James Johnson was listed on the clipper seaman first class, it was 23 years old. A native of Ireland, his naval service, he began with 14 years. Just as all were on deck when the ship hitting the rocks on the Johnson waves washed overboard. At trial, he said he saw among the dying Captain Green waves, officers and sailors of the clipper as managed to grab a piece of mast, with whom he was thrown onto the ledge of rock. Johnson was a strong man and an excellent swimmer. Despite the broken ribs and numerous bruises and blood loss, he was able to climb the rock ledge where the waves do not reach. He was noticed by chance on the second day after the shipwreck sleeping on the upper ledge of the cliff dvadtsatipyatimetrovogo. And, of course, all struck not only his miraculous escape, but the fact that Hugh Williams, he became the third time. As confirmed by the Admiralty and the newspaper 'Lloyd's List', James Johnson has been the only eyewitness to the death of the barque 'Stockton' and the ship 'Katherine C'. Being on board the 'Duncan Dunbar' a sailor, he could not fully explain the cause of the disaster, but remained unconvinced. He believed that Captain Green, driving the clipper to the south, along the entrance to the harbor, took the Cape South Head lighthouse beacon fire for fire cape North Head, and, making a turn to the left instead of the entrance to the harbor was in front of the cliffs, which are called Geng.