Bath, ME Drowning, Sept 1873



Bath, Me., 15. While schooner London of Eastport, John Cassidy, master, lumber loaded, was coming through Merrymeeting Bay last night, she grounded on the shoals, and the captain and four others put off in the boat with a large kedge-anchor to haul the schooner into deep water, during which the boat was capsized, and the captain's brother, Kernard Cassidy of Calais, was drowned. His body was recovered and forwarded to Calais. He leaves a wife and seven children. Coming down the river today the schooner struck on Winslow's Rocks and is now full of water, lying at Sewall's wharf in this city.

Daily Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME 16 Sept 1873