Posted By:Patrick McSherry
Subject:Re: Boating Accident New York Harbor
Post Date:June 08, 2006 at 06:17:08
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This accident occurred in May of 1898. It involved the French liner LA TOURAINE and a small detachment of seven men working in a rowboat laying mines. The seven men, including Middleton, were thrown into the water as the liner ignored signals to avoid the area, and the vessel caught in the rowboat's anchor chain. Two of the men, including Middleton drowned.

For more info. visit the Brooklyn Eagle (newspaper) archive at

and check for an article on May 14, 1898, Page 2