Battle Creek, MI Drowning, Aug 1902


Steamer Struck Boat in Which They Were Rowing - Victims Employes of a Sanitarium.

Battle Creek, Mich., August 28 - Five employes of the Battle Creek Sanitarium, nurses, probationers and stenographers, were drowned at Lake Goguac last evening as the result of a collision between the steamer Welcome and a rowboat containing a party of young people.

Five girls had been out for a row about the lake with a young man an were returning to the sanitarium villa. The Welcome was starting out for her last trip. The young man was at the oars and he became bewildered and the steamer struck the boat broadside on.

Those drowned were MR. BENNETT, Dallas, Tex.; FANNIE BRADY, Battle Creek, Mich.; MABEL RICARD, Travers City, Mich.; ELLA DORSEY, Allegheny, Pa.; and FANNIE WILLIS, North Toronto, Ont.

CARRIE FYOCK of Johnstown, Pa., clung to the boat and was the only one saved. MISS BRADY and MISS RICARD were evidently struck by the steamer and killed, for they were found floating. The others are in twenty feet of water and their bodies are being dragged for.

Brooklyn Eagle New York 1902-08-28