Chester, PA Schooner EBEN Capsizes, Apr 1907
THREE MEN DROWNED.
THEY WERE IN THE CABIN OF A SCHOONER THAT CAPSIZED IN DELAWARE BAY.
Chester, Pa. -- Three persons were drowned Monday in the Delaware River a few miles below this city by the capsizing of the schooner Eben. The drowned men were:
EDWARD MURPHY, all of Philadelphia.
Six other persons who were on the schooner when it capsized were rescued.
The men left Philadelphia early in the afternoon for Mahon's Ditch, in Delaware Bay, for a load of oysters.
When off Lincoln Park, a few miles above this city, the craft was struck by a stiff breeze which threw the vessel on its side. Before the captain could right the schooner another gust of wind struck it and the boat capsized. The three men who lost their lives were in the cabin at the time of the accident and were unable to escape on account of the inrushing water. The other members of the crew who were on deck were picked up by a passing vessel and brought to this city.
Perrysburg Journal Ohio 1907-04-26