Floyd E. Morgan, 29, carpenter, saved Charles A. Jacobs, 56, truckman, from drowning, Bryant Pond, Maine, November 13, 1911. Jacobs went on Bryant Pond in a canoe to get a boat that was drifting before a high wind, and the canoe was upset at a point 500 feet from the nearest shore, where the water was 25 feet deep. Morgan, who could not swim, went to the rescue in a boat that leaked badly, although the waves were three feet high and he had only a stick four feet long and three inches wide for a paddle. He proceeded with the wind for nearly a half-mile, then he put in toward shore to empty his boat, which was almost full. After emptying the boat Morgan paddled 700 feet to Jacobs, who was nearly exhausted from exposure. Jacobs held to the stern of Morgan’s boat, and Morgan paddled 500 feet to shore. Morgan’s clothes were wet from his waist down, and before he reached home, they were somewhat frozen.
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