Fort Myers, FL Boat Capsized In Gulf, Feb 1909

THREE LIVES LOST BY CAPSIZING OF BOAT.

TWO OTHERS ARE RESCUED AFTER THRILLING EXPERIENCE IN GULF OF MEXICO.

Fort Myers, Fla., Feb. 12. -- Through the capsizing of their boat Tuesday afternoon in the Gulf of Naples, below this place, three men were drowned and two others reached shore after staying in the water on the wreckage all night and part of yesterday.
The dead are:
WILLIAM PHILLIPS.
CHARLES G. WICKER.
RAY HACKNEY, all of Chicago.
Surviving the disastrous capsizing were Capt. DOCKERY and DR. CALDWELL, who were greatly exhausted when picked up by the mail boat on its way to Punta Rassa. Both were brought ashore and restoratives given. The physicians in attendance say they will be all right by morning. The people of Naples are high in their praise of the bravery of RAY HACKNEY and Capt. DOCKERY.
Capt. DOCKERY undoubtedly saved the lives of DR. CALDWELL and himself by his calmness, courage and nerve.
The body of CHARLES G. WICKER was recovered the same time the mail boat picked up DOCKERY and CALDWELL, and was shipped to Fort Myers yesterday afternoon.

Gainesville Daily Sun Florida 1909-02-12