Wednesday, September 10, 2008


New York, 1895

One of Four Persons Drowned — Another Swam Ashore.

Edward Doehn and William Madden of New York went out rowing in the sound Sunday with Thomas Dalton and James Smith, who live on an ice boat. Their boat had two sets of oars, and each took one oar. On their return through Little Hell Gate the tide was against them. When they were in the second eddy their boat drifted against a rock and upset.

The four men got on the upturned boat. Doehn slipped off finally, and was drowned. Smith swam to Randall's Island. The other two men were picked up by a boat.

Patrick J. Casey of Long Island City fell into the Harlem river Sunday. His back struck on a spile, and this incapacitated him from swimming. George Darling jumped in to rescue him, and Policeman Calhane got a rope and pulled them both out.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, June 28, 1895, p. 1.

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