Portsmouth, NH (Off Shore) Whaleboat Capsizes, July 1902

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SUDDEN SQUALL CAPSIZES BOAT.

FOURTEEN MEMBERS OF A PLEASURE PARTY ARE DROWNED.

Portsmouth, N. H., July 17. -- A 19-foot whaleboat containing sixteen waiters and waitresses employed in the Oceanic House, Star Island, Island of Shoals, who had gone out in the bay this afternoon on a pleasure trip in charge of Skipper FRED MILES, capsized during a sudden squall and fourteen of the occupants were drowned. The other three were rescued by fishermen who put out from the shore in their dories.
The names of the drowned are:
HENRY FARRINGTON, Cambridge, Mass.
W. A. ALWARD, Fredericton, N. B.
BERTHA GRAHAM, Danvers, Mass.
MINNIE McDONALD, Cambridgeport, Mass.
EVA and MAY ADAMS, Portsmouth, N. H.
CATHERINE and ELIZABETH BOEWS, Saxonville, Mass.
BESSIE CHASE, Malden, Mass.
ANNA SHEEHAN, West Medford, Mass.
EVA and MAY MARSHALL, Haverhill, Mass.
ISABEL KAOUSKA, Cambridge, Mass.
LAURA GILMORE, Exeter, N. H.
The saved are:
ALICE HAGGERTY.
LILLIAN BRESNAHAN.
Skipper FRED MILES.
The bodies of FARRINGTON, ALWARD, BESSIE CHASE, EVA MARSHALL and ISABEL KAOUSKA have not yet been recovered. All the others were taken from the water by fishermen and then to the island, where they were worked over for a long time by two doctors, but without success.
FARRINGTON and ALWARD were both law students at Harvard University, rooming at Forsyth Hill. Both were good swimmers and lost their lives in trying to rescue the others.
The victims were all young people whose ages would not average over twenty years. Most of the Massachusetts girls were school teachers, who have passed the summer vacations here for several years in serving as waitresses in the hotel.

San Francisco Call California 1902-07-18