William Smith, mate of the schooner Laura Lewis, fell overboard off Sand Island Light, on the coast of Georgia, on Friday, and was devoured by a shark.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 17 Jul 1881
sand island is on alabama coast not georgia
According to a July 17, 1881 NY Times article, this event occurred off the coast of Alabama, not Georgia. The mention of Sand Island Light seems to substantiate this fact.
Browse by State AL | AK | AR | AZ | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | IA | ID | IL | IN | KS | KY | LA | MA | MD | ME | MI | MN | MO | MS | MT | NE | NC | ND | NH | NJ | NM | NV | NY | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VA | VT | WA | WI | WV | WY
FamilyOldPhotos Old-Yearbooks TexasHistoryArchives