Mount Joy, PA Boating Accident, May 1858


MISS MARY CULP, a beautiful and accomplished young lady, was drowned last week in Little Chiques at Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pa. She, in company with MISS MARY McNEEL, ventured out upon the stream in a skiff. The boat unfortunately upset, precipitating them both into the creek, which, at that time, owing to the recent rains, was quiet swollen and rapid. MISS McNEEL caught at a limb and supported herself until she was rescued by Mr. Albert Jackson, the associate principal in the seminary. After dredging the stream for some time, MISS CULP'S body was found with her arms clasped firmly around a floating log.

The Compiler Gettysburg Pennsylvania 1858-05-17