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Narrow escape from a boat fire


Thursday, Aug. 25, 1910from the Mathews Journal

Mr. Robert Miller and three other gentlemen from Newport News, while trying to find their way in the mouth of Horn Harbor, last Saturday, in a gasoline launch, had a narrow escape. For some reason the engine ceased to work. Gasoline had collected in the bottom of the boat, accidently spilled or from a leakage and in some way it became ignited. In a few seconds all were enveloped in flames and were compelled to jump into the Chesapeake. Fortunately, they were in shoal water and managed to wade the boat around the beach to the mouth of the harbor where help was secured. No one was seriously injured but the boat is said to be badly burned.


Thursday, Aug. 26, 1920from the Gloucester Gazette

Mrs. F.W. Bray and daughter Martha, Mrs. J.C. Hogg and Miss Rebecca Hankins returned home to Hayes Store on Saturday from a pleasant camping trip to New Point.

Mrs. L.B. Williams and sisters, Miss Mamie Hogg a...

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