Etc. -- Clarence Rockafellow and Arthur Bantam drowned in 1901
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A lightly edited transcription of the Simcoe column on page 1 of the 10 Oct 1901 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

Two Boys Drowned.

Port Rowan, 4 Oct 1901 -- Two boys, Clarence Rockafellow [sic] and Arthur Bantum [sic], went out on a small clinker during a heavy gale on Wednesday morning to shoot ducks, and have not been seen since.

Their boat was found filled with water, about two miles out from the shore, anchored, with a vest and pair of shoes in it.

On Thursday a party spent all day dragging the bay, and failed to recover the bodies.

A pair of pants, a pair of shoes, and a gun were brought up from the bottom of the bay near where the boat was found.

The boys' ages respectively were 16 and 14.

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