Chattanooga, TN Boating Accident & Drownings, Aug 1893


CHATTANOOGA Tenn, Aug 13 - - The Magnolio [sic] Outing club gave an excursion on the river today which terminated disastrously. While on the homeward trip, a naphtha [?] launch, on which were a number of people attempted to transfer some of them to a large barge which was fastened to the steamboat. In some manner, the smaller craft swung in front of the barge and was sunk. Four men escaped by leaping on the barge, but Mrs. Charles Ries, Miss Wagner, and a child were drowned. Their bodies have not been recovered.

Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE 14 Aug 1893