1891 - SIX LIVES LOST. A PLEASURE PARTY THROWN INTO THE WATER BY THE VESSEL OVERTURNING.
Boston, Aug. 10. - A sad accident occurred on Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon by which six persons lost their lives. The yacht Nay, owned and sailed by Captain J. M. BURKE, started on a cruise about the bay yesterday afternoon, having on board four men and five children. There was a light breeze blowing, but yachtsmen say the boat was overcrowded. In tacking the vessel keeled over too far and the entire party was thrown into the river.
Skipper BURKE, aged 46, was one of the victims.
The others who were lost are:
THADDEUS MANTHON, aged 30.
NELLIE BURKE, aged 11.
JAMES BURKE, aged 8.
THOMAS CARMODY, aged 11.
ANNIE CARMODY, aged 13.
VINCENT BURKE, aged 14, FERGUS CHURCHILL, aged 30, and THOMAS BALLARD, aged 30, succeeded to clinging to the overturned boat from which they were taken by a passing boat when they were almost exhausted. The bodies of the victims have all been recovered.
The Evening Bulletin
August 10, 1891
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