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  • Yacht Men Barely Escape Watery Grave
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1912, p. 5     Three Evanston men, George B. Currier, J. Edgar Lee and Pratt Underwood, narrowly escaped death when the "Leda," Currier's yacht, became disabled eighty-five miles northeast of Milwaukee. The trio were entered in the annual marathon race to Harbor Springs, Michigan, between the Chicago and Columbia Yacht clubs. Besides the three ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1912, p. 5   Three Evanston men, George B. Currier, J. Edgar Lee and Pratt Underwood, narrowly escaped death when the "Leda," Currier's yacht, became disabled eighty-five miles northeast of Milwaukee. The trio were ...
  • Two rescued after boat capsizes
    NewspaperText  Bob Seidenberg, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Aug 2008, p. 10     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperText  Bob Seidenberg, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Aug 2008, p. 10   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Sailboat, yacht collide off beach
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jul 1996, p. 5     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jul 1996, p. 5   ...
  • Two boaters rescued miles off the Wilmette shoreline [Todd VerHalen, 29, of Melrose Park and Nancy Mariani, 32]
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jul 2002, p. 12     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jul 2002, p. 12   ...
  • Local heroes, editorial; Speedy rescuers, Sean Darren [sic], saved sailor's life, letter
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jul 1996, p. 14     Sean Davoren
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jul 1996, p. 14   Sean Davoren
  • Boat pilot charged in lake accident
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1996, p. 5     George W. Peterson, age 85 ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1996, p. 5   George W. Peterson, age 85 ...
  • Boat pilot charged in lake accident
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1996, p. 5     ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Jul 1996, p. 5   ...
  • Wilmette Coast Guards Rescue Seven Persons
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Jun 1933, p. 1     Wilmette coastguardsmen have rescued seven persons from drowning within the past two weeks. Among the rescued were William Akely [Akeley ?], 615 Lake avenue; George Twitchell, 221 Dupee place; Reginald Green, 707 Lauren avenue. Four unnamed Northwestern university students were also rescued Monday afternoon. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Jun 1933, p. 1   Wilmette coastguardsmen have rescued seven persons from drowning within the past two weeks. Among the rescued were William Akely [Akeley ?], 615 Lake avenue; George Twitchell, 221 Dupee place; Reginald ...
  • Rescue Champion Saves 3 When Boat Capsizes
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Aug 1918, p. 1     Three unidentified men in a rowboat off Canary Cottage beach at Lindenavneu and the lake, were rescued from drowing by C. A. Hartig, lifeguard along the beach at "Dingee" ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 Aug 1918, p. 1   Three unidentified men in a rowboat off Canary Cottage beach at Lindenavneu and the lake, were rescued from drowing by C. A. Hartig, lifeguard along the beach at "Dingee" ...
  • Coast Guard rescues 3 from tugboat
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 Oct 2010, p. 25     A tugboat pulling two barges ran aground off the Glencoe shore. Three people were rescued by the Coast Guard when the boat began taking on water Saturday. ...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 Oct 2010, p. 25   A tugboat pulling two barges ran aground off the Glencoe shore. Three people were rescued by the Coast Guard when the boat began taking on water Saturday. ...
  • Captain Peter Jensen of the Evanston Life Saving Crew rescued Northwestern students from the lake, editorial
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 May 1912, Section 2, p. 2, column 1     Section 2...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 May 1912, Section 2, p. 2, column 1   Section 2...
  • Lake and beach require supervision to prevent accidents, editorial
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 1912, p. 10, column 1     ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 29 May 1912, p. 10, column 1   ...
  • All for the Sake of Betsy
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jan 1913, p. 2     Description of event that took place some years ago when Col. J. J. Astor jeopardized his yacht, Nourmahal, and his passengers, including his son, Vincent, in order to allow his dog, Betsy, to have a run on shore. Richard Barry tells the story of that episode....
    NewspaperText  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jan 1913, p. 2   Description of event that took place some years ago when Col. J. J. Astor jeopardized his yacht, Nourmahal, and his passengers, including his son, Vincent, in order to allow his ...
  • Boaters' rescue pleas go unanswered: Bystander has to save swimmer
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 2007, 5, 7     For 90 minutes foundering boaters on Sunday could not draw the attention of the U.S. Coast Guard, Wilmette Park District employees or people on shore. One of the boaters attempted to swim to shore but did not succeed. When the boaters finally managed to get to shore, a bystander, a ...
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 2007, 5, 7   For 90 minutes foundering boaters on Sunday could not draw the attention of the U.S. Coast Guard, Wilmette Park District employees or people on shore. One of the boaters attempted ...
  • Three are rescued by local Coast Guard crew
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1939, p. 25     William Smythe, 43? Kenilworth avenue, Kenilworth, R. H. Walpole of Bloomington, Ill., and Miss Annie Farleigh of Lousville, Kentucky, were rescued Saturday afternoon by a crew from the Wilmette coast guard station. ...
    NewspaperText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Sep 1939, p. 25   William Smythe, 43? Kenilworth avenue, Kenilworth, R. H. Walpole of Bloomington, Ill., and Miss Annie Farleigh of Lousville, Kentucky, were rescued Saturday afternoon by a crew from the Wilmette coast ...
  • Life Savers Get Many Calls During Storm
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1914, p. 1     Capt. Jensen of the United States life-saving crew recounds stories of reports from people on the shore of "boats in distress". Describes usual procedures for investigating trouble. ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Aug 1914, p. 1   Capt. Jensen of the United States life-saving crew recounds stories of reports from people on the shore of "boats in distress". Describes usual procedures for investigating trouble. ...
  • Big Boat That Went Ashore Floated Again: The George F. Baker of Pittsburgh Steamship Company Finally Gets Off
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Sep 1914, p. 1     The steamship George F. Baker of The Pittsburgh Steamship Company, loaded with iron ore, went aground off the Winnetka lake front on Friday in heavy fog. It was floated again Sunday noon to continue on to the South Chicago steel works. A lighter took off half of the cargo and ...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 24 Sep 1914, p. 1   The steamship George F. Baker of The Pittsburgh Steamship Company, loaded with iron ore, went aground off the Winnetka lake front on Friday in heavy fog. It was floated again ...
  • Men safe after sailboat capsizes
    Newspaper  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Aug 2011, p. 5     Two men in a sailboat narrowly escaped injury when wind flipped the craft and threw them into the water near a breakwall....
    Newspaper  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Aug 2011, p. 5   Two men in a sailboat narrowly escaped injury when wind flipped the craft and threw them into the water near a breakwall....
  • Boat safety restrictions to get parks' eye
    Newspaper  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Aug 2011, p. 5     Wilmette Park District commissioners have decided to revisit restricting bad-weather-sailing after a sailing accident off the village's beach on Sunday morning....
    Newspaper  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Aug 2011, p. 5   Wilmette Park District commissioners have decided to revisit restricting bad-weather-sailing after a sailing accident off the village's beach on Sunday morning....
  • Evanston Life Savers went to aid of Northwestern students, Arthur Birch and Donald Clancy, [in the lake]
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 May 1912, Section 2, p. 4, column 3     The first rescue of the season was made by the members of the Evanston life saving station Monday morning when Arthur Birch and Donald Clancy, students at Northwestern, rowed out too far from shore. Section 2...
    Newspaper  Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 15 May 1912, Section 2, p. 4, column 3   The first rescue of the season was made by the members of the Evanston life saving station Monday morning when Arthur Birch and Donald Clancy, students at Northwestern, rowed out ...
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