Manatee River Journal – January 18, 1894

This newspaper article was provided by the Manatee County Historical Records Librarian.

Manatee River Journal

January 18, 1894

At the same time as our Indian Beach correspondent, Mr. D.S. Fulford, of Perico, writes us of the drowning of his partner, Mr. L. F. Kelly. He left the fishing camp at Hunter’s Point, Tuesday evening, January 2, to fish that night, and was not seen again alive. Next day his boat was picked up, into which he had pulled his net and about 150 pounds of mackerel. The poling oar was gone and it was supposed that he fell overboard while poling his boat and drowned, being unable to swim, which is a singular, yet not unusual fact, among seamen. Several days later a negro fisherman, named Mitchell, found the body in his net one morning and it found a burial at Sarasota. Kelly was a “tar heel,” had fished with Mr. Fulford for three years had had joined the Manatee Lodge, F. & A. M. Peace to his soul.

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