Sand Island Light, AL Fell Overboard Schooner LAURA LEWIS, Jul 1881

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


coast line

sand island is on alabama coast not georgia

According to a July 17, 1881

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.