Chicago, IL Boating Accident, Oct 1904
THREE DROWNED IN LAKE.
SURVIVOR OF YACHTING PARTY RESCUED IN DYING CONDITION.
Chicago, Oct. 10. -- Sole survivor of a yachting party of four Chicagoans, HARRY GRAY, clinging to a spar today half a mile from shore, was rescued in a dying condition. GRAY became unconscious shortly after being found. Before losing consciousness he stated that his sister and two male companions, who went sailing with him last evening, had been drowned. While attempting to make the harbor in a heavy gale the yacht sprang a leak and quickly sank. The dead:
The yacht was a small one, belonging to KENNEDY and CAMPBELL. KENNEDY was chief of the information bureau at the Union depot and was engaged to marry MISS GRAY.
Washington Post District of Columbia 1904-10-11