Boston, MA Drowning Rescue, Oct 1897
TRIED TO SWIM THE HARBOR.
Samuel Reynolds, age 26, a seaman on board the United States steamship Yantic, lying at the Navy Yard, narrowly escaped death last night as a result of a foolhardy exploit.
Reynolds, shortly after 9 o'clock, attempted to swim from the steamer to Battery Wharf. Midway in the stream the swimmer became exhausted. He was rescued in the nick of time by deck hands employed on the ferry. He was conveyed to Station 1, was attended by Dr. Dunn and remained at the station over night.
Boston Morning Journal, Boston, MA 15 Oct 1897