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stamford rewind Today in Stamford history: May 27

Claire K. RacineMay 27, 2019

100 years ago

Drowning woman bravely rescued

Within twenty feet of a huge dam and sure death, and clinging breathlessly to an old iron bridge, over the lake on the grounds of the Wiley Sanitarium at Coscob, yesterday, Mrs. Nicholas Drogan, wife of the superintendent of the sanitarium, was saved from drowning by the prompt action of two of the persons who heard the screams of the woman as she clung to the bridge.

Mrs. Drogan set out, yesterday afternoon, in her rowboat, for a sail in the lake on the grounds of the sanitarium. She did not notice, until she was fairly out upon the lake, that her boat had sprung a leak.

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