Long Island Sound, CT, NY Yacht Wreck, May 1931

Birth, Marriage & Death Records

SECOND BODY OF YACHT WRECK VICTIM FOUND.

WOMAN ON BOARD SHIP FOUND OFF NORWALK, CONN. -- TWO BURNED LIFE PRESERVERS ALSO RECOVERD.

New York, May 28. -- (AP) -- The body of a second victim of the foundered sloop Sea Fox, which put out from City Island Saturday with a party of seven prominent young New Yorkers, was recovered from Long Island Sound yesterday.
Half a mile off shore from Norwalk, Conn., a boatman found the body of MISS DORIS DEWEY, 29, psychologist at Bellevue hospital. She was clad in pink lounging pajamas over a bathing suit.
The body of MRS. MARCIA SNEDDEN, 25, a psychiatrist known professionally as MISS MARCIA MENDENHALL, was recovered Tuesday.
Little hope was held that the other members of the party were alive but eight coast guard cutters, a group of police boats from New York and three airplanes searched Long Island waters all day.
Two life preservers from the Fox were found. One was partly burned, leading to the belief there had been a fire aboard the sloop -- possibly an explosion in the engine -- while she was fighting squally weather Saturday night or early Sunday. The missing are DONALD SNEDDEN, 28, associate professor of education at New York university, husband of MARCIA MENDENHALL SNEDDEN and owner of the sloop; ROBERT MENDENHALL, 29, of Columbia university, brother of MRS. SNEDDEN; his wife, FLORENCE, 28; MARK COYNE, 28, instructor at the Riverdale country school, and ROBERT JOHNSTON, night club entertainer.
JOHNSTON was the most widely known. He has appeared in smart night places in New York, London and Paris, his partner being his wife NURIEL. She recently sued MISS ADELE FORTUNE RYAN, grand-daughter of THOMAS FORTUNE RYAN and heiress to part of his $125,000,000 estate, alleging alienation of affections.

The Evening Tribune Albert Lea Minnesota 1931-05-28