Sunday, December 04, 2011

F. D. Waterman nearly drowns... (1902)

"While bathing at Lake Hopatcong recently, F. D. Waterman, president of the Waterman Fountain Pen Company, narrowly escaped drowning. He swam out in the middle of the lake, and while endeavoring to reach shore was taken with cramps. Spectators on the pavilion thought he was diving, but when he vanished under the water twice, E. Faber swam out to him. and, with the assistance of two bathers, brought him ashore in a row boat. Mr. Waterman was unconscious for several hours, but is now much improved and again at his office." New England Stationer and Printer, v. 16, 1902

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