South Boston, MA City Point Drownings, Sept 1896


Boston, Sept. 20---A drowning accident occurred off City Point, South Boston, at 9:45 o’clock last evening.

Those drowned were: Thomas Brockbank, 29 years old, Hotel Warwick; George Tumley, 44 years old of Brockton. The rescued men are Joseph McIsaacs, 36 years old, of Hotel Westminster; William Carter, 49 years old, of No. 903 Broadway, South Boston, and Arthur Graham, 30 years old, of No. 37 Thorndike street.

Graham is at the city hospital in a precarious condition.

The young men had been out in a rowboat, and as they were off South Boston point they chose to change their seats in the little craft.

In doing so the boat tipped too much on one side, and almost instantly the five were thrown into the water.

Their cries for help were heard by the crew of the sloop yacht Unique, and the yacht was immediately turned toward the young men, who were fast giving way.

Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, MA 21 Sept 1896