migrant-boats-a-humanitarian-crisis-in-pictures#img-1
Milkweed: The Ricinus are popularly known as castor oil plant belonging to the species of flowering plant such as, Euphorbiaceae. It is typically raised and grown as an ornamental plant in the Southeastern Mediterranean Basin, Eastern Africa, and India. The seeds of the plants is very toxic containing ricin. In 2007,the Guiness Book of World record declare Ricinus as the most poisonous plants. The symptoms of poisoning may felt within 2–4 hours including burning sensation in the mouth and…