stamford rewind Today in Stamford history: May 27
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.