1910 - FIND SAILBOAT DRIFTING. Believed Midshipman and Two Others Are Drowned.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 28 - Mrs. Nellie E. Bower, widow of Joseph Bower and daughter-in-law of John M. Bower, superintendent of the naval academy, and Midshipman Grisble Thomas of Union Point, Ga., and Sherman M. Nason of Newport, R. I., left the naval academy about 11 o'clock this morning in a sailboat which was found drifting on the Severn river this afternoon. In it were portions of the clothing that had been worn by the members of the party. It is believed that the men took Mrs. Bower to the bathing shore used by the naval academy people, and attempted to teach her to swim, and that all three were drowned. Efforts to recover the bodies had been fruitless up to a late hour tonight.
The Nebraska State Journal
June 29, 1910
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