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.
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