Sandy Hook, NJ Fell Overboard and Drowned, May 1854
Man Drowned in the Bay.
Sandy Hook, Wednesday, May 31. As the steamer Thomas G. Haight was coming down the Lower Bay, bound for Red bank, this morning, a man, whose name was understood to be LOUIS MCKEE, was accidentally lost overboard, and notwithstanding every exertion made by the captain and crew, he went down to rise no more. The life-boat was on the spot in four minutes. A high sea and fresh wind made it impossible to save him. He was understood to be an Irishman, working as a mason at the Ocean House.
New York Times, New York, NY 1 Jun 1854