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In Years Past

August 25, 2014

In 1914, the summer guests and others at Bemus Point, who were witnessing the annual water sports the past Saturday afternoon, had a thrill that was not down on the program. In a time trial of the hydroplane Alberta B, the boat was wrecked and the two occupants given a bath in the lake. The accident occurred about 4 p.m. John O. Johnson and his assistant, William Citterly, had made one trip around the course and were on the second lap. Near Tom's Point they met the steamer Pittsburgh. Spectators from the Bemus Point shore saw the boat leap high in the air over the Pittsburgh's swells and the next second the boat disappeared from sight.



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