Manchester, NH Canoe Accident, June 1913

FOUR DROWNED FROM CANOE.

FRAIL CRAFT UPSET ON MERRIMAC RIVER AND ONLY TWO SAVED.

Manchester, N.H., June 28. -- Four persons were drowned in the Merrimac River today, when a canoe upset. Two others in the craft were saved.
The drowned are:
JOHN O'HEARN, aged 20.
ARTHUR LECOCK, aged 18.
JOHN McKEON, aged 20.
HENRY McKEON, JR., aged 4.
Saved were:
ROBERT DORRIS, aged 18.
HENRY McKEON, SR., aged 40.
The party, made up of mill-hands from Manchester, had gone up the river to spend the weekend at a camp. Above the Amoskeag Falls
all got into a canoe on the east bank to cross the river to their camp. The canoe, which was deeply laden, was upset by the rough water in mid-stream.
Only two of the party, DORRIS and the elder McKEON, could swim, and they were not expert. They managed to reach a sand bar, but were unable to assist their companions.

Washington Post District of Columbia 1913-06-29