Norfolk, VA Drownings, Aug 1883


NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 27.---John Evans, of this city, while at Ocean View yesterday, discovered the corpse of a man floating toward shore. It was brought to land by him, and proved to be that of a man supposed to be between 35 and 40 years old. It was clothed with dark trousers, dark flannel undershirt, and plain overshirt, but had no shoes on. The head was badly eaten by fish. The body had been in the water for some days, and is not recognized, but is thought to be that of James Boyd, of Portland, Me., second mate of the the brig Henderson, who lately shipped from this port for Demerara, and was drowned last Thursday off the Thimble Light, in Chesapeake Bay.

The New York Times, New York, NY 28 Aug 1883